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Held over four days in March at Prestbury Park, the Cheltenham Festival features 12 Grade One races, the top runners, riders and trainers. We’ve got the latest scoop on everything from the runners, riders and trainers, to the races, including the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Stayers Hurdle, and of course, the biggest race of them all: the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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The John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle Phillip Enright onboard Sams Profile jumps the last to win ahead of Sean Flanagan onboard Diol Ker

Top Ten Each-way bets for Cheltenham Festival 2022 Handicaps

Top Ten Each-way Bets for Cheltenham Festival 2022 Handicaps by Harvey Mayson, 06.03.2022 The weights were announced this week for the nine handicap races at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. Several of the races were heavily over-subscribed so owners and trainers face an anxious wait to see if their horse makes the final cut. With most bookmakers now offering non-runner – no bet, we have taken a closer look at the weights and picked out ten horses who could finish in the money at rewarding odds. Ultima Handicap Chase – Diol Ker 14-1 The first handicap of the week is the ...
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Paul Townend and Galopin Des Champs

Novice Chasing Stars Set to Add Sparkle to Cheltenham Festival

Novice Chasing Stars Set to Add Sparkle to Cheltenham Festival 2022 by Harvey Mayson, 24.02.2022 The headline acts at the Cheltenham Festival are usually provided by established stars in the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle. Minella Indo and Honeysuckle will be there to defend their titles for the Henry de Bromhead stable. There is added anticipation ahead of the Queen Mother Champion Chase this year with the rematch between Shishkin and Energumene. However, we can expect many of the superlatives to be saved for the rising stars this year with some exceptional novice chases to look forward to. The scene ...
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Paul Townend onboard Haut En Couleurs

Top Ten Each-way bets for the Cheltenham Festival 2022

Top Ten Each-way bets for the Cheltenham Festival 2022 by Harvey Mayson, 22.02.2022 Most bookmakers have been offering Non-runner No bet on the Cheltenham Festival 2022 since the end of January. This means that you will have your stake returned should your horse not run. With so many horses holding multiple entries, this is a good insurance policy for those looking for some early value at this year’s National Hunt racing festival. We have picked out top ten each-way bets that should give you a good run for your money. Always remember to check the terms and conditions when placing ...
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Jockey Paul Townend with trainer Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins chasing ninth Cheltenham Festival Trainers Title

Willie Mullins chasing ninth Cheltenham Festival Trainers Title by Harvey Mayson, 19.02.2022 Willie Mullins is the most successful trainer in the history of the Cheltenham Festival, taking his tally to 78 last year. He also edged out Henry de Bromhead on countback of placed horses to secure his eighth Trainers’ Title at the meeting. With less than a month to the start of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, bookmakers rate Mullins odds-on favourite at 4-9 to become leading trainer at the meeting for the ninth time in the last twelve years. We have taken a closer look at his fire power ...
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Paul Townend onboard Sir Gerhard

Irish challenge looks ominously strong for Cheltenham Festival 2022

Irish challenge looks ominously strong for Cheltenham Festival 2022 by Harvey Mayson, 19.02.2022 Last season’s Cheltenham Festival was completely dominated by Irish-trained horses, winning a remarkable 23 of the 28 races. Willie Mullins and the red-hot Henry de Bromhead stables did much of the damage with six winners apiece. The recent Dublin Festival at Leopardstown underlined the strength of the Irish contingent and they currently have the ante-post favourite in all but five of this year’s races. Bookmakers are in no doubt as to where the Prestbury Cup (for the most Cheltenham Festival winners) is headed this year. Ireland are ...
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Baaeed cut for QEII glory after brilliant success in Moulin

Baaeed Cut for QEII Glory After Brilliant Success in Moulin Baaeed maintained his unbeaten record when taking the step up into Group 1 company in his stride to impressively land the Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp. The William Haggas trained three-year-old continued his rise through the ranks in fine style to make it five wins on the bounce having only made his racecourse debut in a maiden back at iLeicester in June. Sent off the 4/11 favourite under Jim Crowley, the Shadwell stud owned son of Sea The Stars raced powerfully towards the rear of the six-runner field. Rank outsider ...
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Ger Lyons lands 1,000th career success at Roscommon

