Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Who says hospitality’s dead? Cheltenham 2017 – last call!

The Pension Play Pen Linked in Group was set up in 2007 to be an alternative to corporate hospitality for those who either couldn’t or wouldn’t accept corporate invites. The ideas was then/ is now, that when people want to … Continue reading

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Cheltenham 2016 – can it get any better?

  Well I suppose the sun could have shined and it could have been about 15 degrees warmer (like last year) but I’ve never had as good a day’s racing as Day 1 of the 2016 Cheltenham festival! Smug? You … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Cheltenham – hurrah for the Pension Play Pen!

  I think we started the tradition of taking a bus to Cheltenham in 1995. Jonathan Poll and I decided that as Eagle Star was in Cheltenham and Cheltenham hosted the greatest festival of jumps racing the world has ever … Continue reading

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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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It’s not what you say – it’s what you do!

Here is a heart warming story about a man named Barry who works for Kwikfit in Brentford. He is the the hero of this blog – there are some nameless villains but they shall be forgotten – this blog is about Barry. About … Continue reading

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Cheltenham – Friday – Taps top Tips

The Gold Cup has been full of pre-race drama and controversy with Kauto Star taking a fall at home and rumours last week surrounding the well being of Long Run. I believe in fairytales though and I wouldn’t be surprised to see … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Day 2 – Taps’ Top Tips + Tuesday antics

Here’s my 8am welcome video – the morning after the night before http://youtu.be/hVJaR7u1yAA Tuesday’s racing was rather overshadowed by not one, not two but three police call outs at Play Pen Towers at Little Rollright (where we are staying). Taps‘ miscommunication … Continue reading

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Taps’ top tips (Cheltenham Day 1)

I have been doing some  research into the form of  the horses entered for the Festival over the last few days and will share with you all, the horses that I will be backing on this the first day of … Continue reading

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