Winter races dresscode + Win tickets for the Hennessy Gold Cup Day at Newbury Racecourse

The Hennessy Gold Cup Day

The bet365 Festival featuring the Hennessy Gold Cup is the premier event of Newbury’s year and is one of the most prestigious and valuable races in jump racing. This year being the 250th anniversary for Hennessy means that the event is sure to be a great day out. Typically brilliant racing is complemented by a day of winter fashion and socialising, including live music at the end of the day.

The event traditionally attracts large numbers of celebrities including in recent years such names as Jennifer Saunders, Martin Clunes, Tinie Tempah, Amanda Holden, Joan Collins and Rob Brydon to name a few.

Above all else the horse racing you’ll see on the day is of the highest standard, with the Hennessy Gold Cup likely to see a clash between the Grand National (and last year’s Hennessy Gold Cup) winner, Many Clouds and Coneygree the fantastic winner of the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Winter races dresscode

The dress code for a day at the races epitomises modern femininity. The silhouette is undoubtedly elegant, and details have been extensively thought out. Check a few celebrities below and previous winners of the Hennessy Best Dressed Lady to get inspired for your racing day outfit.

During the summer elegance is key, but winter raises some challenges where comfort is just as important. Start with the outer wear that will keep you cosy and will create the base of your outfit. Choose between a tailored coat with a feminine cut, or a modern cape to elongate the silhouette. Add a classic hat or a showstopping fascinator. Match the colour of the rest of your accessories. Boots have to add to your height, whist a beautiful clutch and a pair of gloves are essential. To earn some extra style points, finish off with faux fur draped effortlessly over your shoulders.

Winter races dresscode revealed and 2 fabulous outfit ideas for a chance to be Hennessy best dressed lady + Win tickets for the Hennessy Gold Cup Day

DOUBLE-BREASTED COAT by Mango – £99.99
FEDORA WITH FAUX FUR DETAIL by River Island – £30.00
BLACK NICOLA FASCINATOR by Phase Eight – £55.00 Now £27.00
VIENNA BOOTS by Kurt Geiger – £140.00

Win a pair of tickets + £30 shopping voucher

Newbury Racecourse is the proud host of the bet365 festival and want to gift one of my readers with a pair of tickets to visit the Hennessy Gold Cup Day!
To make it even better, the lucky winner will receive a £30 John Lewis shopping voucher to make sure you look fabulous at the race.

If you want to spend a very stylish day out rubbing shoulders with celebrities whilst enjoying the racing, this is your chance.
All you have to do to be in the draw is to just follow the event organiser on social media. The more points you collect in the Raffle Copter below, the bigger your chance is to WIN :))

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions: The winner of this competition will be chosen at random and notified shortly thereafter by email. The sponsor Newbury Racecourse will get in touch and send a pair of tickets and a £30 shopping voucher to the lucky winner. The prize is as stated and non-transferable, with no cash or other alternatives offered. An alternative winner will be selected if we do not receive a response from an individual winner within 7 days of notification.
The competition is open to UK residents aged 18+
Your email address will be used for promotional purposes by the Blog of one Balgarka and the Company in question but will never be used by external third parties. All entrants to competitions are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. The Blog of one Balgarka reserves the right to amend the prize draw details, and thereby the terms & conditions, at any time.

Promo code

If  you decide to go ahead and buy your own tickets for the final day of the bet365 Festival, use promo code FUN15 to get £5 off the price of Premier or Grandstand admission only tickets for Hennessy Gold Cup Day, Saturday 28 November.

Click ‘Buy Tickets’ on the Newbury Racecourse, select either Premier (£48 on the day) or Grandstand (£32 on the day) ticket types and insert the promo code at the checkout, or call 01635 40015.

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.



Photo credits:
1. Horse Racing Ireland – Fashion Hennessy Gold Cup Day Leopardstown Photo Patrick McCann 09.02.2014
2. Mark Large for Daily Mail
3. Independent IE – Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse
4. Horse Racing Ireland – Suzie Mc Adam – one of the 5 finalists in the Hennessy Best Dressed Lady 2014
5. Kieran Harnett