The Property Raceday

Friday 13th July 2018

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About The Property Race Day

The Property Race Day is now celebrating its eleventh year, having raised approximately £1.75 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 and Sebastian's Action Trust. The day has quickly established itself as a key date in the property calendar. This year's event will take place on Friday 14th July, 2017, where our principal aim is to continue raising funds.

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 Property Race Day Train will take guests direct from Waterloo to Ascot.

2017 sees the return of the much anticipated charity race, where amateur riders from the property industry have the unique oppurtunity to ride a race around Ascot Racecourse. Please see the charity section below on how to apply.

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 eleventh year has firmly established itself as the property industry's day at the races, PRD has raised approximately £1.75 million to date for our chosen charities including LandAid.

Last year we seated over 850 guests for lunch and plan to do the same this year - demand for tables is high so register early when table application forms go out at the end of January.

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

David Erwin

  • President- Mike Slade
  • Chairman- David Erwin
  • Claire Armstrong
  • James Aumonier
  • James Craig
  • Suzie Cruess-Callaghan
  • Malcolm Davidson
  • Chris Dickin
  • Philip Glynn
  • John Hall
  • Johnny de Lisle
  • Andrew Macland
  • Christian Major
  • Ed Moss
  • Graham Triefus

The Property Race Day

chosen charities for 2017

Live & Silent Auction

The TAYLOR WESSING silent auction will open on Tuesday 11th July and will close at 5.30pm on Friday 14th July. This year 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. You can bid either 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 PDF links below. If any of these tickle your fancy, don't miss out and get bidding by clicking here.

The Property Race Day

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Ride In Our Charity Race

The 2013 Property Race Day saw the inaugural running of The Foundation Developments Charity Race which raised over £88,000 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 2017!

If you are interested in joining a select few intrepid professionals for an oppurtunity 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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