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Cheltenham Festival 2024: Victorious Paul Townend and Willie Mullins delighted with back-to-back Galopin Des Champs Gold Cup victories

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024 winner Galopin Des Champs’ jockey Paul Townend and trainer Willie Mullins have hailed their “champion” horse who secured a second successive win. The bookies’ favourite saw plenty of competition in the early stages of the 100th race, The Real Whacker strode ahead in the first circuit, meanwhile stray horse Fastorslow cut […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2024: Galopin Des Champs secures 100th edition of Cheltenham Gold Cup in second successive triumph

Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Galopin Des Champs triumphed to win the 100th edition of racing’s most coveted jumping prize, defending his title from last year. Ridden by Paul Townend, the French horse showed the horse racing world why he was the bookies favourite before the event. A quiet first circuit left The Real Whacker unchallenged […]

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Introducing the Cheltenham estate with streets inspired by a host of famous Festival Gold Cup winners

The Cheltenham Festival captivates millions, but perhaps the most intriguing thing about the four-day event is its influence on the town, not just financially, but structurally. In a nook just outside of the town centre, Wyman’s Brook, which is situated just over a mile from the famous Prestbury Park – pays homage to numerous Gold […]

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‘First in Europe’ – The pioneers using Cheltenham Festival-winning racehorses to educate and inspire young minds

Greatwood Charity’s head of communications, Sasha Thorbek, says the charity were the trailblazers in using retired racehorses to educate young people. Founded in 1998, Greatwood initially sought to rescue and rehabilitate former racehorses that had fallen into neglect due to a lack of support from the industry. Based in Marlborough, the charity now aims to […]

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Regular racegoer set for Cheltenham Festival final day as Gold Cup anticipation builds

As Nichola Stevens begins her trek from Yorkshire to Gloucestershire on the Monday before the Cheltenham Festival, she feels a warm tingle of trepidation. She stays with her Mum in Didcot throughout the four-day event, making the 68 mile journey from Oxfordshire to Prestbury Park to see some of her favourite horses in action. Stevens […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2024 Day Three: Teahupoo triumphs in Stayers’ Hurdle

Teahupoo has won the Stayers’ Hurdle on the third day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival in exciting fashion, giving trainer Gordon Elliott a colossal victory. Noble Yeats and Asterion Forlonge took the lead after the first two hurdles, before Flooring Porter burst ahead on four, leaving the rest of the pack behind towards the front […]

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Cheltenham Festival horse owner lauds atmosphere at Prestbury Park and issues advice to racegoers

Cheltenham Festival horse owner Len Jakeman believes the festival has “improved considerably” for keepers as this year’s event reaches a climax on its third day. Jakeman, who resides in Upton upon Severn, took horse Tea for Two to the famous festival four times, seeing mixed success in Gloucestershire. Now one of the racecourse’s annual members, […]