Cheltenham Festival 12th - 15th March 2013 


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The Jockey Club Unveils £45m Vision for Cheltenham Racecourse 28/03/13
The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, today announced plans to make its largest ever investment in racecourse facilities with the unveiling of a £45 million concept for the next stage of development at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse.

Can Cheltenham Stars Follow Up Festival Glory in 2014? 19/03/13
Many National Hunt fans will be suffering from a Cheltenham Festival hangover this week as the reality dawns that they must wait another 12 months before the enjoyment of the four day meeting comes round again.

Bobs Worth Strikes Gold 15/03/13
Bobs Worth won a thrilling renewal of the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup for Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty.

Alderwood Makes it 14 for Ireland in Johnny Henderson 15/03/13
With British and Irish stables 13-all going into The Festival finale, the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase, it was Alderwood, trained by Tom Mullins, who broke the deadlock in favour of the raiders with a record Irish score of 14.

Salubrious Captures Martin Pipe Hurdle 15/03/13
Paul Nicholls had to wait until the penultimate race of the whole meeting but Salubrious got the champion trainer off the mark at Cheltenham in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.

Salsify Snatches Dramatic Foxhunter 15/03/13
Salsify was a dramatic winner of the CGA Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham after Oscar Delta unseated Jane Mangan when leading on the run-in.

At Fishers Cross Wins Albert Bartlett 15/03/13
Fishers Cross justifies the strong support to land the Albert Bartlett, giving Tony McCoy his first winner of the week.

Ted Veale Wins County Hurdle 15/03/13
Tony Martin and Bryan Cooper teamed up for their second Cheltenham winner in two days when Ted Veale reeled in long-time leader Tennis Cap in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle.

Our Conor Outclasses JCB Triumph Hurdle Field15/03/13
Our Conor put up a scintillating display to run away with the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Solwhit Wins World Hurdle 14/03/13
Solwhit arrived late on the scene to deny the Stewart family a fairytale victory with Celestial Halo in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Cue Card Dominates in Ryanair Chase 14/03/13
Cue Card made all to claim a second Cheltenham Festival success for Colin and Joe Tizzard in the Ryanair Chase.

Benefficient Spoils Dynaste Jewson Party 14/03/13
Benefficient produced a gutsy performance to land the Jewson Novices' Chase, the opening event on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase 14/03/13
Big Shu led home an Irish benefit in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham for Peter Maher and jockey Barry Cash.

Same Difference Sneaks Kim Muir 14/03/13
Nigel Twiston-Davies landed his second winner of the Cheltenham Festival when Same Difference edged out Super Duty in a thrilling finish to the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

Carrickboy Scores in Byrne Group Plate 14/03/13
Carrickboy made just about every yard to land the Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival.

Holywell Wins Pertemps Final 14/03/13
Holywell broke a frustrating run of second place finishes where it mattered most when holding on to win the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival.

Sprinter Sacre Cruises to Champion Chase Crown 13/03/13
Sprinter Sacre opens up a seven-length lead on Sizing Europe and draws further clear as he pings the last and storms up the hill without even coming off the bridle. That's a phenomenal performance from a very, very special horse. He's massacred this field ...

Briar Hill Lands Champion Bumper 13/03/13
Willie Mullins claimed the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for an eighth time at the Cheltenham Festival courtesy of Briar Hill.

Flaxen Flare Strikes in Fred Winter 13/03/13
Flaxen Flare gave Ireland another winner at the Cheltenham Festival with a convincing 25-1 success in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

Medinas Wins Coral Cup Glory 13/03/13
Medinas sprang a 33-1 surprise for jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trainer Alan King in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham.

Lord Windermere Wins RSA Chase 13/03/13
Triple Gold Cup-winning rider Jim Culloty enjoyed Festival success as a trainer when Lord Windermere took the RSA Chase at Cheltenham.

The New One Storms Home in Neptune 13/03/13
The New One provided local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies with a Festival winner when storming away to land the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, bursting the bubble of Pont Alexandre in the process.

Back In Focus Sees Out National Hunt Chase 13/03/13
Back In Focus put up a determined staying performance to give trainer Willie Mullins his fourth winner of this year's Cheltenham Festival in the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase.

Bobs Worth Has Deserved Gold Claim13/03/13
11 horses have been declared for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, with all the main protagonists standing their ground.

Hurricane Fly Regains Champion Hurdle 12/03/13
Hurricane Fly regained his Stan James Champion Hurdle crown with what was in the end a commanding victory at the Cheltenham Festival.

Quevega Queen of Mares for a Fifth Time 12/03/13
Quevega made it a remarkable five-timer in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle with a thrilling victory at the Cheltenham Festival.

