Stone Of Folca on course to defend ‘Dash’ crown

The weights are revealed today for the Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’ (3.15pm) run over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1. Trainer John Best sent out Stone Of Folca (8st 12lb) to a 50/1 shock success last year and the five-year-old will bid to become the third dual winner – following To The Roof (1996 and 1999) and Bishops Court (1998 and 2001) – and first back-to-back victor of the £100,000 contest. Best revealed: “As…

Appleby confident Bancnuanaheireann can defy top-weight at Goodwood on Thursday

Trainer Michael Appleby believes Bancnuanaheireann can bounce back to his best when he lines up under top-weight in the £15,000 32Red Handicap (2.30pm) over nine furlongs at Goodwood on Thursday, May 9. The six-year-old, formerly trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger, ran one of his best races of last season when a neck second in a competitive mile handicap at Glorious Goodwood in July, the Poker at Bet365 Handicap, and went on to finish fourth in the valuable Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket in September. He…

At The Races to launch broadband and mobile streaming division

At The Races, the UK and Ireland’s largest and most widely-distributed dedicated horseracing channel, today confirmed that it would be launching its own broadband and mobile streaming division on July 1st. The delivery of ATR’s live ‘Bet & Watch’ and archive racing content to bookmakers and other partners across broadband and mobile platforms in the domestic and international markets is an increasingly important area of business for ATR and its racecourse partners. ATR has always managed the licensing process with these customers directly but the…

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