Our first event celebrating ladies Ascot day at the races at Westwood golf club in 2013 was very successful so much so that our tickets for 2014 sold out very quickly and resulted in an attendance of 81 ladies to this event, the day proved to be very successful again and all the ladies say they are eager to come back in 2015.
Ladies arrived dressed up in their finery and displaying impressive hats & facinators, they were greeted with a glass of bubbly followed by a buffet lunch. They had time to peruse and choose the horses ahead of watching the drama of the real Royal Ascot races unfold on the big screen in the function room and hope they were going to be the winners!
Bets were placed on a tote system before each race began and as the race was viewed on the big screen they became more & more excited and noisy shouting for their horse to win! Some were more lucky with their winnings than others.
To add another dimension to the day after each race one betting slip from all the non winners slips were placed in a draw after the last race all the 6 lucky winning ladies names were announced and they received a bottle of wine, Lady Captain Pat Cannon of Westwood golf club held a raffle and also all the beautiful table flower arrangements were raffled off as well.
We have to thank the bookies Russell, Mick & Graham who worked very hard taking our bets and giving out the winnings, thanks to Smith Bainbridge and Wardle for the loan of the wide-screen TV, thanks to Anne & Marj for the beautiful table arrangements and also to our catering staff for providing a lovely buffet and afternoon teas and also to everyone else who contributed to making it such an exceptional and enjoyable day.
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