Paul Nicholls

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 Davy Russell riding Presenting Percy at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

On day four of the Cheltenham festival the Gold Cup is without doubt the big draw. The entire festival, and jump racing’s, blue riband event is over t(...)

Presenting Percy wins the  RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ahead of Friday’s Magners Gold Cup it’s worth keeping in mind how after all the permutations and scenarios have been teased out beforehand championshi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Presenting Percy  has only had one run this season.

Ante-post favourite Presenting Percy heads a list of 20 horses left in the Magners Gold Cup at the confirmation stage, as he seeks to win at the Chel(...)

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(...)

Apple’s Jade, pictured with Jack Kennedy up, disputes favouritism with Buveur D’Air as she bids to become the fifth mare to claim Champion Hurdle glory. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are among 14 confirmations for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Nicky Henderson’s dual winner Buve(...)

Harry Cobden and Clan Des Obeaux took the Denman Chase at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Clan Des Obeaux cemented his Cheltenham Gold Cup claims with a facile success in the Betfair Denman Chase at Ascot. This recognised trial for the blu(...)

 A general view of the main stand at Ayr racecourse  in  Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

British horse racing was plunged into a sudden crisis on Wednesday night as it emerged that three horses in an active yard, believed to be that of Don(...)

Jockey Richard Johnson with Native River after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup at Prestbury Park last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last year’s winner Native River is one of 43 entries for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 15th. The nine-year-old came out on top in a terrif(...)

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