Winner heading off for a memorable experience at the Royal meeting next year, while luxury Fortnum & Mason hamper awarded for winner of Early Bird prize
Although fans weren’t in attendance at Royal Ascot this year, through our Ascot Raffle, one lucky person will head to Berkshire in 2021 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The second of our big giveaways of 2020 was all in aid of Racing Welfare, with 80% of each ticket sold going to the racing charity.
Phillip Wicks from Bristol was the winning ticket holder and he’ll be heading to the 2021 Royal meeting in style. He and three friends will spend the day at the races enjoying first class and complimentary hospitality in the Racingbreaks.com private box and to cap off their day, they’ll get the unique experience of meeting legendary jockey and Royal Ascot hero Frankie Dettori, who will join them to discuss his rides. Once racing has finished, their unique experience will be completed with a luxurious night-stay in the classy Royal Berkshire Hotel, with transfers to and from the racecourse included in this fantastic prize.
Phillip was understandably ecstatic about the prospect of his trip to Royal Ascot next year: "I couldn't believe it when I realised I had won the raffle and had to check the numbers a few times to make sure. I have never won anything before so to win such an amazing prize was pretty incredible. I can't wait for Royal Ascot 2021!"
As well as the main Ascot Raffle, we also offered up an Early Bird Prize – a luxury Fortnum & Mason hamper worth £450. The hamper, which was filled with a plethora of goodies from the upmarket department store, was won by Robert from London.
Both of these competitions were designed in order to achieve our aims of introducing more people into racing, while simultaneously raising funds for Racing Welfare, which helps the racing industry grow and flourish, particularly at this tricky time. The Ascot Raffle raised over £600 for Racing Welfare and follows the success of the Frankie Dettori NHS Raffle, which raised £10,000 for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal earlier this year.