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WHY TRAVEL WITH US? A wealth of experience At Horse Racing Abroad, we have over four decades’ experience at the forefront of providing specialist horse racing holidays. Established in 1975, we’ve built a name in the industry and have strong relationships with a number of specialist organisations, including racing authorities, experts and even jockeys and trainers themselves. All this means we can offer you the highest level of service and an experience that is second to none. No other company can offer the variety of destinations, accommodation choice or the racetrack facilities and hospitality that we can. In fact, we’re confident that an HRA tour will always exceed your expectations!

Tour your way We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible with regard to your travel arrangements. The itineraries you will see throughout this brochure are a guide to what we offer; should you wish to amend the details we will go the extra mile to cater to your wishes wherever possible. For example, if you’d like more accommodation options, or flights from an alternative airport, your Sports Travel Specialist will happily assist.

Extend your stay Additionally, we can add tailor-made extensions on all the tours in our brochure, either before or after the racing action. So, whether you want a night or two in Dublin after the Irish Champions Weekend or a road-trip up the Californian coast after the Breeders’ Cup, we can make it happen!

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CONTENTS

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12 - 15 MAY DEAUVILLE - GUINEAS WEEKEND 25 - 28 MAY COOLMORE STUD & THE IRISH GUINEAS 30 JUNE - 03 JULY HUNGARIAN DERBY, BUDAPEST 24 - 25 JULY AND 18 - 19 SEPTEMBER NEWMARKET TOUR, SUFFOLK 28 - 31 JULY GROSSER DALLMAYR-PREIS, MUNICH 25 - 28 AUGUST SCANDIC NORSK DERBY, OLSO

07 08 14 15 18 21 23

08 - 11 SEPTEMBER IRISH CHAMPIONS WEEKEND 29 SEPTEMBER - 02 OCTOBER QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE, CHANTILLY 06 - 09 OCTOBER VELKA PARDUBICKA STEEPLECHASE, PRAGUE 31 OCTOBER - 05 NOVEMBER BREEDERS’ CUP, SAN DIEGO 01 - 13 NOVEMBER MELBOURNE CUP 14 - 29 JANUARY SUN MET, CAPE TOWN 22 - 26 MARCH DUBAI WORLD CUP

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QUEENS PLATE WOODBINE, TORONTO JULY

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GALWAY FESTIVAL GALWAY, IRELAND JULY/AUGUST

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WHITE TURF ST. MORITZ FEBRUARY

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IRISH DERBY CURRAGH, CO KILDARE JUNE/JULY

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KENTUCKY DERBY CHURCHILL DOWNS, KENTUCKY MAY

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FLORIDA DERBY GULFSTREAM PARK, MIAMI APRIL

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SANDY LANE GOLD CUP GARRISON SAVANNAH, BARBADOS - JULY

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SINGAPORE GOLD CUP KRANJI, SINGAPORE NOVEMBER

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JERSEY GUINEAS LES LANDES MAY

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SHA TIN, HONG KONG DECEMBER

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INDIAN DERBY MAHALAXMI, MUMBAI FEBRUARY

I J

QUEENS PLATE KENILWORTH, CAPE TOWN JANUARY

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MAIDEN CUP CHAMP DE MARS, MAURITIUS SEPTEMBER

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BESPOKE HORSE RACING HOLIDAYS With such a huge array of dates and destinations on the racing calendar, it would seem a shame to restrict our offering to the tours within this HRA brochure. If you prefer the idea of unescorted travel and fancy jetting off elsewhere in the world for the racing, we have global contacts, from Ireland to India, South Africa to Singapore!

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12 - 15

DEAUVILLE - GUINEAS WEEKEND

MAY 2017

Mercure Deauville Centre Hotel

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £495 PER PERSON

Deauville, a favourite holiday destination for Parisians, has golden beaches, designer boutiques, fine dining and casinos.

Friday 12 May

On the day...

Depart: London Stansted, flight FR8771

16:20 hrs

Arrive: Deauville

18:25 hrs

On arrival in Deauville you will be transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a room only basis.

Saturday 13 May Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville (1000 Guineas) where the feature race is the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches or spend the day relaxing and exploring the town.

Included in your package price is admission into Deauville Racecourse. Reserved grandstand seats are available at a cost of £10 per person per day. To enhance your day further, we can reserve places in either the Panoramic Restaurant or Paddock Restaurant. Your table may be a shared table of 8 or 10 people and that table will be available to you for the entire day. All the restaurants serve an à la carte menu and you will be required to settle your bill on the day with the caterers. It is strongly advised that you make a table reservation as alternative facilities are limited at the racecourse.

Sunday 14 May Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville where the feature race is the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2000 Guineas).

Monday 15 May You will be transferred to Deauville Airport for your return flight. Depart: Deauville, flight FR8770

10:45 hrs

Arrive: London Stansted

11:00 hrs

Please note that Ryanair is the only airline flying direct from the UK in 2017. Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with Ryanair • 3 nights’ room only accommodation at your chosen hotel, based on twin/double occupancy • All transfers • Racecourse admissions at Deauville • Assistance of our representatives throughout.

from £495 pp

Located close to the town centre with views over the marina, the hotel offers 95 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a terrace. We have reserved Superior rooms, more spacious than Standard rooms, for your stay. Single supplement: £60 per room per night

Mercure Deauville Centre Hotel

from £625 pp

A delightful modern hotel in the Norman style of architecture set on the quayside of Deauville, a short walk from the town centre. The recently renovated rooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped. Single supplement: £85 per room per night

Hotel Normandy (Available on Request)

2016 Results

Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1) (3yo Colts)

Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (G1) (3yo Fillies)

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Hotel Ibis Deauville Centre

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

La Cressonniere

J-C Rouget

Cristian Demuro

1st

The Gurkha

A P O’Brien

Ryan Moore

2nd

Nathra

John Gosden

Frankie Dettori

2nd

First Selection

Simon Crisford

Jim Crowley

3rd

Qemah

J-C Rouget

Gregory Benoist

3rd

Dicton

G Bietolini

Oliver Peslier

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25 - 28

COOLMORE STUD & THE IRISH GUINEAS

MAY 2017

Keadeen Hotel

Horse & Jockey Hotel

We are pleased to be able to offer a tour to Ireland that will combine a visit to the renowned Coolmore Stud with two days of racing at The Curragh for the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas.

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £675 PER PERSON

Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary The Horse & Jockey Hotel is located near the historical landmark, ‘The Rock of Cashel’. The hotel features a bar with a traditional atmosphere as well as a restaurant and Café Bar. There is also a leisure centre with swimming pool and spa.

Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Thursday 25 May Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA834

10:35 hrs

Arrive: Dublin

12:05 hrs

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Horse & Jockey Hotel in Thurles for an overnight stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Friday 26 May After breakfast depart the hotel for a visit to Coolmore Stud in the heart of Tipperary. Following the tour you will be transferred to the Keadeen Hotel for two nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 27 May

The Keadeen Hotel is located in the heart of County Kildare, close to The Curragh racecourse. The hotel provides a combination of excellent service, timeless elegance and superb food. Single supplement: £32 per room per night The Curragh is now undergoing a € 65 million redevelopment, due to commence in January 2017 and scheduled to end during the latter half of 2018. During the development project, racing will continue as normal and will be supported by temporary facilities to accommodate racegoers.

2016 Results 1000 Guineas (G1) (Fillies) (3yo) 1m

Morning at leisure until you depart to The Curragh for the Irish 2000 Guineas.

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Jet Setting

Adrian Paul Keatley

Shane Foley

Sunday 28 May

2nd

Minding

A P O’Brien

Ryan Moore

This morning you will depart for The Curragh for the Irish 1000 Guineas. After racing, you will be transferred to Dublin Airport.

3rd

Now or Never

M D O’Callaghan

Kieren Fallon

Depart: Dublin, flight BA839

20:40 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

21:55 hrs

On the day...

2000 Guineas (G1) (Colts and Fillies) (3yo) 1m Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Awtaad

Kevin Prendergast

Chris Hayes

2nd

Galileo Gold

Hugo Palmer

Frankie Dettori

3rd

Blue De Vega

M D O’Callaghan

Colin Keane

Our tour includes General Admission to The Curragh.

Marquee Restaurant - £110 pp per day We can arrange access to the Marquee Restaurant, which offers a 3 course lunch, race card and a reserved, shared, table for the day. This area does not offer views of the track.

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with British Airways • Escorted coach transfers • 1 night at The Horse & Jockey Hotel and 2 nights at The Keadeen Hotel both on dinner, bed and breakfast basis, based on twin/double occupancy • General Admission at The Curragh on Saturday and Sunday • Stud visit • Assistance of our representatives throughout.

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30 - 03

HUNGARIAN DERBY, BUDAPEST

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £895 PER PERSON

Friday 30 June Depart: London Stansted, Flight FR8353

08:30 hrs

Arrive: Budapest

11:55 hrs

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 01 July Day at leisure to explore the wonderful city of Budapest.

