Animal health Trust bangor-on-dee gala race day
Wednesday, 11 November 2015, Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Wrexham
The 10th annual Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity Race Day will be taking place at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse on Wednesday, 11 November 2015. This year the Animal Health Trust (AHT) is fortunate enough to be the nominated charity to benefit from what promises to be a fantastic days’ racing.
This Race Day is a particularly important fundraising event for the AHT as all the money raised will directly fund the work of the AHT, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the day by the Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charitable Trust.
The Race Day committee, chaired by Humphrey Salwey, invite you to join us for this exhilarating day of jump racing helping us to raise vital funds for the AHT.
You or your company can show your support for the AHT by sponsoring one of the races. This brings prestige to your business and is a fabulous way to entertain clients. All sponsors benefit from first class hospitality, fabulous exposure for your brand and an exciting day at the races. Included in race sponsorship is the naming of the race, adverts in the race card, prize giving to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey, and a table for 10 in our hospitality marquee.
Race sponsorship can also be a distinctive way to commemorate an important date, be it a birthday or anniversary. The added bonus being that the party is already organised for you with our fabulous hospitality!
We have different packages available to suit all budgets. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07805 428 334.
We are grateful to the following for sponsorship of the 2015 event:
Online bidding is now open!!
Online bidding closes on Monday 9 November at 6pm. To bid for an item please email the Lot number and title, the amount you would like to bid and your full contact details to: email@example.com
You will be notified if you are successful after the event on Thursday 12 November. Best of luck and thank you for your support.
Lot 1. London weekend for two people.
A two night stay at the Farmer's Club in the heart of London on either a Friday / Saturday night or Saturday / Sunday night, subject to availability.
Lot 2. A Morning on the gallops with Jonjo O'Neill.
A morning on the gallops for four people with Jonjo O’Neill at Jackdaws Castle, Guiting Power, near Cheltenham, including breakfast.
Lot 3. A Morning on the gallops with Donald McCain.
A morning on the gallops for four people with Donald McCain Jnr at Bankhouse Stables, Cholmondeley.
Lot 4. A Morning on the gallops with Tom Dascombe.
A morning on the gallops with breakfast for four people with Tom Dascombe at Michael Owen’s Manor House Stables, Hampton, Malpas.
Lot 5. A day with the Clerk of the Course.
A day with the Clerk of the Course at either Bangor or Chester in 2016 (exc. May Festival). Walk the course with the Clark of the Course and the Chairman of the Stewards Panel prior to racing. Then spend some time during the afternoon with the Clerk of the Course, the Head Groundsman and in the Judges Box for one race. Date to be agreed.
Lot 6. A day with a Racecourse Vet.
A day with a Racecourse Vet at either Bangor-on-Dee or Chester Races in 2016. Date to be agreed.
Lot 7. Champagne lunch and racing at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.
Champagne lunch for four in the Paddock Restaurant at Bangor-on-Dee on the day of choice in 2016. Includes Paddock Enclosure tickets, racecards, three-course lunch and two bottles of Champagne.
Lot 8. Chester Races - May Festival.
Entrance tickets, racecards and lunch for four on prestigious Chester Cup Day 2016.
Lot 9. Dinner for two at the Grovesnor Hotel, Chester.
Not including wine.
Lot 10. Golf for four at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Test your game on one of the World's most historic and challenging Links courses with a round of golf for four people at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. To be played on a suitable weekday between 1 January and 31 December 2016 at a mutually convenient time . Players must be golfers with official handicaps of 21 or less (gentlemen) or 32 or less (ladies) and must comply with the Club's dress regulations.
Lot 11. Lunch for four at The Swan Hotel, Tarporley.
Lunch for four people at The Swan in Tarporley with two bottles of House Wine followed by a visit to the famous Hunt Room and a talk on the Tarporley Hunt Club by Bill Spiegelberg, Past President and Hon. Secretary. To be arranged for a mutually agreed date, before 30 April 2016.
Lot 12. Cashmere and wool, long cable knit cardigan from Silver Pink Company
Fabulous cashmere and wool, long cable knit cardigan from Silver Pink. A perfect Christmas present or treat to yourself to get you through winter! Comes in two sizes (S/M, M/L) and a choice of four versatile colours: Black, Charcoal, Cerise and Denim.
Lot 13. Entry ticket for two adutls and two children to Knowsley Safari Park.
