The most eagerly anticipated date of the year is nearly here! Every year, spin 1038’s Student raceday which takes place on April 5th and brings unparalleled excitement, banter and races!
If you have never been to the races, these are some of the things you can expect:
1. There will be horses
But really, these are just a side show to… erm.. horsing around, races are not just for enthusiasts, they attract very varied crowd, which is why this is such a great event!
2. There will be plenty of drinking
Extra bars usually get installed for the day so you don’t have to worry about being thirsty. Hold off on having too many pre-drinks, you’ll face more hurdles than the jockeys at the course and be hung-over by the time you make it to the nightclub.
That counts for your mates too – don’t have your day ruined by being the designated minder.
3. Prepare for the rain
As it is Ireland it will most likely rain at some point of the day, so bring your umbrella and maybe a waterproof jacket to avoid our unpredictable weather from ruining your day.
4. Dress to Impress
The Races are a place that you can go all our and wear your Sunday best, expect suits, dresses and lots of hats & girls, avoid stiletto’s, your feet will be aching by the end of the day, and we all know stilettos aren’t great on grass or uneven terrain.
Block heels or wedges will serve you much better!
5. Don’t expect to win big
We all have that one friend who loves to gamble and is always telling you about how easy it is to always be up, bare in mind if it was so easy the gambling industry wouldn’t be one of the most profitable worldwide. Be wise with your money and don’t be putting stupid bets on just because your mates are, but if you do we wish you the best of luck.
6. The Night Out
Whether you plan to or not the chances are you will end up in town and if you be sensible because there will be plenty of people who have drank a little too much and will ruin your fun for the night. Try to get into town early to avoid queuing and most of all have a good time and if your not sure of where to go we highly reccomend Opium Rooms as its been notorious over the past couple of years as Dublin’s best raceday afterparty.