Racing returns to Cheltenham with The April Meeting on Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16

The highlight of the two-day meeting is the £50,000 Grade Two Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy Chase, a limited handicap over two miles and five furlongs. In-form handler Malcolm Jefferson is planning to run course victor Attaglance. The nine-year-old captured the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle in 2012 and was an unlucky not to record a Festival double when second to Present View in last year’s CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase. Attaglance has only had three starts this season and was last seen…

Star entries announced for Punchestown Festival

STAR ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL – British raiders Ballynagour and Bolster to take on top Irish chasers in Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup – Hidden Cyclone could meet Mullins flagbearers in BoyleSports Champion Chase – Cheltenham and Aintree Grade 1 winners Douvan, Nichols Canyon, Vautour and Windsor Park among novice entries Entries for the opening two days of the 2015 Punchestown Festival, taking place from Tuesday, April 28 to Saturday, May 2, are announced today and many of the biggest names in…

25/1 Many Clouds wins the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National – all the news from Aintree on the day

CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GRAND NATIONAL DAY, SATUDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 GOING NEWS AT 8AM The going remains. Mildmay Course – Good, Good to Soft in places Hurdle Course – Good to Soft, Good in places Grand National Course – Good to Soft, Good in places The courses were watered selectively after racing yesterday with two to three millimetres and 2.2 millimetres of rain have fallen since the early hours of this morning up to 8am. Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the…

All the news on Ladies Day at the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADIES DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 GOING NEWS AT 9AM The going remains. Mildmay Course – Good to Soft, Good in places Hurdle Course – Good to Soft, Good in places Grand National Course – Good to Soft, Good in places It was dry overnight. Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course & Head of Racing at Aintree, said this morning: “All three courses were watered after racing yesterday to maintain the current going descriptions. “We put on…

All the news on Grand Opening Day at the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

THE CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GRAND OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015 The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National – the provisional field of 40 runners with provisional jockey bookings Grade 3, £1,000,000 Total Prize Fund. 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Four miles, three and a half furlongs. For seven-year-olds and upwards which, up to and including March 23, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase of three miles or more and which are allotted a rating of…

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