Ian Renton

9 results

Runners and riders compete in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Whether day two of Cheltenham on Wednesday can go ahead or not will depend on an 8.0am morning inspection. Forecast winds of close to 80km/h are pre(...)

The Bulmers cider maker C&C is backing this week’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)

UK fund manager Artemis Investment Management has accumulated a stake of more than 3 per cent in C&C for the first time in more than a decade, as (...)

Richard Johnson hugs Native River after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase during last March.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup, the showpiece of the March racing festival, will be known as the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup in a new four-year sponsorship a(...)

Sizing John ridden by Robbie Power comes home to win the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup last year. Photograph: Inpho

Inside Business is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher - or wherever you find podcasts. This(...)

OLBG Hurdle champion Apple’s Jade (right) has been nominated by owner Michael O’Leary as his best Cheltenham hope. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The most discussed creature at Naas on Sunday might have been the upcoming “beast from the east” although Cheltenham’s boss predicts it won’t get it’s(...)

 Punter can now buy only four pints or four shots of spirits at a time at bars at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

By the time the first race got under way, many hundreds of pints had already been knocked back and a fair few punters were distinctly merry. As the d(...)

Superb Story, with Harry Skelton up, on their way to winning the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Sportsfile/Corbis /Getty Images

One answer to the recent debate about the way we measure our economy’s performance could be to introduce a “Cheltenham index”. The Cotswolds racecours(...)

There will also be a crackdown on ticket touts at the Cheltenham Festival and checks will be carried out on street traders. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Horse racing fans are facing restrictions on drinking in a bid to crack down on antisocial behaviour at popular meetings. Punters attending this year(...)

A study of the Cheltenham national hunt festival by Gloucestershire University in the UK shows Irish people bought 57,375 tickets for the 2016 festival.

Irish racing fans spend more than €22 million at the annual Cheltenham national hunt festival, according to a new survey. A study of the four-day mee(...)