Northern & Midlands Racing Club Cheltenham Preview.

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Cheltenham Festival Preview Nights
Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th March

IJF Fundraisers held March 15th & 17th



Each guest has kindly offered to present an online session to support the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Whilst there will not be a set ‘entry fee’ to attend the sessions, we have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page so that we can again support the IJF fund via these events and details of this will be shared with all who attend the online sessions. Just donate what you can afford to.
Details of how to join these online meetings with be given to all who register for them.
Monday 15th March – 7pm
Wednesday 17th March – 7pm

As we may be limited to 100 members/guests attending each session we need everyone to register for those meetings they wish to attend (no restrictions regarding number of sessions that can be joined) so that the online meeting links can be sent out in due course.
To register for these events please send e mail to
quoting which sessions that you would like to attend.

Dickon White* –  is the manager at Haydock Park and he also oversees the running of Aintree & Carlisle in his role of Regional Manager with the Jockey Club.

Andy Gibson* will be well known to many who have attended the ‘live’ events in the past.  Andy is a Racing Analyst in the media and a professional punter. In 2020 he published his first ever edition of the Cheltenham Trail Annual and he also runs an ownership group in the same name. He provides his National Hunt service to many racing professionals via his website

Keith McHugh has been a sports/racing journalist for many years. When with the Oldham Evening Chronicle Keith also won the prestigious ‘Racing Post Naps’ competition. Since the demise of that paper Keith has worked freelance, mainly for the Racing Post.

Luke Tarr is the Head of PR with our regular sponsors ‘Star Sports’ Bookmakers who have supported the event at Haydock Park for many years. No doubt Luke will have his own insight for the races as well as any key betting news for the festival.

Cornelius Lysaght* –  for many years the voice of BBC Radio’s racing coverage. Cornelius now has his own website, please click here for details.

Gordon Armistead is the main on course racing correspondent for the NMRC magazine Racin’. In a normal year Gordon will be reporting from major meetings in the UK and Ireland/Mainland Europe.

Gareth Leonard (SIS Broadcaster) has been the regular host of these events at Haydock Park in recent years and will be a welcome pundit for one of the events. Unfortunately due to the club decision to consolidate the previews into two nights, Gareth’s main work roster at SIS prevents him from taking part this time.

Event Details

Cheltenham Festival Guides (Racing Post)

As in previous years we shall be able to supply the Racing Post Cheltenham Guide at a substantial discount. Our price this year is £8 (inc postage) with the RRP £15.98 (inc postage).

Orders to be sent on/before February 23rd to North & Midlands Racing Club at 53 Dalebrook Rd, Sale, M33 3LB (cheques payable to N & M Racing Club). To make an electronic banking payment for orders please e mail

Injured Jockey Fund Donations

N & M Racing Club has raised over £3800 for the IJF over the last few years at these events and we hope to repeat that level of support again in 2021!

All those attending this years online preview events will be sent the link to our online ‘Just Giving’ page.

​There is no fixed donation required so feel free to give what you can afford to.

Please visit the NMRC website for more details. Click here.

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