Posted On: 02/06/2014
By: Scouse Bird
The thought occurred to me the other day that I’d been going out to town for nearly 15 years. As if that statistic isn’t depressing enough it’s got to the point where I’m a little bit bored of the whole thing. I don’t want to go out but then I don’t really want to stay in either, so what’s the solution?
Me givin me fella grief. Standard.
I can’t even express how much fun I had at Aintree races this year so I decided that was answer: more race days. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up to the max and you’re actually DOING something i.e. watching the races rather than just drinking and watching people club neck the kite off each other.
We went to the Gatsby themed ladies night at Haydock races on 30th May and we had a ball. You get a return bus from outside Dr Duncan’s for £9 and it gets you there about an hour before the first race and takes you back to Liverpool 15 minutes after the last. Now I’m not in any way saying you should drink on the bus, I’m sure it’s strictly prohibited an all…. but yano, FTM.
We had a 3-course meal in between the races at Harry’s Bistro and the food was amazing; I had the lamb, which came with a lamb steak and a mashed potato pie WITH LAMB IN IT. Double Lammby.
Kyle from Klinked REAAALLY enjoying his lamb.
Betting wise, I have no idea about form and favourites and instead prefer to pick my horses based on the time-honoured tradition of whether I like the name or the jockey’s outfit. This isn’t a great betting strategy and it very rarely works but the good thing about Haydock compared to Aintree is that there are fewer runners in each race, which made it much easier to pick a winner. I backed the winner in 3 out of the 6 races, which was an added bonus to the day.
So all in all if you’re looking for something to do that is a little bit different than your average night out in town then I’d deffo recommend Haydock. The tickets are loads cheaper than the national weekend and I’ve managed to negotiate a discount for my followers on certain race days so if you see a code – take advantage. Can’t wait for the race night in August when Jessie J is performing, gwed skinhead.