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2020 Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Results

It was cold, windy and wet on the opening day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. That didn't stop the thousands of fans from flocking to the racecourse to enjoy a great day out. With the beer and champagne flowing it was time to get the today's…

Champion Hurdle Is Nicky Henderson’s To Lose

If ever there was a course specialist it's Nicky Henderson at Cheltenham. Sending out more than 60 winners since 1985, he frequently goes toe-to-toe with Irish Champion trainer Willie Mullins for leading trainer at the Festival. Though the last…
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Epatante The Favourite For The Champion Hurdle 2020

Always a hotly contested race, the Champion Hurdle is where the best of the best gather to battle it out for the Grade 1 win at the Cheltenham Festival. And 2020 won't be any different. 36 runners have officially been entered and unsurprisingly…

Will History Be Made In The Champion’s Hurdle?

As the February lull is behind us, both punters and non-gambling fans of the Sport of Kings are now salivating over the upcoming 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Day One of the Festival will feature the prestigious hurdling two-miler that is the Champion…
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Henderson Mare Verdana Blue Stakes Champion Hurdle Claim

Verdana Blue made it two out of two last weekend when winning the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton. And with that, threw herself firmly into the Champion Hurdle picture next March. The mare looked in great form once again, beating a decent field. But…
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Is Faugheen Still Worth Backing In The Champion Hurdle?

It is fair to say that Faugheen has had the most scrutiny of any horse in the lead up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The Willie Mullins trained hurdler, once regarded as the best in the business, has had a strange time of it since making…
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Will 2017 See The Return of Faugheen?

Few horses have been mentioned as often as Faugheen over the past 18 months. What makes that incredible is that we haven’t seen him on a racecourse since January 2016, when he bolted up in the Irish Champion Hurdle. We thought he would defend…
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Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Preview

The Cheltenham Champion Hurdle has proved to be one hell of a rollercoaster ride for antepost investors in this particular market in recent weeks but it does appear now that there is a settled market with some fairly definite participants being…

Tough Choice For Walsh In Champion Hurdle

Will it be Hurricane Fly or stable mate Faugheen that legendary jockey Ruby Walsh chooses for the Cheltenham Festival 2015 Champion Hurdle? While no decision has yet been made, Walsh knows one thing for sure and that's his head will rule his…