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Virtual rides a hit at Randwick

Men and girls bouncing on saddles whereas gripping reins is just not a sight typically seen at the races except they’re truly atop a horse.

But racegoers dressed of their most interesting for Epsom Day had been doing simply that at a digital actuality set up the place they pretended to be jockeys for a couple of minutes at Randwick on Saturday.

Leigh Davis and good friend Lou Woodhouse mentioned it was their first time experiencing something prefer it.

“It was fun and good to see things closer up than usual,” Woodhouse advised AAP.

“We’re going to get Leigh’s brothers to have a go so that’s where the entertainment will be!”

People are geared up with goggles earlier than they select whether or not to leap on a digital actuality Winx throughout her win within the 2016 Doncaster Mile or Criterion who gained the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Sydney locals Michael Nicholson and his mate Austin Robertson wished to induce the horse on by whipping it with the reins.

“But pulling on the ropes doesn’t make you go any faster,” Nicholson mentioned.

Racegoer Todd Nosti was at Randwick with a group of buddies for his birthday.

“You sort of get into it because you can hear the crowd but I still felt like I was watching a movie,” he mentioned.

“It was good and a bit blurry, it was not High Definition but it was fun.”

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