It feels so good to say that summer is finally here! We’ve said goodbye to wet and windy miserable mornings and hello to bright, breezy, lazy summer days. Deciding what to do over the long summer weekend is the only issue we have from now on! Ahhh, bliss.
Being a Yorkshire lass, there’s few other things I love doing with my summer weekend than taking a trip to York races with the girls. What’s not to love? Picnic, check. Sunglasses, check. Cider, definitely check. Winnings? Well, maybe not so much but it’s the taking part that count! Whether it’s time to scrub up and experience how the other half live at the ‘posh’ side with a Pimm’s, or just to make your own party on the ‘cheap’ side with deck chairs and a nice cold one, the races really are a fabulous day out for everyone.
Although I am a regular races goer, one thing I will admit is that I have only ever seen horses and dogs race. Well that’s not very unusual is it? Well, one unusual type of racing I admit to being excited about is sheep racing, yes sheep racing! In Moffat (between Carlisle and Glasgow) you can actually experience this! Owing to the town’s enduring connection with the wool trade, a sheep race is held every summer. It takes part just metres from the BEST WESTERN Moffat House Hotel’s front door, so if you’re in the area, you have no excuse to miss this fantastic fun event.
With the action so close, can you resist a flutter?