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Cheltenham Gold Cup: changing of the guard

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Friday March 15
Channel 4 and Racing UK 3.20pm

As mentioned in last week’s issue of Sport, this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup will carry with it an unavoidable sense of absence.

This Week in Sporting History: 1990 - The Gold Cup’s biggest shock

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The Cheltenham Gold Cup represents the absolute pinnacle of National Hunt racing. Take a look at its illustrious roll of honour, and you will see all-time legends of the sport such as Golden Miller, Arkle, Best Mate and, of course, Kauto Star. It’s a race for only the very best jumps horses in training, and one that is won exclusively by the best of the best. This is no place for outsiders.

Cheltenham 2013: Day 1

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Cheltenham 2013: AP McCoy interview

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The most famous jumps jockey of them all may not ride as many winners as Barry Geraghty or Ruby Walsh at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, but AP McCoy has a job he wouldn’t swap for anything…

Big Fat Sporty Quiz Of The Year

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Horse Racing: Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase

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Saturday December 8
Channel 4 3.05pm

Not since the days of Moscow Flyer and Azertyuiop has the two-mile chasing division had a rivalry to genuinely capture the imagination, to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up with pure excitement.

But that may all be about to change, as this Saturday’s Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown brings together the two most exciting young chasers in horse racing: Sprinter Sacre and Sanctuaire.

Horse Racing: Hennessy Gold Cup Chase

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Saturday December 1
Channel 4 3.10pm

The Hennessy Gold Cup is a highlight of the pre-Christmas jumps calendar, a long-distance chase that traditionally attracts an intriguing mix of exciting new talents and grizzled old campaigners.

Horse Racing: Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase

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Saturday November 16
Channel 4 2.35pm

The first major jumps race of the new National Hunt season takes place at Cheltenham tomorrow, when the remarkable Hunt Ball and his entertaining connections have the chance to continue one of the more bewildering upward sporting curves of recent times.

MotoGP: Australian GP

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Sunday October 28
Phillip Island
BBC Two 5am

With two races to go in the MotoGP World Championship, it is, as a certain red-nosed Scottish football manager might say, ‘squeaky bum time’ for Jorge Lorenzo (pictured).

Frankel: The Greatest

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As famous horses go, few will ever surpass the feats of the great Frankel. After a final victory secured a perfect 14 from 14, Sport looks back on a glittering career through the eyes of those who know Frankel best



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