Anybody watching the racing on ITV, bloody Ed Chamberlain is so sycophantic. All he wants to talk about is hopes the royal family and other top nobs are having a good time, gets on my nerves!
Started: 17th Jun 2021 at 16:49
RIOCARONI; My father used to say about horse racing that it is the sport of kings ,, and he was correct i am just watching all these rich snobby gets its 4.34 pm friday and they are all drinking and eating and havin a bloody good time ,,talk about privalige it just truly shows who is who and the like 's of us are not even a thought in their world you only need to look at the days these meetings are held and they are at a time when us ordinary people are at work ,yes you know that word work which keeps them in a custom they are used to it's all down to one word ,,,,,, CLASS and it's snobbery at it's highest ........ i suppose that's how it will always be toooo !! GB
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 16:39
I'd rather watch the fridge defrosting
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 16:49
I love having a bet on the g gees and watching them run on t v .
For example i watch each race then switch .
Cant stand the upper class elitism that prevails .
Love going racing .I live within 30 minutes drive from Beverly racecourse which is on the westwood .Terrific atmosphere and terrific icecream .
Sport and the watching of it is down to opinion and liking .
I cant stand F 1 but respect that thousands do .
Each to his own .
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 17:56
Been to Haydock a lot. Never seen much elitism. Went to Beverley quite a few times a long time ago. Abandoned a couple of times when I visited. Lovely course. Seem to remember Eddy Hyde riding there.
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 18:15
Lovely setting .
Attracts from hull ,west yorks for instance .
Easy access and no parking probs .
I recall Eddie hide riding .
Cant recall Eddie hyde .
Perhaps he was a pal of Dr Jeckyll.
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 18:24
Captain Brassbound keeps coming to mind. I lived in Gilberdyke for a while when I worked on the last stretch of the M62 from Balkholme to Cave around 74-76.
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 18:32
I sort of understand what you mean Grim, I have never been to the races or bet on a horse (although we had our wedding reception at Haydock Racecourse).
However, Mrs Don and I happened to be walking past Warwick racecourse a month or so ago and noticed a few people standing next to a fence. We joined them to see what was going on and realised that we were actually near the finishing line of the races. We spent a fascinating couple of hours watching the races, the heart pumping excitement of the horses galloping a few feet away from us was something that I hadn't experienced before, magnificent beasts, wonderful!
I'm not into betting but I would happily go to a racecourse again for the entertainment.
Hopefully that didn't sound too weird!
Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 20:31
Last edited by Don GB : 18th Jun 2021 at 20:53:32
I would imagine you went to Beverley races when living in Gilberdyke .
Walk around the town .Pub meal ,then up to the westwood .Fabulous day out .
What you post isnt weird chips .
It is a thrill to be near a fence when the horses jump .
The noise is v surprising as the jocks urge their mounts into the fence .
I like both codes flat and jumps although i do wager more o the flat .
At the end of the day the books win but i enjoy a bet and thats what its all about .Win a bit ,lose a bit .Today for instance i will be hoping BROOME sweeps the rest of the field away at ascot .
Then BURSCOUGH brushes the opposition to one side at redcar
Replied: 19th Jun 2021 at 11:51