Elliott planning ambitious double Grand National tilt with Tiger Roll

Any doubts surrounding Tiger Roll’s participation in the Aintree Grand National were allayed by his trainer Gordon Elliott yesterday, who also revealed that ...

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Kaya ‘on track’ for Leopardstown

Sheila Lavery is planning to run Lady Kaya in the 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown next month ahead of a possible tilt at a fillies’ Classic.

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Modigliani may make his long-awaited return at Naas

One-time Classic contender Amedeo Modigliani may make his long-awaited reappearance at Naas on Sunday.

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The Mug’s Game: Photo finish - but I end up a winner

My ducks, as Nicky English might have said, are drowning. The first three days have gone depressingly badly. I’ve had one or two placed horses here and there ...

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Good week, bad week: In National Hunt racing it’s all about relationships

One of the principle reasons that National Hunt racing is more popular than the flat is that you build relationships with horses that can sustain for years and this ...

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Photo picture perfect as Willie Mullins gets Gold Cup monkey off his back

Forget about it. Erase it from your memory entirely. No need to ever mention it again. The monkey is off his back forever. After all the near-misses and the talk ...

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First Gold Cup for Willie Mullins as Al Boum Photo storms home

Al Boum Photo has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup after the 12/1 shot stormed home after an impressive ride by Paul Townend

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Bellshill can deliver Gold for Mullins at Chelthenham

Bellshill can give trainer Willie Mullins a long overdue breakthrough victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature of the final day of the 2019 Cheltenham ...

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Bryony Frost: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl’

Frodon’s propensity to battle is matched only by his jockey Bryony Frost’s ability to talk, and the two combined to make history in yesterday’s ...

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Enda McEvoy: Why I wouldn’t be partying like it’s 1999

Day three dawns and a text arrives. “I see from your Examiner column that you’re doing as badly as I am.”

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Clan Des Obeaux sets standard for Cheltenham Gold Cup

It’s hard to recall a more open Cheltenham Gold Cup than the one that will unfold before our eyes at 3.30pm this afternoon. Of the 16 set to go to post in ...

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Good day/Bad day: Gambles are landed, satchels get emptied

Colm Greaves (Good Day/Bay Day Good day

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Here's what we'll learn from Day 4 of Cheltenham

Not 26 years old yet and Joseph O’Brien already enjoys the ultimate badge of acceptance within the racing community. He is known simply as ‘Joseph.’ ...

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Janika set to defy top weight

Janika can carry top weight to victory in the Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase, the fifth race on day three of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. ...

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Veteran Faugheen can upstage young guns

On a card that offers little cause for optimism at Cheltenham this afternoon, Faugheen is fancied to turn back the clock and land the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle. ...

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Progressive Paisley Park set to crown fine season

The Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle is today’s feature race and Paisley Park can crown a flawless campaign by landing the spoils for trainer Emma Lavelle ...

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World-beater Altior jumps into record books

Not at his best, perhaps, but Altior is without defeat in 18 consecutive outings in the national hunt sphere and a world-record 13 times over fences.

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Even my silver linings have huge cloudy puffballs

After the conspicuous lack of success on Day One I’m twitchy.

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'A lot of dreams are shattered here and luckily, ours weren’t'

Was it a good day or a bad day at Cheltenham?

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Relief unites the punters at Cheltenham

The first victory of day two of this year’s Cheltenham Festival came early. Very early.

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5 things we learned from day two of the Cheltenham Festival

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival has come to an end. Here are five things to take away from the day.

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Man arrested for possession of knife at Cheltenham

A man has been arrested for possession of a knife at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Festival to go ahead today despite threat of high winds

The second day of the Cheltenham Festival will go ahead as planned.

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Today will test Altior’s claim to greatness

Can Altior be beaten?

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Battleover could have rivals waving white flag

The Gordon Elliott-trained Battleoverdoyen gets the nap to retain his unbeaten record in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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Sams has right profile

With the rain that fell yesterday afternoon and all that is expected today, Sams Profile can reverse recent form over Battleoverdoyen when they renew rivalry in ...

