Kauto Star, trained by Paul Nicholls and
Denman Destroys Gold Cup Rivals 14/03/08
ridden by Ruby Walsh, winners of the
2007 Cheltenham Gold Cup
Denman produced a mighty performance to land the eagerly-awaited totesport Cheltenham
Gold Cup on the final day of the Festival meeting.
Master Minded Gives Masterclass in Queen Mother Champion
Master Minded put in a simply breathtaking performance under Ruby Walsh to win
the Queen Mother Champion Chase from Voy Por Ustedes and Fair Along.
Champion Hurdle Crown 11/03/08
Katchit put up an immensely gutsy display to land a famous victory in the Smurfit
Kappa Champion Hurdle, the feature race on the opening day of the Cheltenham
Inglis Drever World Hurdle Hat-Trick 13/03/08
Inglis Drever made Cheltenham Festival history with a record
third success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.
Celestial Halo Makes All to Triumph 14/03/08
Celestial Halo proved too strong for the hotly-fancied Franchoek
in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Fiveforthree Leads Irish Clean Sweep in Ballymore 14/03/08
Fiveforthree showed real determination to land the Ballymore
Properties Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham for Willie Mullins and Ruby
Our Vic Lands Ryanair Chase 13/03/08
First-time blinkers worked the oracle for Our Vic in the
Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.
Run Lands Royal & SunAlliance Chase 13/03/08
Tony McCoy rode his first winner since returning from
a serious back injury when Albertas Run landed the Royal & SunAlliance
Chase at Cheltenham.
Bay Storms to Arkle Victory 11/03/08
Tidal Bay put up an impressive display to run away with the Irish Independent
Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival.
Captain Cee Bee Leads McManus One-Two 11/03/08
Owner JP McManus dominated the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival, the Anglo
Irish Bank Supreme Novices' Hurdle, with a one-two from Captain Cee Bee and
for Cheltenham Stamina Test 12/03/08
Punters face two bumper days of action following the abandonment
of day two of the Cheltenham Festival.
Philip Hobbs Eyes
Second Seasons Holidays Champion Chase Victory 10/03/08
Philip Hobbs bids for a second victory in Wednesday’s
Grade One Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase with Fair
Sky Bet Launches Cheltenham Club 08/03/08
Sky Bet is launching the Sky Bet Cheltenham Club, which brings
amazing offers and concessions to all Sky Bet Customers over the
four days of the Cheltenham Festival - Tuesday, March 11 through
to Friday, March 14.
Kicking King Out of Gold Cup 06/03/08
Kicking King, winner of the 2005 Cheltenham Gold Cup, has
been ruled out of the 2008 renewal next week.
Shortlist for Ladies’ Award 04/03/08
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced the six names
that form the shortlist for its award recognising “the outstanding contribution
made by a lady to Jump Racing".
It All Points To Denman For Gold 03/03/08
Ex-Irish pointer Denman has been a revelation since the very
first time he appeared in public at Liscarroll in his only point-to-point
Queen To Have First Festival Runners 28/02/08
The Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Wednesday, March 12, is
likely to see the first ever runner owned by the Queen run at The
Festival, in the shape of the Nicky Henderson-trained Gold Award,
who has won both his previous starts at Fakenham and Ascot.
Festival Entries Revealed 28/02/08
Entries for the final four of the 25 contests to close at
The Festival 2008 are revealed today, including the new Grade Two
David Nicholson Mares Hurdle, run on Friday, March 14.
Handicap Weights Revealed 27/02/08
Betting interest in The Festival’s ultra-competitive
handicaps looks set to step up a gear today following the publication
of the weights for the 10 contests at a special event at Cheltenham
Superb Novice Events In Prospect 20/02/08
The Festival’s six Grade One novice events all promise
to be races to savour following the February 19 forfeit stage, details
of which are revealed today.
