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Blending in with the crowd

Blending in with the crowd

by Sam Twiston-Davies |  17 Nov 2017

Today I went to Cheltenham as a racegoer!

It was made easier by the fact that I probably wouldn’t have had many rides there anyway.

Usually you just want to hop on a horse, but today I decided I was going to make the most of seeing a different side of it - sit back, watch, listen, and take things on board.

And I actually enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

In the weighing room, you’re wrapped up in your own little world which extends about as far as the parade ring and the track.  So I was amazed to see how many people were there, to be among this packed crowd and with people who just love racing.

There was a mixed crowd of all sorts and it was interesting to stand next to people I’d never met before and share such a passion for the sport.  It made me appreciate racing from a different viewpoint and re-iterated to me how lucky I am to do something I love every day. 

I spent the day with some mates, lads who love their racing and many of whom I don’t see that often.  They were eager to get my thoughts on each race, how I thought it would play out, who the main dangers were and who I thought would win.  

As it turned out, today was actually fun.  I’m not in much pain from the elbow so I was able to enjoy taking it all in. 

It’s not too bad to blend in with the crowd.

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