Grand National Schooling Fences Up & Running

Special Grand National schooling fences, located at four venues in Britain and Ireland, are ready for use and dressed with fresh spruce. The fences are there for any trainer to use and school horses who are likely runners in the Crabbie’s Grand National (April 11), Crabbie’s Topham Chase (April 10) and Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase (April 9) at Aintree. The preparation work on the schooling fences, by Aintree groundsmen, has taken place at David Pipe’s yard on the Devon/Somerset border, at the Lambourn Gallops, at…

Varian & Oldroyd targeting Good Friday as entries revealed for £1.1 million All-Weather Championships at Lingfield Park

Entries are revealed today for the tremendous £1.1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park in Surrey on Good Friday, April 3. Tryster headlines 14 entries for the most valuable race of the thrilling day, the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic over 10 furlongs. The Charlie Appleby-trained four-year-old is the evens favourite with the sponsor after completing a magnificent four-timer on the All-Weather in the Group Three coral.co.uk Winter Derby over the same course and distance on March 14. Godolphin has entered another on the upgrade…

Cheltenham Gold cup hero Coneygree to parade at Newbury on Saturday

Coneygree, who landed the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in tremendous style on Friday, March 13, will parade at Newbury on Saturday, March 21, shortly before the Ultima Business Solutions Silver Jubilee Handicap Chase (3.10pm). Trained locally to Newbury at Letcombe Bassett by Mark Bradstock, Coneygree was the first novice to win the Grade One contest for 41 years. Coneygree scored twice at Newbury this season prior to his Cheltenham success, taking the Grade Two Fuller’s London Pride Novices’ Chase on November 28 and the Grade…

All seven races on All-Weather Championships Finals Day close tomorrow

Connections are reminded that all seven championship races on the £1.1 million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 3, close for entries tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17). Horses qualify for the seven championship contests on All-Weather Championships Finals Day by either winning a specified “Fast Track Qualifier” or running in a minimum of three races at Britain’s five All-Weather tracks, Lingfield Park, Southwell and Wolverhampton, owned by ARC, The Jockey Club’s Kempton Park and Chelmsford City, between October 30 and March…

All the news from Gold Cup Day at The Festival, Friday, March 13, 2015

THE FESTIVAL 2015, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GOLD CUP DAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 13 Early Going News The going for Gold Cup Day is: Good to Soft (at 6.07am) The going may change later after Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse assesses conditions before racing. The chase course rail has been moved in, reducing the circuit by 36 yards. There was five millimetres of rain overnight up to around 6.00am. The rain is expected to clear by early afternoon. Racing takes place on the New Course…

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