Nicky Henderson

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Willie Mullins: has almost twice as many runners on Friday as Gordon Elliott and Nicky Henderson put together. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Willie Mullins pitches four runners into the pursuit of the Cheltenham Gold Cup grail, but potential success also looks to be lurking among the rest o(...)

 Richard Johnson riding Native River to victory in  The Betfair Denman Steeple Chase at Newbury in  February.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Native River doesn’t bring glamour to the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. His reputation leans more to admirable than aristocratic. No one’s ever going t(...)

Racegoers watch the JLT Novices’ Chase at  the 2018 Cheltenham Festival: There are 25,000 annual horse movements between the UK, France and Ireland. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Henry de Bromhead would be more than familiar with European Union red tape. The trainer, who won Thursday’s feature Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham (...)

 Willie Mullins secured a record 61st winner at Cheltenham on Thursday when Laurina claimed the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

On what came agonisingly close to being a landmark day at Cheltenham for Irish racing, Willie Mullins secured his own piece of history with a double t(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy  after winning the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on Veneer of Charm  at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Only the Champion Chase winner Altior prevented an Irish clean-sweep of the Day Two Cheltenham action with six winners for the raiders including a 468(...)

 Altior ridden by Nico de Boinville on his way to winning the  Champion Chase  ahead of Paul Townend and Min at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Nicky Henderson is feeling the heat from Willie Mullins in regard to his status as the Cheltenham festival’s most successful ever trainer but history (...)

Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Altior to victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase Action. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Altior claimed a dramatic renewal of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham to remain unbeaten over jumps. In the process he was winning at th(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates on Benie Des Dieux after winning the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Day One. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

No other jockey has ever heard their name chanted by the Cheltenham crowd but then the festival has never had a jockey to compare with Ruby Walsh. Th(...)

Buveur D’Air ridden by Barry Geraghty (left) on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters

By the end it looked like slow-motion chess but Buveur D’Air had the Cheltenham Grand Master Barry Geraghty on his back to become the 13th horse to re(...)

 Nico de Boinville riding Altior  to win the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown Park in April 2017. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The foot scare that briefly threatened Altior’s expected Queen Mother Champion Chase coronation will prey on many minds, although, as Cheltenham cloud(...)

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