Moore and Espinoza among star-studded line-up for LONGINES IJC

A stellar selection of the world’s finest jockeys will take to Happy Valley Racecourse’s floodlit arena on Wednesday, 9 December to battle for supremacy and the prime share of HK$800,000 in the 2015 LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship. Eight international stars will compete alongside four of Hong Kong’s elite squad of jockeys in the annual four-race showpiece that rewards the outright champion with a first prize of HK$500,000. With HK$200,000 to the runner-up and HK$100,000 to the third-placed rider, the LONGINES IJC is the most lucrative…

Irish National hero Thunder And Roses on target for the Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree on December 5

Entries are revealed today for the two races over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 5. Don Poli headlines 47 entries (the same number as last year) for the £140,000 Grade Three Betfred Becher Chase (1.40pm) over just short of three and a quarter miles. Trained by Willie Mullins, the six-year-old was the impressive winner of the Grade One RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March but met his first defeat over fences when disappointing behind…

New Waley-Cohen link to Hennessy Gold Cup hope The Young Master who worked this morning at Newbury

Trainers worked 10 horses at Newbury this morning ahead of next week’s bet365 Festival featuring the Hennessy Gold Cup and the major news was the purchase by owners, Robert Waley-Cohen, Sir Martin Broughton and Steve Broughton of a half-share in big-race contender The Young Master, who is trained by Neil Mulholland. Leading amateur rider Sam Waley-Cohen, who schooled The Young Master two Sundays ago before his father and partners purchased the half-share, rode the six-year-old in work alongside stable companion The Druids Nephew who is…

Williams after more Betfair Chase Day success with Tea For Two

Tea For Two will bid to give trainer Nick Williams a third success in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘Tap Tap Boom’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21. Williams took the valuable contest, run over just short of two mile and seven furlongs, with Aubusson 12 months ago. He also sent out Diamond Harry to score impressively under top-weight in 2009. Tea For Two already has one big handicap success to his name, having routed his rivals to win…

Silviniaco just right for the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

- Paul Nicholls today hosted a Betfair Chase media visit at his stables in Somerset and he is looking forward to running Silviniaco Conti, who is going for a third victory in the race. Nicholls commented: “We had trouble with sarcoids (skin tumours) last season – they don’t cause any pain to Silviniaco Conti but they are just there. “Having a girth on him caused trouble and we nearly did not run him in the King George (which he won) because of a reaction on…

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