Global Citizen faces the daunting task of taking on dual Champion Hurdler Buveur d’Air in Kempton’s Christmas Hurdle on Boxing Day after winning the Gerry Feilden Hurdle at Newbury this month. MailOnline - Published
Owner Michael O'Leary reiterated that Samcro will not be diverted from his Champion Hurdle target despite being slammed by Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. MailOnline - Published
Buveur D'Air is odds-on favourite to win a record-equalling third consecutive Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March after demolishing two of his biggest rivals in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle. MailOnline - Published
Barry Geraghty's mount faces Samcro, winner of the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at last season's Cheltenham Festival, and Summerville Boy, who won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at same meeting. MailOnline - Published
IT WAS a real disappointment to hear that dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air had suffered a setback earlier in the week. He’s a brilliant hurdler and even though he wasn’t at his most.. City A.M. - Published
The pace, judgment and positional sense shown by Geraghty when winning on Buveur D’Air were top drawer. He had had some big boots to fill but when he is riding well nobody is better. MailOnline - Published
Trainer Nicky Henderson expressed relief after Buveur D’Air banished nagging doubt over his ability to win under pressure by retaining his Champion Hurdle title at the Cheltenham Festival.
Having.. City A.M. - Published Also reported by •BBC News •BBC Local News
Buveur D'Air was made to pull out all the stops to successfully defend his crown in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Melon proved the biggest threat to the reigning champion. MailOnline - Published Also reported by •BBC Sport
INCREDIBLY, seven of the last nine Unibet Champion Hurdles (3.30pm) have been won by either Willie Mullins or Nicky Henderson, and it’s long odds-on that it will be eight from 10 after today’s.. City A.M. - Published
A BIG crowd assembled at the Reading South Grosvenor Casino last Tuesday for Grosvenorsport.com’s Cheltenham Festival preview night.
ITV Racing’s Oli Bell was joined by jockey Nick Scholfield,.. City A.M. - Published
THERE are just four more sleeps until the best four days on the UK’s racing calendar get underway at Cheltenham and bookmakers are now offering a whole array of special bets on the meeting.
The.. City A.M. - Published
TRADITIONALLY the English handicapper tends to punish the Irish-trained runners in the Festival handicaps by allotting them up to 10lbs more weight than their official domestic marks.
When the.. City A.M. - Published
A dual grade one winner over hurdles last season, Yanworth started favourite for the Champion Hurdle before passing the post eighth behind Buveur D'Air. But he is far from a natural over fences. MailOnline - Published
NEWCASTLE hosts its biggest jumps card of the season tomorrow, but with final declarations for most of the races not known until later this morning, we can’t be sure who will be running.
The big.. City A.M. - Published
Connections of Apple's Jade have yet to discuss whether she will make the journey from Ireland to take on Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. MailOnline - Published
LAST MONTH'S Champion Hurdle one-two of Buveur D'Air and My Tent Or Yours came home in the same order at Aintree as Nicky Henderson bagged more valuable prize-money in the trainers' championship. Racing Post - Published
TRAINER Nicky Henderson currently leads the way in the race to be crowned Champion Trainer and has two decent bullets to fire on the opening day of the Grand National meeting.
Champion Hurdle winner.. City A.M. - Published
AINTREE stages the opening day of its historic Grand National meeting this afternoon - where all eyes will be on Cue Card as he bids to land another Betway Bowl (2.50pm).
He crashed out at the third.. City A.M. - Published
NICKY HENDERSON has made clear his desire to take the jumps trainers' championship back from Paul Nicholls, with his challenge set to be helped by the likely presence of Cheltenham Festival champions.. Racing Post - Published
FRESH from blitzing Willie Mullins' two top mares at Cheltenham Apple's Jade has Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D'Air in her sights after being given clearance to tackle the Grade 1 Betway Aintree Hurdle.. Racing Post - Published
Jockey Noel Fehily admitted his shock after piloting Special Tiara to victory over red-hot favourite Douvan in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.
Henry de.. City A.M. - Published
Trainer Nicky Henderson savoured a record-breaking sixth Champion Hurdle triumph after Buveur D’Air won the showpiece on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.
The 5/1 second favourite.. City A.M. - Published
Naunton jockey Willy Twiston-Davies has been taken to hospital for assessment after a heavy fall at the Cheltenham Festival.He was riding Foxtail Hill in the finale, the Listed Close Brothers Novices'.. Gloucester Citizen - Published Also reported by •Gloucestershire Echo •Stroud Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Buveur D'Air, the 5-1 second favorite ridden by Noel Fehily, won the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and handed trainer Nicky Henderson a record sixth triumph.. Reuters - Published