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‘The bookies got educated today’ - Cheltenham Day Two saw upsets, Ladies Day style and a week off school for John Gleeson to ride a winner

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:30
Mud-splattered and triumphant as he stood on the podium, it had not sunk in for 18-year-old John Gleeson that he had just ridden a winner in his first ever Cheltenham race – even before he sits his Leaving Cert later this year.
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85-year-old trainer John Kiely and teenage rider John Gleeson combine for aptly-named A Dream To Share win

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 03:00
There was a fairytale finale to day two as Leaving Certificate student John Gleeson made his first Cheltenham ride a winning one to provide legendary Waterford trainer John Kiely with his maiden Festival winner on the aptly-named A Dream To Share (7/2).
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Cheltenham Day Three: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as So Scottish looks primed to grab Plate Handicap

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 21:00
He may not have the same firepower as his uncle Willie, but trainer Emmet Mullins knows how to get the best out of what he has in his yard, particularly when sending horses to handicaps in Britain.
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Flamboyant hotelier parties in Cheltenham after ‘best day of his life’ with the Real Whacker

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 18:24
FLAMBOYANT hotelier Davy Mann is used to turning heads.
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Willie Mullins hails 'brilliant' Energumene after Queen Mother Champion Chase win

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 17:52
Energumene defended his Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase crown in imperious style at Cheltenham - routing the opposition to become the first back-to-back winner of the day two feature since Altior in 20018 and 2019.
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Cheltenham Day Two: Gordon Elliott's Delta Work wins Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 15:01
Delta Work defended his Glenfarclas Chase title as Gordon Elliott won the Cheltenham Festival cross-country feature for the fifth time in seven years.
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Watch: Honeysuckle connections soak up Cheltenham Festival fairytale finale

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 13:46
There was a fairytale ending to the Honeysuckle story yesterday as the mighty mare finished her career in fitting fashion with a emotionally-fuelled win at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Patrick Mullins nominates Gaelic Warrior as the banker today at Cheltenham Festival

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 12:23
Patrick Mullins has predicted that Gaelic Warrior will kick off day two of the Cheltenham Festival in great style for Team Mullins in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (1.30).
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Cheltenham 2023: Day Two race card, top tips from the track, TV details and everything you need to know

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 08:00
The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle will start the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Eight of the last nine winners were Irish trained.
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Cheltenham 2023: Honeysuckle steals the show . . . with a hand from above

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
The mare signed off as if resenting the attention, hind legs tossing out recalcitrant jabs as the noise around her became an animate, living thing.
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Constitution Hill already a ‘greatest ever’ contender with Champion Hurdle cruise

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
Constitution Hill, lived up all the hype. Backed into 4/11 favourite, he put up an otherworldly performance to run out one of the easiest winners ever of the Unibet Champion Hurdle and, in terms of ability if not yet accomplishments, put himself up among the greatest jumpers of all time.
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‘I wouldn’t swap Hewick for any horse in world – I can’t wait for the Gold Cup’

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
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Gaelic Warrior can get timing right in battle that will go right to the wire

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
Impaire Et Passe is a big, black, beautiful eye-catching horse. He caught plenty of them when bolting up on his debut in Naas and confirmed the impression when dropped down in trip in the Moscow Flyer. Stepping back up in distance in the Ballymore will suit him well.
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Ice-cool Michael O’Sullivan and ‘Constitution’ wear the crown of kings after glittering exploits

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
Constitution Hill wowed in the Champion Hurdle to justify his superstar status, but there may also be a new king in the saddle after Michael O’Sullivan announced himself on the game’s biggest stage with a sensational 103.5/1 double.
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Emotions swirl around the winner’s enclosure at Cheltenham on a bittersweet day for the De Bromhead family

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:30
So many golden days, so many legendary stories – but who could have written this one? Rachael Blackmore wanted Honeysuckle to go out on a high with “one more big day”.
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Edwardstone to soar in Champion Chase while ‘Gerri’ is primed to conquer for Gordon Elliott

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 03:00
All eyes will be on Energumene with Willie Mullins’ nine-year-old bidding to make it back-to-back successes as the Champion Chase headlines day two at Cheltenham.
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‘He has nothing to achieve’ – Michael O’Leary says he wishes jockey Davy Russell had never come out of retirement

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 21:05
Michael O’Leary has said he wished his former retained jockey, multiple Grand National winner Davy Russell had “stayed retired”.
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Cheltenham Day Two: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Edwardstone looks ready to claim Champion Chase

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 21:00
I’ve always loved the Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30), a real test of speed, jumping and accuracy. It’s what proper National Hunt racing is all about.
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