Mar 13 2013
Don’t you know who one is? Zara Phillips left red faced after an altercation with a security guard on the first day of Cheltenham Festival
The Daily Mail
“Don’t you know who I am”? Zara Philips shouted angrily at the security guard who refused to let her pass.
“Course I know who you are” replied the security guard, “You’re Mike Tindalls Toffee nosed bit of stuff”.
I shouldn’t make fun. The security guard will no doubt have hung himself by the end of the week and Tindall looks like he can have a row.
Talking of Toffee noses, Mike Tindalls looks like his has been left out in the sun and melted. Best he gets himself off to Michael Jacksons plastic surgeon.
And talking about Michael Jackson (see what I did there), since this is a boring article, I have added an archived article about the weird nonce at the end. CHA’MONE MOTHER FUCKERS.
PUBLISHED: 16:44, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16, 13 March 2013
She might be the Queen’s granddaughter, but that does not always guarantee the royal treatment.
Zara Phillips was blocked from leaving the parade ring at Cheltenham yesterday by a security guard.
The 31-year-old watched a race on one of the big screens inside the ring, but was furious when she was prevented from leaving after it finished.
Made it! Zara, and her husband Mike Tindall, were forced to dash past the offending bouncer
The exit to the ring is often temporarily blocked off after a race to allow the horses to enter.
The guard appeared to have no idea who Miss Phillips was but, after some cross words from the royal, quickly let her pass.
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Husband Mike Tindall allowed himself a little chuckle as his wife argued with the bouncer, but she too eventually saw the funny side.
Zara, who was wearing a suspiciously roomy cream coat and an elegant purple hat, was later spotted looking happy and relaxed as she chatted with jockey Tony McCoy’s wife, Chanelle.
Despite miserable weather that also delayed the first race, Phillips was joined by a smattering of celebrities including former Olympic sprinter, Denise Lewis.
Not a good look! A bizarre yellow waistcoat and a very flimsy dress were spotted on racegoers
But not everyone proved so willing to give up their heels, with one intrepid visitor braving the cold in a dress that left little to the imagination.
Others used suspiciously realistic looking fur to up their scores in the glamour stakes, with one woman sporting what looked like a dead fox on her head – complete with a tail.
At least a smattering of summer trends were allowed an outing, with one racegoer choosing a chic black and white sixties style cape, while others tapped into the huge trend for brights – Balding among them.
Ladies made sure they were wrapped up warm in their furs for the first day of Cheltenham Festival
Spectacular: Among the hats on show were these fabulously OTT specimens
Furry friends: For some racegoers, thick animal pelts were the only way to stay warm
Also among those to see Champagne Fever triumph in the first race of the day, the William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle, was Clare Balding and veteran racing pundit, John McCririck, on the race course.
McCririck, sporting his trademark trapper hat, turned out to be an unlikely source of fashion inspiration for female racing fans, who eschewed the usual high heels and flimsy frocks for heavy duty coats and supersized hats.
Her husband, Mike Tindall, cut an unusually dashing figure in a neat navy blue suit accessorised with a simple dove grey tie.
Practical Denise Lewis chose an elegant lilac sheepskin coat, which she wore with a pair of black patent leather knee high boots.
Back on the course, racegoers willing to brave the elements were able to enjoy the sight of red hot favourite Simonsig come from behind to win the Arkle Trophy Chase.
Other winners included Golden Chieftain, who took first place in the JLT Specialty Handicap and Hurricane Fly who triumphed in the Champion Hurdle – the big race of day one.
Smart: Mike Tindall and Clare Balding both looked at the top of their game in the sartorial stakes
Heavenly hats: Despite the chilly weather, many racegoers chose to wear cheerful fascinators and floppy hats