Nicky Henderson & Jonjo O’Neill talk about their Paddy Power Gold Cup hopes

49 entries revealed for The Open highlight   30th October 2013 – A total of 49 entries (up from 44 in 2012) are revealed today for the Paddy Power Gold Cup – the feature race of The Open which kick starts the 2013/2014 Jump season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 15, 16 & 17.   The Grade Three handicap chase boasts prize money of £160,000 and takes place on the second day of The Open at Cheltenham, Saturday, November 16.   Reigning champion trainer…

Nine entries for Saturday’s bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby

Saturday’s Grade Two £36,500 bet365 Hurdle looks set to be a cracking contest with nine high-class entries received today, three of which are Grade One winners.   Trainer Paul Nicholls is set to be represented by triple Grade One scorer Tidal Bay. The 12-year-old was as good as ever last season, winning the bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby before going on to finish third under top-weight in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury and land the Grade One Lexus Chase at Leopardstown, Ireland. He is 4/1…

Stan James renews sponsorship of Champion Hurdle and extends its support to ‘Road to Cheltenham’ series

Stan James will also sponsor at Punchestown, Newcastle and Haydock Park   29th October 2013 – Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce that Stan James has renewed its sponsorship of the Champion Hurdle and is backing two more leading trials for the hurdling showpiece on the “Road To Cheltenham”.   The newly-supported races are both run on Sunday, November 17 – the StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham and the StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.   Stan James first sponsored the Grade One Champion Hurdle at…

Two Listed races at Lingfield Park on Thursday have maximum fields as All-Weather Championships continue

Two £40,000 Listed contests on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Thursday (October 31), which like every All-Weather race up to April 12 form part of the new All-Weather Championships, have been over-subscribed.   The Listed 32Red / EBFstallions.com Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes (2.50pm), the first of 16 Win & You’re In races for the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday (April 18) next year, has a maximum field of 12 after four other fillies failed to make the grade in the £40,000…

Grade One winners set to clash at Wetherby’s bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting

  This year’s £100,000 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase is shaping up to be a real treat for jump racing fans with Grade One winners Long Run, Benefficient and First Lieutenant heading 11 entries for the highlight of Wetherby’s bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 2.   Long Run, 11/10 favourite with bet365, has proved to be one of the best chasers of recent times, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2011 and capturing Kempton’s King George VI Chase in both 2010 and 2012.  …

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