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  • Thistlecrack

  • Age: 9 (Foaled March 29th, 2008)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Kayf Tara - Ardstown (Ardross)
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Owner: John and Heather Snook

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Colin Tizzard hoping Thistlecrack's fluidity returns in Cheltenham Gold Cup

February 13th, 2017

Colin Tizzard insists Thistlecrack will need to jump better than he did in the Cotswold Chase if he is to win the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Tom Scudamore feels Thistlecrack is the one to beat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

January 30th, 2017

Tom Scudamore retains maximum faith in Thistlecrack despite his narrow defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Many Clouds dies after winning Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham

January 28th, 2017

Former Grand National winner Many Clouds tragically collapsed and died after winning the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham.

Colin Tizzard ponders Thistlecrack King George VI Chase at Kempton

December 14th, 2016

Connections of Thistlecrack have still yet to decide whether to pitch the exciting prospect into the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Thistlecrack remains in King George mix at Kempton on Boxing Day

November 30th, 2016

Thistlecrack remains a possible for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day as 21 go forward at the latest entry stage.

Thistlecrack wins Worcester Novices' Chase at Newbury

November 26th, 2016

Gold Cup hope Thistlecrack followed in the steps of Native River when winning the bet365 Novices' Chase at Newbury.

Colin Tizzard confirms Thistlecrack for Newbury Grade Two

November 22nd, 2016

Thistlecrack is the star name among nine entries for the bet365 Novices' Chase at Newbury on Saturday.

Joe Tizzard says plans remain up in the air for Thistlecrack

November 14th, 2016

Joe Tizzard says he's leaning towards the Kauto Star Novice Chase rather than the King George with Thistlecrack at this stage.

Thistlecrack makes it two out of two over fences at Cheltenham

November 12th, 2016

Thistlecrack continued his education over fences with an easy victory in the mallardjewellers.com Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham next for Coling Tizzard's Thistlecrack

October 26th, 2016

Trainer Colin Tizzard says "everything will be considered" for Thistlecrack following his brilliant chasing debut at Chepstow on Tuesday.

Gold Cup hope Thistlecrack makes winning chase debut at Chepstow

October 25th, 2016

Thistlecrack made a winning start to his chase career in the Aspen Waite Complete Business Growth Service Novices' Chase at Chepstow.

Third Intention wins Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree

October 23rd, 2016

The Hennessy Gold Cup is a potential target for Third Intention after Colin Tizzard's seasoned chaser claimed a long overdue big-race success in the 188Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase.

Thistlecrack's Chepstow option for fencing debut

October 19th, 2016

Thistlecrack could make his eagerly-awaited debut over fences at Chepstow on Tuesday if the ground is suitable.

Colin Tizzard will wait for winter ground before running Thistlecrack

October 3rd, 2016

Colin Tizzard will wait for winter ground to come before unleashing Thistlecrack over fences.

Thistlecrack set to miss Chepstow

September 30th, 2016

Thistlecrack appears unlikely to make his chasing debut at Chepstow on Saturday week as had been previously planned.

Colin Tizzard hoping for rain at Chepstow for Thistlecrack

September 19th, 2016

Trainer Colin Tizzard is praying for rain to allow Thistlecrack to make his chasing debut at Chepstow next month.

Colin Tizzard confirms Thistlecrack going over fences

August 4th, 2016

Trainer Colin Tizzard would be happy to pursue the Cheltenham Gold Cup dream with Thistlecrack if the brilliant staying hurdler can prove his worth over fences this season.

Thistlecrack will make his chasing debut at Chepstow in October.

June 18th, 2016

Thistlecrack will make his chasing debut at Chepstow in October.

Thistlecrack ruled out of Punchestown

April 23rd, 2016

World Hurdle hero Thistlecrack will not run at Punchestown next week, trainer Colin Tizzard has announced.

Cue Card and Thistlecrack on target for Punchestown

April 19th, 2016

Colin Tizzard's stable stars Cue Card and Thistlecrack are reported to be firmly on target for next week's Punchestown Festival.