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Got a hot new summer dress or snazzy suit you can’t wait to show off? Your chance is coming up on Saturday, July 25, as the annual Deighton Cup returns to Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse.

The Deighton Cup, now in its seventh year, has been hailed as Vancouver’s most stylish see-and-be-seen event, combining the thrill of a day at the races with a gourmet lunch, craft cocktails – and fabulous Derby-style fashion. So, ladies, haul out your fanciest fascinator or hat and summer frock, and guys, strut your stuff in your seersucker suit. There’s a $500 prize each in the Style Stakes for the best-dressed woman and man.

This year, the Deighton Cup offers six different ticket levels, starting at $35 for a welcome craft cocktail and access to the Concourse and Grandstand Area. For $12 more, add a fresh Southern-style lunch by Cocktails & Canapés.

A $75 Marquee VIP ticket includes the above, plus access to four VIP areas and eligibility for the Style Stakes awards. For $150, you’ll also get to enjoy the Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, presented by Bulleit Frontier Bourbon.

If you’re thinking the Deighton Cup sounds like a fabulous idea for a stag or stagette, you’re right – consider the Marquee Experience VIP Package. For $2,500 for eight guests, you can receive full VIP access plus private seating on the Champagne Stage, three bottles of premium Champagne and tableside lunch service.

New this year, you can instead opt for the Grandstand Private Suite. For $2,950 for up to 30 guests, you’ll be treated to a reserved trackside suite, private bar with dedicated server and 30 drink tickets, lunch, and a charcuterie and cheese spread refreshed throughout the event.

Sound good? What’s even better is that $5 from every Deighton Cup ticket sold goes to support Variety – The Children’s Charity. A fun, fashionable day for a worthy cause? We’ll see you there!

Tickets now available online.