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#Cheltenham

# cheltenham - Saturday 6 February, 2021

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero rolls back years for emphatic Cotswold win
# Native River
# Native River

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero rolls back years for emphatic Cotswold win

Feb 6th 2021, 4:34 PM 4,006 Views 2 Comments

Colin Tizzard’s 2018 Gold Cup hero will head back to Cheltenham next month.

# cheltenham - Friday 29 January, 2021

Tomorrow's Cheltenham Trials Day meeting has been called off
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Tomorrow's Cheltenham Trials Day meeting has been called off

Jan 29th 2021, 11:40 AM 2,162 Views 0 Comments

Fairyhouse’s Saturday card is also subject to an inspection this afternoon.

# cheltenham - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit
# Phew
# Phew

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit

Jan 23rd 2021, 8:51 PM 6,440 Views 0 Comments

Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres were on target against League Two side Cheltenham.

# cheltenham - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,205 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
# Preview
# Preview

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,067 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders

Jan 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 2,659 Views 2 Comments

Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old bidding to strike for third time in Cheltenham showpiece.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card
# And It's Off
# And It's Off

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card

Dec 30th 2020, 10:35 AM 6,284 Views 0 Comments

The course is waterlogged after 85mm of rain in the past week.

# cheltenham - Friday 25 December, 2020

'It’s 4.45! I’m never going to make it to London for the start of the show'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'It’s 4.45! I’m never going to make it to London for the start of the show'

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,678 Views 7 Comments

Former footballer Alan Brazil recalls one of the most controversial moments of his radio career.

# cheltenham - Friday 11 December, 2020

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud
# Great Mare
# Great Mare

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud

Dec 11th 2020, 9:40 AM 4,342 Views 1 Comment

Trainer pays €530,000 for former inmate.

# cheltenham - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Put The Kettle On pounces to win Shloer Chase for de Bromhead
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Put The Kettle On pounces to win Shloer Chase for de Bromhead

Nov 15th 2020, 3:40 PM 4,256 Views 0 Comments

Odds-on favourite Defi Du Seuil was pulled up early in the straight.

# cheltenham - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Eldorado Allen takes full advantage of Gumball exit
# Colin Tizzard
# Colin Tizzard

Eldorado Allen takes full advantage of Gumball exit

Nov 14th 2020, 5:07 PM 3,704 Views 0 Comments

Grade One test could await next at Sandown.

# cheltenham - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Fabulous Frodon proves unstoppable at Cheltenham
# Racing
# Racing

Fabulous Frodon proves unstoppable at Cheltenham

Oct 24th 2020, 5:03 PM 3,713 Views 2 Comments

Gold Cup firmly on the agenda after Ryanair hero defies welter burden.

# cheltenham - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Champion jockey Geraghty to release his memoir 'True Colours' in October
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Champion jockey Geraghty to release his memoir 'True Colours' in October

Aug 4th 2020, 2:08 PM 2,985 Views 2 Comments

Geraghty retired from jump racing last month.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?

Apr 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 8,048 Views 7 Comments

It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.

# cheltenham - Friday 13 March, 2020

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages
# Racing
# Racing

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages

Mar 13th 2020, 6:34 PM 10,421 Views 8 Comments

Four wins on the final day at Cheltenham saw Willie Mullins named the Festival’s top trainer.

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider

Mar 13th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,956 Views 7 Comments

Maxine O’Sullivan was victorious with It Came To Pass.

Whatever about the British government, Irish racing can hold its head high
# Column
# Column

Whatever about the British government, Irish racing can hold its head high

Mar 13th 2020, 2:35 PM 9,153 Views 11 Comments

The decision to allow Cheltenham to continue today has been heavily criticised but the HRI has correctly opted to go behind closed doors, writes Johnny Ward.

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris
# Racing
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# Racing

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris

Mar 13th 2020, 1:38 PM 38,680 Views 51 Comments

“We have followed our own government’s advice very closely indeed,” Ian Renton of the Cheltenham Festival said.

# cheltenham - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'I have tears in my eyes' - Elliott rejoices after Samcro's heroic photo-finish win
# Emotion
# Emotion

'I have tears in my eyes' - Elliott rejoices after Samcro's heroic photo-finish win

Mar 12th 2020, 3:13 PM 4,903 Views 10 Comments

Johnny Ward reports from another dramatic day at Cheltenham.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 3
# Cheltenham 2020
# Cheltenham 2020

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 3

Mar 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 12,137 Views 5 Comments

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the feature race on Day 3.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'Deep down, most racing fans at Cheltenham know they shouldn't be here'
# The Festival
# The Festival

'Deep down, most racing fans at Cheltenham know they shouldn't be here'

Mar 11th 2020, 5:46 PM 105,981 Views 80 Comments

Johnny Ward asks himself if he should be among 60,000 spectators watching horses run in a field at the time of global crisis.

Champ storms to stunning last-gasp RSA success at Cheltenham for Geraghty and JP
# Cheltenham Champ
# Cheltenham Champ

Champ storms to stunning last-gasp RSA success at Cheltenham for Geraghty and JP

Mar 11th 2020, 2:56 PM 3,992 Views 0 Comments

An incredible finish to the RSA Chase today.

