Edinburgh Gin Returns as Title Sponsor of Summer Saturday Fixture

Published on 14 June 2023

The Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday returns to Chester Racecourse this weekend, with the award-winning gin brand sponsoring the popular fixture for the second year running.

Sponsoring five races on a card of seven, each named after drinks produced by the famous distillery, the feature race of the afternoon is The Edinburgh Gin Seaside Handicap Stakes, a Class 2 race for three-year-olds.

Distilled in the heart of Scotland and taking its inspiration from the wonder filled capital city, Edinburgh Gin already lends its name to the Edinburgh Gin Garden at Chester Racecourse, where guests can access spectacular views of the Roodee and a vibrant menu of Edinburgh Gin serves, including their rhubarb and ginger gin and sparkling raspberry gin fizz.

Racegoers heading to the Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday will also be able to explore the wonder of Edinburgh Gin in the city. A special edition We Love Good Times Trail of Chester, highlighting a number of venues that partner with the much-loved brand, has been created to map out where you can enjoy Edinburgh Gin serves and specially made cocktails.

Suzanna Connolly, Head of Sales North for Edinburgh Gin, said: 

“Just like our creative combinations and flavours, The Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday promises to excite and captivate all those heading to Chester Racecourse for a spectacular day out.

“We are thrilled to be returning as title sponsor for the second year running and look forward to launching our popular activations on course.

“It’s great that we have also been able to extend the Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday theme for racegoers this year by engaging with We Love Good Times and so many bars and restaurants across the city to create a trail filled with wonder.”

Kate Dawson, Commercial Director at Chester Racecourse, added:

“We are delighted to be entering the second year of our valued partnership with Edinburgh Gin. The Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday showcases some of the best that Chester Racecourse and Edinburgh Gin has to offer. It is a bright and colourful day filled with flavour and some thrilling racing for all our guests to enjoy.

“Whether you are taking all the action in from our premium Edinburgh Gin Garden, an Edinburgh Gin Cabana, or within one of our other enclosures, it’s an occasion that you don’t want to miss!

“This year’s addition of the Edinburgh Gin Trail, a collaboration with We Love Good Times and 15 venues in the city, adds to the overall experience for racegoers and can be found inside our Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday racecard, as well as online.”

Tickets for the Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday at Chester Racecourse can be purchased in advance here

Gates open on the day at 11.30am, with the first race scheduled to get underway at 1.35pm and the last at 5pm.

To download the We Love Good Times Edinburgh Gin Trail of Chester, please click here

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