The Property Race Day

Friday 12th July 2019

Ride In Our Charity Races

The 2017 Property Race Day saw the inaugural running of The Foundation Developments Charity Race which raised approximately £50,000 for the Property Race Days' chosen charities. The race is run every other year, so we are pleased to announce the return of the race in 2019!

If you are interested in joining a select few intrepid professionals for an opportunity of a life time, please check out the details on the attachment below and don't miss out in fulfilling a racing dream by riding over Ascots famous straight mile.

For further enquiries about the race please contact Chris Dickin - 07795 114 686. Chris will be able to talk through all the finer details having ridden in the race previously.

The rules are simple. You must work in the property industry, be an amateur rider and be able to source a qualified racehorse. Participants are required to raise a minimum of £5,000 sponsorship for the events official charities, whilst slimming down if necessary to weights below 12 stone. It is also requested that in the absence of an Amateur Jockey’s Licence riders will need to complete an Assessment Course approved by the British Horseracing Authority.

So get involved. Its all for a great cause, providing the industries most fearless riders with an opportunity to abandon their city desks, computers and phones, and to become jockeys for a day.

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About The Property Race Day

The Property Race Day is now celebrating its thirteenth year, having raised over £2.25 million for children's charities. Beneficiaries to date include; SOS Children's Villages, Hope & Homes, LandAid, Starlight, Daktari Bush School, Plan UK, Project Hope UK, The Children's Trust, WellChild, Sebastian's Action Trust and Pepo La Tumaini. The day has quickly established itself as a key date in the property calendar. This year's event will take place on Friday 12th July, 2019, where our principal aim is to continue raising funds for extremely well deserving charities.

The event will take place at the world-famous Ascot Racecourse in the main Pavilion. This offers the perfect opportunity for networking within the sector, whilst, the free CS2 Property Race Day Train will take guests directly from London Waterloo to Ascot.

The day will include a champagne reception, seven races, a live and silent auction and a post racing live band.

David Erwin

The Property Race Day, which is now in its thirteenth year, has firmly established itself as the property industry's day at the races. PRD has raised in excess of £2.25 million to date for our chosen charities including LandAid.

In 2018 we seated over 850 guests for lunch and will do the same this year - demand for tables has been incredibly high.

There are still some sponsorship opportunities available where your business can benefit from the exposure The Property Race Day and Ascot Racecourse provide. Business support remains invaluable to the fundraising efforts of the day.

David Erwin

  • President - Mike Slade
  • Chairman - David Erwin
  • Claire Armstrong
  • James Aumonier
  • Suzie Cruess-Callaghan
  • Malcolm Davidson
  • Chris Dickin
  • Philip Glynn
  • John Hall
  • Johnny de Lisle
  • Andrew Macland
  • Christian Major
  • Edward Moss
  • Graham Triefus
  • Maxim Vane Percy
  • Alex Acloque
  • 10:30am The CS2 Express Train departs Waterloo Station arriving at Ascot at 11.25am
  • 11:45am PGIM Real Estate Champagne Reception on the Grandstand Lawn outside the Pavilion
  • 12:30pm Lunch commences in the Pavilion
  • 1:00pm Welcome opening address
  • 1:40pm Boodles Diamond Raffle Draw
  • 1:45pm Live Auction with auctioneer Jonny Gould
  • 2:15pm The Signature Capital EBF Novice Stakes (Class 3)
  • 2:50pm The Knights Nursery Handicap Stakes
  • 3:25pm The Close Brothers Property Finance Handicap Stakes
  • 4:00pm The Alvarium British EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes
  • 4:35pm The Long Harbour Derek Lucie-Smith Memorial Handicap Stakes
  • 5:10pm The Savills Handicap Stakes
  • 5:30pm Close of the Taylor Wessing Silent Auction
  • 5:45pm The CMS Real Deal Handicap Stakes
  • 6:15pm The Foundation Developments Property Race Day Charity Race
  • From 6:15pm The Paragon Post-Racing Party on the Grandstand Lawn until 8:00pm (bar remains open until 7:45pm)

Race times are provisional and may change slightly.

Ascot has a strict policy on its dress code:

  • Ladies should dress for a smart occasion
  • Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie
  • Trainers are not allowed

The Property Race Day

chosen charities for 2019

Live & Silent Auction

The TAYLOR WESSING silent auction will open on Monday 8th July and will close at 5.30pm on Friday 12th July 2019. We are again delighted to offer electronic bidding by Givergy for your convenience and ease of monitoring to give you the best chance of gaining your favourite lots.

How to bid:

From Monday 8th July, lots can be viewed and bids can be made via the official website -

On the day, you can bid by using your own smartphone, the freestanding Givergy stations around the dining room or the Givergy tablets on the tables.

The Property Race Day auction is renowned for offering a superb range of exciting and varied lots as you will see from the links below:

The Property Race Day

race sponsors


The Property Race Day 2017

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