We wanted to do something to thank you for your subscription, so we created our monthly Subscriber-Only Lucky Dips. The ONLY way anyone will be able to access them is via a link on the subscriber newsletter (no links are published to this article on the website, or on our social media outlets). In the past, winners have received Designer Jewellery, Books, Handbags, Notebooks, and a huge variety of other prizes! Each month we pick a subscriber who has signed up for this exclusive Lucky Dip and send them a (sometimes fairly random) prize, so keep an eye out for your Newsletter and...Read More
Author: Allison Graham
Cheltenham Festival The Grand National Carlisle Racecourse Huntingdon Racecourse Nottingham Racecourse Exeter Racecourse Market Rasen Racecourse Warwick Racecourse Haydock Racecourse Newmarket Racecourse Wincanton Racecourse Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there’s a lot more to learn… If you enjoyed this, try... Grand National 2018: Bet on Evens for Fake Tans Grand National Ladies: Sarah Swindells in The Fox ... Grand National Fashion: Best Foot...Read More
There are a ton of people wandering around a racecourse – and a lot of them actually work there (Racing officials, connections, sponsors, ‘big names’ etc). Here’s our quick Rookies Guide – Who’s Who! Amateur – riders who are not professional jockeys. Mr, Mrs, Captain, etc. with their names on race cards, indicate their amateur status. Apprentice – young jockey learning Flat racing with a contract to a trainer while he or she is learning the business of race riding. BHA – British Horseracing Authority – the governing body for racing in Britain. Clerk of the Course – the...Read More
Guide to Racing – Jargon. If you’re a Rookie, going to the races can sometimes feel like you’ve been transplanted into a foreign country – and you don’t undertand the language! Here’s a list of lingo the racing set use to chat to each other. Sprinkle these words into your conversation with other racegoers and no one will ever know you are a Rookie! Practise them in front of the mirror at home, then engage one of the regulars in conversation and blow your friends away. And the good thing is that the regulars, even if you use the...Read More
First time racing? Here are Clare Balding’s Top Ten Tips to help you make the most of your racing day out: TIP ONE: Make sure your shoes aren’t too tight. If you’re going to wear new shoes, make sure they aren’t too tight. You will do a lot of walking, your feet will swell up and the last thing you want to do is take your shoes off and walk around barefoot. TIP TWO: Ensure your hat won’t blow away. If you’re wearing a hat, make sure you’ve tested it in the wind. There’s no point putting together a...Read More
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