Born May 14th, 1979 in County Kildare, Ireland is an Irish jockey. Son to Irish Racing legend Ted Walsh and brother to National Hunt Jockey Katie Walsh, he is one of the most well respected and successful Irish Jockeys of his era.
Founded in 1860, well over 150 years ago, Cheltenham is considered by many to the Olympics of the Horse Racing world. The 2014 edition of the festival was estimated to have had over £250 Million wagered on its races, with over 200,000 people in attendance. We take a look at some of the greatest moments, and most incredible horses ever to grace the event. Who’s your favourite? And who are you expecting to see win this year?
For four days in the middle of March, the biggest and brightest talents in the National Hunt racing world congregate in Gloucestershire and battle for supremacy at the Cheltenham Festival. This years’ Festival is just around the corner and experts have started tipping horses they think will star on the biggest stage in jumps racing.
While there are still big races to be staged and prestigious prizes to be handed out between now and the middle week of March, the Cheltenham Festival dominates all discussion in the National Hunt racing world. 28 top quality races will be run during the four-day jumps racing extravaganza and the ante-post markets are starting to take shape.
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most eagerly awaited for horseracing events in the world as all the top horses from every corner of the globe take part in the dirt track field in Cheltenham for the ultimate Gold Cup prizes. This year, the Cheltenham Festival will run from 13 to 16 March 2018.