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#The42 Racing

# the42-racing - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Tiger Roll set for Grand National repeat in bid to emulate the legendary Red Rum AIM

Tiger Roll set for Grand National repeat in bid to emulate the legendary Red Rum

The nine-year-old is almost certain to return to Aintree.

# the42-racing - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Eddie O'Leary remains coy over Tiger Roll's Grand National participation

The Cross Country Chase winner at Cheltenham may yet defend his crown on 6 April.

# the42-racing - Friday 15 March, 2019

Weekend tips: Value At Risk worth a look in post-Festival comedown

Thom Malone runs the rule over the weekend’s runners and riders, in the wake of a dramatic week.

Willie Mullins: 'I haven't let the Gold Cup burrow into my mind but now it's arrived it's fantastic'

Al Boum Photo’s victory helped lift the mood after Sir Erec’s death earlier in the day.

Al Boum Photo delivers a first Cheltenham Gold Cup for Willie Mullins

The leading trainer had finished second in the race six times.

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

It’s the climax of the week’s racing at Prestbury Park.

# the42-racing - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Donn McClean's Day 3 review: The Sport of Queens and Fehily's final ride

There was reminiscing and there were emotions – the third day had a sprinkling of everything.

'It's time to let the young lads get on with it' - emotional Fehily reveals Cheltenham farewell after 50-1 winner

Noel Fehily triumphed today in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

Johnny Ward's Day 3 verdict: No Festival for old men... unless you're Barry Geraghty

There was some inspirational displays at Prestbury Park today.

Bryony Frost seals landmark win on Frodon in epic Ryanair Chase

‘He grabbed me by the hands and said don’t you dare give up.’

Brilliant start to the day for Geraghty and JP with double at Cheltenham

Defi Du Seuil and Sire Du Berlais took the opening two races on the third day.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 3

The Stayers’ Hurdle was the feature race on the third day of the festival.

4 things to look out for on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival

It’s St Patrick’s Thursday at Prestbury Park.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Johnny Ward's Day 2 verdict: British racing bosses doing their best to bring an end to the sport

There was another day of drama and emotion in the Cotswolds, meanwhile.

'It's a disgrace' - McCoy seethes at Cheltenham ban for Irish amateur jockeys Fury This post contains videos

'It's a disgrace' - McCoy seethes at Cheltenham ban for Irish amateur jockeys

Declan Lavery is among those banned for acting against the welfare of their horse.

Relief for Gordon Elliott as Tiger Roll trumps cross-country rivals again

Keith Donoghue was onboard for a seriously impressive display.

'Absolute warrior' Altior takes Champion Chase at Cheltenham

The 18-race unbeaten run equals that of staying hurdler Big Buck’s between 2009-13.

City Island wins the Ballymore for Brassil and Walsh

It’s a first Festival win for trainer Martin Brassil.

Altior poised to continue remarkable run with another Queen Mother victory

If he can now retain that title his unbeaten run will be extended to 18 races, the jumping world record held by Big Buck’s.

Cheltenham gets the go-ahead after early inspection

Forecasted high winds had threatened the card.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Donn McClean reviews a dramatic Day 1 at Cheltenham

Wins for Espoir D’Allen, Roksana and Klassical Dream were among the highlights.

Johnny Ward's Day 1 verdict: Ruby lives to fight another day as Blackmore breaks through

It was an afternoon of high emotion at Prestbury Park.

4 things to look out for on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival

After a hugely dramatic opening card, here’s what’s coming up tomorrow.

Espoir D'Allen wins the Champion Hurdle for Gavin Cromwell

Buveur D’Air’s reign ended when he fell early in the race.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 1

Look back at all the action from Prestbury Park.

Duc leads home a 1-2-3 for Ireland in Arkle

It’s been a dream start for trainer Willie Mullins.

'If you stand in front of the mirror with a pink tie and a black shirt and you think you look well – you can’t coach him'

Ted Walsh and Patrick Mullins sat down with The42 for an extensive chat about coaching, Christy Ring and life ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Champion Buveur D’Air is expected to be challenged strongly by Apples Jade and Laurina.

# the42-racing - Monday 11 March, 2019

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.

# the42-racing - Friday 8 March, 2019

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.

# the42-racing - 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.

# the42-racing - 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.

# the42-racing - 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.

'A week or two too soon': Gordon Elliott confirms Samcro's Cheltenham absence

‘At the best of times you’ve got to be absolutely spot on for Cheltenham,’ the trainer said in his column for Betfair.

# the42-racing - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Navan trainer Meade lands trio of victories, while Gordon Elliott's Woods Well celebrates feature at Leopardstown

Three favourites and three wins for Noel Meade at this afternoon’s meet.

# the42-racing - 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.

# the42-racing - 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.

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