Cheltenham Festival

Native River's flowing performance strikes gold for Tizzard

Colin Tizzard dreamt as a “long-haired 17-year-old” of having a runner in the Cheltenham Gold Cup — on Friday he trumped that by training the winner …

Horse Racing

Jeremy Kyle refused entry to Paddock Restaurant at Cheltenham

Could this have been any more awkward for Jeremy Kyle?<p>Jeremy Kyle was refused entry to the Paddock view restaurant at Cheltenham Festival.<p>The …

Celebrity News (UK)

Zara Tindall debuts her baby bump at Cheltenham Festival

Zara Tindall - the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips - is expecting her second child with former rugby player Mike Tindall.<p>A spokesperson for the couple announced the news back in January via <i>Press Association</i> and this week, the 36-year-old debuted her bump in a series of regal maternity …

National Hunt Racing

Native River wins Cheltenham Gold Cup duel | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Native River, ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup after beating 4-1 favourite Might Bite in an almighty duel between the two on Friday.<p>Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival - Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Britain - …

Horse Racing

Happy St Patrick's Day 2018! What is the story behind the Irish event and who is Saint Patrick?

Every year, millions of people don ginger wigs, green jackets and shamrock-adorned top hats.<p>They then crowd into bars across the world, where they …

Chris Hadfield

Cheltenham Festival: BHA to carry out review after six horse deaths at event

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to carry out a review after six horses died at the four-day Cheltenham Festival.

Horse Racing

Zara Tindall — and 14 other famous faces at the Cheltenham Festival this week

<b>Royal Ascot might be when the fashion press come out in force as celebrities strut their stuff — but it’s at the Cheltenham Festival (13-16 March</b> …


Jamie Dornan and His Wife, Amelia, Are 50 Shades of Stylish During Their Latest UK Outing

Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner were dressed to the nines at the Cheltenham Festival in the UK on Friday. While the <b>Fifty Shades Freed</b> star opted for a dark gray suit, Amelia wore a navy blue pantsuit and festive fascinator for the annual horse racing event.<p>The stylish couple, who tied the knot back …

Celebrity News

Ireland face the wrath of cornered foes as they target third grand slam

Joe Schmidt’s polished squad have extra motivation as they take on England, who face the embarrassing prospect of finishing fifth<p>There are cold-fingered days when rugby is slightly less about running or tackling and more about heart and soul. Twickenham is about to witness one, with Ireland chasing …


Best urges Ireland to embrace Grand Slam challenge

TWICKENHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) -<p>Ireland captain Rory Best has told his side to embrace the "massive challenge" of trying to win a grand slam against England on Saturday and forget about any Twickenham fear factor.<p>The Irish have already ensured they will displace England as champions last weekend …

Six Nations Championship

Three horses die in final race of Cheltenham Festival

There were four equine fatalities on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, taking the total for the week to six.<p>Three came in the concluding …

Horse Racing

2 horses die on opening day of Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM, England -- The opening day of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival was marred by the death of a horse in each of the final two races on …

Horse Racing

Angela Kerins case raises ‘important and difficult’ issues: Chief Justice

Supreme Court finishes hearing appeal by ex-Rehab boss for damages over PAC hearings<p>22 minutes ago<p>The Constitution gives no immunity to parliamentary …

News (Ireland)

St. Patrick's Day by the numbers

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you suit up in green and head to the St. Patrick's Day parade or your favorite Irish bar to celebrate, dropping these facts and figures about the holiday's origins will impress your fellow revelers!<p><b>5:</b> St. Patrick's Day began as a religious holiday to honor the saint who, in the fifth …


Georgia Toffolo is pretty in pink as Ollie Locke twins with pal to lead the countryside fashions at Cheltenham Gold Cup day

The stars have been fixing up and looking sharp for the Cheltenham Festival all week.<p>But they really pulled out all the stops for the Gold Cup on …

