The Stewart Family sponsor for third year in succession at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Racecourse today announces sponsorship by the Stewart Family for the third year in succession of the £100,000 December Gold Cup on Saturday, December 14, the second day of The International.   The handicap chase will be named the Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup this year, following runnings as the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup (2012) and the Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup (2011).   The Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup, which has been in existence since 1963 and…

Appleby expects Bancnuanaheireann to deliver

    Trainer Mick Appleby is confident Bancnuanaheireann can return to winning ways in the £19,000 Coral App Download From The App Store Conditions Stakes (1.30pm) over 10 furlongs at Lingfield tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4.   The six-year-old finished second to Prince Alzain in the Listed coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes over the course and distance on November 16, having easily captured the nine-furlong Silver Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on September 27.   Appleby reported: “Bancnuanaheireann came out of his last run at Lingfield well and is in…

Winners from the 47th annual HWPA Derby Awards, supported by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in conjunction with Spinal Research and the Spinal Injuries Association

Nick Luck was announced as the winner of the Peter O’Sullevan Trophy for Broadcaster of the Year for the fifth time at the 47th annual Horserace Writers & Photographers Association Derby Awards Lunch, held in London and supported by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in conjunction with Spinal Research and the Spinal Injuries Association   He received his award from Sir Peter O’Sullevan today (Monday, December 2) and takes over from his Channel 4 Racing colleague Clare Balding, successful in 2012,   Luck was…

All the latest news on Monday, December 2, ahead of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Monday track notes   The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races is less than a week away and 21 of the 28 overseas contenders emerged from the Sha Tin quarantine stables to stretch their legs this morning. It was a case of gentle work on the all-weather track for most, with only Little Mike and Linton opting to gallop on the turf.   LONGINES Hong Kong Vase   ASUKA KURICHAN (JPN) Cantered on the all-weather track. Trainer Naosuke Sugai said: “He…

12 riders lined up to take part in next year’s St Patrick’s Derby at The Festival

Monday 2nd December – 12 lucky riders are announced today as the jockeys who will line up for next year’s St Patrick’s Derby, which takes place during The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Thursday, March 13. The fifth renewal of the charity race, which has raised over £800,000 so far for Cancer Research UK, sees a line-up of jockeys from all walks of life, some of whom currently work in racing and others that have careers outside the sport. The 12 riders are Channel 4…

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