In just two weeks, the creme de la creme of horse racing will be whipping Cheltenham into a frenzy. What promises a cocktail of the fastest horses, the tastiest jockey’s and some of the countries finest trainers, under starters orders, I bring you Cheltenham Festival 2012.
“Football has Wembley, Tennis has Wimbledon, Jump Racing has Cheltenham.” – Chris Flavell.
The four day equestrian pilgrimage kick starts this year with the Champion Day on Tuesday 13th March followed by the infamous Ladies Day on Wednesday 14th when racing meets fashion in a battle to win best dressed – all bets are off!
On Thursday 15thSt Patricks Day comes to Cheltenham a couple of days early as Big Bucks attempts to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for an unprecedented fourth year in a row and finally, the festival draws to a close on Friday 16th with everyone’s favourite racing fixture and the climax of the jump racing season, the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, arguably the highlight of the racing year.
For all the information, news, odds and tips you will need leading up Cheltenham Festival head to Twitter and follow @CheltenhamNews who will be tweeting the highlights throughout the four days.
If you’re one of the 200,000 spectators this year, have fun, and perhaps I will see you afterwards for a drink or two in The Plough Inn, Ford.