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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sandown Park Races...


Last Saturday Stu and I were invited to the lovely Sheila's birthday bash at Sandown Park. Sheila's hubby Martin had organised the tickets for ten of us or so and it was but a hop, skip and jump from Waterloo down to where the races were being held at Esher. After a quick canter across the racecourse itself to the grandstand enclosure we were soon basking in the sun, downing a few pints, watching the horse racing and having a little flutter. It'd been a long time since I'd been to the races and I have to say it was surprisingly fun. Perhaps less surprising was how wonderful all of Stu's friends were... he obviously chooses his friends very wisely because again they were diamond each and every one. Our good luck held betting-wise as we were a little bit up on the day - mainly thanks to Stu's choice of a 6-1 winner in the final race at 5:45. Stu's Dad was there too with his best mate so it was good to meet him too. Above are a couple of pix (click on them for bigger versions) - or the rest can be seen here.

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