Real International flavour to member's hospitality at York
The opening day of the Ebor Festival at York provided one of the season’s most thrilling finishes and most impressive performances as Japan battled ahead to deny a valiant Crystal Ocean in the closing strides of the Juddmonte International Stakes.
Earlier in the afternoon the progressive Logician, the unbeaten grey son of Frankel, rose to the challenge of being upped in class, powering home to win the Great Voltigeur Stakes and was immediately promoted to favouritism for the St Leger.
Forty ROA members and guests enjoyed this especially memorable day’s racing in two private boxes on the fifth floor of the Melrose Stand.
The sun was doing its best to shine for most of the afternoon, interrupted briefly by a downpour, allowing guests to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the racecourse from the balcony which adjoined the facilities.
This is the fifth year we have had an exclusive box for members for the day’s racing with a bespoke hospitality package.
Several guests were back for the fifth renewal and, with annual friendships renewed, guests enjoyed some in-house competition with what has become a feature of the day with a tipping sweepstake.
ROA Scotland representative and board member Ken McGarrity popped into the facility to meet with members and guests on the day.
We are grateful to York for providing this excellent facility for members and hope to repeat in future years what is always a memorable event in our social calendar.