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World Hurdle

# world-hurdle - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Big Buck’s retires after coming up short in Cheltenham World Hurdle

The 11-year-old finished out of the places in his bid to win a remarkable fifth World Hurdle.

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POLL: Who do you think will win today’s World Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Today’s feature race has been billed as “The Lady and the Champ” as Annie Power sets out to topple Big Buck’s.

# world-hurdle - Friday 10 January, 2014

Solwhit to miss World Hurdle defence

‘It’s a sickener but that’s the way it is.’

# world-hurdle - Thursday 25 April, 2013

All the photographs you need from Punchestown on Thursday

Including a bloody nose and cheeky pinch.

# world-hurdle - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Irish raid continues as Solwhit storms to World Hurdle win

Davy Russell missed his rides on First Lieutenant and Bog Warrior after he was taken to hospital with a collapsed lung earlier today.

# world-hurdle - Saturday 17 March, 2012

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All over for another year: some of the best pics from Cheltenham 2012

From fallers to photo-finishes, here’s how the Festival looked through a lens.

# world-hurdle - Friday 16 March, 2012

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Poll: So, how was Cheltenham for you?

The four-day Cheltenham Festival has wrapped up at Prestbury Park after 27 races.

Gold Cup win for Synchronised at Cheltenham

Dual winner Kauto Star was pulled up at the ninth fence by Ruby Walsh after losing his place.

Henderson hails Irish stable lad’s €1.2million accumulator foresight

Newly-minted millionaire Conor Murphy is at work today ahead of the Gold Cup despite his good fortune with a €60 bet.

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day 4

It’s billed as Kauto v Long Run, but check out our two tips for the final day of the Festival.

Quel Esprit ruled out of Gold Cup run

Midnight Club is now the Willie Mullin’s sole contender in the blue riband event.

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Follow Friday: It’s Barry Geraghty

Every Friday we point you in the right direction for some of the most entertaining sportsmen on the Twitter.

Got that Friday feeling? Download your Gold Cup office sweepstakes kit

It’s your last chance this week to take some of your colleagues’ lunch money.

# world-hurdle - Thursday 15 March, 2012

The winners’ enclosure: Walsh delivers on Big Buck’s promise

For the punters who could afford to stick around, there was plenty of joy to be found inside the fog at Prestbury Park.

History-maker Big Buck’s wins Cheltenham feature

Ruby Walsh rode the champion horse to victory in a thrilling finish as Voler La Vedette pushed it all the way.

As it happened: Cheltenham, day three

No need to skive off work (much) we’re bringing you all the latest updates from Prestbury Park.

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day Three

Can Barry Geraghty and Nicky Henderson keep yesterday’s show on the road today? Mark Hobbs runs through today’s card.

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As Hector might be shouting at this very instant in field in the Cotswolds: let yourself go.

# world-hurdle - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Two more fatalities at Cheltenham today

Yesterday, three horses lost their lives on the first afternoon of racing at the Festival.

The winners’ enclosure: Barry and the Hendersons

A mixed day for punters, but a landmark day for Irish jockeys, particularly Barry Geraghty who claimed three wins.

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In pictures: Spills and thrills on dramatic second Festival day

It wasn’t a particularly good day to be a photographer at trackside… but here’s what the snappers at Prestbury Park captured earlier.

Cheltenham controversy in dramatic Champion Chase

Finian’s Rainbow comes in first after last fence dolled off in day’s feature race.

As it happened: Cheltenham, day two

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.

Mark Your Card: Cheltenham Day Two

Strap yourself in… here we go again.

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Even if Hurricane Fly’s defeat leaves you broke, today’s another day.

# world-hurdle - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Festival’s opening day marred by three horse fatalities

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.

The winners’ enclosure: Rock on Ruby saves the day for bookies

Paul Nicholls’ runner denied the much fancied favourite Hurricane Fly to put a spring in the step of the turf accountants trackside.

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In pictures: And they’re off at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival…

Here’s how Centenary Day looked on a day when banker Hurricane Fly failed to cash.

As it happened: Cheltenham day one

No need to sneak out of work (much) we’re bringing you live up to the minute updates from the festival.

Cheltenham 2012: who’ll win the race to be crowned top jockey?

Will it be Ruby Tuesday (and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday) again this year? Or will somebody else steal the headlines? Here’s the three men who would be top jockey.

Mark your card: Cheltenham day one

Can’t figure out which tail to pin on which donkey? Mark Hobbs has you, and your hard-earned cash, in his best interests.

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Every weekday morning we bring you all you need to know by 9AM, except who’s going to win the 2.40.

You in? Download your Cheltenham Festival office sweepstakes kit

On the first day of action at Prestbury Park, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.

# world-hurdle - Monday 12 March, 2012

It’s on: Kauto Star will run in Cheltenham Gold Cup

Watch out, Long Run. A certain horse beneath Ruby Walsh will be aiming for his third Gold Cup this Friday.

Buckaroo! Here’s what’s happening at Cheltenham today…

We’re not the only ones letting the excitement get to us today.

Winning at Cheltenham: Lies, damned lies and statistics

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.

# world-hurdle - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Voler la Vedette sets her sights on World domination

Colm Murphy’s Voler la Vedette is “more than likely” to compete against Big Buck’s in the Cheltenham World Hurdle, the trainer said yesterday.

# world-hurdle - Thursday 17 March, 2011

The Winners’ Enclosure: because it’s all just a little bit of history repeating

Big Buck’s headed up a trio of last year’s champions who returned to reclaim their thrones on day three of racing in the Cotswolds. Catch up with the highlights and lowlights of the day’s action here.

World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny

We take a look at the runners and riders in the third day’s feature race, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

# world-hurdle - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

A Bluffer’s Guide to… the Cheltenham Festival

A little bit confused by all the talk about Cheltenham? Check out our bluffer’s guide to the festival.

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