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Best Ever Kauto Star regains Gold Cup 13/03/09
Kauto Star wrote his name into racing legend by reclaiming the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup in emphatic style from his stablemate Denman. [more]

Kauto Star The Comeback King 13/03/09
Kauto Star won his initial totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup two years ago and last year was second to his stablemate Denman in one of the classic confrontations. He was the comeback king today by 13 lengths. [more]

Happy Kauto Star Connections 13/03/09
Clive Smith, the owner of winner Kauto Star, said: “I'm absolutely staggered. What a wonderful performance - the best he has ever run. [more]

Weapon's Amnesty Success in Albert Bartlett 13/03/09
Weapon's Amnesty hung on grimly to deny Ruby Walsh and Paul Nicholls yet another winner in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. [more]

American Trilogy Takes County Cash 13/03/09
Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh added yet another winner to their Cheltenham Festival tally as American Trilogy turned the usually competitive Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle into a procession. [more]

Zaynar Triumphs at Cheltenham 13/03/09
Barry Geraghty and Nicky Henderson were back in the winner's enclosure as Zaynar confirmed form with Walkon in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham. [more]

Big Buck's Powers to Ladbrokes World Hurdle Victory 12/03/09
Big Buck's proved the decision to switch him from chasing was the right one when powering up the hill to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. [more]

Imperial Commander Storms to Ryanair Glory 12/03/09
Imperial Commander made most of the running under Paddy Brennan to win the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for the Nigel Twiston-Davies team. [more]

Master Minded Double in Queen Mother Champion Chase 11/03/09
The red-hot favourite Master Minded won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham for the second year running. [more]

David Pipe Team Proud of Well Chief 11/03/09
A horse whose career has been a book of battles against injury, proved the good ones can come back when second in the Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase. [more]

Dunguib Chalks Up Eighth Irish Victory in Weatherbys Champion Bumper 11/03/09
Dunguib was in top form on his long-awaited return to the track when winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. [more]

Silk too Smooth for Fred Winter Rivals 11/03/09
Silk Affair finished brilliantly under Tom O'Brien to outbattle her Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle rivals. [more]

Ninetieth Minute Powers Home in Coral Cup 11/03/09
Ninetieth Minute gave Ireland its seventh winner of the Cheltenham Festival as he powered clear in the hands of Paddy Flood to win the Coral Cup. [more]

Cooldine Runs Riot in RSA Chase 11/03/09
Cooldine galloped his rivals into the ground when running out a wide-margin winner of the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Maestro Mikael Prevails in Ballymore 11/03/09
Mikael D'Haguenet stayed on strongly in the hands of Ruby Walsh to take top honours in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Tricky Storms to Victory 11/03/09
Sam Waley-Cohen guided Tricky Trickster to victory in the marathon four-mile National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. [more]

Punjabi Takes Champion Hurdle Glory 10/03/09
Punjabi landed the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in a thrilling three-way finish. [more]

Wichita Lineman Triumphs Near Line 10/03/09
Tony McCoy was seen at his very best as he dragged Wichita Lineman home in the William Hill Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Native Gives First Blood to Ireland 10/03/09
The Noel Meade-trained Go Native brought success for Ireland in the opening williamhill.com Supreme Novices’ Hurdle under a powerful ride from Paul Carberry, who held off a late challenge from Medermit by a neck. [more]

1,2,3 for JP in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 10/03/09
Birthday boy JP McManus enjoyed a unique moment at Cheltenham today when horses he owns filled the first three places in a Festival race. [more]

Quevega Dominates David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle 10/03/09
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh got off the mark at the Cheltenham Festival when Quevega ran out a seriously impressive winner of the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle. [more]

Nicholls To Dominate Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup Again? 08/03/09
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls saddled the first three in last year's totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Denman beating Kauto Star and Neptune Collonges, and the same three horses dominate the betting for this year's renewal of Britain's top chase which is worth a record £475,000 and staged at 3.20pm on Friday, March 13. [more]

Bliss Heads 16 Acceptors for Ladbrokes World Hurdle - 12 Go Forward for Ryanair Chase 06/03/09
Kasbah Bliss, who only found the mighty Inglis Drever a length too good in last year’s Ladbrokes World Hurdle, heads the 16 acceptors at the six-day confirmation stage for this year’s renewal of the £260,000 contest the feature race on day three of The Festival, Thursday, March 12, 2009. [more]

Master Minded Heads Champion Chase as Six-Day Confirmations Revealed 05/03/09
The anticipation for this year’s Festival keeps building as six-day confirmations were revealed today for the second day, Wednesday, March 11. [more]

Oliver McKiernan Hoping Plan Comes Together 03/03/09
County Dublin-based Oliver McKiernan will have double cause to celebrate if Follow The Plan can win the Irish Independent Arkle Chase on the Cheltenham Festival’s opening day (March 10) – he both trains the six-year-old and owns him, via his Cavan Developments Bloodstock. [more]

Jockey Brian O’Connell has First Cheltenham Ride on Bumper Hot Pot 03/03/09
Irish raiders look set to again dominate this year’s Weatherbys Champion Bumper (March 11), accounting for all the leading horses in the market, and the Grade 1 event could give star amateur Brian O’Connell a dream first ride in Britain. [more]

