Last Christmas I chose a 'behind the scenes' Tour Gift Experience of Doomben Racecourse, here in Brisbane. And yesterday was the day that he organised to use his voucher. So, dressed in his suit, off he went yesterday morning with strict instructions from me that he had to take photos for a blog post
The tour included entry to the racecourse, morning tea, meeting a jockey in the jockeys' locker rooms, watch the weigh in and watch the start of a race at the barrier stalls. The people on the tour also meet a trainer in the mounting enclosure and also stand with a race caller as he commentates.
|The tour starts on the track just past the winning post|
|At the start...|
|At the start|
|At the start; near the barrier. The man in front is Bill Shuck, manager of the Racecourse|
|The mounting yard|
|Pru Reed (BRC rep), Bill Shuck and jockey, Rosie Meyers|
|Rosie Meyers on Dorchester|
|Jockey, Tim Bell, Bill Shuck and Pru Reed|
When DH came home 5 hours later, he reported that it had been a wonderful gift and that he had really enjoyed the experience. I asked him were the men with the large leather bags (bookmakers taking bets) there and he said no...they have computers these days, no 'pencillers' or anything like that!