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Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (left) head for home in the Royal Sun Alliance Chase.

Jim Culloty hasn’t taken a straight-forward road to Cheltenham festival success as a trainer but Lord Windermere made it all w(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham yesterday. 
2013 Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, England 12/3/2013Trainer Will
Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

[BYLINE1]BRIAN O’CONNOR[/BYLINE1][BYLINE2]At Cheltenham [/BYLINE2]It’s easy to paint Pont Alexandre’s tilt at the Neptune Hurdle in roma(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty the one to beat in the  Queen Mother Champion Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre is the poster-horse of Cheltenham 2013, jump racing’s own swaggering pretty-boy with the natural ability to mat(...)

Groundstaff remove the frost protection covers during Champion Day at Cheltenham today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An inspection was taking place at Cheltenham this morning to see if racing will go ahead after further freezing overnight. There was a wi(...)

Paul Townend puts  Hurricane Fly through his paces yesterday on the gallops in Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland ’s sporting fortunes often revolve around a single personality: a Roy Keane or Brian O’Driscoll performing when it counts most. (...)

My Tent Or Yours is a hotpot for the opening William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle; Simonsig’s even hotter for the Racing Post Arkle: but (...)

Horses and jockeys make their way past ground sheeting covering the course as they head out to the gallops at the Cheltenham racecourse yesterday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

The late Fr Sean Breen is especially missed at Cheltenham this year. Not only had he peerless knowledge after more than 40 years attending the fest(...)

Hurricane Fly ridden by Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

[BYLINE1]BRIAN O’CONNOR[/BYLINE1][BYLINE2]at Cheltenham [/BYLINE2]Great champions find a way to win even when the going gets tough and although(...)

Cian Traynor, a true coffee lover learning the art of crema from three very different teachers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Midway through an intensive barista training class, a man who calls himself “the happy coffee guy” inspects my umpteenth espresso of the day. S(...)

Midway through an intensive barista training class, a man who calls himself “the happy coffee guy” inspects my umpteenth espresso of the day. S(...)

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