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Cheltenham Day One review: Honeysuckle brings house down with Mares’ Hurdle victory

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 18:13
There were joyous scenes on day one of the Cheltenham Festival when Honeysuckle brought the curtain down on her phenomenal career with an emotional victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle.
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‘We all wish a very special kid was here’ – Rachael Blackmore pays tribute to tragic Jack de Bromhead after Cheltenham win

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 18:03
AN emotional Rachael Blackmore remembered 13-year-old Jack de Bromhead after winning the Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
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Cheltenham 2023: ‘It’s the best feeling of all time’ – Irish rule so far on first day

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 15:07
Michael O’Sullivan produced an ice-cool ride aboard Marine Nationale to register a famous victory for trainer Barry Connell in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
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How many horses have died at the Cheltenham Festival this century?

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 14:12
The Cheltenham Festival’s return sees horse racing’s difficult relationship with animal welfare in the spotlight.
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Cheltenham Festival absentee Ashroe Diamond rerouted to Fairyhouse

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 12:45
Ashroe Diamond will head to Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday having been ruled out of the Jack De Bromhead Mares' Novices' Hurdle on Tuesday morning.
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Cheltenham Festival spectators set to sink over 200,000 pints of Guinness (not all with alcohol)

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 12:45
Spectators at the Cheltenham Festival this year are expected to drink more than 200,000 pints of Guinness across four days of racing.
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Cheltenham 2023: Day One race card, top tips from the track, TV details and everything you need to know

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 11:46
The Champion Hurdle is the highlight from Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. Some famous names have won it. Among them Istabraq and Hurricane Fly.
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I support Willie Mullins like a football team but I still want English favourite Constitution Hill to win

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 10:30
Michael Jordan, incinerating the laws of gravity, up and declining to come down, somehow surfing high above the hardwood on barrel waves of air.
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‘If the ground is right at all, he’ll run’ – John ‘Shark’ Hanlon on ‘people’s horse’ Hewick’s chances in Cheltenham Gold Cup

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
He is the “people’s horse” set to take part in the purists’ race – but whether Hewick goes on to take his place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup this Friday will be all down to the gods in the end.
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Willie Mullins: ‘We didn’t just land here from Mars . . . it took years of work’

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
They say the present is always guided by the past but no one could have predicted the dominance which Willie Mullins has on jumps racing having come from the humblest of beginnings.
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‘New whip rules are an exercise to bow down to the public that don’t like racing’

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
How did you get started in racing?
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‘I’m in a very privileged position’ – rising Cork jockey Michael O’Sullivan gunning for Cheltenham glory

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
There will be no shortage of adrenaline coursing through every jockey’s body as they head down to the start for the Festival opener at Cheltenham, but none more so than Michael O’Sullivan.
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Closutton’s hopes ride with ‘Vega’ – and write him off at your peril

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
If you haven’t stood in the Cheltenham crowd in March and been surrounded by the roar that sends the Supreme Novices careering off toward the first flight of hurdles, then ask yourself, why?
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Punters and participants ready for big lift-off at jump racing’s Olympics

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:30
Bookmakers are braced for a €500 million Cheltenham Festival bonanza as the biggest betting week of the year kicks off at the Cotswolds today.
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Michael Verney’s Day 1 tips: Constitution’s coronation but Honeysuckle to struggle

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 03:00
Rarely has there been the excitement about a jumps horse that Constitution Hill has created.
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Arkle’s legendary success paved the way for Ireland’s Gold Cup fairytale at Cheltenham

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 22:31
On the morning of the 1964 Gold Cup, ‘Capt Keen’ – writing in the Irish Independent – argued that a successful title defence from the English-trained Mill House would in itself be a cause for Irish celebration.
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Cheltenham Day One: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide as Marie’s Rock set to deny Honeysuckle a final career win

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 21:07
It doesn’t happen too often but occasionally a really outstanding horse comes along and takes your breath away.
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'Facile Vega is my best ride on day one' – Paul Townend hoping to get Cheltenham Festival off to a flying start

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 20:03
Paul Townend has nominated Facile Vega as his best ride on day one of the Cheltenham Festival as the six-year-old bids to bounce back to his best in tomorrow's Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.
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Sky’s the limit for Sean Flanagan at Cheltenham as he prepares to fly himself and fellow jockey Donagh Meyler to the Festival

Mon, 13/03/2023 - 19:58
Sean Flanagan hopes to scale heights at Cheltenham this week in more ways than one with the Irish jockey preparing to fly himself and fellow rider Donagh Meyler to the Festival.
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