Singer Tom Jones to perform in Portugal in July

British musician Tom Jones is to perform at the EDP Cool Jazz festival in Cascais in July next year.

The festival’s organisation announced today that the 78-year-old Welsh crooner will be performing on 25 July at the Hippodrome Manuel Possolo in Cascais.

Also confirmed for the 16th edition of EDP Cool Jazz are Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall

The year ahead in Lisbon Portugal.

Mark Knopfler
[ 30-04-2019 ] Mark Knopfler, one of the most successful artists of all time, announces a world tour for 2019. The “Down The Road Wherever” Lisboa will receives the musician and his band on April 30 at the Altice Arena.
Shawn Mendes
[ 28-03-2019 ] Shawn Mendes, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter, has just announced a tour of Portugal, will host the Portuguese-Canadian March 28, in Lisbon, Altice Arena.
Tiago Bettencourt
[ 06-12-2018 ] “A Procura” is the latest original album by Tiago Bettencourt, which he will present at a 360º show, with the singer performing in the centre of the Coliseu de Lisboa.
New Year Concert - Lisbon Metropolitana Orchestra
[ 01-01-19 ] And the party … continues! After the New Year’s Eve, we must awaken the energy of the New Year with a proper celebration with in company of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa

Irish band U2 are back in Lisbon for two sold- out concerts at Altice Arena

Tickets are still available on the black market at exorbitant prices (we don’t recommend it).

Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A
Parque das Nações

Race Night

A race night usually consists of between six and nine races each with eight horses. The first five to eight are normal races where you would be expected to sell each of the horses in each race to an owner prior to the race night. The owner names the horse and would get a prize if their horse wins the race. The last race is an auction race where each horse is sold to the highest bidder on the night, with a large cash prize given to the winning owner of this race.

The normal running order for a night would be:

Races 1 to 4

Short Interval with Stand Up bingo

Races 5,6,7 or 8

The Auction Race

Followed by the raffle & any other auction items.  NB. These should happen after the race night and would normally use an alternative PA system such as an in-house or DJ system.

Top Tip: A good way to finish your event is to do ‘Nearest the bottle’. Get a large bottle of spirits and encourage your guests to throw £1 coins at it, nearest wins. It’s a good way to mop up the final few pounds.


Every race has the same format:

  • For the auction race, the horses are sold to owners who bid for each horse.
    • The betting is opened and bets are sold for each horse. When everyone has had a chance to bet on the horse(s) of their choice the betting is closed.
      • A member of the audience is invited to select a race from a selection of unmarked security sealed DVDs.
        • The value of each bet is announced to the audience
          • The race is played.
            • The winning ticket holders collect their money.
              • The winning owner is presented with their prize.