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Farewell to Barry Geraghty, the smiling champion of Cheltenham | Greg Wood

The 40-year-old, who has announced his retirement, won 43 times at the Festival over 24 years and will be hugely missedHaving received the acclaim of Cheltenham’s cauldron of a winner’s enclosure no fewer than 43 times in his 24-year career, Barry Gera…

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Listen to the science: it was mad to go ahead with major sporting events | Barry Glendenning

New report suggests Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool match ‘increased several-fold’ the number of Covid-19 casesNow we know. The much-maligned decisions to go ahead with the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool’s Champions League match against Atlético M…

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Listen to the science: it was mad to go ahead with major sporting events | Barry Glendenning

New report suggests Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool match ‘increased several-fold’ the number of Covid-19 casesNow we know. The much-maligned decisions to go ahead with the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool’s Champions League match against Atlético M…

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Racing Ireland chief says Cheltenham ‘should probably not have taken place’

Kavanagh says with hindsight Festival should have been offDebate raging after experts call for inquiry into death tollThe chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland has stepped into the debate over the staging of last month’s Cheltenham Festival by sugges…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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My favourite game: the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup | Chris Cook

Kauto Star and Denman were both 11 and past their best but somehow ended up sharing the lead at the home turnA bit of local rivalry always helps to crank up some sporting tension and it doesn’t get much more local than two racehorses stabled next door …

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Cheltenham cited Boris Johnson’s rugby outing as a reason for Festival go-ahead

Racecourse wrote to local council before last month’s meetingGrowing concern over fixture go-ahead in coronavirus pandemic The organisers of the Cheltenham Festival cited the presence of Boris Johnson at an international rugby match shortly before the …

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Cheltenham faces criticism after racegoers suffer Covid-19 symptoms

Jockey Club insists decision to go ahead in line with guidanceAndrew Parker Bowles and Charlie Austin show symptomsCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Jockey Club, the owner of the Cheltenham Festival, has defended its de…

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Question of five-day Cheltenham returns following successful Festival

Some regard a Festival Saturday as an inevitable extension, with other insiders wary of the pressures it could bring trainersIt’s only natural to want more of what you enjoy and so, when the topic of extending the Cheltenham Festival came up last week …

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Cheltenham Festival bubble brings respite despite disbelief elsewhere

The hand sanitisers had plenty of use but otherwise it was business as usual for the huge crowd on Gold Cup dayEven by the ordinary standards of sport horse racing is an escapist place to spend your time. The Cheltenham Festival is its busiest, most he…

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Goshen comes cropper at the last with Triumph Hurdle at his mercy

Jamie Moore’s mount well clear going into final obstacleWillie Mullins’ Burning Victory takes advantage to winCheltenham would not be Cheltenham without despair as well as triumph, and no image this week summed up the ability of one to turn abruptly to…

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Al Boum Photo wins back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cups

First horse to win repeat wins since Best MateWinner holds off Santini in thrilling finish to raceYou can’t see the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup from the paddock as he is led back to unsaddle, but you can follow his progress thanks to the wave of …

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Triumphs, tumbles and hand sanitiser: Cheltenham Festival 2020 – in pictures

Our photographer Tom Jenkins captures the winners, the losers, the punters and all the thrills and spills at this year’s Cheltenham FestivalCome back later for more images of the final day of the festival, including the winner of the big race Continue …

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Talking Horses: Al Boum Photo to claim repeat victory in Gold Cup

Having waited so long for a first success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Willie Mullins is poised to make it two in a row, thanks to last year’s winnerHaving waited so long for a first success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Willie Mullins is poised to make i…

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Cheltenham Gold Cup promises last slice of enjoyment before reality hits

Irish horses and staff will return to a country on lockdownGrand National at Aintree in April may be under threatRacing tends to live in its own little world at the best of times – for many of its fans, that is part of the attraction – but the sense of…

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Samcro claims Cheltenham glory as Lisnagar Oscar pulls off Stayers’ shock

Hype horse edges out Melon in thrilling opening eventLisnagar Oscar surprise winner of centrepiece raceSamcro caused jubilation on day three of the Cheltenham Festival with a belated return to top-class form. The chestnut, for whom such high expectatio…

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Cheltenham Festival 2020: all the latest news from day three – live!

City Island can pull off surprise win in Stayers’ HurdleMcManus rues one that got away on a remarkable day And feel free to email Tony, tweet @tonypaley or post BTL 11.01am GMT Furlongs, fancy hats – and a few face masks – for Ladies’ Day at the Chelte…

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Talking Horses: City Island can pull off surprise in Stayers’ Hurdle

The selection can foil Paisley Park’s bid for a double in Thursday’s highlight at the Cheltenham FestivalPaisley Park seems set to be a hot favourite for a second consecutive success in the Stayers Hurdle, having kept his unbeaten record since then. So…

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Tame Cheltenham run suggests Tiger Roll has lost his Grand National roar

Tiger Roll finishes second in cross-country behind EasylandBookmakers push odds out to 8-1 for a third successive NationalHas the Tiger lost his roar? It is a question that must be asked after what, by the ordinary standards of Tiger Roll, was a tame d…