Just a Sec

Hello there everyone! 

Firstly, well done to those loyal and hardy LRC souls who braved the winter elements to take full advantage of our LRC January event.  Kempton on a chilly Lanzarote Day was no place for the faint hearted & we were very grateful to Kempton for the hot refreshments provided. Huge thanks too to members, Dallas Dacre Lacy, Killoran Cavendish & Richard Lane for kindly providing sustaining nibbles. £12 all in was an amazing price so many thanks to Kempton for their generosity to the LRC.

Please watch this space for updates on any February events & make sure that our Committee Web manager, Penny Cregan has your up to date email & permission to send you our E-News. (New regulations come into force shortly).

In the last issue of the magazine some of us members put up a NH horse to follow. In our next issue we've asked you for your Cheltenham bankers. It's really pleasing to see how many of you responded; some with long shots too. After this last week, I get the feeling that you Apple's Shakira & Samcro fans might be smiling about now. What I do think is interesting is that Supasundae does not divert to the Champion Hurdle but remains on course for the Stayer's.  So - is it Buveur D'Air's to lose now? And - would you still send Faugheen there?

These & many other questions will, no doubt, be answered by our SUPERB PANEL on THURSDAY MARCH 8TH at our annual CHELTENHAM PREVIEW. 

I am thrilled to welcome our 2018 Panel: 

BHA Head of Handicapping, PHIL SMITH; 
RUK Presenter & investigative racing journalist/analyst, LYDIA HISLOP;  
Weatherby's Cheltenham Analyst/Author, MATT TOMBS
Chair, Senior RP Journalist & LRC President LEE MOTTERSHEAD.
Once again, a representative from STAR SPORTS Bookmakers will partner us. 

As always, we will sell our tickets on the door; members discounted entry is £8 & non-members £15. Because the evening is such a busy one for the Committee, you need to be aware that there will be no notes appearing on the website; we simply don't have time to take them. We will however, be selling tons of raffle tickets for FAB prizes so please bring some change! Our prizes will include racecourse badges & a year's subscription to Geegeez Gold (Thanks Matt Bisogno!).

Also, thanks to those of you who sent in questions for Phil Smith in this, his twentieth & final National year. I've sent them to him & they should make interesting reading in our next Magazine. Stuff doesn't write itself, so, as always, thanks to everyone's who's responded to Joe's requests & contributed. And, given that this time of year is manic if you work at the TBA, HUGE props to Joe De Souza, our Editor. 

Finally, on a personal note, thanks for all the good wishes for Naranja's little run of winning form. What's been brilliant is that some members have been able to see our Orange girl strut her stuff. She's been raised 8lb to 120. But as no-one's telling her, we're hoping she doesn't find out! 

See you soon & watch this space!