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Talking Horses: Cheltenham reception will be acid test for Elliott

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As one of the biggest names in jumping officially departed the stage last week, two more returned to action as a National Hunt campaign that officially started in May slowly works its way through the gears. Farewell A...

Altior, four-times Cheltenham Festival winner, is retired at age of 11

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Altior, one of the most prolific and popular jumps horses of recent decades, will not race again after his owners decided to retire him “while still at his peak, fit, sound and healthy and ready for a new career”, Nic...

Talking Horses: extra meeting won’t stop Ireland’s Cheltenham dominance

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It is still two months before the clocks go back and the National Hunt campaign begins in earnest, but the memory of British jumping’s 23-5 humiliation by the Irish at Cheltenham in March is still painfully raw. As a ...

Talking Horses: prize money switch under fire after Cheltenham drubbing

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Punters will not notice quite a significant change to the way British racing operates from Saturday afternoon, but owners certainly will and not all of them will be entirely happy with the results. From the first race...

Minella Indo narrowly foils Rachael Blackmore to win Cheltenham Gold Cup

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Trainer Henry de Bromhead claimed a famous one-two in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as Minella Indo repelled the challenge of A Plus Tard in a dramatic finish. With Rachael Blackmore opting to partner A Plus Tard, it was le...

Cheltenham Festival 2021: Gold Cup day – live!

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Cheltenham: Blackmore can complete rare double on A Plus Tard in Gold Cup

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Nine of the 11 runners in this year’s Gold Cup have a claim to win it on their best form, including the 2018 winner, Native River, who bids to send Colin Tizzard into retirement on the crest of a wave. The drying grou...

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Blackmore one race from Festival domination

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At Cheltenham on Friday, Al Boum Photo could become the fifth name to join one of the sport’s most exclusive lists by winning a third Gold Cup, yet his fame scarcely seems to extend beyond his own stable door. It is q...

Cheltenham punter pots £250,000 even after Festival banker Envoi Allen falls

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Chantry House won the Marsh Novice Chase in the opening race on Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival as the hot favourite and the talking horse of the week Envoi Allen crashed out, much to the relief of the bookmakers ...

Cheltenham now and then: a surreal return to ‘Festival’ action

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The sound that normally signals the start of spring to me, the murmur followed by the roar before the first race of the Cheltenham Festival, is gone. That sound of excitement and anticipation that the next four days w...

Cheltenham Festival is a faraway glimpse for diehard race-goers

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As the time of the first race approached, figures began to appear on the crags and outcrops of Cleeve Hill, high above Cheltenham racecourse. This year’s horse racing festival is being held behind closed doors and pol...

Cheltenham Festival 2021: Champion Hurdle day – live!

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Cheltenham Festival a key chance for racing to escape Elliott’s shadow

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The strangest, quietest and most surreal of Cheltenham Festivals, a meeting in front of empty stands that was beyond anyone’s imagination not much more than a year ago, will open on Tuesday with a stronger sense than ...

Altior ruled out of Cheltenham Festival on eve of meeting with cough

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Altior will miss Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after his trainer Nicky Henderson reported that the chaser had returned an unsatisfactory scope after working on Monday morning. Hend...

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