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2014 Cheltenham Festival – Day One

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Anthony Sherratt takes Our Conor to land the 2014 Champion Hurdle

We are just hours away from Day One of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, so I thought I’d quickly make this post to point you towards all our previews for the first day, and you can access them all from one page. The meeting kicks off with the famous roar as the tapes go up at…

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Cheltenham ’14 – Triumph Hurdle

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Royal Irish Hussar taken to return to form in Triumph Hurdle 2014.

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.’ With this race being for four-year-olds only, it has often…

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Cheltenham ’14 – Champion Hurdle

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Anthony Sherratt takes Our Conor to land the 2014 Champion Hurdle

The Grade 1 Champion Hurdle is the feature race on Champion Day, the first day of the Cheltenham Festival where all of the best two-mile hurdlers do battle, and this year’s renewal is shaping up to be one of the very best we’ve seen for many a year. The current defending champion is the magnificent…

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National Hunt ’20 To Follow’ 2013/2014

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20 To Follow

It has reached that point in the year again where our attentions turn from the flat towards the National Hunt sphere for another winter of thrills and spills, usually in equal measure. Jamie Taylor casts his eye over some of the equine gladiators likely to do battle over the forthcoming months and hand selects his…

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The Showcase & The New One

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One of the regrets with the NH season is that there aren’t enough clashes between high-class animals outside of the big four days in March. In that respect it was great to see Rock On Ruby & The New One meet in a Kempton Listed hurdle on Sunday, even though – as with last term’s…

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Cheltenham ’13 – Triumph Hurdle

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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.’ With this race being for four-year-olds only, it has often…

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