Newmarket Racecoursesí horse-drawn carriage brings a touch of The MoŽt & Chandon July Festival to Cambridge

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Yesterday, a horse-drawn carriage from Newmarket Racecourses arrived at Market Square in Cambridge, bringing with it a taste of The MoŽt & Chandon July Festival, offering food, drinks, carriage rides and hundreds of pounds worth of prizes to passing members of the public as part of a three-day roadshow across East Anglia.

After delighting the public in Market Square, the horse-drawn carriage moved on to the EACH (East Anglian Children Hospice) Shop on Histon Road, where it was met by the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Dr Andy Harter, and his wife, EACH trustee, Lily Bacon. A taste of the July Festival was felt here too. EACH is Newmarket Racecoursesí charity of choice for the MoŽt & Chandon July Festival.

The three-day roadshow sees the horse and carriage travelling over 250 miles to deliver hundreds of pounds worth of prizes, as well as food and nibbles to members of the public in East Anglian towns surrounding Newmarket itself, to showcase whatís in store at the Adnams July Course on 12Ė14 July.

Members of the public in Cambridge were able to sample exclusive July-themed nibbles created by head chef at Newmarket Racecourses, Damian Adams.

The public also had the opportunity to win seven amazing prizes on a short carriage ride where they received a free glass of champagne, or a soft drink by entering a prize draw as well, which included:

1. A day at the races for two including premier tickets for the Friday of The July Festival, a trip in the horse bus on the day of the event, and a bottle of MoŽt & Chandon champagne
2. A £200 voucher and personal styling session, courtesy of style partner Hobbs
3. Two Premier tickets for the Friday of The July Festival
4. A luxury leather keyring courtesy of luggage and shoe partner, Fairfax and Favor
5. An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with Discover Newmarket
6. Afternoon tea for two and tour of The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket Ė selected dates only
7. A bottle of MoŽt & Chandon champagne.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses East Region said: ďWe canít wait for the return of the MoŽt & Chandon July Festival next month so we had to take a bit of the excitement on the road in East Anglia! Itís been a great three days touring various locations and getting people in the July spirit. Donít forget to come and see us at the MoŽt & Chandon July Festival from the 12 - 14 July.Ē

Cambridge was the second stop in this horse-drawn roadshow on Tuesday, after the carriage appeared in Peterborough in the morning, and the spectacle will continue across East Anglia, into Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk from Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 June.

The MoŽt & Chandon July Festival is one of Newmarketís most popular race meetings and is set to attract 40,000 visitors over the three days.

Newmarket is lucky to have a horse-drawn bus at all three days of The July Festival where they will be offering exclusive lifts between Newmarket train station and the racecourse.