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15 Mar 2022

Katie Walsh Vs West Ham - What it takes to be a Jockey

The Cheltenham Festival 2022 commences on the 15th March, and it's going to be a week of racing that punters and racing enthusiasts alike can't wait to devour. I'm sure you all have your favourite aspects of Cheltenham whether from past winners of the Gold Cup, owners such as J P McManus who love to place giant bets to your favourite jockeys. 

That brings me to Katie Walsh, the Betway ambassador, who knows a thing or too about horse racing, from a family who have seen amazing successes, and what it takes to be a jockey at the Cheltenham Festival. 

What's more she's literally teamed up with West Ham FC players so they can learn what is takes to be a winning jockey. 

What the atmosphere is like in the weighing room. 

How to know when to make your move when coming towards home. 

The relationship with other jockeys they are competing against. 

The feeling of coming home first on a favourite. 

See how West Ham players Jarrod Bowen, Aaron Creswell and Mark Noble fair as they swap the beautiful game with the rough and tumble of racing at the highest level.  

Take a look at this video as you'll love it.  


Source: Betway