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'It would be a fairytale for her to win at Cheltenham again' – Honeysuckle camp confident of Festival success in swansong

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 18:59
Retirement beckons for Honeysuckle no matter what the result of the 2023 Mares' Hurdle is but connections of Henry de Bromhead's superstar are confident that she can go out on a high at Cheltenham tomorrow.
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What time does it start, what channel and everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Festival

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 10:00
THE roar will rattle the tea cups across the Cotswolds signalling the start of the Cheltenham racing festival.
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‘Whether it’s Downpatrick or Cheltenham I want to win’ – Gordon Elliot determined as ever

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 03:30
Most would try to downplay the pressure heading into the biggest week in jumps racing, but Gordon Elliott ramps it up instead.
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Incredible scenes as jockey Liam Burke (66) overcomes two knee replacements to secure first win since 1988

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 20:59
There was an extraordinary story to the closing bumper at Limerick today as 66-year-old jockey/trainer Liam Burke ended a 35-year wait for a winner when storming to success aboard Teuchters Glory (9/2).
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A racing rivalry in name only - why Irish-trained horses are set to dominate Cheltenham again

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 03:30
The future of Cheltenham, to paraphrase George Orwell, is an Irish riding boot stamping on an English face forever. An Irish invasion which has been the making of the Festival may eventually become the breaking of it.
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Still chasing that winning feeling

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 03:30
It has been an excellent season to date for Daryl Jacob, one with a new twist that has brought him back to home fires more often than at any time since he departed Enniscorthy for England 20 years ago.
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Doctor Bravo can deliver the goods

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 03:30
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‘I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life. Every kid watching Cheltenham on TV wants to go,’ says jockey Jody Townend

Sat, 11/03/2023 - 03:30
“It was quite a big knock-out,” is how jockey Jody Townend describes the horrific fall in 2018 in which she broke her back and endured nine months away from what she loves to do best.
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‘Percy’ primed for first win over fences for Henry de Bromhead

Sat, 11/03/2023 - 03:30
We’ve a few decent races in Ireland this weekend before the big guns are sent across the water to the Cheltenham Festival.
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Salsada looks to have tasty value in the Imperial Cup at Sandown for Brian Ellison

Sat, 11/03/2023 - 03:30
This column suffered a poor run of form lately, where decent-priced winners were hard to come by.
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Mixed fortunes on weather front for UK race meetings

Wed, 08/03/2023 - 11:45
Freezing temperatures overnight forced Catterick officials to abandon Wednesday's card but there was better news for Fontwell, Lingfield, and eventually, Kempton.
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‘Ha’ can have last laugh while Elliott eyes Dubai sprint contest

Sat, 04/03/2023 - 03:30
Goedon Elliott will be gunning for glory at the Cheltenham Festival in the coming weeks, but the Meath trainer will spend this weekend in Dubai as he eyes a piece of the sizeable Meydan pie.
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Lee’s ‘Lion’ can roar to success in Kelso contest

Sat, 04/03/2023 - 03:30
It seems bizarre in today’s modern world, but until the 1960s, women were not allowed to train racehorses, at least officially.
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Businessman John Reddington, who cheated death falling from his horse, hopes to ride at Cheltenham at the age of 50

Sat, 04/03/2023 - 03:30
There’s more than one kind of fairytale at Cheltenham – and it doesn’t get any better than an Irish jockey making his debut at the grand age of half-a-century.
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Jack Kennedy ruled out of Cheltenham with Davy Russell primed to lead Gordon Elliott’s Festival team

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 14:28
Injury has ruled Jack Kennedy out of this year's Cheltenham Festival after the Kerry jockey lost his race against time to be fit for the Cotswolds.
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Flooring Porter ‘on target’ for Cheltenham Stayers’ Hurdle hat-trick bid

Tue, 28/02/2023 - 19:12
Flooring Porter is "on target" for a Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle hat-trick bid, according to trainer Gavin Cromwell.
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'We mightn’t have enough jockeys to ride in the English National' – Gordon Elliott slams controversial UK whip rules

Mon, 27/02/2023 - 15:58
Gordon Elliott reckons that “we mightn’t have enough jockeys to ride in the English National" in the wake of the "scary" whip rules which came into effect in England earlier this month.
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Jack Kennedy still '50-50' to make Cheltenham as he learns his Festival fate this week

Mon, 27/02/2023 - 14:47
Jack Kennedy is still "50-50" to make next month's Cheltenham Festival with trainer Gordon Elliott still unsure of what riders he will have available to him at the Cotswolds.
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Photos, a video and a chronically lame horse: Why do the IHRB appear to be applying rules differently?

Sun, 26/02/2023 - 03:30
The meeting (Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine) lasts over three hours. I’m the only person in the room who can’t ask a question and watch from the gallery with a growing sense of frustration.
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Kemboy to show class and end long losing run at Fairyhouse

Sat, 25/02/2023 - 03:30
It is very rare that a field resembling the class of the Tote Fantasy Bobbyjo Chase (3.55) goes to post on these shores, let alone in a Grade Three, but that’s the case at Fairyhouse today.
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