Racing is lucky to have Rachael Blackmore – we are lucky to have this global superstar

What Rachael Blackmore has done is remarkable. It was a privilege and an honour to present her Gold Cup win on ITV. I started the day in…

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips and best bets for Festival’s final day

Galvin, a horse bought to give his Scottish owner a bit of fun round Perth in the summer, can land steeplechasing’s blue riband, the Boodles Gold Cup,…

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022: What time is the race, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?

‘The Gold Cup is on a whole different plane’ – how Boodles came to sponsor the showpiece By Marcus Armytage There are any number of candidates for…

Cheltenham Festival 2022 tips and best bets for day three including Stayers’ Hurdle

Paisley Park can roll back the years for Emma Lavelle at Cheltenham on Thursday by winning the Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle three years after his first victory…

Cheltenham Festival 2022 tips and best bets for day two including the Queen Mother Champion Chase

Marlborough’s horse-by-horse guide to the Queen Mother Champion Chase Chacun Pour Soi: Beaten odds-on favourite in this race last year and redeemed a blip in the Tingle…

How the country set stay warm and stylish at the Cheltenham Festival

Of course, not everyone has a wardrobe filled with beautiful pieces on just the right side of worn (and as we all know – decade-old Celine looks…

Racing’s current crop of stars face uphill battle to ever match Desert Orchid’s legendary status

After last year’s crowd-free Festival, what a joy to have Cheltenham back in the proper style, and equine stars like Constitution Hill, Honeysuckle and Shishkin to cheer…

Cheltenham Festival 2022 schedule: Race times, TV channel and latest odds

Further watering at Cheltenham has been put on hold with conditions close to the target of good to soft for the start of the Festival on Tuesday….

Golfing gallops and a horse whisperer – my fantasy Cheltenham Festival diary

Monday I know you shouldn’t over-rev the engine when you’re waiting for the traffic lights to turn green. But after waiting for two years, I think its…

Racing’s golden couple, Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle, can lift spirits and get crowd roaring again

Last year, Cheltenham was like an empty cathedral. This year, we have our congregation back. I wrote in this column 12 months ago that Rachael Blackmore and…

Cheltenham Festival 2022 tips and best bets for day one including the Champion Hurdle

Marlborough’s horse-by-horse guide to the Champion Hurdle Adagio: Highly consistent performer who has yet to finish out of the first two over hurdles. Upwardly mobile five-year-old who…

Inside the Cotswolds country club where horses are just as welcome as humans

Unlike the droves of Londoners who arrived in the Cotswolds in their Range Rovers during lockdown, buying up homes for more than £10 million and riling the…

Gordon Elliott interview: ‘I let down everyone with dead horse picture – it almost cost me everything’

Even so, a man who has never courted publicity found the fall-out almost too much to bear.  “There were journalists trying to get over the wall. It was…

Gordon Elliott interview: ‘I let down everyone with that picture – it almost cost me everything’

Even so, a man who has never courted publicity found the fall-out almost too much to bear.  “There were journalists trying to get over the wall. It was…

Cheltenham Festival 2022: When do the races start, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?

Cheltenham Festival week is marked in every horse racing fan’s calendar as soon as the previous edition finishes. It is the showpiece event of the National Hunt season,…

Cheltenham Festival 2022: When doe the races start, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?

Cheltenham Festival week is marked in every horse racing fan’s calendar as soon as the previous edition finishes. It is the showpiece event of the National Hunt season,…

Cheltenham Festival 2022: When is it, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?

Cheltenham Festival week is marked in every horse racing fan’s calendar as soon as the previous edition finishes. It is the showpiece event of the National Hunt season,…

Sportswomen of the year: Rachael Blackmore’s historic triumph lifts racing from the doldrums

In March and April, as racing sought to get over the image of Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse and the Cheltenham Festival nervously prepared to…