12 January 2018

What was looking like a wet and miserable start to the calendar year, we arrived at The Home of Jump Racing at a very early time of 7am.

We started out on Talk Sport 2 interviewing owner Rich Ricci who discussed his recent shock defeat at Leopardstown where his horse Faugheen pulled up and how it was a real low moment for him. It was a great insight interview despite his obvious disappointment.

This interview with Rich Ricci can be found via the following link:

https://talksport.com/horse-racing/racing-club-podcast-cheltenham-new-years-day-meeting-180101266955

Next on our agenda was our live broadcast on Cheltenham Radio and Rupert was joined by another member of our racing team Hayley Moore, to discuss and profile key runners and riders including Yanworth’s racing perspective who later went on to win the BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase that day.

As the day developed, we bumped into Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials winner Andrew Nicholson who is looking forward to defending his title later on in the year as well as Olympic Dressage Champion Carl Hester.

So another fantastic day of racing to bring in the New Year while the LBP racing team are already looking forward to the Cheltenham Festival Trials on 27th January. As Rupert explains:

“It’s been an extraordinary build up this year’s Cheltenham Festival Trials Day so let’s hope this helps clear the muddy water”.

Happy New Racing Year!