Last Tuesday, we decided to do something a little different and arranged a team evening out at Leicester Racecourse. Blessed with the perfect weather for it, we arrived just in time to grab some drinks and make the most of the beautiful sunshine.
After getting ourselves settled in a good spot, we looked over the race guide to see which horses were racing and pretended to know what we were doing. Brett chose to back Snuggy as soon as he saw the name - it’s also the name of his son's favourite toy and so of course he took it as a sign and had to give it a shot.
It seemed like it could be anyone’s race as we all anxiously watched the horses vying for position. Snuggy finally broke away and took the lead right at the last moment, leaving us excitedly cheering him on as he crossed the finish line and Brett feeling pretty pleased with himself. Jess, Will and Kyle all got lucky over the next few races too.
For the 6th and final race, we decided to all put in a few quid and collectively back the biggest outsider, Gabby’s Lad at 33/1. Having the underdog come in would have been such a great way to end the evening, and splitting the £544 winnings would have been pretty nice too! However, despite getting our hopes up by being at the front of the pack for almost half of the race, he lost it towards the end and came trailing in behind the others in dead last.
It wasn’t all bad though, Faye picked the winning horse in the last race and ended up being our big winner of the night. She had said to us how much she liked Tulip Dress’ name right from the start of the evening, and she stuck with her gut even despite the horse being a huge outsider.
Well done Faye, Brett, Jess, Kyle and Will… Better luck next time everyone else!