After spending hours picking their outfits with elaborate hats decorated with feather extravaganzas, the female race-goers at Cheltenham are keen not just to show off their fashion choices at the racecourse. The well-dressed Festival spectators have been taking to Twitter to share ‘chelfies’ of their day out at the races. The photographs, which are accompanied with the hashtag #chelfie - a combination of the words Cheltenham and selfie, the self-portrait internet craze - show the women posing with their glamorous headwear and dresses clearly on display.
In the cartoon by Mac from the Daily Mail, a group of jockeys and their horses have stopped to take a 'selfie' just yards from the finishing line. A frustrated racegoer - who we assume had bet on the leading horse - comments, "'Oh no! Five more yards to go then he stops to take a selfie!'
A yard is three feet, 36 inches, or 91.44 centimetres. There are 1760 yards in a mile.
Note the difference between the constructions 'to stop to do something' and 'to stop doing something'.
• He stopped to take photos. (He was walking along the street and saw something he wanted to photograph so he stopped in order to take photos).
• He stopped taking photos. (He was already taking photos but for some reason decided to stop doing so).