Martin Pipe

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Supasundae ridden by jockey Robbie Power on the way to winning the Betway Aintree Hurdle  at Aintree Racecourse. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Magic of Light will be Jessica Harrington’s first ever Randox Aintree Grand National runner on Saturday and the renowned trainer enjoyed a perfect Liv(...)

Gordon Elliott: will have a formidable team assembled for the big race  at Aintree. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Gordon Elliott has a potential record-sized team ready to line up in Saturday’s Randox Health Aintree Grand National although there’s no doubting Tige(...)

Davy Russell: most people’s favourite for leading jockey prize. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Michael Duignan All-Ireland winner and hurling pundit Michael Duignan What wins the Champion Hurdle? Buveur D’Air has been treated wi(...)

 Lagostovegas, with Conor Hoban up, on their way to winning the Shabra Charity Handicap at Leopardstown. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

1:30 – Mr Adjudicator One of the challenges of Cheltenham is rating the respective quality of the UK and Irish novices that haven’t run against each(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott on Blow by Blow. ‘The horse ran for Rachael and is the first one to get a tune out of him this year, so it’s great.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Blow By Blow led home a one-two for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud in the Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse. Th(...)

 Sizing John, ridden by Robert Power,   winning the Stan James Irish Gold Cup earlier this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ex Patriot (1.30 – JCB Triumph Hurdle) The betting reflects the view that the UK juveniles are well clear of their Irish rivals; that seems prematur(...)

For the second day of Cheltenham guest tipster Tony Keenan recommends  betting on Tin Soldier, Sir Valentino and Auvergnat

2:50 – Tin Soldier Apparent plot horses tend to be overbet in the festival handicaps, the whiff of conspiracy often exciting punters more than soli(...)

Bookmaking firms attract punters  with loss leaders such as money-back offers, enhanced place terms and lower margins.

As well as being the pinnacle of the racing calendar, Cheltenham is the high point of the betting year and that applies to both punters and bookmakers(...)

Concussion is suspected of causing various degenerative brain diseases and there is evidence to suggest that blows to the head are not good for the brain.

It took 15 years for science to show that the tobacco industry was lying and that smoking cigarettes did cause lung cancer. The suspicions and links h(...)

Runners and riders race up the straight in front of packed stands on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

On Friday 13th it would have been very neat for Tony McCoy’s final Cheltenham festival ride to be a “lucky 13” in the race named after him but Ned Bun(...)

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