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Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015

Cheltenham Festival - Centenary Day
Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015

Colours so bright like a kaleidoscope light
Mingling in everyone’s brain
Good is the going of the turf under hooves
As sunshine replaces the rain

Horses well groomed from head to tail
Head lad’s feeling as proud as punch
Hoping a prize will come their way
As the best groomed is the pick of the bunch

The jockeys take notice of what trainers say
In the paddock before the race starts
And then they mount up and go out on the course
A place not advised for faint hearts

Then up on the rostrum the starter will go
As he raises a flag in one hand
And all of the horses move up in a line
And take off at the starters command

They head for the first of the fences
With the right stride they’ll sail through the air
And on the other side land full of running
Hearts in mouth but they’ll all land with care

And the crowd they gasp and they cheer
At the jockeyship shown on the day
As the eventual winner comes to the last
Pings it easily and wins running away

And the celebration will start’s for the Irish
As their winners run wild in each race
And the trophies are presented to connections
And they accept them with poise and with grace

And regardless of winners or losers
The Cheltenham festival is the greatest of all
And we’ll return year after year to cheer
With “Come on Ruby” as our echoing call

I felt we owed Ruby Walsh a little poem as he never lets his Irish fans down when he rides at Cheltenham.
Happy Patricks Day: to all on site and to those who visit the site.

One Response

  1. Tony Gorman says:

    Molly Malone the Queen of the crop 17th April 2015 by/Tony Gorman

    Our Molly Malone V is in the news wowing all around
    In a way we never thought for something so profound
    For she swept them all aside with her jumping full of grace
    And showed those other horses her agility and pace

    She brought the Irish pride by winning as she did
    As the audience stood and clapped to her triumphant bid
    She has brought some glory to our land from far across the sea
    To show once more in show jumping how competitive we can be

    And set the stage for others, to follow in her wake
    And always have the frame of mind that the winnings there to take
    And once again our tricolour is waving full of pride
    With our thanks to Bertram Allen for his tremendous ride


    Well done Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V for winning the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas.
    Well done to all of our Irish Show Jumping Team.

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