Heels clattering, Excited chattering
a running throng, wine bottles determinedly grasped
The Ladies Day gallop is underway
With fancy hats clasped to running heads

Morning suits – Trouser’d stripes and coat tails
Burnished Top hat and patent leather shoes
Stately procession with wife on arm
Impressions are everything – There’s no call to run

Sharp suits, sharp shades and winkle-picker shoes
Closely shaved in a haze of aftershave
Open beer bottles hide Lads jokes
As they watch the fillies with gimlet eyes

Observation of race goers changing trains at Clapham Junction… Martin Addison – 24/06/2017