Karen Sargeant

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

18 Youngsters Selected for Inaugural Riding A Dream Academy

The first cohort of 18 young people has been selected to join the inaugural Riding A Dream Academy which aims to support talented riders aged 14–18 from underrepresented groups and communities get involved in horseracing. Funded by the Racing Foundation and inspired by Khadijah Mellah, the first British Muslim woman to win a horserace in …

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Race and Vax at Musselburgh this Summer

NHS Lothian have partnered with Musselburgh Racecourse to deliver a series of pop-up vaccination clinics to help in the race against Covid-19 this summer. By bringing the vaccination programme into the heart of Lothian communities, NHS Lothian is making it easier than ever for people to get their lifesaving vaccine. The pop-ups will take place …

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Royal Ascot 2021 Fashion

Royal Ascot 2021: Fashionistas in Top Form for Day 5

The final day of Royal Ascot 2021, Saturday 19th June, and racing fans dressed to impress for the grand finale of the world famous meeting.  Stylish racegoers included: Click on images to enlarge ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 19: Charlie Turner poses during Royal Ascot 2021 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2021 in Ascot, England. …

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Royal Ascot 2021: Racing Style Despite Rain on Day 4

On Friday 18th June racing fans had to factor the rain into their sartorial equation for Day 4 of Royal Ascot 2021. Umbrellas were essential accessories but fashion stakes were still high at the world’s most glamorous racing event. Stylish racegoers included: Click on image to enlarge ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: (L-R) Clodagh McKenna and …

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Royal Ascot 2021: Breakfast at Annabel’s

To celebrate the ultimate fashion and style event in the racing calendar, Annabel’s commemorated Royal Ascot on Wednesday 16th June with a fashion-filled breakfast and talk in Annabel’s Garden Room led by an expert fashion panel including Net-A-Porter Alison Loehnis, Times LUXX Fashion Director Sophie Goodwin and Fashion Designer Emilia Wickstead. Guests included: LONDON, ENGLAND …

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Royal Ascot 2021: Fabulous Florals and Stars Aplenty on Day 3

Wednesday 17th June was Gold Cup Day at Royal Ascot and thousands of racing fans dressed to the nines to celebrate the world’s most celebrated and stylish week at the races. Stylish racegoers included: Click on photos to enlarge ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 17: Alexandra Bertram poses during Royal Ascot 2021 at Ascot Racecourse on …

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Royal Ascot 2021: Gorgeous Ladies & Gents on Day 2

Wednesday 16th June saw the world’s most stylist racing festival celebrating a second day at the track. In spite of the dazzling heat, racegoers dressed up in their finest fashions to showcase stunning millinery and fantastic frocks for the Royal meeting – many of them following this year’s ‘sustainable fashion’ style theme by wearing vintage items. …

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Royal Ascot 2021: Fashionistas and Famous Faces on Day 1

Royal Ascot 2021 launched on Tuesday 15th June and as part of the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP), approx 12,000 racegoers donned their finest attire to celebrate the world’s most prestigious annual horseracing festival.  Royal Ascot is one of the pinnacle events of the summer social season and this year’s meeting has the distinction of …

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