Weights revealed for Newbury’s Betfair Hurdle – Britain’s richest handicap hurdle

The weights are revealed today for Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, the £155,000 Grade Three Betfair Hurdle, which is staged at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, Saturday, February 7. Snake Eyes (9st 8lb) is one of three 12/1 co-second favourites in the ante-post market with Betfair Sportsbook but his supporters will have an anxious wait to see if he makes the cut. Owned by J P McManus, the lightly-raced seven-year-old is 57th in the weights for the Betfair Hurdle. There is a maximum permitted field of…

New £50,000 bonus for winner of Freebets.com Trophy Chase on Festival Trials Day, January 24, at Cheltenham

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Freebets.com, which sponsors the £50,000 Grade Three Freebets.com Trophy Chase (2.25pm) for a second year at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 24, is offering a new £50,000 bonus. The £50,000 bonus is for the winner of the two mile and five furlong handicap chase if the horse succeeds in any race at The Festival (excluding the St Patrick’s Derby), back at Cheltenham over four days in March (Tuesday, March 10 to Friday, March 13). The split will be…

BetBright to sponsor £100,000 feature on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – On-line betting group BetBright are backing the £100,000 BetBright Cup Chase on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 24 at Cheltenham. The feature race on Festival Trials Day was first run in 1980 and attained Grade Two status in 1999. The BetBright Cup Chase is a key pointer for experts and punters alike to The Festival where last year’s winner, Cheltenham specialist The Giant Bolster, went on to finish a close third in the pinnacle of chasing, the Betfred Cheltenham Gold…

Got The Nac a possible for Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock Park on Saturday

The £27,500 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle takes place at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 17. The two-mile contest is the third of six races in a “Road to Cheltenham” series backed by Sky Bet, culminating with the Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, Tuesday, March 10. Conditions at Haydock Park are currently heavy and, with further rain forecast, are likely to remain testing. One horse sure to be suited by these conditions…

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable to sponsor at The Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable as the new sponsor of the race formerly known as the Byrne Group Plate at The Festival. The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate, a handicap chase staged over two miles and five furlongs, takes place on St Patrick’s Thursday at The Festival, March 12, 2015. It was first run in 1951 as the Mildmay Of Flete Handicap Chase. Nicky Henderson is the most successful current trainer in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable…

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