Simon Claisse

8 results

Friday’s racing at Cheltenham has been abandoned due to heavy rain. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Cheltenham’s first afternoon of its three-day November meeting has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track — and Saturday’s high-profile card must p(...)

Wednesday’s card at Cheltenham will go ahead. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Cheltenham have confirmed Day Two of the Festival will go ahead as planned, despite fears it would be postponed due to the weather. Forecasted winds (...)

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(...)

A view of the field as it enters the home straight in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Course officials at Cheltenham are taking the highly unusual step of moving a fence to reduce risks for horses and jockeys at the Festival meeting nex(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott has been forced to scratch The Storyteller from the  Cheltenham Festival after the horse suffered a muscle injury. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Gordon Elliott’s The Storyteller has suffered a setback which has ruled him out of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham (...)

Alderwood (right) is unlikely to run at the Cheltenham Festival.

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood is unlikely to run at this year’s meeting, according to trainer Tom Mullins. The 10-year-old w(...)

Groundstaff remove the frost protection covers during Champion Day at Cheltenham today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An inspection was taking place at Cheltenham this morning to see if racing will go ahead after further freezing overnight. There was a wi(...)

Thousands of Irish racing fans are travelling to Cheltenham today, carrying a new set of hopes and dreams and, if they’ve any (...)