Cheltenham Festival

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

Simon Panting | Posted 18.09.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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...

Pictures Of The Day: 15th March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Jockey Seriously Injured At Cheltenham Festival

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Racing at the Cheltenham Festival has been marred by a serious injury to a jockey. JT McNamara who was hurt in a fall during the Fulke Walwyn Kim M...

Fergie And Pippa At Cheltenham (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Sir Alex Ferguson and Pippa Middleton were in attendance on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Racing fanatic Fergie opted looked like he had re...

Insight Into Cheltenham Festival - Day Three

Victor Chandler | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The feature race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the World Hurdle and, with the ground drying up all the time, Oscar Whisky looks likely to go off favourite for the race although there remains a nagging doubt that he is not a true stayer and the intermediate 2m 4f trip of the Aintree Hurdle.

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day Two

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport

Sprinter Sacre won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two at the Cheltenham Festival to stretch his unbeaten record over fences to eight. The 1...

Insight Into Cheltenham Festival - Day Two

Victor Chandler | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

Ruby Walsh has a wonderful book of rides but he insists his best chance of a winner comes courtesy of the unbeaten Pont Alexandre (2.05) and he cannot be opposed in the Neptune; there are many who think the horse is a future Gold Cup winner and he certainly looks the part.

Hurricane Fly Retains Champion Hurdle (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

Hurricane Fly became the first horse to regain the Stan James Champion Hurdle since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 as he showed substantial guts to go with ...

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar got under way on Tuesday as thousands of punters descended on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week. ...

Insight Into Cheltenham Festival - Day One

Victor Chandler | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The feature race on the opening day is the Champion Hurdle with favourite Hurricane Fly (3.20) bidding to become the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to regain the crown having first landed the prize in 2011.

Undercover - Cheltenham Festival Braces Itself For Freezing Conditions (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport

Cheltenham Racecourse was undercover ahead of the start of the 2013 Festival, as attendants are braced for a cold reception. Bookmakers have said s...

Paddy Power Reined In Over 'Offensive' Horse Racing TV Ad

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

A Paddy Power TV advert shown ahead of a major horse race that featured transgender people has been ruled as offensive – because it invited viewers ...

Partridge At The Races

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Sport

It's the Grand National on Saturday. The runners and riders have been announced and the going has changed from soft, good to soft in places to good to...

In Sync - McCoy Rides Synchronised To Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Sport

Synchronised, ridden by AP McCoy, has won the Gold Cup at Friday's Cheltenham Festival. It is McCoy's second Gold Cup win, and came at the expense ...

Horses For Courses

Amanda McAlister | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda McAlister

Catching sight on television this week of the Cheltenham Festival in full flow, I was struck by the pictures of the race course thronged with cheerful...