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Talking Horses: Samcro news is bad but it’s not over until it’s over

A Champion Hurdle bid may be ever so doubtful but let’s remember that it remains a possibility for the time beingFrom a punter’s perspective, the key detail to bear in mind from yesterday’s news about Samcro is that he has not actually been ruled out o…

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Ruby Walsh makes his mark on Laurina and has eyes on Cheltenham

• Laurina now second-favourite for Champion Hurdle• Elixir De Nutz heading for Supreme Novice HurdleRuby Walsh is a very rare visitor to British racecourses these days but his words still carry weight with the punters and his assessment of Laurina afte…

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Might Bite heading straight to Cheltenham Gold Cup after wind operation

• 2018 runner-up has struggled for form this season• Trainer Nicky Henderson confident procedure will helpMight Bite, the runner-up in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, will go straight to this year’s race on 15 March without another run and following a…

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Talking Horses: Aintree not Cheltenham may be Frost’s best bet

Lauded jockey doesn’t have the sort of job that leads straight to Festival glory but could still land a plum Grand National rideHell is, of course, full of people typing up novelty bet offers for the New Year but there’s some morbid fascination that dr…

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Leopardstown win makes Sharjah a Cheltenham fancy but Samcro sinks again

• Willie Mullins aiming Sharjah at Champion Hurdle• Gordon Elliott baffled by another flop from SamcroGordon Elliott’s face betrayed shock rather than surprise after the Ryanair Hurdle here on Saturday, as he watched the big-screen replay of a race whe…

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Cheltenham tweaks welcome but perception of racing’s safety may never change | Talking Horses

BHA needed to respond after a spike in deaths at the 2018 Festival, but the chasm between the public’s view of the dangers of horse racing and the actuality may never be bridgedThe BHA’s review of last season’s Cheltenham Festival, which was overseen b…

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Cheltenham Festival to reduce field sizes in bid to improve safety

• Changes proposed for meeting after seven deaths this year• Pre-race veterinary checks to be increased at the fixtureThe British Horseracing Authority published a series of recommendations on Wednesday designed to improve the safety and welfare of hor…

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Buveur D’Air routs Samcro in Newcastle’s Fighting Fifth Hurdle

• Samcro still aimed at Cheltenham’s Champion Hurdle• Tom Scudamore steers Sizing Tennessee to Newbury victoryGordon Elliott was impressively succinct after seeing his hurdler Samcro routed by Buveur D’Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle here on Saturday….

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Lalor romps home at Cheltenham to hand Kayley Woollacott ‘massive day’

• Lalor’s odds cut for Cheltenham Festival Arkle Trophy• Child-friendly chaser rewards Twitter followersLalor, the horse who is helping a stable cope with bereavement, looks like being every bit as good over fences as was hoped and is the second-favour…

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Cheltenham Festival glory and tragedy: Campbell Gillies and Brindisi Breeze

In an extract from Chris Cook’s new book Three Of A Kind: The Scudamores, the trainer Peter, his partner, Lucinda Russell, and Campbell Gillies’ mother Lesley talk about the double tragedy that befell the jockey and his Cheltenham winnerIn March 2012, …

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Talking Horses: surprise as Samcro will stay over hurdles this season

Gordon Elliott has revealed that he and the horse’s owners want to try to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in MarchSamcro has become favourite with some bookmakers for the Champion Hurdle after news broke this morning that the hugely promising che…

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Native River and Might Bite dominate jumps ratings after Gold Cup duel

• Cheltenham Festival victor rated stone behind Kauto Star• Punchestown hero Faugheen given top-rated hurdler mantleNative River and Might Bite, who fought out a memorable duel around two circuits of Cheltenham in the Gold Cup in March, were the only s…

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Harriet Tucker: ‘Cheltenham Festival winner was a childhood dream’

After almost leaving Paul Nicholls’s yard last summer victory aboard Pacha Du Polder is a dream come true – despite a dislocated shoulderThe least likely triumph of last week’s Cheltenham Festival belonged to Harriet Tucker, an unknown with one previou…

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Cheltenham boosted by RSPCA’s Muir as review into horse fatalities begins

• Muir ‘not looking for blame’ after six deaths at Festival• ‘Nobody there wants to see horses die’ says RSPCA consultantCheltenham racecourse has received an early boost from the RSPCA as work begins on a review into the six equine fatalities that occ…

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Irish excellence at Cheltenham a cause for celebration not protection | Greg Wood

Talk of introducing barriers to keep Irish the Irish in check after their 17-winner haul at the Festival are ridiculous – the best jumping horses should be celebrated regardless of their originAs if another thumping return from Cheltenham and then the …

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Colin Tizzard plots a Cheltenham Gold Cup repeat for Native River

• Trainer says a light campaign can deliver a 2019 victory • Irish Turf Club stung by call for Festival ‘level playing field’A day after his gallant performance in winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Native River made what is likely to be his last public …

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British Horseracing Authority may use barriers to keep Irish raiders in check

• Pressure on Turf Club over dope-testing and handicapping• Measures planned as Irish dominate Cheltenham FestivalAn unspecified form of protectionism might form part of the future of British horse racing after Brexit, it has been suggested during anot…

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Native River leads all the way to win Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival

• Champion jockey Richard Johnson rides 5-1 winner• Favourite Might Bite finishes a brave runner-upNative River has become the splendidly brave winner of a Cheltenham Gold Cup which, despite 15 runners, was a duel from the outset between the gallant ch…

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Cheltenham Festival 2018: Gold Cup day – live!

Live updates from the Festival on Cheltenham Gold Cup dayHenderson bids for historic Festival treble in Gold CupCheltenham Gold Cup day tips: Might Bite can strike it bigTom Jenkins’s best images from Cheltenham so farSend Niall an email | Tweet @niall…

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Cheltenham Festival 2018 – in pictures

Photographer Tom Jenkins went along to the first three days to document the runners, riders, winners, losers and the atmosphere at Cheltenham Continue reading…