For any of you out there who enjoyed our article last year about the first Oxford and Cambridge Varsity race at Newmarket, we have another equine article that could well be of interest.
Following the success of last year’s event, Newmarket Racecourses are staging the inaugural £2 million+ two-day Dubai Future Champions Festival at the Rowley Mile where racegoers can enjoy the famous £250,000 Betfred Cesarewitch, Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes and Group 1 Dubai Fillies’ Mile, both worth £500,000 in prize money.
Friday is Autumn Ladies’ Day featuring Fashion at the Festival whereby ladies can show off their autumn finery to the judges of the Best Dressed Ladies competition.
London based designer Jane Taylor has partnered with Newmarket Racecourses as official milliner for the event too and has designed a fabulous capsule collection that will be on show on the Friday.
The newly sponsored Vision Varsity Race will take place ahead of racing on Saturday. The second running will see historic sporting rivals Oxford and Cambridge Universities battle it out Newmarket’s straight mile to see who can claim this year’s crown – the Bearstead Perpetual Challenge Trophy.
What does this have to do with us students? I hear you cry. Well, students can actually attend this event for free. You can find out more in this press release and if you have any further questions you can always visit the Newmarket Jockey Club site or give them a call on 0344 579 3010.