Ascot Racecourse creates Christmas ‘jumpers’ for Shetland ponies Daffy and Daphne this season to celebrate the Christmas Racing Weekend
Ascot Racecourse has today unveiled two festive ‘jumpers’ specially designed for Shetland ponies, Daffy and Daphne who found love this Christmas. Ascot is calling on racegoers to follow the new couple’s lead and don their festive finery for the upcoming Christmas Racing Weekend taking place on Friday 16thand Saturday 17thDecember.
Daffy and Daphne, who met after a chance encounter, will spend Christmas in their matching ‘his’ and ‘hers’ rugs designed to celebrate Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day at Ascot. Visitors to the racecourse will be encouraged to make a donation to Save the Children through a bucket collection on Saturday 17thDecember.
Jackie Rowberry, Animal Trainer at Animal Dramatics, who owns Daffy, said:
“Daffy was getting a bit lonely in his stables so it’s lovely that Ascot has helped me find him a new companion and made them matching Christmas outfits. Daffy and Daphne will enjoy a lovely Christmas together and I couldn’t be happier for them.”
Ashley Morton-Hunte, Corporate and Racing Communications Manager at Ascot Racecourse, adds:
“The Christmas Racing Weekend is the last fixture in Ascot’s calendar this year and promises to be a suitably festive finale. It is a fantastic event for the whole family with top class racing and plenty of entertainment including a visit from Father Christmas, funfair rides and for the first time this year a screening of festive favourite, Home Alone following racing. We offer free entry for children under 18 at all of our racedays, which alongside the Christmas entertainment makes it excellent value as a family day out.”
Tickets for the Christmas Racing Weekend start from £17 for the Queen Anne Enclosure and £22 for the King Edward VII Enclosure on Friday 16th December. On Saturday 17th December tickets start from £23 for the Queen Anne Enclosure and £30 for the King Edward VII Enclosure. Entry is free for accompanied children under 18 years of age.
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