Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Grand Day Out

Yesterday I had the very great privilege and pleasure of being a guest of Marilyn Stowe at the running of the Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup, at York racecourse.

The talk of the paddock
The sun shone, guests far more distinguished than I arrived (such as the two QCs in the picture above) and the racing was excellent. As to the latter, the favourite (and joint winner from last year) took the field by storm, by coming from last up the home straight.

The worthy (and beautiful) winner, Clever Cookie
I gave him (I assume a gelding is a 'him'?) a stroke on the forehead, to which he didn't take too great an exception. It was a real pleasure getting up so close to these magnificent animals.

The winners take the spoils
What was also a real pleasure was meeting some very friendly and interesting people. Hopefully I didn't bore them too much...

Excellent company, wonderful surroundings (a box overlooking the finishing line) and superb hospitality. What more could anyone ask for a Grand Day Out?

Thanks again Marilyn.

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