Nottingham Forest legends to be celebrated at race night

YOU'LL NEVER BEAT DES WALKER -- one of the Forest legends to be celebrated at Nottingham racecourse in June.
YOU'LL NEVER BEAT DES WALKER -- one of the Forest legends to be celebrated at Nottingham racecourse in June.

Six Nottingham Forest football legends, spanning more than half a century of action, are to be celebrated at a momentous race meeting at the city’s Colwick Park track this summer.

City Ground stars from the 1950s onwards will be at Nottingham racecourse for the Forest Legends Raceday on the evening of Monday 15th June. The brainchild of the course’s new chief, James Knox, the evening means football and racing fans can meet some of the men who played their part in Forest’s halcyon days.

The sextet are defender Des Walker, who played 59 times for England; Scottish duo John Robertson and Kenny Burns, who were part of Brian Clough’s European Cup and league championship winning teams; striker Garry Birtles, another hero from the Clough era; Ian Storey-Moore, brilliant winger from the 60s and 70s, and Jeff Whitefoot, now aged 81 and the only surviving member of Forest’s 1959 FA Cup-winning side.

The night’s six races will be named after the legends. Tickets, from just £10, are on sale now.