Sunday 02 July

Budapest Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in the European Union. The city straddles the River Danube, with Buda to the west and Pest to the east. Architecturally, it boasts everything from baroque to modern buildings, with fairy tale castles, an historic old town, squares and cobbled streets.

Sofitel Budapest, Chain Bridge

from £895 pp

Set in the heart of Budapest, on the bank of the Danube, the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge offers magnificent views of the Chain Bridge and the Royal Castle. This hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions. The guest rooms feature Sofitel MyBeds, exclusive toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, an LED TV, minibar, iron and safe. The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge features an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Single room supplement: £100 per room per night

Depart your hotel after breakfast to Kincsem Park Racecourse for the 95th Magyar Hungarian Derby.

Monday 03 July Morning at leisure. You will be transferred to Budapest Airport for your flight Depart: Budapest, Flight FR8369

21:50 hrs

Arrive: London Stansted

23:25 hrs

Alternative flights operate from many local UK airports. Please contact us for any supplements that may apply at the time of booking. Our price includes: Return scheduled flights with Ryanair • All transfers • 3 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis • Admission to Kincsem Park racecourse with 3 course lunch • Racecard • Assistance of our representative throughout.

On the day... You will be accommodated in the glass fronted Panoramic Restaurant for a three course lunch, including wine, soft drinks and coffee. From here you can view the afternoon’s racing.

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JUNE/JULY 2017

Four Seasons Gresham Palace

from £1,295 pp

The Four Seasons Gresham Palace, the finest hotel in Budapest, is located at the heart of the city, at the foot of the Chain Bridge that connects the two cities of Buda and Pest and in close proximity to the Old Town. The Gresham Palace itself is an Art Nouveau landmark that combines historical elegance with ultra-modern comforts. All rooms are spacious with contemporary styling, sumptuous furnishings and all up-to-the-minute facilities. The hotel also has a spa with an infinity-edge lap pool, whirlpool and sauna. Single room supplement: £250 per room per night

Red Bull Air Race Our trip to Budapest coincides with the Red Bull Air Race World Championships. The Air Race is a visual spectacle, combining high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability. Watching pilots begin their run into the track by flying under the Chain Bridge needs to be seen to be believed! The Red Bull Air Race can be seen from various vantage points throughout the city, although we can arrange a grandstand seat at extra cost should you require one.

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NEWMARKET, JOCKEY CLUB ROOMS & PALACE HOUSE

24 - 25 JULY 2017

18 - 19 SEPT 2017

Jockey Club Rooms, Dining Room

Newmarket Horse Racing Museum

1 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £325 PER PERSON

Monday 24 July Please make your own way to the Jockey Club Rooms for check in by midday. Depart the Jockey Club Rooms for the short walk to Palace House where you will be served a light lunch. Following lunch you will tour Palace House and Newmarket Horse Racing Museum. Stroll back to the Jockey Club Rooms upon conclusion of your tour. This evening you are invited to a drinks reception prior to dinner, with wine, in the Card Room, hosted by Gavin Pritchard Gordon.

Tuesday 25 July After breakfast (approx. 08:30) you will depart the Jockey Club Rooms by coach to Newmarket Heath to watch the 2nd lot. Next stop is at a trainer’s yard, followed by a visit to a well-known stud farm. Following the stud visit you will return to the Jockey Club Rooms to make your own onward arrangements. Single room supplement: £40 per room per night

This tour will also be running on:

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 September 2017

Photo courtesy of: Palace House Newmarket

Horse Racing Abroad is pleased to offer an exclusive tour to Newmarket, combining a stay at the exclusive Jockey Club Rooms with a tour of Palace House, Newmarket Horse Racing Museum, a trainer’s yard and a stud farm visit. The tour will be escorted throughout by ex-Newmarket trainer Gavin Pritchard Gordon and you will gain a rare insight into the workings of the British racing industry.

The Jockey Club Rooms The 18 country house-style bedrooms are individually decorated and most overlook the manicured gardens. The Jockey Club Rooms feature an eclectic and truly unique collection of sporting art and racing memorabilia worth over £20 million. Included in the collection are paintings of some of the turf’s greatest racehorses, as well as portraits of the larger than life characters integral to the history of racing and the Jockey Club.

Palace House – incorporating the Newmarket Horse Racing Museum The King Charles II Palace House in Newmarket houses an extensive collection of sporting art. The Palace was used by King Charles when he visited Newmarket with his court. The Horse Racing Museum was originally housed next to the Jockey Club Rooms but was moved to Palace House and opened by the Queen in December 2016. You will be given a personal tour of the museum and its sporting art collection.

Newmarket Training Grounds Newmarket Heath has been expanded and developed over three centuries to provide the premier training grounds in the world. Comprising 2,500 acres, the Training Grounds include 50 miles of turf gallops and 14 miles of artificial tracks. They are used on a daily basis by over 2,500 horses in the care of over 70 trainers.

Jockey Club Rooms

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28 - 31

GROSSER DALLMAYR-PREIS, MUNICH

JULY 2017

Bayerischer Hof

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £960 PER PERSON

Friday 28 July Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA952

12:40 hrs

Arrive: Munich

15:35 hrs

On arrival in Munich you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three night stay. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Saturday 29 July Day at leisure to explore Munich.

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the gateway to the Alps, is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. You can’t go wrong when exploring the city than to start at Marienplatz, the central square that houses the New Town Hall. For a place with such an intriguing past we recommend taking a guided tour to really discover the heart and soul of the city. Of the many beer halls in Munich its most famous is the Hofbrauhaus, a social hub in the city where tourists and locals alike flock to sample the famous litre beers! Another top attraction is the Viktualienmarkt (daily food market), where you can taste traditional German cuisine. Alternatively, you could take an afternoon stroll in the beautiful Englischergarten, one of the largest urban parks in the world.

Bayerischer Hof

Sunday 30 July This morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Riem Racecourse for the Group 1 Grosser Dallmayr.

Monday 31 July This morning we will visit Ammerland Stud where stallions such as Lope de Vega, Ito and Boreal can be seen. Day at leisure until your departure. Depart: Munich, flight BA961

18:50 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

19:55 hrs

The Bayerischer Hof is one of Munich’s leading hotels. It offers 5 gourmet restaurants, 6 bars and an exclusive spa with rooftop pool. The hotel is ideally located directly in Munich’s shopping district, with the Bavarian State Opera and the famous Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall nearby. The luxurious rooms of the Bayerischer Hof each feature an original design, ranging from cosmopolitan to colonial style. They all provide high-speed Wifi and air conditioning. Single supplement: £160 per room per night

On the day... 2016 Results Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (G1) (3yo+) 1m2f

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Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Elliptique

A Fabre

Frankie Detorri

2nd

Royal Solitaire

P Schiergen

Andrasch Starke

3rd

Potemkin

A Wohler

Eduardo Pedroza

For the Grosser Dallmayr, you will be accommodated in the 2nd floor of Club Tribune where you will have a buffet lunch including wine, beer and soft drinks. The restaurant affords panoramic views across the racecourse. Your table is yours for the day so you can come and go as you wish.

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights by British Airways • All transfers • 3 nights’ room only accommodation at Bayerischer Hof, based on twin/ double occupancy • Admission to Riem Racecourse with buffet lunch, wine and beer • Racecard • Assistance of our representatives throughout.

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25 - 28

SCANDIC NORSK DERBY, OSLO

AUG 2017

The Grand Hotel Oslo

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £860 PER PERSON

Friday 25 August

Oslo is nestled on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Well known for its green open spaces and bountiful supply of museums, not to mention cosy cafes and excellent restaurants, Oslo really does have it all!

Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA762

07:45 hrs

Oslo

Arrive: Oslo

10:55 hrs

Must-see attractions whilst in Oslo are The Royal Palace, National Gallery, Fram Museum, The Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Natural History Museum and the Botantical Gardens. Alternatively, why not visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and take in the breathtaking view of the city from the jump tower. Braver types may like to take the quick route back down - the zipline!

On arrival at Oslo Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Grand Hotel, Oslo for your three night stay. The official check-in time is 15:00hrs, your bags will be stored until this time. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Another highly recommended way to spend a summer’s day is visiting the islands of Oslo Fjord with their many beaches, hiking trails and forests. Each island has its own unique character and history, so grab a picnic and jump on board the ferry and enjoy a day’s island hopping.

Saturday 26 August Time to explore the sights of Oslo.

Sunday 27 August You will be transferred from your hotel to Ovrevoll Racecourse for the Norwegian Derby.

Monday 28 August Free time until your departure to Oslo airport. Depart: Oslo, flight BA767

17:25 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

21:55 hrs

The Grand Hotel Oslo The Grand is centrally located on Oslo’s famous main street Karl Johans gate, surrounded by some of the city’s best shopping areas and top attractions. The Grand Hotel is probably the most famous hotel in Norway and each year the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize resides in the Nobel Suite. The rooftop bar ‘Eight’ offers cocktails and Nordic inspired drinks combined with a great view over the city. The beautifully refurbished rooms offer a tranquil retreat after a day’s sightseeing. Single supplement: £100 per room per night

On the day... You will be accommodated, for a delicious buffet lunch, in a marquee situated close to the Winning Post. The marquee offers a cash bar and tote betting facilities. In 2016 the day’s racing consisted of a 10 race card; we envisage 2017 to be similar.