Ger Lyons lands 1,000th career success at Roscommon Irish handler Ger Lyons reached a landmark 1,000 career winners as Offiah struck at Roscommon on Monday, August 30. The County Meath based trainer sent out his first winner at Navan in October 1994. He enjoyed Royal Ascot success in 2007 through Elletelle in the Queen Mary, ridden by Johnny Murtagh. It was also Murtagh in the saddle when Lightening Pearl won the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in 2011. Remarkably, Lyons secured his first two Classic victories only last season - courtesy of Siskin in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Even ...
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Starman heads 14 confirmations for Sprint Cup at Haydock

Starman heads 14 confirmations for Sprint Cup at Haydock July Cup winner Starman heads 14 confirmations for the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday, September 4, and is a red-hot favourite for Group 1 glory at the Merseyside venue. Ed Walker's four-year-old is on course to attempt to become the third horse this century to win both races in the same season following Dream Ahead (2011) and Harry Angel (2017). He is a standout 6/4 shot with 888sport and as short as 11/10 in places for the 6f speed test. The Archie Watson-trained Glen Shiel, runner-up to Dream Of ...
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Moore hopeful Japan will be big in America

Moore hopeful Japan will be big in America Jockey Ryan Moore is set for another transatlantic trip this weekend to ride Japan in the Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga, and is hopeful that Aidan O'Brien's charge will rise to the occasion. Moore has enjoyed a couple of recent successful forays to America for the Ballydoyle handler on the likes of Bolshoi Ballet and Santa Barbara. Winner of the Juddmonte International two years ago, Japan has won two of his four starts this term - beating Trueshan at Chester first time out and landing a Group Three at Leopardstown most recently ...
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Former champion jump jockey Johnson to take part in Leger Legend

Former champion jump jockey Johnson to take part in Leger Legend Former champion and multiple Cheltenham Festival winning jockey Richard Johnson is taking part in this year’s Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes at Doncaster to help raise funds for racing charities. Johnson retired only in April after a career which saw him ride more winners over jumps than any other jockey bar Sir Anthony McCoy – who won the Legends race in 2015. Among his big-race successes at the Cheltenham Festival were two Cheltenham Gold Cups on Looks Like Trouble and Native River, a memorable Champion Hurdle victory on popular ...
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Mishriff puts in monster performance to land Juddmonte International

Mishriff puts in monster performance to land Juddmonte International Mishriff put in a monster performance when romping to a wide margin success in the 1m 2f Juddmonte International on the opening day of the York Ebor meeting to give trainer John Gosden his second win in the Group 1 contest in the last four years. The Newmarket maestro had previously been successful in the prestigious 1m 2f contest with Eclipse winner Roaring Lion who went on to capture two more Group 1s in landing the Irish Champion and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Ascot’s British Champions Day. Four-year-old Mishriff ...
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Trueshan impressive in Goodwood Cup as King lands first Group 1

Trueshan impressive in Goodwood Cup as King lands first Group 1 Trueshan powered through the mud under Hollie Doyle to land the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup, the highlight on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, and give trainer Alan King a first Group 1 success on the Flat. Sent off the 6/5 favourite for the two mile staying contest following the withdrawal of four-time Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup winner Stradivarius, the five-year-old was very lit up in the early stages and raced too freely. However, Doyle didn't panic and after dropping him in to track the leader always looked ...
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Nielsen hopes Stradivarius can return to winning ways in Goodwood Cup

Nielsen hopes Stradivarius can return to winning ways in Goodwood Cup Owner Bjorn Nielsen is hopeful that Stradivarius can return to winning ways and land a remarkable fifth victory in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup on Tuesday, July 27th (15.35). The John and Thady Gosden trained superstar stayer has landed the two-mile contest every year since 2017, beating the great Double Trigger’s record of three victories in the race in the 1990s. However, he has been beaten on four of his last five starts - admittedly with mitigating factors in terms of distance, ground and most recently at Royal Ascot ...
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Derby hero Adayar rules supreme in King George

