Victorious owners celebrating a win at Lingfield Park can do so with a special tipple or two as the racecourse has launched its own ‘Lovely Lingfield Gin’.
Made using botanicals from around the Lingfield estate – including some turf to celebrate the taste of racing – and with the loving hands of its staff, the gin was distilled by Surrey-based connoisseurs, The Gin Kitchen.
Now, instead of a trophy, the winners at Lingfield will win a bottle of the gin and two Lingfield Park Resort balloon gin glasses.
For those not lucky enough to own a winning horse, there will be an opportunity to try the gin in one of the many bars at Lingfield Park – including the Cyprium Bar & Grill in the on-site Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Kate Gregory, who owns Dorking-based The Gin Kitchen with Helen Muncie, said she was thrilled with the final version of the Lovely Lingfield Gin and both Kate and Helen were at Lingfield Park for the first race meeting of the All-Weather Championships Series, to see the gin being launched.
The ingredients in the gin included Bramley apples from the neighbouring former orchard at Jacksbridge, which is still owned by Lingfield Park, rosehip, lemon mint and lavender from the course, as well as turf from the centre of the course.
Photo by kevin black shows trainer Brendan Powell receiving the winning prize from Kate and Helen after Garth Rockett, ridden by Cieren Fallon won the eighth race of the day, The Follow Top Tipster Templegate at Sun Racing Apprentice Handicap Stakes.