RACING: Rugby ace Billy Twelvetrees and Sky's Rachel Wyse appointed ambassadors to Cheltenham Racecourse
1:44pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
England and Gloucester Rugby star Billy Twelvetrees who has become a ambassador for Cheltenham Racecourse, the home of The National Hunt Festival - 10.10.2013 (1710196)
GLOUCESTER and England rugby ace Billy Twelvetrees and Rachel Wyse, the Sky Sports News presenter, have been selected as Ambassadors for Cheltenham Racecourse this jump season.
Both Rachel and Billy know Cheltenham Racecourse well and have often been racing at the Cotswold venue.
Two years ago, Rachel took part in the St Patrick's Derby, a charity race staged on the third day of The Festival in March.
Rachel 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.
"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 lives locally and is one of the rising stars in British rugby.
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 racing is always such a fun day out.
"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."
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