Over 1,000 people from the property industry enjoyed a spectacular day and supported LandAid at Ascot on 12th July for the 7th annual Property Race Day. Glorious sunshine topped a great day's racing, some good winning odds, excellent networking and generosity to Property Race Day's chosen charities.
Over £200,000 was raised on the day, with a third going to LandAid.
Guests arrived aboard a private charted train from London Waterloo direct to Ascot, where they are welcomed to the stunning Pavilion, steel band and flowing champagne.
The race card was sponsored by some of the biggest names in the property industry and was packed with LandAid friends who generously support the charity throughout the year.
Highlights for the day include the 40/1 winner in the John Sims Memorial Apprentice Handicap Stakes.
This year saw the first ever charity race with 12 intrepid amateur property jockeys take to the mile straight following rigorous dieting & training. Following a close stampede of property flesh, John Reddington of Reddington Construction on board Avon River, took the Foundation Developments Property Race Day Charity Trophy.
David Erwin, Property Race Day Chairman said "Our 2013 has been the most successful Property Race Day to date and I'd like to thank all our sponsors and attendees for making the day so special. In particular the Charity Race was a highlight and my congratulations and respect go out to the amateur property jockeys who gave up their time and food in order to entertain the crowds and to help raise substantial funds for our charities. We are still counting the money but are hopeful we will set a new record for the day with anticipated fundraising of over £200k. It's becoming established as a big industry event.
The benefiting charities of The Property Race Day 2013 include LandAid, Hope & Homes, Wherever the Need, Project Hope & Well Child.
Thank you to everyone at the event and to the Property Race Day organisers for supporting LandAid.