Kauto Star half-brother has sights set on The Festival as entries revealed for novices’ hurdles

ch2015mg6FINALFINAL Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Entries are revealed today for the three Grade One novices’ hurdles at The Festival – the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Champion Day, Tuesday, March 10), the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 11) and the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 13). There are also entries for the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle (Gold Cup Day), which is restricted to four-year-olds. 2/1 ante-post favourite Douvan tops 83 entries for the £120,000 Sky…

Henderson outlines his plans for Newbury’s Betfair Hurdle

Nicky Henderson, the most successful trainer in Betfair Hurdle history with five winners, is intending to saddle between two and four runners in this year’s renewal of Britain’s richest handicap hurdle at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 7. He revealed today that six-year-olds Sign Of A Victory and Vasco Du Ronceray are being targeted at the £155,000 race, while Dawalan and Snake Eyes could also participate. Henderson, speaking to the media at a stable visit to Seven Barrows organised by Newbury Racecourse and Betfair,…

Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust has now raised well over £4 million

Following the enormously successful annual award lunch in November, 2014, when over £200,000 was raised at auction, the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust is pleased to announce today that it has distributed £50,000 to each of the six welfare concerns it has supported since its inception 19 years ago. The trust’s beneficiaries – Blue Cross, The Brooke, Compassion in World Farming, Racing Welfare, The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre and World Horse Welfare – have now shared equally over £4 million. This sum has been raised through…

Ellison targeting Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial

The Road to Cheltenham moves north of the border on Sunday, February 1, when Musselburgh stages the Scottish Cheltenham Trials Day. Opening the card at Musselburgh is the £20,000 Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.00pm) over two miles, which is the penultimate contest in the series of trials sponsored by Sky Bet ahead of the Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, March 10. Heading the market at 3/1 with Sky Bet is El Namoose (John Ferguson),…

Symonds on Kaki weather watch ahead of Wetherby’s totepool Towton Novices’ Chase

Kings Palace headlines 15 entries for the £30,500 Totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (3.20pm), the highlight of a seven-race card at Wetherby on Totepool Medieval Day, Saturday, January 31. The David Pipe-trained seven-year-old is unbeaten in two starts over fences this season and is disputing favouritism with Don Poli for the Grade One RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Tom Symonds is hoping for rain for his entry Kaki De La Pree, who was last seen out when second to another Pipe-trained horse, Gevrey Chambertin, in…

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