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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park Racecourse, on the outskirts of London, is a fun place to spend an evening. Just 25 minutes away from Waterloo, it is easy to get to and a nice break from the busy city.

I went on a work trip and was privileged to be in the comfort of one of the boxes. Lovely food and drink was provided all night and we had a spectacular view of the course. I kept my addictive personality at bay by placing all my bets at the start. The betting process is complicated for a first timer at the races and I required considerable help deciding!

Sandown Park Racecourse is one of the UK’s best loved horseracing venues. Whether you’re a regular or an intrigued visitor it is an exhilarating experience that definitely leaves you wanting more. Sandown caters for all, and throughout the year they also hold music nights and military themed race days.

Often musical entertainment follows the races; we were treated to the wonders of Westlife. I was one of the lucky few given a VIP pass to meet the four bandmembers, all clad in black studded outfits. I am told photos of us with the boys are to be put up online any day now, so look out for those!

Despite an unlucky start with my first horse Yasmeena, I went on to win money in four out of the six races! The horse Jet Away making a particularly impressive first place in Race 5. Meeting Westlife meant I was unable to pick up my winnings, but I have sent off my lucky tickets and now await my cheque.

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