Well Refreshed and Vino Griego set for The Showcase

15thOctober 2013 – Gary Moore is looking forward to seeing talented chasers Well Refreshed and Vino Griego make their seasonal returns at Cheltenham on Day Two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 19.   Exciting second season chaser Well Refreshed is due to line up in the £50,000 Showcase Trophy (3.45pm) over an extended three miles. The nine-year-old rattled off a hat-trick of handicap chase wins last term, culminating with a 10-length success in the Betfred Grand National National Trial at Haydock Park in February.  …

Festival winners set for Cheltenham return at The Showcase

Day Two of the Showcase on Saturday, October 19, features an excellent seven-race card headed by a pair of £50,000 handicap chases that could see Festival heroes Oiseau de Nuit, Finger Onthe Pulse and Balthazar King return to Cheltenham.   Oiseau de Nuit, successful in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual in 2011, heads 22 entries for the Equus-Fine Dining At The Festival Handicap Chase (2.35pm). The two and a half-mile contest could also feature last season’s Byrne Group Plate runner-up Vino Griego, Tanks For That…

A Wyse Lady and a Gentleman

Rachel Wyse, the Sky Sports News presenter, and Billy Twelvetrees, the Gloucester rugby player and part of this summer’s British Lions team, have been selected as Ambassadors for Cheltenham Racecourse this Jump season.   In an exciting new move for Cheltenham, this is the first time that the Home of Jump Racing will have two Ambassadors.   Both Rachel and Billy know Cheltenham Racecourse well and have been racing often at the Cotswold venue. Two years ago, Rachel took part in the St Patrick’s Derby,…

Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle series begins next week

Jump racing’s flagship staying novice hurdle series kicks off next Friday (October 18) at Cheltenham and takes in eight races during the season.   The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle series culminates with the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.   It has proved not only an outstanding showcase for young hurdling talent but also a stepping stone to those that go on to shine at the highest level in open company, whether over hurdles or fences.   The Cheltenham…

Honeyball targeting Wetherby’s Spinal Research Charity Raceday

The new season at Wetherby kicks off on Wednesday, October 16, with the annual Spinal Research Charity Raceday.   One of the highlights of the seven-race card is the £10,000 Bobby Renton Handicap Chase (3.55pm) over an extended two and a half miles. Among the 17 entries is the Anthony Honeyball-trained Dorset Naga, who returned from over a year off with a decisive five-length success at Fontwell on October 5.   The seven-year-old was kept off the track by a tendon strain, but had looked…

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