In response to the Ladies Days that have dominated the summer racing season, Newbury Racecourse are making special room for men this winter at the races.
On Friday November 26th, Newbury Racecourse aims to take the crown of racing style from Ladies Days by hosting the largest Gentlemen’s Day in the racing calendar.
Pictured: David Bass, Nico de Boinville and Tony McCoy race in Austin Reed suits at Newbury Racecourse
As the second day of the Newbury Winter Festival – which this year runs from November 25th-27th and hosts the famous Hennessy Gold Cup - Gentlemen’s Day boasts a full Jump racing programme, warming winter food and drink, and the chance to prove to friends once and for all who knows their racing and who is full of hot air.
The feature race is the Grade 2 Fuller’s Pride Novices Chase won impressively by star chaser Punchestowns in 2009.
For the first time ever Newbury has joined forces in a fashion partnership with Austin Reed showing it is serious in its challenge to establish Gentlemen’s Day on the circuit to counter the large number of Ladies Days dominating the summer calendar.
Men will be encouraged to dress in their winter best with prizes including annual membership to Austin Reed’s brand new Q Club for the most fashionable fellows, a refreshing change from another Saturday of DIY or Christmas shopping.
Gentlemen’s Day offers the great winter escape - a haven for men to catch up with friends, while having a flutter on the horses.
Nico de Boinville and Tony McCoy at Newbury Racecourse
Newbury Winter Festival
The three day Newbury Winter Festival has always been a popular fixture of the Jump racing calendar thanks to the prestigious Hennessy Gold Cup, one of the most important long distance handicap races of the season.
In recent years the fixture has attracted celebrities including Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum and James Blunt and for the second year Gold Cup Day will see an exclusive after party running into the night.
Thursday November 25th – Newbury Day
A celebration of local culture working in partnership with local businesses. The day also features six Jump races.
Friday November 26th – Gentlemen’s Day
Friday will be dedicated to men in association with Austin Reed, incorporating six Jump races and special events including a gentlemen’s winter style competition to win membership to Austin Reed’s newly launched Q Club.
Saturday November 27th – Hennessy Gold Cup Day
The prestigious Hennessy Gold Cup is the feature of this six race meeting and is supported by the Grade 2 sportingbet.com Long Distance Hurdle. The day is the largest of Newbury’s winter fixtures and is often attended by the stars. Following the racing there will be an evening after party.
A winter shopping village will run throughout the event
For further information and to book tickets please visit Newbury Racecourse.