Entries close tomorrow for Paddy Power Gold Cup – Scotland set to be represented by Tap Night

  28th October 2013 – The 2013/14 Jump season is really starting to hot up and entries for the first major race of the campaign, the £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup, close at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29.   The Grade Three handicap chase is run at Cheltenham over an extended two and a half miles on Saturday, November 16, day two of The Open.   Trainer Lucinda Russell is considering the Paddy Power Gold Cup for Tap Night, who won two of his six…

Mystical Sapphire one of 19 in first WIN & YOU’RE IN for All-Weather Champions Finals Day

The new and exciting British All-Weather Championships, which started so well on Saturday evening (October 26) at Wolverhampton, continue this week with the first WIN & YOU’RE IN race on Thursday, October 31 at Lingfield Park.   Arena Racing Company’s £2-million plus injection of prize money and creation of the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday (April 18) next year has transformed All-Weather Racing at the four British tracks that stage it.   Horses qualify for the six championship races on All-Weather Championships…

Stellar nominations for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

A total of 68 international Group 1 winners are among the 241 horses nominated for the four LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, worth a total of HK$72 million, which are to be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 8 December.   The outstanding list of nominations features 12 of the Top 50 horses from the latest LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, including the outstanding French racemare Moonlight Cloud. Also among the stellar nominations are the brilliant British fillies The Fugue and Sky Lantern, crack…

The news from Wolverhampton at the start of the new All-Weather Championships

The start of the new All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Saturday, October 26, 2013   More support for the new All-Weather Championships from jockeys  Jimmy Quinn said: “Trainers have brought better-class horses here tonight and winning one of these Class Two races is like winning five average races. The more prize money the merrier.” Luke Morris said: “Fair play to ARC, they have stuck behind the All-Weather and hopefully all the trainers and owners will support it.”  The seventh race – 32Red On The App…

Exclusive new monthly blog by AP McCoy launched on cheltenham.co.uk

 AP McCoy, Ambassador for Cheltenham Racecourse’s 2013-14 season and the 18-time champion Jump jockey, writes his exclusive new monthly blog, which can be found on www.cheltenham.co.uk/APMcCoy The next meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse is The Open, which takes place on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. McCoy talks about the amazing five-timer at Carlisle yesterday, his hunt for 4,000 winners, the new book he has written, last weekend’s racing at Cheltenham and The Open meeting in three weeks’ time. AP McCoy “It has been…

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