Sport Friday, January 22nd Words by: Adam Knight

It's back, baby: The internet reacts to horse racing's return to Hereford

Sport Friday, January 22nd

It's back, baby: The internet reacts to horse racing's return to Hereford

Hereford Racecourse is back, baby.

Exiled by owners ARC in 2012, the popular venue has been brought back in from the cold - with news breaking last night that there will be four fixtures in 2016 with the possibility of more the following season.

It's a big deal for a city fast becoming known for its phoenix-like comebacks - with the success of Hereford FC also drawing national recognition.

This is how some of jump racing's big names reacted.



Herefordshire-born jockey Richard Johnson - who leads the Champion Jockey stakes by a whopping 71 winners - was one of the first to take to Twitter last night:

Aidan Coleman, who sits in second in the Champion Jockey standings, tweeted: 

BBC Radio 5Live commentator is as excited about the return of the best bacon butties on the circuit:

Former Grand National winner Brendan Powell, who had his last ride at Hereford, expressed his pleasure at seeing jump racing return:


And finally, one of racing's most respected voices, Cornelius Lysaught, underlined the importance of horse racing to Herefordshire, and of Herefordshire to horse racing. Read more about the racing culture throughout the county in a longread feature to be published on our site in the next couple of weeks.


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