Paul Townend

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Irish jockey Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo delivered Willie Mullins the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup success he craved and provided jockey Paul Townend with magnificent redemption (...)

 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(...)

Altior will defend his Champion Chase crown on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

The weather has relented - to an extent - and Day Two of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival will go ahead, despite fears it could be postponed due to high w(...)

 Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates after winning the   Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Rachael Blackmore’s superb groundbreaking season continued on Tuesday when the pioneering jockey rode her first Cheltenham festival winner on A Plus T(...)

Champion Hurdle contender Laurina on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse on Sunday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham’s authorities are bracing for a late winter weather kick with a wind warning in place for Day Two of the festival on Wednesday. After mont(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

Cadmium: booked his ticket to the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham in winning the WhatOddsPaddy? Chase at Naas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cadmium booked his ticket to the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham in winning the WhatOddsPaddy? Chase at Naas. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-(...)

Rathvinden earned Willie Mullins an eight win in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rathvinden is firmly on course for Aintree after giving Willie Mullins an eighth success in the BetVictor Bobbyjo Chase on his reappearance in the Gra(...)

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