Excitement building as owners could return to UK meetings from the end of March

When they say there is, ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ it’s possible that owners could make a limited return to UK tracks from the end of March. The British Horseracing Authority issued an update to owners and industry stakeholders on Monday morning, confirming that plans were under way for owners to be admittedContinue reading “Excitement building as owners could return to UK meetings from the end of March”

A ‘Magical’ week for Rachel Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead

Before Cheltenham began, trainer Henry de Bromhead never anticipated the events that would enfold over the course of the week. He admits that the “unbelievable” week had surpassed even his wildest expectations. With Jack Kennedy on board, Minella Indo took the Gold Cup on the Friday and this was after the Waterford-based trainer had alreadyContinue reading “A ‘Magical’ week for Rachel Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead”

Tiger Roll heading to Aintree?

Tiger Roll’s owners have raised the possibility of a trip to Aintree after all – but for the Betway Bowl. The dual Randox Grand National winner produced another stunning display at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday when landing his third Glenfarclas Chase, his fifth win at the meeting overall. In previous years Tiger Roll hadContinue reading “Tiger Roll heading to Aintree?”

The sound of silence is deafening for riders, but their spirits are raised by the applause from colleagues

Ruby Walsh spoke of his sympathy for the riders, owners and horses whose achievements at this week’s Cheltenham Festival have excited everyone but have been greeted in the winners’ enclosure by an amazing applause from their colleagues. Emotions were high and some reduced to tears. The famous meeting is being held behind closed doors becauseContinue reading “The sound of silence is deafening for riders, but their spirits are raised by the applause from colleagues”

Rachael Blackmore strikes again on day two at Cheltenham as Bob Olinger powers up the hill

Rachael Blackmore and Henry de Bromhead, the winning combination of the Champion Hurdle, were back in the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure again as Bob Olinger took the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – the opening race on day two of the Festival. Making history on Tuesday as the first female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle, Rachel Blackmore,Continue reading “Rachael Blackmore strikes again on day two at Cheltenham as Bob Olinger powers up the hill”

Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website

3.40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200yds Well, what can anyone say? What a wonderful achievement for both horse and rider. Racing has certainly come of age with Rachel Blackmore becoming the first female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle. The future has arrived! For our next race we are selecting GreatContinue reading “Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website”

Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website

3.05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy 2m 87yds Some money back for us with Cepage finishing 4th at advised 25/1 Well done to Vintage Clouds under a good ride from Ryan Mania for Sue Smith. Now the big one, the Champion Hurdle. All we can do is say good luck to Rachel Blackmore and HoneysuckleContinue reading “Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website”

Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website

2.30 Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f Shiskin goes in at odds on for the Nicky Henderson-Nico De Boinville Team. So, two easy winners on the board for the favourite’s and all eyes will be on Honeysuckle for the Champion Hurdle. Before that we have the Ultima Handicap Chase and for this we areContinue reading “Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website”

Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website

1.55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) A good start for favourite backers as Appreciate It won going away. Unfortunately, for us Blue Lord came down when it looked he could get us a profit for coming second. Not to be. The next is another Mullins charge to challenge the odds-on Shiskin.Continue reading “Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website”

Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website

First up is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade1) All eyes will be on the Willie Mullins trained Appreciate It and the Henry De Bromhead runner, Ballyadam. Paul Townend and Jack Kennedy may well battle it out up the hill but we favour a fast finishing run from Blue Lord under a ‘canny’ ride from DarylContinue reading “Our Selection’s for the First Day’s racing from Cheltenham are published on our website”