Two Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners Could Try Again For Success As Novice Coneygree Gets Entry

The last two winners of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth, are among the 35 horses entered for the 2015 renewal of the £550,000 Grade One highlight of The Festival at Cheltenham. Their names and 33 others are revealed today, just over two months before chasing’s championship race is run over three miles and two and a half furlongs on Friday, March 13, the fourth and final day of The Festival. Lord Windermere, trained by Jim Culloty, owned by Dr Ronan…

Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster under consideration for Crawford pair

Present View (16/1 with Sky Bet), owned by Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick, is among 45 entries for the £75,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase over three miles at Doncaster on the second day of the Sky Bet Chase meeting, Saturday, January 24. Jamie Snowden’s stable star was last seen out when beaten two lengths into third by Caid Du Berlais in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on November 15. The seven-year-old provided Lambourn-based Snowden with his first Cheltenham Festival triumph when denying Attaglance…

65 entries for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury

A total of 65 entries (up from 61 in 2014) are revealed today for the £155,000 Grade Three Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, which takes place at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday, February 7. Staged over an extended two miles, the Betfair Hurdle is always one of the most competitive handicap hurdles of the entire season and has an illustrious history dating back to 1963. Charles Egerton, who gave up training in March, sent out two winners of the Betfair Hurdle with Mysilv in…

Changes at The Festival in 2015 – prize money increases, race conditions, field sizes and race distances

A number of changes are announced today ahead of The Festival, which in 2015 runs from Tuesday, March 10 to Friday, March 13, at Cheltenham. Ladbrokes World Hurdle & Ryanair Chase both up to £300,000 The total prize funds for the two Grade One contests on St Patrick’s Thursday, March 12, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase, will increase in value to £300,000. This is a boost of £25,000 for both races, which were worth £275,000 in 2014. As previously announced, the prize…

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