We were invited by chairman of Carlisle Racecourse, Hugh Fitzgerald along with other guests and had a lovely meal and complimentary wine.
We were given tips and form for each of the upcoming races and mingled with other guests like Tony Dobbin and his family.
The best part of the day for me was meeting up with the owner of one of the runners in the fourth Steeplechase of the day. Non other than Alan Shearer (Ex England and Newcastle United footballer) joined us as his horse Akilak ran in his black and white colours.
As you see I managed to get my photograph taken with him, but I am not sure who was giving football tips to who when he began talking tactics to David. Maybe he was eyeing up his first coaching job with Carlisle United or perhaps they were discussing a strategy to get their respective teams back on a winning streak.
Later, David and I got to pick the best turned out horse in one of the races and presented the winner with their prize.
We had a great day and I have got my souvenir photograph now saved to remember the day I met Alan Shearer.
Posted: November 11th, 2008