A Day At The Races with Al Shaqab Lockinge (Giveaway)

A day out at the races Al Shaqab Lockinge Day on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing
This Blog Post is in collaboration with Newbury racecourse and includes a discount code and a giveaway. For the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at the Newbury Courses you simply scroll to the bottom and comment! The winner will be picked out randomly by Rafflecopter. Anyone who enters the giveaway by May 1st, 2016 can win!

I have very kindly been invited to spend the day at the Al Shaqab Lockinge Day on behalf of Newbury Racecourse  and Al Shaqab Racing on Saturday 14th May 2016.

On this blog, I always preach that you do not have to go far to live an adventure. Often adventure can be found right on your doorstep.

The Newbury Racecourse is located right outside of London, just to the West of Reading. Living in the North East of London, that is a 2 hour drive away. Or, even better, if you opt to take the train, it only takes 50 minutes from central London!

I have never actually been to the races but this promises to be an exciting day out.

The Al Shaqab Lockinge Day is the highlight of Newbury’s Flat racing season. It is the biggest event at the racecourse, with the prize money topping 750 000 £. It will also see some of Europe’s finest thoroughbreds going head-to-head on an unmissable day of racing action.

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Al Shaqab Racing is an Arabian racing group, started by Al Shaqab in 2011. It has quickly become one of the modern superpowers of thoroughbred racing.  Their sponsorship of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Day has elevated what was always a classic race day to something quite special!

A day out at the races Al Shaqab Lockinge Day on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing

As well as being an unmissable day out, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Day is one of the social highlights of the summer.

There will be a whole range of off the track activity, including live music after the race and the chance to win a holiday to Qatar.

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As stated above, this will be my very first time at the races and I don’t entirely know what to expect. I am however ver aware that horse racing is probably one of the oldest sports in the world. By going to the races I will be aligning myself with the very best.

Attending the races is also a very British summer tradition. Here horse racing is known as the Sport of Kings. The Queen herself is a regular and enthusiastic attendee, She even has her own race horses!

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This will probably one of the first events I attend (apart from Weddings) with a proper dress code.

The rules have lightened up a little over the last few years, but most Brits still enjoy getting dressed up. Think cocktail dress and a very sculptural hat.

In fact the horse races is probably the reason why the millinery industry is still alive and kicking in the UK.

I’m not going to lie, I can’t wait to find an appropriate outfit. After all it’s all part of the fun.

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The Al Shaqab Lockinge Day will take place on Saturday 14th May 2016. I was very surprised when I found out that grandstand tickets only cost 24£ per person. This is quite affordable for such a special event.

Or you could make this day out even more special and invest in a fully catered day out. For 140£, the Hennessy Full Package couples exceptional views of the racing from the iconic Berkshire Stand with delectable  three-course lunch, glass of champagne and afternoon tea in addition to your Grandstand badge and race programme.

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Al Shaqab Racing have very kindly offered me discount codes for my readers. Just enter FUN16 under discount code to receive 5£ off each ticket purchased!

Al Shaqab Racing are also giving away a prize pair of tickets for one lucky reader. All you need to do is enter my rafflecopter giveaway below, for a chance to win a chance to win a pair of free tickets worth £48.


This giveaway will be done in a raffle-like manner, and participation is really easy. All you have to do is follow the steps below to gain entries:
  1. Log-in to the form below (either through your Facebook account or your email)
  2. Leave a comment and your email below, so that I can contact you
  3. (OPTIONAL) For a bigger chance to win (3 extra entries of your name);
    • Follow @NewburyRacing on Twitter
    • visit the Newbury Racecourse page on Facebook
    • Tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #AlShaqabLockinge and @NewburyRacing tag


Please, it is important for you to know that:

  • The contest is open to ANY UK residents aged 18+
  • This contest is open from April 8th, 2016 to May 1st, 2016. Any entries after this date will not be accepted.
  • Entries that are incomplete or inaccurate will be deemed invalid.
  • Your email address will be used for promotional purposes by the Company in question but will never be used by external third parties
  • Winners will be chosen by random from the list of readers who and leave their comments.

Now it’s your turn! Do you have any plans for the 14th May? If not enter the giveaway1

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  1. Natalie Gillham
    April 30, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this great day out x

  2. Angela Paull
    April 30, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    So long since I’ve been racing for the day at Newbury!

  3. Kellie McIntyre
    April 30, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I’d be the best wife EVER!!

  4. hali kinson
    April 30, 2016 / 6:11 pm


  5. Chris Fletcher
    April 28, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    This would be a brilliant day out!

  6. Robert Price
    April 28, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Great prize

  7. donna l jones
    April 26, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    nice prize

  8. Nicola Hollyoake
    April 25, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    I’ve never been but would love to go 🙂

  9. Allan Fullarton
    April 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Looks a wonderful fun day out – great prize!

  10. jayne hobson
    April 24, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    so fabby i love the racing

  11. Matt McAndrew
    April 19, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Fantastic! Newbury is a beautiful racecourse.

  12. tamsin w
    April 18, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    love to have a fun day out

  13. Adrian Bold
    April 18, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Great prize and a fun day out. Good luck all.

  14. Jan
    April 18, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Would be great to have a fun day out!

  15. Ruth Dunkin
    April 17, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Love a day at the races, and the great thing is you can get really dressed up or just go casual and neither are out of place!

  16. Clara Bee
    April 14, 2016 / 7:57 am

    I’ve never been but would love to go

  17. Katharine Phillips
    April 13, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I’ve never been to the racing at Newbury so this is a lovely prize to try for.

  18. don erwood
    April 12, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    We love going to the races. Would love to win these tix.

  19. April 12, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    You got a great photo of the Queen up close!

    This looks to be a very interesting day out. The races can indeed be quite interesting. I went in Ireland back in the ‘good times’ and loved seeing all the people lining up to take off in their helicopters at the end!

  20. Fiona B
    April 11, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Would love to win

  21. kellyjo walters
    April 11, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    My hubby is a racing fanatic he would love this.. plus gives me an excuse to dress up

  22. david cavender
    April 10, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    amazing experiance

  23. Zoey P
    April 10, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Looks an amazing day out

  24. Paul
    April 9, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Great day out

  25. Tamsin
    April 8, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I just got a new job in newbury so would love to see the local area and famous racecourse too!

  26. April 8, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    That looks like so much fun!!! can not wait to see what you wear!

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