Three days after Christmas comes one of Ireland’s premier race outings, the Lexus Chase. And it is former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth who is looking to get back to his winning ways by hoping to secure a victorious win at the event. But heading across the line ahead of the stiff competition won’t be as easy as usually expected for this experienced runner who has taken a slight dip in form in recent times. There is a lot of work involved in getting this star horse back to his best for when he faces his next challenge in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown.
British horse racing has remained in the hearts of millions, maintaining it’s equanimity over the years, with race events scheduled throughout the year providing respectable turnouts, breathtaking race finishes and unpredictably brilliant winning horses and jockeys.
Recently we posted a brief preview of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. It outlined some of the spectator activities and attractions for each day and focused primarily on the Gold Cup, which is effectively the marquee event of the weekend.
Thousands of people will be gathered upon the famous Cheltenham Racecourse in March 2015 for the most enthralling extravaganzas – Cheltenham Festival, where almost 28 races will take place and it is expected that more than £500 million will be placed in bets on the race horses during the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Willie Mullins has saddled up Ivan Grozny for three starts in Ireland since he joined his stable from France and has had to assess how good the horse is before deciding on what race to aim him for the Cheltenham Festival.