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A Day at the Races – Cheltenham Races 2022

Willcox Matthews goes to the Cheltenham Races on 16th March 2022 – come along for the ride!

After (more than!) achieving our target at the end of August 2021, the Directors decided to treat the team to a day at the races! Unfortunately, this meant a 7 month wait, luckily the world seems to have (semi) put itself to rights and we can attend in the proper fashion!

The day started bright and early, with a buffet breakfast at our local Beefeater at 8am, and the taxi booked at 9.

In true Willcox Matthews Day Out style, the drinks were flowing once the taxi engine started and didn’t stop all day …

As it had been a pretty target we achieved, the tickets for the Club Enclosure, the most premier enclosure at Cheltenham, definitely an experience to remember.

As quoted on the official Cheltenham website – With Paddock Viewing access, you can get up close and personal with the runners and riders in the Parade Ring, then head off to enjoy the racing from the Grandstand’s viewing steps and the area past the Winning Post.

Unfortunately, in true British style the heavens opened as we were waiting to hand over our tickets … and didn’t stop all day! This meant that the club enclosure was a rammed and any live viewing of races meant soggy hair and feet!

The weather, however, didn’t dampen our spirits nor the fun for the day. With some big wins (and few big losses) we tramped, soggily, back to our taxi, finishing our day on a high and comparing our bets for the day.

All in all, a great day at the races, for some of the team it was a whole new experience, for some it was like fitting back into a routine after the C-word nightmare! Can’t wait to see if we can attend next year!

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