JP McManus profile: Cheltenham, the gift that keeps on giving for the man who has everything

Race-ready tycoon has enjoyed 52 winners at festival since his first in 1982

JP McManus: the wealthy businessman, gambler and racing magnate remains a largely inscrutable figure.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

JP McManus: the wealthy businessman, gambler and racing magnate remains a largely inscrutable figure. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

JP McManus is 67 today. Birthday presents are mostly superfluous when you can count your money in billions although the queue to provide them is still usually lengthy.

The legendary businessman, gambler and racehorse owner remains a largely inscrutable public figure. But it is safe to assume the Cheltenham festival is the gift that keeps on giving to the man who has everything.

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