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Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th March 2023

Early Pointers Towards 2023 Cheltenham Festival 29/03/22
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival was another fantastic four days of jumps racing and it was a meeting that did not disappoint. Here is a look at some of the stars of the week who could prevail once again at the Festival in 2023.

Banbridge wins the Martin Pipe Hurdle under Mark McDonagh for Joseph O'Brien. A clean sweep for Irish trained horses on the final day.

Elimay wins the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase under Mark Walsh for Willie Mullins.

Billaway finally has his day in the sun, winning the Foxhunters' Chase at the third time of asking for Patrick & Willie Mullins.

A Plus Tard is a brilliant winner of the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup and Rachael Blackmore is a Gold Cup heroine with a sensational victory for Henry De Bromhead.

The Nice Guy retains his unbeaten record in brilliant style to lead home a 1-2 fo Willie Mullins with Sean O'Keeffe doing the steering.

State Man travels like a dream & surges to success to complete a quickfire double for the Mullins and Townend team. 10-13

Better luck for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend in the opener today as Vauban wins the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Chambard ends a great day on a high by winning at 40/1 for Venetia WIlliams and Lucy Turner.

Love Envoi wins the Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdle with a fine effort under Johnny Burke for Harry Fry.

Coole Cody flies home to win the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase under Adam Wedge for Evan Williams.

A brilliant ride by Danny Mullins on Flooring Porter to retain his Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle crown.

Allaho lands the Ryanair Chase under Paul Townend for a second successive year for Willie Mullins.

Third Wind lands the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle for the Hughie Morrison team. 7-9

Galopin Des Champs falls at the last and Bob Olinger wins the Turners for Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore.

Facile Vega wins the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for Patrick and Willie Mullins. 6-8

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Global Citizen wins the Grand Annual Handicap Chase for
Kielan Woods and Ben Pauling.

Tiger Roll was oh so brave on his swansong, but Delta Work defeats his stable companion in a thrilling Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.

Energumene streaks clear to win a dramatic Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Commander Of Fleet wins a gruelling Coral Cup under 5 lb claimer Shane Fitzgerald at 50/1!

L'Homme Presse wins the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase forCharlie Deutsch and Venetia WIlliams.

Sir Gerhard justified his hot favourite status as he claimed the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.

Stattler impresses in the Ukraine Appeal National Hunt Chase to run out a ready winner for Patrick & Willie Mullins.

Brazil is the winner of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, narrowly beating hot favourite Gaelic Warrior.

Marie’s Rock lands the Mares’ Hurdle at 18/1 for Nicky Henderson and Nico De Boinville.

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Honeysuckle - the horse of a lifetime, lands her second Champion Hurdle to get Ireland on the board.

Corach Rambler thunders home to land the Ultima for the Grand National winning combination of Lucinda Russell & Derek Fox.

Alan King gets his first winner at the Festival since 2015 as Edwardstone storms home in the Sporting Life Arkle Novices' Chase.

Constitution Hill gets the Cheltenham Festival 2022 off to a fabulous start in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle!

Honeysuckle will face nine rivals as she defends her Unibet Champion Hurdle crown at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.

Shishkin and Energumene are on course for a mouth-watering rematch at Cheltenham on Wednesday with the pair among eight runners declared for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Last year’s hero Flooring Porter is one of three previous winners in a field of 10 of the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Thursday.

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Fascinating Gold Cup to Headline Cheltenham Festival 2022 14/03/22
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival is here and while there are 28 huge races across the four days of action, it is the big grade one Championship races that always draw most of the attention.

Who are the Favourites to Win the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup? 14/03/22
With the Cheltenham Festival right around the corner, there will be many who will be looking for the best bonuses and promo codes that they can find to enhance the betting experiences that they may decide to have on one of the greatest horse racing spectacles around the world.

