Starlight shines at The Racecourse Newbury

The annual Starlight Charity Race Day at The Racecourse Newbury was a huge success, with £154,000 raised during the day.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful lunch and a charity auction, which was conducted by Clare Balding, in the Fred Winter Suite, before an afternoon of thrilling racing. 

The last race of the day was the Starlight Polo Race, which saw ten polo players and ponies battle it out for the glory of 1st place and a special engraved Pimms jug.  It was won by Henry Brett on Dashfa Baileys with George Pearson on High Trail in second place and Aurora Eastwood on Blue in third. 

Thank you to everyone who made this brilliant day such a success, including our guests, sponsors and Starlight’s Racing Committee, which is co-chaired by leading trainer Nicky Henderson and Major Christopher Hanbury.