Nash hoping rain stays away for Your Busy

  Monday, October 13, 2014 – Irish trainer James Nash is hoping to send over Your Busy for the £50,000 Showcase Trophy (3.45pm, 23 entries), one of the highlights on the second day of The Showcase at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 18.   The 11-year-old has been as good as ever during the summer season and was last seen out when making most of the running to land the valuable three-mile Kerry National at Listowel on September 17.   It was a second national success…

Firth Of The Clyde ready for Wetherby return

  Entries have been made for Wetherby’s first racing of the new season, the Spinal Research Charity Raceday on Wednesday, October 15, which is being held for the 24th consecutive year.   One of the highlights of the seven-race programme is the £10,000 Bobby Renton Handicap Chase (4.00pm) over an extended two and a half miles. The 21 entries are headed by Firth Of The Clyde (Malcolm Jefferson) and Tahiti Pearl (Sue Smith), who were the first two home in a two-mile handicap chase at…

Claret Cloak set for The Showcase at Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s new season kicks off with The Showcase on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. It is the first meeting at the Home Of Jump Racing since the Hunter Chase Evening at the end of April.   Claret Cloak is set to tackle two and a half miles for the first time in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Handicap Chase (2.35pm), the first of two £50,000 handicap chases on the Saturday.   The seven-year-old developed into a classy novice last season after a 14-length…

Racing returns to Wetherby next week with 24th Spinal Research Charity Raceday

Wetherby’s new Jump season starts with its annual Spinal Research Charity Raceday on Wednesday, October 15. Spinal Research funds research into finding a cure for paralysis caused by injury to the spinal cord and is staging its northern raceday at the West Yorkshire racecourse for the 24th consecutive year. The event has raised more than £425,000 over the years.   The charity is holding a fundraising lunch in a marquee overlooking the parade ring, with a drinks reception followed by a three-course meal.   There…

Betway To Sponsor The Queen Mother Champion Chase

-Betway, the leading international online betting and casino company, is the new sponsor of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, one of the highlights of The Festival at Cheltenham.   Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to make the announcement and reveals that the feature of the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, will be backed by Betway for at least three years.   The Grade One chase, run over two miles and 13 fences, was won in great style last season by Sire De Grugy, trained…

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