Betting on Cheltenham: Everything you need to consider 11/03/22
With the Cheltenham Festival drawing ever nearer and with the excitement ratcheting up, punters up and down the land will be planning on having a flutter and will try to make the most of some great betting offers on some of the most popular races in our racing calendar.

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Four Reasons Galvin Could Take the Cheltenham Gold Cup by Storm 07/03/22
It’s a sweet feeling to win any race at the four-day Prestbury Park meeting, but the thrill of landing a winner in the Gold Cup is about as good as it gets in the sport.

The Top Contenders for the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup 25/02/22
It’s the culmination of a week of hugely competitive jump racing, which attracts the best stayers from the UK, Ireland and beyond.

The History of the Cheltenham Festival 17/02/22
More than two hundred thousand of us attend the Cheltenham Festival each year, and we all develop a whole new love for the sport of horse racing during our time there.

Al Boum Photo on Course for Historic Cheltenham Treble 11/02/22
Victory in this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup would be a remarkable achievement but this is no ordinary horse.

Why the Stayers’ Hurdle Might be the Best Race at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival 10/02/22
The Stayers’ Hurdle, while respected, doesn’t often feature in pre-meeting discussions. However, this time around, it could be the competition that catches the attention of the sporting public more than any other.

The Major Talking Points from Last Year's Cheltenham Festival 09/02/22
As anticipation starts to build over Cheltenham, horse racing fans are finally looking forward to returning to the stands for a big event, after the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed the last 18 months or so of action as far as the National Hunt season is concerned.

Shishkin Versus Energumene II: Could Ascot Have Consequences for Cheltenham? 09/02/22
Sadly, far too many clashes are damp squibs, leaving the punters underwhelmed and the sport of horse racing licking its wounds. Shishkin versus Energumene at Ascot wasn’t one of these occasions.

Will Al Boum Photo Finally Claim His Third Gold Cup at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival? 07/02/22
The firm favourite to win a third consecutive Gold Cup, the gelding came up short against the likes of Minella Indo and A Plus Tard. After that run, most people assumed he was out for the count.

Cheltenham Festival 2022 Dates, Ticket Information, And Odds 18/01/22
The time of year when the Cheltenham Festival usually takes place is nearly upon us. Gone are the holidays and festivities, with 2022 now well underway - for horse racing fans, it's all about that calendar.

5 Key Battles for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival 22/12/21
As the focus is going on the winter horse racing meetings, it might surprise some jumps racing fans to learn that the Cheltenham Festival is fewer than 100 days away.

Cheltenham 2021 in retrospect: Day four 17/01/22
With horse racing fans counting down the days to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, it’s the perfect time to start examining the betting market in the hopes of predicting a few winners across the meeting’s four days.

Best Moments in Cheltenham Festival History 09/12/21
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most prominent meetings in the UK horse racing calendar, with a prize money pot second only to the Grand National.

Festival Focus Steps Up a Gear as Cheltenham Stars Face a Busy Christmas 03/12/21
Preparation work for next year’s Cheltenham Festival will move into overdrive over the next few weeks, with a host of runners being put through their paces at the big Christmas meetings.

Champion Hurdle Already Setting Up to Be a Battle of the Mares 17/11/21
The 2021 Champion Hurdle was won by Honeysuckle, with the mare coming away from the field up the hill to win by over six lengths.

Monkfish Looks Primed for Gold Cup Challenge 19/07/21
Monkfish saw a run of seven straight victories that ended at the Punchestown Festival when he was beaten at the Champion Novice Chase at the end of the 2020/21 National Hunt campaign.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022: Will Everything Go Swimmingly for Monkfish? 20/05/21
Monkfish has the speed and the build to be a Gold Cup champion, and he has shown in the past that he has the stamina to win in a mudbath, too. This is a horse for all occasions – there’s none bigger than the Cheltenham Festival showpiece.

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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 £4 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.

best mateCheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only eight horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Alboum Photo in 2019 and 2020. The others were Kauto Star (2007/09) 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. The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the English sporting year.