Ascot 2014: Dubai Shergar Cup

I was invited by the wonderful Sandy Parris, Founder of Ladies Who Lunch to one of their social networking events… Today’s event happened to be held in Box 213 in the premier Enclosure at the renowned Ascot! ( to find out more about Ladies Who Lunch please follow this link Ladies Who Lunch UK )


We used taxi firm Fairway & Kenwood who were very professional and on – time. When coming to Ascot Racecourse always leave yourself some extra time to get there , as you get closer to the approach of the racecourse traffic can be slow moving…



Every member of staff assisted us with directions as we entered the race course. The Premier Enclosure is based on the second floor at the back of the race course… We met a room full of inspiring women from all walks of business and life and we all hit if off instantly…

Our room was set up wonderfully by Roger and Alistair… They were both brilliant and they took of us very well for the whole afternoon.



We were visited by the very funny Robert who explained a little bit about horses, betting etc which was incredibly helpful …

Both Champagne and our starters were served first.. We then went off to the tote to all place our first bet ( previous experience has taught me each way bets are my friend!)

Each race was followed by another course and each race became exhilarating…








Not only were bets taken but winnings were given I’ll have you know!



After six exciting races… We were not only stuffed but the non – ending bottle of wine kept us well watered!

If you don’t get into a box and just get tickets for grandstand admission there are plenty of eateries and drinking places on the ground floor to choose from. Make a day of it, make an effort with your outfit – go formal and inject some colour! Ladies dig out that hat , fascinator of fancy clip you never thought you’d wear again.. And most importantly bring some flat sandals to change into so you can make the walk back to the car / taxi!

Overall a brilliant fun day! Just don’t bet you’re house away. ( Bet responsibly!)



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