Horse racing is one of the oldest sports around, and generations of families have enjoyed the tradition of heading to the race track for decades. While horse racing is alive and well, there’s one generation missing consistently from the track: Millennials.
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:
Connections of Native River will be hoping their horse can pull off a remarkable double later this year by winning the two biggest prizes in national hunt racing with the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National.
The Colin Tizzard-trained runner has already proven this season that he enjoys a stamina test as he was successful at Newbury in the Hennessey Gold Cup where he carried over 11 stone on his back in the 3m2f contest to hold off the late challenge of Carole’s Destrier in the closing stages.
Earlier this month, the famous Newmarket racecourse played host to the very popular QIPCO Guineas Festival, an event that always enjoys a great turnout. This is one of a number of exciting racing events to take place over the course of this year in the UK and attracted many horse racing fans from around the country.
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.