Don Cossack heads handicap for star-studded Hennessy Gold Cup as weights are revealed

Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree has been allotted 11st 9lb in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on the third and final day of the bet365 Festival, Saturday, November 28. The weights for the famous £200,000 handicap chase over three and a quarter miles are headed by Irish star Don Cossack (11st 12lb), but look set to rise by 3lb with his trainer Gordon Elliott indicating that the eight-year-old is almost certain to head elsewhere. Likely top-weight Coneygree, trained locally by Mark Bradstock, is the…

“Like a miracle, I find myself here today” – all the quotes from the 25th annual Cartier Racing Awards

The 25th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, were presented before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England on the evening of Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Golden Horn, owned and bred by Anthony Oppenheimer, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, was named Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt following a fabulous season that saw him win the Investec Derby, Coral-Eclipse, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe….

Spearing eyes more improvement from Pearls Legend at Cheltenham on Friday

Progressive chaser Pearls Legend is likely to take his chance in the £45,000 Paddy Power Handicap Chase (1.05pm) over two miles at Cheltenham on day one of The Open, Friday, November 13. Trained by John Spearing, the eight-year-old has not looked back since getting off the mark over fences in a two-mile handicap at Sandown Park in February. He doubled up at the same course the following month and ended last campaign with a close third to Surf And Turf in the Grade Three Red…

Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” kicks off with Grade Two contest this Sunday

The Sky Bet “Road to Cheltenham” series gets underway this Sunday, November 15, with the Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.00pm). The two-mile £30,000 race is the opening contest on the third and final day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham. Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” culminates with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place at 1.30pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A total of 11 entries have been received…

Crabbie’s Grand National runner-up Saint Are set to tackle Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase

Crabbie’s Grand National second Saint Are is set to make his seasonal return in the £25,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (2.50pm) on day one of The Open at Cheltenham, Countryside Day, this Friday, November 13. The nine-year-old joined Tom George prior to the 2014/2015 season and enjoyed a fine campaign for the Slad handler that culminated with a superb effort in the Aintree showpiece, when he went down by a length and three-quarters to Many Clouds. He was third in the Betfred Becher Handicap…

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