One of the last sporting events to go ahead before lockdown in the UK was the Cheltenham Festival. This famous jump racing week held in March at Prestbury Park is home to the Cheltenham Gold Cup – one of the most prestigious achievements in the sporting world.
If you are hoping to get a chance to go to the races and have never been before, here is a rough idea of what a day at the races is like…
A day at the races is not just a sporting event, it is a fun social event to, so don’t take it all too seriously! Relax have fun and enjoy yourself. When you arrive, it is a good idea to get a race card which will give you a guide to the horses that are running, the jockeys riding and a little information about them. If you like a flutter, this could help you when you place your bets!
You don’t have to bet when you are there – many people go to enjoy the atmosphere and the social aspect of the races, as well as to admire the horses up close in the parade ring. There are lots of people on hand to help you too, from stewards to event medical cover staff like OMS so don’t feel that once you are there you won’t be able to ask anyone anything!
As well as the opportunity to win some money and have a good time, you can enjoy food there too – there are plenty of takeaway options, or if you prefer to sit down to lunch, you can book in one of the restaurants to have something to eat.