Sceaux heads entries for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

Un De Sceaux headlines 23 entries for the £350,000 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the feature race on day two of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 16. Trained by Willie Mullins, the prolific eight-year-old is the 13/8 favourite with Betway for the two-mile chasing championship and has topped the ante-post betting market since his impressive six-length victory in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at The Festival last year. A total of 11 winners of the Racing Post Arkle Trophy have gone on to capture…

Longsdon & Wadham eye spoils as 46 entries revealed for Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on January 30

Entries are unveiled for the £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase, the richest Jump contest of the season at Doncaster. This year’s renewal of the three-mile handicap takes place on Saturday, January 30 and has attracted 46 hopefuls. Buywise is the 10/1 with favourite Sky Bet, although he is yet to prove his stamina for three miles. The nine-year-old was runner-up to Annacotty (16/1) in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November and finished fourth in the December Gold Cup at the same course…

Record Irish-trained entries for Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup

Irish trainers are responsible for well over half of the 32 entries in the Grade One Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Britain’s richest non-handicap chase worth a record £575,000 and the highlight on the fourth and final day of The Festival, Friday, March 18. Many of the 18 Irish-trained entries, a new record (previous highest 13), are housed with the country’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins who is after a first victory in the extended three and a quarter mile championship contest. The County Carlow…

Newbury’s Betfair Hurdle attracts great entry ahead of Betfair Super Saturday on February 13

The Betfair Hurdle has attracted a tremendous entry of 75 for its 2016 renewal at Newbury on Saturday, February 13 – Betfair Super Saturday. This is the joint-highest number of entries since 2001 and well up on the 65 received last year. The Grade Three handicap, run over an extended two miles, is Britain’s richest handicap hurdle with £155,000 in prize money and was first staged in 1963. Britain’s champion Jump trainer Paul Nicholls was successful in the 2012 Betfair Hurdle with Zarkandar and has…

£1 Million Boost To Royal Ascot Delivers Record Total Prize Fund Of £6,580,000

New Unsaddling Enclosure Plans Also Unveiled Ascot Racecourse today announces that Royal Ascot prize money has been increased by £1 million (18% uplift on 2015) this year, bringing total prize money on offer to a record £6,580,000 over the week. Also unveiled today are plans for the new Unsaddling Enclosure, a £700,000 project that began earlier this month and will see a new, purpose built area in operation in time for the 2016 flat season. ROYAL ASCOT PRIZE MONEY As well as record prize money…

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