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with British Airways • All transfers • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the Grand Hotel based on twin/double occupancy • Admission to Ovrevoll Racecourse with buffet lunch Racecourse entrance • Racecard • Assistance of our representatives throughout

2016 Results Scandic Norsk Derby (L) (3yo) 1m4f Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Our Last Summer

N Petersen

Elione Chaves

2nd

Pas De Secrets

W Neuroth

George Baker

3rd

Cabanac

B Olsen

Jacob Johansen

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08 - 11

IRISH CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

SEPT 2017

Keadeen Hotel

We are pleased to offer a 3 night tour for the Longines Irish Champions Weekend that combines the Irish Champion Stakes and the Irish St. Leger. The weekend is action packed with two magnificent days of group racing. We have arranged hospitality at both racecourses so you can watch the races in comfort and style! Finally, we have arranged a tour of the Irish National Stud as well as a trip around The Curragh Thoroughbred Trail.

Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Situated in Newbridge, just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, the Keadeen Hotel offers a combination of excellent service, timeless elegance and superb food. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Derby, serves fine cuisine in a charming, luxurious setting. The spacious health and leisure club boasts a pool, hot tub and sauna – a great way to relax after a day’s racing! All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and all have views of the stunning hotel gardens. Single supplement: £70 per room per night

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £765 PER PERSON

Friday 08 September Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA834

10:35 hrs

Arrive: Dublin

12:05 hrs

On arrival you will be transferred to the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge for a three night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 09 September This morning you will be transferred to Leopardstown Racecourse where the feature race is the Group 1, Irish Champion Stakes.

Sunday 10 September Upon concluding your tour of the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail you will be transferred to The Curragh, where the feature race is the Group 1, St Leger Stakes.

On the day... At Leopardstown you will be accommodated in the Pavilion Restaurant which offers a gourmet buffet and complimentary wine and soft drinks. Your reserved table for the afternoon affords an enviable view of the finishing straight, a perfect place from which to see the day’s action. At The Curragh we have reserved tables in the Marquee Restaurant.

The Curragh is now undergoing a €65 million redevelopment which is scheduled to end during the latter half of 2018. During the development project, racing will continue as normal and be supported by temporary facilities to accommodate racegoers.

Monday 11 September This morning we travel to the Irish National Stud for a guided tour. We shall depart early afternoon for our journey to Dublin Airport. Depart: Dublin, flight BA829

16:15 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

17:45 hrs

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with British Airways • Escorted coach transfers • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation, based on twin/ double occupancy at the Keadeen Hotel • Entry and hospitality at the Pavilion Restaurant at Leopardstown • Entry and hospitality at The Curragh • Tour of the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail • Visit to the Irish National Stud • Assistance of our representatives throughout.

2016 Results QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes G1 (3yo+) 1m2f

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Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger (G1) (3yo+) 1m6f

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Almanzor

J-C Rouget

Christophe Soumillon

1st

Wicklow Brave

W P Mullins

Frankie Dettori

2nd

Found

A P O’Brien

Frankie Dettori

2nd

Order of St.George

A P O’Brien

Ryan Moore

3rd

Minding

A P O’Brien

Ryan Moore

3rd

Trip to Paris

E A L Dunlop

Pat Smullen

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29 - 02

QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE CHANTILLY

We are delighted to offer 2 and 3 night packages to the 2017 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. After a very successful meeting in 2016 we are delighted to be returning in 2017. This year, along with reserved spaces in the Main Grandstand we are offering trackside hospitality. The Arc weekend is the championship of European racing, featuring 11 Group races over two days. The purse for the whole weekend of the “Arc” meeting in 2016 was €7.9 million, with €5.6 million being reserved for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe itself.

Chantilly Racecourse Chantilly Racecourse is located in the main horse training area of France on 65 hectares next to the Chantilly Forest. It is a righthanded course and it was built with interlocking tracks. The main course is 2,400 metres long, with another at 2,150 metres, plus a round course adaptable from 1,400 to 2,400 metres. Chantilly is a beautiful racecourse situated in a rural area 30 miles north of Paris. On an average non race day the transfer time is approximately 1 hour, although on racedays we expect it to be substantially longer, a situation beyond our control. Therefore, please be prepared for a much longer transfer to and from the racecourse. We have been advised that our coach park is close to the main entrance, however this cannot be guaranteed. It is important to note that unlike previous years, we are unable to provide buggy assistance between the coach park and racecourse.

SEPT / OCT 2017

Restaurant des Pistes Hospitality Sunday 01 Oct only We are delighted to offer spaces in the Restaurant des Pistes situated in a marquee facility approximately 1½ furlongs past the winning post. At your reserved table you will be served a 4-course meal. Drinks will be available to buy from the cash bar. Within the marquee you have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Due to the location of the restaurant you cannot watch the racing from the facility, therefore, we advise exiting the Marquee and viewing from in front of the Grandstand, only a short walk away. Restaurant des Pistes Hospitality - £300 per person

Panoramic Restaurant Saturday 30 Sep & Sunday 01 Oct Subject to availability, spaces in the Panoramic Restaurant on Saturday and Sunday can be secured. The package offers a 4-course meal including coffee and a reserved shared table for the day. Drinks can be bought from the cash bar. Betting facilities are available in the restaurant. Tables overlook either the track or the paddock, but specific views cannot be guaranteed. Panoramic Restaurant - Saturday - £190 per person

Reserved Grandstand Seats We have managed to obtain a limited supply of seats in the Main Grandstand (the Tribune de l’Arrivee). The reserved, numbered seats are located under cover and offer the ideal vantage point from which to view the racing. Aside from great viewing, these seats offer a central base for the day and somewhere to escape the crowds. The Paddock is situated directly behind the Main Grandstand and is easily accessible. In order to make your day more comfortable, we recommend that you purchase reserved grandstand seats when you make your travel reservation. Reserved Grandstand Seats (Tribune de l’Arrivee) £200 per person - valid on both Saturday and Sunday

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Panoramic Restaurant - Sunday - £380 per person

2016 Results Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) (3yo+) 1m4f Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Found

A P O’Brien

Ryan Moore

2nd

Highland Reel

A P O’Brien

Seamie Heffernan

3rd

Order of St George

A P O’Brien

Frankie Dettori

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GROUP 1 RACES ON ARC DAY...

Prix de la Foret

SUNDAY 01 OCT

Qatar Prix del’Arc de Triomphe

3 year olds and over

Distance: 7 furlongs

3 year olds and over

Distance: 1 mile, 4 furlongs

Marsha (owned by Elite Racing Club), the winner of the 2016 Prix de l’Abbaye

Prix Marcel Boussac 2 year old fillies

Distance: 1 mile

Prix de l’Abbaye

(European Sprint Championship)

2 year olds and over

Distance: 5 furlongs

Prix de l’Opera

Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere 2 year old colts and fillies

Distance: 7 furlongs

Group 2 Races On Saturday 30 September there will be 8 races and the card includes the Group 1 Prix du Cadran and four excellent Group 2 races. • Prix Chaudenay (3yo) 1m7f • Prix de Royallieu (3yo+ fillies and mares) 1m4½f • Prix Dollar (3yo+) 1m2f • Prix Daniel Wildenstein (3yo+) 1m

3 year old fillies and mares

Distance: 1 mile, 2 furlongs

Please note: In contrast to Longchamp, where we had our own Horse Racing Abroad Pavilion, facilities at Chantilly are limited; the only permanent grandstand at the course seats just over 2,000 people. We have been able to secure limited numbers of these seats. Due to restraints on space at the racecourse, we cannot replicate our usual offering in terms of catering and bar services. As such, catering will be restricted to the facilities provided by the racecourse. There are 7 races scheduled on Arc day. In the last two years the last race has been run between 18:20 hrs - 18:40 hrs. Consequently, we are unable to offer return travel to the UK on Sunday evening.

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ARC TOURS

PARIS HOTELS

Our packages are fully inclusive, comprising roundtrip transfers from Gare du Nord to your hotel along with roundtrip transfers and Pesage admission to Chantilly Racecourse on both Saturday and Sunday. Our representatives are on hand throughout the weekend to ensure the smooth running of your stay from start to finish. We offer a selection of Eurostar train departures, a wide range of hotels and the option of purchasing a reserved numbered seat in the main grandstand.

