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World's first ROBOT JOCKEY unveiled ahead of Cheltenham Festival made from lightweight steel and using state of the art technology
Last year Ireland’s love affair with the Cheltenham Festival reached its zenith when its trainers absolutely thrashed their Great British counterparts to seize the Prestbury Cup.
Last year's winner Un De Sceaux features among 44 entries for the £350,000 G1 Ryanair Chase (up from £300,000 in 2017), run over the intermediate distance of two miles and five furlongs on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick's Thursday, March 15.
Altior and Douvan head the list of possible 30 runners for the £400,000 Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14.
The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John heads an 18 strong Irish contingent at the entries stage of this year’s race after a total of 38 put their name forward for the blue riband event on the 16th March.
Gloucestershire trainer Tom George is likely to be well-represented at The Showcase this weekend, with Whats Happening, A Good Skin, Double Shuffle and Some Are Lucky set to run at Cheltenham's first meeting of the new season, which takes place on Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24.
Victoria Pendleton, Britain’s most successful female Olympian, finished 8th her horse racing debut on Thursday July 2, on Mighty Mambo in the Charity race at Newbury racecourse.
Extravagant racing pundit John McCririck fell ill during Tuesday's Cheltenham festival and had to be taken to hospital.
Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker has refunded money back on both My Tent Or Yours and Ackertac as they were beaten by less than half a length today at Cheltenham.