It’s that time of the year again! When Cheltenham fills up with the Irish and Guinness is flowing everywhere. I went to the races yesterday and thought I would share my day, outfit and what I got up to…
The Breakfast: It wouldn’t be a day at the races if you didn’t go out for breakfast. A cooked breakfast inside you and your all good for most of the day. I’ve been really poorly recently hence no blog posts or many social media interaction recently so I was really worried that I wouldn’t make it as I’m still not 100%. My usually huge stomach has shrunk and I can’t eat very much at all so I opted for eggs on toast with smoked salmon which was very yummy. So yummy I didn’t even take a photo! We then got the very busy bus into Cheltenham.
The Outfit: Yesterday may not have been Ladies Day but what you wear to the races is still important. I love people watching and spotting what everyone is wearing, as there is some very questionable clothing choices! Due to unsure weather I had around 4 different outfits on standby. For my Outfit this year I went for a more cosy and warm country lady look. I will add in links for some of the clothing below.
- Hat: High Bird Designs (This company also make some amazing hat pins)
- Boots: Ariat Berwick Boots (Expensive but they are my new children)
- Hat Pin & Coat Pin: Handmade by myself from birds featured in my Beaters Day blog post.
- Coat: New Look
- Scarf: Accessorize
- Long Sleeve Top: Topshop
- Gloves & Matching Bag : A Christmas gift, I’m not to sure of the brand.
The Races: Now I love to bet on the races. There is something so exciting about picking your horse putting your few pounds on him to win or to come in each way, holding your ticket during the race, cheering him on and the wait to see if he was a winner. There is something weirdly exciting and thrilling to it. The noise of the crowd as the horses run past the stands is really something to see. Yesterday I had a few winners and probably won back what I spent on my bets for the day, so I was a very happy Chloe. My highest win was a big £25.00 on Road to Respect in the 2.50 race!! My win being nothing compared to what I am sure some other people won. In the bottom picture we even managed to get a jockey and horse in on the photo.
I had the best day yesterday. I know racing isn’t for everyone but it is great to go and witness and be part of. I can’t wait again for all of the madness next year. I am also tempted to go on another day as well next year!!
Thanks for taking a look!
Chloe May x
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