McEntee aiming for another Good Friday success tomorrow with History Book

The countdown to the second All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park is almost complete with 24 hours until the £1.1 million spectacular gets underway tomorrow, Good Friday, April 3. Newmarket trainer Phil McEntee was in the winner’s enclosure at the inaugural All-Weather Championships Finals Day when Living The Life captured the 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ & Mares’ Championships (1.40pm). This time around McEntee is set to be represented in the £150,000 seven-furlong contest by History Book, who like Living The Life is partnered by Adam…

Great Friday in prospect

- Burke expecting bold show from Rivellino A fantastic day of racing is in store when Lingfield Park stages the second All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday, April 3. The seven-race card is headlined by the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic and has a total prize fund of £1.1-million, making it the richest raceday of its type anywhere in Europe. 1.40pm 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships, 7f French challenger Fresles (Pia Brandt/Gregory Benoist) and Khatiba (Roger Varian/Graham Lee) headline 11 runners for the £150,000…

International stars feature among 36 entries for Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

A fantastic entry of 36 has been received for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 16. The mile contest on turf is the early season highlight for older horses and boasts a much-improved prize fund of £350,000, 64 per cent up on last year’s £214,000. Exciting international entries are headlined by America’s 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome (Art Sherman). The four-year-old won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes impressively last year, though he was beaten…

Jonjo O’Neill full of confidence for Shutthefrontdoor in the Crabbie’s Grand National

Jonjo O’Neill hosted a media stable visit today at his Jackdaws Castle yard in Gloucestershire and said he could not be happier with 7/1 favourite (with Betfred – official betting partner) for the Crabbie’s Grand National, Shutthefrontdoor. He trains Shutthefrontdoor for his principal patron J P McManus, who owns Jackdaws Castle and retains A P McCoy, the record-breaking Jump jockey who is about to gain his 20th consecutive jockeys’ championship and retire. McCoy has not decided yet whether he is riding Shutthefrontdoor in the £1-million…

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