Berlin-Hoppegarten Racecourse announces purchase of historic 430-acre training track

15th April 2015 – Berlin-Hoppegarten racecourse today announced the exercise of a purchase option for the historic Neuenhagen training track situated in the close vicinity of Hoppegarten racecourse. The purchase contract should be completed by 30th September 2015. The purchase option is part of the 2008 purchase agreement of the Hoppegarten racecourse estate negotiated with the German privatisation agency BBVG. The Neuenhagen training track covers an area of 430 acres (training track and in-field 190 acres, woodland 100 acres, agricultural land 78 acres). The track…

Tremendous entries for the 2015 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Ante-post favourite Found headlines 59 entries for the premier British Classic for fillies, the Investec Oaks, at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 5. The three-year-old daughter of Galileo ended last season with a decisive victory in the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp in October and is the 4/1 market leader with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. The Investec Oaks has increased prize money of £450,000, £25,000 more than in 2014, and…

Superb remaining entries announced for Punchestown Festival‏

Faugheen, Hurricane Fly and Jezki in Queally Group Celebrating 35 Years In Naas Punchestown Champion Hurdle Rock On Ruby to have first try at three miles in Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle Nicholls targets Cheltenham winner Qualando at AES Champion 4YO Hurdle Improving Kalane could meet Annie Power Entries for the Punchestown Festival’s final three days are announced this morning as the countdown to Irish jump racing’s biggest event – beginning a fortnight today – continues. A total of 14 different Grade 1 winners from the…

11 go in Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy at Cheltenham tomorrow

Fox Appeal (11st 10lb) tops a field of 11 for the £50,000 Grade Two Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy Chase over two miles and five furlongs, the highlight on the first day of The April Meeting at Cheltenham, Wednesday, April 15. The Emma Lavelle-trained eight-year-old has been in good form this season, although he unseated Richie McLernon last time out when well-fancied for the BetBright Chase at Kempton Park in February. Champion trainer Paul Nicholls saddles Paddy Power Gold Cup hero Caid Du Berlais (11st…

Fabulous Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Meeting at Newbury this Friday and Saturday

Ryan targeting AON Greenham Stakes with exciting Flaming Spear Flat racing returns to Newbury this Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, with the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Meeting. There will be clues aplenty for the new season with Classic trials, conditions races and informative maidens on offer alongside Pattern races for older horses and competitive handicap action. The two Classic trials for three-year-olds on Saturday are the £60,000 Group Three Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2.15pm) for fillies and the £60,000 Group Three AON…

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