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Cheltenham 2016 – JLT Novices Chase

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Cheltenham 2016 JLT Novices Chase

The JLT Novices Chase was introduced at the festival in 2011, attaining Grade 1 status as of 2014. Taking place on Day 3 of the festival, the race sees horses compete over a distance of 2 mile 4 furlong on the new course, tackling 17 fences along the way. As we can see from the…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Coral Cup

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Hammersly Lake Coral Cup

The Coral Cup handicap hurdle has been part of the Cheltenham Festival since Olympian won the inaugural running in 1993. Over the years it has developed into a fiercely competitive handicap hurdle, that each year attracts an even more competitive field than the year previous. Won last year by Whisper off a mark of 153,…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Cross Country Chase

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Cross Country Chase

The Cross Country Chase is run on the cross-country course at Cheltenham over a distance of three miles and seven furlongs, this event is like no other steeplechase of its kind within the UK with a total of 32 obstacles to be jumped throughout the race, and whilst it isn’t a race for everyone due…

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The magic of Cheltenham 2015

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The Showcase Day One

With just eight days to go until the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, tensions begin to build as to what lays in store once the tapes go up for the 2015 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. One thing we can be sure about is that the “roar” we’ve been accustomed to hearing for years now, will once again be…

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Cheltenham ’15 – JLT Novices Chase

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Ptit Zig JLT Novices' Chase

The JLT Novices Chase is a Grade 1 chase run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, run on the new course at Cheltenham and was established in 2011. The race takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival which during its running there are seventeen fences to be negotiated. A…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Champion Chase

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Champagne Fever Champion Chase

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the pinnacle of the two-mile chase division’s season. Some absolutely top class horses have won this over the years, notably Badsworth Boy who won three successive renewals in the mid 1980’s. Moscow Flyer and Master Minded have since added their name to the hall of fame with two victories…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Champion Hurdle

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Jezki holds off My Tent Or Yours to make it a JP McManus 1-2 in the 2014 Champion Hurdle.

The Champion Hurdle is always one of the most exciting races of the Cheltenham Festival. Usually run at a searching gallop, there is no hiding place for the best two-mile hurdlers around and there is absolutely no room for error. Reigning champion Jezki returns to defend his crown in what should be an absolute cracker…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Triumph Hurdle

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Kalkir Triumph Hurdle

The Triumph Hurdle is a race run for four-year-old novices run over a total distance of two miles and one furlong. The race is run on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and opens the card for what is known as ‘Gold Cup Day.’ 2007 victor, Katchit, was the first winner of this race…

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Cheltenham ’15 – Arkle Chase

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Three Kingdoms Arkle Chase

The Arkle Chase is the second race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Over the years we have been treated to some real superstars over this trip including Sprinter Sacre, Sizing Europe, Moscow Flyer, Big Zeb and Master Minded in recent years. It would appear we once again have a horse within reach…

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Cheltenham ’15 – National Hunt Chase

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Very Wood

The quality of the National Hunt Chase has gradually increased in recent years and for a race that once held such lofty prestige it was seen as second only to the Aintree Grand National in its pomp, is excellent to see trainers sending good quality staying stock to this event. Won last year by Midnight…

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