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Cheltenham Festival 2020: Results from Day 1

The Cheltenham Festival 2020 got off to a flying start with a thrilling photo-finishes, nail-biting racing and excitement all round! Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle The Nicky Henderson-trained Shishkin made it three victories for four starts over hurdles with a thrilling victory in the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Ridden by Nico de …

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Cheltenham Festival 2020: First moving and musical trophy to be presented to winner of Stayers’ Hurdle

The owner lucky enough to win the 2020 running of the £325,000 G1 Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle will receive the world’s first moving and musical trophy. The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle takes place on day three of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Thursday, 12th March. The trophy design was conceived in-house by Paddy Power staff …

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Eclipster: Sporting John looks good for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival

1:30 – Cheltenham – 2m 5f (Old) Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Baring Bingham) (Class 1) (4yo+) The Ballymore Novices Hurdle was first run in 1971 and was won by Midsprite who was trained by Harry Thomson-Jones. In 1974, Sun Alliance started sponsoring the race with the association lasting for over 30 …

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Conygree and Cue Card meet again in RoR Parade at Cheltenham Festival 2020

Cue Card and Coneygree, two horses whose past exploits are etched in the panels that celebrate landmark Cheltenham winners, headed a list of a dozen former racehorses parading on day one of The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham (Tuesday, 10th March 2020). The 12 horse line-up featured nine individual G1 winners, seven of which were winners at …

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Eclipster: Cornerstone Lad could be in contention for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

3:30 – Cheltenham – 2m½f (2m87y) (Old) Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4yo+) The average number of runners in the Champion Hurdle over the last 10 years has been 11.6 with double figure fields in the last three renewals. This year’s renewal is no exception with 17 runners going to post …

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Cheltenham Festival 2020: Paisley Park and Frodon set to thrill on Day 3

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Defending champions Paisley Park and Frodon headline the six-day confirmations for the two championship races – the £325,000 G1 Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle and the £350,000 G1 Ryanair Chase – on day three of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Thursday, 12th March. Paisley Park (Emma Lavelle) surged to victory in last year’s Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle …

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The Cheltenham Festival 2020: Altior and Tiger Roll set to star on Day 2

The Cheltenham Festival 2020: The race of The Festival™ presented by Magners for many is set to take place on day two, Wednesday 11th March, with defending champion Altior on course to clash with Defi du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi in the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm, 11 confirmations). Now a …

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Cheltenham Festival 2020: Katie Walsh takes Nick Luck behind the scenes

As The Cheltenham Festival 2020 reaches peak preparation, former top jockey Katie Walsh takes racing presenter Nick Luck on a tour behind the scenes at the racecourse. This article contains third-party links. Organised by Betway, the tour takes in areas of the racecourse that are closed to the public, including the Weighing Room, Jockeys’ Changing …

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