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Cork All Star in Bid for Harrington First Bumper Win 13/03/07
Trainer Jessica Harrington is no stranger to Festival success but she bids to break new ground tomorrow with likely favourite Cork All Star in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper. [more]

McNamara Looking Forward To Newmill Ride 13/03/07
Jockey Andrew McNamara believes Newmill has a real chance of winning tomorrow’s feature Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase for the second season running. [more]

Martin Brassil Pleased With Nickname 13/03/07
Grand National winning trainer Martin Brassil is looking forward to saddling Nickname in the Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday. [more]

Tom Mullins Happy With Asian Maze 13/03/07
Tom Mullins is hoping that he can emulate his father Paddy, who won the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle courtesy of the great mare Dawn Run in 1984, with another member of the fairer sex in Asian Maze in today’s £360,000 renewal. [more]

Willie Mullins Double-Handed On First Day 13/03/07
Irish trainer Willie Mullins will be double-handed today courtesy of Ebaziyan in the opening Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2pm) and Jayo in the concluding Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (5.20pm). [more]

Philip Fenton excited about first Festival runners 08/03/07
Ireland's four-times champion amateur rider Philip Fenton, now training at Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary, has nominated the mare Shirley Casper in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper as his best chance of success at next week's Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Spotlight on Irish-Bred Horses at Cheltenham 08/03/07
Victory for War Of Attrition last year meant that seven of the last nine runnings of the Gold Cup have gone to an ex Irish point-to-pointer. [more]

Final Festival Entries Revealed 02/03/07
With under two weeks to go until The Festival gets underway, the final pieces in the jigsaw are revealed today with the publication of the entries for the three remaining contests - the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup and the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase. [more]

Weighting is Over for 10 Festival Handicaps 27/02/07
There is now under a fortnight to go until The Festival 2007 gets underway at Cheltenham and interest in the 10 ultra-competitive handicaps steps up a gear with the publication of the weights. [more]

Ruby Walsh Favourite to Ride Brave Inca 20/02/07
With just 3 weeks to go to Cheltenham, Paddy Power have made Ruby Walsh 1/3 favourite to ride Brave Inca in defence of his Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle crown on day one of the Festival. [more]

10 Ultra Competitive Handicaps In Prospect 19/02/07
Massive entries are revealed today for the 10 handicaps that form an integral part of The Festival at Cheltenham. [more]

Egerton Keen To Keep Appointment For The Festival 12/02/07
Nine years after celebrating his first Festival success with Shadow Leader in the 1997 Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Charles Egerton was back in the famous winner’s enclosure in 2006 with Shamayoun. [more]

Nicky Henderson Closing In On Pipe Total 12/02/07
Following the retirement of Martin Pipe at the end of the 2005/06 season, Nicky Henderson is now the leading current trainer at The Festival, having sent out 31 winners since 1985. [more]

Brennan Hoping For Memorable Festival With Best-ever Book Of Rides 05/02/07
Paddy Brennan is a jockey going places. The 25-year-old from Ardrahan, Galway, has not looked back since landing the conditional jockeys’ title in 2004/05. [more]

Amaretto Rose's Up Supreme Betting After De Valira Flop
Amaretto Rose now heads William Hills betting for the Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. [more]

Nick Should Be The Name On All Punters Champion Chase Portfolio
Nickname once again enhanced his Cheltenham credentials with another impressive display at Punchestown. [more]

Fantastic Entries for Festival Novice Hurdles
The Festival's four novice hurdles each have huge three-figure entries, which are revealed today, with a string of lightly-raced and exciting performers set to line up in the contests. [more]

Star Novice Chasers Bid to Continue in Distinguished Footsteps 23/01/07
The Irish Independent Arkle Chase and Royal & SunAlliance Chase - have an outstanding record at producing future stars and this year’s contests, for which entries are revealed today, look again to be brimming with talent. [more] To Sponsor Haydock's Champion Hurdle Trial 10/01/07
Haydock Park racecourse is delighted to announce that will be the new sponsors of the track's Champion Hurdle Trial, run on Saturday, January 20. [more]

Seasons Holidays Unveiled As Queen Mother Champion Chase Sponsor 09/01/07
Cheltenham Racecourse announces today that Seasons Holidays Plc is the first-ever sponsor of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which takes place on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, day two of The Festival. [more]

Ballymore Properties Unveiled As New Festival Sponsor
Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to unveil Ballymore Properties as the new sponsor of the prestigious Grade One hurdle, formerly known as the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle, which will be run on Wednesday, March 14, as the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle. [more]

Cheltenham Announces Festival Prize Money Up By £315,00
Prize money at the 2007 Festival will increase by £315,000 to £3,185,000 (nearly 11%) as enhanced profits are reinvested in The Festival's four-day format. [more]

Martin Pipe Launches Record Season At Cheltenham
Cheltenham will be offering a record £5 million in prize money, including £3 million at The Festival, during the new 2006/07 season. This represents an increase of 10% on last season's total. Full details of the race programme will be announced at a later date. [more]

HRA Publishes Report Into Cheltenham Festival Equine Deaths
The Horseracing Regulatory Authority has published its report into the equine fatalities at the 2006 Cheltenham Festival.

The report, produced by the HRA's Racecourse Department, details all the possible factors, including the individual horses, the going, obstacles, the weather, the race conditions and the riders and whilst it is unable to reach a definitive explanation for the abnormally high fatality rate, concludes with seven key areas of review or action. [more]

Royal & Sunalliance Extends Festival Sponsorship
Royal & SunAlliance, jump racing's longest-standing sponsor with 36 years of involvement in the sport, is extending its backing of the Royal & SunAlliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March for a further three years. [more]

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