RnR @ the J&B Met

Two weeks ago, this was South Africa’s equivalent of Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot. Every year there is a theme. This year’s was about mixing and matching – promoting J&B whisky with a contrasting soft drink. I wore my Swazi flag shirt matched with blue shorts. Don and I tried out for the most elegant couple, but for some reason, the paparazzi were nowhere to be seen, so we were not invited onto the centre stage.

It was fun hobnobbing with Cape Town Society. The gay men were the most stylish, even if not the most flamboyant. I liked the lady with an LP on the side of her head, the lad with an Indian feather war bonnet and the chap in the skirt.

We had rotten luck and didn’t bet on a single winner. In the fifth race, we fancied two horses equally, so we placed a “boxed exacta” – the horses to come in first and second – I think in UK we call it “reverse forecast”. They came in second and third. At least we didn’t lose our shirts (45p a bet) – not that anyone would take them off our backs.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s