Whittington attacks ‘madness’ of threats to NH Chase

Trainer Harry Whittington has launched a passionate defence of the National Hunt Chase and its place at the Cheltenham Festival. And while Whittington is the latest to argue for unity in the [...]

Pentland Hills lands the Triumph

It costs just £57 a year to own a Triumph Hurdle winner. The 3,000 members of the Owners Group 031 syndicate, which owns Pentland Hills had their wildest dreams come true as Nico de Boinville [...]

Altior digs deep to retain Champion title

The latest number one against his name tells nothing like the whole story. More than once it seemed this was the day when the glorious victory streak would come to an end. If we thought that, [...]

Altior bids to make it 18 in a row in Champion

The winning machine that is Altior has a record in his sights as he seeks to continue his ruthless domination of the two-mile chasing division by posting his fourth consecutive success at the [...]

Buveur D’Air out to join select band

Victory would elevate Buveur D’Air into the company of Hatton’s Grace, Sir Ken, Persian War, See You Then and Istabraq as a three-time winner of the Champion Hurdle. But what had seemed rather [...]

Nicky Henderson Cheltenham Festival Stable Tour

Nicky Henderson has enjoyed more success than most at the Cheltenham Festival down the years and the Seven Barrows’ handler will be hoping for another successful visit to Prestbury Park. [...]

‘Gossy’ wins Godolphin Rider/Groom Award

Stewart ‘Gossy’ Gossnell, based at Lambourn trainer Richard Hughes’ Weathercock House, has won the Rider/Groom award at the Godolphin Stable and Stud Awards 2019, held at at the Jumeriah Carlton [...]

Henderson highlights his chances at the Festival

Tuesday Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Angels Breath is in about seven races this weekend, including the Dovecote. What I would like for him is just an ordinary novice hurdle with plenty [...]

Angels Breath to have plenty of options this week

Nicky Henderson remains keen to give Angels Breath another outing ahead of a likely tilt at the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. The Seven Barrows dogs have been barking the five-year-old’s [...]

No new positive cases of equine flu are found

The chances of racing resuming in Britain next week received a boost on Saturday as the BHA revealed there has been no new positive tests for equine influenza. Those desperate for normal service [...]