Jade is Apple of Elliott’s eye as he looks ahead to The Festival

Jade is Apple of Elliott’s eye as he looks ahead to The Festival   Gordon Elliott today hosted a media stable visit at his County Meath yard organised by Cheltenham Racecourse and gave updates on his leading contenders for The Festival™ presented by Magners. Elliott has won The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award at The Festival for the last two years, saddling six winners in 2017 and enjoying a record-equalling eight successes in 2018. His total of 22 wins at The Festival include Don Cossack’s…

Presenting Percy primed for Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

Owner Philip Reynolds today confirmed that ante-post favourite Presenting Percy is on course to line up in Jump racing’s Blue Riband event, the £625,000 G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival™ presented by Magners on Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15. Trained by Patrick Kelly in County Galway, the eight-year-old son of Sir Percy is already a dual Festival winner, having captured the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle in 2017 and last year’s G1 RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase. Restricted to just one run this term due…

Nicky Henderson looks forward to The Festival – “the most important four days of the year”

Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed today at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D’Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last year on the first day, Champion Day, of T he Festival™ presented by Magners. Henderson, hosting a Cheltenham Racecourse-organised media visit before The Festival 2019 next month, said: “He won it last year with a certain amount of ability and quite a lot of guts as well.”…

Leading trainers & owners at The Festival presented by Magners

Please click HERE for the 38-page media information pack containing detailed winning trainer and owner statistics as a PDF document  Leading trainers at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Gordon Elliott captured The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the second successive year in 2018, sending out a magnificent joint-record eight winners over the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Elliott’s eight winners equalled the record set by his great rival in Ireland, Willie Mullins, in 2015. Mullins enjoyed seven winners…

Leading Jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for full 21-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for winning jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners    Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018. The experienced Irish rider, who partnered his first winner at The Festival in 2006, narrowly edged out fellow Irish jockey Jack Kennedy. Both riders achieved four winners over the four days last year, with Russell taking the honours thanks to a second. Russell’s victories in 2018 included a…

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