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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Rachael Blackmore the champion of Cheltenham as Irish land record 23 Festival winners

Cheltenham 2021 came with a pre-warning that it would be much different to the norm and that wasn’t misplaced – a record 23 Irish-trained victories over the four days underlined an incredible festival for Irish-trained, ridden and Irish-bred horses. Pride of place on day four went to Minella Indo, a brilliant winner of the WellChild …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Minello Indo wins Gold Cup and makes history for trainer Henry de Bromhead

Minello Indo’s victory in the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup etched Henry de Bromhead’s name into the history books, as the trainer became the first ever to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase and WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same year. Afterwards he admitted his celebrations would be restricted, with a …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: ‘Incredible’ Rachael Blackmore hits six with Triumph Hurdle victory

Quilixios handed Rachael Blackmore her sixth victory of the week in the JCB Triumph Hurdle, which immediately prompted quotes of 12/1 for next year’s Unibet Champion Hurdle. His impressive performance also secured a fifth win of the 2021 Festival™ supporting WellChild for trainer Henry de Bromhead and a third for Cheveley Park Stud. Rachael Blackmore …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Rachael Blackmore ‘overwhelmed’ after fifth winner of the week

Rachael Blackmore admitted she was “overwhelmed” after claiming her fifth winner of the week aboard Telmesomethinggirl in the Grade Two Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. The daughter of Stowaway came home five and a half lengths clear of stable companion Magic Daze to give owner Kenny Alexander a second win in three days, after Honeysuckle’s …

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The Festival 21: Third win of the week for trainer Denise Foster in Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase

Win number three of the week for Denise Foster and Jack Kennedy as 3/1 favourite Mount Ida takes Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase (Sponsored by the JRL Group). Jockey Jack Kennedy admitted he thought his chances of victory on Mount Ida had “gone out of the window” after just four fences of the Fulke …

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The Festival 2021: The Shunter collects £100k bonus with Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase win

Trainer Emmet Mullins praised The Shunter after he claimed his second major handicap at Cheltenham this season when landing the Grade Three Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase. The eight-year-old had previously landed the Grade Three Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at The November Meeting and the gelding also hands connections a £100,000 bonus, having taken the …

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The Festival 2021: Rachael Blackmore’s 4th Grade One victory at this year’s Festival in Ryanair Chase

Willie Mullins admitted he was “gobsmacked” by the front-running performance of Allaho as he cruised to a 12-length victory in the Ryanair Chase, giving jockey Rachael Blackmore her fourth Grade One success of the week. The 31 year old won the Unibet Champion Hurdle with Honeysuckle on Tuesday, before adding the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle with …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Tiger Roll ‘is a sensation’ in Cross Country Chase

Tiger Roll etched his name in the record books by becoming only the third horse in history to win five or more races at The Festival™ supporting WellChild. The 11 year old ran out a convincing winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, having previously won the same contest in 2018 and 2019 as well …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Queen Mother Champion Chase won by a mare for the first time ever

Put The Kettle On created history when becoming the first mare ever to win the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Trainer Henry de Bromhead claimed his second championship contest of The Festival™ supporting WellChild with a mare inside 24 hours, having saddled Honeysuckle to success in yesterday’s Unibet Champion Hurdle. Racing prominently throughout, she was …

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Monkfish wins ‘most nerve racking race ever’ for Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins described Monkfish’s victory in the Grade One Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase as “the most nerve wracking race I’ve ever watched”. The seven year old has earned himself quotes of 9/2 for next year’s WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning at The Festival for a second successive year, following his victory in the Albert …

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