Spectacular All-Weather Championships to look forward to at Lingfield Park on Good Friday

There are 77 horses declared to run (including two reserves) across the seven races for the third £1.1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25. The richest race of the day is the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic (3.45pm, 10 runners) over 10 furlongs on Polytrack. Grendisar (Marco Botti/Martin Harley) is the 11/10 favourite with Coral after an easy victory in the Group Three Coral Winter Derby over the course and distance on February 27. Runner-up Maverick Wave (John Gosden/William Buick)…

Trainers and jockeys talk about the Crabbie’s Grand National at today’s Northern Media Lunch at Aintree Racecourse

Top-weight and last year’s victor Many Clouds (Oliver Sherwood/Leighton Aspell) heads the 96 acceptors for the Crabbie’s Grand National following today’s second scratchings stage. The nine-year-old, 8/1 clear favourite with the official betting partner of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, Betfred, completed his Crabbie’s Grand National preparation in the best possible way when landing the Listed Premier Chase at Kelso on March 13, scoring by 10 lengths from Unioniste (Paul Nicholls). Last year 74 horses were left in at this stage, while 73 went forward…

96 horses go forward for the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National

There are 96 horses going forward for the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree following today’s scratchings’ stage. Last year 74 were left in at this stage, while 73 went forward in 2014 and 57 in 2013. A maximum of 40 runners can line up for the 169th running of the world’s most famous jump race at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 9. Grade Three handicap chase, £1,000,000 total prize fund. Aintree Racecourse. 5.15pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016, four miles, two and a half furlongs (4m…

Moonrise out for Marathon landing at Lingfield Park on Good Friday

Ralph Beckett is looking forward to saddling ante-post favourite Moonrise Landing in the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Marathon at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. The five-year-old Dalakhani mare guaranteed her place in the very valuable two-mile contest with a comfortable four and a half-length victory over Anglophile (Charlie Appleby) in a Fast-Track Qualifier on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on December 12. Owned by Peter Savill, she is unbeaten in three starts on the All-Weather, having also made short work of her…

All the news from day four of The Festival 2016 – St Patrick’s Thursday

THE FESTIVAL, GOLD CUP DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHELTENHAM, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 The going for the fourth and final day of The Festival, Gold Cup Day, remains: Good The racing today takes place on the New Course for the second day running. The first two days were run on the Old Course. Today is forecast is to be dry with temperatures of seven to eight degrees Celsius. Simon Claisse, Regional Head of Racing, South West & Clerk of the Course, Cheltenham, said: “We have…

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