I always look forward to going to Goodwood, the amazing atmosphere, people dressed in their finery and of course the odd betting on horses is such a wonderful experience.
So we were invited by a friend to be in the owners and trainers area (the posh bit), this is where you get to see the horses before they go out to the track and you also get to meet very interesting people.
Now being in that enclosure, of course there was a wide selection of drinks and also nibbles, so a glass of their finest white wine was the drink of my choice. Whilst i sipped on my wine, i watched the horses parade around the paddock and also joined in on a few conversations.
Time to get down to business, and that’s the betting. I am a novice when it comes to horse racing, but it’s fun. There was a kind gentleman who we met that told us to put some money on a particular horse, so we did. We rushed down to the track to watch the horse in action only to be disappointed. The horse fell in the starting stall and didn’t get a chance to run! Great just our luck, here i am thinking we’ve lost our money. Thankfully we didn’t, as they refunded everyone who had placed a bet on this horse. To be honest it was hilarious. That didn’t deter us, we placed a couple more bets and lost but it was the thrill of doing it.
To sum up, it was a classic English day at the races, and i enjoyed it immensely.
Fascinator- Marks & Spencers
Purse- TK Maxx