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Ireland Sweep the Board at Cheltenham

Ireland Sweep the Board at Cheltenham

Image Source by Aodán Boland This year’s Cheltenham may have been a bad week for the punter, but it’s been a fantastic couple of days for Irish horse racing with Gordon Elliott taking home the Leading Trainer Award, Ruby Walsh being named Best Jockey and Ireland comfortably beating England to win the BetBright Cup with

Cheltenham Day 1 Recap

Image Source by Aodán Boland Cheltenham Festival 2017 – Altior lands the Arkle at odds of 1-4 Well where do I start? The first day of this year’s Cheltenham festival was certainly memorable. The day started with Gordon Elliott’s 25/1 runner Labaik pulling off a massive shock in the opening race by beating favourite Melon.

Cheltenham Day One Preview

Image Source by Aodán Boland It’s that time of the year again, the biggest four days on the racing calendar have arrived. The Cheltenham festival kicks off tomorrow: four days of fun, shocks and memories to last a lifetime. The big question on every punter’s mind is “Who should I be backing?”. I’m going to

Barry Geraghty Ruled Out of Cheltenham

Image Source by Aodán Boland Nightmare for JP McManus two weeks before the Cheltenham festival kicks off, as it is confirmed that top jockey Barry Geraghty will miss this year’s festival, after falling at Kempton while riding Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs in the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle on Saturday. 37-year-old, Geraghty, has 34 winners at the

Heroic Many Clouds Dies At Cheltenham

Image Source by Aodán Boland 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has sadly passed away following his win in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham’s Festival Trials Day. The 10-year-old beat Gold Cup favourite, Thistlecrack and collapsed moments after crossing the finishing line and was treated by veterinary staff immediately who shortly announced his death. A postmortem will be

Cheltenham Preview 2015

The Cheltenham bells are defiently ringing now with only a few days left to go. The Irish have a brilliant opportunity to clean up in Cheltenham this year, with Willie Mullins bringing the most over the Irish Sea. On day one, the anticipation will be high, as we see the best of Champion favourite, Faugheen. Unbeaten

Benefficient Retired

by Evan Golding Tony Martin’s Cheltenham Festival hero Benefficient has been retired. A winner of three Grades Ones at Leopardstown, including the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase earlier this season, he earned over €200,000 for his owners. Benefficient last ran in the Ryanair chase at Cheltenham but was pulled up rounding the home bend. Owners Aidan ‘Red’ Shiels’

Cheltenham Day 3

by Christopher Ryan. Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival 2014 already and the quality on show continues to be of the top order. 3 Grade 1s are on show: Starting off with the JLT Novice chase then the Ryanair Chase followed by what is the most anticipated contest of the whole lot: The Ladbrokes World