Leading Festival Trainers 15/02/08
Few things are more coveted by trainers than a victory at
The Festival at Cheltenham and no current handler has enjoyed more
success than Nicky Henderson, who despite failing to score in 2007,
can boast 31 winners at jump racing’s premier event.
Strong Cheltenham Team 15/02/08
Having trained his first winner at The Festival in his first season
as a licence holder last year, David Pipe looks set to increase
his record this year, with a strong team preparing to travel up
to Prestbury Park next month.
Champion Tony McCoy, with 19 wins to date, is the most successful
current jockey at The Festival.
McNamara Sizing Up Champion Glory 08/02/08
Irish jockey Andrew McNamara first hit the headlines when
steering Newmill to a nine-length success in the Seasons Holidays
Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival in 2006.
Festival Novice Hurdles Well Supported 31/01/08
Entries are revealed today, Thursday, January 31, for the
four Grade One novice hurdles at The Festival – the Anglo Irish
Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle,
the JCB Triumph Hurdle and the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle,
which is being run as a Grade One contest for the first time in 2008.
to Rename 2008 Running of National Hunt Chase in Honour of
Sir Peter O’Sullevan 23/01/08
Cheltenham Racecourse is to rename the 2008
running of the National Hunt Chase at The Festival
in honour of Sir Peter O’Sullevan, master
commentator, journalist, racehorse owner and charity fund-raiser,
who shortly celebrates his 90th birthday.
Letheby & Christopher
Chase the Ideal Trial for State Of Play 21/01/08
Vale of Glamorgan trainer Evan Williams is aiming his
totesport Gold Cup hope State Of Play at the £100,000 Grade Two Letheby & Christopher
Chase on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham on Saturday, January 26.
Primed for Byrne Group Cleeve Hurdle Repeat 17/01/08
Alan King reports his top staying hurdler Blazing Bailey to be
in “good form” ahead of the six-year-old’s
attempt to score a repeat victory in the £60,000 Grade Two
Byrne Group Cleeve Hurdle (3.50pm) over three miles at Cheltenham’s
Festival Trials Day on Saturday, January 26.
Time Electric Installed as Favourite for Cheltenham Festival
William Hill have opened betting on this years Weatherbys Champion
Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
Revealed as Sponsor of Three-Mile Novices’ Hurdle Pattern 22/11/07
today announced that Albert Bartlett, the UK’s
largest grower of root vegetables, will be sponsoring the Three-Mile
Novices’ Hurdle Pattern, a four-race series which culminates
in the newly promoted Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
at The Festival
Ryanair Sponsorship Extended for a Further Five Years
at The Festival 19/10/07
Cheltenham this week announced that Ryanair,
the world’s largest
scheduled airline and official airline of The Festival, has agreed
to extend its sponsorship of the newly promoted Grade
One Ryanair Chase for a further five years to 2012.
Jacqui O'Neill - Cheltenham Ladies Day Ambassador 04/10/07
Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that Jacqui
O'Neill, one of the most high-profile women in Jump racing, has agreed
to become its Ladies Day Ambassador for 2007/08.
ITM to Back Best-Ever Ownership Experience at Cheltenham 04/10/07
Owners with runners at Cheltenham during the 2007/2008 season
will enjoy an enhanced experience thanks to a new link-up between
the racecourse and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.
Record Prize Money Offered by Cheltenham in 2007/2008 11/09/07
Cheltenham today revealed full details of its new season,
highlighting the news that prize money offered at the home of Jump
racing in 2007/08 is a new record of £5.9 million. Last season's
equivalent figure was just under £5.5 million.
Brit Insurance Withdraws from Sponsorship of Jump Racing 30/05/07
Cheltenham Racecourse announces that Brit Insurance is withdrawing
from sponsorship of the three-mile novices' hurdle Pattern that concludes
at The Festival after three years.
Cheltenham Four-Day Festival is Here to Stay 18/05/07
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that The Festival, due to
be held from March 11 to 14 in 2008, will remain a four-day meeting.