THIS Sunday sees the final fixture at Hereford this season and amongst the activity on the day we will be crowning the champions of our inaugural Verzon House Leading Trainer and Rider Award.

Since the return of racing back in October, trainers and riders have accumulated points for each win and placed run at Hereford throughout the season.

It is fitting that, going in to the meeting, both are headed by Hereford racing personalities with trainer Kerry Lee leading the trainer award and champion jockey Richard Johnson heading the rider award.

It is unlikely that either will get caught, however a fine run of form by either Nigel Twiston-Davies or Noel Fehily could see them overtaken in the final furlong.

Sunday is all about our family fun day and we have plenty of free entertainment for children, including fairground rides, bouncy castles, face painting, a giant Jenga and space hopping.

In addition, we also have the inaugural Hereford Mascot Race which will be started by Richard Johnson and judged by local trainer Tom Symonds.

Under 18s are admitted free on all race days, so Sunday should provide plenty of fun and exceptional value for young racegoers.

Where else could you enjoy all of that for free, plus the excitement of six races?

Sunday is also Mothering Sunday and we have a fantastic package available in the Rusty Bridge Restaurant.

There are just a few places available, so if you want to treat mum and enjoy a family day out look no further than Hereford Racecourse.

At the end of the season we will be taking stock of the season and looking to further improve the experience for racegoers and horsemen before racing resumes again on Tuesday, October 17.

Before then, we have a busy schedule of events in the summer, which includes two point-to-points on site and a host of other public and private events that are helping to put Hereford Racecourse back on the map.

Now seems an appropriate time to thank everybody for their enthusiasm and support since last October.

I hope you have enjoyed racing being back in the county and that you will join us for our final hurrah of this season on Sunday.