Cheltenham Festival

Two More Horses Die At Cheltenham Festival

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Two more horses have died at the Cheltenham Festival, bringing this year’s number of fatalities to three. Toe The Line and Hadrian’s Approach died...

Horse Dies At Cheltenham Festival Following 'Harrowing' Fall

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

A horse has died on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Consul De Thaix, trained by Nicky Henderson, suffered fatal injuries after falling at t...

Cheltenham Festival Coverage Has Us Blushing After ITV Broadcasts Nude Jockey Mid-Afternoon

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

ITV’s coverage of the Cheltenham festival isn’t exactly off to a flying start, after they accidentally showed one jockey’s penis in the middle o...

'Staggering' Death Toll Of British Racehorses Revealed Ahead Of Cheltenham Festival

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

Campaigners have revealed that a “staggering” 1,500 horses died on racecourses across Britain in the last decade ahead of this week’s Cheltenham...

Blood And Sweat And Tears - 1,500 Race Horses Dead

Dene Stansall | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Dene Stansall

As the annual Cheltenham Racing Festival gets underway this month, it is estimated that around £400m will be wagered on the outcome of the 28 races, ...

An Idiot's Guide To Betting At The Cheltenham Festival

James Knuckey | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Sport
James Knuckey

Many people watching the Cheltenham races won't want to bet £20 or £50 on each race but they'd like the option of winning big. That's where bets like trebles, trixies and lucky 15s come in. You can win big from small stakes, just read the rules through with your online bookie.

This Year's Cheltenham Was The Most Deadly For 10 Years

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

The number of horses killed at the Cheltenham Festival 2016 has hit a ten-year high. Seven horses reportedly died during this year's event in Gloucest...

Even Racing Insiders Couldn't Believe Victoria Pendleton's Performance At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

A superb round for Victoria Pendleton who finishes fifth in the Foxhunter as On The Fringe wins again— Racing UK (@Racing_UK...

This Is Why Bookies Are Terrified Of Victoria Pendleton Winning At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

Victoria Pendleton's race in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham Festival 2016 on Friday is inspiring a record numbers of bets, according to leading bookmake...

Race Day at the Cheltenham Festival

Victoria Pendleton | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Sport
Victoria Pendleton

The great thing about horse racing is I don't feel that level of expectation I used to with cycling. I have worked long and hard with my team of experts to prepare for today, but there are so many things that can happen in a race that you have to go in to it with an open mind and that for me takes the pressure off.

Horses Race to Their Deaths on Day One of the Cheltenham 'Festival'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Sport
Mimi Bekhechi

People who want to pay tribute to all the horses who have suffered and died in racing should stay away from tracks and betting shops. Forget the finish line - this deadly industry is all about the bottom line, and the horses are little more than disposable commodities to be dispatched behind the tarpaulin.

Footballers 'Should Be Treated Like Ordinary People' After 'Urine In Glass' Incident

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

A group of footballers have been banned from attending the Cheltenham Festival today after photos emerged appearing to show men urinating into a glass...

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Day One Tips

Simon Panting | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Sport
Simon Panting

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival is finally here. The famous Cheltenham roar will kick things off in the Supreme Novices Hurdle, with a further six races to enjoy at Prestbury Park. It's a marathon and not a sprint, but here are the best three bets to get stuck in to on day one.

Five Horses to Follow at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival

Simon Panting | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Sport
Simon Panting

Excitement is building as the biggest four days in the calendar arrives for fans of the jumps. Yes, it's nearly that time of the year. The Cheltenham Festival is just nine days away. For those of you who don't follow racing throughout the season, here are five horses to keep your eyes on.

Five Exciting Novice Hurdlers to Watch out for This National Hunt Season

Simon Panting | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Simon Panting

Picking out novice hurdlers is always fun, as typically they only raced in bumpers (flat races) last season, the form of which isn't guaranteed to translate to hurdles and eventually fences. This is where breeding comes in to play, i.e. some horses are bred to perform better on the flat, whilst others will only fulfil their potential when they tackle obstacles. So without further ado, let's crack on with the list...

The Five National Hunt Horses You Must Follow This Season

Simon Panting | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Sport
Simon Panting

This year we saw several stars emerge who will be looking to build on that success, whilst we can also lick our lips at some of the top class horses returning from injury. We could be in for one hell of a season, and here's five horses we can expect to be challenging for top honors.

Lord Windermere Claims Gold Cup At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Lord Windermere came from last to first to snatch victory in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Cheltenham Races: Daryl Jacob Conscious After Horse P...

Jockey Jacob Conscious After Horse Crashes Through Rail

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Jockey Daryl Jacob was taken to hospital, but conscious, after his horse Port Melo crashed through rails at the Cheltenham Festival. Cheltenham Rac...

Walsh Out Of The Gold Cup After Dramatic Fall (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Ruby Walsh will miss the rest of the Cheltenham Festival after he broke his arm in the first race of the day. Cheltenham Races: Daryl Jacob Conscio...

Open Letter to the G8 Leaders: You Can't Feed the World on Animals

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

We call on the UK Government to show leadership by recognising and acting upon the environmental, health and food security benefits of a move away from animal farming. With the CAP reform looming and many farmers ('dairy' farmers in particular) struggling to make ends meet, action plans should be developed for people wishing to switch from animal farming

In Conversation With Legendary Producer Larry Klein

Hannah Gal | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

A quietly powerful force within the music industry, Klein has played on and produced some of the music world's greatest ever sounds, from Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell to Tracy Chapman and Melody Gardot among a long list of others.

Bobs Worth Wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

Bobs Worth has won the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 11-4 favourite made a late surge to overtake Long Run and Sir Des Champs and win by seven leng...

PHOTOS: Kate And Wills Enjoy A Day At The Races

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to the races on Friday for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Kate, who is five months pregnant, hid her bump - nick...

Insight Into Cheltenham Festival - Day Four

Victor Chandler | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband of the Festival and the highlight of the final day of Cheltenham 2013; eleven go to post in what promises to be a cracking race with the dual King George winner and 2011 Gold Cup hero Long Run only fourth favourite behind the Cheltenham specialists Bobs Worth and Sir Des Champs and the unexposed Silviniaco Conti.

JT McNamara Remains In Coma After Fall At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

The climax of the Cheltenham Festival will be set alight by the Gold Cup today, with favourite Bobs Worth heading an 11-strong field. But the thoug...