Harrington doubly represented on day one of The Showcase

Irish handler Jessica Harrington runs Rock The World and prolific hurdler Sandymount Duke at Cheltenham on day one of The Showcase, tomorrow, Friday, October 23. Rock The World (Barry Geraghty) features among a small but select field for the £20,000 squareintheair.com Novices’ Chase (2.45pm, four runners) over two miles. The seven-year-old was a progressive novice hurdler last season and has made a smooth transition to fences with two wins and three seconds from five outings. Running in the famous colours of Michael Buckley, he scored…

Cheltenham’s changes at The Festival and beyond

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – In advance of the new season at Cheltenham, which commences with the first day of The Showcase on Friday, October 23, the racecourse has made a number of changes to race programmes and conditions during The Festival and the wider season. The Festival Following on from a successful renewal of The Festival earlier this year, which saw record crowds visit the racecourse over the four days, and with Channel 4’s support, the decision has been taken to have 40-minute intervals…

New All-Weather handicaps for fillies & mares supported by European Breeders Fund

Eight valuable handicaps for fillies and mares, run between seven and nine furlongs, are being introduced during the third season of the All-Weather Championships, which starts next week on Thursday, October 29, 2015 and concludes with the £1.1 million Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. The Class Two and Three handicaps, worth up to £27,000 each, take place between January and March next year at Lingfield Park, Kempton Park and Wolverhampton Racecourses. The European Breeders Fund (EBF) is backing the…

April Meeting winners head strong George team for The Showcase

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – Gloucestershire trainer Tom George is likely to be well-represented at The Showcase this weekend, with Whats Happening, A Good Skin, Double Shuffle and Some Are Lucky set to run at Cheltenham’s first meeting of the new season, which takes place on Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24. Whats Happening is set to bid for a second consecutive handicap chase win at Cheltenham in Saturday’s £50,000 winner.co.uk Trophy (3.20pm) over three miles and a furlong after gaining an eight-length victory…

Superb Solow throws down Cartier Horse of the Year challenge

Solow has laid down a challenge for Cartier Horse of the Year honours with a superb victory in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO at Ascot on October 17, QIPCO British Champions Day. The grey five-year-old, owned by the Wertheimer Brothers and trained in Chantilly by Freddy Head, was landing his fifth consecutive Group One contest of 2015 and is in second place in the Cartier Horse of the Year standings with 200 points, not far behind Investec Derby and Qatar…

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