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Cheltenham Festival Previews 2017

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  • Cheltenham Festival Previews 2017

    Cheltenham Preview Evenings 2017

    Date: Saturday 18th February - Ascot

    Ascot logoVenue: Ascot Racecourse
    Price: from £24 with racing
    Start time: after racing
    In aid of:
    Host: Ed Chamberlin
    Panel: Paul Nicholls,
    Book: Ascot Racecourse

    Park Hotel, Waterford - Feb 27th @ 7.30pm

    Panel; AP McCoy, Richard Johnson, Mike Cattermole, Henry De Bromhead, Patrick Mullins, Davy Russell, Alan King, Carl Llewellyn.

    Date: Thursday 2 March - Chepstow

    Chepstow logoVenue: Chepstow Racecourse
    Price: £25 including supper
    Start time: 7pm
    In aid of: Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare
    Sponsored by: Coral
    Host: Simon Clare
    Panel: Richard Johnson, Paul Nicholls, Jeremy Kyle with Ruby Walsh and Sir Anthony McCoy joined by Facetime.
    Visit www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk for more details 01291 622260

    Date: Thursday 2 March - London

    Venue: The Walkabout, Temple Station, Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PH
    Price: £5.80
    Start time: 5pm - 11.30pm
    In aid of: Oaksey House
    Sponsored by: BetBright
    Host: Nick Luck
    Panel: Rich Ricci, Paul Kealy, Joe Tizzard
    Visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/betbrigh...ts-31595890158

    Date: Thursday 2nd March - Cirencester - (Thoroughbred Club Members only)

    Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
    Sponsored by: Lycetts
    Panel: Sam Hoskins, Adam Ward, Melissa Jones, Tom Symonds, Nick Scholfield.

    Date: Thursday 2 March - Kirkham Abbey, North Yorkshire

    Venue: The Stone Trough Inn
    Price: £12.50, includes pie, pea and mash supper, and complimenary bottle of Horsetown BeerStart time: 7pm
    In aid of: Racing Welfare and Laura Barry
    Host: Niall Hannity
    Panel: Bobby Beevers, John Quinn, Max Pimlott
    Call 01653 618713 to book

    Date: Friday 3 March Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Evening – Hereford Racecourse

    Hereford logoVenue: Hereford Racecourse
    Price: £25 before Feb 1st, £30 thereafter. Includes admission, bowl of Herefordshire beef stew plus a ticket for racing at Hereford onSaturday11 March.
    Start time:7pm
    Sponsored by: Star Sports
    In aid of: Raffle in aid of St Michael’s Hospice
    Host: Gordon‘Gordy’ Clarkson
    Panel: Paul Nicholls, Richard Johnson, BBC 5 Live’s Cornelius Lysaght and Luke Tarr from Star Sports.

    Book: Call 01432 273 560 or onlinehttp://www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk/events/star-sports-cheltenham-festival-preview-evening-03-march-2017

    Date: Sunday 5th March - Co. Meath

    Venue: Trim Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Co Meath
    Price: €20
    Start time: 7pm
    Sponsored by: Paddy Power
    In aid of: The Down Syndrome Centre
    Host: Matt Chapman
    Panel: Gordon elliott, Gary O'Brien, Robbie Power, Davy Russell
    Book: call (00 353) 46 9483000

    Date: Tuesday 7 March - Newry

    Venue: Canal Court Hotel, Newry
    Price: £15. Book tickets via Darren 07526 336735 or 3furlongsout@gmail.com
    Start time: 7.30pm
    Sponsored by:
    In aid of: Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
    Host: Stephen Power (@racingblogger)
    Panel: Peter Casey, Sean Flanagan, Danny Mullins, Colin McBratney

    Date: Tuesday 7 March - Exeter

    Exeter logoVenue: Exeter Racecourse
    Price: £13
    Start time: after racing
    Sponsored by: Star Sports
    In aid of:
    Host: Gareth Topham
    Panel: David Pipe, Luke Harbvey, Philip Hobbs, Nick Schofield, Harry Derham,

    Date: Tuesday 7th March – The Wood Norton Hotel and Restaurant, Nr Evesham

    Venue: The Wood Norton Hotel and Restaurant, nr Evesham, WR11 4YB
    Price: £35 (includes two course evening meal with tea/coffee) Book: call 01285 700900
    Start time: 6.15pm for 7pm dinner
    Sponsored by: Gwillams Farm Shop, Worcester
    In aid of: St Richards Hospice
    Host: TBC
    Panel: Paddy Brennan, Harry Skelton, Dr Richard Newland
    Website: www.strichards.org.uk/cheltenham-preview

    8th March 2017 Cheltenham Preview Night at Westmanstown Sports & Conference Centre @ 8pm SHARP

    Panel: IVAN YEATS MC, RUBY WALSH, BARRY GERAGHTY, DAVY RUSSELL, GORDON ELLIOTT, DAVE JENNINGS (RP) and PADDY POWER (Bookmaker), Tickets €20 including €10 matched bet, a copy Racing Post Cheltenham Preview Booklet

