Fans of Brakes, bangers and Ascot in for a right Royal treat at Warwick

Racegoers can enjoy two meetings at Warwick next week, starting with BBQ Sausage Night on Monday when, in addition to six races, there will be the chance to taste a range of meaty morsels and help identify Warwick’s Sausage of the Year.

Set To Music claims victory in the Warwickshire Oaks Stakes in the colours of The Queen at Warwick in 2012.
Set To Music claims victory in the Warwickshire Oaks Stakes in the colours of The Queen at Warwick in 2012.

The highlight of the evening’s racing is the Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks Stakes (Listed Race) run over an extended mile-and-a-quarter and won last year by The Queen’s Set To Music.

Leamington FC season ticket holders and Brakes Trust members can enjoy the evening’s racing free of charge, courtesy of the racecourse.

“Brakes had a truly outstanding season, winning the league by 12 points,” said Warwick general manager Huw Williams.

“We look forward to welcoming our friends from Brakes once again and sharing in their celebrations.”

Gates open at 4.20pm, with the first of six races due off at 6.20pm

Thursday sees the course hosting Alternative Ascot and there will be a free Pimms reception for the first 100 through the gates in full morning attire.

There’s also the opportunity for one lucky couple in morning dress to be crowned ‘King and Queen’ of Warwick Racecourse for the day with a prize package including a three-course meal in the course’s 1707 Restaurant plus the chance to select a best turned out horse and present mementos to some of the winning owners.

“The beauty of horse racing is being able to hold two completely different themed race meetings just days apart,” said Williams.

“BBQ Sausage night offers the perfect excuse to come to the races after a long Monday at work, while at our Alternative Ascot you can enjoy the action at Warwick while also watching the live racing from Ascot, so you won’t miss a thing.”

Gates open on Thursday at 12.20pm with the first of the seven races getting underway at 2.20pm.