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Gents and gentry dress to impress at Brighton Racecourse

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

On Friday 29th May 2015, Brighton Racecourse enjoyed an afternoon of flat racing and finery at their inaugural Gentleman's Day.

With a buzzing crowd of over 2,000, Sussex's best dressed gents, and ladies too, enjoyed not only exhilarating flat racing over the turf at one of the UK's most picturesque and unique racecourses, but also musical entertainment from steel band, Steel Strum, a rodeo bull, surf simulator and casino tables from on the day sponsor Genting Casino Brighton.

The Best Dressed Gentleman competition was won by John Davey from Brighton and he was the lucky recipient of a £500 vintage watch from James Ross Jewellers in Brighton.

To add to the excitement on the day racing's most dedicated pedestrian stormed onto the racecourse having set off from Fontwell Park the day before. Richard Farquhar of Walking the Courses is journeying around Britain to connect all 60 racecourses in a chain and has already raised £100,000 for the two good causes his campaign supports, Pancreatic Cancer UK and Racing Welfare. The end of his trip to Brighton left him with 650 miles of his 3,000 mile route covered, every single mile being walked in a bid to raise £1.4million to be split equally between the two charities.

George Hill, Brighton Racecourse Marketing Manager, said:

We were delighted with the success of our very first Gentleman's Day, which catered for everyone in a relaxed yet stylish ambience. Music from Steel Strum provided fantastic entertainment alongside the additional activities which went down well with the lads.

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Charlotte Leng