Newbury Winter Festival


From the 29th November to the 1st December, Newbury Racecourse will play host to the Sportingbet Winter Festival, featuring the Hennessey Gold Cup. This annual horse racing festival is one of the biggest events in the racing calendar and regularly attracts the most talented sportsmen and popular celebrity guests. Why not enhance your experience of the Festival and escape the crowds by flying with Atlas Helicopters to fully appreciate the day?

The action starts on Thursday, featuring the GPG Novices’ Chase – always a great chance to see the future superstars of the sport. Friday is Gentlemen’s Day but the main event on the second day is the Fuller’s London Pride Novices’ Chase, which sees rookie jockeys and their equestrian companions compete over a 2 ½ mile course. There’s also the Winter Style Competition, which seeks to find the Best Dressed Gentleman, with fantastic prizes on offer for the winner and runners-up.

The Hennessey Gold Cup

Saturday is the highlight of the Newbury Winter Festival and by far one of the most popular race days in the winter horse racing calendar, with the biggest names in horse racing battling it out over a three mile, 21/2 furlongs course when they compete to win the prestigious Hennessey Gold Cup. Also on Saturday those at Newbury’s Winter Festival are able to enjoy watching horses racing in the Grade 1 Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle and after the racing draws to a close, there’s the famous White Room After Party to look forward to.

With a multitude of other races during the Newbury Festival as well as shopping markets and attractions to see, there’s never a dull moment making this the perfect event to liven up the winter months.

To make the day extra special Atlas Helicopters can provide you with helicopter travel to the Newbury Winter Festival, allowing you to fly over the traffic gridlock, whilst you travel in luxury. You’ll arrive at the prestigious event with plenty of time to spare as you make a great impression on the other festivalgoers with your stylish entrance.

To travel from Farnborough to Newbury Racecourse for a day return it will take you approximately 15 minutes in a helicopter and for 4 persons pricing is as follows:

Thursday 29th Nov, Farnborough to Newbury Racecourse day return:  £2260.00 + VAT

Friday 30th Nov, Farnborough to Newbury Racecourse day return:  £2260.00 + VAT

Saturday 1st Dec, Farnborough to Newbury Racecourse day return:  £3520.00 + VAT

For more information on our helicopter charter please call 01256 635000.

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