A Day at the Races
Lord’s Taverners Newmarket Race day. July 13th 2013
Another wonderful day of racing at the Darley July Cup in Newmarket, this year in sweltering hot weather which brought out hats, fans and quite a lot of Pims! Chris Cowdrey once again was the perfect MC and kept the afternoon rolling along despite the heat. Tom Rodwell, Chairman of Lord’s Taverners, Jonathan Lambert, the Chairman of East Anglia Region and Tim Berg, Chief Operating Officer were joined by about 160 Taverners from within and outside the region and their guests. Our marquee was right beside the finishing line so for every race there was a very colourful (and noisy!) crowd pouring out of the marquee to line the track and cheer on the horses.
We were lucky to have Julian Wilson B.B.C-TV Racing Correspondent for many years, to provide racing tips, which after a slightly uncertain start proved very accurate! He was joined by Sir Michael Stoute, who trained the Queen’s horse Estimate which won the Ascot Gold Cup. Unfortunately Frankie Dettori who was due to join us, was instead being treated on the physio table.
Barry and Joan Root of Essex Racing Club very generously again sponsored the sweepstake, a fantastic racing package including a year’s syndicate membership, which was won by recently retired chairman Bob Young. There seemed to be a good number of people backing winners and many people also left with wonderful prizes from the silent auction and raffle.
Particular thanks to Barry and Joan our sweepstake sponsors, to Chris Cowdrey and Julian Wilson for doing the talking and to the celebrities who visited us. Thanks also to all our guests and to Evie and Henry Lambert for all their help and very successful bucket collections.
Judging by the emails afterwards, the event was a great success and we are already thinking of next year.
There are some great photos of the event kindly taken for us by Guann-Yeu Chin. To see them cut and paste this link www.gycphotovideo.com/taverners2013
Original event details:
Lord's Taverners East Anglia Region are once again taking a marquee beside the finishing line for the Darley July Cup Day at Newmarket Racecourse. Join us for lunch and what is always a wonderful day of racing in excellent company at one of racing's most prestigious events.
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