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Sunday 27 September 2015

Date for your diary: The Dubai Future Champions event- 9th & 10th October

 On the 9th and 10th October it’s The Dubai Future Champions event at Newmarket Racecourses. With world-class racing to watch and being one of Europe’s finest autumn racing festivals, this event is set to be super exciting!

Having been to Ascot in June I thought my Ladies day dresses were done with for another year but the Friday of the event is Ladies day- yippee! I’m really excited to be attending on this day and can’t wait to get dressed up again.

As well as racing, there’ll be a competition for the best dressed on the day with up to £10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs from brands such as LK Bennett, Robinsons Mercedes Benz, Coast, The White Company and Hotel Chocolat plus many more. It’s free to enter and the judges are looking for a well-polished outfit with maximum effect that is of course appropriate for a day at the races (no pressure ladies!) I already have an outfit in mind and will be dusting off some killer heels to wear too.  TIP: Jane Taylor is on the judging panel for the competition, being a renowned milliner so an emphasis on hats is very important. It doesn’t need to be the biggest or loudest headpiece but it should complement your outfit beautifully. As well as judging the competition, Jane will be showcasing a fabulous capsule collection which I can’t wait to see. For more information on the competition, click here.

In addition to the racing and fashion, there will be entertainment and live bands and music such as an opera singer and a harpist. The entertainment doesn’t stop there either!  Apr├Ęs Racing will be throwing an official after party with Swagger performing on Friday and a special guest on Saturday to be announced. I can’t wait to watch Swagger, having heard how good they are from lots of close friends. When it comes to food and drink there are plenty of places to go. From walk-in restaurants to pre-booked dining and bars, there is something for everyone.

For any students out there you’ll be pleased to know that you can go to this event for FREE! Just ensure you have a valid NUS card and you’re good to go. The 10th October is pretty much exclusive for students with the first floor bars and Millennium grandstand being dedicated to students. You can get up to 15% off selected drinks with valid student I.D shown. Oh to be a student again, I’m so jealous! To book your free tickets click here.

The Dubai Future Champions Festival really is an event that shouldn’t be missed, making a fantastic day out for friends and family.  I’m looking forward to the last of the sunshine in my races outfit and enjoying some of the best British racing there is to offer.

Will you be going?

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