Six go to post in totepool Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby tomorrow – Vaughan hoping Milborough can make his mark

Six runners are set to go to post in the £30,000 Grade Two totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (3.20pm), the highlight of a seven-race programme on Medieval Raceday at Wetherby tomorrow, Saturday, February 1. There is a precautionary inspection at 8.00am tomorrow.   The runners for the three miles, one furlong contest are headed by Green Flag (trained by Lucinda Russell and the mount of Peter Buchanan), who won his first three starts over fences before finishing second in the Grade One Kauto Star Novices’ Chase…

Star Links set for Wolverhampton raid

Irish raider Star Links is set to bid for an eighth course and distance victory at Wolverhampton in the £19,000 Ladbrokes Conditions Stakes (5.10pm, 13 entries) over an extended mile on Monday, February 3.   The Shane Donohoe-trained eight-year-old has contested three course and distance events since the All-Weather Championships started on October 26 and comes into the race on the back of a half-length handicap victory on January 13.   He finished an unlucky fifth behind Marshgate Lane in a valuable contest on December…

Masterful Act continues Southwell winning streak

3.00pm, £20,000 Coral Mobile Just Three Clicks To Bet Handicap 1m 4f, Fibresand   Masterful Act continued his fine record at Southwell today with a gutsy success in the 12-furlong Coral Mobile Just Three Clicks To Bet Handicap, his sixth victory from seven starts at the track.   The Alan McCabe-trained seven-year-old travelled smoothly in second under Tom Queally and, after being challenged when taking the lead in the straight by 4/6 favourite Hunting Ground, stayed on gamely under pressure to prevail by a neck….

Entries for the four novices’ hurdles at The Festival unveiled – Neptune aim for Apache Stronghold

ch2014mg6final 30th January 2014 – The entries are revealed today for the four Grade One championship novice hurdles staged at The Festival, which runs from Tuesday, March 11, to Friday, March 14.   A total of 102 entries have been received for The Festival curtain raiser, the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle over an extended two miles on Champion Day, March 11.   Ireland’s champion trainer Willie Mullins, successful last year with Champagne Fever, has an amazing 22 contenders engaged including Sky…

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) 2013 attendances outperform Industry by 7.8%

Average attendances at the 15 ARC racecourses in Britain increased on average by 5.2 per cent in 2013, outperforming the industry average which decreased by 2.6 per cent (please remember the 8pm embargo).   In total, attendances at ARC’s racecourses increased by 6.3 per cent in comparison to the industry increase of 1.8 per cent.   Mel Armstrong, Director of Marketing for ARC, said: “We worked hard in 2013 introducing a number of new customer initiatives to try and boost attendances.   “The figures show…

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