3 expert tips for the penultimate day at Cheltenham
# Racing
# Racing

3 expert tips for the penultimate day at Cheltenham

Mar 11th 2020, 2:22 PM 9,860 Views 2 Comments

Johnny Ward gives his selections for the Marsh Novices’ Chase, the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 2
# Cheltenham 2020
# Cheltenham 2020

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 2

Mar 11th 2020, 12:41 PM 48,453 Views 16 Comments

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race on the second day of the festival.

Chacun Pour Soi misses Queen Mother Champion Chase

Chacun Pour Soi misses Queen Mother Champion Chase

Mar 11th 2020, 11:32 AM 3,026 Views 1 Comment

Willie Mullins’ charge was set to clash with main market rival Defi Du Seuil.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Chase at Cheltenham?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Chase at Cheltenham?

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,113 Views 8 Comments

Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi are the two leading contenders.

# cheltenham - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

'The lady on her back is just as special, she was amazing' - praise for Cheltenham winner Blackmore
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

'The lady on her back is just as special, she was amazing' - praise for Cheltenham winner Blackmore

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 7:19 PM 8,755 Views 15 Comments

Johnny Ward on a day of celebrations for Henry De Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore and Barry Geraghty.

Irish glory as De Bromhead and Coleman celebrate Cheltenham Arkle success
# Put The Kettle On
# Put The Kettle On

Irish glory as De Bromhead and Coleman celebrate Cheltenham Arkle success

Mar 10th 2020, 2:48 PM 5,598 Views 4 Comments

Prolific mare Put The Kettle On triumphed on the opening day.

3 top tips for Wednesday's racing at the Cheltenham Festival
# Racing
# Racing

3 top tips for Wednesday's racing at the Cheltenham Festival

Mar 10th 2020, 12:51 PM 12,454 Views 4 Comments

Altior won’t be defending his Champion Chase crown, but we’ve got Johnny Ward’s picks for you to consider.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 1
# Cheltenham 2020
# Cheltenham 2020

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 1

Mar 10th 2020, 12:30 PM 54,787 Views 16 Comments

The Champion Hurdle was the feature race on the opening day of the festival.

'There’s a part of me that has a fear of being born, growing up, living and dying in one small part of rural Ireland'
# Rising Son
# Rising Son

'There’s a part of me that has a fear of being born, growing up, living and dying in one small part of rural Ireland'

Mar 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,609 Views 3 Comments

Patrick Mullins discusses life as a jockey, working with his father, lessons from Ruby Walsh and plans for the future.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Mar 10th 2020, 6:15 AM 4,333 Views 4 Comments

Epatante is the favourite but who will win the feature race on the first day of the festival?

# cheltenham - Monday 9 March, 2020

Bookmakers know that defeat for Envoi Allen this week is massive in battle with punters
# Flawless
# Flawless

Bookmakers know that defeat for Envoi Allen this week is massive in battle with punters

Mar 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 4,063 Views 2 Comments

Not many top-level horses go their career unbeaten but the dream is alive for the Gordon Elliott-trained star, writes Johnny Ward.

Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue

Updated Mar 9th 2020, 1:58 PM 8,493 Views 9 Comments

Fears that Premier League games and Cheltenham Festival would be forced behind closed doors have eased – for now.

# cheltenham - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Ballymore bid for Envoi Allen as Gordon Elliott makes Cheltenham call
# Stick To The Plan
# Stick To The Plan

Ballymore bid for Envoi Allen as Gordon Elliott makes Cheltenham call

Mar 8th 2020, 5:00 PM 3,753 Views 2 Comments

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned six-year-old is unbeaten in seven starts to date.

Henderson reveals Altior is facing an 'uphill battle' to be ready for Cheltenham
# Lame
# Lame

Henderson reveals Altior is facing an 'uphill battle' to be ready for Cheltenham

Mar 8th 2020, 4:27 PM 2,516 Views 0 Comments

All had been set fair for a showdown with Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi on Wednesday.

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted
# Double Act
# Double Act

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted

Mar 8th 2020, 10:00 AM 42,205 Views 14 Comments

Robert Hall fronted RTÉ’s racing coverage for more than 30 years. Together with Ted Walsh, he formed a much-loved double act. They sat down to relive the highlights of a remarkable TV career.

# cheltenham - Saturday 7 March, 2020

13 Cheltenham tips from 13 well-known racing fans
# Fancies
# Fancies

13 Cheltenham tips from 13 well-known racing fans

Mar 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 9,882 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Ward hit the phones to ask the likes of Ken Doherty and Ivan Yates where their money is going next week.

# cheltenham - Friday 6 March, 2020

Sheikh Mohammed's bitter family dispute ruling may yet have major ramifications for racing
# Godolphin
# Godolphin

Sheikh Mohammed's bitter family dispute ruling may yet have major ramifications for racing

Mar 6th 2020, 2:22 PM 14,352 Views 7 Comments

The world of horse racing watched proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this week.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

UK government gives green light to Premier League and Cheltenham – for now
# All Systems Go
# All Systems Go

UK government gives green light to Premier League and Cheltenham – for now

Mar 4th 2020, 3:58 PM 6,517 Views 6 Comments

Crisis meeting in Downing Street over coronavirus ends with sporting bodies told to press ahead with events.

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