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‘He was our star’ – Racing superstar Shishkin dies in a tragic accident

The multiple Grade One and Cheltenham Festival winner died last night confirmed in a statement by trainer Nicky Henderson. One of racing’s brightest stars, Shishkin, sadly passed away last night in a tragic stable accident. A statement from trainer Nicky Henderson said; ‘Tragically, we have lost Shishkin this evening after he got cast in his […]

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Racing Roundup: Willie Mullins makes history as he becomes first Irishman to be top trainer in the UK in 70 years

Vincent O’Brien was the last Irish trainer to receive the prestigious title in 1954, with Mullins beating the likes of Paul Nicholls and Dan Skelton. The final jumps meeting of the season saw a dramatic climax to the race for the trainers’ championship between 14-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls, his former assistant Dan Skelton and […]

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“She’s probably the best mare I’ve ever ridden” – Huge praise for Golden Ace after facile Cheltenham April Meeting success

Cheltenham Festival form came to the fore on day two of the Cheltenham April Meeting as Golden Ace glided to an easy victory. The six-year-old mare landed a memorable success at last month’s Festival in the Grade 2 Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, and her improvement showed no sign of stopping on Thursday after her eight-and-a-half-length […]

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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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“We don’t want drunken people” – New barbershop sceptical but excited as Cheltenham Festival arrives in perfect time

New business owners Kieran Lusher and Lewis Phelps are sceptical, whilst excited as their new establishment, Lush Barbershop opened on Bath Road in Cheltenham, ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. The pair have been friends ever since they started their barber journeys back in 2021, when they both joined well-known Gloucestershire barbers, Sweeney Tom’s. Fast forward […]

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Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup Day LIVE: Absurde beats favourite L’eau Du Sud to the first Handicap Chase of the day!

Welcome to our coverage of the races on day four of the Cheltenham Festival, stay tuned as we update you with race results and direct quotes from jockeys and trainers as they come in. The third of day four’s races saw Stellar Story- win the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, as jockey Sam Ewing claims his […]

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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 […]