Liveryman John Rogers writes:
After constantly checking the weather forecast during the preceding week in fear that our day at Epsom Racecourse would be prone to thunderstorms, we were blessed with a beautiful summer day. By special decree from HM Queen Victoria, the Household Cavalry Regiment has been granted an enclosure at Epsom for use on each Derby Day since 1857. Once again the Officers’ Mess of the Regiment hosted Ladies’ Day at their exclusive Household Division Enclosure on “The Hill” (virtually opposite the Finishing Line and Queen’s & Duchess’s Stands). A unique and uncrowded location a ticket cannot buy! 181 Stationers’ and their Guests attended and enjoyed the splendid location and the excellent buffet lunch in the spacious marquee. Trainer Aidan O’Brien won his seventh Oaks with Forever Together, ridden by his son Donnacha and hopefully our Members and Guests also enjoyed some success with their betting after all those discussions over which horse, which rider, which trainer. Ultimately, the day was a great success with our Members and Guests raising over £4,000 for our Foundation. So, a well deserved thank you goes to Martin Randall, our Court Assistant, for organising the day.
In the photo you can see, (from left to right) Liveryman Dave Rosewell his wife Gina and Susan Rogers (wife of John).