Nicky Henderson

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Buveur D’Air ridden by Barry Geraghty holds off Melon and Paul Townend to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge at Cheltenham. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Buveur D’Air was made to pull out all the stops to successfully defend his crown in the Unibet Champion Hurdle and land the race for a seventh time fo(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper (right) beats Vroom Vroom Mag ridden by Paul Townend to win the OLBG Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The English-trained Buveur D’Air is an overwhelming favourite to successfully defend his Champion Hurdle title but otherwise the start of Cheltenham (...)

 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(...)

Ruby Walsh will partner Douvan in Wednesday’s  Champion Chase. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Douvan is set to take his chance in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday. Trainer Willie Mullins and owner Rich Ricci had sugge(...)

Road To Respect: Noel Meade is hopeful there will be decent ground at Cheltenham on Friday for his Gold Cup contender. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham is set to start on the softest ground conditions the festival has seen in over 20 years. The going at Cheltenham on Sunday was described (...)

Douvan:  may be switched to Ryanair Chase from the Queen Mother Champion Chase – a decision will be made on Monday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins lost Cheltenham’s Leading Trainer Award to his great rival Gordon Elliott last year but Ireland’s champion appears to have once again s(...)

Paul Townend on Getabird. The six-year-old is unbeaten in four starts,and was a brilliant winner of the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ante-post favourite Getabird is one of 28 horses confirmed for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesda(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Noel Fehily,   winning  the Champion Chase  at Cheltenham in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mouthwatering prospect of Altior v Douvan in next week’s Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase means Special Tiara’s achievement in appearing in the (...)

Willie Mullins with Douvan, who could return in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The strength in depth of the Irish challenge for next week’s Cheltenham festival means it is 6-1 the raiders secure a new record haul of 20 or more wi(...)

Jessica Harrington watches as Our Duke passes by during the media visit to her Commonstown Stables in Moone. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Jessica Harrington’s father was a British Army Brigadier so it’s no surprise command comes easy to her and she wasted little time exerting her author(...)

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