First French Fast-Track Qualifier Tomorrow

The first French Fast-Track Qualifier for the All-Weather Championships takes place tomorrow, Sunday, December 28, at Deauville. The Listed Prix Miss Satamixa, over seven and a half furlongs on Polytrack, has a maximum field of 16 runners Due off at 2.45pm local time, the race is worth 52,000 euros and the winner gains a guaranteed place in the £150,000 32Red.com Fillies & Mares Championship over seven furlongs on Good Friday, April 3, at Lingfield Park. There are three runners from Britain, the James Tate-trained Lamar,…

Corrin Wood heads 11 for William Hill Rowland Meyrick on Boxing Day at Wetherby

Corrin Wood will have to defy top-weight of 11st 12lb in the £40,000 William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.45pm, 11 runners) over three miles and a furlong at Wetherby on Boxing Day, Friday, December 26. The Grade Three prize is the highlight of Wetherby’s two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival. Corrin Wood, a 9/1 chance with William Hill, enjoyed a good debut campaign over fences last season, winning three of his four starts headlined by a two and quarter length victory over the classy…

Wetherby launches innovative Wall of Fame initiative to honour course champions

Wetherby Racecourse is to create an outside Wall of Fame to celebrate the West Yorkshire course’s rich jump racing history. The innovative concept will consist of a permanent outside exhibition, to be installed ahead of the 2015/2016 season, with huge photographs and information highlighting the role that people and horses have played since Wetherby first staged racing in 1891. Racegoers are being given the chance to vote for their favourite Wetherby champions from a shortlist of 14 contenders at the course’s upcoming racedays, commencing with…

Vintage Star in excellent order ahead of William Hill Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day

Sue Smith is expecting another good performance from Vintage Star in the £40,000 William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.45pm, 16 entries) at Wetherby on Boxing Day, Friday, December 26. The Grade Three prize over three miles and a furlong is the highlight of Wetherby’s two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival which also encompasses Saturday, December 27. Vintage Star was last seen out when rallying to take third behind Hey Big Spender in the Listed Rehearsal Chase over three miles at Newcastle on November 29….

‘Goodwood Racecourse announces biggest sponsorship in British racing with Qatar’ Goodwood Racecourse is delighted to announce a new 10-year partnership with Qatar, which is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing. Commencing in 2015, this makes the Qatar Goodwood Festival one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world. The partnership results in over £2 million being invested into prize money for eight key races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2015 as well as a commitment to…

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