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April 12, 2012



The weather at Ascot had been mixed all week

And Ladies Day was no exception.

So they felt lucky to land a sunny Friday

For the traditional yearly reception.


The Ladies looked swell and were in good spirits

And they got some advice on studying form

From the help of a professional tipster,

Who really went down a storm.


The canapés arrived and the Champagne flowed

And then they all sat down to eat.

The cheese arrived at the same time as The Queen

So they all quickly leapt to their feet.


The excitement grew as the first race neared

And they felt sure that they’d picked a winner!

But alas, an outsider flew past the post

Making their wallets just that little bit thinner.


With Placepots down the drain

They quickly moved  to the next race of the day.

Some vanished to the Tote,  to make serious bets

Fighting through the crowds on their way.


The Queen didn’t get a chance to pop across

And chat to them over afternoon tea

But they knew she was tied up in the Royal Box

So they just had to let things be.


As the last race neared, it was a chance to recoup

Some of the money that had been lost.

But being a ‘Bumper’ – a donkey won

And they all shook their heads to their cost.


Then all too soon it was over

Leaving them feeling a little bit sad

As they gathered to say their goodbyes

And hoped that the traffic wasn’t bad.



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