Category Archives: cheltenham festival

Living the dream! Champions Day – Cheltenham 2015


At 8.30 this morning, a group of friends will embark a double decker bus for Cheltenham Racecourse, watch 7 races and return to London some 12 hours later. I am pleased to say, they have all paid £100 from their … Continue reading

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Join us jolly girls and boys on the bus to Cheltenham 2015


A good way to get through January and February is to have some craic in March. This is what we do in the Pension Play Pen. On Tuesday March 10th . 50 of us will congregate at Paddington for breakfast, … Continue reading

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Why there is nothing- nothing- like the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival


On Tuesday March 11th, 45 members of the Pension PlayPen group will embark a London Double Decker bus at Paddington, drink and sing our way to Prestbury Park on the northern outskirts of Cheltenham and spend an afternoon in the … Continue reading

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Cheltenham day three – Tap’s top tips


Looking back is seldom a good idea and anyone following yesterday’s top tips may be forgiven avoiding my predictions for day three! 13:30 Novices’ Chase 2m 4f £100,000                 Texas Jack 14:05 Final (Handicap Hurdle) 3m £80,000      Shut the front … Continue reading

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Cheltenham day two – Tap’s top tips!


Tap’s top tips for Tuesday are to be found in this alluring video recorded in our Rissington Studio as dawn broke on a fab Gloucestershire morning. Yesterday under promised and over-delivered. When Cornelius Lycett claimed that 95% of the course was … Continue reading

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Cheltenham tips – day one


At time of writing the bookies have the meeting 4-6 on to go ahead but I’m staring at a blizzard out the window here in Rissington – but 10 miles from the course. Our party divides into two ….those who will … Continue reading

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Britain’s Premier Equine Investment Conference


Thoughts turn to Cheltenham. The Pension Play Pen will decamp there after work this evening . Continue reading

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Frankel you wonderhorse!


I wrote my first post on Frankel towards the start of his career and I’m posting this on his last – well as a racehorse – what happens next is hopefully just as fun! Here’s another great video that pins together a … Continue reading

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The day the world turned orange – Grand National 2012


The Grand National of 2012 will be remembered for good and bad. Detractors will point to the shocking deaths of According to Pete and Synchronised, the shambles of Sychonised’s final minutes played out in the most desperate fashion. Others will remember it … Continue reading

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Cheltenham 2012 – Hope For The Future


I’ve spent the past week in the company of 250,000 people whose idea of an investment decision was whether to bet each way or on the nose. The Pension Play Pen assiduously avoided the hospitality pavilions that stretched down the winning straight. … Continue reading

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