Dubai Duty Free International Weekend & BetVictor Flat Finale with Oktoberfest Headline Exciting Autumn at Newbury Racecourse

Dubai Duty Free International Weekend & BetVictor Flat Finale with Oktoberfest Headline Exciting Autumn at Newbury Racecourse

Summer is in full flow at Newbury Racecourse and there is an exciting autumn schedule to look forward to


Newbury Racecourse is in the midst of a busy summer schedule with the brand-new Summer Evening Series concluding yesterday evening. Three raceday parties – The Gin Garden (Thu 6th July), The Rum Shack (Thu 13th July) and The Cocktail Club (Thu 27th July) – landed at Newbury in July as part of the new series, while the Racecourse’s famous Party in the Paddock music race days returned last weekend with Sir Tom Jones taking to the stage after Weatherbys Super Sprint Day. Despite last Saturday’s rain, just under 19,000 music and racing fans descended on Newbury as the Racecourse welcomed its biggest crowd since 2019 and the summer of fun continues with BetVictor Hungerford Day on Saturday 19th August, a day which will see Olly Murs perform live after racing.

The action doesn’t stop once summer has passed with details unveiled for September’s Dubai Duty Free International Weekend and October’s BetVictor Flat Finale with Oktoberfest.

Harry Walklin, Marketing Director at Newbury Racecourse said: “We’ve got so much to look forward to here at Newbury over the coming weeks and months with the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend and BetVictor Flat Finale with Oktoberfest headlining what’s shaping up to be an exciting autumn schedule. Dubai Duty Free and BetVictor are two of our most valued partners and the race meetings that carry their name this September and October promise to sign 2023’s flat season off in style.”

The Dubai Duty Free International Weekend – featuring the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup, Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes and Group 2 The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes – returns on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September.  Top class racing is guaranteed on the track and there’s a whole host of entertainment to look forward to off the track too. Activities will include behind the scenes tours offering fascinating insight and exclusive access to unseen areas of Newbury Racecourse, live music, plus an opportunity to sample Arabic delicacies and win superb prizes at the Dubai Duty Free Marquee.

Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO said, “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Newbury Racecourse which is now in its 28th year.  The Dubai Duty Free International Weekend is one of the highlights of our European sponsorship portfolio and we look forward to another fantastic renewal featuring many of the sport’s biggest names.”

Newbury’s flat season concludes courtesy of the BetVictor Flat Finale with Oktoberfest on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, with two feature Group 3 races, the BetVictor Horris Hill Stakes and the BetVictor St Simon Stakes as well as The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Radley Stakes (Listed Race). Newbury Racecourse will transform into a traditional Bavarian party complete with Bierkeller, steins, themed food including bratwurst and pretzels and oompah bands providing entertainment with racegoers welcome to attend in their finest lederhosens.

Sam Boswell, Racing Product Manager for BetVictor, said: ‘’2023 marks BetVictor’s biggest ever year at Newbury Racecourse and October’s BetVictor Flat Season Finale will be an apt celebration of the flat season at Newbury. Our partnership has already generated a number of memorable moments and we’re excited for what’s still to come across the remainder of 2023.’’

Early Bird tickets have sold out for BetVictor Hungerford Day with Olly Murs but discounted tickets still remain, with the Advance Saver discount available until Friday 28th July while hospitality packages are becoming limited.

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