HARROGATE ICE SCULPTURE ODDS ON WINNER AT ASCOT
An amazing ice sculpture chiselled from a frozen block of Harrogate Spring Water wowed racegoers at an unforgettable day at Ascot racecourse.
The running of the Original Harrogate Water Handicap Stakes was celebrated with the creation of a rearing horse wearing a top hat, sculpted from a 5ft-high block of Harrogate Spring.
Harrogate marketing manager Nicky Cain said: “As the official bottled water supplier at Ascot Racecourse we wanted to celebrate in style and put a spring into the step of racegoers. The incredible ice sculpture of a horse in a top hat, symbolic of Ascot and its famous flamboyance, certainly added to the excitement and made it a day to remember.”
The horse in a top hat was created by Mathew Chaloner from Glacial Art Ice Sculptures of Liverpool. The subject for the sculpture was chosen by competition winner Helen Coote from Lincoln, who won a Champagne day at the event for herself and nine of her friends.
The Original Harrogate Water Handicap Stakes at Ascot was won by Symposium, ridden by Josephine Gordon and owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club