If you’ve never been to Royal Ascot yourself, it can be hard to get an idea of what the racecourse looks like for spectators… Yes we all see pictures of the amazing hats and fashionable outfits, but if you were to just wander around, soaking up the atmosphere, what would you see? Eclipse Magazine’s photographer Rachel Groom is a specialist in ‘street photography’ so we asked her to capture the magic of Royal Ascot, from a racegoer’s point of view. Here is what she saw: ROYALS HATS SCENES Rachel GroomRACHEL GROOM is Eclipse Magazine’s Photography Editor. Known for her...Read More
Author: Rachel Groom
WHAT A DAY! Ladies’ Day at the Investec Derby Festival on Friday 1st June 2018 saw the fashionistas and fashionfellas out in force. Derby Festival 2018: Ladies’ Day Review. Eclipse Magazine’s Social Editor Charlotte Greig was out and about with our photographer Rachel Groom to admire their outfits and find out more… To view our raceday pictures on Instagram search #EMSocial. Made in Chelsea stars Binky Felstead, Toff Georgia (and her mum) and Vogue Williams all looking stunning and all stopped to have a quick chat. Michel Roux the chef takes a quick breath of fresh air. Francesca Cumani and...Read More
Epsom Downs opened its doors for the first time in 2018 with the Investec Spring Meeting on Wednesday 25th April, when the highlight was the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 19 entries) for three-year-olds. The trial for the Investec Derby, run over 10 furlongs, was promoted to Listed status this year and was given a new name. This year’s renewal of the Investec Blue Riband Trial was run in memory of the late Anthony Cane, who died on 29th January 2018, aged 69, after battling motor neurone disease. Cane was chairman of Epsom Downs Racecourse from 2008...Read More
St Patrick’s Thursday at The Cheltenham Festival 2018 included the Grade One Stayer’s Hurdle, as well as a substantial presence by Irish brewer Guinness! There was a new note for the history books as Willie Mullins-trained Penhill became the first horse to win the G1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and the G1 Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle following an impressive success under Paul Townend in the three-mile championship event. The 12/1 shot – returning from an absence of 323 days – travelled sweetly throughout and after winging the final flight, he kept on tenaciously to master Jessica Harrington’s Supasundae (6/1)...Read More
The Thursday of Royal Ascot is officially Gold Cup Day – but for thousands of racing fashionistas it is unofficially known as ‘Ladies’ Day’. As it is not an official Ladies’ Day, there are no Best Dressed or Best Hat competitions – instead, racegoers vie to capture the attention of press photographers, fellow racegoers and simply take the opportunity to wear the hat and outfit of a lifetime! All of that adds up to fabulous outfits, amazing hats and, most of all, the most fantastic fun. HATS! Please click on images for full size pictures. THE ROYAL PROCESSION Each...Read More
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