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# cheltenham - Monday 11 March, 2019

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Widow of trainer who took his own life aiming to continue his legacy with Cheltenham success

After the tragic loss of her husband Richard last year, Kayley Woollacott acquired a trainer’s licence and now she’s got Lalor running in the Arkle.

4 things to look out for on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival

Willie Mullins is on the brink of history as the action gets underway at Prestbury Park tomorrow.

Katie Walsh: My picks for the Cheltenham Festival

The retired jockey gives her thoughts on the eve of the opening race.

# cheltenham - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Head of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham

Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House.

McCoy: 'There’s days where I’d give anything to go back and ride at Cheltenham'

AP McCoy on the magic of the Cheltenham Festival.

# cheltenham - Friday 8 March, 2019

3 tips to get your Cheltenham week off to a great start

In the first instalment of Heed Your Hunch, Thom Malone lays out his picks for Day One of this year’s festival.

Sheer grit: Blackmore aiming for big Festival week in race for historic champion jockey title

The 29-year-old sits second in the jockeys’ table in Ireland.

# cheltenham - Thursday 7 March, 2019

O'Brien 'confident' Triumph Hurdle favourite will recover in time for Cheltenham

The trainer revealed today that Sir Erec has suffered a stone bruise.

Why this could be a myth-busting year at Cheltenham

Follow Willie with the Fillies? Thom Malone breaks down the key trends.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Cheltenham course 'good to soft' after heavy overnight rainfall six days out from Festival

The clerk of the course expects the weather to remain unsettled for the week.

# cheltenham - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Woods Well on track for Cheltenham success, while Harrington weighs up options ahead of April's Gold Cup

With Cheltenham looming, Donn McClean assesses the challengers after a busy weekend of racing action.

# cheltenham - Friday 1 March, 2019

Weekend tips: finding the value in pre-Cheltenham 'black hole'

Thom Malone runs the rule over the weekend’s runners and riders.

Johnny Ward: Easy to lose your marbles on annual Festival preview circuit

Making predictions, sharing gossip and enjoying a couple of pints in the run up to the Prestbury Park.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

2018 Stayers' Hurdle winner ruled out of title defence at Cheltenham

Penhill was bidding for a third successive victory at the course.

Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy will not fail on fitness front, insists Davy Russell

Trainer Pat Kelly has wrapped the Cheltenham hopeful in cotton wool.

# cheltenham - Monday 25 February, 2019

Arkle favourite to miss Cheltenham after being ruled out for the rest of the season

Le Richebourg had impressed in two recent wins at Leopardstown.

# cheltenham - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Rathvinden takes full advantage of Presenting Percy's absence to clinch Bobbyjo Chase

The Willie Mullins-trained 11-year-old benefited after 6-4f Magic Of Light unseated Robbie Power.

# cheltenham - Monday 18 February, 2019

Samcro a possible runner in Stayers at Cheltenham

The Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old was found to have a deep-rooted lung infection.

# cheltenham - Thursday 14 February, 2019

De Bromhead-trained Monalee set to race against Gold Cup favourite this weekend

Balko des Flos, meanwhile, is being rested ahead of a bid for back-to-back Ryanair Chase wins.

# cheltenham - Saturday 9 February, 2019

O'Brien's Band of Outlaws moves into Cheltenham contention with impressive Naas showing

It looks like it will be a successful March for the Irish trainer.

# cheltenham - Friday 8 February, 2019

Quick action and 'war-room of vets' can restrict equine flu effects, racing chief insists

British Racing boss Nick Rust is confident of avoiding a long-term shutdown.

# cheltenham - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

2017 Gold Cup winner to miss Leopardstown this weekend due to the ground

Sizing John’s much anticipated return has been further delayed.

# cheltenham - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Espoir D'Allen moves into Cheltenham Champion Hurdle contention with impressive Naas showing

Barry Geraghty also hit a remarkable milestone.

# cheltenham - Saturday 26 January, 2019

1-2 for Joseph O'Brien in Cheltenham opener

Fakir D’Oudairies moved to the head of ante-post lists for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after dominating his rivals.

# cheltenham - Friday 25 January, 2019

Champion Hurdle hopeful will aim to maintain unbeaten run this season at Naas on Sunday

The JP McManus-owned horse has been declared for the five-runner Limestone Lad Hurdle.

# cheltenham - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Back in action - Presenting Percy makes winning return for Davy Russell as hopes for Gold Cup grow

Pat Kelly’s charge was last seen in action in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham last March.

# cheltenham - Friday 11 January, 2019

2017 Cheltenham Festival winner put down after surgery

Willoughby Court was the winner of the 2017 Neptune Management Novices’ Hurdle.

# cheltenham - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Cheltenham favourite sidelined for rest of season with hairline leg fracture

Master Dino sustained the injury last Sunday.

# cheltenham - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Brain Power a class above as he storms to victory at Cheltenham

The New One was pulled up before the last at the Unibet International Hurdle this afternoon.

# cheltenham - Thursday 19 April, 2018

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Horse dies at Cheltenham as UK temperatures soar to record levels

Dame Rose collapsed and died after finishing fourth in the mares’ novices hurdle.

# cheltenham - Monday 2 April, 2018

How working with Gary Neville prepared Ed Chamberlin to become the face of horse racing

The former Sky Sports presenter talks to The42 about his role in ITV’s racing coverage.

# cheltenham - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture

The 38-year-old suffered the injury at Cheltenham last week but is hopeful he will be fit to ride at Punchestown next month.

# cheltenham - Friday 16 March, 2018

Jockey dislocates her shoulder, pops it back in, wins her first Cheltenham race

Harriet Tucker had an eventful final few furlongs.

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The hosts and bookies bounce back on day four of Cheltenham

There was less Irish at Prestbury Park today.

As it happened: Day 4 of Cheltenham

We had all the action from Prestbury Park.

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy the final day of Cheltenham

And hopefully pick you a winner.

# cheltenham - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Six from seven for the Irish on day three at Cheltenham

Gigginstown took the first two Grade Ones today.

As it happened: Day 3 of Cheltenham 2018

We had all the action from Prestbury Park.