A murder mystery set in the fast-paced world of horse racing. World famous jockey Franklie D’Orsy is guest of honour at a party celebrating his 99th straight win. But before his guests can toast his success, he is found dead in the stables, strangled with his own whip! You are invited to join us to help solve the mystery of the “Murder at Berryam Stables”.
Bookmaker (odds on he’ll win!) Costume Suggestions : A big sheepskin coat is just the thing to keep you warm while you’re taking bets from the punters with your notepad and pencil. A wad of £50 notes rolled up is essential gear to show people you can cover their wagers, and your trilby hat gives you that air of class (at least you think so anyway!)
Horse Whisperer (one word in your ear and you’ll do anything for her!) Costume Suggestions : You think the horses like your understated style, and your jeans, polo shirt and body warmer allow you to converse with them naturally. Being from the new generation of horse whisperers means that you occasionally use a large megaphone in your work and you record your progress on a dictaphone. Whispering is so last decade.
Stable Owner (she’s ready to hitch if you’re old and rich!) Costume Suggestions : Opting for a neat pleated skirt and boots instead of jodhpurs, you’re the kind of girl who likes to ride sidesaddle. Nothing as vulgar as a body warmer or fleece for you; instead you opt for a soft cashmere twin-set that shows off your shapely figure. Your lips are always painted in bright red lipstick so you can turn the charm on at a moment’s notice if the right husband comes along.
Race Commentator (he’ll drone on till the punters have gone!) Costume Suggestions : Your eyesight isn’t the best anymore and this is shown by your thick glasses and befuddled dress sense. Opting for a tweed jacket and brown trousers is all very well, but you’ll need the binoculars that swing around your neck to see anything and a copy of the racing newspaper to tell you what you’re looking at!
Rival Jockey (she’ll ride anything with a saddle!) Costume Suggestions : Your pink racing silks and sexy black jodhpurs give the impression that you’re soft and sweet and lovely – which you are. The other side to you is shown by the studded leather riding crop you carry around with you, and you’re not afraid to use it if anyone gets out of line. Don’t forget your hat!
Hunt Leader (loud and brash, but not short of cash!) Costume Suggestions : Wearing your master of the hunt uniform at all times often leads to some embarrassing social confrontations, but you’re determined to keep the red jacket and white trousers on damn it! You also carry a bugle with you in case you need to grab everyone’s attention or the conversation around you gets too dreary.
Stable Hand (he’s only able to muck out the stables!) Costume Suggestions : Looking after the stables is a tough job, so you’re almost always found wearing big plaid fleeces, waterproof trousers and Wellingtons. You have a habit of chewing on bits of hay, grass or anything else to keep yourself occupied and your tweed flat cap shows you’re trying to fit in with the others.
Society It-Girl (she’ll strike a pose for tabloid photos!) Costume Suggestions : You’ve chosen the littlest black dress from your wardrobe of little black dresses in case a photo opportunity arises. Tall heels also help you stand out as a socialite of distinction. A pink diamond studded handbag and mobile phone give you the essential ‘bling’ look to make it into the current teen magazines and the tabloid press.