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 11th anniversary on July 20th, 2019 for another edition of rousing derby action at Hastings Racecourse. This daytime festival was bigger and better than ever, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to nearly 8000 derby revellers.
In 2019, 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 7th annual mixology competition, was hosted at our Starting Gate Launch Party, and promised more unique takes on classic derby cocktails than ever before. The Boothby Julep Trophy was 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 announces the best-dressed woman and man at The Deighton Cup.
In 2019, Earls Restaurant was 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 Deighton Cup was proud to unveil a dramatically re-envisioned musical entertainment experience in 2019. This year the Deighton Cup Main Stage was distinguished by exciting Canadian DJ and Producer, Frank Walker, best known for his summertime hit "Heartbreak Back". Frank Walker also played the special Deighton Cup pre-party, The Warm Up at Hotel Belmont on Friday, July 19th. In addition to Frank Walker influential local DJs, DJ Marvel, Real Love, Johnny Jover and the ensemble funk band, Camaro 67, provided the soundtrack to the afternoon festivities.