(129TH) VELKÁ PARDUBICKÁ PREVIEW - 13TH OCTOBER 2019
With the British jumps season beginning to take stride, all eyes will be transported overseas to Pardubice, Czech Republic to witness the world famous Velká Pardubická feature. Dating back to 1874, the Velká Pardubická takes place annually on the second Sunday in October and is a truly fascinating display. Completed over a distance of 6.9km (4.28 Miles), whereby equine athletes are required to successfully jump over a total of 31 obstacles, it can be compared to The Aintree Grand National; however extremely unique. It is sure to be an experience like no other.
It is a race which has always been dominated by Czech Jockeys and Trainers throughout its place in the racing calendar, with Jan Faltejsek winning the previous 5 of 7 performances. This year will see all British eyes turn to David Pipe’s recruit Rathlin Rose under the ride of James Best, in hope to leave a stamp last made by the British in 1995 whereby former jockey turned trainer Charlie Mann steered ‘It's A Snip’ to a famous victory. The day