Alvarado lined up for Cheltenham return at The International next month

20th November 2013 – Alvarado is likely to return to Cheltenham for the £45,000 Grade Three Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase over three miles, one and a half furlongs on the first day of The International, Friday, December 13.   The eight-year-old bounced right back to his best at The Open with a comfortable two-length success in the Grade Three Murphy Group Handicap Chase over just short of three and a half miles on November 16.   Fergal O’Brien’s charge had previously run encouragingly on his…

All-Weather Championships continue with two Win & You’re In contests at Kempton Park and Lingfield Park this week

All-Weather Championships continue with two Win & You’re In contests at Kempton Park and Lingfield Park this week Balding hoping Tullius suited by return to Polytrack at Kempton Park Trainer Andrew Balding is hoping Group Three scorer Tullius can get back to winning ways in the £40,000 Listed Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes (6.00pm) at Kempton Park on Wednesday, November 20.   The five-year-old is one of 11 runners for the mile contest, which is the fourth Win & You’re In…

All the news on Open Sunday

RECORD ATTENDANCE AT THE OPEN   A record attendance of 71,336 at The Open 2013 was seen over the three days of the meeting.   Record crowds on the first two days of 20,626 and 34,869 added to 15,841 today produced the best figure ever at The Open.   The previous highest of 70,551 happened last year, while the third-best attendance was 70,194 back in 2007.   Ian Renton, regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses and in charge of Cheltenham, said: “It has been a…

All-Weather Championships – Lingfield Park, Saturday, November 16, 2013

All-Weather Championships – Lingfield Park, Saturday, November 16, 2013  2.35pm £37,000 Listed coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes 10f Four-year-old Prince Alzain, the 5/2 favourite trained by Gerard Butler, came through strongly in the straight win the 10-runner Listed coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes, worth £37,000, decisively by two and a quarter lengths from Bancnuanaheireann in 2m 2.33s. Butler, having his sixth victory in the 14 runnings of this race, said: “It’s about time I won this race again. I am very pleased for the horse and for the owner,…

All the news on Paddy Power Gold Cup Day

THE OPEN 2013, PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHELTENHAM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 RECORD CROWD ON PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY   Ian Renton, the Jockey Club’s regional director for the south-west, expressed his delight after a new record crowd of 34,869 attended a thrilling Paddy Power Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham this afternoon.   The attendance figure was 1,760 up on the 2012 total of 33,109 and Renton was pleased that the record crowd was treated to a ‘fantastic’ day’s racing.  …

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