Friday, March 18, 2016

“Racegoers placed bets yesterday at the Cheltenham...

"Racegoers placed bets yesterday at the Cheltenham Festival, where horse stories become myths and the humans around them become legends. The premiere event of England's Steeplechase season, @cheltenhamraces originated in 1860 and has taken place in Prestbury Park, 100 miles west of London, since 1911. The festival, which usually falls around St. Patrick's Day, is as much a cultural event as it is a celebration of a way of life in which horses are more than part of the rural landscape; they're like family. Or, as the horse trainer Michael Dickinson put it: "It is about passion and gambling and a whole lot of drinking." The photographer Andrew Testa took this picture while on #nytassignment for @nytimessports." By nytimes on Instagram.

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