Author: Karen Sargeant

Perfect Picnics at the Races

Picnics at the Races: We take a look at the sport of ‘competitive picnicking’ at the races and suggest some elegant essentials… If you’ve ever watched or attended Royal Ascot then you will have noticed that there is a sub-sport closely related to Horse Racing: Picnics at the Races. The carparks opposite the racecourse are often packed with racegoers from mid-morning onwards. What’s taking place is a rather British version of the ‘Tailgating’ often seen outside American sports stadiums. But instead of ribs and chicken wings (yum!) you are far more likely to see haute couture food, to go...

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Epsom Derby: 21 Trainer Facts and Figures

Derby Festival Trainers Facts and Figures 1          No horse trained in the United States has won the Epsom Derby and challengers from across the Atlantic are extremely rare. Iroquois, the 1881 winner, was the first US-bred horse to win the Classic and his handler Jacob Pincus was the leading trainer in North America in 1869 before travelling over to Newmarket with Iroquois and other yearlings owned by Pierre Lorillard in 1879. Pincus trained the Fred Archer-ridden Iroquois to capture the Derby by a half-length. The most recent challenger from the United States was the Michael Dickinson-trained Wolf Prince,...

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Epsom Derby Jockey Facts and Figures

Epsom Derby Jockey Facts and Figures 1 The oldest winning Epsom Derby Jockey was John Forth, aged at least 60, on Frederick in 1829. He also had the distinction of having trained the winner as well as the runner-up, The Exquisite, with both colts returned at 40/1. Australian Scobie Breasley, who died at the age of 92 in 2006, was 52 when successful on Charlottown in 1966. Mick Kinane was 49 when partnering Sea The Stars to victory in 2009 as was Sir Gordon Richards when victorious on Pinza in 1953. 2 The youngest winning jockey was John Parsons, who was believed to...

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WIN a YorkTest Ideal Weight Programme

YorkTest Ideal Weight Programme: Get healthy and happy this summer with the help of YorkTest’s Ideal Weight Programme. With summer holidays around the corner, you want to feel confident on the beach or at the races. But if those stubborn pounds won’t shift, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, a food intolerance† could be sabotaging your efforts to shape up. A stressed digestive system has difficulty processing nutrients and energy for the body – and eating foods you have a reaction to may affect gut flora and cause inflammation, bloating and weight gain. Identifying your personal ‘food fingerprint’ Symptoms...

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WIN Tickets to see Clean Bandit and Louisa Johnson Live at Sandown Park Racecourse

See CLEAN BANDIT with LOUISA JOHNSON performing Live at an open-air concert at Sandown Park Racecourse on 8th June 2017 as part of The Jockey Club Live series this summer! Clean Bandit are a Grammy Award winning pop/classical fusion group made up of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson. They scored their first number one single with the massive hit ‘Rather Be’, which introduced the world to 2016 Sandown Park headline act Jess Glynne. Most recently, track ‘Rockabye’ (feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie) spent a recording breaking NINE weeks at the #1 spot, including the sought-after 2016 Christmas Number...

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