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Glorious Goodwood 2016

Glorious Goodwood 2016

One of England’s best loved race meets is currently taking place in the south of the country. Glorious Goodwood is proving as popular as ever and we visited the beautiful estate yesterday. Beams of sunshine broke through the cloud during the latter part of the afternoon to bring a bright end to an exciting day […]

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Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Goodwood has welcomed a new rosé bar for racing fixtures. This weekend Château La Gordonne was served at the May Festival and it will be available throughout the racing season at Goodwood this summer. The rosé bar overlooks the parade ring and the Richmond Enclosure. It is a stylish places to relax at the racecourse and […]

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Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot began with a fantastic day of racing yesterday and the event opened in style with a host of high profile names enjoying the glorious sunshine. The Queen chose to wear a striking pink outfit for the first day of the prestigious race meet and she was greeted by thousands of race goers for […]

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The Grand National is ‘electric’ – Laura Toogood talks to racing’s wonder woman Katie Walsh

The Grand National is ‘electric’ – Laura Toogood talks to racing’s wonder woman Katie Walsh

By LAURA TOOGOOD I first met Katie Walsh at the Junior European Eventing Championships in Belgium back in 2002. Although our teams were competing against each other, there was plenty of friendly banter between the Irish and British riders. Not only was Katie among the most approachable and affable competitors, but you could instantly tell […]

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A Champagne toast for the Goffs Orby Sale

A Champagne toast for the Goffs Orby Sale

By BECKY GRAY To mark the start of the prestigious annual Goffs Orby Sale, which last year sold over €34 million euros worth of the best Irish bloodstock, Goffs invited top clients and high-profile guests to a stunning champagne reception at the glamorous K-Club in Co. Kildare. Playing host to some of the world’s finest bloodstock […]

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Celebrity milliner releases new collection

Celebrity milliner releases new collection

The launch of our British Summer Social Season Guide acted as a timely reminder of the impressive selection of events ahead. The Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Henley and many more are on the horizon. Dressing to impress is part of the fun and Rosie Olivia Millinery has recently announced the launch of her brand […]

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Racing: Frankel fathers his first foal

We have some exciting news for racing fans across the globe! Frankel, the world’s greatest racehorse, has fathered his first foal. The mare, Chrysanthemum, delivered the newborn colt on the 11th of January 2014. The foal was conceived on Valentine’s Day last year and the excited owners at Coolmore believe he has his father’s looks. […]

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Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Britain’s 28,000 Racehorses

While many of us are probably recovering from celebrating the arrival of the New Year, racehorses around the country are busy tucking into carrots as they celebrate their official birthdays! New Year’s Day – the world’s most celebrated public holiday – also happens to be the official birthday of every racehorse in Britain. We have […]

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Royal Ascot 2013: Watch our highlights from the Royal Enclosure

By LAURA TOOGOOD On Friday, I attended Royal Ascot with The Sloaney’s Social Correspondent Katie Ann Lamb and a group of friends. We found a lovely spot under an old tree in the Owners and Trainers Car Park for our pre-racing picnic. Canapes, sandwiches and fresh salad were accompanied by Pommery champagne as we soaked […]

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A preview of stunning equestrian art by Nichola Eddery marks the start of Royal Ascot

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last night I attended the Private View of recent work by Nichola Eddery. The Honorary Chairman Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE and The Directors of The Osborne Studio Gallery hosted an evening soiree to showcase the wonderful talent of this artist. Guests arriving at the Motcomb Street gallery were greeted by wine and […]