Cheltenham Reaction – Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly make history on remarkable Thursday
The Cheltenham Festival kicked into overdrive yesterday with fairytale results throughout an action packed card. One of the most fiercely competitive days of the season saw two of Britain’s most talented female riders once again demonstrate that they are every bit the equal of their male rivals.
The charismatic Bryony Frost is no stranger to making headlines and her win aboard long-time partner Frodon in the Ryanair Chase couldn’t have failed to stir emotions in even the hardiest racing fan.
“He’s got his day. He is Pegasus, he has got wings. He is the most incredible battler. He travelled, my God he jumped,” Frost exclaimed after becoming the first woman to ride a Grade 1 winner over Jumps at racing’s most coveted National Hunt Festival,
The action didn’t stop their though as just two races later Lizzie Kelly followed her weighing room colleague into the Winner’s Enclosure with a power packed ride from the front aboard Siruh Du Lac in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase.
Below we’ve collated some of the best reaction to a momentous day in racing history.
JIMMY FROST WATCHES DAUGHTER BRYONY WIN THE RYANAIR
No, it wasn’t a dream.
— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) March 15, 2019
LIZZIE KELLY POWERS SIRUH DU LAC TO VICTORY
🌟 Ladies’ Day has been extended by 24 hours thanks to the brilliance of Bryony Frost and now Lizzie Kelly, who rides a Festival winner for the second year running
🐎 What a round of jumping from Siruh Du Lac. Are you Frodon in disguise?!pic.twitter.com/zWa0BJ5fV4
— Sporting Life (@SportingLife) March 14, 2019
OLYMPIAN SAM QUEK PAYS TRIBUTE TO BRYONY AND LIZZIE
Young Girls with an interest in horse racing couldn’t have a better advert than watching #CheltenhamFestival on today!
Bryony Frost was epic on Frodon & amazing post-race.
Lizzie Kelly then following up on Siruh Du Lac.
Best day of racing I can remember for a while! 🏇🏾🏇🏾🏇🏾 pic.twitter.com/IdaeCHnOBx
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) March 14, 2019
BRYONY STILL HAD TIME FOR A SELFIE
— The Jockey Club (@TheJockeyClub) March 14, 2019
THE FROST CLAN REACT TO BRYONY’S AMAZING WIN
It’s been an emotional day at The Festival…
We mic’d up the team behind Bryony Frost and *that* amazing @Ryanair Chase victory on board Frodon 😊
Stay tuned later for the full version pic.twitter.com/I3NC6Hmn6p
— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) March 14, 2019
FORMER ENGLAND FOOTBALLER MICHAEL OWEN LEADS FURTHER TRIBUTES TO FROST
Scenes at Cheltenham earlier today brought a lump to my throat.
The Paisley Park story was amazing but take a minute to read Bryony Frost’s words after an awe inspiring performance by her and Frodon.
Everything that is good about sport was on display by that pair today. pic.twitter.com/1S22Hgj3gf
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 14, 2019