‘She’s once in a lifetime’ – the best quotes from the 2022 Cheltenham Festival | Horse racing news

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Rachael Blackmore: Cheltenham’s undisputed queen after epic triumphs over A Later and Honeysuckle

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To have that roar and be able to come back when you can’t see space and you can only see bodies is just amazing. It’s the closest thing to feeling like a rock star you’ll ever feel without being able to sing.

Rachael Blackmore enjoys the return of racing fans to Cheltenham after her Gold Cup success on A Later

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He was like Patrick Swayze, he danced so well. Honest to God, I’ve never seen anything like it
Sir AP McCoy on Edwardstone’s impressive sidestep from a faller in the Arkle on Tuesday

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He has a huge toe. It’s like he’s running two speeds below everything else because everything is so easy for him. And the turbo works
Nicky Henderson hails Constitution Hill after stunning success in Supreme Novices Hurdle

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Where is Matt [Chapman]? I haven’t been able to find him yet. I would like to talk to him
Bromhead’s Henry Goads Race Broadcaster After Honeysuckle’s Second Champion Hurdle Success

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Jockeys dream of riding good horses, but she takes that to a whole new level. She’s special, she’s once in a lifetime
Rachael Blackmore pays tribute to Honeysuckle following their success

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I was really, really relaxed and calm but then three years of emotion erupted, about ten lengths from the line I was in tears
L’Homme Presse owner Andy Richards drops it all after winning Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

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The plan was to get out and be up there first and settle down wherever we wanted, but he just couldn’t join them. He couldn’t get out of the ground going to the first fence
Nicky Henderson reflects on Shishkin’s disappointing effort in Queen Mother Champion Chase

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We looked well beaten. I was surprised to see him let go of the reins as soon as he did. I didn’t expect to see a horse make it look like this
Henry de Bromhead on Bob Olinger’s chance victory in the Turners Novices’ Chase

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The world will say you should have done this or that, but it made a decision and its intentions were good. He will be reviled, I know it, I have reviled myself for years
Ruby Walsh defends Paul Townend after the heartbreaking fall of Galopin Des Champs in the Turners

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The horse owed it, we owed it, the parish owed it and the country owed it! Hopefully we’ll all celebrate comfortably now and drink a few pints on Paddy’s Day. These are memories we’ll never forget
Flooring Porter co-owner Ned Hogarty gears up for major celebrations after second Stayers’ Hurdle triumph

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Danny was magic on him, it takes guts – and I could use a few other words I can’t say on national TV
Ruby Walsh raves about Danny Mullins after his turn on Flooring Porter

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For a moment in my mind I thought, “I’m the one who left,” but I pulled him out, gave him a lunge, and I could feel the fire in his stomach. He’s an angry horse but that made him even angrier
Adam Wedge praises Coole Cody’s tenacity after winning the Irish Craft Whiskey Plate

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We got excited for a while and thought we had a good chance, but he’s only seven years old. The dream is still relevant for next year
The Protektorat side are already planning revenge for next year’s Gold Cup after their gallant third

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I have a 12 year old daughter at home who is probably gutted because she wanted to do something Rachael Blackmore just did and be the first lady to win the Gold Cup. She inspires children all over the world
Ruby Walsh leads Rachael Blackmore appreciation after she becomes the first female jockey to win the Gold Cup

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Find out more about the Cheltenham Festival 2022:

“When he gets over three miles on decent ground, he’ll stop”

Nicky Henderson identifies next target for Champion Chase’s Shishkin flop

Rachael Blackmore makes history – what we learned from day four at Cheltenham


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