Racegoers bask in the sun

York Press: Friends, from left, Laura Newby, Lizzy Foster and Emily Fortune, enjoy a day at the races Friends, from left, Laura Newby, Lizzy Foster and Emily Fortune, enjoy a day at the races

FROM two wheels to four legs, it was back to business as usual at York Racecourse yesterday.

The course is staging a two day July meeting, its first event since the start of Stage 2 of the Tour de France last Sunday.

Under blazing sun there were crowds of people enjoying the spectacle.

The racecourse's James Brennan said crowds had topped 11,000 - almost exactly the same as last year's meeting.

Among them was regular racing fan Alison Marshall from Wigginton was there with her sister Julie Warriner from York, in an early 49th birthday celebration for Julie.

The pair had had a lucky day with five winners between them and Alison, who visits race meetings across Yorkshire, said: "We've had a great day, and some good winners. I like York Races for the glamour and the people watching. Even on a weekday there's always people very dressed up, they always make an effort at York."

With a positive forecast for today, Mr Brennan said they were hoping for crowds for 35,000 to watch the Queen's horse Bold Sniper run in the feature race, after a flypast by RAF Linton-on-Ouse, and with other attractions including a surf simulator and a cask ale tent.

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11:11am Sun 13 Jul 14

Yorkshine1 says...

Oh yeah, it was great....drunken scroats, girls being sick, folk jumping in the rivers, guys and girls fighting...and to think we live in a supposed civilised society.

Vive le races.
Oh yeah, it was great....drunken scroats, girls being sick, folk jumping in the rivers, guys and girls fighting...and to think we live in a supposed civilised society. Vive le races. Yorkshine1
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12:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Jackanory2 says...

Yorkshine1 wrote:
Oh yeah, it was great....drunken scroats, girls being sick, folk jumping in the rivers, guys and girls fighting...and to think we live in a supposed civilised society. Vive le races.
Boring.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkshine1[/bold] wrote: Oh yeah, it was great....drunken scroats, girls being sick, folk jumping in the rivers, guys and girls fighting...and to think we live in a supposed civilised society. Vive le races.[/p][/quote]Boring. Jackanory2
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