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 10th anniversary on July 21st, 2018 for another edition of rousing derby action at Hastings Racecourse. The daytime festival will be bigger and better than ever, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to well over 5000 derby revellers.
In 2018, 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 6th annual mixology competition 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. Previously held on the Deighton Cup weekend - in 2018, Cocktail Jockey is partnering up with the Starting Gate to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with tantalizing libations and talent on May 5th.
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.
Join us for this year's Deighton Cup preview party on Saturday, May 5th! In addition to showing the running of the Kentucky Derby and fraternizing with our fashionable friends, this year the Starting Gate is home to the 6th Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition. Flutter your slips, sip luscious libations, and watch us crown the winner of the Boothy Julep trophy!