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Opera At The Races!

British opera star Natasha Marsh is set to prick the ears of her most eclectic audience yet, a stable full of racehorses, who will be treated to unique operatic recitals, before competitive races.

The musical experiment is designed to motivate the horses competing in seven fixtures at Kempton Park Racecourse as part of its Best Of British Gala Night celebrations, an established event on the racing calendar that includes Scottish Pipes and Drums and a spectacular fireworks display.

The Surrey racecourse is not averse to staging unique musical recitals hosting the world's first horse race to a live musical soundtrack last July when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed William Tell's Overture during a one mile three furlong race. At the time scientists credited the music with helping the horses run faster, and animal behavioural psychologists will also be on hand this year to judge whether there is a similar reaction to opera music.

Natasha Marsh will be performing live to race-goers as part of the entertainment with trainers given the option to play her music directly into their horse's stable.

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Opera At The Races!

British opera star Natasha Marsh is set to prick the ears of her most eclectic audience yet, a stable full of racehorses, who will be treated to unique operatic recitals, before competitive races.

The musical experiment is designed to motivate the horses competing in seven fixtures at Kempton Park Racecourse as part of its Best Of British Gala Night celebrations, an established event on the racing calendar that includes Scottish Pipes and Drums and a spectacular fireworks display.

The Surrey racecourse is not averse to staging unique musical recitals hosting the world's first horse race to a live musical soundtrack last July when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed William Tell's Overture during a one mile three furlong race. At the time scientists credited the music with helping the horses run faster, and animal behavioural psychologists will also be on hand this year to judge whether there is a similar reaction to opera music.

Natasha Marsh will be performing live to race-goers as part of the entertainment with trainers given the option to play her music directly into their horse's stable.