Earlier this month, the famous Newmarket racecourse played host to the very popular QIPCO Guineas Festival, an event that always enjoys a great turnout. This is one of a number of exciting racing events to take place over the course of this year in the UK and attracted many horse racing fans from around the country.
It seems, in fact, that the festival may be enjoying increased popularity following reports that more than 15,000 visitors passed through the gates of Newmarket Racecourse on QIPCO 1000 Guineas Day, which reflected an increase of 7 percent compared to 2015. Over the course of the festival this year more than 32,000 people attended, which reflected an increase of 2 percent compared to 2015.
Can the same be expected for the July Festival?
Another hotly anticipated racing event that is set to come up during the summer is the July Festival, which is set to take place from 7th to 9th July 2016 at Newmarket Racecourse. This is set to be another exciting year and following the success of the QIPCO Guineas Festival there is no doubt that there will be high hopes for an increase in visitor numbers for this event.
Many people will flock to this fabulous three day event at one of the UK’s most famous racetracks to enjoy great sporting entertainment, a great atmosphere and the chance to win some money.
The event will be kicking off on July 7th 2016 with Ladies Day, so women can enjoy the chance to get into their most glamorous outfits and enjoy a unique day of entertainment and excitement. There are competitions including the Fashion at the Festival Best Dressed Lady competition, and there are some great prizes on offer. Following the races visitors can look forward to live entertainment and cocktails at the after-party. The following day is Gentleman’s Day, which gives the men a chance to be at the centre of attention as they dress in their finest attire and head to the races for some fabulous sporting fun.
The festival draws to an end with Darley Cup Day, where the Darley July Cup is the coveted prize. In addition to the excitement of this Group One Race, which is said to be one of the most prestigious sprint races globally, there will also be more competitions and entertainment to look forward to on this final day.