This afternoon.

Cheltenham Racecourse,  Gloucestershire, England.


Cheltenham Festival has been branded a ‘ticking timebomb’ and after bosses made the decision to go ahead with the four day event despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Up to 70,000 spectators are expected to attend the first day of the annual horse racing festival with fans travelling from across Britain to the Gloucestershire course

Tens of thousands of revellers pack Cheltenham as critics warn it’s ‘a ticking timebomb’ (Mail Online)

Pics via Heart West News

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10 thoughts on “Feeling Horse?

  1. broadbag

    Selfish, braindead, reckless f-wits! They should all be left there for 2 weeks. Happy for these idiots to get what they deserve, but it’s the people they might spread it to I feel sorry for, but sure ‘the craic’ is more important than people’s health.

    1. Dhaughton99

      People who enjoy the abuse of animals for sport aren’t going to give a flying F about you or anyone else’s health and wellbeing.

  2. 01101101 01100011

    Hi Cian + Clampers

    I’m looking forward to hearing your sage opinion on this matter?

    are none of them infected? is it like some sort of “Lambay Island rule”? arra what harm shure we couldn’t stop them (or god forbid Cheltenham)?

    but shur€ it’ll be great to have them back in Ireland all the same after the few days on the lash and with the few quid in their pockets, won’t it? welcome home lads LOL


  3. Slightly Bemused

    Whatever about the sensibility of this event going ahead, I must admit the picture behind the dispensers is very good. Possibly deliberate, possibly not, but it is reminiscent of the very first moving pictures, taken by a series of cameras triggered by a horse, proving that horses at a gallop did have all their hooves off the ground at certain points in their gait.

    For those interested:

    1. george

      It is just some horses feet during a race. The first moving images were animations created about 50 years before Muybridge took his first sequential photographs.

  4. george

    Did all our wonderful wealthy Irish trainers decide not to travel for good of the Irish public? No? Maybe we can stop talking about them as though they are heroes and realise they are just rich men indulging themselves.

    1. Cian

      Are you confusing the trainers with the owners?
      Trainers are hardworking taxpayers. Owners are rich (wo)men indulging themselves (and have teams of accountants to minimise their tax).

  5. Ringsend Incinerator

    It it bumps off the likes of the fans of the Walshes and their feckin’ subsidized industry bring it on. Most of them are over-65. Ladies day mehole.

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