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Cheltenham Preview Night With Paul Nicholls and Richard Johnson

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Chepstow Racecourse will host its first ever Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening in aid of Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare.

The evening, in which 100% of the money raised will go to charity, has secured a star-studded line-up that includes champion jockey – Richard Johnson, 10 times champion trainer – Paul Nicholls and TV personality and dedicated racing enthusiast – Jeremy Kyle.

Corals are delighted to confirm that it will be the title sponsor of the Festival Preview which sees PR Director, Simon Clare, host the panel.

Additional support has been secured with legendary jockeys - Ruby Walsh and Sir Anthony McCoy – joining the panel on Facetime.

The evening commences at 7pm in the Silks Restaurant at the racecourse. Tickets cost £25 per person and includes supper and a free £25 Coral betting voucher. Tickets can be purchased on 01291 622260 or from the website.

The fundraising evening has a strong local connection with event organiser, Hannah Walker, explaining: “In September, my family and I lost our father, Roger Lewis, to bowel cancer. Roger had a strong association with Chepstow - not only did he ride his first winner on the green grass called home, but he also hosted on-course tours and Winning Connections.

“While undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy, horseracing provided much light relief to Roger and as a family we were able to enjoyable a bucket list outing to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, before his terminal cancer progressed.

“Too many people are confronted with cancer and to able to raise funds for Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare – charities that helped us so much during such testing times - would make my father so very proud.”

Chepstow’s Executive Director, Phil Bell, said: “This evening will honour our great friend, Roger Lewis while raising significant funds for two worthy causes. The outstanding line-up will not only provide attendees with an unbeatable insight into next year’s Cheltenham Festival contenders but also a fun filled evening.”

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