As­cot bosses have pop at fizz drinkers

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY STEPHEN WHITE

RACE-GO­ERS at posh Royal As­cot have been hit with a “one bot­tle of cham­pagne rule” and could be breathal­ysed on the way in.

Or­gan­is­ers have promised to search ham­pers to root out il­licit booze.

Staff will have breath testers to pre­vent drunks buy­ing more al­co­hol.

There will also be 20 snif­fer dogs pa­trolling toi­let queues to iden­tify pun­ters car­ry­ing co­caine to snort in the loos.

The Queen’s favourite meet­ing be­gins on Tues­day with 300,000 race­go­ers due over five days.

As­cot or­gan­is­ers hope the one bot­tle of fizz rule will re­duce row­di­ness.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Guy Hen­der­son said: “We want to pre-empt in­ci­dents aris­ing from ex­cess al­co­hol con­sump­tion.”

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