04/11/2014

Huntingdon Racecourse 02.11.14


 
On Sunday I went to my first jumps meeting at Huntingdon.  As soon as I arrived I realised it was a totally different atmosphere to all the flat racing courses that I had been to over the summer.  First of all the dress code was much more relaxed, with most people wearing tweed coats and boots, it was clear that warmth and comfort was a lot more important to people than looking good! 
 
The races, being longer, meant each race wasn't over in the matter of seconds.  Despite the races being longer the air was still full of excitement as the horses charged over the fences, everyone holding their breathe each time the horse was in mid flight.
 
I found the day went on a lot longer due to there being more time in between each race, I actually preferred this as it gave you time to watch the horses in the pre parade ring, then put your bet on before running to get a spot as close to the winning post as possible.
 
The course itself was designed so that you could see the jockeys as they dismounted and walked over to the weighing room.  This gave me a chance to take a cheeky selfie with one of my favourite jump jockeys, Sam Twiston-Davies.
 




I had a truly awesome day and enjoyed every second of it!  Below are a few more photos I took during the day...
 























Have you ever been to the races? 

26 comments:

  1. i have! i love seeing all the horses dash out the gates. i've never bet on any races though ;)

    Sher
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    1. Awesome! Me too! I'm not the luckiest at betting so usually I just go for the social side of it, working in the industry there is always someone there that I know!

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  2. This looks so fun and very british! I have never been but I´d love to go : )

    Céline
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    1. Aw thank you for your comment :-) I'm sure you would love it! I would recommend going to a flat race to start with, there are free race days during the summer so you don't have to pay :D

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  3. Looks like a great experience and nice that it was more chilled! :)

    Love,
    Whitney

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog...you have a great blog. I have never been to see a race. But these pictures are amazing.

    Love,
    Rashmi<3
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    1. Aw thank you so much :-) you should definitely go one day, it's so fun! :-)

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  5. really cool post <3
    Maybe we can follow each other on GFC , facebook and Bloglovin, if you want? Let me know :)

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    Maria
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  6. Cool! Never been to a race before but someday I'd like to watch an event like this. :)

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. It's an awesome day out, I'm sure you would love it :-)

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  7. Very nice post! Happy Monday. :D


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  8. So great, never been to horse race but its quite interesting. So classy!
    Like it, very nice pictures!
    I would really appreciated, if we could follow each other on BL and GFC, so that we can keep in touch!
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    1. You should defo go it's so fun :D xxxx

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  9. I want to try doing this! Looks like fun


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    1. You should it's so fun :-) thanks for your comment babe :-) xxxx

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  10. How fun is this!? Looks amazing. I have only been to the races once before, but I'd love to go again. x E

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

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  11. how cool, though I have never been to the races.
    Thanks so much for ur comment on my blog ! If you want we can follow each other on GFC ,Bloglovin/G+..Let me know !
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    1. You should defo go if you get the chance, it's a really good day out :-) No problem, thank you for checking out & commenting on my blog :-)

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