December 11th 11.00am
Istabraq Bar, The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course
An annual event in the fundraising calendar. The Tewkesbury and Cheltenham Borough Mayors race day.
We arrived to thick fog across the course
but no matter. A warming mulled wine on arrival
and then down to the serious business of which horse to back.
Out on the course the fog was clearing
and the real punters were gearing up for a good day.
There was plenty of choice to place your shirt
and thousands of people enjoying the experience many of them in corporate boxes
And there off!
Mines still running 😦
waiting for the winning presentation
The fifth race, won by Sound Stage, ridden by Ian Popham, owned by K S B Bloodstock and trained by Mrs Caroline Keevil, far right
A smashing day. Having lost on the first two races and not knowing a thing about racing, decided I was not going to make a fortune today so kept my money in my pocket.