Off The Track
Going to the races, such fun.
Still, what about the unwilling girlfriend, the moaning children and the husband who would rather stay home in his boxers than dress up to be allowed on the track? If only the racing scene held some attractions to motivate those stubborn spoilsports. Brace yourself - have we got news for you! We have made it our mission to find the most delightful non-racing-elements of major racing events; supplying you with the perfect bribing material for reluctant companions.
For a start: almost every major race course in the country offers family discounts when you purchase your tickets, and is therefore aware that there will be children present. We have done the work for you, finding the most amusing racing alternatives for the kids.
A lot of people suffer from the delusion that horse racing and music are incompatible. How exactly this misconception occurs is unclear; especially considering the wonderful possibilities such a combination awards. Let's face it: Open Air concerts are the bomb! And why not couple some sweet tunes and hot rhythm with the excitement of the races. Click here to check out all the best double bills featuring tracks on the tracks.
You may think all there is to dressing up for the races is a pair of heels (if you're a girl, that is) and an enormous feather stuck in your hair at an odd angle. And guys, you are probably wearing those suit jackets and patent black leather shoes without a second's thought about it. Although everyone might look good it is a shame to remain ignorant about the marvels of race course fashion. Click here to learn - it's not called a fascinator because it's boring.
If you have always dreamed about watching an awards ceremony for jockeys and other heroes of the equine athletics scene, this is the place to go. If you have ever wondered whether there are parades out there on the racing grounds, this is indeed the place to go. And if you are looking for quirky perks to spice up your outing at the races, this is most definitely the place to go.