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GB Cheltenham Preview Evenings 2015
Fri, Feb 20th, 2015

The Cheltenham Preview season for 2015 started with a short session after racing at Ascot on Saturday 14th February.  We will be tracking news and tips from preview nights on our forum and have listed nights we know of below.


Venue: Ascot Racecourse

Panellists: Paul Nicholls, Aidan Coleman, Barry Orr

Report: available here 



Venue: Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse at 5.45pm after racing. Supper at 6.00, Preview starts at 6.30pm

Panellists: Donald McCain, Stewart Machin, Paul Jones, John Morris, Andy Holding; Chair: Darren Owen

Entry: £10 including hotpot

Contact: 01978 780323 


Venue: Warwick Racecourse 1707 Restaurant at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45) sponsored by Star Sports

Panellits: Dan Skelton, Oliver Sherwood, Jockey TBC, Paul Jones, Luke Tarr

Contact: 01926 405560

Venue: Henmans Freeth, Oxford sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Lawney Hill, Harry Skelton, Josh Guerriero, Dougie Costello, Graham McPherson, Joe Hill

Entry: £25 including champagne & two course dinner

Contact: 01865  781236 email: jessica.reddy@henmansfreeth.co.uk


Venue: The Shakespeare Inn at Welford-on-Avon at 8.00pm

Panellists: Richard Johnson, Carl Llewellyn, Richard Philips, Andrew Tinkler, Gordy Clarkson

Entry: £20 including supper



Venue: Doncaster Racecourse after racing sponsored by Betbright

Panellists: TBC

Entry: With racecourse admission

Venue: Castle Cary Rugby Club at 7pm

Panellists: Paul Nicholls, Sam Twiston-Davies, Nick Scholfield, Andy Smith; Chair: Jonathan Powell

Contact: Emma Barber 07976 841903 or emmabarber@btconnect.com



Venue: Towcester Racecourse sponsored by Sky Bet at 7.30pm

Panellists: Nick Scholfield, Jamie Lynch, Oli Bell, Ben Linfoot, Niall Hannity; Chair: David Ord

Entry: £12 including hot meal

Contact: 01327 353414


Venue: The Railway Club, Melling Road in Liverpool at 7.45pm

Panellists: John Parrott MBE, Charlie Longsdon, Ben Pauling, John Morris, Andy Holding; Chair: Darren Owen

Entry: £10

Contact: 0151 5200080


Venue: Haydock Park Racecourse at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30) sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Marcus Townend, Trevor Harris, x1 TBC; Chair: Paul Clarkson

Entry: £10

Venue: Pogue Mahone in Liverpool at 7.00pm sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Ryan Hatch, Tom Bellamy, Martin Chapman; Chair: John Neild

Entry: £10 including buffet

Contact: Pete Marray 07811 268337



Venue: London Racing Club at Holiday Inn in Kensington at 7.00pm sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Phil Smith, Lydia Hislop, Paul Jones, Luke Tarr; Chair: Lee Mottershead

Venue: Exeter Racecourse at 6.30pm after racing sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Paul Nicholls, David Pipe, Philip Hobbs, Nick Schofield, Luke Tarr; Chair: Luke Harvey

Entry: £18 in advance or £20 on the door; (£25 Grandstand & Paddock admission and preview evening; £30 premier admission and preview evening) includes a one-course hot meal

Venue: Newcastle Racecourse at 6.00pm (food served at 6.30, preview 7.00)

Panellists: Graham Wylie, Rory Jiwani, John Blance, Gareth Topham; Chair: Paul Clarkson

Entry: £5 Members, £10 Non Members

Venue: Timeform Preview Evening at St Kent’s Irish Club in Manchester at 7.00pm

Panellists: Jamie Lynch, Dan Barber, Martin Dixon, Michael Williamson, Barry Orr

Entry: £10 including meal

Contact: 01422 398957 or tony.mcfadden@timeform.com


Venue: Jedburgh Town Hall at 7.30pm

Panellists: Ryan Mania, Brian Harding, Michael Shinners, Ed Watson, John Budden; Live link to Paul Nicholls and David Pipe

Entry: £15 including a free £5 bet. In aid of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund

Contact: jump2itevents@gmail.com 07591 212972


Venue: Wetherby Racecourse at 6.30pm for 7.15pm start sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Jim McGrath, Niall Hannity, Sean Quinn, Trevor Harris (Star Sports) Chair; Darren Owen

Entry: £10 including pie and peas

Contact: 01937 582035



Venue: Sky Bet Preview Evening at Leeds Town Hall at 7.30pm

Panellists: Rich Ricci, Jason Maguire, Mark Howard, Donn McClean, Ed Chamberlin, Alex Hammond, Niall Hannity, Michael Shinners; Chair: Dave Ord

Entry: £10 includes pie and peas and a free £5 bet


Venue: SWAY Bar at Holborn, London at 7.00pm in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund

Panellists: Lydia Hislop, Tony Calvin, Tanya Stevenson, Liam Dye, 1 TBC; Chair: Rishi Persad

Entry: £20 includes drink on arrival

Venue: Tynedale Cricket Club, Hexham at 7.30pm

Panellists: Andy Richmond (Racing UK), Craig Forsyth (William Hill Radio), John Blance (Racecourse Commentator), Peter Buchanan, Trevor Harris; Chair: Gordon Brown

Entry: £10 including supper

Contact: Paul Brierly 01434602381/07516 674833


Venue: Oaksey House at 7.30pm

Panellists: John Francome, Nicky Henderson, Wayne Hutchinson, Simon Clare; Chair: Jonathan Powell

Contact: Tickets to include drink and supper – Sandra 01488 71543  or 07887 505211


