Royal Ascot

Started by: riocaroni (203)

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

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4050) 

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

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (285)

I'd rather watch the fridge defrosting

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 16:49

Posted by: grimshaw (2898) 

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

Posted by: broady (17210) 

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

Posted by: grimshaw (2898) 

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

Posted by: broady (17210) 

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

Posted by: Don GB (318)

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

Posted by: grimshaw (2898) 

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


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