Guineas Ball Returns to Newmarket

Newmarket’s Guineas Ball returns after an eight-year hiatus at the National Stud and is slated for Saturday, Apr. 28. The charity event, which aids the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Sir Peter O’Sullevan Rehabilitation Centre project, St Nicholas hospice West Suffolk and an £500,000 appeal fund which has been established to build a new cardiac centre at West Suffolk Hospital, is black tie and will be hosted by international horseracing broadcaster Derek Thompson.

“We did 12 years of the Guineas Ball and raised significant amounts for charities, most notably being able to fund an emergency vehicle equipped to deal with accidents on the gallops and at the races,” said Julie Thompson, Derek’s wife, of the event which raised £750,000 for charities in the region until 2010. “After such a great effort by everyone, we felt the time was right to give the sponsors a break, but we have been inundated with requests to revive the ball, and had so many pledges of support from friends both in and outside racing that we look guaranteed to be able to come back with a bang.”

Tables of 10 can be reserved for £1,500, which included a champagne reception, three-course dinner with unlimited wine and breakfast. For all enquiries please contact: [email protected] or [email protected].

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