The talented wordsmith from "The Trad" will be joining us this year. This sportsman will offer his humble opinions on Steeplechase wagering to Tin-Tin as we enjoy gin &; tonics, the races and the people watching. That is if I can get him to put down his camera for two seconds.
Suffice it to say, this sportsman will NOT be attired in the manner of the two pink-swathed Lilly-boys noted above. It seems that the VA Gold Cup has spread its "oh-look-at-me" asthetic north of the Mason-Dixon. This means we see more and more pastel and pink garbed tailgate flies buzzing around hoping to be photographed with no idea about or interest in the serious racing that is taking place. We noticed legions of the same scurrying about drunkenly at the Winthertur Point-to Point races last week...just there for the party and eager to model the most recent knock-off Nantucket Reds or J.Crew greens they bought on-line.The only people permitted to wear gaudy colors at a steeplechase race are the jockeys...and maybe one or two REALLY hot wenches.