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‘The total economic impact seemed to have more than doubled’-Dr. Charles Afriyie on how the Cheltenham Festival 2022 affected the local area

After the Cheltenham Festival was staged behind closed doors in 2021, the fans returned to Cheltenham in 2022 in their droves as it broke records in terms of attendance. Dr Charles Afriyie from the University of Gloucestershire conducted a survey of the festival and stated that the economic impact of the 2022 festival was almost […]

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“My wife is at home with our son and my dad’s having a surgery, I really wish they could be here” – Premier Magic fights hard to win the St James Place Hunters’ Chase at the Gold Cup

Premier Magic, saddled by jockey Bradley Gibbs fought against all odds to win the St James’s Place Hunters’ Chase at the Gold Cup this Friday at The Cheltenham Festival.  The horse had 66/1 odds on Racing Post ahead of the race and as low as 200/1 odds on bet365 directly after it started. Speaking to […]

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Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Galopin Des Champs wins

Galopin des Champs justified favouritism to land the sport’s biggest prize of the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. Paul Townend timed his ride to perfection to calmly pass Bravemansgame and power up the hill to secure a third victory for himself and Willie Mullins in the sport’s prestigious event. The King George winner Bravemansgame […]

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“My horse, he’s very inexperienced. But he put his head down, he stayed galloping” – Stay Away Fay claims Novice Hurdle victory amid home straight drama

Harry Cobden rode Stay Away Fay to a win in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, a high intensity race just before the Gold Cup. With 150/1 odds, it was Affordable Fury whoc claimed second, neck-and-neck with third place Sandor Clegane.  Speaking to ITV Racing, Cobden (jockey) said: “It’s great for the owner. And great for […]

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“It’s a dream come true” – Faivoir defies the odds to win McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

Faivoir defies the odds to win the County Handicap hurdle by a neck. Trained by Dan Skelton, Faivoir went head-to-head with Pied Piper down the home straight, eventually edging the race on the line. Speaking to ITV, jockey Bridget Andrews was overjoyed with the result: “I just cannot believe it. Coming here just for a […]

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Cheltenham Festival Day Four: Park Life Sport Writer’s Picks

It’s the fourth and final day of horseracing action at Cheltenham Festival 2023 with the coveted Gold Cup taking centre stage at 15:30 this afternoon. Favourite for the feature race, Galopin Des Champs is set to take the Gold Cup with 13/8 odds after impressing in recent years. We asked our Park Life Sport “experts” […]

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Trainer Harry Derham loving life and thrilled at having first Cheltenham Festival runner

Having stepped out from being Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls’ assistant, Harry Derham has begun life as a trainer and started promisingly, having eight wins from 33 runners operating at a 24% strike rate. It’s a big move to join the training ranks but the former jockey has relished the challenge up to this point. “Exciting, […]