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The Red Bull Air Race will take off this weekend from the haloed horseracing turf of Ascot. The world’s top thrill-seeking
I don't think that we will ever see an end to horse racing, as it is deeply embedded in British Culture, however we can certainly bring attention to improvements which so desperately need to be made. By wearing this hat, I am hoping to open up a calm and civilised discussion with MPs and those in the horse race industry on how we can move forward.
If you grew up in the 1970s and 1980s like I did, that first school trip may have been a day out at the zoo. Close your eyes and remember just how exhilarating it was to see wild animals in the flesh - to watch them, hear them and even to smell them.
On the borders of Windsor Great Park, less than an hour from London, Coworth Park, a luxurious Georgian country house hotel, was the ideal base for our hiking and history mini-break. And, if we'd been in the mood for a horsey weekend, there's an equestrian centre on site where we could have arranged an escorted horseback ride or lessons. Or just up the road is the famous, 300 year-old Ascot Racecourse.
Left: suit £2,790. shirt £330, tie £125, pochette £60, all Dunhill. Right: Keely Hunter hat (price on request), Sophia Kah
To curate an exhibition of headwear is to capture moments in millinery history. The United Kingdom, with its formal dress occasions and historical class system, has a long and intriguing relationship with hats and headwear.
Shane Warne enjoyed the break between the second and third Ashes Tests with a day at Ascot alongside partner Liz Hurley. Aussie
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In case you missed it, check out what was surely this weekend's most exciting sporting fixture: a racing meat meet at Ascot