Craft and bake craze sweeps Newbury Racecourse


The racecourse was a hive of creativity yesterday afternoon with hundreds of families bringing along a selection of handmade crafts and bakes.

Prizes were provided by Lakelands, Hotel Chocolat, The Entertainer, The Vue and Newbury Racecourse for the best bakes and crafts with a horse or racing theme.A wide range of fun craft and baking workshops, demonstrations and competitions were very popular with racegoers of all ages.

There was some excellent action out on the track as well with Seal Of Approval winning the Fillies’ Listed British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Chalice Stakes for James Fanshawe.

Frankie Dettori had a great afternoon, notching a double with two of the last three races, and the popular jockey delighted young racegoers by signing racecards, posing for photos and preforming a flying dismount.


Stephen Higgins, Newbury Racecourse Managing Director, said:

“Craft, Bake & Race has been a really fun family day and we are thrilled that so many people went to the effort of creating their own bakes and crafts. We look forward to even more entries next year.

“The racing was also very exciting and congratulations to the connections of Seal Of Approval for their win in the British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Chalice Stakes.

“A day at the races is a great way to spend a summer’s afternoon and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for Ladies Day, with Meatloaf live after racing on Saturday 17 August.”