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Native River wins the Gold Cup after eipc duel with Might Bite

Filed on 17 Mar 2018 @ 15:18

Trainer Colin Tizzard teamed up with champion jockey Richard Johnson to land Friday's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Native River.

The 5/1 winner made the running until headed briefly at the second-last fence by 4/1 favourite Might Bite, but he was soon back on terms and pulled clear on the run-in to score by four and a half lengths. Four lengths behind Might Bite was Anibale Fly, 33/1.

Penhill lands the Stayers' Hurdle for Mullins

Filed on 16 Mar 2018 @ 11:03

The Willie Mullins-trained Penhill became the first horse to win the G1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and the G1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle following an impressive success under Paul Townend in the three-mile championship event.

Balko Des Flos adds to Russell's tally in the Ryanair

Filed on 16 Mar 2018 @ 11:02

Davy Russell recorded a 62/1 double on day three of the Cheltenham Festival following the impressive victory of Balko Des Flos in the G1 Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday.

Successful aboard Delta Work in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle earlier, Russell delivered a confident ride aboard 8/1 chance Balko Des Flos, who travelled kindly throughout the two mile and five furlong event.

Altior rallies to surge clear in the Champion Chase

Filed on 16 Mar 2018 @ 11:00

Nicky Henderson's brilliant Altior proved himself the king of two-milers when running out an emphatic winner of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

Ridden by Nico De Boinville for owner Patricia Pugh, the eight-year-old even-money winner beat Min (5/2) and Gods Own (40/1) by seven lengths and 11 lengths. Fancied Douvan fell four fences from the finish when travelling well in the lead, and while Altior had been under pressure running down the hill he produced a turbo surge and ran away from his rivals in the home straight.

Samcro lands the odds in the Ballymore Hurdle

Filed on 16 Mar 2018 @ 10:57

The talking horse of this year's Festival, the Gordon Elliott-trained Samcro justified the hype with a scintillating performance in the G1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle, the first race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

Buveur D'Air doubles up in the Champion Hurdle

Filed on 14 Mar 2018 @ 07:57

Seven Barrows maestro Nicky Henderson recorded his 59th victory at the Cheltenham Festival following a record seventh success in the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle following Buveur D'Air's game win in the two-mile championship contest.

Walsh to the fore with Footpad in the Arkle

Filed on 13 Mar 2018 @ 16:17

The Willie Mullins-trained Footpad emulated stable companions Douvan and Un De Sceaux with a scintillating performance in the £175,000 Racing Post Arkle Novices' Chase, the second race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.

Summerville Boy lands the Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Filed on 13 Mar 2018 @ 16:13

Summerville Boy snatched victory in the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival 2018, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, in the last few strides of the race. The Tom George-trained six-year-old, a 9/1 shot, beat Kalashnikov, who led nearly all the way up the final hill, by a neck.

Frankel's Elarqam on target for the 2000 Guineas

Filed on 8 Mar 2018 @ 10:45

A top class and highly international entry of 69 colts, including 15 from Ireland and five from France, has been received for the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas which takes place at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket on Saturday, 5th May.

Buveur D'Air heads 15 in the Champion Hurdle

Filed on 8 Mar 2018 @ 10:42

Last year's winner Buveur D'Air heads 15, including one supplementary entry, going for glory in the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle over an extended two miles, at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Buveur D'Air (Nicky Henderson), one of three Unibet Champion Hurdle contenders for The Festival's leading owner J P McManus, is the 8/15 market leader with Unibet as he bids to land back-to-back renewals of the two-mile hurdling championship.

Talismanic heads to Dubai after Prix Darshaan victory

Filed on 6 Mar 2018 @ 15:49

The Andre Fabre-trained Talismanic (Medaglia d'Oro) ran out an emphatic winner of the Prix Darshaan at Chantilly on Tuesday, showing his wellbeing before a tilt at the Dubai World Cup at Meydan later this month.

The New One set to step up to three miles at Cheltenham

Filed on 23 Feb 2018 @ 14:45

Cheltenham specialist The New One is set for his 15th start at the track in the G1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle on Thursday, March 15. It will be his first attempt at three miles and seventh appearance at The Festival.

