What a fantastic way to kick off the Royal meeting, with the glorious sunshine, some big favourite winners and some surprise outsiders. Although it wasn’t all smiles, Frankie Dettori had to miss the Royal meeting due to injury and the morning had to start with a frenzy of jockey changes to cover his rides. We started our day with a picnic under the trees, much more relaxed!
On Friday we made our way down to Sandown, in Surrey, for the Bet 365 day. For a flat racing fan this was a day which brought great excitement and a true start to the racing year. For the jumps fans the following day at Sandown was last day of what some may call proper racing! But let’s not get into that debate...well not today anyway!
The Guineas festival is the official start of the Flat season although for everyone in the industry the prep and hard work to get their horse to this point has been well under way for months. The roll of honour for the two Guineas races includes stars like FRANKEL, MINDING and SEA THE STARS.
The Newmarket Guineas festival is known for its great racing and is an event everyone has in their calendar for a great party weekend. Now there is a slight change this year, the Guineas Festival normally falls on the bank holiday so there will be a slightly more subdued crowd on the Sunday but the Sunday tends to have a more family feel anyway. So let’s focus on the Saturday and how you might want to plan your day!
Now it’s still tweed and winter racing attire season but you will struggle to find much of either here! These girls really don’t feel the cold and with the current weather predictions they will feel it even less. The girls in Liverpool are known for their glamour and fashion statements and the Grand National is their oscars so don’t be left out!
Like the race itself this is an exciting one and full of obstacles! Liverpool is known for its nightlife, warm welcome and great atmosphere so if you are heading out after wherever you end up will be a lot of fun!
Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire is one of the UK’s premier racetracks and is internationally renown for its close association with the Royal Family. The month of June means only one thing in British horse racing, it is the date of the Royal Ascot. No other race has the same prestige or is considered as important in the British social calendar as these five days of racing. In this article we look at the strong connection the Royal Family has to one of the world’s most famous courses.
Aintree Racecourse is home to the incredible Grand National steeplechase. The course itself is set in picturesque, green surroundings where priority over environmental responsibilities is taken seriously and the racecourse strives to incorporate sustainable principles in its business.
The Qatar Goodwood festival, otherwise known as Glorious Goodwood, is one of the biggest flat racing events in the UK and is often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’. Held at the beginning of August in the height of the british summer, the 5 day festival is not only a standout sporting highlight, but also a social one.
This past Saturday I attended the Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury racecourse. The racecourse itself is set in over 360 acres of which is also home to its own onsite hotel – The Lodge, which has a total of 36 ensuite bedrooms with all prices include a freshly cooked breakfast in the morning...
A day at the races is one of our favourite ways to spend a day with the girls second only to a day at the spa recovering, so why not combine the two? Lucky for us some of the most glamorous racecourses have some of the best spas on their doorstep.