43 for Christie’s Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup 03/03/09
The final piece of the jigsaw ahead of The Festival 2009 falls into place today with the unveiling of the 43 entries for the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase. The contest, run over the Gold Cup trip of an extended three and a quarter miles, takes place on the final day of The Festival, Friday, March 13. [more]

Cheltenham Festival Approaches 27/02/09
You might tell your better half that Christmas or your anniversary or some other family occasion is your favourite time of year. We know the truth though and after a year of racing it’s the only festival we love to celebrate the Cheltenham Festival and it’s just over a week away. [more]

Weatherbys Champion Bumper & David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Well Supported 26/02/09
Entries are revealed today for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper and the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, both of which promise to be cracking contests. [more]

Weights Published for 11 Festival Handicaps 25/02/09
Ante-post betting interest for The Festival intensifies today with the publication of the weights for the 11 handicaps, details of which were revealed at the Cheltenham Countdown 2009, held today (Wednesday, February 25) at Cheltenham Racecourse. [more]

Cheltenham Renames Festival Plate in Honour of Freddie Williams for 2009 23/02/09
Cheltenham today announced that it is to honour legendary Festival bookmaker Freddie Williams, who passed away last year, by naming a race after him at this year’s Festival. [more]

Massive 216 Entered for Inaugural Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 19/02/09
The first running of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle has drawn an amazing 216 initial entries. The new contest – staged over and extended two and a half miles – will be the penultimate race of The 2009 Festival on Friday, March 13, and has attracted huge interest. [more]

Fascinating Novice Contests in Prospect at The Festival 18/02/09
The Festival is set for some fascinating novice events in 2009 following the first scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today. [more]

Cheltenham Announces Extra Week for Christie’s Foxhunter Qualification 17/02/09
Cheltenham announced today that it has been granted permission by the British Horseracing Authority to delay the closing date of the Christie’s Foxhunter Steeple Chase at The Festival by a week. [more]

williamhill.com to Sponsor Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 13/02/09
Leading bookmakers William Hill were today unveiled as the new sponsors of the williamhill.com Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – the famous curtain raiser at The Festival on Tuesday, March 10. [more]

Leading Festival Trainers 12/02/09
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 can boast 31 winners at jump racing’s premier event and holds a strong hand this year, spearheaded by current Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle favourite Binocular. [more]

Jefferson Hoping to Scale Festival Heights with Cape Tribulation
12/02/09
Trainer Malcolm Jefferson is no stranger to Festival success, having struck twice with Tindari, successful in the Pertemps Final in 1994, and the top-class Dato Star, who triumphed in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper 12 months later. [more]

Championship Contests at The Festival Take Shape 11/02/09
The picture for the five championship Grade One events at The Festival becomes a little clearer today with the publication of the latest acceptors following the first scratchings deadline. [more]

Leading Festival Jockeys 05/02/09
Champion jockey Tony McCoy, with 20 wins to date, is the most successful current rider at The Festival. [more]

Entries For Festival Novice Hurdles Revealed 29/01/09
Entries are revealed today for the four Grade One novice hurdles at The Festival – the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Tuesday, March 10), the Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle (Wednesday, March 11), the JCB Triumph Hurdle (Friday, March 13) and the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Friday, March 13). [more]

Ainama Earns 14-1 Supreme Novices' Hurdle Quote 26/01/09
Coral has introduced Ainama into their Supreme Novices' betting at 14-1, following his winning debut over hurdles at Kempton today. [more]

Buoyant Novice Chase Entries 22/01/09
Bumper entries are revealed today for The Festival’s three novice chases – the Grade One pair of the RSA Chase and The Irish Independent Arkle Chase – and the four-mile National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup, which will be run for the 139th time this year. [more]

Martin Pipe Honoured as New Festival Race is Named After Him 19/01/09
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that the newest race at The Festival is to be named in honour of Martin Pipe, the most successful Jump trainer of all time. [more]

Paddy Power Pays Out On Master Minded 19/01/09
Paddy Power is paying out on Master Minded to win the Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. The bookmaker will pay out now on any ante-post singles placed on Paul Nicholls' brilliant chaser almost two months before he even goes to post in the championship contest. [more]

Ladbrokes World Hurdle 2009 - Analysis 15/01/09
Having created history with a third victory in the race last year, Inglis Drever is among a top-quality entry of 36 for this year’s Ladbrokes World Hurdle, highlight of the third day of The Festival on Thursday, March 12. [more]

Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase - Analysis 08/01/09
Following his devastating victory in last year’s race, Master Minded heads a top quality entry of 29 for the £320,000 Grade One Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase, highlight of day two of The Festival, Wednesday, March 11. [more]

Ryanair Chase – Analysis 08/01/09
Upgraded to Grade One status for the first time last year, the £220,000 Ryanair Chase has already firmly established itself as one of the premier races in the calendar and the two mile, five furlong, contest, run on Thursday, March 12, has this year attracted a superb entry of 48. [more]

