Following a successful 2018 season on home turf, Chester Cup and Henry II Stakes winner Magic Circle now has his sights firmly set on the impending £4,000,000 Melbourne Cup. On Tuesday 6 November the impressive 6-year-old, under the careful eye of Ian Williams, will be looking to bring home the prize for Dr Marwan Koukash who has high hopes.
Speaking to Chester Racecourse, Dr Koukash said;
“It would be absolutely fantastic to win the two cups with the same horse in the same year. He’s’ been doing fantastically well, it’s the ability of the horse that has made him better than others – yes this horse could win the Melbourne Cup!”
To celebrate Magic Circle’s ascent to glory and a new broadcasting rights deal for 2019, Chester Racecourse has teamed up with At The Races, alongside Travel Partner Destination2.co.uk to launch a special competition in which one lucky winner, plus guest, will win the opportunity to travel to Melbourne to watch Magic Circle in his quest for glory at Flemington Racecourse in November.
Speaking on behalf of Chester Racecourse, CEO Richard Thomas said:
“Here at Chester we’ve been following Magic Circle’s journey closely since his emphatic 2018 Chester Cup win and we’re thrilled to be able to play a part in the next chapter of his story by offering one lucky winner this amazing prize in collaboration with our 2019 broadcast partner Sky Sports Racing and Destination2.co.uk.”
Speaking on behalf of At The Races, Domestic and International Media Rights Director James Singer said:
“The entire Melbourne Cup Carnival will be live and exclusive on At The Races and we are delighted to celebrate both Chester Racecourse joining Sky Sports Racing next year and Magic Circle’s bid for glory with this amazing, “trip of a lifetime” competition prize.”
The prize will include a meet and greet opportunity with Dr Marwan Koukash before travelling to Australia. On the date of departure (Saturday 3 November 2018, the flight (24 hours with 1 stop) will transport the winner and guest from the UK to Melbourne. Flights and hotel transfers once in Australia will all be provided courtesy of Chester Racecourse Travel Partner Destination2.co.uk
Speaking on behalf of Destination2.co.uk. Director Jason Edwards, Director said:
“Based in the North West, Destination2.co.uk are one of the fastest growing luxury tour operators in the UK and we are delighted to be offering this fantastic holiday prize to Australia for two lucky racing enthusiasts who will experience the magic of Melbourne and of course the Melbourne Cup. “
Once the winner and their guest have arrived in Melbourne, they will be chauffer driven to the five-star Intercontinental Melbourne Rialto, where they will spend five luxurious nights in the heart of Melbourne.
On Tuesday 6 November 2018, an executive car transports the winner and their guest to Flemington Racecourse where At The Races will host the winners in the exclusive Sky Racing hospitality suite and the magic of Melbourne Cup Day awaits.
Post raceday, enjoy free time reflecting on the day’s thrills and spills and soak up the sights before flying home on Friday 9 November 2018 to tell friends and family all about the trip.
Entries to the competition open on Saturday 15 September 2018. To take part in the competition you must submit your entry online at attheraces.com/melbourne having correctly answered the following question:
What is the name of the jockey set to ride Magic Circle in the 2018 Melbourne Cup?
The competition closes on Friday 5 October at 11pm and the winner will be selected at random and notified by Wednesday 10 October. To be eligible, entrants must be aged 18 or over, have a valid passport and be available to travel on the dates advised. Further terms and conditions apply and must be read and agreed to before entry is submitted.