The company I work for won an award (the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation) recently so decided to go to Chester races for the 'Ladies and Gents Evening' to celebrate. We were in the open part of the course, rather than the formal part. It saved a lot of planning what to wear as we went straight from work.
I didn’t place any bets but some of my friends did and one even allowed me to pick some of their horses for them (which sadly didn’t prove lucky).
We had a barbeque set up and so there was plenty of food. Our marquee tent was right next to the 2 furlong marker (technical sounding at least) and the horses were only about five metres away when they passed us.