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  • #20823
    KenhKenh
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    Ascot are sticking orange dots on the badges of racegoers who they say are, in their view, too scruffy.

    Of course if they want to have a dress code that they want people to abide by they can but, why do they have to publicly ridicule people like this. Why can’t they just inform people what the code is and tell them to improve ? Idiots.

    #387702
    ZarkavaZarkava
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    Pathetic. No other word for it. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

    #387705
    LeweyLewey
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    Glad I stayed at home now! I would like to given an orange sticker to the appalling food they provide to paying customers at Ascot.

    #387708
    robnorthrobnorth
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    Send a letter of complaint to the course management. If people don’t complain then there’s no chance of anything better.

    rob

    #387723
    CavCav
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    What sort of attire would have got you a scruffy badge at Ascot today?

    #387728
    Eclipse First
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    No idea but if you were wearing green, the orange badge would have clashed terribly.

    #387729
    moehat
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    We thought all this talk of Ascot dress code was for Royal Ascot; had no idea it was for now.

    #387732
    yeatsyeats
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    Send a letter of complaint to the course management. If people don’t complain then there’s no chance of anything better.

    rob

    You defend the indefensible Rob, if they need telling about that there’s no hope for them.

    #387733
    BosranicBosranic
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    Come racing at Wincanton – sit on a winner!

    http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra … 79140/top/

    And he’s no stranger to controversial celebrations (4:10)…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1EHL4OMlK4

    #387734
    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    Of course if they want to have a dress code that they want people to abide by they can but, why do they have to publicly ridicule people like this. Why can’t they just inform people what the code is and tell them to improve ? Idiots.

    And that’s what they were doing advising people – once a person had been "advised" the sticker was put on the badge so they would not be stopped and told again – the idea, which backfired spectacularly, was to prevent racegoers being constantly harassed throughout the afternoon.

    #387735
    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    What sort of attire would have got you a scruffy badge at Ascot today?

    Mainly not wearing a jacket or tie in the Premier Enclosure

    #387737
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    A few of my tweets on it: (Should be read from bottom up)

    "bottles of alcohol or soft drinks that have been opened will be confiscated at the entrances." (but they will store your balloon)
    45 minutes ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    Ice-creams confiscated from old ladies, leper-stickers for dress-code breaches . . . head-in-hands man for @Rod_RfC : taxi for Mr Bittar
    53 minutes ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    Only one of the previous quotes doesn’t come from Ascot’s dress code
    55 minutes ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    "Customers in low-slung jeans will be grasped on either side by security and their jeans hitched upwards till they yelp"
    56 minutes ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    "Should customers arrive with a balloon it will be taken away and stored . Racegoers may collect the balloon at the end of racing"
    58 minutes ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    " The balloons are not permitted to leave the facility. "
    1 hour ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    " fancy dress will not be permitted if it is liable to cause offence to any other racegoers on religious or sexual grounds"
    1 hour ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    "Children aged 17 and under are advised to adhere to the dress code of the chosen admission area" Guess which course?
    1 hour ago

    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    "Please make sure you are correctly attired for your enclosure" Guess which course’s website?
    1 hour ago
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    steeplechasing joe mcnally
    "There will be an announcement on the day allowing jackets to be removed, should the weather be hot". Guess the course?
    1 hour ago

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #387738
    PrestburyPrestbury
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    Good job I never turned up in my fascinator!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16607875

    #387750
    cormack15cormack15
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    No wonder racing alienates newcomers and young people.

    #387752
    gamble
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    men should wear
    dark clothing
    and carry a whip,
    women a bit less
    and be sure to
    show a bit of
    class

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