Get your fascinators and bow ties ready! Tickets for this year’s Deighton Cup – Vancouver’s most stylish day at the races – are going on sale on Tuesday.
Some 4,000 derby revellers are expected at the annual all-day horse racing festival when it returns with great fanfare to Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, July 16.
Early Bird tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10. A portion of all tickets directly benefit Variety – The Children’s Charity.
Ticket holders will get to enjoy (and bet on) eight “adrenaline-pumping” horse races, as well as a delicious lunch of sandwiches and salad.
For the first time the entire festival grounds will be exclusive to Deighton Cup ticket holders only, and there will be even more food tents where you can enjoy some raceday feasts.
There will be the chance to be named Belle Du Jour or Gallant Sartorial in The Style Stakes “Best Dressed”; winners get their name engraved on The Deighton Cup and win $500 each.
And aside from the derby races, you’ll be able to explore a picnic area, cigar lounge and champagne stage, and kick up your heels to 10-piece funk ensemble Camaro 67.
For an upgrade, you can also attend the Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition in a “super exclusive” area, with unobstructed views of the city, as cocktail cobblers shake their stuff.
When: Saturday, July 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Early Bird $65 / Regular $75 / Last Chance $85 plus various upgrade and VIP box options.
For more information, visit deightoncup.com.
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