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Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview: One of Britain’s Biggest Races

02.16.16 | World Events

Experience the 2016 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in Cheltenham, England, the number one can’t-miss event for racing enthusiasts this spring! With race prize money rivaling that of the Grand National, the festival will attract top British and Irish horses for a truly memorable event.

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The OLGB Mares’ Hurdle Race at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival. Photo by Flickr user Carine06:

The Gold Cup is the feature race of the Cheltenham Festival, which includes several days of events and will draw a significant crowd of well-to-do equestrian aficionados from around the world. Set to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, spectators will have ample opportunity to celebrate with pints of Guinness and sticky toffee pudding as they cheer on their favorite horses and jockeys.

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The Cheltenham Festival is an absolutely unmatched atmosphere of excitement!

Hundred of millions of pounds are bet during the festival each year, resulting in one of the most electrifying atmospheres of any of the major races. Having a bet makes race day more thrilling, and betting guides are available so that even the novice gambler can get in on the action.

Now that festival favorite Killultagh Vic from Ireland has been ruled out of competition by an injury, who will rise to the top of the lists? Can My Tent Or Yours keep up the momentum after next Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle? Though we could speculate all day about the odds on the big-barn top racers at the Festival, there’s always the chance that a relative unknown could have a very lucky day. Cheltenham is one of the most competitive meetings in the world, and has been called “the hardest place to win.” That’s what makes it so incredibly exciting: anything could happen!

Arrange your travel experience now and be there for all of the excitement involved in jump racing. Through Journeys Equestrian Travels’ exclusive VIP experience, you will have private behind-the-scenes tours of the most famous stable yards in the area as well as the Ascot Racecourse. Because we have spent years building contacts in the industry, your VIP tickets will include insider access to the UK racing fraternity with visits from leading jockeys, owners, and trainers. In addition, you will meet with Her Majesty the Queen’s bloodstock and racing advisor. During the time you are away from the fairgrounds, you will have lunch at one of England’s most famous racing pubs and in the evenings relax in sumptuous luxury accommodations. An expert personal guide and transportation are included as well. Contact us today to secure your exclusive luxury experience.

Will you be there?

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