Author: Karen Sargeant

Musselburgh Racecourse seeks Memorabilia for its 200th anniversary

Musselburgh Racecourse has launched an appeal for memorabilia, artefacts and artworks to help it celebrate its landmark 200th anniversary. The racecourse plans to mark its Bi-centenary Year with a celebration of its long and proud heritage and believes families across Scotland could help. Staff hope those with racing memorabilia passed down as family heirlooms or stored in attics and garages would be willing to share the items as part of a planned exhibition. Sarah Montgomery, Senior Operations and Commercial Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, said: “We will work with Musselburgh Museum to pull together the most vivid, colourful and insightful picture...

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Missed out on Musselburgh’s Ladies Day? Try the Edinburgh Cup for a fabulous alternative

Summer party-lovers who missed out on tickets for Musselburgh’s Ladies Day event are being offered an alternative chance to enjoy a fantastic day of racing. Musselburgh Racecourse actually has two June highlights – and hopes its prestigious Edinburgh Cup event will grow to rival the success of its Stobo Castle Ladies Day meeting. After tickets for the 11th June Ladies Day sold out in record time, racecourse bosses are reminding disappointed fans that they have another chance to soak up the thrill of a full race day at the Edinburgh Cup on 4th June. Sponsored by Edinburgh Gin, the raceday is...

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Epsom Derby 2016: 22 go forward for Investec Derby

The countdown to the Investec Derby is well underway with the premier Classic due to be run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, 4th June, 2016. The latest acceptors for the Britain’s richest race, worth at least £1.325 million, have been unveiled with 22 hopefuls going forward (as against 16 at this stage in 2015). Aidan O’Brien, seeking a sixth Investec Derby triumph, has eight contenders still engaged including Chester Vase victor US Army Ranger and The Gurkha, impressive winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas). Other Ballydoyle acceptors include Betfred Dante Stakes second Deauville, Chester Vase runner-up...

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Epsom Derby: Royal Derby Style

Royal Derby style Nowhere has seen Her Majesty The Queen more natural – and at ease – than the Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse, that great British sporting event which historically brings together people from all walks of life, says Judith Watt. At the Derby, Her Majesty’s style has varied from the utility scheme coat she wore in 1948 to 2011’s fuschia and white ensemble by one of her favourite couturiers, Stewart Parvin, and hat by milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, who has designed hats for the Queen for the past six years. Her Majesty the Queen was the only person ‘who could put on a...

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Epsom Derby 2016: Minding heads 24 on Investec Oaks trail at Epsom Downs

Hot favourite Minding headlines 24 acceptors for the fillies’ Classic, the £450,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm), at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, 3rd June. The daughter of Galileo is the favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, following an easy three and a half-length victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on 1st May. Kazzia in 2002 is the latest of 47 fillies to win both Classics. Minding’s trainer Aidan O’Brien accounts for 10 confirmations in total, with other notables including the Group One scorer Ballydoyle,...

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