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Horse Racing Returns!

To the delight of many racing fans the shutdown of British horse racing is over! Racing was suspended last week due to an outbreak of equine flu at Donald McCains stables in Cheshire. Three cases of the contagious virus were found at the yard…

Everything You Need to Know for Betting on the Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight on the calendar in national hunt horse racing. The annual meeting takes place in the middle of March where fans of the sport flock to the Gloucestershire track from the UK and Ireland to see the best…

Going For Gold

This week sees the arrival of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival bringing with it a week of top quality jump racing that culminates with the highlight of the British and Irish Jump Season, ‘The Gold Cup’. With close to 90 years of Gold Cup…

Gold Cup Hopes For Kauto Star

After Kauto Star had a “pretty awful fall” on the gallops last week at the Somerset yard of Paul Nicholls. It seemed the two-time champion’s return to the Cheltenham Festival this year was in doubt, particularly as the trainer only gave…

Gold Cup Line-up Taking Shape

Declarations have been made for the feature Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 18 with 34 high quality steeplechasers currently in the running to take home a share of the record £500,000 prize money, writes Elliot Slater. Reigning champion…
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Dulcote Does Nicholls Proud

On a red-letter day for champion trainer Paul Nicholls on which he sent out a stunning 96/1 four-timer at Newbury, the victory of Pride of Dulcote in the four-runner Bathwick Tyres Supports Heros Mandarin Graduation Chase may well have given…

Totesport Gold Cup Stolen

In sad news today, the Totesport Gold Cup has been stolen. The cup is presented each year to the winning owner of the Gold Cup race at Chelthenham, England’s most prestigious steeplechase after the Grand National. The stolen cup belonged…

Visiting the Cheltenham Festival

For those who are new to the Cheltenham Festival but plan on paying a visit to this year’s meeting, here is some important information! Cheltenham Racecourse is located near Cheltenham Spa in Gloucestershire, England, in the suburban village…

Excitement Mounting Ahead Of Gold Cup Clash

Judging by the media hype, the clash between reigning champion Kauto Star and former champ Denman in next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the most eagerly anticipated races for many years, writes Elliot Slater. There's certainly no…

Will Denman Beat Kauto Star Again?

Everybody knows that it is a little early to tell what will happen at the Cheltenham Race Festival, but it is more than probable that the vast majority of people will be betting a few quid on either Denman or Kauto Star for the Gold Cup. Denman,…

Punchestowns Impressive Chase Debut

Punchestowns surged to the head of betting for the RSA Chase at Cheltenham after cruising to an impressive victory on his chase debut. The Grade 2 at Newbury proved to be wholly unproblematic for the Nicky Henderson trained gelding and he…

Kauto Star's Perfect Start

Kauto Star got his season off to the perfect start but was pushed all the way by the hugely impressive Imperial Commander in Saturday's Betfair Chase. The dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner held on to take his third victory in the race but to…