Rajdhani Express Wins Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase 12/03/13
Sam Waley-Cohen punched out Rajdhani Express to claim a thrilling triumph in the Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Golden Chieftain Bolts Up in JLT Specialty Chase 12/03/13
Jockey Brendan Powell jnr enjoyed his first Cheltenham Festival winner when storming to victory on Golden Chieftain in the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase.

Simonsig Battles to Arkle Chase Win 12/03/13
Red-hot favourite Simonsig was made to pull out all the stops to claim the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival.

Champagne Fever Blazes Supreme Trail 12/03/13
The Festival curtain raiser provided a thrilling contest with Champagne Fever winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle in the hands of Ruby Walsh ahead of My Tent Or Yours in second and Jezki third.

Dozen on Course for Cheltenham Gold Cup 09/03/13
Exciting second-season chasers Bobs Worth, Silviniaco Conti and Sir Des Champs feature among 12 six-day confirmations for the £550,000 Grade One Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (3.20pm), highlight of Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at The Festival, Friday, March 15.

Sprinter Sacre Tops 10 Remaining in Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase 08/03/13
Nicky Henderson's jumping superstar Sprinter Sacre heads the 10 contenders for the £365,760 Grade One Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.20pm), the highlight of Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13.

Trio of Former Winners Heading for Champion Hurdle Clash 07/03/13
Hot favourite Hurricane Fly heads 10 horses going forward for this year’s £400,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle at the six-day confirmation stage for Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12.

Old Stager Fair Along Out to Land Pertemps Hurdle 06/03/13
The ultra-tough and consistent hurdler, Fair Along, will return to the forthcoming Cheltenham Festival having become a regular at the showcase event since 2006.

Final Festival Entries Revealed 27/02/13
Entries for all 27 races at The Festival are now in the public domain with the unveiling of the contenders for the Grade Two OLBG Mares' Hurdle, the Grade One Weatherbys Champion Bumper and the CGA Foxhunter Chase today.

Overturn Ready to Upset Simonsig Apple-Cart 27/02/13
Donald McCain is confident that his star novice chaser Overturn has a good chance of toppling the red-hot favourite Simonsig in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham on the opening day of the Festival, Tuesday, March 12.

Nigel Twiston-Davies is looking forward to The Festival 26/02/13
One of the leading Jump trainers, Nigel Twiston-Davies has an excellent record at his local track Cheltenham, with 13 victories at The Festival and 24 at The Open (since 1990). He recently achieved his 1,500th winner.

Record Entries for Cheltenham Handicaps 21/02/13
A new record total of 1,145 entries was revealed today for the 11 handicaps at The Festival, with more Irish entries than ever.

Novice Events Take Shape With 20 Days To Go 20/02/13
There are only 20 days until The Festival 2013 gets underway and the build up continues with the unveiling of the latest confirmations for the eight outstanding novices' hurdles and novices' chases run over the four days, March 12 to 15 inclusive.

Ruby Sparkles in Build-up to Title Defence 19/02/13
Rock On Ruby, winner of last season’s Stan James Champion Hurdle, continues to please his trainer, Harry Fry, as he builds up to the defence of his hurdling crown on the opening day of the next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

Festival Glory Boost to Flourishing Career of Rebecca Curtis 14/02/13
Trainer Rebecca Curtis goes into the Cheltenham Festival hoping to build on her breakthrough success at last year's event with At Fishers Cross, the current favourite for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Henderson Leads The Pack At The Festival 14/02/13
Trainer Nicky Henderson saddled a record seven winners at The Festival in 2012, taking his total successes at the meeting to 46.

Cheltenham Championship Contests Take Shape 13/02/13
There is now just under four weeks until The Festival 2013 gets underway and the countdown intensifies today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for the five Grade One championship contests following the February 12 scratchings deadline.

Bay Increasingly Likely to Target World Hurdle 12/02/13
The high-class and tremendously versatile old stager, Tidal Bay, looks increasingly likely to bid for the Grade 1 Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next month’s Cheltenham Festival, in preference to having another crack at the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Sir Des Champs Turns the Tables on Flemenstar 09/02/13
Sir Des Champs became Ireland's main contender for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup when outstaying Flemenstar in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

Silviniaco Conti Impressive in Denman Chase 09/02/13
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls' leading Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Silviniaco Conti further cemented his position with a straightforward success in the Denman Chase at Newbury.

Nick Scholfield Inspired by First Cheltenham Festival Success 08/02/13
Since riding his first winner in an amateurs’ race at Newbury in 2006, Nick Scholfield has established himself as one of Jump racing’s brightest young talents and already has three high-profile rides to look forward to at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Hopefuls Look to Put Finishing Touches to Preparations at Newbury 07/02/13
My Tent Or Yours has been heavily-backed in the ante-post markets for this weekend's feature race, the Betfair Hurdle, at Newbury on Saturday but can the exciting six-year-old thrust joy back into the Nicky Henderson camp after the fatal fall of Darlan?

