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The Deighton Cup — Lucky Number Seven
The inside track on the most stylish event of the summer

The event that changed the way Vancouver plays, The Deighton Cup, is running Lucky Number Seven on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.), from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, The Deighton Cup is warming up for its seventh anniversary of heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology, co-produced by Droski/Turner and The Social Concierge.

In honour of Lucky Number Seven, The Deighton Cup will double in size. A specially constructed viewing platform and reserved grandstand seating will accommodate an additional 1,500 Concourse-level guests trackside. Meanwhile, $5 from every ticket as well as the proceeds of charity blackjack and roulette on the casino-themed midway will go to benefiting partner Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Races at the Deighton Cup

Known as “the most fashionable event of the summer,” a Derby dress code is highly encouraged : fancy hats and dresses for women, and seersucker suits and fedoras for guys. The best dressed woman (Belle Du Jour) and man (Gallant Sartorialist) in the Style Stakes will be chosen by a panel of fashion industry professionals and each win $500.

The Deighton Cup has six ticket levels to take you off to the races in style! All tickets and packages are available online at

  1.  Concourse & Grandstand Area ($35 – New this year!) ticket holders will enjoy access to the inaugural Concourse & Grandstand Area, eight adrenaline-pumping horse races and a complimentary welcome craft cocktail.
  2. Concourse & Grandstand Area with Upgraded Lunch ($47 – New this year!) Add a freshly prepared, Southern-style sandwich-and-salad lunch by Cocktails and Canapés Catering to a Concourse and Grandstand Area ticket for an additional $12.
  3. Marquee VIP ($75) ticket includes full access to the Concourse level, welcome craft cocktail and picnic lunch, as well as elevated access to The Deighton Cup’s traditional VIP Areas: the Lounge of Leisure, Field of Dreams, Cigar Lounge and Champagne Stage. Marquee VIP guest are also eligible for The Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial awards. Winners will have their names engraved on The Deighton Cup for posterity and win a weekend getaway, courtesy of our partners.
  4. The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition ($150) limited to 50 tickets, this includes full access to the Marquee VIP Area as well as admission to the Hastings Grandstand Skybox Patio for the 3rd Annual Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, presented by Bulleit Frontier Bourbon. Get shaken and stirred as the city’s top bartenders compete before an all-star judging panel to win bragging rights and $1,000 cash!
  5. Marquee Experience VIP Package ($2,500 for 8 guests) is the ultimate in race-day revelry. Receive full Marquee VIP access for your party as well as private seating on the trackside Champagne Stage, three bottles of premium Champagne and tableside lunch service.
  6. Grandstand Private Suite ($2,950 for up to 30 guests – New this year!) A branded, reserved trackside suite for up to 30 guests, private bar with dedicated server and 30 drink tickets, Southern-style sandwich-and-salad lunch and charcuterie and cheese spread refreshed throughout the afternoon.….


The Deighton Cup – Lucky Number Seven
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2014
Time: 12pm to 6 pm. Post Time (first race), 1:45 pm
Location: Hastings Racetrack (188 N. Renfrew St.)
Tickets: $35 GA Concourse ($47 with lunch addition), $75 VIP and $150 Cocktail Jockey from
$5 from the sale of every ticket benefits Variety – The Children’s Charity



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