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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 Channel 4 Racing on their afternoon show as well as The Morning Line . He has broadcast live for Racing UK at the Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival, Epsom and Glorious Goodwood. Neil racing radio work includes Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Racecourse Radio, Goodwood Racecourse Radio and TV and 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. In 2016 in addition to a fantastic day of racing, you can visit over 30 food and wine stalls along the newly formed Food Avenue. Culinary genius Raymond Blanc and Wine Expert Oz Clarke will be joined by Racing Tipster, Neil Phillips who together will bring you cooking and wine pairing demonstrations.

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.

For the latest racing events hosted by The Wine Tipster, please visit the blog

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