Tag Archives: horse racing

Royal Ascot ‘Like nowhere else’

16 Jun

Brisitsh Summer officialy starts when Royal Ascot begins and guess what?  The world’s most famous race meeting starts today!

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses competing for more than £5.5 million.

Every year Thursday is the historic day of the Gold Cup and launches the Royal Meeting.  Ascot has over 300 years of history and is an important part of the British summer social calendar, establishing it’s self as a national institution – the ultimate centre stage for the best racehorses in the world.

 

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AP McCoy- ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow’

27 Apr

Big Congratulations to AP McCoy on his last race over the weekend.

Sun-kissed Sandown Park in Surrey was the venue for an extremely important celebration of a remarkable career.
Lined up with jockeys’ guard of honour and celebrity tributes, with a sell-out crowd of more than 18,000 the remarkable 20 time champion AP McCoy took his place in action for the very last time.

McCoy has been at the top of his game for 20 years riding winner’s week in and week out, taking place in more than 16,000 races and riding more than 4,300 career winners- it’s safe to say he won’t be forgotten!

He may have missed out on a winner this weekend but he was certainly given a send-off to remember and we would like to wish him all the best for the future!

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The Cheltenham Festival Begins Today!

10 Mar

The Cheltenham Festival has started today, with the event taking place over the next 4 days. It is one of the biggest horse racing events of the calender, with prize money second only to the Grand National. In 2014, over 230,000 racegoers attended with approximately £250 million wagered in total.

Tony McCoy, who can often be seen wearing MacWet gloves, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the National Hunt season. Despite being champion jockey twice at Cheltenham, the last time being 1998, many are hoping that he can pull out all the stops and go out with a bang.

Keep up with what’s going on live here: http://bit.ly/1E8nxlC

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Sky Sports presenter and MacWet fan Alex Hammond raises almost £13k for Cancer Research at the Cheltenham Races.

18 Mar

Sky Sports presenter and keen rider Alex Hammond competed in Cheltenham Charity Race this Saturday to raise funds in memory of one of her oldest friends Becci, who lost her husband to cancer in 2011 aged 35, leaving behind two young daughters.

Hoping to help prevent this happening to many more Alex trained non-stop for the race and we were so happy to hear that all the hard work paid off.

It seems that her MacWet gloves and their ‘all grip, no slip’ technology gave her that all important advantage helping her fly to the finish line and raise almost £13k for Cancer Research UK.

It’s not to late to support Alex Hammond, visit her Just Giving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/SkySportsAlexH/eurl.axd/896a3260416dd845a1747193be55981d

Check out Alex Hammond wearing her MacWet gloves at the Cheltenham Races below.

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