Hawkeyethenoo chasing elusive Lingfield victory

Jim Goldie is hoping Hawkeyethenoo can secure his first success at Lingfield Park in the £37,000 Listed Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Cleves Stakes (4.00pm) over six furlongs on Saturday, February 22.   The eight-year-old, who finished fourth in last year’s Group One Haydock Park Sprint Cup, has made the first four in all three of his starts at the course during the All-Weather Championships and was last seen finishing fast in fourth under top-weight to Alfred Hutchinson in a valuable seven-furlong handicap on January 24….

George Guru primed for Lingfield test

  Michael Attwater is hoping George Guru’s consistency will be rewarded in the £19,000 Ladbrokes Handicap (3.25pm) over a mile at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 15.   The seven-year-old was last seen finishing strongly to take fifth behind Alfred Hutchinson in the £45,000 Download The Ladbrokes App Handicap over seven furlongs at Lingfield Park on January 24, when he was only beaten two lengths.   Prior to that, he was hampered in a mile handicap won by Birdman (David Simcock) at the same course…

Nicholls parades leading Festival Lights

  13th February 2014 – Seven-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls today paraded his leading contenders for The 2014 Festival at his Manor Farm Stables at Ditcheat in Somerset at a media day organised by Cheltenham Racecourse.   Nicholls’ team includes hopes for many of the big Festival events including record-breaking Big Buck’s, who is bidding for an amazing fifth Ladbrokes World Hurdle success, and Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup second favourite Silviniaco Conti.   Big Buck’s finished third in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle on his comeback…

Principal contenders remain in the five Championship contests at The Festival

With less than four weeks to go until The Festival, the sense of anticipation intensifies today as the acceptors for the five main Championship contests are revealed.   The £400,000 Stan James Champion Hurdle on the opening day, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 11 has 11 entries going forward. Defending champion Hurricane Fly, the winner in both 2011 and 2013, heads the contenders and is one of six Irish-trained horses still engaged.   According to Timeform, the main threat to the Willie Mullins-trained superstar is his…

Great British Drama of Royal Ascot brought to life

  David Mach’s collage of over 200 photos tells the story of the summer’s greatest social event Ascot Racecourse unveils Royal Academist David Mach’s latest work, The Great British Drama, which brings decades of the world’s best racing against the colourful landscape that is Royal Ascot, to life. The collage, unveiled at the Royal Academy, is made up of over 200 images taken from the event over a period of time and is a further example of the unique collage work for which Mach has…

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