Wednesday June 3, 2020

Catherine O'Mahony: Horseracing is supposed to be a fun day out

The seemingly unwearable outfits of women racegoers suggest the experience is something else entirely

17th April, 2016
Zara Phillips and Natalie Pinkham attend day 3 'Grand National Day' of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Pic: Getty

What I don’t get about horseracing – or, rather, since what I know about horseracing could be written on a matchbox – what I don’t get most about horseracing is why anyone needs to wear heels.

Horseracing is about horses racing on a track, right? This much even I know, having attended one such event many years ago. It happens largely outdoors. There are the elements to contend with. There are...

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