Royale ready to rumble as Wetherby’s Jump season gets underway

Jump racing returns to Wetherby with the annual Spinal Research Charity Raceday tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14. Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity, funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. The raceday, celebrating its 25th anniversary, raised just under £45,000 in 2014 and has generated well over £450,000 since its inception. Racegoers can support Spinal Research by joining them in their exclusive hospitality marquee, which includes a drinks reception, three-course luncheon followed by…

Spinal Research Raceday opens new Jump season at Wetherby

- Kauto Stone ready for comeback Wetherby’s new Jump season starts with its annual Spinal Research Charity Raceday on Wednesday, October 14. Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Every year more than 800 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord, many of these injuries are sustained through racing or riding accidents. Wetherby’s Spinal Research Charity Raceday, celebrating…

Tremendous Longchamp victory sees Golden Horn extend lead in race for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Golden Horn has consolidated his position at the head of the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings following a decisive win in the Group One Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s richest race, at Longchamp, France on Sunday, October 4. Anthony Oppenheimer’s homebred three-year-old stormed clear under a superb Frankie Dettori ride to score by two lengths and provide trainer John Gosden with a first success in the middle-distance showpiece. Golden Horn has now accrued 232 points for his performances in Pattern races for…

Claret Cloak a possible for Cheltenham curtain raiser later this month

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Cheltenham’s new season commences with The Showcase on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. The two-day meeting is staged a week later this year to avoid a clash with QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot. Trainer Emma Lavelle is considering the winner.co.uk Handicap Chase, one of two £50,000 handicaps at the meeting, for high-class performer Claret Cloak. The eight-year-old has been kept on the go over the summer and was last seen out when runner-up to Oscar Rock in the…

Eight European Group Ones this weekend will mean plenty in race for Cartier Awards honours

John Dunlop reflects on his Cartier Racing Award One of the most intense weekends of racing in Europe is about to take place, with eight Group Ones staged tomorrow and on Sunday. The results of them and the other Group races this weekend will impact on the current standings for points earned in Pattern races which help determine the outcome of the Cartier Racing Awards each year. The 25th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of…

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