Celebrity News (UK)

Gold Cup star Native River comes home to hero's welcome

Hundreds of well-wishers braved freezing conditions on Saturday morning to give Native River a reception fit for a king following his victory in the …

Horse Racing

Love is in the air as Bridget Andrews celebrates first Cheltenham Festival success with a kiss

There is plenty of respect and camaraderie in the Cheltenham weighing room, but it’s not every day that you see two jockeys smooching after a race.<p>When Bridget Andrews crossed the line first aboard Mohaayed in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle, Harry Skelton, whose Spiritofthegames finished …

Horse Racing

Cheltenham 2018: Final triumph crowns ‘golden era’ in Irish racing

Meath trainer Gordon Elliott celebrates eight victories over four days at Cheltenham

News (Ireland)

Richard Johnson counts the benefit of patience after Gold Cup win aboard Native River

Richard Johnson waited 20 years to succeed AP McCoy as champion National Hunt jockey and 18 for his second Cheltenham Gold Cup win. He is a patient sort, but was not waiting around with Native River in the Festival’s grandest race.<p>Strong in the finish as he repelled Might Bite in a classic Gold Cup …

Horse Racing

Five things we learned on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival

Well that's a wrap for another year so. But before we close the stable door on another brilliant Cheltenham Festival here's five things we learned on …

Horse Racing

British Horseracing Authority may use barriers to keep Irish raiders in check

• Pressure on Turf Club over dope-testing and handicapping • Measures planned as Irish dominate Cheltenham Festival<p>An unspecified form of protectionism might form part of the future of British horse racing after Brexit, it has been suggested during another extremely fruitful week for Irish runners …

Horse Racing

Cheltenham Festival: Tizzard in dreamland after Native River wins Gold Cup

Colin Tizzard has had a love affair with the Festival ever since he arrived as a young teenage farmer with a few quid in his pocket. Now, 45 years …

Horse Racing

Clare FM Sideline View Friday March 16th 2018 - Clare FM

<b>There will be a look ahead to a huge weekend of sport with Clare’s footballers going to Cork for a St Patricks Day showdown with the Rebels.</b><p>There’s a …


Cheltenham Festival: Alex Hammond's Day 4 selections

Alex Hammond<p>Racing Expert & Columnist<p>Cheltenham Festival: Alex Hammond's Day 4 selections<p>Last Updated: 16/03/18 7:56am<p>Sky Sports News takes you …

Horse Racing

Racegoers behaved like drunken 'pack animals' on train

<b>A woman said she was left feeling "vulnerable and isolated" by a group of drunken men "behaving like pack animals" on a train to the Cheltenham Festival.</b><p>Rachel Britton, 43, said she boarded an overcrowded train at Bristol Parkway at 09:10 GMT on Friday.<p>She was surrounded by drunk men in their …

National Hunt Racing

Victoria Pendleton is a caped fashion crusader in confusing outfit at Cheltenham Festival

As race outfits go this one was always going to be a bit of an outsider.<p>And Olympian Victoria Pendleton’s outfit certainly divided the crowd at …

Fashion (UK)

What time is the Uruguayan Grand Prix? Formula E race start, TV channel and live stream details

The all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship reaches its half way stage this weekend.<p>Former F1 star Jean-Eric Vergne is dominating the drivers' …


Marlborough racing tips for Saturday March 17

Welcome to our daily tipping service provided by <i>Telegraph Sport</i>'s very own champion tipster Marlborough.<p>Attending a meeting today? In need of some guidance? Or just fancy a flutter? You've come to the right place.<p>Each day Marlborough will bring you the best bets from every race at every racecourse …

National Hunt Racing

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Sansend becomes third horse to die at Cheltenham Festival after shattering leg in bid for victory

The final day of the Cheltenham Festival has been marred by the death of Sansend in the Randox Health County Hurdle.<p>The five-year-old was bidding for …

National Hunt Racing