Last weekend I was invited to attend the Hastings Race Course in style! A handful of people were selected to sit in a VIP box, with food, drinks and all the rest. My friend Terri Potratz and I went together and – of course – put on our best ‘My Fair Lady’ outfits.
floor length white dress and sunnies – seems appropriate
It was a beautiful day, as we got to have a special tour of the paddock, the man in the sky who announces the races to the whole country, a private seating at the official starting gate, and so much more!
loading the horses in the gates
It’s free all the time to go watch the races, and I have been there a couple of times before, but this was completely an outstanding experience. We had people teaching us how to bet ( these people are there for your questions all the time apparently! ) They were super informative and helped to explain all the racing “lingo”. I ended up leaving at $0 but had won $60 on a $4 bet but proceeded to lose my winnings as the day progressed ( may have been the white wine) JK. It was so exciting to see the horses and cheer like a crazy person from along side the track!
and they’re off! starting gate madness!!!
The Hastings Race Course is one of the only places you can get a serious adrenaline rush for a minimum bet of only $2! The entire staff was helpful and sincere, and I couldn’t have had a better time. One thing I learned while in the VIP booth was that every Friday night there is a DJ – a horse party if you will ;) As much as I love the Sunday fashion dress up times, I will definitely be checking out a Friday!
I was also given a VIP prize pack for two, to give away. Items include:
- Silks Admission, Reserved Seating
- Buffet for 2 Guests in Silks Restaurant
- Official Hastings Program
- Official Hastings Race Course Scarf
- so check Twitter for how to win this!
see you there!
and a HUGE thank you again to the BCLC for hooking us up with an amazing day, and our wonderful hostess Jenn Wint who had every last detail organized and though through!
veiw from the announcers booth in the sky. (i may have yelled by accident as my horse won the race) #oops