Sizing Europe Imperious in Tied Cottage Chase 03/02/13
Henry de Bromhead's chaser demonstrated that he still has plenty to offer in whichever Cheltenham Festival race connections opt for.

Look to Adonis Hurdle for Cheltenham Festival Clues 22/02/13
When you think of Cheltenham trials, the Adonis Hurdle isn't one of the most obvious races to turn to for Festival clues but the two mile juvenile contest has produced a number of useful performers down the years that have gone on to Cheltenham Festival glory.

Captain Conan Stepping Up for Jewson Challenge 01/02/13
Nicky Henderson's Captain Conan will attempt two and a half miles over fences for the first time on Saturday, February 2, when he lines up in the Betfred Mobile Lotto Challengers Novices' Chase at Sandown.

Exciting Championship Novice Hurdles Entries for The Festival31/01/13
The entries have been revealed revealed for the four championship novices’ hurdles run at the Cheltenham Festival from Tuesday, March 12, to Friday, March 15.

Rolling Star Tops Triumph Hurdle Contenders 30/01/13
The market for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, on Friday, March 15, is now taking shape with more juveniles having had a run, and a few more to make their debut in the coming weeks.

Great Novice Chase Entries at the Festival 24/01/13
The entries are revealed today for the four novice chases staged at The Festival from Tuesday, March 12, to Friday, March 15.

Jezki to Make Supreme Start at Festival 24/01/13
The Grade 1 William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle is the first event on Tuesday 12th March, the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and it promises to be an intriguing affair.

Cue Card On Target for Ryanair Chase 15/01/13
Cue Card is a general 6-1 chance for the two-mile-five-furlong Ryanair Chase, his most likely target at the Cheltenham Festival.

Sprinter Sacre Heads Champion Chase 17 10/01/13
Sprinter Sacre, who recorded a scintillating victory in the Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham last year, heads 17 entries for the Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight of Ladies Day at The Festival on Wednesday, March 13.

CGA New Sponsor of Foxhunter Chase 09/01/13
Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that the Country Gentlemen’s Association (CGA) is to sponsor the CGA Foxhunter Steeplechase at The Festival, in a five-year deal starting in 2013.

Simonsig Strengthens his Grip on Arkle Trophy Favouritism 04/01/13
Nicky Henderson has an embarrassment of equine riches on his hands at the moment with the likes of Long Run, Darla, Sprinter Sacre and Bob’s Worth, but his Simonsig will be a banker for many punters at March’s Festival.

Cheltenham Names 2013 National Hunt Chase in Honour of John Oaksey 21/12/12
Cheltenham Racecourse will name the 2013 running of the National Hunt Chase at The Festival in honour of the late John Oaksey, who died at the age of 83 on September 5 this year.

Quevega Installed New Ante-Post Favourite for World Hurdle 19/12/12
Quevega has been installed the new-ante-post favourite for the Grade 1 Ladbrokes World Hurdle with defending champion Big Buck’s out of the reckoning.

Plenty of Festival Clues and Market Moves Following the International Meeting 17/12/12
There were plenty of clues on offer at Prestbury Park over the weekend for anybody looking to untangle the antepost markets ahead of the Cheltenham Festival in March as the two day International Meeting took centre stage at the Gloucestershire track.

Betfred Extends Cheltenham Gold Cup Sponsorship 18/09/12
Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that Betfred has extended its sponsorship of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup for a further three years, up to and including 2015.

Next Generation of Gold Cup Hopefuls Emerge at Cheltenham Festival 27/03/12
No sooner had Synchronised entered the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner’s enclosure last week when the market for next year’s race was already formed by bookmakers who placed the new champion behind three others in the betting at odds of 10/1 to win back-to-back renewals of National Hunt racing's most prestigious race.

Synchronised Wins Gold Cup for McCoy and O'Neill 16/03/12
Synchronised landed a dramatic race for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in the hands of champion jockey Tony McCoy.

Big Buck's Makes World Hurdle History 15/03/12
Big Buck's made Ladbrokes World Hurdle history with a fourth successive victory in the stayers' championship at Cheltenham.

Finian's Rainbow Shines for Henderson in Champion Chase 14/03/12
Finian's Rainbow completed a magical afternoon for trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Barry Geraghty as he landed the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Rock On Ruby Flies Home in Champion Hurdle 13/03/12
Rock On Ruby ran out a most impressive winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham under Noel Fehily.

