Ascot Racecourse Hold Their Rock and Roll Day.
Some the dust is just settling at Ascot Racecourse after their Rock and Roll night last Night. The ‘guys and dolls’ have been jiving all night, and a few will be a bit sore at the joints the morning, after all those Elvis impressions.
And the good news is, it continues today too!
The Grandstand has been made up as a chic American diner, with ice cream sundaes and roller-girls giving away free Buddy Holly glasses.
‘her-her-her! – I’m all shook up!’
That was my Elvis impression, and I think you’ll find it a very life-like one!
But on the racing side, it is Victoria Cup Race-day, where the main race is ……the Victoria Cup! This is open to horses four years plus, over a distance of 7 furlongs.
This race will be used for clues for the Royal meeting later in the Season this Summer, and it can be seen as a trial for the Royal Hunt Cup on Wednesday 20th June.
Now for an Elvis Special – A Peanut-butter and banana sandwich! Mmm!
Haydock Park hold a reasonable National Hunt hurdle race – The Swinton Hurdle, which is their feature race to mark the end of Haydock’s jump season.
The Swinton Handicap Hurdle is open to horses aged four years plus, over a distance of 2 miles, and is part of a card similar to Sandown’s Gold cup day, comprising of both flat and jump racing.
And as Elvis would say….thannkewwvurrrymushhh!
Over at Lingers, they hold the Lingfield Derby Trial which was won by Callan last year on Dordogne. This is open to three-year-old colts and geldings, over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs.
Lingfield Park is similar to Epsom, as it is a left-handed track, so this serves as a trial for the Epsom Derby, at a slightly lesser distance.
Thirsk hold their Spring night meeting, Nottingham hold their Ladies Day, and Warwick uses those two ideas, and shrewdly mixes them together to create the social spangle, that is called the Ladies Night meeting!
The Jag. (has left the building!)