Horses are rounding the bend, as the sounds of champagne bottles pop in the distance. Grab your finest fascinator & best silk bow tie, it’s time for a good old fashioned day at the races. Bet on the ponies & see where your luck takes you – shake your tickets harder ladies & gentlemen! It’s time to be entertained at the sport of the kings.

Event Details

The most stylish event of the summer returns for its 9th year on Saturday, July 22nd 2017 for another year full of rousing derby action at Hastings Racetrack. The day long event will be bigger and better than ever before, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to 5000 derby revelers.

July 22nd, 2017
11 am until 6pm
Hastings Racecourse


This year The Deighton Cup is excited to return the grand connection of the Marquee and Concourse, once again opening up the entire area as one complete VIP experience. Attendees are given full inclusive access to traditional areas hosted by The Deighton Cup in years past including the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge & champagne stage.


Cocktail Jockey
Mixology Competition

Respected, enjoyed and anticipated by both drink professionals and enthusiasts. The 5th annual mixology competition promises more unique takes on classic derby cocktials than ever before with the Boothby Julep Trophy up for grabs! Style, flavor and ingredients are championed by a panel of esteemed judges. And for the first time ever, Cocktail Jockey will be held at an off-site location the day prior to Deighton Cup.

Style Stakes

As one of the most fashionable events of the summer, The Deighton Cup is about stepping up your style game. Each year, the attendees vying for the Style Stakes push the fashion envelope in dressing to impress.

The Style Stakes Best-Dressed Awards will announce the best-dressed woman and man at The Deighton Cup.

Deighton Cup Lunch

Complimentary with all Festival Passess


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