"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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