You should never beat the local pool champion in his local… and you should never beat your sister-in-law at the races in her home city of Toronto.
But I did one of them, in a close finish at the Toronto races https://www.seetorontonow.com.
I’ve had mixed fortunes at the Aintree Grand National, losing in a photo-finish in my year working in Liverpool https://www.visitliverpool.com..
But returning years later to stay with my brother and sister-in-law I used some local knowledge to get a 1-2.
And repay their hospitality with a slap-up meal.
A foot in the Algarve
Myself and The Scary One, back when she was just Slightly Intimidating, holidayed in the Algarve https://www.visitportugal.com/en.
Where we met two brothers, one of whom was a racing nut.
Terry hit the jackpot at The Derby and took us all out for dinner.
I don’t think I’ve had as good a meal out in Portugal on any of the occasions I’ve been back and I’ve had some good ones… Secret Portugal.
Cheltenham weekAll of which ramblings is because I’m prone to drift like an unbroken horse when I should be sticking to the subject matter… the Cheltenham Races.
Which are on from Tuesday to Friday… https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net.
When, of course, Ireland empties for rural Gloucestershire.
Now if, on a whim, you decide you want to go then you’ll struggle to get accommodation but whether you want to go out of season or for next year…
And a paintathon too
Then here’s what you want to check out… https://www.visitcheltenham.com.
They have 25 festivals in all throughout the year including a Literary Festival, a Music Festival and a Paint Festival…
While if it’s goat racing you want then it has to be Tobago… www.visittobago.gov.tt.
MEET YOU AT THE RACES