Spring and the 2000 Guineas

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on March 26, 2012

As the Cheltenham Festival disappears behind Cleeve Hill for another year and with the number of short priced favourites turned over fresh in the memory, my attentions swerved towards the spring classics, notably the 2000 Guineas...

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Kauto Star to Compete in Cheltenham Gold Cup

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on March 14, 2012

Described by trainer Paul Nicholls as "the horse of a lifetime", Kauto Star has been given the all-clear to compete in the upcoming Cheltenham Gold Cup after suffering an injury during schooling earlier this month. This was good news indeed for fans of the 12-year-old equine athlete who will make a bid for his third Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Victory...

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Why Cheltenham is Still Spring’s Most Popular Event

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on March 12, 2012

Long considered the jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing, the Cheltenham Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup are as popular as ever with horse racing aficionados the world over. The first organised flat race took place in 1815...

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Cheltenham 2012: Time for a New Braveheart

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on February 29, 2012

Not since the Len Lungo trained Freetown forged clear up the hill to win the Pertemps Final in 2002 has a race at the Festival been won by a horse trained north of the border. In the preceding years, success was fairly common place for Scottish raiders: 1994 - Dizzy (Peter Monteith)...

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Cheltenham 100/1 Stonkers

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on February 24, 2012

As regular followers of my Cheltenham Blogs would know, I like an each way punt. Something at a tasty price which comes in gives me great pleasure. I would compare it to Adele eating a big mac, it makes us happy! Seriously though, you are probably getting sick of me mentioning Colour Squadron...

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Naming Challenge for Rachel Alexandra’s Foal

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on February 16, 2012

As the first female ever to win the historic Saratoga Race Course Woodward Stakes, Rachel Alexandra has her name firmly engraved in the annals of horseracing history. Her accomplishments include being crowned 2009 Horse of the Year, with victories including the Haskell Invitational, Preakness Stakes and 2009 Kentucky Oaks.

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