Cheltenham Racecourse Announces New Ambassadors

October 14, 2013

Cheltenham Racecourse has named Rachel Wyse, the Sky Sports News presenter, and Gloucester rugby player Billy Twelvetrees as Ambassadors this season, marking the first time that Cheltenham will have two Ambassadors.

Rachel has raced at Cheltenham herself in the past, taking part in the St Patrick’s Derby charity race in March. She said: “Cheltenham is such an amazing place, hosting some of the best racing in the world and so it was an honour to be asked to be an Ambassador for the season.

“I have so many amazing memories of that day when I was lucky enough to ride around the course in the St Patrick’s Derby and experience something that not many people have to chance to do so.

“A day at Cheltenham is not just about the racing, but also the socialising and the fashion. Every girl loves getting dressed up for a day at the races and Cheltenham is no different, especially on Ladies Day on the second day of The Festival.”

Billy, who was part of the British Lions team this summer, lives locally and is involvement forms part of a wider partnership between Gloucester rugby and Cheltenham. He said:

“I am really excited to be working with Cheltenham Racecourse this season as one of their Ambassadors.

“I live in the town and have been racing often, which is always such a fun day out. The racing is such an important event for Cheltenham and I cannot wait for the season to get going. I am already looking forward to visiting the racecourse next month.

“Racing could not be a more different sport to rugby, but both jockeys and professional rugby players have to be at the peak of their fitness to perform at the highest level and a lot of dedication is required to achieve this, so it will be interesting to see how the two sports differ.

“There’s been a good link between racing and rugby in recent seasons. I know many supporters have taken advantage of the Super Sporting Ticket that enables fans to watch both sports for a great price.”

Racing at Cheltenham begins on October 18 and 19.