ARC’s Super Saturday

Arena Racing Company (ARC) celebrates Super Saturday tomorrow, with three landmark fixtures at its courses – the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, the start of the new and thrilling British All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton and top jump action at Chepstow headlined by the Grade Two Totepool Mobile Persian War Novices’ Hurdle. There is over £570,000 in prize money offered at the three ARC racecourses tomorrow (Saturday, October 26), with tremendous racing to be enjoyed by racegoers and viewers. ARC is the largest racecourse…

Botti looking forward to All-Weather Championships

Trainer Marco Botti has assembled a strong team for the first fixture of the new, exciting All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton this Saturday, October 26. The Newmarket handler will be represented by Grey Mirage and Solar Deity in the opening Ladbrokes Handicap (5.45pm, maximum field of 12 runners, Mile category) over seven furlongs, and Grendisar in the 32Red Handicap (6.45pm, 10 runners, Marathon category) over just short of a mile and six furlongs. Both Class Two contests have a prize fund of £19,000. Grey Mirage has…

Scudamore aiming for more Open success with Monbeg Dude

Monbeg Dude will bid for a repeat victory in the £50,000 Grade Three Murphy Group Handicap Chase (Saturday, November 16) at The Open after an encouraging reappearance over hurdles at The Showcase on October 19. The eight-year-old came of age when winning last year’s renewal of the extended three mile, three furlong contest by a neck at Cheltenham and followed that up with a similarly gutsy success in the rearranged Welsh National at Chepstow in January. Monbeg Dude is owned by a partnership including rugby…

Harry Topper & Cape Tribulation could return in bet365 Charlie Hall Chase

High-class chaser Harry Topper could make his seasonal reappearance in the £100,000 Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, the highlight of Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Chase Meeting on Saturday, November 2. The six-year-old looked set for top novice honours last season after a hat-trick of wins, including a Grade Two success at Newbury in November, but failed to complete on his final two starts. Kim Bailey’s charge unseated Timmy Murphy in the Listed Premier Chase at Kelso in March and was brought down in…

Everything to play for in Cartier Racing Awards following autumn highlights

Al Kazeem and Sky Lantern remain at the top of the points’ standings for the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award with 148 apiece, but notable performances over recent weeks have thrown the race for top honours wide open in European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. Points earned in Pattern races throughout the year count towards 40 per cent of the process to arrive at the eight equine Cartier Racing Awards winners each year. Another 40 per cent is allocated to the findings of Cartier’s…

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