Cue Card retains Gold Cup and Ryanair options

Filed on 23 Feb 2018 @ 14:44

Colin Tizzard, who believes stable stalwart Cue Card is back to his best form, said on Wednesday that no decision had been made about which race the evergreen 12-year-old will go for at The Festival next month.

Footpad heads Cheltenham novice entries

Filed on 23 Feb 2018 @ 14:42

The latest acceptors for the championship novices' chases and novices' hurdles for the Cheltenham Festival have been unveiled.

Favourite Getabird (Willie Mullins IRE), rated 164p with Timeform, heads 53 confirmations for The Festival curtain-raiser, the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m) on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13.

Altior and Buveur D'Air head Henderson's strong Cheltenham team

Filed on 23 Feb 2018 @ 14:36

Nicky Henderson paraded his leading hopes for The Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday with Buveur D'Air and My Tent Or Yours, first and second in last year's Unibet Champion Hurdle which is their target again, Might Bite, the 2017 RSA Novices' Chase victor, who is going for the feature Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Altior, successful last year in the Racing Post Arkle Novices' Chase and now targeting the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, and unbeaten juvenile hurdler Apple's Shikara who tackles the JCB Triumph Hurdle all on display.

Thetis and Smoulder head Tattersalls February opener

Filed on 2 Feb 2018 @ 16:15

There were fireworks on the opening day of the Tattersalls February Sale with THETIS and SMOULDER setting a new sale record when selling for 550,000 guineas apiece. Turnover on the day was 3,992,650 guineas for the 145 lots sold, at an average of 27,536 guineas and a median of 5,500 guineas.

Blaklion heads 105 entries in the Grand National

Filed on 31 Jan 2018 @ 14:01

Ante-post favourite Blaklion headlines 105 entries for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 - the 171st running - details of which are revealed today.

Last year's fourth Blaklion, one of six entries for dual Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, looked as good as ever on his latest start as he powered to a nine-length victory over The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey, 20/1 with Betway) in the G3 Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase (3m 2f) over the Grand National fences on December 9. He is the 10/1 favourite with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival.

Definitly Red states Gold Cup credentials in Cotswold Chase

Filed on 31 Jan 2018 @ 13:57

Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham on Saturday delivered great racing and notable success for two female jockeys - Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly.

The feature race, the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase, went to Northern challenger Definitly Red who will be back at Cheltenham in March for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on the fourth and final day of The Festival.

Footpad and Sceau Royal head Festival novice chase entries

Filed on 26 Jan 2018 @ 10:10

Entries for the three Grade One championship novices' chases at the Cheltenham Festival - the Racing Post Arkle Novices' Chase, the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase and the JLT Novices' Chase, have been unveiled.

Criquette Head-Maarek to retire from training

Filed on 22 Jan 2018 @ 10:31

Criquette Head-Maarek has announced she is to retire after a highly-successful training career lasting over 40 years that has seen her horses win the French 1000 Guineas seven times, the French Oaks three times and the French 2000 Guineas and Derby once each. Head-Maarek also won the English 1000 Guineas four times.

Un De Sceaux bounds clear for third Clarence House victory

Filed on 22 Jan 2018 @ 10:28

The Willie Mullins-trained Un De Sceaux won the Grade One Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase at Ascot for the third time when pulling clear of his rivals to beat Speredek by seven lengths on Saturday.

The New One gets up to win fourth Champion Hurdle Trial

Filed on 22 Jan 2018 @ 10:22

The New One won the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial for the fourth time at Haydock on Saturday, but the 10-year-old, who was conceding 6lb to each of his three rivals, had to dug deep to get the better of Ch'Tibello.

Gold Coast Yearling Sale concludes with record aggregate

Filed on 15 Jan 2018 @ 11:22

The 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday as the highest ever grossing yearling auction in Southern Hemisphere history.

A filly by Snitzel became the ninth individual lot to sell for $1 million or more when she was knocked down to New South Wales trainer Mark Newnham during the final session for $1.1 million.

Milansbar surges clear in Warwick's Classic Chase

Filed on 15 Jan 2018 @ 11:19

The Neil King-trained Milansbar ran out an emphatic winner of the Betfred Classic Handicap Chase at Warwick on Saturday, giving rider Bryony Frosty another high-profile winner.

The 11-year-old was prominent throughout and pulled further clear in the straight to pass the post 11 lengths clear of Cogry.