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 Trainer Willie Mullins: claimed  victory with four horses on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival and a 1-2-3 in the  Champion Hurdle.  Niall Carson/PA

Trainer Willie Mullins may be enjoying record-breaking success at Cheltenham this week, but he is also on a winner at home, where his horse-transport (...)

Dodging Bullets ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies  races clear to win the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

As Cheltenham gestures go, a 1,429/1 Day Two hat-trick highlighted by Dodging Bullets’ Queen Mother Champion Chase was a particularly defiant one by B(...)

Windsor Park ridden by Davy Russell on their way to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It’s a game where every prediction comes with a ‘touch-wood’ nod to fate but Don Poli’s RSA triumph at Cheltenham was stamped with so much future Gold(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate winning the Champion Hurdle with Faugheen on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has redrawn the parameters of Cheltenham dominance with a dazzling opening day Grade 1 four-timer which indicates further radical recal(...)

Ruby Walsh on Faugheen goes clear before winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle. Photograph:  Matthew Child/Reuters

It is Faugheen’s happy fate to be forever the centrepiece of his trainer’s epic 2015 opening day festival four-timer but time may well record how it w(...)

Annie Power with Ruby Walsh: Looks a class above the opposition in the OLBG Mares’ hurdle. Her stable companion Glens Melody poses perhaps the biggest threat. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A rare consensus about Day One of this year’s Cheltenham festival is that all four of Willie Mullins’s Grade One hotpots surely can’t win: and yet boo(...)

A racegoer checks a selfie he took with Faugheen, the favourite to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Whatever the sport, few things resonate more than an unbeaten record, conjuring as they do notions of invincibility often more make-believe than real(...)

In the parade ring at the festival last year. Photograph: Joe Giddens

To the uninitiated tuning in to see what all this Cheltenham panic is about, Michael O’Leary will be among the festival’s most recognisable faces, a g(...)

View during Cheltenham Festival 2014. Scepticism of tips and claims made by bookmakers are two of the rules to follow at this year’s event, according to Brian O’Connor. File photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

If experience really is just another name for our mistakes, the following are ten Cheltenham cautions to live by – don’ts rather than do’s – from some(...)

Katie Walsh:  ‘I never in my life went down to the start of a race thinking that I was girl in a field of lads.’ Photograph: Spencer Murphy

Katie Walsh fishes for her phone and digs out the publicity photo she had shot a couple of weeks ago to promote Ladies’ Day at Aintree. “I had to ride(...)

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