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Splash of ‘Binge?’

Jockey Tom Bellamy failed a breath test and was suspended from New Year's Day's racing at Cheltenham as his alcohol level was above the allowed threshold. The Gloucestershire rider, 23, had been set to ride...

Rolling maul dash Gloucester

Northampton Saints 22-19 Gloucester A last-minute penalty try saw Northampton beat Gloucester to win their first Premiership match since September and deliver victory in Alan Gaffney's first match at the club. Saints, with technical coaching consultant...

Robins see off Colchester

Cheltenham won for the first time in four League Two outings with victory over 10-man Colchester. Town goalkeeper Scott Flinders denied Frankie Kent before Colchester took a 40th-minute lead when Kurtis Guthrie held off Joe...

Half way through season

We are now officially half way through the season at Cheltenham, and what a fantastic eight days of action we have had so far since it kicked off in October. Next up is the final...

Skelton improver to take the honours in Classic Chase

By James Daly Tomorrow’s Grade 3 Classic Handicap Chase over 3 miles 5 furlongs at Warwick saw last year’s winner One For Arthur go on to win the Grand National. Whether we will see this year’s...

Back to winning ways for Coventry over Cheltenham Town

Marc McNulty fired Coventry back into the League Two play-off spots with the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Cheltenham. The Sky Blues have seen their promotion push falter in recent weeks, with just...

Thomas can successfully take on Harry in Long Walk hurdle 

The Long Walk stayers’ hurdle run at Ascot tomorrow likely sees the up and coming five-year-old Thomas Campbell pitched into his first Grade 1, by trainer Nicky Henderson. Clearly, Henderson thinks he is up to...

Gloucester run riot over Zebre

Gloucester gave their fans an early Christmas present at Kingsholm last Saturday afternoon. 69-12 was the final score in this European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture. Ollie Thorley will capture the headlines for his four fabulous...

Spending spree at Kingsholm? 

Gloucester are apparently "spending everything they physically can" on retaining their best players and recruiting new ones, says chief executive Stephen Vaughan. Gloucester are fifth in the Premiership; however, Vaughan wants further improvement. "We're definitely getting...

Blaklion must be on short list for Grand National.

By James Daly  Trained locally by Nigel Twiston Davies, Blaklion was very impressive when readily winning the Grade 3 Becher Chase over the Aintree fences, last Saturday . Usually a prominent racer, it was a...

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