5 tips for surviving a day at the races
October 21, 2016
Boasting a great atmosphere, fashion and the adrenaline rush of a sneaky flutter, it’s no surprise an outing to the races is so popular. And these days, you don’t even need to know anything about horses.
With Spring Racing carnival in full swing, we’ve put together some handy tips on how to survive a day at the races.
Plan in advance
Think: outfit, headpiece, shoes and transport. It doesn’t hurt to check the dress code too. Gates usually open around 11am and if you want good seats, it pays to be organised.
Stick to your budget
We know how hard it is to stick to a budget on the day, especially if you’re on a winning streak! But once the day is over and the buzz fades, you’ll realise that spending your rent money might not have been a good idea. Set your budget, take out your cash and leave your cards at home.
Slip, Slop, Slap
For those who like to stay trackside and get right among the action, don’t forget your sun protection. As my mum always said, a tan is a sign of damaged skin! Ladies, those hats have never been more useful.
Sounds simple but it’s quite easy to forget to eat when you’re having fun. If the food at the track isn’t your thing, pack a picnic or cheese and dips, not only will your stomach thank you, your friends will too!
Know when to call it a day
You know the saying, always leave a party while you’re still having fun. The same applies to the races. The last thing you want to be is ‘that’ person everyone has to look after (we’ve all seen them, and it isn’t pretty). If you’re feeling a little too giddy, do yourself a favour and call it a day