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.
The most stylish event of the summer returned for its 10th anniversary on July 21st, 2018 for another edition of rousing derby action at Hastings Racecourse. The daytime festival was bigger and better than ever, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to well over 6000 derby revellers.
In 2018, the Deighton Cup was excited to return the grand connection of the Marquee and Concourse, once again opening up the entire area as one complete VIP experience. Attendees had full inclusive access to traditional areas hosted by The Deighton Cup in year’s past including the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge & champagne stage.
Respected, enjoyed and anticipated by both drink professionals and enthusiasts. This year - the 6th annual mixology competition promised more unique takes on classic derby cocktails than ever before. The Boothby Julep Trophy is again up for grabs! As per usual, style, flavour and ingredients are championed by a panel of esteemed judges.
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.
In 2018, a greater selection of for-purchase lunch options at time of ticket purchase will include offerings by Earls Restaurant and on-site bites from Dixie's BBQ, Chambar, and others.
The Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Competition is returning to the Deighton Cup for its second year. Seafood fanatics and cuisine critics should keep their eye on this electric competition as several deft-handed Shuckers give their all to come out on top and put their name on our young trophy, The Pearl.