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2,000 Guineas: Frankel inducted into QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame

Newmarket Racecourse will play host to the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas this weekend – with a certain 2011 winner becoming the first horse to be inducted into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame. The Legendary Frankel, who claimed the most emphatic 2,000 Guineas victory seen at flat racing HQ, has been joined by 11-time […]

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OPINION: Cheltenham Festival Prestbury Cup – Why Britain Are So Far Behind The Irish

Following the Irish rout at last week’s Cheltenham Festival, the British have been left scratching their heads as to what went so badly wrong.  Rachael Blackmore alone, won more races than the entire British cohort, with the Prestbury Cup score ending with an embarrassing five British winners – while Blackmore contributed six to Ireland’s record 23 successes.  Only two of the 15 Grade 1 races, over the four days, […]

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Gold Cup 2021: Who is Jack Kennedy? The 21-year-old jockey who made history aboard Minella Indo at Cheltenham

Minella Indo has won the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup, ridden by Irishman Jack Kennedy. Kennedy, 21, has won four races at this year’s Festival, but the pinnacle of which was the Gold Cup for Henry de Bromhead on Friday afternoon, helping the trainer to become the first to win the Champion Chase, Hurdle and Gold […]

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Horse racing is morally questionable but it’s importance to local economy comes above that: Comment piece

Horse racing has been morally dubious at the best of times and as time goes on it partly remains a sport still in the dark ages, a time before professionalism. The questionable treatment of the horses, drug use and being a sport built around gambling, however in the name of the “greater good”, I must […]

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Cheltenham Festival Day Three: Who punters should keep an eye on

Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival is building in anticipation, as fans and punters build their bets and accumulators ahead of another afternoon of excitement and drama.  Firm favourites Bob Olinger and Monkfish ran to storming victories in the 13:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and 13:55 Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase respectively, whereas outside shots Heaven Help Us at 33/1 and Sky […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: the absence of spectatorship and its impact on the betting industry

For the first time in its 161-year history, the Cheltenham Festival has been taking place behind closed doors, with no fans allowed to attend this year due to COVID-19’s presence. A year on from last year’s race week, which was promptly followed by the first of three national lockdowns in the UK, public health has […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Sky Pirate wins the Grand Annual Chase

Nick Schofield rode to Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase glory on Sky Pirate, beating odds-on favourite Embitterred (9/2) in the process. Rachel Blackmore, who was riding Joseph Patrick O’Brien’s horse, was unseated for the third time today only 24 hours after becoming the first-ever female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle at […]