Toilet letdown

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THE back page of The Press of November 8 shows a beaming William Derby, CEO and clerk of the course, explaining the proposed £5 million-plus plan to improve the facilities at York racecourse.

The huge bulk of these improvements involve the horses, owners and trainers, jockeys etc. This is very admirable and, as a keen race-goer, I welcome it.

But go into the course enclosure on a busy race day and you may eventually have to visit the gents’ toilets.

Once you have joined the queue of about 12-15 men waiting to go in, you wait patiently and lo and behold, eventually you reach the inside of what is a tiny Victorian building with fewer facilities than a pigsty.

And it is worse than a pigsty, with an unimaginable filthy area too bad to describe in this newspaper.

These toilets have been like this since I first went in 1972. So much for bringing York Racecourse into the 21st century.

Phil Wadsworth, Haroldsway, Stamford Bridge.

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1:04pm Thu 15 Nov 12

inthesticks says...

So glad you have written this letter. It is my bugbear with racecourses. But considering the money York takes I am disgusted by the state of the toilets.
When I think of going to the races this is my abiding memory - that can`t be right can it?
Phil, if you think the Gents is bad you should try being a woman. The Loos also stink but we have to queue behind about 100 ladies all with legs crossed before we can get there! I used to look at the queue for the Gents and feel jealous!
So glad you have written this letter. It is my bugbear with racecourses. But considering the money York takes I am disgusted by the state of the toilets. When I think of going to the races this is my abiding memory - that can`t be right can it? Phil, if you think the Gents is bad you should try being a woman. The Loos also stink but we have to queue behind about 100 ladies all with legs crossed before we can get there! I used to look at the queue for the Gents and feel jealous! inthesticks
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4:16am Tue 20 Nov 12

Magicman! says...

Doesn't the gents still have the trough that everything floats downstream along??
Doesn't the gents still have the trough that everything floats downstream along?? Magicman!
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