Horse Racing

Flowing ebony black horse silhouettes, outlined on historical 
 Newmarket gallops softened by a white gold sunrise,
a wide linear road lined by immaculate hedging and regimented
pristine white pole railings under clear azure blue skies.

Standing close to the rail, the rising crescendo and fall of 
thundering equine hoofs as the runners go racing by,
a distant kaleidoscope, comprised of owners’ silks vibrant 
colours and designs allows individual horses to be identified.

The diligent race by race analysis of the small black print of 
historical form studied at length the evening before,
intently evaluating the individual runners, the type of race, the 
give in the ground, the favourable low number of the draw.            

As the sprung bright orange starting tape across the course 
quickly recedes, black binoculars and heads are raised,
the first horse past the finishing post in the winner’s enclosure
after a digital photo finish, being washed and praised.

In-between races, the groundsmen levelling rich brown birch
hurdles and replacing circular divots in manicured grass,
the multicoloured twisted braid and gold oval shaped metal
 badge of an annual member’s racecourse pass.

The prodigious crowds, excitement and glamour of the eminent 
flat and jump festivals throughout the racing year, 
debonair top hat and tails, stylish dresses and resplendent hats
 are worn, a smart dress code to which racegoers adhere.

The impressive speed of a six furlong maidens’ race sprinting 
along the gentle undulations of the oval shaped track,
nothing else can match the unique blend of excitement, challenge
and enjoyment of this historical sport on horseback.

Happy Birthday Dad,  love from Sam, Abi and Tom

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