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Blackmore continues to hammer down boundaries

Five simple words summed it up.

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You won’t get rich, but don’t oppose Altior and Tiger Roll

Provided it gets the go-ahead, day two of Cheltenham will see two three-time heroes go in search of a fourth Festival success and it’ll rank as a massive surprise ...

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Espoir the surprise winner, but nothing new for McManus

For the third consecutive year, the fifth time in the last 10 runnings, and a record ninth time in total, the familiar green and gold colours of JP McManus were ...

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Dream start turns to nightmare for Ruby as Benie crashes out

In the latter stages of his career in the saddle he may be but the joy of riding a winner at the Cheltenham Festival commands a broader-than-ever smile from Ruby ...

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Could have been a little worse, could have been a lot better

The day starts well. (Spoiler alert: it will not continue in this vein.)

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Dynamic duo take on big guns on biggest stage

Philip Reynolds spent the first half of his life as Albert Reynolds' young fella and thinks he might just spend the second as Presenting Percy's owner.

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Aidan Coleman: 'You have to be on the ball every day, not just Saturdays and festivals'

Aidan Coleman has carved out a solid career since moving to England from Cork over a decade ago but it wasn’t until Paisley Park won the JLT Hurdle last December ...

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The curious case of Altior

He’s a winning machine on the brink of equalling a modern-day winning sequence — so why has three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Altior yet to fully ...

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The top three head-to-head battles to watch out for at Cheltenham

From Arkle v Mill House to Kauto Star v Denman to Native River v Might Bite, the Cheltenham Festival has produced some epic duels down the years. It’ll be ...

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Cheltenham: Roksana takes full advantage of dramatic Benie Des Dieux exit

Beware The Bear claimed top honours in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

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Cheltenham to inspect course as stormy Wednesday threatens racing

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival could be under threat, with officials anticipating "challenging" weather conditions on Wednesday.

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Brexit Proof: The Irish festival bankers

If you’re determined to win green this week, stick with this trio, says our top tipster Tommy Lyons

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Mullins pair lead strong Irish challenge in Ryanair

Stable companions Footpad and Un De Sceaux are among 12 horses declared for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.

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How long before trainers employ S&C coaches for their jockeys?

A culture of innate modesty and resilience among jockeys has resulted in a huge

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Benie Des Dieux can be the punters’ pal

Hard to recall a Tuesday card at Cheltenham as difficult as today’s but Benie Des Dieux can be the punters’ pal on the opening day to the 2019 Festival ...

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Apple’s Jade looks all set to foil D’Air’s hat-trick bid

The Unibet Champion Hurdle, the headline act on the opening day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, pits a hat-trick-seeking champion against a superstar mare as well ...

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Unless you’ve a heart of granite...

Kayley Woollacott was widowed at 31 when her husband Richard finally lost his long battle with depression last year. She was left with a young daughter, a racing ...

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Altior chases Big Buck’s record in Queen Mother

Altior will face eight rivals when he attempts to win back-to-back renewals of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham tomorrow.

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Angels set to show true colours

Nicky Henderson believes the professionalism of Angels Breath can come to the fore and help him secure a fourth success in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle ...

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Buveur bids to join hurdling greats

Nicky Henderson reports Buveur D’Air to be in tip-top condition as he bids to become the sixth horse to record three successive victories in today’s ...

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Cheltenham to bring more than £100 million to the local economy

With 900 accredited journalists, 350 chefs, 250 bookmakers and 100 helicopter flights a day, it is little wonder that the famous annual Cheltenham Festival which ...

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Ruby: 'If I was going to Cheltenham looking for a fairytale it would involve Faugheen and Un De Sceaux'

He may be out on his own as the most successful jockey in Cheltenham Festival history but Ruby Walsh admits he still gets nervous ahead of the biggest week on the ...

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From Eden looks all set to follow up last week’s success

For two meetings so close to Cheltenham, Gowran Park and Naas host two decent cards this weekend. The Kilkenny venue is first up and From Eden can follow up last ...

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