Birmingham Gold Cup Bonanza 2012View 15 photos
John Parrott & Ray Parlour
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Gala Events and Warwickshire County Cricket Club jointly hosted a Birmingham Gold Cup Lunch in the brand new Banqueting Suite at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Friday 16 March 2012.
Guests received a pint of guinness or glass of wine on arrival, whilst listening to the fantastic sounds of Irish band, Celtic Clan. With Ladbrokes bookmakers at the back of the room, guests were able to back their favourite horses.
After enjoying a fabulous three course lunch, guests then listened to some entertaining stories from former Snooker World Champion, John Parrott. Parrott spoke about his experiences of playing and socialising with the likes of Stephen Hendry and Cliff Thorburn. Parrott is also a Racing correspondent for the BBC and gave some tips for the afternoon’s racing ahead.
After the first race had finished, guests then enjoyed an hilarious speech from the former Arsenal and England footballer, Ray Parlour. Ray had some terrific stories including some from his drinking days with Tony Adams and some fantastic wind up pranks, which were played on Martin Keown!
Guests then enjoyed the rest of the afternoon’s racing from Cheltenham on the big screen.