Earlier in the year, I went to my first ever ‘Ladies Day’ at Ascot – which you can read about here if you fancy. It marked the only time I’ve ever watched horse racing live and although it’s never been something I’ve been overly interested in, the atmosphere, the outfits and the overall experience far surpassed my expectations. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day and it whet my appetite for something similar in the future.
So, when the Newbury Race Course got in touch about collaborating recently, for their Bet365 festival on Saturday 28th November, I was intrigued to find out more.
Typically, the three day annual extravaganza is said to capture the ‘elegance of the sport’ and is one of Winter’s biggest social events – drawing the attention of top-jockeys, the strongest horses and some A-List Celebs. I will admit, the latter of which may be why I was initially drawn to say yes…
Because where there’s A-Listers, there are going to be some fab outfits on show, showcasing the very best of A/W attire. Last year, Mollie from The Saturdays, Amanda Holden and Elizabeth Hurley were all spotted wearing some very on trend colourful coats and capes, so I can’t wait to see what will be doing the rounds this year – so much so, that I thought I’d put together a few little mood boards of what I might wear. I’m still very much un-decided, so if you have any suggestions – please let me know!
As well as offering me passes to the event (so I can blog about the experience – and who I might meet along the way), they also kindly offered a pair of tickets to one of my readers, which is really exciting – as I’ll be able to meet whoever wins! And, since horse racing is as much about the horses as the outfits, they have given a further £30 shopping voucher to contribute towards the winner’s outfit too!
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning the tickets (worth £50 each) – all you have to do is use the widget below (let me know if you have any technical issues with it). Entrants must be 18 and over and living in the UK.
For anyone that doesn’t win tickets but would still like to go, I’ve been given a special discount code for my readers – which takes £5 off your Premier or Grandstand tickets on the Saturday 28th.
Use promo code FUN15 at the checkout when booking via the Newbury Racecourse website here. Alternatively, you can call 01635 40015 to book.
Terms & Conditions: Offer applies to Premier or Grandstand admission tickets only. Does not apply to existing bookings, three day tickets and cannot be used with any other offer such as group discounts or bumper packages. Expires at midnight on 12th November and cannot be used on the day of the event.
What would you wear to the Winter races?