New Name for an Historic Race at The Festival 18/12/08
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that the most famous race in the calendar for staying novice chasers will have a different title when it is next run on Wednesday March 11, 2009. [more]

Best Mate Enclosure Sponsorship Deal with The Sun Newspaper 09/12/08
Cheltenham today revealed that The Sun newspaper is to sponsor the Best Mate enclosure for the 2008/09 Season. [more]

Festival Advance Booking Discounts End Monday, December 8 04/12/08
Cheltenham Racecourse would like to remind customers that the best deals for tickets to The Festival 2009 are only available until the close of business next Monday, December 8. [more]

Cheltenham Introduces New Marker on Cross Country Course 04/12/08
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that an additional marker will be placed on its Cross Country Course to ensure that there is no confusion among racegoers and television viewers as to whether a horse has taken the correct route around the course. [more]

Shinrock Paddy Favourite for Weatherbys Champion Bumper 16/11/08
Shinrock Paddy, a four-year-old son of Deploy, became Cashmans’ favourite for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival after scoring easily in the closing race at The Open. [more]

European Cross Country Series Includes "Double Money" Bonus at The Festival as Glenfarclas is Announced as New Sponsor 15/10/08
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that Glenfarclas, the family-owned producers of award winning Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, are to back a series of five major Cross Country Steeplechases this season across three countries, concluding at The Festival next March. [more]

Cheltenham Announces New Running Order for The Festival 2009 07/10/08
At a media conference today, Cheltenham Racecourse announced some significant changes to the racing schedule for The Festival in 2009, which takes places from March 10 to 13. [more]

All Cross Country Races to be Shown Live on Channel 4 09/09/08
Cheltenham today revealed that a new sponsor, or sponsors, is being sought for its three races over the unique Cross Country course. [more]

New Running Order and New Race for The Festival 2009 12/08/08
Cheltenham Racecourse today announced some significant changes to The Festival in 2009, which takes places from 10th to 13th March. There will be a new race at the meeting in 2009, with the introduction of a race for Conditional Jockeys at The Festival for the first time, making a total of 26 races, with seven race cards on Wednesday and Friday. [more]

Denman Destroys Gold Cup Rivals 14/03/08
Denman produced a mighty performance to land the eagerly-awaited totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the Festival meeting. [more]

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. [more]

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 Walsh. [more]

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. [more]

Our Vic Lands Ryanair Chase 13/03/08
First-time blinkers worked the oracle for Our Vic in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. [more]

Master Minded Gives Masterclass in Queen Mother Champion Chase
13/03/08
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. [more]

Albertas 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. [more]

Punters Set for Cheltenham Stamina Test 12/03/08
Punters face two bumper days of action following the abandonment of day two of the Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Jack Makes Emma's Day 11/03/08
Crack Away Jack denied connections of Ashkazar a bumper payday when producing a telling late burst in the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Hurdle. [more]

BGC Handicap Cross-Country Chase 11/03/08
Enda Bolger provided JP McManus witha second winner of the afternoon when Garde Champetre ran away with the BGC Handicap Chase. [more]

An Accordion Squeezes Out Rivals in William Hill Trophy 11/03/08
An Accordion got back up on the run in to give Tom Scudamore a first win at the festival in the William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase. [more]

Katchit Claims 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 Festival. [more]

Tidal 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. [more]

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 Binocular. [more]

Philip Hobbs Eyes Second Seasons Holidays Champion Chase Victory 10/03/08
Philip Hobbs saddled Flagship Uberalles to a tremendous triumph in the 2002 Grade One Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.15pm) and the Minehead trainer bids for a second victory in Wednesday’s two-mile championship with Fair Along. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

Cheltenham Announces 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". [more]

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 start. [more]

Final 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. [more]

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. [more]

Festival 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 Racecourse. [more]

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. [more]

Pipe’s 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. [more]

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. [more]

Leading Festival Jockeys 08/02/08
Champion Tony McCoy, with 19 wins to date, is the most successful current jockey at The Festival. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

Huge Festival Novice Chase Entries 24/01/08
Bumper entries are revealed today for The Festival’s two Grade One novice chases – The Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Tuesday, March 11) and Royal & SunAlliance Chase (Wednesday, March 12) – which continue to prove unrivalled steps to future championship honours.

Patman Du Charmil Primed for Elusive Cheltenham Glory 23/01/08
Patman Du Charmil bids for a well deserved Cheltenham triumph in the £55,000 Grade Three betchronicle.com Trophy Chase (2.05pm) over two miles, five furlongs on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 26. [more]

Cheltenham 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. [more]

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. [more]

Blazing Bailey Primed for Byrne Group Cleeve Hurdle Repeat 17/01/08
Trainer 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. [more]

Time Electric Installed as Favourite for Cheltenham Festival Bumper 04/01/08
William Hill have opened betting on this years Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival. [more]

Kauto The Star 26/12/07
Kauto Star is now the 6/4 clear favourite for the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning the King George by 11 lengths - and hammering the bookies in the process. [more]

Leading Root Vegetable Growers & Packers Albert Bartlett Revealed as Sponsor of Three-Mile Novices’ Hurdle Pattern 22/11/07
Cheltenham 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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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