An amateur jockey from Ashley is using his last ever race to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.
Peter Oppenheimer (63) will be taking part in the Newmarket Town Plate race this Saturday (August 24).
It will be the eighth time Mr Oppenheimer has taken part in the event – and he is hoping to beat his personal record of fourth place to mark his retirement.
The event is only open to amateur riders and the first four riders home win a box of Newmarket sausages.
Mr Oppenheimer said: “After years of trying to place in the top three, I’ve decided the time has come to retire from racing and this year I’m riding 11-year-old Knock Boy in a race for the last time.
“Riding is a tough experience and getting my fitness levels up to par at the age of 63 has been a challenge.
“I’ve also been training in Kent so I’ve built up a lot of miles in the run-up to the event.”
To sponsor Mr Oppenheimer, visit www.justgiving.com/Peter-Oppenheimer.