Our Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Partnership!

28 March 2017

Our Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Partnership!

We are thrilled to announce that Oxford Private Travel is partnering with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in order to raise money for the fantastic charity Greatwood. This is a charity that helps children with special educational needs and re-homes retired racehorses. Highclere offer shares in racehorses that they put together to form racing syndicates. Each year Highclere run a competition called ‘Five to Follow’ in conjunction with a partner (this year that’s us!), to raise money for Greatwood.


Each entrant to the ‘Five to Follow’ competition pays £25 and picks five horses from the Highclere syndicates that they feel will do best in the season ahead, with points collected every time their chosen horses are placed in a race. Prizes will be allocated to first and second place for those with the most amount of points. Please email joanna@oxfordprivatetravel.com to register your interest and to be in with a chance to win two fantastic prizes! And whilst being in the running to win you are also donating to an incredibly worthwhile charity.



1st PRIZE. A five night stay at The Anam, Vietnam, for two people in a sea view pool villa (150sqm) to include:

  •          Daily breakfast included
  •          Airport transfers
  •          1 mother cooking or seafood BBQ dinner (subject to arrival dates - Mother or Mumma cooking as they refer to it is when Mothers of the The Anam staff team cook a traditional family Vietnamese dinner for guests)
  •          1 x 60 minutes treatment for 2 people

Date restrictions apply. 


2nd  PRIZE. A three night stay for two people at The Vasilicos on the island of Santorini, Greece, in one of their incredible Honeymoon Suites. Your stay will include: 

  •          Daily breakfast included and complimentary room service
  •          All suites boast stunning Caldera views and private terraces
  •          Honeymoon suites feature a private outdoor Jacuzzi or heated plunge pool 
  •          Heated swimming pool
  •          Private dining experience 

Date restrictions apply. 

A SPECIAL BONUS PRIZE (particularly for racing enthusiasts!)  

It is also incredibly exciting that we can mention that once you’re entered into the competition 8 lucky winners will stand to also win an evening at the British horseracing’s HQ in Newmarket, Suffolk. The winners will be treated to dinner hosted by Highclere and an overnight stay in the famous members only Jockey Club Rooms, which homes a highly impressive collection of sporting art and racing memorabilia.

The next morning guests will rise early to visit the yards and go out onto to the historic gallops to watch the horses work with the trainer, before heading back to the Jockey Club Rooms for breakfast.

To register your interest in taking part in this fabulous event please email joanna@oxfordprivatetravel.com with your name and contact details and we will start the registration process. 

We look forward to hearing from you!