2013 Champion Bumper - Joseph O'Brien relishing first Cheltenham Festival ride
Epsom Derby-winning jockey Joseph O'Brien is relishing his first visit to the Cheltenham Festival to ride Shield for his father Aidan in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Wednesday.
Crowned champion jockey on the Flat in Ireland last year, the 19-year-old successfully applied to the Irish Turf Club...
Sir Alex Ferguson horse I'm Fraam Govan targets 2013 Cheltenham Festival win
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday when his horse I’m Fraam Govan bids for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.
The five-year-old, trained by George Baker, features among the 35 declarations for the only official Cheltenham Festival race not ...
2013 Champion Bumper - The Liquidator “my best chance” says owner Roger Brookhouse
Leading owner Roger Brookhouse has been discussing his Cheltenham Festival team and rates The Liquidator as his best chance of a winner at the meeting.
The David Pipe-trained gelding finished runner-up in a Listed bumper at the track back in October and has since bolted up in a similar race at Exet...
2013 Champion Bumper - Flat racing's top jockeys aim for Cheltenham Festival glory
Top jockeys from the Flat racing scene are queuing up for their once-a-year chance to ride at the Cheltenham Festival in the Champion Bumper.
Joseph O’Brien, Richard Hughes and Graeme Lee are all set to have mounts in the final race on Wednesday’s card at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
O’Brien, who ...
Aidan O'Brien eyeing Champion Bumper glory at Cheltenham Festival with Shield
All-conquering Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien and his jockey son Joseph will bid for National Hunt glory at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival next week.
The Ballydoyle duo, who won the 2012 2,000 Guineas and Epsom Derby with Camelot, are trying to win the Champion Bumper with four-year-old Shield.
Champion Bumper hope Le Vent D'Antan “absolutely exceptional”
Trainer Liz Doyle has described the work of her Champion Bumper hope Le Vent D'Antan as being “absolutely exceptional”.
The four-year-old has only run once for the Irish handler but he could not have been more impressive when winning a bumper at Leopardstown, and is a general 12/1 shot for the Cham...
Harry Fry targeting Cheltenham 2014 over Champion Bumper for Oscar Rock
Trainer Harry Fry says he will be aiming Newbury listed bumper winner Oscar Rock at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival rather than next month's Champion Bumper.
The five-year-old romped away with last Saturday's finale to make it six wins from the rookie trainer's last nine runners.
Fry told Stan James: ...
David Pipe bumper pair could go to Cheltenham Festival
David Pipe is having a fine season and his bumper horses in particular are carrying all before them, with Red Sherlock the latest winner for the stable in that sphere.
The son of Lady Cricket – winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup for Martin Pipe – and a half brother to five-time winne...
Golantilla to go straight for 2013 Champion Bumper
Golantilla, who cost his current owner Barry Connell 375,000 Euros, is likely to head straight for the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
Connell, who is one of Ireland's leading owners, purchased the horse from Sean O'Brien's stable after a highly impressive 13-lengths success in a Cork b...