There are lots of reasons why Royal Ascot is like nowhere else and one big reason is the picnics! Whether you have the catered picnic with silverware in Car Park 1 (Yes this is a thing) or it’s you and few friends with some prosecco and plastic cups, this is the time to give it a go!
It’s less than a week until arguably the biggest and most glamorous event in flat racing, Royal Ascot. That being said we thought we would have a little look at who, in our opinion, are the Top 5 Flat Jockeys at the moment. We understand this is a controversial topic and everyone has their own opinions, but based on current form and overall performances in the last couple of years we have picked our top 5.
A subject we can all relate too! The bar at the races often seems to be the focal point of our days and is great meeting place and weather permitting often the best place to be.
So where are the best ones?
York Racecourse is without doubt one of the best in the country. When Ascot underwent major redevelopments in 2005, York was chosen to host Royal Ascot showing what a brilliant course it is. Yorkshiremen are amongst the friendliest people about and the food and drink on course are offered at very affordable prices.
With the Cheltenham festival fast approaching there are many of you who will be festival virgins. There is nothing worse than going for a day out with a group of seasoned racegoers and being the only one who doesn’t know the difference between a spread bet and an each way. So here to stop you looking like an outside chance of even winning any money we will lay down the basics!
There are many sports you can watch without even thinking about betting on, even if you are the biggest of betters. However racing is not one. A day at the races simply wouldn’t seem right without a bet or two. It adds to the excitement of every race and you find yourself screaming out horse names that you can’t even pronounce (or is that just me?).
Being a newcomer to racing myself I thought this would be great to put together mainly to teach me some new things and also to hopefully help some fellow newcomers out. From what i’ve learnt over the last couple of months there are too many terms in racing to attempt to cover but i’ll try and get the basics covered and anything I feel I struggled with when I first started watching the racing. Please feel free to leave a comment below with any other terms you don’t understand and also any general feedback on how you find the blog itself.