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25 October 2019

Paralympic legend and British sporting icon Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at Warwick

The 11-time Paralympic gold medal-winning athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompsonwill be the special guest speaker at Warwick’s Sporting Icon Day on Friday, November 8.

Before the action gets underway out on the course, Baroness Grey-Thompson will be talking about her career to racegoers in the Paddock Pavilion as part of the Sporting Icon Brunch.

The Welsh superstar is one of the most recognisable names in sport and over the course of her wheelchair racing career she won 13 Paralympic medals and 13 World Championship medals.

Since retiring from the sport in 2007, she has forged a career in politics and now sits in the House of Lords as a Life Peer. She was named on the BBC’s shortlist Greatest Person of the 20th Century as part of the BBC Icons series.

 “I’m looking forward to visiting Warwick Racecourse, it’s a great, historic track,” she said.

“I’ll be sharing stories of my sport career and how they have gone on to impact my life in retirement from racing. I look forward to meeting with racegoers at Warwick in the morning and it’s set up to be a good day of racing throughout the afternoon too.”

Grey-Thompson is the latest in a line of stars to speak at the annual event, which has hosted Nick Skelton, Mike Tindall, John Barnes and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock over the last three years.

Andre Klein, General Manager of Warwick Racecourse said: “The Sporting Icon Brunch has grown into one of our most popular events we host at the racecourse and it’s a brilliant way to start the day, before heading out of the pavilion to enjoy the racing.”

Tickets for the Sporting Icon Brunch start from £40 per person and include access to the Paddock Pavilion throughout the day, bar and betting facilities, breakfast and the special audience with Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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