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Day at Ascot races with Lemar performing live

Saturday, July 14, 2007 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Day at Ascot races with Lemar performing live

Ascot races
Ascot, founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, is one of the world's greatest racecourses and the best racecourse in the UK.

It was while Queen Anne was out riding on the edge of Windsor Great Park that she noticed a natural clearing near the village of East Cote, now called Ascot. Queen Anne ordered a course to be laid out 'for horses to gallop at full stretch' and so the Royal Racecourse was born. The first four-day Royal Meeting was held in June 1768, changing to a five day meeting in 2002, the Queen's Golden Jubilee year. Today Ascot Racecourse stages the highest quality flat and jump racing throughout the year and is undoubtedly the best racecourse in the world.

Lemar
Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978), professionally known as Lemar, is a British Soul and R&B Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Producer who has had a run of chart success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

Lemar was most notably brought to public attention on the BBC's Fame Academy in 2002, a combination of a talent quest and reality television show. He made the finals of the show winning plaudits for his version of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and singing a duet with Lionel Richie on "Easy". While he ended up finishing third in the show, which was won by David Sneddon, he caught the eye of fellow English soul singer Beverley Knight, who invited him to sing a duet with her during her concert at the Hammersmith Apollo. Sony Music was so impressed with his potential that they signed him to a five year record deal worth £1 million.

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