Hotel Paris Neuilly 1 Avenue de Madrid, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine Located between the Etoile and La Défense is the delightful Hotel Paris Neuilly. The immediate area provides a variety of restaurants and shops. All 80 rooms have been fully renovated and are equipped with everything you require for a pleasurable stay in Paris. The hotel has a bar/breakfast room. 2 nights from £415 per person / 3 nights from £480 per person Single supplement: £45 per room per night

Mercure Montmartre 3 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 PARIS Located in the lively area of Montmartre, this hotel has been a favourite with our clients for many years. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Basilica du Sacré Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and the animated Place du Tertre. The hotel features 305 modern rooms and a bar/breakfast room. 2 nights from £455 per person / 3 nights from £535 per person Single supplement: £60 per room per night

Le Méridien Etoile 3 Place Général Kœnig, 75017 PARIS The Méridien Etoile has been our flagship hotel for many years and is conveniently located at Porte Maillot. The immediate vicinity has several good quality restaurants and bars. The hotel offers 1,025 fully refurbished rooms in a contemporary, chic style. The public areas have also undergone a transformation and are modern, bright and welcoming. 2 nights from £500 per person / 3 nights from £650 per person Single supplement: £95 per room per night

Hotel Napoleon 40 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 PARIS This beautiful art-deco hotel, located a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, is steeped in history. Its 102 rooms are comfortable, elegant and fully equipped to a high standard and overlook the Avenue de Friedland or the quiet inner courtyard. The hotel has the Bivouac Café-Restaurant and the Bivouac Lounge Bar that has an outdoor terrace. 2 nights from £630 per person / 3 nights from £800 per person Single supplement: £155 per room per night

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CHANTILLY HOTELS - 3 NIGHT TOURS

Auberge de Jeu de Paume, Chantilly

SEPT / OCT 2017

Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly

Auberge de Jeu de Paume, 4 rue du Connetable, 60500 Chantilly

Chateau Hotel Mont Royal, Allée des Marronniers, Chantilly

This hotel is located only yards from the famous Château de Chantilly and a short stroll to the racecourse. The guest rooms are decorated in a traditional 18th-century style and offer views of the garden, the patio or the town. A heated, indoor swimming pool and a spa centre on site are available if required. The 2-Michelin starred restaurant, La Table du Connetable, serves gourmet French cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended.

The Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly is located just 35 minutes from Paris and a mere 15-minute drive to the racecourse. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness centre. The 19th-century castle offers guestrooms with forest views and include desks and chairs, coffee tables, flat-screen TVs with satellite and free Wifi internet access.

3 nights from £1,550 per person

Single supplement: £150 per room per night

Single supplement: £375 per room per night Please note: Full payment is required to secure your reservation at the time of booking for this.

3 nights from £825 per person

For this package the following Eurostar trains must be used, outbound 9024 return 9023. Please see page 13 for train times.

Our prices include: Return travel by Eurostar on specified routing in Standard Class (see following page for routes and times) • 2 or 3 nights at chosen hotel on a bed and breakfast basis • Fully escorted racecourse transfers on Saturday and Sunday • Roundtrip transfers from Gare du Nord/hotel/Gare du Nord • Pesage admission to Chantilly on both days • Assistance of our representatives throughout the weekend • Complimentary racing papers

VALUE PACKAGE - 3 NIGHTS FROM £399 PER PERSON

Friday 29 September Depart: London St Pancras, Train 9028

13:31 hrs

Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord

16:47 hrs

Transfer to the Hôtel de la Jatte

Saturday 30 September Racing at Chantilly for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Hôtel de la Jatte

Sunday 01 October

4 Boulevard du Parc, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine

Racing at Chantilly for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Monday 02 October Transfer from your hotel to Gare du Nord for your return train. Depart: Paris, Gare du Nord, Train 9039

15:13 hrs

Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord

16:39 hrs

The Value Package Includes: Return Standard class travel with Eurostar • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the Hôtel de la Jatte • All transfers • Pesage entry to Chantilly on Saturday and Sunday • Assistance of our HRA representatives • Complimentary racing papers

The hotel is situated on the island of Grande Jatte close to La Defense and Porte Maillot. There are a number of restaurants and bars along the banks of the Seine and the centre of Neuilly is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel is a charming, typically French hotel with bar/lounge area; breakfast is served either in the conservatory or in your room. All rooms are well equipped and many overlook the River Seine. (Please note that Executive Rooms do not have a view of the River Seine.) 3 nights package from £399 per person. Single supplement: £39 per room per night Upgrade to an Executive Room for the weekend: £63

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EUROSTAR TIMES

SEPT / OCT 2017

Gare du Nord Station, Paris

From: St Pancras/Ebbsfleet

From: Paris Gare du Nord

Friday 29 September 2017

Monday 02 October 2017

9014

9024

Paris Gare du Nord

11:13

09:41

Ashford

12:07

Paris Gare du Nord

12:47

St Pancras

12:39

St Pancras

12:24

Paris Gare du Nord

16:13

Ebbsfleet

12:42

Ebbsfleet

17:18

Paris Gare du Nord

15:47

St Pancras

17:39

St Pancras

09:24

Ebbsfleet

Saturday 30 September 2017 9022*

St Pancras

11:22

Paris Gare du Nord

14:47

*Please note that this train will arrive too late for Saturday racing

9023

9043

If you wish to travel to Paris on Eurostar services other than those listed above, or prior to Friday 29th September and/or Monday 2nd October your transfers to/from Gare du Nord will be at your own arrangement and cost. Standard Premier Class is available at a supplement of ÂŁ150 per person. Standard Premier Class includes additional leg-room, table seats, light refreshments and complimentary drinks served at your seat. Should you wish to make a booking on a service not included in our programme, or make a reservation in Business Premier Class, please call us for a quotation. Please note that the Eurostar prices are group fares and once our allocations are full, a supplement may apply at the time of booking.

Flights Should you wish to travel to Paris by air then please contact our Sports Specialists for timings and prices. Please note, that we are unable to offer airport transfers, and we ask you to make your own way to your chosen hotel. As a guide, a taxi costs 60 Euro each way or the RER train service is 10 Euro each way. Flights can be arranged from most UK airports on request. 13

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06 - 09

VELKA PARDUBICKA STEEPLECHASE

OCT 2017

Hilton Prague Old Town

As a true test of stamina, equine ability and horsemanship, The Velka Pardubicka ranks of equal importance in steeplechasing’s roll of honour to our own Grand National and The Maryland Hunt Cup.

3 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £875 PER PERSON

Prague Prague is one of Europe’s most fashionable cities, an historic baroque monument to Bohemia’s past, equally comparable to Florence, Venice and Rome for the majesty of its noble buildings, squares and cobbled streets.

Hilton Prague Old Town Friday 6 October Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA862

09:50 hrs

Arrive: Prague

12:50 hrs

On arrival in Prague you will be transferred to the Hilton Prague Old Town where accommodation has been reserved for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Hilton Prague Old Town is located at the gates of the Old Town in close proximity to Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms have been refurbished and are spacious with contemporary styling, sumptuous furnishings and all necessary facilities. Single supplement: £100 per room per night

Saturday 7 October Day at leisure to explore the wonderful city of Prague. Why not take a trip to Prague Castle or visit the Old Town Hall to see the Astronomical Clock?

Sunday 8 October Depart your hotel after breakfast to Pardubice Racecourse for The Velka Pardubicka Grand Steeplechase.

On the day... Overlooking the course, our private box has an open balcony separated from the remaining area by glass sliding doors. On arrival enjoy local champagne followed by a hot buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Complimentary soft drinks as well as tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Alcoholic drinks can be bought from the private cash bar. Betting facilities are available very close by.

Return to your hotel in Prague at approximately 19:30 hrs.

Monday 9 October

2016 Results

Day at leisure until your departure to the airport.

Velka Pardubicka (6yo+) (4m2fl10y)

Depart: Prague, flight BA857

20:15 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

21:20 hrs

Flights are available from many airports in the UK to Prague. If you would prefer to travel from your local airport, please contact us for further details. Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with British Airways • All transfers • 3 nights’ bed and buffet breakfast accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy, at Hilton Prague Old Town • Admission to Pardubice racecourse private facility with buffet lunch • Assistance of our representative throughout.

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Charme Look

M Ruzickova

Jan Faltejsek

2nd

Ange Guardian

Josef Vana

Jan Kratochvil

3rd

Zarif

Josef Vana

Josef Bartos

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BREEDERS’ CUP, DEL MAR

5 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £3,295 PER PERSON

Tuesday 31 October Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA273

13:45 hrs

Arrive: San Diego

19:30 hrs

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your chosen hotel where accommodation has been reserved for five nights on a room only basis.

Wednesday 01 November Day to relax and acclimatise. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks with your host and fellow travellers.

In 2017 the Breeders’ Cup will make its debut at another iconic racing venue: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf! We are delighted to be offering packages to San Diego where you can enjoy the many attractions the coastal city offers whilst basking in the Southern Californian sunshine. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, annually attracts the best horses from around the world. It is the richest prizemoney event in sport, consisting of 13 championship races. The Breeders’ Cup Classic saw battle between reigning champion California Chrome and young buck Arrogate from the stable of Bob Baffert. Odds on favourite California Chrome was run down in deep stretch by Arrogate giving Baffert a third consecutive victory in the Classic, an unprecedented achievement at the World Championships.

Thursday 02 November

On the day…

Day at leisure to explore San Diego.

Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant

Friday 03 November

At Del Mar we have secured tables in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant. Located on the 2nd floor of the Grandstand you will enjoy shaded outdoor dining, luncheon included, with excellent views of the homestretch and finish line. Drinks can be bought from the cash bar.

Racing at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup.

Saturday 04 November Racing at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup.

Clubhouse Reserved Seats*

Sunday 05 November

We can also offer seats on the 3rd floor of the Grandstand with wagering windows, bars and food outlets located nearby.

Day at leisure until your departure to the airport. Depart: San Diego, flight BA268

19:15 hrs

*A reduction of £500pp will apply should you choose to take Clubhouse reserved seats

Monday 06 November Arrive: London Heathrow

13:35 hrs

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights by British Airways • Welcome Cocktail Party at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego • 5 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at your chosen accommodation • Transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches • Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant at Del Mar for Breeders’ Cup Days • Assistance of our representatives throughout.

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Tailor-made tour extensions The featured Breeders’ Cup tour to San Diego is fully escorted and we have our Horse Racing Abroad representatives on site should you need them. If you wish to extend your visit to the USA before or after The Breeders’ Cup we will be delighted to assist with your arrangements, which would be on a tailor-made unescorted basis. From San Diego why not consider enjoying a twin centre break with San Francisco or a beach break in Hawaii or Mexico.

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31 - 05

BREEDERS’ CUP & LAS VEGAS

Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack is the second largest horse racing venue in the western United States, after Santa Anita. Situated on the 340-acre Del Mar Fairgrounds site located just 20 miles north of San Diego, Del Mar has a permanent seating capacity of nearly 15,000 with a total capacity nearer 35,000. Del Mar Racetrack, built in 1937 by a partnership including Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper and Oliver Hardy, quickly became a summer playground of Hollywood stars during the 1940’s. The track famously played host to the matchrace between Seabiscuit and Ligaroti in 1938.

The Races Friday 03 November - the following races will be run: $½ million Marathon, $1million Juvenile Turf, $1million Dirt Mile, $1million Juvenile Fillies Turf, $2 million Distaff and five other supporting races. Saturday 04 November - the most prestigious day of the Championship - the following races will be run: $2million Juvenile Fillies, $2 million Filly & Mare Turf, $1million Filly & Mare Sprint, $1million Turf Sprint, $2million Juvenile, $3million Turf, $1½ million Xpressbet Sprint, $2 million Mile, $5 million Classic and three other supporting races.

OCT/NOV 2017

For those who would like to combine the Breeders’ Cup with a short visit to Las Vegas, we can offer 4 nights at the Bellagio. On Sunday 05 November a deluxe coach will transfer you from San Diego to Las Vegas. You then can enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer until your departure on Thursday 09 November.

4 NIGHT EXTENSION - FROM £495 PER PERSON

Sunday 05 November Mid-morning departure by luxury air-conditioned coach from Manchester Grand Hyatt to Hotel Bellagio, Las Vegas. The journey will take approximately 6 hours, including a stop en-route. Accommodation has been arranged at the Hotel Bellagio for four nights on a room only basis.

Monday 06 - Wednesday 08 November Days at leisure to enjoy the spectacle of this fairytale city.

Thursday 09 November Depart: Las Vegas, flight BA274

2016 Results

Friday 10 November

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) (3yo+) (Dirt) (1m 2f) Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Arrogate

Bob Baffert

Mike Smith

2nd

California Chrome

Art Sherman

Victor Espinoza

3rd

Keen Ice

Todd Pletcher

Javier Castellano

Upgrades Upgrade your flights with British Airways to: World Traveller Plus from £470 per person

20:40 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

14:35 hrs

Transfer to Las Vegas Included in the price of the tour is the transfer from San Diego to the Bellagio in Las Vegas - a ‘door-to-door’ service. However, should you wish to fly to Las Vegas the supplementary cost, to include a private car transfer from your San Diego hotel to San Diego airport on a low cost carrier, would be approximately £150 per person. Please note: you will need to make your own way by taxi from Las Vegas airport to the Bellagio.

Club (business class) from £2,750 per person

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BREEDERS’ CUP HOTELS - SAN DIEGO Downtown San Diego has a vibrant evening atmosphere which, combined with the beautiful beaches overlooking the Pacific, just oozes Southern Californian charm. If exploring is more your thing, why not try a Trolley Tour around the Old Town or take a stroll around the museums within Balboa Park? Of course no visit would be complete without taking a trip to the USS Midway Museum to learn about the rich naval heritage of the city. When sightseeing becomes too much we’d suggest a visit to the many craft beer breweries. With San Diego the craft beer capital of America, it would seem wrong to return home without sampling the many spoils on offer! Then there’s always San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld...

31 - 05 OCT/NOV 2017

Manchester Grand Hyatt Ideally situated on San Diego Bay between the convention centre and the Seaport Village, the hotel offers a spectacular waterfront setting complete with restaurants, shopping and bars all around. The hotel is located in the heart of Downtown and only a short walk to the ever popular Gaslamp Quarter. The Top of the Hyatt bar situated on the 40th floor offers panoramic views of the city and is the perfect location for a nightcap. The standard rooms we have secured are spacious and well equipped and offer stunning views of the city. 5 nights room only from £3,295 per person Single supplement: £160 per room per night

Hotel Del Coronado Situated on the beach, the Hotel Del Coronado is ideally situated along California’s Pacific coastline and offers luxurious accommodation in a charming Victorian-style. The rooms have a classic-yet-modern style which reflect the beachfront setting. A plethora of restaurants and bars are located at the hotel with many more situated nearby. Downtown San Diego is a 15-minute cab ride away. 5 nights room only from £3,495 per person Single supplement: £240 per room per night

US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel A national icon since 1910, the US Grant is sure to deliver a memorable stay! Situated in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter guests can easily experience the wide array of restaurants on offer right on the doorstep. The light and bright rooms offer a classic design with contemporary furnishings. The Grant Grill Lounge provides an oasis of calm after a busy days’ racing and serves a tantalising selection of cocktails. 5 nights room only from £3,795 per person Single supplement: £300 per room per night

Bellagio Las Vegas | 4-night extension option The Bellagio nestles alongside a magnificent lake adorned with spectacular fountains and surrounded by lush gardens. The fountains are enhanced at night by colour, light and classical music. The hotel offers a grand casino, elegant shopping promenade, fine dining establishments and a theatre reminiscent of the Paris Opera House. Each guest room is appointed with European style furnishings, art and antiquities, yet complemented with every modern day convenience, satellite TV, stereo, room safe, telephone and en-suite marble bathroom. 4 nights room only from £495 per person Single supplement: £100 per room per night 17

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Melbourne Cup

01 - 13 NOV 2017

This festival is a celebration of the Sport of Kings and boasts the richest prize in Australian sport, with a purse totalling $6.2million. The Victoria Derby, marks the start of the festival and is commonly considered the best day for racing purists and provides the only all Group race day on the Australian racing calendar. Emirates Melbourne Cup Day attracts over 100,000 racegoers eager to experience the atmosphere; run over a gruelling 3,200 metres this race is known to be the best staying handicap in the world.

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MELBOURNE ONLY

MELBOURNE CUP Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Park Hyatt, Melbourne

5 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £3,395 PER PERSON

Wednesday 01 - Tuesday 07 November As detailed in our 9 night itinerary opposite.

Wednesday 08 November Following check-out, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Depart: Melbourne, flight EK407

22:30 hrs

Thursday 09 November

Park Hyatt, Melbourne Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens the Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. A welcoming ambience and exceptional levels of service can be expected. The Park Hyatt Melbourne is renowned for having some of the largest rooms and suites in Melbourne, decorated with rich art deco inspired furnishings. The hotel offers a variety of facilities such as the award-winning ‘radii’ restaurant and bar, the decadent Lounge and Melbourne’s finest day spa.

2016 Results AAMI Victoria Derby (G1) (3yo) 1m4½f Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Arrive: Dubai

05:35 hrs

1st

Prized Icon

James Cummings

Glyn Schofield

Depart: Dubai, flight EK001

07:45 hrs

2nd

Sacred Elixir

Tony Pike

Zac Purton

Arrive: London Heathrow

11:40 hrs

3rd

Inference

M W & J Hawkes

Dwayne Dunn

Single supplement from: £165 per room per night Business class supplement from: £3,900 per person

On the day... At Flemington we have secured the finest reserved seating, with views of the finishing straight and the winning post. Numerous bars, eateries, Tote windows and TV screens are situated within the grandstand behind the reserved seating area. This seating is valid for both Derby and Cup days. Racing in Sydney includes general admission, a three-course meal and uninterrupted views of the entire racecourse. The dress code for racing in both Melbourne and Sydney is very smart, jacket and tie for gentlemen and smart racewear for the ladies.

