Bluegrass customers had a fantastic week of racing at the 2023 Cheltenham festival, including eight powered by Bluegrass winners.
Day one of the festival started with Honeysuckle winning the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle under Rachael Blackmore for Henry de Bromhead. This win marked Honeysuckles fourth-straight Cheltenham success giving a fairy-tale ending to her career.
Bluegrass customer Gordon Elliott also gained success on day one of the festival with Jazzy Matty wining the Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle ridden by Michael O’Sullivan. A special moment for Michael as this was his first Cheltenham career win.
Gordon continued his winning streak on day two with Delta Work winning the Cross Country Chase ridden by Keith Donoghue closely followed by his stable mate Galvin ridden by Davy Russell. Delta work made this a back-to-back victory following his win in the same race 12 months ago. Henry De Bromhead gained his second winner of the week in Grand Annual Chase won by Maskada ridden by Darragh O’Keeffe, this marked Darragh’s first Cheltenham career win.
Day three brought another win for Knockeen’s Envoi Allen in the Ryanair Chase, ridden by Rachael Blackmore. The Stayers Hurdle feature race was won by the Gordon Elliott trained Sire Du Berlais ridden by Mark Walsh. John C McConnell trained Seddon won the Magners Plate ridden by Ben Harvey, another career first for Ben picking up his first Cheltenham wining title.
Ahead of Cheltenham John remarked “I switched to Bluegrass about five years ago and everything has really taken off. It is a really good feed; the horses eat it up well and recover quicker after racing.”
The fourth winner on day three of the festival was secured by Bluegrass customer Sam Curling who took the win in the Kim Muir Handicap Chase with Angels Dawn ridden by Patrick King. Another career first for Patrick adding his first Cheltenham winner to his results.
Kenneth Irwin, Managing Director of Bluegrass Horse Feed remarked, “Cheltenham Festival is always an exciting week.
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