As the atmosphere at Cheltenham Festival will be reaching its climax with the Gold Cup today, you may recall John spoke to Kildare man Brian Bunyan, who got back in the saddle after 25 years, for the horse riding experience of a lifetime & won a race at Cheltenham yesterday, joins us on the line.
It’s been a great week for the Irish so far at Cheltenham – seven winners in the opening two days. Day one belonged to the punters, but yesterday the bookies made a comeback. So who’s on the money on Day Three? RTÉ’s Michael Fortune joins Derek to set the scene from Cheltenham, and we also hear from Barry Orr, Public Relations Manager with Betfair. Tony O’Hehir provides the commentary. The races that are due to take place today are: 13:30 Jewson Novices' Chase14:05 Pertemps Final14:40 Ryanair Chase15:20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade 1)16:00 Byrne Group Plate (Grade 3 Handicap Chase)16:40 Fulke ...
NestWatch 2013 - Kestrel We have a unique view of four Kestrel chicks as they prepare to fledge in around three weeks time. Click here to watch NestWatch 2013 - Blue Tit The Blue Tit chicks fledged the nest on Monday morning. --> NestWatch 2013 - Swallow The Swallow chicks fledged the nest on Wednesday morning Click here to watch Click here to listen back to Eric Dempsey’s documentary about the Swallow: From Egg To Africa
Brian Bunyan, Director in the Financial Markets Division of Standard Chartered Bank in London. Brian is riding the race for charity - in aid of Cancer Research. It's the 'St Patrick's Derby' taking place on Thursday 14 March. The day is officially known as 'St Patrick's Thursday'. It's the third year the race has been running.