Bryan Cooper will no longer be first choice Bryan Cooper insisted there had been “no falling out” and he hopes to make it “business as usual” followin..
Bryan Cooper was appointed as Gigginstown's number one rider at the start of 2014 Bryan Cooper has lost his position as number one jockey to Mich..
Holywell: Festival favourite has been retired Holywell, a dual Cheltenham Festival winner for Jonjo O'Neill, has been retired.
The 10-year-old w..
Cue Card: will he win the Gold Cup?
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Five things to look for on day four at Cheltenham By Peter Scarg..
Empire Of Dirt: camp have the Ryanair and Gold Cup to choose from
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos Empire Of Dirt team to wait on Gold ..
Rich Ricci: former banker owned five winners at the festival last year
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Has money killed off the romance of jump racing? By Martin Stevens 1:44PM 8 MAR 2017 FLAT racing is often knocked for its lack of romance; its domination by oil-rich sheikhs and multinational corporations. There is no denying that money talks in the discipline, but it is becoming increasingly vocal in the jumps sphere too, and bordering on deafeningly loud in the leading owners' pursuit of Cheltenham contenders.
At last year's festival, just four deep-pocketed entities owned the winners of 15 of the 28 races. Susannah Ricci, wife of former Barclays banker Rich, had five – Annie Power, Douvan, Limini, Vautour and Vroum Vroum Mag. All bar Limini were purchased privately, presumably for large sums seeing as they had shown considerable promise for their previous connections. Limini was bought for €100,000 at the Arqana Arc Sale, a boutique auction of talented F..
Diamond King: fancied to strike again at the festival
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Festival weights: five buzz horses for the week..
Death Duty: Gordon Elliott's “big hope” for Cheltenham
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Death Duty leads Elliott's festival ..