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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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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, […]

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Jamie Snowden makes bold Cheltenham Festival prediction as England seek to strike back against Willie Mullins and Ireland in Ryanair

Jamie Snowden says he’s confident that Ga Law can spring a surprise in the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival this afternoon. The eight-year-old took fifth in the race last March, but in his preparation run, he fell at the last fence at Doncaster. Ga Law’s preparation has been much smoother this time […]

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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’ […]