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Talking Horses: The Talking Points for the 2021 Cheltenham Spectacle

Talking Horses: The Talking Points for the 2021 Cheltenham Spectacle

| February 25, 2021

It doesn’t matter where you live – the Cheltenham festival is a must-watch if you’re a horse racing fan. The tiny town in the southwest of England is pretty sleepy for most of the year, but it certainly comes to life in mid-march when the top trainers, jockeys and owners arrive on the hallowed turf. […]

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Dan Skelton Stable Eyeing More Cheltenham Glory at 2021 Festival

Dan Skelton Stable Eyeing More Cheltenham Glory at 2021 Festival

| February 23, 2021

West Midlands trainer Dan Skelton has saddled four Cheltenham Festival winners in his career to date. All but one of those came in the same race, the County Hurdle. After learning his craft under Paul Nicholls, Skelton is hoping to build on past successes with what looks on paper to be his best-ever team of horses […]

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Excitement builds for the Cheltenham Festival in March

Excitement builds for the Cheltenham Festival in March

| February 7, 2021

The Cheltenham Festival is a month away and excitement is building for what is set to be a thrilling four days of top national hunt horse racing. Unfortunately it looks extremely unlikely that there will be no racegoers present, so the Cheltenham roar won’t be heard and the place will be very quiet, when it’s usually packed […]

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Blackmore Building Strong Cheltenham Book Of Rides

Blackmore Building Strong Cheltenham Book Of Rides

| January 20, 2021

On Wednesday, Rachel Blackmore recorded another major contender in her book of rides after Bob Olinger burst clear to take home the Grade Oner Lawlor at the Naas Novice Hurdle. The win saw Bob label himself as Ireland’s top contender for the March 17th Ballymore Novice Hurdle. Bob Olinger had recorded only one win over hurdles before Wednesday’s race. However, he […]

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2020 Cheltenham Festival: The Best of British National Hunt Racing

2020 Cheltenham Festival: The Best of British National Hunt Racing

| March 1, 2020

The National Hunt racing scene has always been popular throughout the UK and Ireland, although few events capture the imagination quite like the annual Cheltenham Festival, held at Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire. Boasting a rich history and consistently growing popularity, this event has generated increased worldwide fame over the last few decades. The 2020 Cheltenham […]

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Championship Races Set to Headline Thrilling Cheltenham Festival

Championship Races Set to Headline Thrilling Cheltenham Festival

| February 17, 2020

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us and punters from not just the UK, but all over the world, will be gearing up for the four-day event. The best national hunt horses from the UK & Ireland take each other on throughout the festival, with a total of 28 races, seven each day.  Headlining […]

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Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

| September 8, 2019

There isn’t anything more prestigious in the world of national hunt racing than the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and though we may still be over six months from the legendary race getting underway, that hasn’t stopped online sportsbooks from setting up their stall early. The Gold Cup is the last Grade One action of the best jumps […]

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Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

| February 22, 2019

In December Paul and Claire Rooney, who are high-profile trainers in the UK, informed their trainers by letter that they were not to enter any of their horses into races at Cheltenham this year. The pair had felt that there was an increased injury risk to horses using the track and with animal welfare at […]

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Cheltenham 2019 Preview

Cheltenham 2019 Preview

| February 12, 2019

Runners with a Point to Prove It’s now just over a month to the Cheltenham Festival (12-15 March). Britain’s national hunt racing showcase has its usual melange of superstars in imperious form and others leaving trainers scratching their heads. While it makes sense to back the likes of Altior (4/9, Champion Chase) or Buveur D’Air (7/4, […]

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Sizing John set for dramatic Cheltenham return

Sizing John set for dramatic Cheltenham return

| January 31, 2019

It seems a long time since Sizing John was dominating the racing press. The gelding has not been seen in action in well over a year – his last outing was the Christmas Chase at Leopardstown back in December 2017. Since then, he has been dogged by injury and there were the inevitable whispers that […]

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