Cheltenham festival features

2013: Bobs Worth wins thrilling Gold Cup

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11:35am 10 Jan 2014

Racing Post columnist Alastair Down captures the atmosphere on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival

2013: Cue Card claims Ryanair Chase on St Patrick's Thursday

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11:17am 10 Jan 2014

Racing Post columnist Alastair Down captures the atmosphere on Day Three of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival

2013: Sprinter Sacre's "build, balance and brain" clinches sensational Champion Chase win

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11:05am 10 Jan 2014

Racing Post columnist Alastair Down captures the atmosphere on Day Two of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival

2013: Hurricane Fly regains Champion Hurdle on Ruby Tuesday

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10:49am 10 Jan 2014

Racing Post columnist Alastair Down captures the atmosphere on Day One of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival

2013: ‘If I’m as fit as I can be, that’s the best I can do’

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3:10pm 5 Mar 2013

Nicholas Godfrey braves a cold and wet early morning at Hyde Park to join Lucy Watson as she trains for the St Patrick’s Derby

2012: Superman McCoy slips smoothly into hero's role

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2:32pm 5 Mar 2013

No Kauto Star fairytale but Alastair Down marvels at a triumph for another giant of the sport

2012: Fully charged by wondrous show of limitless power

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2:05pm 5 Mar 2013

Alastair Down on an afternoon of drama and quality that epitomises why racegoers make the annual festival pilgrimage

2012: Henderson dazzles but too much confusion for comfort

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12:16pm 5 Mar 2013

Alastair Down on an afternoon that confimed a master of his trade but left pleny of questions to be answered

2012: Gravity-defying Sprinter looks a creature from a different planet

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11:55am 5 Mar 2013

Alastair Down witnesses a phenomenal Arkle display that left the festival thunderstruck

2011: Tears of joy on an epic day that will be treasured for years to come

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4:39pm 24 Jan 2012

Alastair Down on a glorious climax to the festival that lifted the sport to new heights

2011: Quirky, neurotic and weird but also gloriously brilliant

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4:16pm 24 Jan 2012

Alastair Down hails Big Buck's as an indisputably great staying hurdler after a battle royal that brought out his best qualities

2011: Visitors luxuriate in joy of six on a day full of historical resonance

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3:18pm 24 Jan 2012

Alastair Down on an afternoon when Sizing Europe and his unstoppable fellow Irish raiders swept all before them

2011: Ruby kicks up a storm to add the Champion to festival collection

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2:51pm 24 Jan 2012

Alastair Down salutes the man for the big occasion, who returned in unstoppable form on a strangely muted first day

2010: A race that defied expectation yet delivered something special

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6:50pm 5 Jan 2011

Lee Mottershead on a Gold Cup of high drama that went to a thoroughly admirable horse and a potent trainer and jockey team

2010: Not just a banker for punters but a special one for fans

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6:32pm 5 Jan 2011

David Carr sees not just those who backed Big Buck's rewarded, but also those who come each year hoping a star will shine

2010: Saturday may soon be beckoning would-be festival-goers

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6:13pm 5 Jan 2011

Rodney Masters with his ear to the ground on an intriguing day that found Michael O'Leary in full flight - verbally, at least

2010: Love is in the air as hero rises from dead

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5:51pm 5 Jan 2011

Peter Thomas enjoys the warm afterglow of a popular victory for Binocular and his owner JP McManus

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Cheltenham Highlights

Reflections on the 2013 festival, with Alastair Down, Lee Mottershead & many more

19 Mar 2013

Cheltenham Highlights

Pundits, reporters and bookies pick out their best moments from the 2012 Festival

18 Mar 2012

Cheltenham Charity Song

Lee Mottershead goes behind the mic with jump racing's great and good

03 Feb 2010