Faugheen

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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(...)

Faugheen, ridden by Paul Townend, wins at Leaoprdstown earlier this month. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It could very well be that it’s already over for Faugheen and nobody knows it yet. At some point over the next seven days, Willie Mullins and Rich Ric(...)

Battleoverdoyen could be kept in reserve for the Aintree festival in April. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s Grade One-winning novice chaser Battleoverdoyen is only “50-50” to line up at the Cheltenham Festival. Bat(...)

Willie Mullins:  plans to see nine-time Grade One winner Un De Sceaux return to action this weekend, possibly at Sandown.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Faugheen and Samcro are among 21 entries for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on December 22nd. The Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen suffered a shock(...)

 Buveur D’Air: looks a horse at the peak of his capabilities, coming here on the back of an unbeaten season and proven to have no issues with soft ground. Photograph:  Alan  Crowhurst/Getty Images)

It’s 20 years since Istabraq won the first of a Unibet Champion Hurdle hat-trick and his owner, JP McManus, can mark the anniversary in style on Day O(...)

Buveur D’Air, ridden by Noel Fehily, jumps the last before going on to win the Stan     James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

Not many owners could see their 2-1 favourite finish out of the money in the Stan James Champion Hurdle and still wind up with a 1-2 but Buveur D’Air’(...)

Willie Mullins with Annie Power at his Co Carlow stables last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Annie Power, who has played a central role at the last three Cheltenham Festivals both in victory and defeat, will miss this year’s meeting and may no(...)

 Ruby Walsh guided  Annie Power to Champion Hurdle success last year before adding further glory  at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power and Faugheen, the last two winners of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, headline a 28-strong entry for the Cheltenham feature on March 14th.(...)

Willie Mullins has won the Irish Champion Hurdle for the last six years with Faugheen. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins has issued an upbeat bulletin on Faugheen and is hopeful the horse can return to action in time to defend his BHP Irish Champion Hurdl(...)

Ruby Walsh: “When I was going out over her ears, I could see her head was folding in under her. And when you see that, you only have one thought. ‘Oh God, don’t break your neck.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“A pal of mine sent me a text this morning saying, ‘I’m wishing you the worst day in bookmaking history.’ Which I thought was quite good.” – Willie M(...)

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