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Profile: Ireland’s new sporting hero Rachael Blackmore becomes racing's most prized possession

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 19:46
RACING is usually all about pedigree, but jockey Rachael Blackmore has bucked that trend in sensational fashion yet again with the past four days at the Cheltenham Festival proving her crowning glory.
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'Getting an award from AP McCoy in the shape of Ruby Walsh – that’s crazy' - Rachael Blackmore caps stunning week with top prize

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 18:30
A stunning week for Rachael Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival was completed on Friday as she became the first woman to secure the coveted top jockeys’ award.
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'I can't believe it, this is what I've dreamt of since I was a child' - Minella Indo and Jack Kennedy romp in Gold Cup

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 16:27
Minella Indo edged out A Plus Tard to give trainer Henry de Bromhead a one-two in the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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‘Photo’ ready for his close-up but A Plus Tard will make him earn it

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Heroes are not always who we think they are. Al Boum Photo kept his identity as a possible three-time Gold Cup winner hidden for a long time.
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‘Shy’ Foxhunters king It Came To Pass returns to Cheltenham without the woman who changed him

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Her words assemble slowly into the lines of a love-letter almost as Maxine O’Sullivan explores the stabbing loneliness she will feel as It Came To Pass returns to the valley without her.
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Michael Verney's Day Four guide - A Plus Tard can strike Gold

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
He may not be acclaimed with the same fanfare as other multiple winners like Best Mate or Arkle, but Al Boum Photo has the opportunity to follow in their hooves if Willie Mullins’ stable star lands a third Gold Cup at Cheltenham today.
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Punter’s £250,000 cash-out avoids the heartbreak of Envoi Allen fall at Cheltenham

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Punter Paul Dean proved to have made a wise decision yesterday when he opted for a partial cash out of £250,000 on his remarkable £5 accumulator.
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Rachael Blackmore shines again as magical Allaho leaves Willie Mullins ‘gobsmacked’

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
When legends of the game like Ruby Walsh and Tony McCoy are hailing her as the best jockey in the land, it must be true as Rachael Blackmore continued her scintillating Festival with yet another big-race double.
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‘Porter’ floors rivals to land Stayers’ prize after Mullins steps in late

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Lying would have been the easiest thing for Jonathan Moore to do, but passing himself fit to ride when he knew that was anything but the case was something he simply couldn’t contemplate and Danny Mullins was the one to profit from his selflessness with Stayers’ Hurdle glory aboard Flooring Porter (12/1).
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Blackmore dreaming of Gold Cup as crowning glory

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore was left “pinching” herself after a dream week at the Cheltenham Festival continued with a big-race double leaving her in pole position to be crowned leading jockey at the marquee meeting.
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Cheltenham Day Four: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Al Boum Photo bids for greatness

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 21:25
Near the parade ring at Cheltenham, there’s a statue of Dawn Run, which won the Gold Cup (3.05) for trainer Paddy Mullins in 1986 under Jonjo O’Neill and this incredible mare is still the only horse to do the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup double.
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Dominant Irish retain Prestbury Cup with nine races to spare

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 19:07
There was a time when the Irish ‘Banker of the Week’ was often the sole hope of an entire nation at the Cheltenham Festival but that tag doesn’t carry quite as much weight in the modern day as Ireland secured yet another Prestbury Cup this afternoon with nine races to spare.
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The Shunter wins €116k bonus for connections with victory in Paddy Power Plate

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 18:22
The Shunter won a £100,000 bonus for his connections when beating 20 rivals in the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Flooring Porter powers to all-the-way Stayers' Hurdle success

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 16:51
Danny Mullins finally got his first Cheltenham Festival winner when making the most of a chance ride on Flooring Porter in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.
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Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 15:20
Chantry House took the Marsh Novices’ Chase after Envoi Allen’s untimely and unexpected early exit in the opening race on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.
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