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With the British summer social season almost upon us, we bring you the “inside track” of what’s new this summer….

Royal Ascot

Racing into the history books this week is Dr. Richard Newland, whose horse Pineau de Re won the Grand National on Saturday by five full lengths. But in case you’re wondering whether the good doctor now plans to expand his small Claines stables, the answer is no. Newland revealed that whilst horse racing is “great fun,” he is keen to stress that “this is a hobby, and I don’t see why we need to change….If you change, some of the enjoyment may go out of it.” That’s doctor’s orders!

Dessert

One of the highlights of the flat racing season is Royal Ascot, where the fashions and pageantry of such an auspicious event have become almost as important as the horses. With luxury gourmet getting such attention at the moment, it’s little surprise that Ascot are launching three distinct dining experiences for guests this year. Our newest correspondent, gourmet critic Roz Kempner, reveals all here!

We then take a look at the high-octane world of thoroughbred racing, known as the Sport of Kings. The characters – both human and animal – in horse racing are like no other, and we talk to breeders, owners and trainers at the derby to find out just what it takes to win.

Paul A Young Afternoon Tea

However, if you like your sport to involve four wheels rather than four legs, The Nth Degree Club is organising a VIP weekend away to watch the Monaco Grand Prix from a prime spectator position on board a luxury yacht. We bring you all the details of how to savour the views of the world’s most famous race track.

The world was watching with bated breath when Andy Murray won the Men’s Singles Finals at Wimbledon, and we bring you the details of how to get up close and personal with the tennis star at an intimate day of secret tennis.

Finally, with Easter fast approaching, we recommend you book yourself in for Afternoon Tea at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, created by master chocolatier Paul A. Young. Freshly-baked buttermilk scones with Devonshire clotted cream and sea salted caramel sauce – anyone getting hungry?

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