Intense ready to tango at Wetherby on Saturday

Intense Tango will get her hurdling campaign underway in the £22,000 Listed OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (2.30pm, 14 entries) at Wetherby on Saturday, October 31. The two-mile contest is the first in a series of races which concludes with the Grade One OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Intense Tango won two of her five starts over hurdles last season, headed by a three-length success in the Grade Two OLBG Mares’ Hurdle over an extended two miles at Doncaster in January. The four-year-old…

International highlights provide final chance for horses in race for Cartier Racing Awards

Domestic campaigns may be drawing to a close in Britain and on the Continent but there is still time for horses to make a late bid for Cartier Racing Awards honours, with a host of European contenders due to run at the Breeders’ Cup and Melbourne’s Spring Carnival over the coming days. This year’s Breeders’ Cup meeting, at Keeneland on Friday, October 30, & Saturday, October 31, features a strong European challenge headed by Golden Horn. The son of Cape Cross is due to make…

Bumper 52 entered for the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham

A strong entry of 52 (up from 45 in 2014) is unveiled today for the £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup, the highlight of The Open, which takes place at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 14. Founded in 1960, the prestigious two and a half-mile handicap chase is the first major contest of the Jump season. Trainer David Pipe sent out the 2011 Paddy Power Gold Cup victor Great Endeavour, while his father Martin was responsible for a record eight winners of the race between 1987 and…

bet365 West Yorkshire Hurdle on radar for Out Sam

Warren Greatrex is considering the £40,000 Grade Two bet365 West Yorkshire Hurdle (2.00pm) at Wetherby on Saturday, October 31, for new recruit Out Sam. The Lambourn handler paid £145,000 for the six-year-old at the DBS Sales in May following a promising first season over hurdles for Nicky Henderson and leading owner/breeders Richard and Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes. Out Sam won nicely in novice hurdles at Newbury and Ascot with his only defeat coming when falling in the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival….

James Tate double-handed in first Fast-Track Qualifier as third All-Weather Championships kick off

The third season of the All-Weather Championships gets underway at Lingfield Park on Thursday, October 29 with an eight-race programme featuring the first Fast-Track Qualifier. The £40,000 Listed 32Red/ebfstallions.com Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes (3.20pm, 12 runners) takes place over a mile and is a Fast Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ & Mares’ Championships on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. James Tate has two contenders led by All-Weather specialist Lamar (Luke Morris), who has not run since trailing down…

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