A Safari Park Gift Ticket which entitles two adults and two children entry to Knowsley Safari Park where you can see Elephants, giraffes and many more! Expires 3 September 2016. Kindly donated by Lord Derby.
Lot 14. A bottle of Chateau Pichon-Longueville 1996.
“The 1996 has a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), giving the wine fantastic depth and weight. Beautiful aromas of tobacco, saddle leather, coffee and cassis, follow through on the palate, which is a full bodied backward style with plenty of ripe tannins and glycerin - giving the wine a lush finish. Anticipated Maturity: Now - 2016.” 91 points. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
Lot 15. A bottle of Carruades de lafite, Pauillac 1998.
"This has become one of the finest second wines produced. The 1998 (a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is an outstanding effort. While very Lafite-like (although more supple and forward), it exhibits a dense ruby/purple colour in addition to an excellent bouquet of black fruits, smoke, earth, and minerals, supple tannin, an excellent texture, and a long, fine finish." 90 Points. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
Lot 16. A bottle of House of Lords Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Exclusively sold at The House of Lords, this single malt has been aged in oak sherry casks in Scotland for a minimum of 10 years. It has been distilled following the age old tradition of the Scottish Highlands, from the finest selection of malted barley. 70cl bottle.
Lot 17. A bottle of 2000 Riesling Icewine.
From the Quails Gate Estate Winery.
Lot 18. Battlefield 1403 farm shop hamper
Lot 19. Signed limited edition copy of The Art of the Race by Amanda Lockhart
A collection of black and white photographs of British and Irish Racing.
Lot 20. Meteor 1 by Marc Quinn
Meteor 1 is a pigment print by Marc Quinn from an edition of 250. Printed in 2012, this colourful piece is signed and dated by Quinn in Pencil.
Lot 21. Jinx by Sue Moffit
From a limited edition of just 75, 'Jinx' is an original print on Somerset Velvet paper. Artist Sue Moffit grew up on a dairy farm in Cumbria, hence her fascination with cows. The piece is signed by Moffit.
Lot 22. Concorde- Final Flight
A photographic print, of 250, capturing the final three BA Concorde flights that landed into London Heathrow in 2003. The piece is signed by the three captains, Bannister, Douglas and Brodie, who flew the legendary supersonic aircrafts.
Lot 23. Clay Pigeon shoot for four people
This experience allows four people the chance to experience clay pigeon shooting at one of Europe's premier shooting venue's: EJ Churchills, High Wycombe. You will get a four hour session of shooting in various formats. The day includes all instruction, gun hire, insurance, ear protection and up to 100 clays and cartridges per person. Also includes awards for the winning team and a two course lunch at the local public house. To be used by 31 October 2016.
Lot 24. Cheltenham Gold Cup Champions, framed.
Signed by champion trainer Paul Nicholls and jockeys Sam Thomas riding Denham and Ruby Walsh riding Kauto Star, who was sadly put down on 30 June 2015. Limited to just 1000 worldwide.
Lot 25. Frankie Dettori - Magnificent 7 Parade.
A signed celebratory photo of Frankie Dettori winning seven races in one day at Ascot in 1996.
Lot 26. Art Nouveau Palace, Prague.
A two night stay in an executive room at the Art Nouveau Palace Hotel, Prague with breakfast included. The Art Nouveau Palace Hotel embodies traditional elegance and luxury with Viennese Art Nouveau-style facades and interiors. Join the list of guest stars such as Mick Jagger, Tracey Chapman and Cher. Located in the picturesque city centre. Must be booked and taken within one year, subject to availability. Not available 2015: Dec, 4,5,25,31. Not available 2016: Jan 1,6; Apr 30; May 1,2,14; June 1,2,3,20; July 12; Sept 17. Flights and transfers not included.
Lot 27. Leigh Halfpenny signed British Lions presentation.
This is a superb presentation from the British and Irish Lions tour 2013, signed by 'The Man of the Series', Leigh Halfpenny.
Lot 28. Welsh rugby legends signed ball.
A signed rugby ball, signed by five welsh rugby players: Shane Williams; Gareth Thomas; Gareth Edwards; JPR Williams and Phil Bennett.
Lot 29. Novac Djokovic - Wimbledon Champion.
A signed photo presentation of Novak Djokovic celebrating one of several Wimbledon titles. He currently ranked world number one and is winner of 12 grand slam titles.
Lot 30. Dom Perignon - Jeff Koons.
An exclusive limited edition Dom Perignon Vintage 2004 designed by cult American contemporary artist Jeff Koons.