Start counting down the days, horse racing fans, because there is not long to go until one of the biggest weeks of the horse racing calendar - the Cheltenham Festival, taking place on March 14.
In preparation for the festival, Colm Quinn BMW will host an audience with the experts on Friday, March 10, in the Athlone showroom. Gather all the knowledge and tips you need, just in time for the main event. It is a night when the serious business of picking out winners is mixed with a bit of fun and banter.
Experts on the night will include Gordon Elliott (trainer ), Bryan Cooper (jockey ), and Kevin O’Ryan (presenter of At The Races ). These horse racing experts will be bringing you first-hand racing knowledge. A raffle will be held on the night with all proceeds going to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
Some of the prizes include an overnight stay at The House Hotel, Galway, with cocktails on arrival; dinner at Browne’s on the Green, Tyrrellspass. This is a free event - come along to enjoy some refreshments, banter, and tips.
Throughout the years, the Cheltenham Festival has become synonymous with Ireland through the participation of its great horses, trainers, jockeys, and owners.
Ireland has long had a love affair with Cheltenham. Almost a third of tickets for last year’s Cheltenham Festival were bought by Irish racegoers. A total of 57,375 tickets were purchased for those who crossed the Irish Sea to attend the four-day extravaganza in March. The visitors spent €22.3 million at the 2016 festival spread across travel, accommodation, tickets, and entertainment.
The importance of Cheltenham to Ireland goes beyond just the punters and racegoers as winning there is of vital importance to owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys. It can be the highlight of a career, or the making of a horse’s pedigree.
To book your seat at Colm Quinn’s free event, RSVP to Niamh/Nicola on (090 ) 6465888 or email [email protected]. Doors open at 7.30pm and the event kicks off at 8pm. Keep up to date with all the happenings at Colm Quinn on Facebook and Twitter.