On the 26th of November, I’ll be going to the Bet365 Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse! I’ve been to a few races in the past, most recently I went to York Races with my colleagues from Zeal. I’ve also been to Thirsk Races up in Yorkshire not too long ago as you can read about there. This time I’ll be going with other bloggers from the London area so I’m really looking forward to meeting some new bloggers and to having a really good day out!
The Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse is a highlight of the social calendar of the winter months. This year is the 60th Hennessy Gold Cup which makes it even more special! They usually have a lot of celebrities attending, in most recent years they’ve had celebs such as Stanley Tucci, James Norton, Carey Mulligan, Mel Chisolm, Jennifer Saunders, Martin Clunes, Tinie Tempah, Amanda Holden, Joan Collins, James Nesbitt, Rob Brydon, Hugh Bonneville, Cilla Black, Denise Lewis and Jackie Stewart just to name a few!
There’s always great entertainment as well with music in the evening and an opportunity to check out all the winter fashion trends! Newbury is just about an hour west of London, really easy to get to on the train, so for people in London (even if you’re not into the actual racing) is a perfect place to go when wanting to get out of the city for a day out.
I’ve only been to the races when it’s been warm outside so just a nice dress have been easy enough to get hold of, and then some matching shoes and bag. Because this event is at the end of November I think I will need to wear a bit more than that. And that makes the whole thing quite a bit harder! I’m imagining a lot of fake fur and gorgeous long leather gloves will be custom, and the fascinators or hats will be able to serve an extra purpose of keeping the head warm. Hopefully it will be a nice and sunny day though which will make it a lovely day out. To get a feel for the atmosphere, have a look at their promotional video:
I can’t wait to attend the race! The hash tag I’ll be using on the day is #WinInStyle so keep an eye out for that if you’re coing along to the day as well.
Have I sold it to you yet? Do you want to come along as well? Well you can! Below I am co-hosting a giveaway for two Premier badge tickets to the Bet365 Hennessy Gold Cup on the 26th of November, a Hennessy picnic on the day, as well as a night B&B for two at the Newbury Racecourse hotel The Lodge! It’s an amazing prize, so if you’re available on the 26th of November you should definitely enter! Good luck…
Terms and conditions: Open to UK residents only. Not exchangeable for cash or other product or date. Winner will be contacted within 24 hours of giveaway finishing and has 24 hours to claim the prize. Giveaway finishes on midnight on the 18th of November (12am on the 19th).
Image credit: GoReading.co.uk.