Cheltenham Festival 2018: Stable Tours | Including Nicky Henderson, Colin Tizzard and Willie Mullins

Cheltenham is around the corner...
Cheltenham is around the corner...

Get all the latest Stable Tours ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival in one place as we countdown to the greatest show on turf.

Jessica Harrington (February 27)

Jessica Harrington is one of a select group of trainers to have won a Grade One over jumps and a Group One on the Flat. Harrington's 11 winners at The Festival include star two-miler Moscow Flyer, who took the Racing Post Arkle in 2002 and the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2003 & 2005, as well as 2014 Unibet Champion Hurdle victor Jezki and reigning Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John, one of three successes for the stable last year. Our Ben Linfoot caught up with the trainer to get the latest ahead of Cheltenham...

Jessica Harrington: Stable Tour

Jessica Harrington takes us through her team for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival including defending Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John. Click here to read the full stable tour.

Willie Mullins (February 26)

Willie Mullins is the leading Irish trainer at The Festival, with 54 successes, and second in the all-time trainers' list at the four-day Cheltenham highlight. He has won The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award at five of the last seven Festivals (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) and just lost out last year to Irish rival Gordon Elliott, with both saddling six winners. Our Ben Linfoot visited his Closutton yard to get the latest from County Carlow...

Willie Mullins: Stable Tour

Willie Mullins runs through his leading lights for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival as we get the latest on Douvan, Faugheen, Yorkhill, Killultagh Vic and more. Click here to read the full stable tour.

Gordon Elliott (February 25)

Gordon Elliott is vying for favouritism with compatriot Willie Mullins when it comes to who will saddle the most winner at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, with superstar novice hurdler Samcro and Apple's Jade among his brilliant team of horses being prepared for the meeting. Find out which horse he thinks is "made for" the four-miler and how many he's got lined up for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle this season...

Gordon Elliott: Stable Tour

Ben Linfoot spoke to the trainer to get the latest news on some of Gordon Elliott's potential Cheltenham stars, including Apple's Jade and Pertemps Final project, Glenloe. Click here to read the full stable tour.


Nicky Henderson (February 20)

Nicky Henderson, the winning-most trainer in the history of The Cheltenham Festival, paraded his leading hopes for this year's meeting, Buveur D'Air and My Tent Or Yours, first and second in last year's Unibet Champion Hurdle which is their target again, Might Bite, the 2017 RSA Novices' Chase victor, who is going for the feature Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Altior, successful last year in the Racing Post Arkle Novices' Chase and now targeting the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, and unbeaten juvenile hurdler Apple's Shikara who tackles the JCB Triumph Hurdle...

Nicky Henderson: Stable Tour

Matt Brocklebank travelled to Seven Barrows to get the latest from Nicky Henderson ahead of what could be a memorable Festival for the most successful trainer in the meeting's history. Click here to read the full stable tour.

Nicky Henderson: Video Stable Tour

Nicky Henderson chats to Sporting Life about his Cheltenham Festival team including Might Bite, Altior and Buveur D'Air. Click here for all 16 videos.


Colin Tizzard (February 21)

Colin Tizzard has trained five Cheltenham Festival winners and he'll be hoping to add to that tally this season, perhaps even in the Timico Gold Cup with last year's third Native River. He was one of an array of stars paraded before the assembled media at his Venn Farm yard and Sporting Life's Matt Brocklebank was on hand to get the very latest.

Colin Tizzard: Stable Tour

Matt Brocklebank caught up with Colin Tizzard ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival to discuss, Cue Card, Native River and more. Click here for full stable tour.

Colin Tizzard: Video Stable Tour

Options remain open for Cue Card and Fox Norton at Cheltenham, while Native River is bang on target for the Festival's big one - the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Get the latest on Tizzard's stars with our video interviews. Click here for all the videos.


Nigel Twiston-Davies (February 22)

Gold Cup-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies was in typically positive mood after watching his horses come up the steep Naunton gallop on Thursday morning. He's got two decent chances in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle with The New One and Wholestone and is also looking forward to unleashing several handicap prospects at the big meeting.

Nigel Twiston-Davies: Video Stable Tour

Stable stars Blaklion and Bristol De Mai might be missing Cheltenham with other targets the priority, but the local trainer has plenty to look forward to including the likes of RSA Chase contender Ballyoptic. Click here for all the videos.

Ben Pauling (March 6)

Formerly assistant to Nicky Henderson, our regular columnist Ben Pauling opened his Cheltenham Festival account last March when Willoughby Court win the Neptune Novices' Hurdle and while the stable star is sadly missing from the team this time around, the trainer has some live contenders across the week including exciting novice hurdler Gowiththeflow.

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