How to Prepare for Your First Cheltenham Festival

HAVE you decided to attend the Cheltenham Festival for the first time this year? If so, continue reading to find out everything you need to know before you go. If you have decided to attend the Cheltenham Festival for the first time, you must ensure you are as prepared as you possibly can be. It …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival 2022: 4 Nicky Henderson Horses to Follow

TRAINER Nicky Henderson will head the British bid to enjoy a successful time of things at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival next March. Last year’s meeting was dominated by Irish horses and many pundits believe that it will be a similar story in the spring. However, Henderson will have a strong squad at his disposal including Shishkin, …[Read More]

Can Al Boum Photo complete Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick?

THE stick used to beat Best Mate, the last horse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times, with was that he dominated a period of otherwise below par Grade 1 staying steeplechasers. As Al Boum Photo bids to match that achievement in the current National Hunt season, can the same doubts be said of …[Read More]

Envoi Allen continues on the road to Cheltenham

THE exciting Envoi Allen will make his second appearance over fences in the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday. The six-year-old, trained by Gordon Elliott, has two Cheltenham Festival wins under his belt and is already the hot favourite in the horse racing betting for the Marsh Chase at next March’s extravaganza. Envoi …[Read More]

Katie Walsh goes behind the scenes at Cheltenham

FROM the weighing room to the winners’ enclosure, Betway ambassador Katie Walsh reveals what really goes on behind the scenes during Festival week in a great new video. The former jockey takes broadcaster Nick Luck on a guided tour of the racecourse at Cheltenham and offers a peek at what it’s really like to ride …[Read More]

Can Elegant Escape Win the 2019 Grand National?

by ANNIE DALE Elegant Escape has the progressive profile of a Grand National winner – there’s no doubt about it. Already one of the best staying chasers in the business, he is still just seven years old and there is scope for further improvement. He has finished inside the top three in 13 of his …[Read More]

Native River heads to Newbury

NATIVE RIVER, the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, is on target to contest the Betfair Denman Chase in which he will be trying to win the race for the third year running at Newbury on Saturday. Trainer Colin Tizzard is keen to follow the same route he took with his stable star a year ago …[Read More]

Can forgotten horse Coneygree bounce back?

CHELTENHAM’S November meeting is gaining traction. It’s a bit of a mini Festival and increasing numbers of Irish visitors are hopping across the Channel for it. The BetVictor Gold Cup and Greatwood Hurdles are the two features but one of my favourite races is the 3m 3f BetVictor Handicap Chase. This year could see the …[Read More]

Richard Hoiles teaches West Ham stars how to commentate

FOUR West Ham players went back to school…. Commentary School to be precise with one of horse racing’s best callers Richard Hoiles. The ITV Racing supremo tutored England goalkeeper Joe Hart, French football legend Patrice Evra, midfield veteran Mark Noble and strapping centre-back James Collins in the art of holding the mic and calling home …[Read More]

Five northern raiders at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

THE victory of Baywing in the Betfred Eider Chase at Newcastle on Saturday was just the latest big-race success for the north. It came a week after the brilliant Waiting Patiently won the Grade One Ascot Chase.  The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is the mecca for owners, trainers, jockeys and, of course, punters and this year …[Read More]