Award-winning designer Patrick Grant to be guest judge at Newmarket’s Darley July Cup Day

Friday 13 July 2018

Leading British fashion designer and TV judge, Patrick Grant has today been announced by Newmarket Racecourses as a judge of the Style Awards, sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel for Darley July Cup Day on Saturday 14 July at the Moët and Chandon July Festival 2018.

Patrick is an award-winning British fashion designer and the Creative Director of Norton & Sons, E. Tautz, Hammond & Co and Community Clothing. He is best known in the media as a judge on the BBCTV show, The Great British Sewing Bee, and is a frequent commentator on fashion and textiles on television and within publications such as GQ and Esquire.

A fan of horseracing, Patrick will be on course lending his fashion-forward eyes to the judging team who will be looking for the most on-trend couple to enter the Style Awards, sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, and walk away with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes.

Patrick Grant said: “I am delighted to be judging the Best Dressed Couple at Newmarket’s Moët and Chandon July Festival! The British summer time brings out the best and the boldest in peoples sartorial sensibilities; I’ll be looking for flair, a sense of fun, and a couple that have thought about their entire ensemble.”

Every year, Newmarket Racecourses hosts The Style Awards, sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel where attendees can enter for FREE in a bid to be crowned best dressed and win a host of incredible prizes. Spectacular outfits and hats are everywhere to be seen in the grandstands, on the sun-kissed lawns and around the picturesque Parade Ring.

As the highlight of the summer at Newmarket Racecourses, this three day Festival on the picturesque Adnams July Course really does celebrate summer at its best and takes place from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 July. Racegoers are not only treated to world class racing but also a fabulous day with the feel of an ultra-cool garden party and an array of colour from all the racegoers donning their finest attire.

Saturday offers up a fantastic day out for all, with amazing racing on track, including the Darley July Cup, a Group 1 race, which is one of the most valuable and prestigious sprint races in the world; the winner of this race is often acknowledged as the best sprinter in Europe.

Saturday is also a great day for families as under 18s are welcome FREE to all enclosures. There will be live music across the course and additional entertainment in the Garden Enclosure, including Rowley’s Kids Club, inflatables, face painting and craft activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

The party doesn’t stop when the horses head home. After the last race, Apres Racing, Newmarket’s official after party begins and Disco Shed take to the stage.

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