Friday 9 August 2013

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, Family Day, Ascot Racecourse

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I am really quite excited that I have been invited along to Ascot Racecourse tomorrow. Luckily I was heading to Berkshire this weekend any way! This is what I have to look forward to:

Britain's premier jockeys’ competition returns alongside family fun plus some of Britain's favourite music acts on Saturday 10th August, as the racecourse hosts the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and post racing concert.

This year, the race days’ unique and exciting team format sees top stars from around the world compete in teams – Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, the Rest of the World and The Girls – as they battle against each other in a thrilling six-race showdown. Simply pick a team to support and get behind them as they bid to lift the coveted trophy.

Some of racing's top names are taking part in the action. The Rest of the World team will be captained by American riding legend Gary Stevens, who is part of Royal Ascot folklore riding The Queen’s Blueprint to victory in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap in 1999. He has also won the Kentucky Derby three times in the USA.

PLUS there will be an array of activities to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day. From fairground rides to skateboarding and scooter on the mini ramp will thrill kids from young to old.

If that’s not enough, the evening concert is a musical journey through the last four decades. Featuring popular boy-band Blue, the reformed Atomic Kitten as well as D:Ream, Go West, Bjorn Again and Rick Astley.

Under 18s gain free entry and can enjoy an array of free activities while young racegoers can join the Colts & Fillies Club, a free club for all children aged 16 and under.

You can purchase tickets from £24 at

I have never been to the races before so I am hoping to have a really fun day with my son. Just hope he can last out the evening concert as I am looking forward to bopping away to some of my old favourite bands!

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