Cheltenham Day 4 – the last day

The last day – and it will soon be time to start counting down the days to the next Cheltenham Festival. The Big Race of the day is the Big Race of the meeting – the Gold Cup, run over 3.25 miles (and a bit) and with lots of fences to jump too. The Gold…

Cheltenham Day 3 – a day for winning money!

Day 3 – a day for winning money.  This is most people’s least favourite day of the Festival but they are wrong – tomorrow is the worst day of the Festival with just the Gold Cup to look forward to with any real relish. Today the big race is the World Hurdle and that’s a…

Cheltenham Day 2 – the best day!

The Wednesday of Cheltenham is the best day – easily the best day.  It’s partly the best day because it’s not the first day and it’s not the last day, and the first of the middle two days is bound to be better than the second of the middle two days so, it stands to…

Cheltenham Day 1 – the day of hope!

The first day of the Cheltenham Festival.  The Day of Hope! You’ve lost no money at all and there is everything to play for with plenty of time to add to wins or recoup losses (or indeed to plunge further and further down a slippery losing hill to financial oblivion – but this is the…

Brrrr – that is cold!

This morning I went out for a walk.  I usually do on the Monday before the Cheltenham Festival to get some healthy exercise and to see whether I can see any spring migrants before I disappear to the far side of the Cotswolds for four days of escapism. But today was so cold. So very…