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Supreme Novices Hurdle 2021

The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is one of the most popular races held at the Cheltenham Festival. Highly anticipated, it is the race that opens the Festival and while we may not hear the Cheltenham Roar in 2021, that will not dampen the spirits of connections who all want to bag the first race and get […]

Commander could Begin Campaign in Hennessy Gold Cup

The tremendously popular 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander may well have his first outing of the season in the ultra-competitive Grade 3 Hennessy Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Newbury on November 30. With the exception of last April’s Grand National – in which he pulled up when behind at Becher’s on the second […]

Cheltenham Set for £45m Upgrade

It was announced on Thursday 19 July that Cheltenham Racecourse had received approval for planning permission of a £45 million redevelopment project. The approval was given to the racecourse by Cheltenham Borough Council after the Jockey’s Club worked on their plans to ensure that they would be accepted. The aim is to improve the overall […]

Sherlock Delivers Significant Cheltenham Bumper Clue

You would not have had to be a genius to figure out that the horse that bolted up in a Towcester bumper recently has all the attributes of a potential star performer in the sphere. Red Sherlock is his name, and the rave reviews he received from pundits giving tips for Cheltenham 2013 offer a […]

The Gold Cup & Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival is one of the most prestigious races in the United Kingdom. This festival is popular and draws all types of jockeys and horses, with the amount of prize money being second to the Grand National race. Taking place every year in March, The Racing Festival is held in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire […]

RSA Favourite Crus Looking Just Grand

The excitement amongst the connections of the hugely talented Grand Crus after David Pipe’s grey had bolted up in the Grade 1 Feltham Novices Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day was palpable around the winners enclosure at the Sunbury track and it is surely going to take a very good horse indeed to lower […]

Destroyer Closing In On Seasonal Return

Trainer Tim Vaughan reports that last season’s very smart bumper performer Destroyer Deployed should make his hurdles bow in January ahead of an anticipated bid for one of the staying novice hurdle events at the Cheltenham Festival in March, writes Elliot Slater. The five-year-old ran a tremendous race at last season’s Cheltenham Festival in defying […]

Ruby Walsh

Finding success at racing horses comes naturally to Ruby Walsh. The Irish jockey is the son of legendary amateur jockey Ted Walsh and has become a legend in his own right with a string of victories on the racetrack. To date, Walsh has ridden more than 1400 winners while competing as a jockey. This number […]

Owner Doesn’t Rate Ghizao’s Arkle Chances

In a frank, but for those with a financial interest in the horse, rather worrying interview with The Times on Tuesday, Andy Stewart, joint-owner of leading Irish Independent Arkle Chase contender Ghizao, suggested that he does not believe his horse is good enough to win the two-mile novice chasing crown, writes Elliot Slater. Stewart’s comments […]

La Vedette continues on the upgrade

Irish trainer Colm Murphy has issued an upbeat bulletin regarding the wellbeing of his smart mare Voler La Vedette, third to Quevega in last year’s David Nicholson Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and likely to have another crack at her old adversary in the 2011 renewal later on this term, writes Elliot Slater. The […]