Large Independent Racecourses Statement Following The BHA’s Announcement On Relationships With Betting Operators

The members of the Large Independent Racecourses Group (comprising Ascot, Ayr, Bangor, Chester, Goodwood, Newbury and York), whilst individual businesses, together support a collaborative and future-proofed approach to racing’s relationship with the betting industry aimed at delivering an appropriate merit-based return for racing. This should be based on the principle that all betting companies, wherever situated, should pay a fair price for taking bets on British racing and a recognition that the mechanism of the current Levy is outdated and no longer appropriate for the…

Rockerfeller ready to roll at Cheltenham on Saturday

Trainer Neil King is anticipating a good season for Lil Rockerfeller ahead of his comeback in the £35,000 Masterson Holdings Hurdle (2.45pm) at Cheltenham on day two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 24. The four-year-old made giant strides in the spring, registering comprehensive victories in two valuable juvenile handicap hurdles, both over two miles, at Ascot (March 29) and Sandown Park (April 25), which saw his rating rise from 125 to 143. He was last seen out when finishing second in a 14-furlong handicap on…

Newbury’s Flat season draws to a close with Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday on Saturday, October 24

Newbury’s Flat season draws to a close with Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday on Saturday, October 24 Newbury’s 2015 Flat season concludes this Saturday, October 24, with Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday. The seven-race programme runs from 1.50pm to 5.20pm, with a pair of Group Three contests taking centre stage – the £45,000 Worthington’s Whizz Kidz Stakes (1.50pm), run over seven furlongs for two-year-olds, and the £70,000 Worthington’s Victoria Club Stakes (2.25pm), over a mile and a half for three-year-olds and upwards. There are 12 entries for…

Simply Red to headline on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day at Newbury next July

Newbury Racecourse announced today that one of Britain’s favourite bands, Simply Red, will be performing after racing on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Thirty years after bursting into the charts with ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, Mick Hucknall and his band have sold 60 million albums and had top ten hits in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. After a five year break from touring, Simply Red are back, with a world tour and a brand new album ‘Big Love’ and will be…

Scudamore hoping Sensation can progress to the next level

Next Sensation is set to be one of a host of stars in action at Cheltenham on day two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 24. The eight-year-old provided trainer Michael Scudamore with his first winner at The Festival when capturing the two-mile Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase in March and is among 17 entries for Saturday’s opening £50,000 winner.co.uk Handicap Chase (2.10pm) over the same distance. Next Sensation has not run since being pulled up in the Betfred Red Rum Chase at Aintree’s Crabbie’s…

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