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 returns for its 11th anniversary on July 20th, 2019 for another edition of rousing derby action at Hastings Racecourse. This daytime festival will be bigger and better than ever, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to well over 7000 derby revellers.
In 2019, 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 will have 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 7th annual mixology competition, to be hosted at our Starting Gate Launch Party, promises 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 2019, Earls Restaurant will be the exclusive catering partner for the Deighton Cup, providing a divine menu of derby-style meals for our festival guests and box and suite purchasers.
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.