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Date: 30 May 2010 23:58:00
Title: Race Night

Race Night at the George and Dragon
 
 
 
 
 
As we walked through the door of the George and Dragon, nothing could have prepared us for the evening ahead. The track
 
 
 
 
 
 Roger was very proud to tell us he had made the horses, my immediate favourite was number five
 
 
 
 
 
We were in teams - and of course the strategy was discussed in a friendly fashion - at first, later things got serious
 
 
 
 
We have been to a variety of race events but nothing like this, we listened intently as landlord, Neil gave us the rules
 
 
 
 
 
 More team talks and watching the runners and riders in the paddock - form all important
 
 
 
 
 
Sonya, the Landlady was in charge of horse movements. We loved the sensible footwear
 
 
 
 
 
One dice is thrown for the horse the other for how many steps he or she takes. Number five did really well - in the first a flat race and even over the fence in the second 
 
 
 
 
Lively discussion from the team next to us, as the atmosphere tightened
 
 
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We were doing really well in the steeplechase until number three got a six, it was all down to the last throw
 
 
 
 
This was critical for us, second. Dice thrown by Kelly as birthday girl Edith looks on, the crowd were electric
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sadness for our team as we came in second - One captain to another in a manly hug. Mark commiserating with Roger our team captain  
 
 
 
 
 
The last race was so intense, we were cheering like mad as number five streaked ahead, then out of nowhere number six brought it to an unhappy end for us
 
 
If you think about it logically, why would a crowd go wild watching six wooden horses 'race' along a table? Easy. It was the best atmosphere and every bit as exciting as the real thing. We had a wonderful night and came away about even having had yet another new experience. Thank you to everyone.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL WHAT A FUN EVENING
                     TERRIFIC FUN AND A GOOD LAUGH
 
 
 
 
 
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