When the Cheltenham Festival took place in 2020, more than a quarter of a million people attended. This was when the global pandemic was just getting underway and was seen by many as a ‘mass spreader’ event, being one of the final major sporting … [Read more...] about How Different Will The 2021 Cheltenham Festival Be?
The New Years Day meeting at Cheltenham is the latest meeting to be cancelled due to a waterlogged track. It comes on the back of the Welsh Grand National being cancelled on the 27th December at Chepstow for the same reason. Whereas the Welsh … [Read more...] about Cheltenham New Year’s Day Meeting 2021 Called Off Due To Flooding
Christmas is fast approaching, so numerous National Hunt courses will have meetings coming up over the next couple of weeks. The government’s latest convoluted set of rules mean that different sporting events will be allowed different amounts of … [Read more...] about What Are The Rules For Spectators At UK & Irish Racecourses?
The Cheltenham November Meeting is always popular as it offers the first real insight into how top horses are likely to perform over the coming season. The early winter event usually attracts big crowds to the course but of course for 2020 there … [Read more...] about Cheltenham Viewing Figures Boom As Winter Racing Brings Welcome Distraction
The owner of Ladbrokes and Coral, GVC, announced this week that they are to terminate operations at UK racecourses, meaning no more pitches in the betting ring with the famous old British bookmaking names emblasoned on them. This news comes at a … [Read more...] about No More Coral & Ladbrokes Betting Pitches At Horse Racing Courses
There has been talk of a new race exclusively for mares being introduced to the Cheltenham Festival for some time, but the event organisers have finally pulled the trigger and confirmed both the new event and the one that it will be replacing. … [Read more...] about New Mares’ Chase Replaces Novices’ Handicap Chase At The Cheltenham Festival From 2021