And We're Off To The Races

Summer time and the living is easy down at Roscommon race course. I went to work at Midwest Radio yesterday morning and got a text from my mam half way through the day letting me know that I had 5 minutes to get changed after work as we were off to meet some of the family for Roscommon Races Ladies Day. I wore a black dress with white polka dots from Pennys/ Primark and black patent shoes from Carvela at BT2. With regards to make-up I wanted to go for a liquid liner flick and red lips but seeing as I had to do my make-up in the car en route liquid liner was a no-go and I mistakenly left the red lippy at home. Tragic, I know. I kept it simple with some nude shimmery shades on my eyes from my Urban Decay 'Naked' Palette and borrowed my aunts beautiful shimmery nude lipgloss which was by MAC Cosmetics.

I was very excited as this would be my first experience of actually being AT the races. Any other time I had always been watching on TV. 

We met the family in Roscommon and had a little catch up before hitting off for the race course. Everyone was being really helpful and making sure I knew exactly what I was doing before the first race started. We were just having a chat in the owners enclosure and none other than Brian Ormond came over and got a picture with me. Of course my uncle had asked him behind my back haha but he was lovely and it was cool to finally meet the guy whose autograph I've had at home since I was a kid. 

Myself and my uncle went down and placed a little bet and low and behold I backed the right horse. One bet collection later and I was hooked. I being a poor ol' college student was only placing fiver bets but it was enough to make sure I was invested in the races. (And winning 3 out of the 4 bets I placed is not bad at all for a first time race goer). 

A few races in it was time for My aunt and uncles horse Victors Beach to have a run and he did very well. Unfortunately it wasn't a win this time around but he ran a good race and we will keep the faith for next time. I met the trainer and rider before and after the race and all-in-all it was a great experience. 

Have any of you ever been to the races? Let me know what you thought in the comments. 

-A.