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Who says royal Ascot racecourse, the famed hangout of England’s upper crust, hasn’t got a sense of humor? The have – at least for the holiday season!
The cheeky team has unveiled special “his and hers” Christmas blankets for the Shetland ponies Daffy and his new lady-friend, Daphne, in a short film meant to promote Christmas Racing Weekend, a festive event held at Ascot last weekend.
“Daffy was getting a bit lonely in his stables so it’s lovely that Ascot has helped me find him a new companion and made them matching Christmas outfits,” says Daffy’s owner Jackie Rowberry, an animal trainer at TV and film company Animal Dramatics. “Daffy and Daphne will enjoy a lovely Christmas together and I couldn’t be happier for them,” she added.
Daffy first found fame back in 2015, when a video of him donning a warm holiday “foursie” courtesy of Ascot racecourse went viral.
Happy Christmas Dafffy and Daphne, you adorable duo!