Your Guide to The Irish Challenge at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival
It’s not just the Irish-trained, owned and ridden horses that are central to the success of the Cheltenham Festival. The thousands of Irish punters that follow them in the annual pilgrimage to the Cotswolds make the four days so very special. We are firmly
in the ‘Green Corner’ ahead of this year’s extravaganza. The Irish challenge is as strong as ever and we’ve taken a detailed look at the horses, trainer and jockeys that will be flying the flag in the weeks to come. The likes of Willie Mullins,
Gordon Elliott, Henry De Bromhead, Ruby Walsh, Paul Townend, Davy Russell and Rachael Blackmore all head to Prestbury Park with high hopes. We expect them to deliver!
Follow our #GreenCorner series of behind-the-scenes videos and exclusive interviews on ahead of the 2019 Festival.
We catch up with top
jockey Rachael Blackmore who talks about her background in racing, her
outstanding season so far and her quest for her first Cheltenham Festival
'The Cheltenham Festival is where every jump jockey wants to
Click for page: Getting to Know | Rachael Blackmore
With Cheltenham just around the corner, we caught up with
Wexford trainer Paul Nolan to discuss his plans for the upcoming Cheltenham
One of the biggest characters in the game, Paul discusses
his hopes for star horse Quamino having recently won at Leopardstown Racecourse
Dublin Racing Festival and his teams plans for the week of Cheltenham.
Click for page: Paul Nolan on His Cheltenham Hopes
Like so many of his fellow trainers, Philip Dempsey is
eyeing up Cheltenham Festival success in a couple of weeks’ time. His stable
star Derrinross is firmly on-course for a tilt at the Albert Bartlett Novices’
Hurdle and we have gone behind the scenes at Dempsey’s yard in Carbury, County
Kildare to see how his preparations are going.
Click for page: Philip Dempsey on Derrinross
Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, we caught up with Noel Meade at Tu Va Stables in County Meath. Noel gives us a run through the horses he hopes to run at the festival including multiple Grade One winner, Road to Respect.
We also caught up with jockey Sean Flanagan on Road to Respect’s chances in the Ryanair Chase.
we went behind the scenes to meet the team behind trainer Joseph O’Brien. This week, Joseph will be looking to get his first official Cheltenham Festival winner and goes with a strong team, led by JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Sir Erec. We caught up with Travelling Head Lad Jim O’Brien and Tina Evans.
Click for page: Behind The Scenes in Joesph O'Brien's Yard
for Cheltenham 2019
Irish Dark Horses