The Champion Hurdle
# the-champion-hurdle - Saturday 17 March, 2012
From fallers to photo-finishes, here’s how the Festival looked through a lens.
# the-champion-hurdle - Friday 16 March, 2012
The four-day Cheltenham Festival has wrapped up at Prestbury Park after 27 races.
Dual winner Kauto Star was pulled up at the ninth fence by Ruby Walsh after losing his place.
Newly-minted millionaire Conor Murphy is at work today ahead of the Gold Cup despite his good fortune with a €60 bet.
It’s billed as Kauto v Long Run, but check out our two tips for the final day of the Festival.
Midnight Club is now the Willie Mullin’s sole contender in the blue riband event.
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It’s your last chance this week to take some of your colleagues’ lunch money.
# the-champion-hurdle - Thursday 15 March, 2012
For the punters who could afford to stick around, there was plenty of joy to be found inside the fog at Prestbury Park.
Ruby Walsh rode the champion horse to victory in a thrilling finish as Voler La Vedette pushed it all the way.
No need to skive off work (much) we’re bringing you all the latest updates from Prestbury Park.
Can Barry Geraghty and Nicky Henderson keep yesterday’s show on the road today? Mark Hobbs runs through today’s card.
As Hector might be shouting at this very instant in field in the Cotswolds: let yourself go.
# the-champion-hurdle - Wednesday 14 March, 2012
Yesterday, three horses lost their lives on the first afternoon of racing at the Festival.
A mixed day for punters, but a landmark day for Irish jockeys, particularly Barry Geraghty who claimed three wins.
It wasn’t a particularly good day to be a photographer at trackside… but here’s what the snappers at Prestbury Park captured earlier.
Finian’s Rainbow comes in first after last fence dolled off in day’s feature race.
Get those two-cent coins stacked nice and high, we’re going minute-by-minute for day two of the greatest equine show on earth.
Even if Hurricane Fly’s defeat leaves you broke, today’s another day.
# the-champion-hurdle - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Glenfarclas Handicap Chase favourite Scotsirish and Garde Champetre were put down after what was the fifth race on the card before Educated Evans fell in the last.
Paul Nicholls’ runner denied the much fancied favourite Hurricane Fly to put a spring in the step of the turf accountants trackside.
Here’s how Centenary Day looked on a day when banker Hurricane Fly failed to cash.
No need to sneak out of work (much) we’re bringing you live up to the minute updates from the festival.
Can’t figure out which tail to pin on which donkey? Mark Hobbs has you, and your hard-earned cash, in his best interests.
Every weekday morning we bring you all you need to know by 9AM, except who’s going to win the 2.40.
On the first day of action at Prestbury Park, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.
# the-champion-hurdle - Monday 12 March, 2012
Watch out, Long Run. A certain horse beneath Ruby Walsh will be aiming for his third Gold Cup this Friday.
We’re not the only ones letting the excitement get to us today.
We study the trends to try to narrow the field ahead of the start of the festival tomorrow. And then just pick the one with the pretty silks.