Tag Archives: Cheltenham Gold Cup

Talking Horses: Peter Beaumont hailed as among last of his kind | Sport

Peter Beaumont has been hailed as among of the last of his kind, following the Gold Cup-winning trainer’s death on Monday morning at the age of 85. Based near Brandsby in North Yorkshire, Beaumont was a quiet man who never sought the limelight and never had more than 30 horses …

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Al Boum Photo wins back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cups | Sport

Paul Townend crosses the finishing line on Al Boum Photo to beat Santini (left) and win the Gold Cup for the second consecutive year.

You can’t see the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup from the paddock as he is led back to unsaddle, but you can follow his progress thanks to the wave of acclaim that accompanies him all the way along the rails and then back up the chute towards the entrance …

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Cheltenham Festival bubble brings respite despite disbelief elsewhere | Sport

The special hand sanitiser dispensers had plenty of use at Cheltenham.

Even by the ordinary standards of sport, horse racing is an escapist place to spend your time. The Cheltenham Festival is its busiest, most hedonistic week and you can disappear into the fun of it and forget about harsh realities like global pandemics, which seemed to be one of the …

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Rachael Blackmore set for thrills up the hill on Cheltenham favourites | Sport

Dozens of Irish horses live in the racecourse stables during the Cheltenham Festival and early each morning they need to be ridden out to the middle of the track to stretch their legs and get a pick of grass before the punters flood into the grandstands. Rachael Blackmore’s total involvement …

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Cheltenham Gold Cup can go to Kemboy, last year’s fall guy | Sport

The busiest Cheltenham Festival market over the last week has been on Betfair, where around £1.5m has been staked on whether it will happen at all. At one point the meeting was no better than evens to take place but it is now long odds-on to open as planned on …

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Talking Horses: Power feels Lostintranslation is going under radar | Sport

If only punters could get it right! Mere hours after Gordon Elliott referred to Delta Work as “a forgotten horse” it was the turn of Robbie Power to claim that Lostintranslation was not getting enough love in the Gold Cup conversation. Power compared him to Sizing John, who he rode …

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