Emirates Melbourne Cup (G1 Handicap) (3yo+) 2m Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Almandin

Robert Hickmott

Kerrin McEvoy

2nd

Heartbreak City

A J Martin

Joao Moreira

3rd

Hartnell

J O’Shea

James McDonald

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled Economy class flights with Emirates • 5 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at The Park Hyatt Melbourne based on twin/double occupancy • Reserved seating at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, on both Victoria Derby Day and Emirates Melbourne Cup Day • Transfers throughout • Assistance of our local agents.

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MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

NOV 2017

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

9 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £4,595 PER PERSON

Days at leisure in and around Sydney - time to discover the city and take optional excursions or tours.

Wednesday 01 November Depart: London Heathrow, flight EK006

Thursday 09 - Friday 10 November

22:00 hrs

Saturday 11 November Racing at Canterbury Park with a three course lunch.* Roundtrip transfers are included.

Thursday 02 November Arrive: Dubai

08:45 hrs

Depart: Dubai, flight EK406

10:10 hrs

Friday 03 November

*At the time of publication, the race schedule has yet to be confirmed. Racing may take place at any of the four racecourses in Sydney.

Sunday 12 November Following check-out, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Arrive: Melbourne

06:35 hrs

Depart: Sydney, flight EK413

21:45 hrs

On arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to the Park Hyatt, Melbourne, where accommodation has been reserved in a Park Room for five nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Monday 13 November Arrive: Dubai

05:15 hrs

Should you wish to reserve a room for the night of Thursday 02 November to allow for immediate check-in please speak to our Sports Travel Specialists.

Depart: Dubai, flight EK001

07:45 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

11:40 hrs

Saturday 04 November

Single supplement from: £155 per room per night Business class supplement from: £4,150 per person

Racing at Flemington: AAMI Victoria Derby Day! Roundtrip transfers are included.

Sunday 05 - 06 November Day at leisure in Melbourne.

Tuesday 07 November Racing at Flemington: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day! Roundtrip transfers are included.

Wednesday 08 November You will be transferred from the Park Hyatt, Melbourne for your flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel where accommodation has been reserved for four nights in a Deluxe City View Room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city’s shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant with dramatic harbour views. Each room is elegantly furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Deluxe Full Harbour View Room upgrade from: £95 per room per night. Our Price Includes: Return scheduled Economy class flights with Emirates • Virgin Australia Flight from Melbourne to Sydney • 5 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at the Park Hyatt Melbourne in a Park Room • 4 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney in Deluxe City View Rooms • Reserved seating at Flemington Racecourse, on both Victoria Derby Day and Emirates Melbourne Cup Day • Racing at Canterbury Park (subject to confirmation) with lunch • Transfers throughout • Assistance of our local agents. Prices are based on two sharing a twin/double room

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14 - 29

SUN MET, CAPE TOWN (Formerly the J&B Met)

We are delighted to be able to offer you this unique tour to Cape Town that combines racing at Kenilworth for South Africa’s famous Sun Met Handicap. We are starting our visit in Johannesburg with tours of both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields, followed by an exclusive tour of Summerhill Stud Farm located in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is our next stop for a few days relaxation, along with a day’s racing at Greyville.

JAN 2018

On the day... You will be accommodated in the well-appointed Kenilworth Room. A superb buffet lunch will be on offer along with a complimentary bar service.

The Sun Met Saturday sees the running of Cape Town’s biggest and best loved race, the Sun Met. This race is the most popular in South Africa and has become a major social event; Kenilworth Racecourse is always packed to capacity.

Hartford House Hartford House, located in KwaZulu-Natal, is a small boutique property that forms part of Summerhill Stud. The 16 individually decorated, luxurious suites all feature en-suite bathrooms, most of which overlook the manicured gardens. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Oyster Box, Umhlanga At this Umhlanga hotel you’ll discover colonial-style elegance and classical charm, situated on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Located close to Durban, it is an excellent spot to slow the pace of your tour with a little spa and beach living for a few days!

Isandlwana Lodge Isandlwana Lodge is located overlooking the distinctive Isandlwana Rock where the famous battle took place between the British and the 24,000 strong Zulu army in 1879. Needless to say, the history is palpable here and combined with the property’s authentic African atmosphere, a truly memorable stay is guaranteed.

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

2017 Results Sun Met (G1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m2f Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

Whisky Baron

B Crawford

G Cheyne

2nd

Legal Eagle

S G Tarry

A Marcus

3rd

Captain America

B Crawford

C Orffer

Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights with British Airways • Escorted transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches/minibus • 13 nights’ accommodation, board basis as stated in the itinerary, based on twin/double occupancy • Inclusions as per itinerary • Assistance of our agents throughout.

Modern and stylish, this ocean view hotel lies near Robben Island, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain. Tobago’s Restaurant pairs award-winning cuisine with South African wines, while Tobago’s Bar and Terrace serves cocktails poolside.

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15 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £4,845 PER PERSON

Monday 22 January Morning departure for a guided tour of the valley of 1,000 hills, with lunch included.

Sunday 14 January Depart: London Heathrow, flight BA057

20:55 hrs

Monday 15 January Arrive: Johannesburg

09:50 hrs

On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to Isandlwana Lodge (approx. 3 hour drive) for your 2 night stay on a full board basis.

Tuesday 16 January Today, you will be taken on a tour of Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift battlefields.

Wednesday 17 January

Tuesday 23 January You will be transferred to Durban Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to the Radisson Blu Cape Town for a 5 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The evening is at leisure.

Wednesday 24 January Day at leisure to explore Cape Town. Why not visit Robben Island, Table Mountain or Cape Peninsula?

Thursday 25 January An early morning departure to Stellenbosch and Franschoek with lunch included at Lanzerac Wine Estate.

Friday 26 January

After breakfast you will be transferred from Isandlwana Lodge to Hartford House (approx. 2½hr drive) for a 3 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Your day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with your host and fellow travellers.

Thursday 18 January

Saturday 27 January

Today enjoy a visit of Summerhill Stud Farm followed by lunch at Hartford House.

Mid-morning transfer to Kenilworth Racecourse for the Grade 1 Sun Met.

Friday 19 January

Sunday 28 January

Today we shall explore the local area taking in craft workshops and farms. The afternoon is at leisure to relax.

Day at leisure until your departure to the airport.

Saturday 20 January

Depart: Cape Town, flight BA58

20:15 hrs

Monday 29 January

Today we travel to the Oyster Box in Umhlanga (approx. 2½ drive) for a 3-night stay. Tonight, enjoy drinks with your host and fellow travellers.

Arrive: London Heathrow

Sunday 21 January

World Traveller Plus Supplement: £495 per person

Racing in Durban! We shall visit Greyville (possibly Scotsville) for an afternoon’s racing with hospitality.

Club Class Supplement: £3,230 per person

06:15 hrs

Single Room Supplement £160 per room per night.

PRE-TOUR SAFARI EXTENSION Prior to your tour, why not extend your holiday by taking in a 3 night safari? We have arranged three nights’ full board accommodation at Kapama Southern Camp. Included in your stay are twice daily game drives giving you ample opportunity to spot all the wildlife that South Africa has to offer! All the suites at Kapama Southern Camp feature full en-suite bathrooms and large picture windows to enjoy the stunning surrounds. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while indulging in a little game watching at the same time! 3 nights from £1,295 per person based on two sharing a Standard Suite

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THE DUBAI WORLD CUP

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

4 NIGHT ITINERARY - FROM £1,845 PER PERSON

4 NIGHT ITINERARY - £1,845 PER PERSON Thursday 22 March Depart: London Heathrow, flight EK002

13:35 hrs

The Dubai World Cup is now firmly established as a premier event in the worldwide racing calendar and, with its top quality field of participants from across the globe, it is a day of truly international racing. Over the years the Dubai World Cup has grown spectacularly. First run in 1996 the event carried a total purse of $4million. In 2017 this had risen to $30million.

Dubai

Friday 23 March Arrive: Dubai

00:35 hrs

On arrival, you will be met and transferred by air-conditioned luxury coach to your hotel.

Saturday 24 March Morning at leisure until early afternoon departure for racing at Medan Racecourse for the Dubai World Cup.

Sunday 25 March Day at leisure.

Monday 26 March Depart hotel for the airport and your return flight. Depart: Dubai, flight EK003

14:30 hrs

Arrive: London Heathrow

18:15 hrs

Business class supplement: £2,195 per person

On the day... Our tour price includes access to the Apron Views area which offers free, unreserved, grandstand seating and access to bars and food outlets inside the grandstand on the ground floor.

Dubai is the perfect destination offering miles of golden sands and sleek city attractions. Your stay here is unique in the sense that you can experience so many contrasting elements in such a short timeframe. Laze by the water’s edge in the morning, enjoy duty free shops and indoor skiing in the afternoon, and then make your way to the world’s only 7-star hotel for dinner and drinks!

