Thu, 23 Jul 2015
NEWBURY RACECOURSE stages its annual free racing giveaway day on Sunday with the Dubai International Arabian Raceday at the course.
A crowd of around 10,000 is expected to join the action, which features eight races with horses from 12 nations. The event is staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and it will see the spectators receive a free ‘goody’ bag as well as earn the chance to win a number of prizes awarded during the day.
They are topped by a Citroen C1 for one lucky raffle winner, while holidays in Dubai and designer watches are also on offer to
holders of the lucky tickets.
Competitions include those for the best dressed lady and the best children’s hat, while 16 local schools will again be competing for in the Arabian Rainbow competition, which has earned more than £50,000 to date for West Berkshire’s education.
The sculptures created by the children will be on display with the winning school collecting £2,000, while all the entrants will benefit.
Gates open at noon with the first race taking place at 2.25pm and the draw for the car after the final race at 6.30pm.
Pictured, HE Miza Al Sayegh, representing His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, and members of the event’s organising committee with the car that will be won by one lucky racegoer on Sunday.