The Cheltenham Racing Festival always coincides with St Patrick’s Day and Rachael Blackmore made more historic headlines after riding ‘Honeysuckle’ to victory last Tuesday

On This Day 

On March 16th 2014 In a referendum, Crimea voted to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, despite opposition from numerous countries. Russia later added the region to its own and the seeds of the current war in Ukraine began back on this day.

On March 16th 2019 a beached dead whale was found to have 88 lbs of plastic inside it, including 40 lbs of plastic bags, in Mabini, Philippines. It is sadly another sign of the amount of pollution, particularly plastic and the damage it is doing to our natural world.

Birthday’s Today🎂

Simon Zebo (Munster Rugby Player) is 33

Donal Og Cusack (Cork Goalkeeper Legend) is 46

Sara Hopkins (Snapchat Star) is 32

Saint For Today

Saint Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero (1840 – 1914) was a Catholic priest who suffered leprosy throughout his life. He is known for his extensive work with the poor and the sick.

Significance Of Today

It’s the eve of Saint Patrick’s Day and everyone is looking forward to a weekend of celebrations.

Interesting Quote for Today

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” ~Elbert Hubbard

Did You Know😇
Did you know that there are 28 National Hunt races run at the Cheltenham  Festival this week and that there are 22 fences jumped during the Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes place tomorrow Friday

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As we head towards St Patrick’s Day, the following prayer to Saint Patrick is appropriate