We popped Amy in the Beco Soleil V2 as one of the straps was missing on the pushchair. To make life easier for me, Grandad got in on the baby wearing – I think it suited him! Amy was certainly happy in there and had a good sleep while we were watching the races.
|Grandad trys out a bit of baby wearing!|
Ben and Chloe chose a horse in each race and we put them a £2 bet on – Chloe didn’t quite “get” the whole idea of a race and was really quite upset that her horse didn’t win. Once she got over the disappointment of the first race she kept asking “Is my horse going to win?” but didn’t understand that the whole point was that we didn’t know and we were just guessing which ones we thought might run the fastest. She had one horse come in second, luckily one we had put an each way bet on, so she won a few quid but didn’t really grasp that bless her.
|This is what your face looks like when your horse doesn’t win . . .|
|The moment he realised his horse had won!|
|Everyone’s a winner!|
I chose horses for Amy (purely based on their names – I’m not one for studying form) and we managed to get a place so she won a few quid too – Aunty Nic was the big winner of the day though and won three out of six races! She treated everyone to an ice cream with her winnings because she’s lovely like that.
|Strawberry ice cream|
|The last race of the day|