2013 Mares' Hurdle race guide & tips - Swing to bowl over rivals9 March 2013
The Mares' Hurdle is a relatively new festival race and as the title suggests is for mares only, being run over a trip of 2m4f on the Tuesday of the Cheltenham Festival (due off 4.40pm).
Just five renewals to day and Irish mare Quevega has won four of them, and the big question is whether she can b...
2013 Cheltenham Festival Mares Hurdle runners - Quevega heads 22 possibles6 March 2013
Quevega, bidding to make history, heads 22 horses in the five-day declarations for the 2013 OLBG David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.
Willie Mullins’ nine-year-old is aiming to become only the second horse after Cheltenham Gold Cup legend Golden Miller in the 1930s t...
Quevega in good shape for 2013 Cheltenham Festival bid to make history4 March 2013
Quevega is right on course for her Cheltenham Festival five-timer bid after a gentle workout at Leopardstown racecourse.
Trainer Willie Mullins declared himself "very happy" with the history-seeking nine-year-old, who is attempting to become the first horse since Golden Miller in the 1930s to win t...
Alasi to have fourth crack at Quevega in 2013 Cheltenham Festival Mares' Hurdle25 February 2013
Alasi, who has contested the last three David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle renewals won by Quevega, will take on the queen of Cheltenham again on March 12.
Paul Webber’s charge has finished fourth to Quevega at the Cheltenham Festival for the last two years and was eighth in 2010, finishing progressivel...
Quevega facing Unaccompanied challenge in Cheltenham Festival Mares' Hurdle13 February 2013
Quevega faces one of her biggest tests as she bids for an incredible fifth Cheltenham Festival victory as she will be challenged by Unaccompanied in the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle.
As she has for the last three years, Willie Mullins' ace will make her first start of the season at Cheltenham - an...
Kentford Grey Lady set for Haydock Park run before 2013 Cheltenham Festival7 February 2013
Trainer Emma Lavelle will send her smart mare Kentford Grey Lady to Haydock Park on February 16 for the Rendlesham Hurdle as a final warm-up for the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
For most of the season, it has looked as though the lightly-raced seven-year-old would challenge Quevega again in the David ...
Nicky Henderson targeting Cheltenham queen Quevega with Une Artiste25 January 2013
Trainer Nicky Henderson is aiming to dethrone four-time David Nicholson Mares Hurdle queen Quevega with fellow Cheltenham Festival winner Une Artiste in March.
A day after Quevega won her fourth Mares Hurdle last year, Une Artiste also returned to the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure after landing the...
Kentford Grey Lady on course for Quevega rematch27 December 2012
Trainer Emma Lavelle is dreaming of another crack at Quevega with her star six-year-old Kentford Grey Lady in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Lightly-raced Kentford Grey Lady was runner-up to the four-time queen of Cheltenham last March, beaten four lengths, and m...
Mares’ Hurdle tips - Quevega set to strike at Cheltenham13 March 2012
The Mares’ Hurdle revolves around Willie Mullins’ QUEVEGA who will be looking for a fourth consecutive victory in the two-mile four furlongs showpiece.
It is remarkable to think that the mare always dominates this market for so long when she arrives so fresh (not run since April last year...
Quevega in fine form ahead of Mares Hurdle raid23 February 2012
Leading Irish trainer WillieMullins has confirmed that Quevega is roaring ahead of her trip to the Cheltenham Festival for the OLBG Mares Hurdle.
The mare will be looking to make it three consecutive victories in the race and it will be the first time the eight-year-old has been seen on the course ...
Awesome Quevega cruises to Cheltenham Festival glory15 March 2011
Quevega made it an incredible double for the Irish on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival when he cruised to a facile success in the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle on Tuesday.
Willie Mullins’ mare made it a double on the day for jockey Ruby Walsh and scored by ten lengths after pulling clear on...
Voler La Vedette ruled out of Cheltenham Festival raid11 February 2011
Colm Murphy has ruled Voler La Vedette out of the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
The seven-year-old is towards the head of the betting for the opening day showpiece and it looked like her run in Sunday’s Ladbrokes.com Boyne Hurdle at Navan was designed to put he...
David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle Cheltenham Festival Update9 March 2010
The retirement of Whiteoak, who to my mind was one of just four potential winners, has weakened this race further as has the retirement of Candy Creek this week.
I can pass on news that last season's third Aura About You for the Paul Nolan yard is likely to make her seasonal debut in this race an...
Mares' Hurdle Tips - should you back Quevega?9 March 2010
Quevega (best price 11/8 William Hill)Positives - Won the race last year in spectacular fashion, landing some hefty bets in the process, and has been trained specifically for this race againNegatives - Not seen out since last May and has endured a troubled preparation. Plus, the opposition is...
2010 David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle trends - Cheltenham Festival analysis4 March 2010
The 2010 Cheltenham Festival is now less than two weeks away, we take a look at the facts and figures ahead of some of the meeting's most interesting races.
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