Venue: The Dog & Gun by Chelmsford Racecourse

Panellists: Dan Skelton, Oli Bell, Graham Cunningham, Luke Tarr

Entry: TBC


Venue: The Pheasant Inn at Lambourn at 7.00pm sponsored by Star Sports in aid of IJF and Oaksey House

Panellists: Alan King, Philip Hobbs, Noel Fehily, Martin Chapman

Entry: Free



Venue: Midlands Racing Club at Old Oscott Working Men’s Club in Birmingham at 7.15pm

Panellists: Steve Mellish, Sam Turner, Lydia Hislop, Jon Ivan-Duke; Chair: Chris Pitt

Entry: £10

Contact: 07742 195968 

Venue: The Aegus Bowl near Southampton sponsored by Star Sports at 7.30pm

Panellists: Tom Segal, Ben Pauling, John Morris; Chair: Bill Esdaile

Entry: £12.50


Venue: Wincanton Racecourse at 12 noon before racing

Panellists: Paul Nicholls, Philip Hobbs, Aidan Coleman, Tanya Stevenson, Luke Tarr; Chair: Luke Harvey

Entry: £52 including three-course lunch

Contact: 01963 435840

Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport RFC

Panellists: Evan Williams, Brendan Powell, Brendan Powell Jnr, Aly Rowell, Christian Williams

Venue: Middleton Cheney Sports & Social Club near Banbury at 7.45pm (doors open at 7.oopm) in aid of Transplant Sport UK

Panellists: Charlie Longsdon, Lawney Hill, Kate Miller, Neil Philips (The Wine Tipster); Chair: Richard Hoiles

Contact: Andre Hook on 07900 692154 to book tickets in advance


Venue: Cartmel Racecourse

Panellists: TBC

Entry: £15 including light supper

Contact: 015395 36340


Venue: Sedgefield Racecourse at 7.00pm

Panellists: Brian Ellison, Danny Cook, Brian Hughes, Gareth Topham, Martin Dixon

Entry: From £9 including hot food

Contact: 01740 621925


Venue: Ton Pentre FC in Rhondda at 7.30pm sponsored by Betfred in aid of Riding School for the Disable

Panellists: Richard Johnson, Tim Vaughan, Tony Ennis

Entry: £10 including buffet

Contact: Kevin Moon 07845 247659


Venue: Ganley’s Irish Bar in Morden, Surrey at TBC

Panellists: TBC



Venue: Almada Suite at Hamilton Council Buildings at 7.15pm

Panellists: Mark Howard, Ian Taylor (Gary Owen from The Daily Record), Ian Robinson (Imperial Racing), Trevor Harris (Star Sports), Leading Trainer TBA; Chair: Gordon Brown; Live link to David Pipe and two jockeys

Entry: £12 in advance or £15 on the night and a free £50 match bet with sponsors Star Sports

Venue: JPFestival.com at Function Room, Copa 66 Regent Street in Cheltenham at 7.00pm sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Steve Jones (Templegate), Rory Delargy, Cathryn Fry, James Walsh, Luke Tarr; Chair: Jonathan Polinger

Entry: £15 including a drink; £5 for jpfestival.com community members


Venue: The Sydney Arms in Chelsea

Panellists: Tom Segal, John McCririck, Mick Fitzgerald, Barry Geraghty 


Venue: Holgate Working Men’s Club in York at 7.30pm

Panellists: Nick Robson, Malcolm Jefferson, Harry Drew (part-owner of Kings Palace and other horses with David Pipe), Chris Myers (pro punter), Michael Shinners; Chair: Wayne Wigley.

Entry: £10 including 2 free pints and a pie and peas supper

Contact: Alan on 07802 352022

Venue: Taunton Racecourse (Doors Open 6.30 for 7.30 start) sponsored by Star Sports

Panellists: Philip Hobbs, Paul Nicholls, David Pipe & Martin Chapman; Chair: Alice Plunkett

Entry: £10 in advance (£12 on door) available shortly from Taunton Racecourse website* Tickets limited to 250 Food available prior to Preview



Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse after racing sponsored by William Hill

Panellists: Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, AP McCoy, Jamie Moore (jockeys subject to riding commitments), Andy Stewart; Chair: Nick Luck



Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse at 6pm for 7pm start sponsored by Ladbrokes

Panellists: AP McCoy, Philip Hobbs, Jessica Lamb, Mark Howard, Hayley O’Connor; Chair: Alan Lee

Entry: £6 in advance, £10 on the door, free to annual members


Venue: The Lygon Arms in Chipping Campden at 7.30pm in aid of racing charities sponsored by Sean Graham Bookmakers

Panellists: Richie McLernon, Tom Bellamy, Richard Hoiles, Ken Pitterson, Ronan Graham; Chair: Edward Gillespie

Entry: £30 including hot buffet and raffle

Contact: kath@countrywidepromotions.co.uk tel: 07831 092368 or 01386 438038



Venue: Stratford Racecourse Paddock Pavillion after racing in aid of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Panellists: Jason Maguire, Dan Skelton, Niall Hannity

Venue: The Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power at 7.00pm sponsored  by Star Sports

Panellists: Sam Twiston-Davies, Carl Llewellyn, Alex Steedman, Gary Wiltshire, Luke Tarr

Entry: £20 payable on booking including light buffet

Venue: Golden Heart Inn at Birdlip, Cheltenham at 8.00pm

Panellists: TBC

Contact: 01242 870621

Venue: Plumpton Racecourse at 12.30 before racing

Panellists: TBC

Entry: Free after racecourse admission

Contact: 01273 890383

Full details to be confirmed


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