Essential Acccessories for the Races
For a day at the races, it’s not only important to look the part but also to attend equipped with the right tools. These essential accessories will ensure a smooth and stylish day trip
Battling the Great British weather is an all too familiar story for race-goers. Ensure you don’t get rained on by having a brolly to hand. For the ladies, Hunter’s Bubble Umbrella (£35) with its extended canopy will ensure you stay dry. Meanwhile, Barbour’s Telescopic Umbrella (£21.95) in classic tartan is a more traditional option for men.
You’ll need a place to write down those all-important racing tips. Harrods Python Effect Notebook (£51.95) is a stylish handbag essential. For the men, try something a little understated; you can’t go far wrong with this classic black Smythson Notebook (£45).
You’ve arrived at the races, picked your horse and placed your bet - now you need to watch the race. To ensure a crystal clear view, binoculars are just the ticket. For novices, John Lewis sell a pair that are compact and lightweight (£79), while the more avid race-goer may want to invest in something a little more high-tech. These Roof Prism Binoculars by Celestron are top of the range for sporting events.
A steaming mug of hot chocolate can warm you up on a chilly day. Invest in Hunter’s Leather Thermos Set with a snazzy leather carry case (£125) to ensure you look the part, or for something a bit stronger, Aspinal’s Classic Leather Hip Flask (£40) will make a great race day companion.
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