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.
Cheltenham Gold Cup is just weeks away and to prepare racing fans and newbies we bring to you a guide to racing silks.
The racing jockeys where some colourful attire and patterns and choices of colours are all unique to that rider. To help those betting to find who they have bid on in the race we have created an easy guide, see it below:
Owner Rich Ricci has confirmed that his horse, Vautour, will run in the Ryanair Chase at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival rather than the Blue Riband event of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The decision was delayed as long as possible but once the announcement was made, the bookmakers were quick to react with their market for the 3m2f contest. Don Cossack is as a result around 11/4 in the Gold Cup betting. The Gordon Elliott-trained runner has won three Group races this season, including the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal back in October.