The sun shone on Tuesday 23rd May and so was the perfect day for the yearly AJW Huntingdon Ladies Day event. We invited a selection of customers from our Chatteris and Sawston depot along with our sponsor Jason from Sandtoft.
The day was just perfect with the event starting at 3.30 with a champagne reception this was followed by a three course meal which consisted of ‘Smoked salmon tartare’, ‘Chicken two ways’ which included roasted chicken breast and a mini chicken and mushroom pie which were delicious. Main course was followed by a mouth watering ‘Classic Summer pudding’ and cheese and biscuits.
After the lovely meal the races kicked off at 5.35 so everyone was ready to start betting, hoping to win on this beautiful day. The nice thing about the venue is that we have a balcony from our room which means you have a fantastic view of the racecourse with the winning post just outside. You couldn’t ask for a better view.
With the races in full flow, drinks were being drunk and the atmosphere was one of anticipation, would you horse come in or not. A lot of the group bought a lucky dip which included a place pot which meant you had one horse which had to come in, in each race. This is always a great way to bet as it builds up such hope if your horses do actually stay in and if you do win it can be a big win.
This year our Managing Director, his Wife and two of our customers were invited to present the best groomed horse in race 5. Our Managing Director is a member of Huntingdon Racecourse so he loved being asked to be part of the day and to pick this winner.
Unfortunately ‘luck’ didn’t seem to be on the cards this year as we didn’t have any big winners but the whole event was a great success with our customers thoroughly enjoying themselves and with the sun shinning through-out it kept everyone in high spirits and made the day.
After the races had finished our guests were treated to a ‘Take That’ tribute band and so the rest of the evening was enjoying outside dancing to some Take That classics.