Tranquillity in England

When spring approaches, the Irish racing world gears up for the Cheltenham Festival, which sits atop the Cotswolds’ social and sporting calendar like a shining beacon.

27th January, 2007

When spring approaches, the Irish racing world gears up for the Cheltenham Festival, which sits atop the Cotswolds’ social and sporting calendar like a shining beacon. The Cotswolds are in the heartland of England. As Norman Rockwell is to middle America, the Cotswolds, with its picturesque villages and rolling hills, are to England.

The Irish have had a long tradition of travelling to Cheltenham and its nearest villages for the races, but few of...

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