2013 Champion Bumper - Joseph O'Brien relishing first Cheltenham Festival ride12 March 2013
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 win8 March 2013
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 Brookhouse6 March 2013
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 glory6 March 2013
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 Shield4 March 2013
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”22 February 2013
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 Rock13 February 2013
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 Festival2 February 2013
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 Bumper16 January 2013
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...
Wetherbys Champion Bumper tips - Cheltenham Festival preview13 March 2012
Three scintillating displays from Dunguib, Cue Card and Cheltenian in the previous three renewals of the Champion Bumper have given the race’s profile a serious boost and there will be plenty of money flying around in the last on Wednesday.
The race is sure to attract the usual whispers and market ...
Champion Bumper to mark Cheltenham Festival halfway point13 March 2012
Blue Square are fearing the worst as they continue to offer racing fans the chance to get their money back in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
Blue Square are refunding all losing bets on the 2012 Champion Bumper if your selection is beaten by a length or less on Wednesday and the fi...
Charlton mulls Keys Cheltenham Festival chances2 January 2011
Roger Charlton could be set for his first runner at the Cheltenham Festival this March as the Derby-winning trainer looks to run Keys at the world famous meeting.
The unbeaten four-year-old maintained his unbeaten record with a good display at Cheltenham on Saturday and was handed quotes of 16/1 f...
Weatherby’s Champion Bumper - All the information for the Cheltenham Festival4 March 2010
The Weatherby’s Champion Bumper was the scene of one of the most commanding Cheltenham performances of all time last year when Dunguib put up a scintillating display at the Festival. Will it be a similar story this year?
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Bumper 2010 news4 March 2010
News has recently filtered through that Dermot Weld has had a change of mind and will run both Elegant Concorde and Hidden Universe as he had originally stated that just one would run as they were in the same ownership but clearly his owner is a sporting kind of chap. In addition to Day In A Lifeti...
Champion Bumper Preview - Tips and advice on the 2010 Cheltenham Festival19 January 2010
Essentially just a flat race but with National Hunt racing rules in place, the Champion Bumper is contested over a distance over two miles.
It is a race dominated by Irish raiders and they have won 14 of the last 17 renewals of the showpiece, none more impressively than last year with 2010 Supreme...