Why not upgrade to... The Premium Situated opposite the finish line and adjacent to the Parade Ring, The Premium offers reserved and numbered seating and offers one of the best views of the track. Food and beverages are readily available from the inside area behind the seats and can be enjoyed inside, with the comfort of air conditioning, as well as from your reserved seat. Included with this package is afternoon tea, gourmet dinner, snacks, soft drinks and standard house beverages. Supplement: £440 per person

The Winner’s Circle Restaurant This glass fronted restaurant is situated on Levels 2 and 3 of the Grandstand with excellent views over Meydan Racecourse. Your experience will start with afternoon tea, served at your own private, reserved table followed by a five course set menu inclusive of soft drinks and standard house beverages. Supplement: £795 per person Our Price Includes: Return scheduled flights by Emirates Airlines • 4 nights’ half board accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at Jumeriah Zabeel Saray in Superior Rooms • Escorted transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches • Admission to the Apron View area at Meydan • Assistance of representatives throughout. At the time of publication the 2017 Dubai World Cup had yet to be run.

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22 - 26 MAR 2018

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxury five-star hotel located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah which boasts stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Guest rooms are elegant and stylish with modern amenities for your comfort. The hotel offers an impressive choice of restaurants, lounges and bars to cater for every taste. The hotel also offers a palatial Talise Ottoman Spa featuring steam and snow rooms, two thalassotherapy pools and a spectacular Turkish Hammam amongst many other delights. Single supplement: £175 per room per night We consider the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray to be the perfect choice for our Dubai World Cup tour. However, in conjunction with our sister company ITC Luxury Travel, we are able to offer an extensive choice of luxury hotels in Dubai, should you prefer a different option. Why not combine your visit to Dubai with an extended stay in the Arabian Gulf or Indian Ocean?

C Club Terrace

Complimentary Half Board Included in your stay is daily complimentary breakfast and a unique dine around experience which offers a choice of lunch or dinner across over 50 participating restaurants located across other Jumeirah properties in Dubai. From Spanish to South East Asian or Japanese to German the world‘s cuisines are yours to enjoy.

Tour Extensions Oman is a popular neighbour of Dubai’s and a wonderful country of contrasts: explore golden beaches, mountains, historic archaeological sites and cultural interests, bustling markets, quiet coastlines and glamorous chic hotels.

2016 Results Emirates Dubai World Cup (G1) (Dirt) (3yo+) 1m2f Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st

California Chrome

Art Sherman

Victor Espinoza

2nd

Mubtaahij

M F De Kock

C Soumillon

3rd

Hoppertunity

Bob Baffert

Flavien Prat

Mauritius is an island of natural wonders, just a six-hour flight from Dubai and famous for its welcoming hospitality. Explore tropical waterfalls, forested mountains, botanical gardens and national parks, or simply take time to enjoy powder-soft white beaches and world-class diving in crystal clear waters.

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2017 - 18 ASHES SERIES

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Nothing beats the oldest competition in cricket and the battle for the smallest trophy in sport: The Ashes! Our itineraries will include top-end hospitality at the grounds, five-star accommodation and exciting highlights away from the cricket, including a private yacht charter in Sydney Harbour for the city’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you Down Under.

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The Cricket Australia shield device is a trade mark of, and used under licence from, the owner Cricket Australia by whom all copyright and other rights of reproduction are reserved. ITC Sports Travel, a Cricket Australia Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator for the 2017-18 Ashes Series. Licence number CATO1718/060

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SPORTING CALENDAR • 2017 / 2018 •

MARCH 2017

JUNE 2017

OCTOBER 2017

Australian Grand Prix - Formula One

San Sebastian Racing - HRA

Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe - HRA

Las Vegas Sevens - Rugby

Canadian Grand Prix - Formula One

Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase - HRA

West Indies v England - Cricket

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Formula One

US Grand Prix - Formula One

Ireland v England, 6 Nations - Rugby

Malaysian Grand Prix - Formula One

The Dubai World Cup - HRA

Japanese Grand Prix - Formula One

JULY 2017

Sandy Lane Gold Cup - HRA

Mexican Grand Prix - Formula One

British Grand Prix - Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix - Formula One

APRIL 2017

Grosser Dallmayr-Preis, Munich - HRA

Chinese Grand Prix - Formula One

Austrian Grand Prix - Formula One

Bahrain Grand Prix - Formula One

Wimbledon - Tennis

Russian Grand Prix - Formula One Hong Kong Sevens - Rugby

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix - Formula One Australia v England - Cricket

AUGUST 2017

Singapore Sevens - Rugby

NOVEMBER 2017

The Melbourne Cup - HRA The Breeders’ Cup, San Diego - HRA

US Open - Tennis

US Masters - Golf

Scandic Norsk Derby, Oslo - HRA Belgian Grand Prix - Formula One

MAY 2017

Dubai Sevens - Rugby

French Guineas, Deauville - HRA Kentucky Derby - HRA

SEPTEMBER 2017

Spanish Grand Prix - Formula One

Italian Grand Prix - Formula One

Monaco Grand Prix - Formula One

Singapore Grand Prix - Formula One

French Open - Tennis

Irish Champions Weekend - HRA

Coolmore Stud & The Irish Guineas - HRA

DECEMBER 2017 Australia v England - Cricket Cape Town Sevens - Rugby

JANUARY 2018 Australian Open, Melbourne - Tennis J & B Met, Cape Town - HRA Australia v England - Cricket

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Did you know that our extensive portfolio now includes Western & Oriental, Regent Holidays, Rainbow Tours and Villa Select? We’re delighted to welcome these diverse travel businesses into the ITC family…offering you more choice than ever before!

Platinum, 5-star luxury

Incredible sporting action

With over 40 years’ experience of providing bespoke, luxury holidays to the best hotels and most iconic destinations across the world, a holiday from ITC Luxury Travel goes above and beyond your expectations. We pride ourselves on our industryleading, award-winning service and flexibility that means, when it comes to luxury travel, your wish is our command!

ITC Sports Travel has a long-established reputation for delivering exclusive holidays to prestigious sporting events. Our flagship, hosted tours feature carefully designed itineraries with sporting celebrities, the best available event tickets and much more. Bespoke packages to almost any sporting event worldwide can also be arranged and tailored to your needs.

www.itcluxurytravel.co.uk

www.itcsports.co.uk

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Tailor-made travel experiences

Enriching, immersive escapes

Western & Oriental caters to those who wish to encounter new, interesting perspectives on some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful places. From the wild horses of the American mid-West to the Caribbean charm of Cuba and Guadeloupe, W&O offers a truly diverse range of holidays and an impressive selection of 4-star accommodation across the globe.

Regent Holidays has been offering travel to a wide range of unique and off-the-beaten-track destinations since 1970. So whether you want to journey past deep fjords on an Arctic cruise in Greenland or watch the sun rise over 2,000 temples on a tailor-made tour of Burma, Regent’s Travel Specialists can plan a truly extraordinary holiday to remember!

www.westernoriental.com

www.regent-holidays.co.uk

Unique, private hideaways

Extraordinary, adventurous journeys

Villa Select pride themselves on professional, specialist service from their team in the UK and overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa for you.

Rainbow Tours has long been a pioneer of responsible travel, and specialises in tailor-made holidays, offering a selection of small group tours to mainland Africa, Madagascar and Latin America. Their well-travelled team can arrange safaris, custom-made trips for couples, family holidays, honeymoons and expert-led group tours.

www.villaselect.com

www.rainbowtours.co.uk

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BOOKING CONDITIONS BOOKING CONDITIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION These Booking Conditions set out the terms on which you contract with ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited of Concorde House, Canal Street, Chester, UK. CH1 4EJ company registration number 01030986 trading as Horse Racing Abroad (“the Company”). They describe your obligations to the Company and the obligations of the Company to you. Please read them carefully. How to Book Telephone us directly on 01244 355 580. Normally it will be possible to confirm availability immediately and an option valid for up to four days may be taken on the holiday of your choice. To make your reservation, please call us and one of our expert sales consultants will provide you with first hand information on your chosen tour. You must then confirm your booking by telephone - your sales consultant will reiterate all aspects of your itinerary and ask you to provide details from the passports of each person travelling and confirm that you have read and agreed to our Booking Conditions. You will then be asked to complete and return your booking form together with the required deposit of £200.00 per person for European Tours or £250.00 per person for World-Wide Tour) unless published or low-cost airfares and/ or race badges or accommodation require full payment at the time of booking, in which case the deposit will equal the total cost of the airfare, tickets or accommodation and a further 10% of the holiday price. Booking forms may be scanned and emailed, posted or faxed; payment may be made by credit or debit card, sent by cheque or via bank transfer. We will send you a Confirmation Invoice and a contract will exist between us once this has been issued. Please note: we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. Balance Payment The balance of the holiday must be paid 12 weeks before departure. If a booking is made within 12 weeks of departure, then the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. We regret to advise that we cannot accept cheques less than seven days prior to the date of departure. Payments made with a credit or charge card (Visa debit excluded) will automatically incur an additional 2% charge. Surcharges The price of your travel arrangements is subject to surcharges on the following items for increases in: transportation costs e.g. fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines and the tour operator, Government action such as increases in VAT or any other Government imposed increases, currency in relation to adverse exchange rate variations. Even in this case, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged. If this means paying more than 10% of the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 7 days from the issue date printed on the invoice. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above by more than 2% of your holiday price, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Minimum Numbers Tours will only operate on a minimum of 10 persons being booked. We will advise you at least 30 days before departure if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. You will then have the choice of continuing your holiday on an unescorted basis or booking an alternative holiday with us, though in both cases if the alternative is at an additional cost, the difference will be payable by you. Alternatively, a full refund of monies paid will be available. Cancellation Charges Cancellation of a confirmed booking will incur a minimum loss of the deposit paid. For cancellation received within 12 weeks of departure, the following scale of charges will apply: Period before departure Cancellation charges 84 or more days Loss of deposit*** 57-83 days prior 40% of the total holiday value*** 33-56 days prior 60% of the total holiday value*** 1-32 days 100% of the total holiday value*** Departure date or thereafter 100% of the total holiday value*** *** Or total deposit including interim payments and increased payments to cover low-cost airfares and/or event tickets, hospitality and accommodation costs, whichever is greater. Bookings on some airlines, yachts, cruises, villas and hotels during peak seasons or over major sporting events have varying cancellation terms which will replace the above cancellation charges. Any charges will be calculated and advised at the time of cancellation.

