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Watch: Native River digs deep to edge out Might Bite in Cheltenham Gold Cup thriller

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 16:50
Native River saw off Might Bite to make all the running in what was an epic duel for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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Go with the flow and take 'River' to make the frame in blue riband

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 15:00
The final chapter of another epic week culminates with the apex of ambition for every aspiring racehorse owner. The ultimate dizzy dream is to win a Gold Cup. A new champion will emerge today.
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Watch: Farclas far too good in the Triumph for Gordon Elliott as favourite disappoints

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:52
Farclas opened his account over jumps with a gritty performance to land the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.
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Might Bite has Gold Cup class but needs to behave

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:00
Having owned some small shares in a couple of horses down through the years, it's definitely true to say that they are like humans, and all have their own personality.
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Fireworks ahead as we go head to head with Elliott and chase that elusive Gold Cup with intriguing quartet

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:00
Another incredible day for the yard and for the Irish challenge. Paul Townend stepped into Ruby Walsh's boots seamlessly and rode a double on Penhill and Laurina. We go into the last day 7-6 ahead of Gordon, so as always it will go right down to the wire. Expect fireworks.
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Cheltenham 2018 Day Four as it happened: Gordon Elliott lands Irish Independent top trainer award with final day double

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 11:58
Gordon Elliott provided the only two Irish winners on the final day of the Cheltenham festival with Farclas winning the Triumph Hurdle and Blow By Blow winning the Martin Pipe. Native River was a deserved winner of the Gold Cup after a titanic battle with Might Bite. Relive the racing action below.
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Vincent Hogan: Davy Russell's class a lesson in grace under pressure

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
It could be that he's bitter as a crab apple inside, that all the grace espoused is just a firewall against the most human of resentments, but Davy Russell's equanimity has begun turning into an elegant parable.
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Mullins secures Festival history but next generation breathing down his neck

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
It may only last for a day but Willie Mullins etched his place further into the history books yesterday by surpassing Nicky Henderson's all-time Cheltenham Festival winners tally as his unparalleled brilliance once again shone bright.
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Bookies breathe big sigh of relief

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
Bookmakers had their noses back in front after day three of the Cheltenham Festival swung the way of the layers.
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'Bite' set to grab Gold as Henderson eyes more history

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
Big prizes are nothing new to Nicky Henderson but the Seven Barrows handler has set his eyes on the most lucrative of them all when Might Bite goes for Gold in today's blue riband.
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O'Dwyer primes Jon Ess to turn the tables

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
Conor O'Dwyer will have revenge on his mind when he saddles Jon Ess for At The Races Handicap at Dundalk tonight.
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Greatrex's 'approach' denies Irish clean sweep

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:30
The home team avoided a whitewash on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival thanks to the courage of Missed Approach which made virtually all the running in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase.
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Cheltenham 2018 Day Four: All the top tips from our experts including a race-by-race guide

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 00:55
It's Gold Cup day at Cheltenham and here is your complete race guide and top tips from our experts.
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Watch: Penhill plunders Stayers Hurdle after 323-day absence in tremendous training performance from Willie Mullins

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 16:55
Penhill struck for the second year running at the Cheltenham Festival when springing a 12-1 surprise for trainer Willie Mullins in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle.
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Watch: Michael O'Leary finally wins the Ryanair Chase as Balko Des Flos stuns Un De Sceaux

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 16:14
Balko Des Flos gave Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud a first win the race he sponsors by storming home in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.
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Watch: Shattered Love lands massive gamble to give Gordon Elliott his fourth win of the week

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 15:00
Shattered Love gave trainer Gordon Elliott his fourth winner of the week at the Cheltenham Festival in the JLT Novices' Chase.
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Beat the Bookie: Bombproof Samcro can wing it for O'Leary and blow away rivals

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 14:30
Racing craves heroes - hyped horses that do their talking on the track. Unbeaten and unbeatable.
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Cheltenham Day Three as it happened: Ireland win six out of seven races to humiliate the home team

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 12:13
For the second day running, Ireland had six winners but this time we also picked up the feature on the card with Willie Mulllins' Penhill winning the Stayers Hurdle in style after a 323-day absense. A double for Willie, a treble for Gordon Elliott, a treble for Davy Russell who rode Balko Des Flos to victory in the Ryanair Chase, Laurina took the breath away in the mares' novice hurdle and Ireland won the Betbright Cup.
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Vincent Hogan: Ruby's 'understanding with pain' will be needed again

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 03:30
Six years ago, Ruby Walsh, Davy Russell and Barry Geraghty participated in a TG4 documentary, 'Jump Boys', focusing on the habitually dangerous lives led by National Hunt jockeys.
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Quiet 'genius' Kelly works his magic once again from modest Craughwell yard

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 03:30
Pat Kelly waves our microphones away like a man who's been interrupted doing the stations of the cross.
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