Little King Robin likely to bid for five-timer at Wetherby on Saturday

Irish handler Colin Bowe is favouring Wetherby’s £22,000 Listed olbg.com Mares’ Hurdle (2.05pm, 15 entries) for his prolific performer Little King Robin. The extended two mile contest takes place on the second day of the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting, Saturday, November 1, and is first of seven races in the popular series which concludes at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Little King Robin is also engaged in a Grade Two contest at Down Royal on Friday but an unsettled forecast is expected to turn the…

Santa Anita and Melbourne to the fore as race for Cartier Racing Awards enters final furlong

With an outstanding European season drawing to a close, attention turns to North America and Australia as the race for Cartier Racing Awards heads towards a thrilling climax. The Cartier Racing Awards honour the champions of European horseracing and will be announced before an invited audience over 300 on the evening of Tuesday, November 11, 2014. European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races throughout 2014 (40%), combined at the end…

45 entries unveiled for Paddy Power Gold Cup at The Open

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Only five horses have won the Paddy Power Gold Cup twice since its inception in 1960 but Johns Spirit could become the sixth in the 2014 renewal of the Grade Three handicap chase, for which 45 entries are unveiled today. Run over an extended two and a half miles, the £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup takes place at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 15, day two of The Open. Johns Spirit (12/1 with Paddy Power) prevailed by three quarters of a…

Cole Harden confirmed for bet365 Hurdle

Exciting five-year-old Cole Harden is set for his first outing of the season in the £37,000 bet365 Hurdle (2.40pm, 10 entries) over three miles and a furlong at Wetherby on Saturday, November 1. Trained by Warren Greatrex, he proved himself in Grade One company when shrugging off all bar Beat That in the extended three mile Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree’s Grand National Festival. He had previously acquitted himself creditably at the Cheltenham Festival when seventh to Faugheen in the Grade One Neptune Investment Management…

Medermit set for bet365 Charlie Hall Chase

A total of 11 entries, featuring some of the best chasers on either side of the Irish Sea, have been received for the £100,000 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.15pm). The Grade Two contest over three miles and a furlong headlines Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 1. Wetherby Racecourse is pleased to announce that bet365 has renewed its sponsorship of the Charlie Hall Chase for a further three years. It first backed the contest in 2003. Steve Ibberson, Managing Director – Gaming…

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