2016 Gold Cup to honour The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Ascot to acknowledge contribution of breeders with two new initiatives Ascot Racecourse today, Sunday, March 6, announces that this year’s renewal of The Gold Cup will be run as, The Gold Cup in Honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday. Johnny Weatherby, Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating The Queen’s 90th birthday in the race title of The Gold Cup. “The Gold Cup, recently won of course by The Queen herself, is the historic centrepiece of Royal Ascot, and is…

Long Run on Crabbie’s Grand National trail

Owner/trainer Robert Waley-Cohen is hoping to get some match practice into Long Run ahead of the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 9. The 11-year-old has not run since coming ninth in the 2014 Grand Steeple-Chase De Paris at Auteuil, France, when trained by Nicky Henderson. He enjoyed a distinguished career for the Lambourn handler, winning two King George VI Chases and the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup in which he beat Denman and Kauto Star. Long Run tackled the Aintree spectacular under…

Timico gives Gold Cup punters the chance to win £250,000

Friday, March 4, 2016 -Timico Technology Group, the internet and managed service provider and new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, are giving horseracing fans the chance to stake their claim to a £250,000 prize fund – for free. The Timico 250 competition, newly launched in partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse for this year’s Festival, will pay out a total of a quarter of a million pounds to entrants correctly predicting the order of the runners taking part in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday…

Dundalk and Lingfield host Fast-Track Qualifiers on busy weekend for the All-Weather Championships

Two Good Friday places are up for grabs this weekend as both Dundalk and Lingfield Park host Fast-Track Qualifiers for All-Weather Championships Finals Day on March 25. A seven-race card at Lingfield Park on Saturday, March 5, features the £45,000 Listed 32Red Spring Cup (4.15pm), with the winner receiving a free and automatic place in the £150,000 32Red 3-Y-O Mile Championships Conditions Stakes at the same course on Finals Day. Several horses in the 11-strong line-up have acquitted themselves well at Pattern level on turf…

136 go forward for 2016 Investec Derby

Thursday, March 3, 2016 – The countdown to the 2016 Investec Derby steps up a gear today as 136 horses go forward for Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4. The March 1 scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today, was the first stage since the initial yearling entry in December, 2014. The total of 136 entries remaining is well up on the 102 three-year-olds left in the Investec Derby at the same stage last year. A…

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