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Pre Cheltenham Racing Festival Evening

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The countdown is on the Cheltenham Racing Festival, so why not enjoy a pre-festival evening with racing tips from Racing UK commentator Niall Hannity, leading racehorse trainer Brian Ellison as well as local jockeys Brian Hughes and Tony Kelly. 

Meet Niall Hannity, Brian Ellison, Brian Hughes and Tony Kelly and in the Clubhouse for an informative evening of racing tips and stories. Tuck into a hot and cold buffet and sit down in the Grassholme Suite for a Q&A session with these racing experts. 

The racing commentator – Niall Hannity
Niall first made an appearance on Racing UK channel in June 2010 as a pundit and quickly moved on to presenting the show. A successful former racing jockey Niall has ridden almost 100 winners’ including successes at both Cheltenham and Aintree. 

The racehorse trainer - Brian Ellison
Since taking out a training license in 1989 with just five horses Brian Ellison is now one of the leading flat and national hunt racehorse trainers in the UK, and is based in Malton, North Yorkshire. 

The jockeys – Brian Hughes and Tony Kelly 
Brian Hughes is regarded as one of the best Northern jockeys in the country, after enjoying a great season of in 2016. Tony Kelly is another top performing local jockey –and has recently raced a number of wins for top racehorse trainer Rebecca Menzies. 

The panel will offer their insights on the upcoming Cheltenham Festival and answer questions from the audience.

Event Includes

  • Hot and cold buffet
  • Racing tips and Q&A with Niall Hannity, Brian Ellison, Brian Hughes and Tony Kelly


Date & Time: Sunday 12th March 2017 from 7pm
Price: £40 per person
Location: The Grassholme Suite

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To book please call a member of the team on 01325 729999 or email


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