Insomniac, I think those are the most disturbing emoticons I’ve ever seen!
As for this poll, having never been to Cheltenham or Ascot, I’m in a perfect position to judge and I would have to say the tweed beats the top hat every time. The anticipation of Cheltenham and the roar that greets the curtain raiser isn’t matched by Ascot. Ascot is class and style, but Cheltenham is raw excitement.
Not a NH man myself but, Cheltenham is a meeting where every racing purist can get excited and also it is 100% quality racing and as someone said it is raw excitement and passion. At Ascot while the racings good I feel fashion and being seen is getting to be more important sadly. Other than all that the racing is superb.
I’ve never been to either, but it’s got to be Cheltenham for me. You can’t feel the atmosphere and electricity of Royal Ascot in a living room 300 miles away! It’s 100% pure passionate racing, no pomp and circumstance. <br>Of course it does help that I’m a massive NH man!