Derby hero Adayar rules supreme in King George Derby winner Adayar confirmed himself to be a superstar when running out the impressive winner of the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stake at Ascot. The Charlie Appleby trainer colt, who carries the famous all blue colours of leading owners Godolphin, became the first winner of the Epsom Classic to follow up in the prestigious all-aged 1m 4f contest since the mighty Galileo in 2001. After racing a bit freely in the early stages under William Buick, Adayar settled in nicely and tracked the pace setting Broome.When asked ...
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Snowfall odds-on for double Classic glory

Snowfall odds-on for double Classic glory Snowfall is long odds-on and will face seven rivals when she bids for a Classic double in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday, July 17. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the daughter of Deep Impact ended last season with just a maiden win to her name from seven starts. However, as a three-year-old she has improved beyond all expectations this season in winning both of her starts. In the first of those in the Group 3 the Musidora Stakes at York, she made all the running to easily beat Noon Star by ...
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Plans for five day Cheltenham Festival back under consideration

Plans for five day Cheltenham Festival back under consideration Plans to extend the Cheltenham Festival to five days are back under consideration, but the Jockey Club has ruled out any immediate change to the current format and the news has been met with mixed reaction from the racing community. The fixture at the Home Of Jumps Racing currently spans four days in March and is most anticipated and prestigious meeting in the National Hunt calendar, featuring a whole host of Grade 1 contests competed by the cream of the sport which culminates in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final ...
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Royal Ascot 2021: Mohaafeth produces monster performance in Hampton Court

Royal Ascot 2021: Mohaafeth produces monster performance in Hampton Court There were a whole host of top class performances during a fantastic five-days of action at Royal Ascot, but the one which stood out for me was that of Mohaafeth in the 1m 2f Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes. The superbly bred son of Frankel was considered a leading contender for the Epsom Derby having won all three of his starts this season in impressive fashion. After quickening well to land a novice contest at Lingfield, Mohaafeth readily followed-up in a class 3 handicap at Newmarket. He then took the ...
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Epsom Derby Preview: Classic case to be made for Bolshoi Ballet

Epsom Derby Preview: Classic case to be made for Bolshoi Ballet The Cazoo Derby takes centre stage at Epsom on Saturday, June 5, and Bolshoi Ballet looks a worthy favourite to provide trainer Aidan O'Brien with yet another winner in the 1m 4f colt's Classic contest (4.30). This beautifully bred son of Galileo is unusually the only runner representing the all-conquering Ballydoyle maestro - the most successful trainer in the history of the race with eight wins to his name. At one time O'Brien was talking of saddling eight in the prestigious Group 1 contest, but a late change of ...
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Ascot to have daily crowd of 12,000 for Royal Meeting

Ascot to have daily crowd of 12,000 for Royal Meeting Royal Ascot is set to host a daily crowd of 12,000 next month - three times more than initially anticipated. Ascot officials were planning to have 4,000 racegoers each day, from June 15-19, under current national policy as coronavirus restrictions ease during step three of the Government’s road map. However, the meeting has been added to the list of pilot events to take place before the possible lifting of all legally-imposed measures to curtail the pandemic, on June 21. Among the pilots so far staged, a crowd of more than ...
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Mac Swiney cut for Derby glory after Irish 2000 Guineas success

Mac Swiney cut for Derby glory after Irish 2000 Guineas success Mac Swiney narrowly edged out Poetic Flare in a thrilling finish to the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh to provide trainer Jim Bolger with a one-two in the colt's Classic. The winner, a Group One winner as a juvenile, had disappointed on his return to action in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial. However he was subsequently found to be suffering from a nasal discharge and this time showed what he was really made of. Poetic Flare was running in his third Classic of the season, having won ...
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Tributes paid to all-time great Joe Mercer following death aged 86

Tributes paid to all-time great Joe Mercer following death aged 86 The racing world has paid tribute to Joe Mercer, the jockey who famously partnered the mighty Brigadier Gerard to multiple big race successes, following his death at the age of 86. Mercer enjoyed an illustrious career on the level until his retirement in 1985. He was crowned champion jockey once, won eight British Classics and rode over 2,800 winners during his 37 years in the saddle. He has a riding style like no other, preferring to use the whip unless really necessary and favouring a pumping rhythmic arm action ...
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