Racegoers attending ‘Champagne Tuesday’ at Thirsk (19 June) will be able to enjoy watching a seven-race programme beginning at 2-15 p.m., along with the action from the opening day at Royal Ascot, which will be shown on the big screen opposite the main stands and also on the closed-circuit televisions in all enclosures.
Ladies can take part in the ‘Best Royal Ascot Hat’ competition; the winner receiving a bespoke hat from Adorn Hats of Harrogate.
The principal race is The British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing European Breeders’ Fund Fillies’ Handicap Stakes, a contest for fillies and mares over one mile, while the EBF also support a contest for novice two-year-olds over the sprint distance of five furlongs.
Also featured is The Theakston’s Best Bitter Handicap Stakes over one mile and a half. Theakston’s Brewery of Masham support The Woolpack Bar in the Premier Enclosure.
Musical entertainment throughout the afternoon is provided by The Aria String Quartet.