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Returning fans turn Cheltenham Festival into Christmas for grownups

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From the boos that rolled down from the enclosures as Tiger Roll was beaten on his final start on Wednesday to the songs that rang out for every winning favourite on Friday, the returning fans at Cheltenham provided t...

Cheltenham Festival 2022: Gold Cup day – live!

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Cheltenham Festival 2022: Champion Chase day – live!

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And they’re off! High spirits reign during first day at Cheltenham

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There was a false start to the first race, a tangle of horses that delayed the famous old Cheltenham roar by a few seconds. But when it came it, was full-throated and passionate. “It’s good to be back,” said race-goer...

Cheltenham Festival 2022: Champion Hurdle day – live!

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Fan favourite Rachael Blackmore looks to defend Cheltenham crown

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The fans will be back at Cheltenham this week and they will have a new favourite to roar home as the four-day drama unfolds. Vir 15 glorious years from 2004, “What’s Ruby on?” was the first question on many punters’ m...

‘The town can’t wait’: Cheltenham raring to go as festival returns

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On the sort of crisp, bright day that Cheltenham festival regulars love, artists Emily Johnson and Andy Owen-Smith were to be found in a gallery in the Montpellier area of the Regency town, putting the final touches t...

Praatperde: Justice For Punters gets timely reboot before Cheltenham

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The biggest week of the year for betting turnover on racing is almost upon us and here come the ads full of pumped-up punters, projecting the image of gambling that the bookies want you to see: bonusse, free bets, a g...

Praatperde: let’s hope for Shishkin v Energumene II at Cheltenham

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As countless football managers have discovered over the years, the hardest thing of all to manage is the fans’ expectations. Amid the euphoria after Saturday’s Clarence House Chase at Ascot, wel, a race that promis...

Praatperde: Jonbon all the rage for Cheltenham Festival after Ascot romp

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JP McManus’s £570,000 gamble on Jonbon after his win in an Irish point-to-point last November looks increasingly like a copper-bottomed investment after five-year-old extended his unbeaten record under Rules to three ...

Praatperde: Diesel D’Allier can shine in Crystal Cup at Cheltenham

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The Glenfarclas Crystal Cup over the cross-country fences at Cheltenham on Friday is a virtual re-run of the contest over the same course at the November meeting, albeit with a few minor adjustments to the weights, soos ...

Praatperde: Off Your Rocco to confirm Irish Cheltenham dominance

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Six of the seven runners in the televised Grade Two Ballymore Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday were winners last time out and it promises to be one of the most informative novice events over timber in the first h...

Praatperde: 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, pas, sound and healthy and ready for a new career”, Nic...

Praatperde: 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 ...

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