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“I’ll have the same again tomorrow!” – Danny Mullins lands memorable Grade 1 treble at the Dublin Racing Festival

No one could stop Danny Mullins on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival as he swooped up the first three Grade 1 races at Leopardstown. The nephew of top Irish trainer Willie, who trained all three of his winners, began the day with the biggest-priced winner of his treble thanks to the success of […]

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“I’m a lot more confident than I was at Cheltenham” – Thunder Rock with strong Scottish Champion Chase claims

Max McNeill believes Thunder Rock can put his Cheltenham disappointment far behind him this weekend, though Sunday’s Scottish Champion Chase could be his last outing over fences. The Olly Murphy-trained eight-year-old was sent off a well-backed 3/1 for the valuable December Gold Cup at Prestbury Park on his last start but he failed to make […]

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“I might come back for the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham” – John McConnell considering Cheltenham raid with Mahler Mission

Irish trainer John McConnell is eyeing up a return to Cheltenham Racecourse in the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase with Coral Gold Cup runner-up Mahler Mission.  The seven-year-old gelding has visited Prestbury Park on three occasions during his career, notably in the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when falling at the second-last […]

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‘The total economic impact seemed to have more than doubled’-Dr. Charles Afriyie on how the Cheltenham Festival 2022 affected the local area

After the Cheltenham Festival was staged behind closed doors in 2021, the fans returned to Cheltenham in 2022 in their droves as it broke records in terms of attendance. Dr Charles Afriyie from the University of Gloucestershire conducted a survey of the festival and stated that the economic impact of the 2022 festival was almost […]

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“My wife is at home with our son and my dad’s having a surgery, I really wish they could be here” – Premier Magic fights hard to win the St James Place Hunters’ Chase at the Gold Cup

Premier Magic, saddled by jockey Bradley Gibbs fought against all odds to win the St James’s Place Hunters’ Chase at the Gold Cup this Friday at The Cheltenham Festival.  The horse had 66/1 odds on Racing Post ahead of the race and as low as 200/1 odds on bet365 directly after it started. Speaking to […]

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Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Galopin Des Champs wins

Galopin des Champs justified favouritism to land the sport’s biggest prize of the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. Paul Townend timed his ride to perfection to calmly pass Bravemansgame and power up the hill to secure a third victory for himself and Willie Mullins in the sport’s prestigious event. The King George winner Bravemansgame […]

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“My horse, he’s very inexperienced. But he put his head down, he stayed galloping” – Stay Away Fay claims Novice Hurdle victory amid home straight drama

Harry Cobden rode Stay Away Fay to a win in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, a high intensity race just before the Gold Cup. With 150/1 odds, it was Affordable Fury whoc claimed second, neck-and-neck with third place Sandor Clegane.  Speaking to ITV Racing, Cobden (jockey) said: “It’s great for the owner. And great for […]

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“It’s a dream come true” – Faivoir defies the odds to win McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

Faivoir defies the odds to win the County Handicap hurdle by a neck. Trained by Dan Skelton, Faivoir went head-to-head with Pied Piper down the home straight, eventually edging the race on the line. Speaking to ITV, jockey Bridget Andrews was overjoyed with the result: “I just cannot believe it. Coming here just for a […]