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Barry Geraghty onboard Sire Du Berlais comes home ahead of Tobefair to win the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s famous green and gold colours visited the Cheltenham festival winners enclosure three times on Thursday. A Grade One JLT victory for the(...)

Bryony Frost: will  carry home  hopes as Frodon’s course pedigree makes him the most likely English-trained winner of the Ryanair Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost have ensured their careers aren’t defined by gender but should they fight out the finish of Thursday’s Ryan(...)

Altior will defend his Champion Chase crown on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

The weather has relented - to an extent - and Day Two of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival will go ahead, despite fears it could be postponed due to high w(...)

 Jamie Codd riding Envoi Allen to victory in the Matheson I.N.H. Flat Race at Leopardstown in February.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s 14 years since a favourite has won the Weatherbys Champion Bumper but a lot of fingers will be burned if Envoi Allen can’t land Wednesday’s festi(...)

 Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear of the last to win The Glenfarclas Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Generally speaking, Irish racing fans aren’t partial to the more sentimental excesses that some racehorses can provoke in Britain. But Wednesday’s C(...)

Mark Walsh celebrates victory on Espoir D’Allen in the Champion Hurdle during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The label of ‘Most Popular Cromwell in Ireland’ might ordinarily be regarded as damning with faint praise but Espoir D’Allen’s surprise Unibet Champio(...)

Paul Townend guiding Laurina to victory in last year’s mares’ novice hurldle at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just four mares have ever won the Unibet Champion Hurdle. Many feel the 2019 renewal boils down to whether or not Apple’s Jade or Laurina becomes numb(...)

 The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

Laurina flies the flag for Willie Mullins in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Here we are again. Standing on the edge of the cliff, ready to dive head first into the greatest week off the year. The 2019 Cheltenham Festival is u(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

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