Al Thakhira fit for Wulfruna return at Wolverhampton

Group Two winner Al Thakhira is set to contest £50,000 Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes (2.15pm, 19 entries) at Wolverhampton on Saturday, March 7, ahead of a date with exciting first-season sire Toronado. The Marco Botti-trained four-year-old filly captured the Rockfel Stakes impressively at Newmarket in October, 2013, and, after finishing down the field in the French and Irish 1,000 Guineas in the spring of 2014, bounced back to win a seven-furlong Listed contest decisively at Ascot on October 4. She was last seen out when…

Fascinating Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle to look forward to at Cheltenham

Sky Bet’s ‘Road to Cheltenham’ series reaches its thrilling climax next week with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.30pm) – the first race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, Tuesday, March 10. There have been six trials staged, sponsored by Sky Bet, for the extended two-mile contest during the course of the season, with Nicky Henderson taking the spoils on three occasions. The Lambourn handler captured the first two races of the series with Vyta Du Roc (Cheltenham, November…

Gold Cup Champions among Retraining of Racehorses Parade

On the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 10, two previous Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup winners, Kauto Star and Denman, will be among the former racecourses appearing in the Retraining of Racehorses’ (RoR) parade. They will be joined by Big Buck’s, who created history in 2012 by becoming the first four-time winner of the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and who participates in the parade for the first time. The RoR parades were introduced in 2008 by the charity to showcase the adaptability of…

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