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22 August 2017

Southwell racegoer makes cheeky attempt to smuggle bottle of vodka past security… hidden in a salami and tomato sandwich

THIS cheeky racegoer tried to save a few pounds on buying drinks by hiding a bottle of vodka inside a salami and tomato SANDWICH.

Sadly for the woman in question, the loot was found by security checking goods coming in to Southwell Racecourse and confiscated.

This was how one racegoer to Southwell decided to try and sneak in a bottle of vodka trackside
This was how one racegoer to Southwell decided to try and sneak in a bottle of vodka trackside
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Southwell racecourse's security thought something was wrong when the sandwiched weighed too much
Southwell racecourse’s security thought something was wrong when the sandwiched weighed too much
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Stewards became suspicious when they felt the weight of the sandwich, and it was no surprise when they realised it wasn’t any normal filling weighing down the baguette.

Instead, a 350ml bottle of Glen’s Vodka was the somewhat surprising condiment to go with the food.

Visitors to Ladies Day at Southwell on Sunday were not permitted to bring alcohol into the venue.

A spokesperson for the racecourse said:”We are used to people trying to sneak alcohol in things like water bottles, but using a salami and tomato sandwich is a new one on us.”

And Southwell’s chief executive Mark Clayton told the Racing Post: “As part of the security policy throughout the Arc group, we have searches for alcohol, as well as ‘other objects’ as part of the anti-terror measures in place for all sporting venues.”

The vodka was confiscated and is still waiting to be collected at the racecourse’s office.


But despite the potential security breach, racecourse officials saw the funny side, and shared the photo of the special haul on Twitter.

It was captioned: “This was spotted by security yesterday, you hide it, we find it!”

They then offered a prize for those who could come up with a witty headline.


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