The annual Cheltenham Preview Night for charity will take place on Monday (March 3 ) in the Salthill Hotel.
Hosted by John Mulholland Bookmakers, the Racing Post, and NUIG Horse Racing Society, this is the 14th year of the preview night which aims to raise money for charity. This year’s beneficiaries are Direct Aid for Africa and the Injured Jockeys Fund.
DAFA’s founder is Barney Curley, the greatest gambler in the world who has not spoken in public since his multi-million pound gamble in January when he masterminded four horses to win on the same day costing the bookies millions. He will be there on the night so Galway people will be the first to find out what really happened - straight from the horse’s mouth that fateful day.
As well as raising money for charity, the night looks to line the pockets of the punters by analysing the Cheltenham Festival and John Mulholland has booked famous tipster, Tom Segal, aka Pricewise from the Racing Post. Irish Champion Amateur jockey Patrick Mullins, son of Willie Mullins, will also attend, as will top jockey Danny Mullins who will ride ‘Our Conor’ in the Champion Hurdle.
The night promises plenty of craic, top tips, and is a must for any keen racing punter.
Television presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin will help the audience get into the mood and direct the public question and answer session with the assembled panel.
Tickets cost €20, which includes a €10 free bet and a Racing Post goody bag. All money raised goes directly to the charities.