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Sara Cox to host the Edinburgh Cup Raceday Sponsored by Edinburgh Gin

TV personality and veteran BBC Radio DJ Sara Cox has been confirmed as hosting the famed VIP after party at Musselburgh Racecourse’s prestigious raceday, The Edinburgh Cup sponsored by Edinburgh Gin. 

Thursday 27th April 2017

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The popular celebrity and party lover, who recently hit the dancefloor for 24 hours of non-stop hits in aid of Red Nose Day, will join raceday revellers at the after party in the Stage Marquee and hit the decks to keep the celebrations going. 

Bringing both colours and flavours to the capital, The Edinburgh Cup Raceday sponsored by Edinburgh Gin, which will be held on Saturday 3 June 2017, has a total prize fund of £180,000 and will feature the iconic £60,000 Edinburgh Gin Edinburgh Cup race  as well as showcasing the UK’s leading horses, trainers and jockeys. As one of the biggest dates in the Scottish racing calendar, and a social highlight for thousands from across Edinburgh and the Lothians, the Edinburgh Cup is expecting to attract visitor numbers of up to 7,000 this year, including a number of sporting personalities. 

An official sponsorship deal with Edinburgh Gin will see Scotland’s leading gin brand creating the Edinburgh Gin lawn selling a range of gins and gin fizzes, from classic G&Ts to innovative and themed cocktails created by the Edinburgh Gin team. The £20,000 headline sponsorship deal of Musselburgh’s richest flat race marries the two iconic capital brands once again, following the success of last year’s Edinburgh Cup Raceday which saw Edinburgh Gin quench the thirst of over 6,500 racegoers who enjoyed more than 6,000 serves of its acclaimed and varied portfolio of unique, premium gins and liqueurs with Edinburgh Gin and Seaside Edinburgh Gin being the popular choices of the day.

Sarah Montgomery Senior Operations and Commercial Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, commented: “Every year our after parties get bigger and better and we’re delighted to be welcoming veteran BBC Radio DJ Sara Cox to our decks to continue the celebrations. With her choice of floor fillers and inimitable DJ’ing style, expect sore feet and a great time!”

Advanced Tickets are on sale for £30 with full price Adult tickets priced at £35 from 15 May onward. Children 17 years and under are admitted Free when accompanied by an adult.