Amendments by us We make every effort to operate holidays as featured in our brochure, but nevertheless from time to time, hoteliers and other services we use, can and occasionally do, withdraw or change certain facilities. When we are aware of this, you will be notified immediately. A holiday of a similar or higher standard will be offered in this eventuality, and if not acceptable, a full refund of all monies paid will be given. We will not cancel a holiday less than 12 weeks prior to departure, unless it is necessary to do so as a result of circumstances amounting to force majeure or if your balance payment is not forwarded to us on the due date. Amendments by you Certain airlines insist on tickets being issued immediately, which we will do upon receipt of your booking form and these are ticketed on a non-refundable, non-changeable basis. Therefore any alteration, such as name change, would incur the purchase cost of a new ticket. However, you should check with us for full details as airline policies do differ from carrier to carrier. Please note that due to stringent security precautions in force at airports, the name on your passport must agree with the name on your air ticket. Airline Assistance and Baggage Passengers requiring assistance at airports on check in should advise us prior to departure to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made with the airline concerned. Baggage Allowances vary according to the carrier, destination, route and the class of travel booked. You will be advised of the specific allowances and restrictions with your travel documentation. Should you require these at the time of booking, please ask your sales consultant. Airline Delays & Passenger Rights If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Full details of these rights are posted at EU airports and are also available from airlines/airline websites or visit www.caa.co.uk. Please note that any compensation or other payment due to you is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund from us. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements; the fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If your airline does not comply with these rules you may complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa. co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA. Please check your travel insurance policy for compensation following airline delays. Where long flight delays result in lost holiday time, refunds are not given by suppliers for unused accommodation as rooms are held for delayed arrivals and are not re-let. Please also note that an airline carrier may, if circumstances so require, divert, postpone or delay any flight, or alter the airport of departure or arrival and may, without notice, substitute alternative carriers or aircraft. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. The latest known flight times will be those shown on your tickets or confirmation of the flight booking, which will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. You must, accordingly, check your tickets very carefully immediately upon receipt to ensure that you have the correct flight times. It is possible that the flight times may be changed even after tickets have been despatched; we will contact you as soon as possible if this happens Air CarriersThe EU publishes a list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban within the European Community. To view it, go to www.europa.eu and search on “banned airlines”. Disabled Customers Horse Racing Abroad are not specialists in holidays for the disabled and regrettably most of our tours are not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Please let us know if you or anyone in your party suffers from a serious medical condition or physical disability before a booking is made, as Horse Racing Abroad cannot provide individual assistance with boarding coaches or other forms of transport, baggage handling, walking or other personal requirements, and clients should be confident that they can do these tasks unaided. We are happy to

give advice with the choice of your holiday, which will be dependent upon the nature of the disability and whether the person with the disability is accompanied by an able-bodied companion. Please specify details of any disability or special requirements at the time of booking. Due to the nature of some of our hotels/destinations, many may lack the simplest facilities, such as ramps for wheelchairs and door access. This may apply to shops, restaurants public transport and recreational facilities. Within the EU airlines will facilitate access to air transport for disabled persons and persons of reduced mobility and ensure they receive assistance when travelling by air in accordance with EC Regulation 11/07/2006. This also applies to passengers departing from an airport situated outside the EU to an airport situated within the EU if the air carrier is an EU Community Air Carrier. Health requirements You must ensure you are aware of and comply with any health requirements, recommendations and precautions such as vaccinations for every country you are or may be visiting. Requirements and advice may change and it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery or for the lastest information visit www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information or www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Data Protection Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements, The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/ religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.) Full details of our data protection policy are available on request. All information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press March 2017). Complaints Whilst we aim to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly, there may be times when it does not. Please follow the complaints procedure below to minimise inconvenience to all parties: 1. Any complaint should be reported immediately and directly to the supplier and, as soon as possible, to our local representative (where applicable). If you fail to follow this simple procedure, your right to claim compensation may be affected, as we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. 2. In the unlikely event that neither our representative nor our supplier is able to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction, please write in, fax or e-mail the details of your complaint within 28 days of the end of your holiday and providing full details of the holiday and the reason for dissatisfaction, to: Horse Racing Abroad, International Travel Connections Ltd, Concorde House, Chester. CH1 4EJ/ Fax +44(0)1244 355 399, E-mail info@horseracing-abroad.com. 3. Once in receipt of a complaint, we will react swiftly to resolve the matter. Our aim is to rectify any shortcomings immediately, so that you can fully enjoy the remainder of your holiday. 4. We regret that we cannot accept liability in relation to any complaint or claim which is not notified entirely in accordance with these Clauses. Disputes arising out of or in connection with this contract that cannot be amicably settled, may (if the client so wishes) be referred to arbitration under a special scheme, which although devised by arrangement with ABTA is administered quite independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within eighteen months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. For Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice visit: www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo


BOOKING CONDITIONS Exchange Rates The price of your holiday was calculated using the exchange rates quoted as at 01 March 2017, Euro 1.15, Australian dollar $1.60, US dollar $1.23, SA Rand 16.4, UAE Dirham 4.50, Czech koruna 31.80, Norwegian krone 10.53 Your Financial Protection: We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 2786). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday* from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. *The flights and flight- inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol. org.uk. We are also a member of ABTA (ABTA number V2359). If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. Passports All passengers are responsible for ensuring that their passports and visas (where required) are valid for their journey. Most non-EU countries require that passports are valid for at least six months after the departure from their country. For countries requiring visas, there should be at least one blank page in the passport to facilitate the visa stamp. Please note that some countries may require two blank pages for entry and departure visas. If you, or any member of your party, do not hold a British passport and/or do not reside in the UK, you must check the entry requirements with the embassy of the country/ies you will be visiting. Visas Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Norway and Hungary: Visas are not required byBritish passport holders. A full valid passport is requiredfor these destinations. Dubai: Visas are not required by British Passport Holders but passports must have a minimum 6 months validity from the date of entry. USA: UK travellers to the US under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), which allows most British passport holders to visit for up to 90 days without a visa, will require an authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the US. Travellers can register for authorization online through the ESTA website at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and are advised to do so at least 72 hours prior to travel. Australia: All UK citizens will require a Visa to enter Australia. Subject to compliance with the applicable conditions, we can issue an electronic travel authority (ETA) to Australia. Please advise us at the time of booking if you require assistance.

Please note that requirements do change and you must check the up-to date situation in good time before departure and for further information please visit www.fco.gov.uk. Law We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) except as set out below. We both also agree that any claim must be dealt with by the ABTA arbitration scheme referred to above or Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply) Liability (i) You to the Company: a) It is your responsibility to arrive at places stated at the correct times and to reconfirm your return flight and departure times. The Company has no liability whatsoever to you for your failure to do so. b) You must act and behave in a reasonable and responsible manner toward any other person you meet in the course of your travel arrangements. If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or damage to property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s) including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. c) You accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. (ii) The Company to You: a) We promise to make sure that the holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers). b) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or ‘force majeure’. c) Please note we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase in resort. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. d) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract - and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred - will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If

the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holiday maker to refuse to take the holiday in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause (ii)a). We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. e) As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and/ or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £250 per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under Clause (ii)(f) below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under Clause (ii)f) below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. f) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol with effect from 31st December 2012) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. g) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses. Conditions of Carriage The various carriers who provide transport as described in this brochure have their own terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may limit and/or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions such as the Montreal Convention. Air travel is also subject to the operational decisions of air carriers and of airports, which may result in delays, aircraft being diverted or schedule changes over which the Company has no control. The Company can provide you with copies of all relevant conventions and conditions upon request. In accordance with EU Regulation 21/11/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. Due to the flexible itineraries that we offer, we are not in a position to state these facts in this brochure. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Copyright - ITC Luxury Travel Group Ltd Feb 2017


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