Riverside Theatre Battles to Win Ryanair Chase 15/03/12
Riverside Theatre, superbly ridden by Barry Geraghty, won a thrilling race for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Countrywide Flames Blazes to JCB Triumph Hurdle Success 16/03/12
The diminutive Countrywide Flame made up a tremendous amount of ground between the last two flights to overhaul the leading pack and spring a 33/1 surprise in the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Bellvano Leads Nicky Trio in Johnny Henderson Grand Annual 16/03/12
Nicky Henderson saddled his seventh winner of the week, a record for The Festival, when taking the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase, named after his father, with Bellvano.

Attaglance Takes the Martin Pipe Hurdle 16/03/12
Malcolm Jefferson secured a second Cheltenham Festival victory of the week when Attaglance landed the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.

Salsify Scraps to Win the Foxhunters 16/03/12
Salsify just held Chapoturgeon for an Irish victory in the Christie's Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham.

Brindisi Breeze Blasts Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle 16/03/12
Lucinda Russell, who trains north of the border at Kinross, enjoyed her first taste of success at the Cheltenham Festival when the tough Brindisi Breeze outstayed challenger Boston Bob up the hill in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle to win by two lengths.

Alderwood Wins Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle 16/03/12
Tony McCoy finally opened his account at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival when forcing Alderwood home in the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Tina Cook Rustles Up St Patrick’s Day Derby Victory 15/03/12
Olympic eventer Tina Cook charged up the Cheltenham hill to claim the honours in the St Patrick’s Derby, which is run in aid of Cancer Research UK. She rode Pashca Bere, trained by her brother Nick Gifford.

Sunnyhillboy Shines in Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir 15/03/12
The Jonjo O’Neill-trained Sunnyhillboy justified strong market support to land the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase.

Salut Flo Takes Byrne Group Plate for Pipe 15/03/12
Salut Flo landed a gamble with a gutsy all-the-way success in the Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Cape Tribulation Takes Pertemps Final 15/03/12
Cape Tribulation struck for North Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson in a driving finish to the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival.

Sir Des Champs Looks Classy in Jewson Novices’ Chase 15/03/12
Sir Des Champs maintained his unbeaten record for Willie Mullins with a clear-cut victory in the Jewson Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Champagne Fever Party in Champion Bumper 14/03/12
The Willie Mullins-trained Champagne Fever emerged victorious from the final race of day two at the Cheltenham Festival, crossing the line first in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.

Une Artiste Rocks Up in Fred Winter 14/03/12
Nicky Henderson continued his spectacular afternoon as Une Artiste gave him his fourth winner in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Son Of Flicka Steps Up in Coral Cup 14/03/12
Son Of Flicka gave Donald McCain and Jason Maguire their second winner of the week with a fine performance in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham.

Battling Bobs Worth Wins RSA Chase for Henderson 14/03/12
Nicky Henderson's Bobs Worth stayed on best up the famous Cheltenham hill to claim the RSA Chase in the hands of Barry Geraghty.

Simple for Simonsig in Neptune Novices' Hurdle 14/03/12
Simonsig blitzed the opposition in a dramatic renewal of the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Teaforthree Makes All to Win National Hunt Chase 14/03/12
Teaforthree and JT McNamara took top honours in the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham.

Hunt Ball Lands Pulteney Novices’ Handicap Chase 13/03/12
Hunt Ball capped a fairytale season when running away with the concluding Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase under top weight of 12 stone.

Quevega the Festival Queen 13/03/12
The incredible Quevega recorded her fourth successive victory with another fine display in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Balthazar King Breaks Irish Dominance of Cross Country Chase 13/03/12
Balthazar King emerged triumphant following a thrilling finish to the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Alfie Sherrin Stays On to Win JLT Specialty Chase 13/03/12
Alfie Sherrin claimed the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase at Cheltenham for Jonjo O'Neill.

Sprinter Sacre Cruises Home in Arkle Chase 13/03/12
Sprinter Sacre turned in a scintillating performance to pummel his rivals in the Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham.

Cinders And Ashes Wins Supreme Novices' 13/03/12
Donald McCain's Cinders And Ashes won the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the opening race of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Racecourse
For four extraordinary days in the middle of March the National Hunt racing community from all around the world converges on the elegant spa town of Cheltenham. The twenty races are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar with more than £2 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only seven horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Kauto Star in 2007 and 2009. The others were Best Mate (2002/03/04), L'Escargot (1970/71) Easter Hero (1929/30), Golden Miller (1932/33/34/35/36), Cottage Rake (1948/49/50) and Arkle (1964/65/66). All the successes were in consecutive years except for Kauto Star, the only horse to regain the title.Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the English sporting year.
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