I have grown up with Cheltenham’s iconic racecourse as my backdrop. As a child we would stand in the field and watch the Gold Cup and listen to the roar of the crowd. Long before I even went to the races I would get swept up in the magic of the Gold Cup Festival. Cheltenham would bask in the energy of it’s visitors and town would be buzzing in the clubs and pubs as a result. Racing is quite simply synonymous with Cheltenham and the town embraces this.
The last few years I have been to the races enjoying each year more than the one before. I seem to have spoilt myself and made it a day to remember each time. I now (along with my best friend) class it as our treat day. We go for a posh breakfast in The Montpellier Chapter House (we even drink prossecco at 10.30 am) before catching the bus to the iconic course.
Once there we place our bets so that we can enjoy every moment of the day. We share our winnings and so far we have done ok, no huge winnings (we don’t bet enough for that) but last year we won our champagne money back!
Last year we treated ourselves to club tickets and that means we can’t go back to Tattersalls! We liked the champagne bar too much for that. As I said this is our yearly treat day.
Once the last race has finished, we along many thousands head back into town for food and more drinks. The friendliness of Cheltenham is like no other and I am proud to live in such a welcoming and beautiful part of the country.
This outfit I have put together would be my dream outfit. It is a chance to dress up – basically anything goes. Now my hair is a bit longer I would love to wear a hat. A coat is a must, the track can get cold as it is so open, I have tried before to wear just a blazer and that was a mistake. Now I stick with a long coat and that would be the advice I would give to all women! It is March remember and it is cold outside all day!