Six-day entries for the first day of The Festival plus going news – frost covers to be put down

Hot favourite Hurricane Fly, trained by Irish champion Willie Mullins,heads 10 horses going forward for this year’s £400,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle (3.20pm) after the six-day confirmations for Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12, were revealed. The nine-year-old captured the extended two-mile championship in 2011 and will attempt to become the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to regain the Stan James Champion Hurdle crown after finishing third in last year’s renewal. Hurricane Fly comes into this season’s edition in fine form…

Six days to The Festival

ch2013mg14final The moment every Jump racing enthusiast eagerly anticipates is now less than a week away – the start of The Festival 2013. Racing commences at 1.30pm on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12 and continues on Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14 before climaxing on Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15.  This year’s Festival will be another thrilling feast of racing, with record prize money of £3.805 million, up £425,000 on 2012. Gold Cup Day, which this year has a reduced…

£4.5m “Champions Weekend” created in 2014 with the alignment of Dubai Future Champions Day and QIPCO British Champions Day

  Newmarket’s Dubai Future Champions Day moves to the Friday before QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Champions Weekend to feature six Group 1 races in just over 24 hours, with theFillies and Mares Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day upgraded to Group 1 this year £350,000 increase in prize money to QIPCO British Champions Day in 2013 Many outstanding issues surrounding the autumn two-year-old programme addressed Newmarket Rowley Mile to stage an additional £450,000+ raceday featuring the Betfred Cesarewitch Newmarket Racecourses to stage the highest…

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