A horse match for The King, and different issues the horse world is speaking about
1. Following in Burmese’s footsteps
The King has been given a horse by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the Mounties) to proceed a protracted custom that features The late Queen’s beloved Burmese. His Majesty was “happy” to satisfy Noble, a seven-year-old 16.2hh mare, who’s “settling into life” on the Royal Mews in Windsor, for the primary time final week. This 12 months marks the Mounties’ a hundred and fiftieth anniversary – its affiliation with the royal household dates again to 1904, when King Edward VII bestowed the title of royal on the then North-West Mounted Police. After participating within the coronation of The Queen in 1953, the Mounties went on to current Her Majesty with eight horses throughout her reign, the primary of which was Burmese in 1969.
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2. Are you prepared for “the roar”?
At 1.30pm right now (Tuesday 14 March), the normal Cheltenham roar will ship the runners within the first race of the Cheltenham Pageant on their manner as the primary of 4 days of top-class leap racing begins. The most effective horses from Britain and Eire shall be doing battle up the well-known Cheltenham hill to say their place within the historical past books. On day one, we are able to’t wait to see Structure Hill within the Champion Hurdle and Honeysuckle on the racecourse, probably for the final time, within the Mares’ Hurdle.
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3. An Academy Award for a heartwarming story
The display adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s best-selling ebook The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has gained an Oscar – 4 weeks after selecting up a BAFTA. The heartwarming story, which was launched on tv at Christmas, gained the perfect animated quick movie class on the ninety fifth annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles (12 March). Charlie stated he was “speechless”, then added: “This Oscar is for all of us. Thanks to my household, and to Richard (Curtis) and Emma (Freud). Thanks to you on Instagram for at all times being so type and inspiring”.
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