The Wanted in the Thames Valley

22 May 2011, 07:28 | Updated: 22 May 2011, 09:19

Pop sensation The WANTED rocked racegoers at Newbury Races on Saturday night following six Flat races at the Berkshire track's fist Party in the Paddock event of the summer season.

Performing their hit singles, All Time Low, Gold Forever and Lose My Mind as well as covers of the Black Eyed Peas,  I Gotta Feeling and Iris by the Googoo Dolls the band performed to 11,000 euphoric visitors.

The WantedThe band members also received more than they bargained  for whilst judging the best turned out horse for the fifth race, when leading lady Jockey Hayley Turner demonstrated her effective use of the whip on band member Tom!  Just before being legged up on Gunslinger, Turner a closet fan until tonight, made a special request for a photo with the boy band in the paddock, who were performing at Newbury Racecourse’s first Party in the Paddock event of the summer. 

Following the gig, Jay McGuiness, who’s sister celebrated her fourteenth birthday at the races tonight, said,:

"Our fans were unbelievable as ever (they sung better than us) at Newbury Racecourse tonight and we loved judging the best turned out horse, we picked the most bodacious horse there, but our lack of horse knowledge was pretty obvious...and watching a race from the Royal Box was awesome!!"

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