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Shishkin sizzles while Mania bounces back

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
It was a day for the Irish with five winners as Cheltenham kicked into gear, but Shishkin (4/9 favourite) kept the home flag flying when delivering the latest exhibition of his class in yesterday’s Arkle.
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I had to retire so young as a jockey, – it broke my heart for many years

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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Some Neck’s ‘great set of lungs’ are making McConnell dream big

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
For romantics of the game a grey can blind the wandering eye to trouble, but John McConnell knew full well the eccentricities that Some Neck would be bringing to his yard.
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Kennedy and Foster save day for bookies after ‘Tears’ pips hotpot

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 03:30
It was a day for punters as three Festival bankers delivered on the opening day at Cheltenham, but bookmakers were spared a massive payout when Concertista (10/11 favourite) was just touched off in the Mares’ Hurdle.
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Cheltenham Day Two: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Mullins eyes elusive Champion Chase

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 21:44
There are not too many big races left that have eluded Willie Mullins, but despite ten attempts, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.05) is still missing from his CV.
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'She's class' - AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh hail Rachael Blackmore after becoming first female jockey to win Champion Hurdle

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 16:30
Anthony McCoy believes Rachael Blackmore could "very easily" be a future champion jockey after she made history with victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
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Black Tears foils Concerta in Mares' Hurdle to give Denise Foster first Cheltenham winner

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 14:47
Black Tears got up in the final strides to give trainer Denise Foster a first Cheltenham Festival winner in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle.
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WATCH: Patrick Mullins talks through his Day One Cheltenham tips

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 12:39
It's Day One at Cheltenham. Our man Patrick Mullins may not be riding at this year's Festival, but he will still be providing all his insights and top daily tips. Here he is alongside the legendary Faugheen ahead of day one.
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Horseracing is blessed to be able to turn to Willie Mullins to author a powerful message of redemption

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 10:56
IF this is to be the week when racing gallops out of its self-made darkness, then there could not be a more convincing figure than Willie Mullins to bear the torch.
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Honeysuckle to bloom and Mullins magic - Michael Verney's race-by-race guide to day one of the Festival

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
The battle of the mares lights up the opening day of a Cheltenham Festival like no other with 2020 Champion Hurdle winner Epatante putting her title on the line against Honeysuckle.
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How the look of this Festival will differ from others

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Who will be allowed into the racecourse?
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Willie Mullins has the sizzling-hot favourite for the Supreme Novices Hurdle and we really Appreciate It

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
We kick off the week with a sizzling-hot favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.20) – the appropriately named in these times, Appreciate It.
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'We've literally been frozen out, entitled to nothing...A lot of people have remortgaged houses to stay afloat'

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Their factory floor has been silent for a calendar year now and, from where they’re standing, nobody cares a whoop.
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Mullins’ galaxy of stars primed to dominate at Cheltenham Festival  

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Willie Mullins is bidding for total domination at this week’s Cheltenham Festival with the Closutton maestro set to saddle the favourite in at least half of the 28 races at the four-day extravaganza.
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Goshen can deliver sweet atonement for Moore team

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
There are a number of scenarios which could emerge from today’s Unibet Champion Hurdle at this quietest and quirkiest of Festivals, chief among them being the first female-ridden winner of the race if the mare Honeysuckle and Rachael Blackmore oblige.
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Bookies still expect to have bumper week despite lack on-course betting due to the pandemic

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
Bookmakers are still priming themselves for a bumper Cheltenham Festival, despite betting shops being closed and the absence of racegoers and on-course betting due to the pandemic. The layers do not expect the current situation will prevent the four days of the meeting from being the biggest in the calendar.
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‘I haven’t had a runner in it yet, but the Gold Cup is the best of the best’

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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‘A horrendous, catastrophic, unbelievably stupid error’

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 03:30
The invitation arrives to spend a morning at Seven Barrows, Nicky Henderson’s pastoral idyll and the equine equivalent of The Shelbourne, for a timely reminder of what it means to respect an animal. For 16 days, racing has been battered by the scandal unleashed by a picture of Gordon Elliott sitting astride a dead horse, and nobody is more pained than the normally avuncular Henderson, given the shadow it has cast over his beloved Cheltenham Festival.
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