A DAY at the races was a great way for a Hartlepool family to spread the word about their home town.
And when those races are thousands of miles away in New Zealand, it is a fantastic way to tell the world about your pride in Hartlepool.
Pat and Ian Simpson headed to Hamilton to see relatives and spent a day at Waikato Races.
The family is pictured with a copy of the Hartlepool Mail’s Proud To Be A Poolie poster to spread the word about their hometown.
Also pictured are Eileen Britton, Steven Britton, Deborah Cox, Stephen Cox, Grace Cox and Josie Cox.