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Rachael Blackmore celebrates (just) one of her victories –  with Quilixios at Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Abraham

What with her fondness for winning horse races, it’s probable that Rachael Blackmore was a bit disappointed to be beaten into second in Friday’s Gold (...)

Rachael Blackmore urges Honeysuckle on to win the Mares Hurdle race at last year’s    Cheltenham  Racing Festival in Gloucestershire. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

Bookmakers reckon they’ve got enough on their side to prevent a day one festival bonanza for punters at Cheltenham on Tuesday. A series of short-pric(...)

Davy Russell will hold on to the ride on Envoi Allen if he get back in time for Cheltenham. Last year they combined to win the  Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the meeting for trainer Gordon Elliott. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Davy Russell remains very confident about making it back from injury in time to ride at the Cheltenham festival. With five weeks until the start of j(...)

Adam Wedge riding Lisnagar Oscar celebrates winning the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle. Photograph: Getty Images

Gordon Elliott could be in line for a record Cheltenham festival tally after bringing his haul for the week to six with a day three hat-trick. The 54(...)

Samcro ridden by Davy Russell alongside Melon during the Marsh Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Samcro edged out Melon — and Faugheen — in a thrilling race for the Marsh Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. The 2018 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winner has(...)

There was a crowd of 56,943 at Cheltenham on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A crowd of 56,943 at Cheltenham on Wednesday was down on last year’s record day two attendance of 59,209 with the Coronavirus threat again appearing t(...)

Jonathon Plouganou on-board Easysland comes home to win ahead of Tiger Roll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not many horses can leave a trainer feeling deflated after saddling a Cheltenham double that includes the best young prospect in the sport but Gordon (...)

Honeysuckle and Rachael Blackmore following victory in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Having been a poster-act on the run up to Cheltenham the partnership of Honeysuckle and Rachael Blackmore delivered their lines with aplomb on Tuesday(...)

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tens of thousands of people are flocking to day one of the Cheltenham festival as organisers oversee a raft of special measures to try to keep visitor(...)

 Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win the  Irish Champion Hurdle during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s often the pioneer’s lot to be defined by the mould they’ve broken. Rachael Blackmore doesn’t like being called a female jockey. She sees herself (...)

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