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Cheltenham Festival 2023: Day 1 in Pictures

Friday 14th March – Day 1 – saw a fabulous start to The Festival at Cheltenham, 2023. Reporting by Graham Clark, Nick Seddon, Catherine Austen & Andrew King (TV quotes by Lucy Elder). Photographs courtesy of Ian Yates www.eyewhy.co.uk Amateur Jockey Michael O’Sullivan and Owner-Trainer Barry Connell combine to land opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2023: ‘Extraordinary’ Constitution Hill Heads Nicky Henderson’s Challengers

By Nick Seddon The six-times champion Jump trainer Nicky Henderson opened the doors to his famous Seven Barrows yard in Lambourn to talk about his prospects for The Cheltenham Festival in 2023, which takes place Tuesday 14th March to Friday 17th March inclusive. With 72 Festival wins to his name, Henderson is the most successful

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Cheltenham Festival 2023: Protektorat Heads Select Skelton Team

By Nick Seddon Trainer Dan Skelton has revealed that he’s keen to take a select team to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, which will be spearheaded by Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Protektorat. Skelton has four Cheltenham Festival winners under his belt so far, with the most recent being Ch’tibello in the 2019 County Hurdle, and he

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Cheltenham Festival 2023: Willie Mullins’ Horses and Hopes

Cheltenham Festival 2023: Willie Mullins’ Horses and Hopes By Nick Seddon No trainer in the history of The Cheltenham Festival has trained more winners at it than Willie Mullins. Tourist Attraction in the 1995 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle was the first of what now stands at a record 88 winners for the master of Closutton. In

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Dress Codes (Almost) Scrapped For All Jockey Club Racecourses

The Jockey Club has announced that formal dress codes have been (almost) scrapped at all of its 15 racecourses as part of a drive to make horseracing more “accessible and inclusive”. Instead of restricting racegoers from watching the action in certain enclosures based on what they are wearing, British racing’s largest commercial organisation and employer

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Skelton confident in Protektorat ahead of Festival Trials Day 2023 at Cheltenham

Dan Skelton is confident of seeing something ‘very positive’ on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham (Saturday 28th January) from Protektorat, who he reports to be ‘flying around the place’ ahead of an intriguing clash with last season’s Randox Grand National hero Noble Yeats in the Grade Two Paddy Power Cotswold Chase.  The Saints Des Saints

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Cheltenham Festival 2022: Tiger Roll Retired after Delta Work beats him into Second in Cross Country Chase

Delta Work (5/2 Favourite) won the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival 2022, getting up to defeat stable companion Tiger Roll (3/1) by three-quarters of a length. Both horses are owned by Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud and entered the winner’s enclosure together.   The 12 year old Tiger

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Cheltenham Festival 2022: Honeysuckle Makes History in Champion Hurdle

Honeysuckle created history on the opening day of Cheltenham Festival 2022 by becoming the first mare to win the Grade One Unibet Champion Hurdle twice.  Repeating her success of 2021, the eight year old was the three and half-length winner from Epatante, the 2020 winner. Zanahiyr was another length away in third. With jockey Rachel

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Cheltenham Festival 2022: Footballers Trade Places with Racing Professionals

As the long awaited Cheltenham Festival returns in all its glory (spectators and all!) for 2022, we are all aware that months and years of hard work and dedication by breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys are about to come to a head – and only the select few will win. In the run-up to the

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The Festival 2022: Lucy Wadham has high hopes for Martello Sky

By Graham Clark Lucy Wadham has high hopes that stable star Martello Sky is capable of giving her an emotional first success at The Festival by settling a score in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle on Tuesday 15th March. Although no stranger to the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure, success at The Festival has so far eluded

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