Cheltenham Festival

Tiger Roll Gives Gorden Elliott Second Grand National Success

Gordon Elliott promised to appreciate his second Randox Health Grand National success far more than he did his first after Tiger Roll clung on in a thriller at Aintree. When Silver Birch passed the post in front back in 2007, Elliott was a fresh-faced 29-year-old still making his way as a fledgling trainer. At the time, […]

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British Horseracing Authority To Investigate Six Equine Fatalities At Cheltenham

Six horses were killed during the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, according to uk.reuters.com. Four of those were on the festival’s closing day on Friday, including Sandsend, Some Plan, Dresden, and North Hill. Mossback and Report to Base died after falls on Tuesday. Following the conclusion of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, Jamie Stier, Chief Regulatory Officer for the […]

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Champion Hurdle Hero Faugheen Returns From 665-Day Layoff With Easy Punchestown Win

Faugheen is once again at the head of the ante-post market on the Champion Hurdle after an impressive return to action in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. The 2015 Champion Hurdle hero could not have been more convincing in the Grade One contest, on what was his eagerly-awaited comeback after 665 days on the […]

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Splash Of Ginge Provides Owner With Thrilling Upset In Cheltenham’s BetVictor Gold Cup

Splash Of Ginge was a 25-1 winner of the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham for Nigel Twiston-Davies. Twiston-Davies said: “He’s got a big following this horse and he’s been remarkable for us. “He just lost his confidence over fences a bit so we put him back over hurdles and he’s come back this season […]

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Cheltenham: First Positive Test For Cobalt Reported In Britain

The British Horseracing Authority disclosed earlier this week that a horse that had been entered to run at the Cheltenham Festival last March tested positive for cobalt, a prohibited performance-enhancing drug. The Racing Post reports that this is the first confirmed case of a horse testing positive for cobalt in Britain and Ireland. According to the Post, the […]

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‘It Is Our Olympics’: Cheltenham Festival Could Launch O’Brien’s Training Career Into Stratosphere

Although only just 23 years old, Joseph O’Brien has been associated with some of the best Thoroughbreds in the world throughout his life, through the Coolmore operation. A gifted horseman, O’Brien took out his trainer’s license in 2016 after a very successful career as a jockey. O’Brien has done well during the time he’s had his […]

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Study: Irish Racing Fans Spent Over $23.5 Million At 2016 Cheltenham Festival

Racing fans visiting from Ireland spent €22.3 million (about US$23.5 million) at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016 spread across travel, accommodation, tickets and entertainment, according to an Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) carried out by the University of Gloucestershire on behalf of Cheltenham Racecourse. Fans based in Ireland bought 57,375 tickets, or the equivalent of 30 […]

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‘Horse Of An Absolute Lifetime’: 10-Year-Old Sprinter Sacre Retired

A minor leg injury during training at his home yard has ended the career of champion chaser Sprinter Sacre, trainer Nicky Henderson reported on Twitter Sunday. The 10-year-old winner of 18 of his 24 lifetime starts, including nine at the Group 1 level, retires with earnings of £1,136,884 (about $1.4 million US). “His ability and […]

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Death Of ‘Brilliant Rider’ JT McNamara Mourned Across Racing World

John Thomas McNamara was one of the top amateur jumps jockeys in Ireland, who won over 600 races in his career including four at the world-renowned Cheltenham Festival. It was there in 2013 that JT, as he was known to friends, family and fans, suffered a fall that would leave him paralyzed from the neck […]

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United Kingdom: Online Bookmakers Void Cheltenham Bets

Following one of the chalkiest Cheltenham Festival results in recent history, four online bookmakers have voided successful bets and shut down the winning accounts, according to racingpost.com. Each of the four firms – 138.com, 12bet.uk, fun88.co.uk, and tlcbet.co.uk – offered special promotional bonuses for the four-day festival, as did most bookmakers. The difference is that […]

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