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How whisper over a table in The Bank House sparked a movement in the University of Gloucestershire’s Tennis club

“I’ve always faced men and their opinions on me. And most of the time it’s underestimation” explained Ella Hollingworth, one of the University of Gloucestershire’s Tennis Club’s latest and most active members. In fact, despite only joining the club in October, it was her idea to launch Women in Tennis as the leading campaign for […]

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Willie Mullins takes one step closer to history, here’s what the Irish trainer had to say after Ballyburn’s victory in the Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle

It was the 98th victory at the Cheltenham Festival for Willie Mullins, and the fourth of the 2024 edition, all four of his winners have been jockeyed by Paul Townend so far. Everyone watching was wowed by that Ballyburn performance, none more so than the man who watches him day in day out, as Mullins’ […]

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Willie Mullins on the verge of centurion history at the Cheltenham Festival, but what are the other famous 100s around Gloucestershire

With Willie Mullins just three wins away from bringing up the first ever Cheltenham Festival century with 100 wins, let’s look back at some other famous 100 marks from around Gloucestershire. Staying in horse racing, it’s the 100th year of the Gold Cup this year, with the centenary coming up on Friday, who has been […]

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Cross Country Chase at 2024 Cheltenham Festival has been abandoned after heavy rainfall

The Cross Country Chase, originally scheduled to be the fifth race run today, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled due to the inside course at Prestbury Park being waterlogged. With the area receiving 11mm of rainfall throughout the day yesterday, Tuesday, March 12. The Cross Country course in Cheltenham has been deemed unraceable. […]

Cheltenham Festival RACING

Townend and Mullins bag hattrick on Day One as Lossiemouth completes the trio of winners for the stable in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle

It’s completely control from banker Lossiemouth, to allow Willie Mullins and Paul Townend to complete the hattrick of victories on Day One. As Townend backed up a victory on Lossiemouth at the New Years meeting in Cheltenham, and the pairing makes it two festival wins in the row, after a victory in the JCB Triumph […]

Cheltenham Festival RACING

“You’ve got to turn up to win a Champion Hurdle, and we turned up.” Willie Mullins dismisses Constitution Hill and Nicky Henderson stable.

It’s Willie Mullins and Paul Townend that back up the chat, and follow-through with favourite State Man at the 15:30, Champions Hurdle on Day One of the Cheltenham festival. Mullins had nothing but praise for the his jockey and horse, following their victory. “It was amazing the way Paul (Townend) rode him, I’d thought he’d […]

Cheltenham Festival RACING

Rachael Blackmore BLUNDER costs her chances to make it 2 from 2 on Day One of Cheltenham

Despite the victory in the previous race, Rachael Blackmore made a costly mistake at the start of the My Pension Expert Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase, giving herself a disadvantage that she wasn’t able to recover from. Victors in the first race of the day with Slade Steel, Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead were […]

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Slade Steel takes first victory of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, in tight Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

The first race of the week is won by Slade Steel, the Henry De Bromhead trained horse, won ahead of Mystical Power and Firefox. The 6 year-old horse took lead just before the last, before holding off a charging Mystical Power in the sprint to the finish. The famous Cheltenham Roar was heard around the […]