mick fitzgerald - the extraordinary tour
Throughout our 2018/19 season, Cheltenham Gold Cup and TV pundit for ITV Racing's Mick Fitzgerald, travels the country and Emerald Isle in search of the stories that make The Festival™ presented by Magners Four Days of Extraordinary.
Joining him will be the Real Gold Cup as he brings to life all the incredible stories behind the best week of Jump Racing.
The first episode follows Mick to the heart of the Cotswolds where he meets TV presenter Lee McKenzie who surprises him with the original 1924 Gold Cup trophy. The racecourse has recently been reunited with the trophy having been in a bank vault since the 1970s but only Gold Cup winners are allowed to handle it. Lee chats to Mick about The Festival and his memories and sends him on his way to start his journey – first strop, Ireland.
Along his journey, Mick will meet the dynasty that is The Mullins family as well as a tour around the home of Magners, the official partner of The Festival 2019. He will see possible Gold Cup winners being born as well chatting to past winners and finds out what happens to Festival winners after they retire.
Mick Fitzgerald, says, “I have been lucky enough to win the Gold Cup on See More business in 1999 and I am looking forward to meeting some extraordinary people, visiting the home of Magners and meeting the stallion who has bred many Festival winners plus much more.”