    Date: Wednesday 8th March - Bath

    Bath logoVenue: Royal Crescent restaurant, Bath Racecourse
    Price: £20
    Start time: 7pm
    Sponsored by: Corals
    In aid of: Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare
    Host: Simon Clare
    Panel: Richard Phillips, Paul Nicholls and Joe Tizzard
    01225 424609

    Date: Wednesday 8th March - Middleton Cheney

    Venue: Middleton Cheney Socila Club, Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, Nr Banbury, OX17 2PG
    Price: £10
    Start time: 7pm
    Sponsored by: William Hill
    In aid of: Transplant Sport UK
    Panel: Richard Hoiles, Jon Ivan Duke, Charlie Longsdon, Tom Messenger, Paul Jones
    Book:Andrew Hook - 07900 692154 or juniorhook21@aol.com

    Date: Wednesday 8th March - London

    Venue: City Sport Pub and Grill, 5 Minories, London EC3N 1BJ (Aldgate Tube)
    Price: £25
    Start time: by 7pm for a 7.30pm start
    In aid of: Injured Jockeys Fund, Child i's and Ellenor (formerly Ellenor Lions Hospice)
    Panel: Tony Calvin, Lian Dye, Rory Delargy
    Website: The CFI Team info@cheltenhamfestivalinfo.com

    Date: Wednesay 8th March - Dungarvan

    Venue: Quealy's Bar, 82 O'Connell Street, Dungarvan
    Price: €10
    Start time: 7.30
    Sponsored by: Paddy Power
    In aid of: Dungarven Farmers PTP and Water Waterford Hospice Support Group
    Host: Stephen Cass
    Panel: Joseph O'Brien, Brian Gleeson, Johnny Ward, Frank Hickey
    Book: Quealy's Bar. (00353) 58 24555

    Date: Thursday 9th March - Doncaster Racecourse

    Doncaster logoVenue: Doncaster Racecourse
    Price: £10 plus pie and peas, and £10 bet with Skybet
    Start time:
    Sponsored by: Skybet
    In aid of:
    Host: Ed Chamberlin
    Panel: Ben Pauling, Mark Howard, Dave Ord, Michael Shinners

    Date: Thursday 9th March - London

    Venue: Holiday Inn, Kensignton SW7 4DN (2mins from Gloucester Road tube)
    Price: £8 members, £15 non-members (includes free Cheltenham Guide)
    Start time: 7.15pm
    Sponsored by: Star Sports
    Host: Lee Mottershead
    Panel: Martin Chapman (Star Sports), Lydia Hislop (RUK), Phil SMith (BHA Head of Handicapping)

    Date: Friday 10 March - Taunton Racecourse

    Taunton LogoVenue: Taunton Racecourse
    Price: £10. £12.50 on the door
    Start time: Doors open 6pm, begins at 7pm.
    Sponsored by: Star Sports
    Host: Jim Old
    Panel: Philip Hobbs, Paul Nicholls, David Pipe
    Book: tauntonracecourse.co.uk

    Date: Friday 10 March - London

    Venue: Smith & Wollensky, The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6HT
    Price: £1,460 for a table of 10
    Start time: 12.30 with champagne reception, lunch and Preview at 3pm, drinks at 4pm.
    Sponsored by: Star Sports
    In aid of: Maggies Cancer Centre
    Panel: Mick Fitzgerald, Gina Bryce, Luke Tarr and Bill Esdaile
    Book: Lilian Fantinatti 020 7321 6007 lilian@smithandwollensky.co.uk

    Date: Friday 10 March - Kings Head, Cirencester

    Venue: Kings Head, Cirencester
    Price: £15 (include drinks and canapes.).
    Start time: 7pm
    Sponsored by: Strutt & Parker
    In aid of: Injured Jockets Fund
    Host: Tom Clarkson
    Panel: Nico de Boinville, Luke Tarr (Starsports), Sam Thomas, Charlie Longsdon, Ben Hastie (Cheltenham groundstaff)
    Book: call 01285 700900

    Date: Friday 10 March - Co Cork

    Venue: Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal
    Price: €10
    Start time: 8pm
    Sponsored by: Paddy Power
    Panel: Denis O'Regan, Tommy Lyons

    Date: Saturday 11th March - Bishops Cleeve

    Venue: Bishops Cleeve Football Club, GL52 3PD
    Price: £5
    Sponsored by:
    In aid of: Winston's Wish
    Host: Aly Vance
    Panel: Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Prennan, Melissa Jones, Mat Nicholls (Kim Bailey's assistant)
    Book: @marcblackford

    Date: Sunday 12 March - Cheltenham Racecourse

    Cheltenham logoVenue: Cheltenham Racecourse
    Price: £6pp
    Start time:
    Sponsored by: OLBG
    In aid of:
    Panel: Joe Tizzard, Tom Malone, Noel Fehily

    Lets Live Racing Preview at Cheltenham Town FC, Monday night before festival in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund

    * PAUL JONES - statistical form analyst for ATR & former author of the Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide
    * TOM MESSENGER - recently retired jockey with nearly 200 winners under his belt & now working as assistant trainer to the powerhouse Dan Skelton yard
    * MICHAEL SHINNERS - racecourse PR Manager for Skybet
    * RYAN HATCH - won the RSA Chase in 2016 & was riding as No1 to the powerful Nigel Twiston Davies yard until taking a fall at Cheltenham in early December
    * TOM BELLAMY - top conditional jockey who is attached to the very powerful Alan King yard
    * DAVY RUSSELL - former Irish Champion Jockey who won the 2014 Gold Cup on Lord Windermere, he is sure to have a great book of rides this year as usual
    Last edited by Old Vic; 2 February 2017, 08:46 PM.

