It was a week of fantastic racing with great success for Bluegrass Horse Feed customers including the Gold Cup Win for Henry de Bromhead with Minella Indo.
The festival started with Honeysuckle winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle under Rachael Blackmore for Henry de Bromhead. A moment in history as Rachael became the first female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle.
Bluegrass Horse Feed customers continued to be in the winner’s enclosure on day one with Black Tears winning the Close Brother Mares’ Hurdle for Denise Foster of Cullentra House Stables, ridden by Jack Kennedy. Next Jeff Kidder won the Fred Winter Handicap for Noel Meade ridden by Sean Flanagan. Galvin finished the day winning the National Hunt Novice Chase for Ian Ferguson under Jack Kennedy.
“I’ve been feeding Bluegrass Horse Feeds for just over two years to many of my horses including Jeff Kidder. I’m happy with the feed and the horses are looking well”, remarked Noel Meade after his Cheltenham win. Bluegrass Horse Feed is supplied to Noel Meade through Delany Performance Feeds.
Henry de Bromhead continued his winning streak on day two, Bob Olinger ridden by Rachael Blackmore in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and Put the Kettle on ridden by Aidan Coleman in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Day two also saw the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase where the dual Grand National winning Tiger Roll was back on form and powered home ahead of the group under Keith Donoghue for Cullentra House Stables.
Day three brought the first festival win for Gavin Cromwell with Flooring Porter in the Stayers’ Hurdle ridden by Danny Mullins. Henry de Bromhead had more success with Telmesomethinggirl winning the Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle ridden by Rachael Blackmore. The final race of the day was won by the impressive Mount Ida, ridden by Jack Kennedy for Denise Foster.
The final day and the Gold Cup was won by Minella Indo for Henry de Bromhead ridden by Jack Kennedy.
Gavin Cromwell had his second win of the festival with Vanillier ridden by Mark Walsh, winning the Albert Barlett Novices’ Hurdle. Quilixios won the JCB Triumph Hurdle for Henry de Bromhead ridden by Rachael Blackmore.
Kenneth Irwin, Managing Director of Bluegrass Horse Feed remarked, “Cheltenham Festival is always an exciting week.
At Bluegrass Horse Feed we are continually developing our products to ensure our customers can achieve top performance from their horses. Bluegrass Race Horse Cubes are designed to meet the needs of the performance horse. The balance of energy and starch is vital for these fine athletes, we keep the starch content low to support gut health and help reduce the risk of gastric ulcers or tying up. We incorporate a marine-derived calcium to help support optimum pH and reduce acidic conditions.
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