Harry Topper on course for Argento Chase on Festival Trials Day

Harry Topper on course for Argento Chase on Festival Trials Day 10th January 2014 – Harry Topper will bid to get his season back on track in the £100,000 Grade Two Argento Chase (2.25pm) over an extended three miles and a furlong on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25, the last day’s racing at Cheltenham before The Festival. The seven-year-old put himself into the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup picture on his seasonal return, staying on strongly to land the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase by…

Hutchinson chasing hat-trick in Fast-Track Qualifier at Lingfield Park on Saturday

  Geoff Oldroyd is hoping Alfred Hutchinson can complete a hat-trick in the £19,000 Ladbrokes Conditions Stakes (2.35pm) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, January 11. The mile contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 18.   Alfred Hutchinson comes into the race on the back of a decisive three quarters of length success in a mile handicap at Lingfield Park on December 30. The six-year-old had previously captured…

JLT to sponsor Grade One novices’ chase at The Festival

JLT to sponsor Grade One novices’ chase at The Festival   9th January 2013 – Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce JLT as the new sponsor of the Grade One two and a half-mile novices’ chase at The Festival on St Patrick’s Thursday, March 13.   First run in 2011 and previously backed by Jewson, the JLT Novices’ Chase has quickly established itself as a very valuable addition to The Festival. Initially a Grade Two contest, it has been upgraded to Grade One status for…

Galliard Homes to back Cleeve Hurdle on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

8th January 2013 – Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce Galliard Homes as the new sponsor of the Cleeve Hurdle, the Grade Two contest run over three miles at the Home of Jump Racing on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle boast a fabulous roll of honour with Big Buck’s, Tidal Bay and Inglis Drever all having landed the prestigious contest in recent seasons. It is the ideal trial for the Grade One Ladbrokes World Hurdle at The Festival in…

36 entries for Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

Fenton on the comeback trail with Last Instalment  ch2014mg1final – click here for full media pack 8th January 2014 – The Festival is now just nine weeks away and the countdown begins in earnest today as entries for the Grade One Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup are revealed. A total of 36 entries have been received for the £550,000 championship contest, which takes place over an extended three and a quarter miles on the fourth and final day of The Festival, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 14….

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