Author: Karen Sargeant

Festive Fun at Wincanton

Festive Fun at Wincanton: On Tuesday, 13th December Wincanton returns with a festive raceday in which Christmas Jumpers are required and where Christmas presents can be won. Racing will feature seven competitive races but also an additional race for the most festive Christmas jumper in which one lucky racegoer will win two Premier tickets for Boxing Day and a bottle of champagne.  Judging will take place in the parade ring after the third race (approx. 1.45pm) Further on-course activities include a Losers to Winners draw, which will take place around the parade ring after each race with 12 copies...

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Horse Racing Ireland Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Awards were announced at Leopardstown Racecourse on Monday 5th December, at a reception attended by many of the industry’s leading trainers, jockeys and owners. Guest of honour was Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD and guests were welcomed by Chairman of HRI, Joe Keeling. The winners at the 14th annual awards ceremony were as follows: Horse of the Year Award: Minding National Hunt Award: Willie Mullins Flat Award: Aidan O’Brien Contribution to the Industry Award: Mrs Maureen Mullins Outstanding Achievement Award: Mouse Morris Point-To-Point Award: Jamie...

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Tis the season – Christmas Cocktails

The festive season offers the perfect opportunity for creative Christmas Cocktails and the selection below does not disappoint! Gin & Mulled Wine Sour Ingredients  5 ml Caorunn gin 25ml mulled wine 25ml lemon 5 gomme 3 dashes of dr. Adam Elmegirabs Christmas Bitters egg white Method Dry shake, then wet shake all ingredients then serve in a tall glass with lots of cubed ice. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with cinnamon bark, cloved orange zest. Winter Spices G&T Ingredients  1 part Caorunn gin 2 parts premium tonic water 1 Royal Gala apple A few drops of Angostura...

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Christmas Offers for Eclipse Magazine Readers

Our gorgeous supporters from have lined up some special Christmas offers – exclusively for you, Eclipse Magazine readers: FOR HER readers can claim a 20% discount on the ‘Crystal Slides’ and ‘Colour Crystal’ collections from Nina Rai Couture. Simply quote code ECLIPSE20 to claim the discount. Offer closes 3rd March 2017 (also in time for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and springtime birthdays…!).   FOR HIM Eclipse Magazine readers can SAVE 20% with voucher code Eclipse20 valid from 27/11/16–31/12/16. Simply use the code when buying products online at

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Meet John Timpson at Haydock on Betfair Chase Day

John Timpson one of Britain’s leading businessmen, Britain’s best-known cobbler and Eclipse Magazine blogger, is to attend Haydock Park’s Betfair Chase Weekend for a public interview and signing session for his new book ‘Under Orders, The Diary of a Racechorse Owner’s Husband’. Haydock racegoers will be able to hear John’s story and buy copies of his book alongside seven top quality races on Saturday 19th November. The Betfair Chase Weekend takes place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November. The Betfair Chase is the first leg of Jump racing’s ‘Jockey Club Triple Crown’ which offers a £1m bonus to...

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