Author: Karen Sargeant

Newmarket’s Future Champions Festival 2017 – Events on the Cards

Future Champions Festival 2017 – What’s On 13 – 14 Oct 2017 at Newmarket Racecourses: Ladies Day, Style Awards and the Darley Dewhurst Stakes FRIDAY Dubai Future Champions Festival Friday combines world class two-year-old racing with amazing entertainment making it the highpoint of The Gold Season at Newmarket Racecourses. Friday is Newmarket’s annual Autumn Ladies Day and features The Style Awards sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel. Ladies are encouraged to wow the judges of the Best Dressed Lady competition for the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of fantastic prizes including £1000 worth of ESPA Products and a Winter...

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Launched in 2011, the QIPCO British Champions Series is designed to throw the spotlight on Britain’s best Flat races and will climax on Saturday 21st October 2017 with the richest fixture in British racing history, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot The Series features 35 Flat races staged at ten of the UK’s leading racecourses: Ascot, Doncaster, Epsom Downs, Goodwood, Haydock Park, Newbury, Newmarket’s July Course, Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, Sandown Park and York. It encompasses the top races at British racing’s key festivals, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the...

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When the British Champions Series was launched in 2011, some of the major races at the end of the Flat season were redistributed between Ascot – for British Champions Day as a finale to the Series, and Newmarket – to create Future Champions Day as a finale for juvenile racehorses. In the intervening years the format of the two finales has been varied; including a British Champions Weekend which saw Newmarket racing on one day and Ascot on the other. However, the format now appears to have settled into British Champions Day as a stand-alone at Ascot, and the...

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National Vodka Day – Vodka in Many Varieties

The 4th October is National Vodka Day. No-one seems to know why but we love any excuse for a party! Like gin, vodka has had a revival in recent years and many speciality blends and flavours have appeared on the market. But vodka does not just have to mean the drink… there are other ways to celebrate this Russian-inspired alcohol. We’ve selected a few of our favourites: Please drink responsibly. ABSOLUT VODKA RASPBERRI – 700ML The finest Swedish has been teamed with ripened raspberries to create a rich and intense natural flavour. With no added sugar, it can be...

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Trendy Tweeds

Trendy Tweeds: Once classed as itchy, old fashioned and inclined to smell like a wet dog (or sheep) when damp, tweed has been rediscovered by the mainstream in recent years as a surprisingly versatile fabric. Look around the high street and trendy upcoming designers and you will find tweed sneaking into some highly stylish designs. Because the fabric is durable it is also perfect for wardrobe staples that can be dressed up or down as the occasion requires, year after year – so you can stay current simply by mixing and matching your tweed piece with more transiently trendy...

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