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Gents are being given tips of a different kind ahead of the next stand-out raceday at Warwick Racecourse.

30th January 2015

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Gents are being given tips of a different kind ahead of the next stand-out raceday at Warwick Racecourse.

The racecourse is encouraging men to look their best for the Gentlemen’s Kingmaker Chase Day to have the chance of winning £500 to spend at independent menswear shop, Jacks of Warwick, and two tickets to Gold Cup Day at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

And it is getting the ball rolling by offering tickets to the raceday on Saturday, February 7, featuring the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase, for the reduced price of £10 per person until the end of January.

Well-groomed gents entering the best dressed competition will be judged by Channel 4 Racing’s Emma Spencer, who is renowned for her sense of style and hosted last year’s Ladies Day at Warwick Racecourse.

Huw Williams, general manager of Warwick Racecourse, said: “For many, a day at the races is seen as a perfect opportunity to dress up in their finest and we’re hoping gents will enter into the spirit of this meeting and don their best attire.

“Whilst we don’t operate a dress code, we always encourage getting dressed up for our bigger meetings as it can really make it all the more fun for racegoers.

“We’re delighted that Jacks of Warwick is coming on board by offering a fantastic prize incentive of a £500 voucher to the competition winner.

“The Kingmaker Chase Day is regarded as one of the leading trials for the Cheltenham Festival and once again promises to attract a top quality field with the chance of star chasers of the future making a name for themselves here.”

Jacks of Warwick opened as a fresh look for menswear in Jury Street in 2013 with a contemporary range of smart and casual clothing, shoes and accessory collections.

James Chapman, manager of Jacks of Warwick, said: “It’s great for us as a local business to be teaming up with Warwick Racecourse for a raceday that encourages gents to dress up for the occasion and have the chance to win a new look from our collection.

“Tweeds and trilbies are traditionally associated with men’s attire for horse racing but a more contemporary look might incorporate a sharp blazer or jacket, stylish pair of brogues and a flat cap which are very much in fashion.”

As well as judging the best-dressed, Emma will be passing on her expertise with a tipping workshop to be held an hour before the first race in the Paddock Pavilion.

Another highlight of the day will be live music from Warwick-based one-man band Thom Kirkpatrick, whose uplifting performances attract a great following locally.

Thom said: “I have never performed at Warwick Racecourse before so I’m really looking forward to it. As it’s Gentlemen’s Day, I’ll see what I can rustle up to look the part for the occasion!”

The Grade 2 Kingmaker Novices’ Chase will be the highlight of seven races. The first race will be run at 1pm and the last at 4.25pm.

All tickets are available at £10, plus booking fee, until midnight on Saturday, January 31. Admission on the day, with gates opening at 11am, will be £20 per person.

Further information and ticket details can be found at

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