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Best Formal Canes for a Day at the Races 2024

Whether you're attending horse racing or greyhound racing, the attire you wear is an important part of the event. Visitors love to seize the opportunity of a day at the races to show off the best fashion can offer. Walking sticks are the ultimate fashion accessory in this setting and will help your outfit stand out from the crows. But which stick should you choose?

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Whether you've placed money on the race, or your there to flaunt your style, the perfect outfit can turn a mundane day at the races into an epic one. To help you choose the perfect accessory, we've put together a list of our very best walking sticks for Royal Ascot, the Grand National, or even your local race! Choose between a few key categories we've put together:

Formal Walking Sticks

For the most elegant outfits, you'll need a formal stick to match. These canes are designed to provide a refined and subtle accent to your outfit, oozing with class and catching the eye without being obtrusive.

Horse and Greyhound Canes

In all the fanfare of a day at the races, you may forget the true stars of the show – the beautiful animals doing the actual racing. Celebrate their style and power with a decorative cane or walking stick, providing perhaps the most appropriate complement possible!

Floral Walking Sticks

If your outfit is particularly colourful, there's no better way to match it than with the beauty and colour of nature. These floral walking sticks are available with a multitude of colours and designs, helping to capture just about any hue you're looking for.

Walking Seat Sticks

While there is often seating available, bringing a seat stick with you will allow you to take a load off just about anywhere, even down on the field! Seat sticks and shooting sticks are available in a range of colours, and are some of the most functional walking aids you'll find.

Some Sticks Worth Highlighting...


Black Greyhound Handle Crook Walking Stick

Black Greyhound Handle Crook Walking StickCelebrate the fact that the UK is one of very few countries where greyhound racing is still legal by using the Black Greyhound Handle Crook Walking Stick at the racing track. Featuring a greyhound's head and neck shaped into a classic crook handle, this walking stick is a beautiful collector's stick that's perfect for a day at the races. Its crook handle allows it to be hooked over your arm when it isn't in use, which allows you to show off the handle's design to your fellow spectators.

Owing to its crook handle and greyhound design, this particular stick is excellent for those who enjoy the country life and want to relive the glory days of dog racing. It's the little details that make this Black Handle Walking Stick great; the stick has two handle options - one around the greyhound's neck and the other between the handle and the shaft! This cane is an excellent way for you to cheer on your favourite hound.

Key Features: Greyhound's head and neck shaped into a crook handle, ideal for collectors and dog racing enthusiasts

Horse's Head Collectors' Walking Stick

Horse's Head Collectors' Walking StickThis stunning Horse's Head Collectors' Walking Stick is the ultimate fashion accessory for the races. The horse's head is moulded from resin with a beautiful wood grain that makes it stand out from other sticks. When you walk around with this stick, you'll feel like a Lord or Lady!

Although the Horse's Head Walking Stick's head is justifiably the centre of attention when you use this cane, its shaft also beautifully matches its handle. The shaft has been made from turned beech wood that has been stained for an attractive finish. This also helps protect the wood from damage so the stick's stunning design is durable.

Key Features: Horse's head replicated on the stick's handle, turned and stained beech wood shaft

Greyhound Collectors' Walking Stick

Greyhound Collectors' Walking StickIf the greyhound you're backing is brown, the Greyhound Collectors' Walking Stick is an excellent alternative to the above black greyhound walking stick. Show your support and cheer on your hound in style by having this walking stick on your hand! The handle has been moulded into the shape of a crook, allowing it to be hooked over your arm when you need to use both of your hands. This also gives you an opportunity to show off the stick's design without covering it with your hand!

Crafted with a stained beech shaft, the stick has a beautiful wood grain pattern that sets it above its competition. The Collectors' Walking Stick is an excellent cane for formal occasions and cane collections alike as a result of its unique, novelty design.

Key Features: Brown greyhound in the shape of a crook, stained beech shaft with a wood grain pattern

Green Foldaway Flipstick Seat Stick

Green Foldaway Flipstick Seat StickAlthough a little different to the previous four walking sticks, the Green Foldaway Flipstick Seat Stick is an excellent cane for a day at the races. This seat stick is perfect for spectator sports like horse or dog racing as it provides you with a comfortable surface from which you can perch to watch the race without feeling tired.

Designed with one leg, the Flipstick Seat Stick is ideal for those who don't suffer from mobility or balance issues. It can be folded into three sections, allowing you to unfold it only when you require a seat or additional support. Designed with a contoured handle, the seat is able to be used as a walking stick without causing pain or discomfort in your hand.

Key Features: Allows you to rest whenever and wherever necessary, folds into three sections, contoured handle

Please note that the first four sticks are suitable as accessories and should not be used for orthopaedic use.

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