Frankie say race, rattle 'n' roll at Ascot
May 08, 2012
Friday 11th (Evening) and Saturday 12th May 2012
Get ready to race, rattle ‘n’ roll at Ascot this spring as you’re invited to rock around the racecourse with two 1950s inspired racedays.
The racecourse’s only evening meeting will take place on Friday 11th May where the retro atmosphere will be electric with 1950s dress welcome. The Grandstand will be transformed into a chic American diner set to a backdrop of classic Cadillacs, ice cream sundaes and roller-girls who will be giving away free Buddy Holly glasses. Toe tapping jive music will play live on the Bandstand after racing with ‘guys and dolls’ on hand to show you how it’s done.
The theme will continue through to Saturday where the highlight of the afternoon will be The Betfred Victoria Cup, a seven furlong sprint. This race usually has bearing on the Royal Meeting as it is often used as the launch pad to the Royal Hunt Cup (held on Wednesday 20th June). Also on this Flat racing card is the Listed John Doyle Buckhounds Stakes and the Bovis Homes Fillies Handicap Stakes.
After racing get to your feet around the bandstand as Tom Rust croon’s the night away.
Karen Smith, PR Manager at Ascot, said: “We’re really excited about this new addition to our already extensive programme of raceday events. The ‘50s theme will bring lots of colour and fun and the music should get everybody dancing in between the races! The weekend will be ideal for anyone looking for something different to do with family and friends.”
This is racing with a twist, the perfect excuse to get together with friends, family or colleagues.
Tickets start from just £18 per person and can be purchased at www.ascot.co.uk or by calling 0844 346 3000. Generous group and advance discounts apply.