Sky Bet sponsor another race on “The Road To Cheltenham” – the Dovecote at Kempton Park

Sky Bet, sponsoring the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle on the first day (March 11) of The Festival for the first time, are backing an additional race on “The Road To Cheltenham”, the Grade Two Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle over two miles at Kempton Park on Saturday, February 22.   This will be the third Grade Two contest Sky Bet are supporting on “The Road To Cheltenham” and follows on from the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Trial Hurdle (won by The Liquidator) at Cheltenham,…

115 entered for £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National – Brassil hoping Double Seven can provide second victory

A total of 115 entries have been received for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 5, a very significant increase of 31 on the 2013 figure. This is the highest number of Grand National entries since 2009 when 123 horses were put forward.   With a record prize fund of £1 million, the Crabbie’s Grand National is by far the most valuable jump race in Europe and among the richest in the world.   Ireland’s champion trainer Willie Mullins, victorious with Hedgehunter…

Green Flag out to test Festival credentials in Totepool Towton

  Green Flag is set to tackle the £30,500 Grade Two Totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (3.20pm, seven entries) over three miles and a furlong, the highlight of Medieval Raceday at Wetherby this Saturday, February 1.   Lucinda Russell’s seven-year-old has been a revelation over fences this season, completing a three-timer at Newcastle in November before a creditable second to Annacotty in the Grade One Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.   Russell reported: “I have been really pleased with Green Flag…

Hanoverian Baron primed for Southwell return – Mark Johnston into lead of All-Weather Championships Trainers’ Table with remarkable run of form

Hanoverian Baron is set to have his first start since October in the £20,000 Coral Mobile Just Three Clicks To Bet Handicap (3.00pm, seven runners) over 12 furlongs at Southwell on Thursday, January 30, the latest boosted race during the new All-Weather Championships.   Tony Newcombe’s charge ran some respectable races on turf last year, finishing second to Sir John Hawkwood at York in May and seventh in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park in July. He rounded off his turf campaign with third…

At The Races enters sports rights market with new in-house streaming

    At The Races today officially launched its new in-house streaming division under a stand-alone brand, Sport Mediastream. The division is already serving around 5 million live and archive horserace streams every month via a platform and delivery network purpose built for the betting industry.   Sport Mediastream is fully integrated with 16 partner bookmaker websites in the UK and Ireland and delivers low latency, superior picture quality services to customers on PC, tablet and mobile.   At The Races also announced today that…

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