  • #2
    I've never actually been to one, and I don't think they'll have any in the north west? And I'm not sure anyone I know would want to go .... but watching them online and reading through the transcripts line by line on here had become part of my ritual haha


    • #3
      Originally posted by Kevloaf View Post
      I've never actually been to one, and I don't think they'll have any in the north west? And I'm not sure anyone I know would want to go .... but watching them online and reading through the transcripts line by line on here had become part of my ritual haha
      Where's you closest course Kev ? A few Northern courses run nights.


      • #4
        There's plenty everywhere these days Kev.
        They definitely had one at Haydock Park last year...


        • #5
          Oh how exciting.

          Chester, Bangor and Haydock ... so Haydock sounds perfect! All within an hour...


          • #6
            I think they even have one at Cartmel and Carlisle Kev, are you that far up ?


            • #7
              Newry, Co Down Tuesday 7 March

              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Northern Ireland&#39;s Biggest CHELTENHAM Festival Preview Evening with all proceeds to <a href="https://twitter.com/KBRT2013">@KBRT2013</a> <br><br>Tuesday 7th March <a href="https://twitter.com/CanalCourtHotel">@CanalCourtHotel</a> Newry. <a href="https://t.co/63C2tEbVVM">pic.twitter.com/63C2tEbVVM</a></p>&mdash; 3 FURLONGS OUT (@3furlongsout) <a href="https://twitter.com/3furlongsout/status/816390244513759232">January 3, 2017</a></blockquote>
              <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


              • #8
                Originally posted by Kevloaf View Post
                Oh how exciting.

                Chester, Bangor and Haydock ... so Haydock sounds perfect! All within an hour...
                The Haydock Cheltenham Preview is organised by Northern Racing Club - no 2017 date on the website yet - last year was Monday 7 March.

                Their website is at http://the-nrc.weebly.com/


                • #9
                  I'm going to an evening with AP McCoy at the end Feb which is meant to double up as a Cheltenhampreview. I'll post something afterwards.


                  • #10
                    Great time of year when the festival previews start popping...you know it's not too long to go

                    Love reading through these and if i recall it was coming across these previews a couple of years back that made me aware of this forum

                    I had planned to go to the one held at Cheltenham racecourse on the Sunday before the festival last year but couldn't make it in the end.
                    Any recommendations to ones in the South?


                    • #11
                      My personal view is there are too many now Jono, I think there were over 60 last year.
                      They stretch across a 4 week period now and so much changes in the lead up to the festival.

                      If you want to go along, listen to a few people from within the game, have a few beers and generally whet your appetite for the week then you'll have a great time, but if you're looking for a few nuggets of information that aren't in the public domain you'll probably be disappointed as the modern world social media and instant news means prevents this.

                      If you find one with Davy Russell on the panel then you'll be entertained....


                      • #12
                        Haha! yeah i soon learnt to take anything that is said in a festival preview regardless of who it is with a pinch of salt! I'd treat it exactly like you said - entertainment with a few beers and whetting the appetite.

                        I think betfair and sporting life did a couple last year which were streamed live which I watched, apart from that it's just been reading through the summaries from forums/twitter etc. Think i'll try and make an effort to go to one this year though


                        • #13
                          I'm sure I stumbled across this forum after searching to read a preview or two, too.

                          and I am almost certainly going to go to Haydock, regardless of who is there! Cannot wait. 68 days to go?

                          I remember Davy Russell in the live-streamed Betfair one say "Battleford wins the bumper" and nothing else about it. He was great craic all the way through.

                          I love the previews even though there are so many... hearing peoples opinions, right or wrong is great for me. I think peoples reasoning and "workings out" - if you will, even if you don't have the same opinion, can be really important and can help shape and form your own opinions in the future about different horses and situations and there is no other time of year you get such a mass amount of debate regarding the sport.

                          I can't remember what I did with my time before I joined this forum, other than trawling through the interview trying to find previews ... so for anyone who does stumble across this forum... if you love horse racing, sign up and get involved .... you never know, we could find a new me to spam every single thread on a daily basis


                          • #14
                            I think when you are a beginner they are good - But little to be gained for the seasoned punter.


                            • #15
                              Russell is on the panel for the preview I go to which is the night before it all gets going, he is best when not on camera and really relaxes and that means more entertaining !