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Racing, Ascot, The Wine TipsterOn the face of it hanging around race courses offering punters tips on that day’s racing is not your average employment in the wine trade. But for Neil Phillips, better known to many as The Wine Tipster, the business of mixing horses, wine, food and a flutter or two is serious business. But his real love is the horses and his role as the UK’s one and only Wine Tipster.

Neil combines his love of fizz with his racing work. As a horse racing expert, he is currently working with The Jockey Club as a tipster and is the sommelier and wine consultant for Jockey Club Catering across their 15 racecourses including Cheltenham, Aintree, Haydock, Sandown Park, Newmarket, Epsom, Newmarket and Kempton. The Wine Tipster has worked with Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr and his daughter Emily Roux in Chez Roux at Cheltenham, Newmarket and Aintree.

See The Wine Tipster in action on Racing UK at The Cheltenham Festival.

The Wine Tipster has appeared on ITV Racing on their afternoon show as well as The Opening Show and Channel 4 Racing . He broadcasts live for Racing UK at the Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival, Epsom, Glorious Goodwood and Newmarket’s Guineas Festival. Neil racing radio work includes Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Racecourse Radio, Goodwood Racecourse Radio and course TV .The Wine Tipster is the horse racing pundit for BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford.

The Wine Tipster has since 2014 been the On The Box columnist for Racing Plus Paper and brings to life the social aspect of racing for Eclipse Magazine and Glass of Bubbly.

See The Wine Tipster in action on Channel 4’s Morning Line:

The Wine Tipster has been the MC of choice since 2013 for Greatwood, the charity that uses ex-racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with special educational needs. He is also a regular MC and presenter at the Ascot Racecourse Festival of Food & Drink and in 2016 he presented with Culinary genius Raymond Blanc and Wine Expert Oz Clarke, whilst in 2017 with Raymond Blanc, James Tanner and Candice Brown.

The Wine Tipster RacingIn 2013, The Wine Tipster had a racehorse named after him by Barbara Banke, head of Jackson Family Wines, in California. She is the main owner of great racehorses like Breeders Cup winner Curlin and the fabulous mare, Rachel AlexandraWine Tipster, the thoroughbred, is a four year old colt who won his first race at Gulfstream Park, Florida in October 2013.

The Wine Tipster’s racing interests have also been profiled in Harpers Wine & Spirit,  The Drinks Business and The Buyer.

In 2018 The Wine Tipster will be appearing at The Cheltenham Festival, Grand National, Guineas Festival and the Derby Festival to name a few.

Keep up with The Wine Tipster on his events page at http://www.thewinetipster,co,.uk/events

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