55, along with pre-race gallops for 1,000 Guineas contenders Rainbow View, Serious Attitude and a growing cast makes it an endurance test for any serious turfite
Landed, 'gentlemanly' turfites
, keen for racing success, stressed and recorded their horse's superior pedigree just as they did their own.
Cooper detected little excitement concerning the election, but the town was 'full of country people and rural turfites
who are gathered together by reason of the local races', which was the key annual social event in the life of a country town such as Tamworth.