Irish raider Captain Joy all set for Good Friday

Captain Joy (Tracey Collins) is set to make his second appearance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25, when he will line up in the £150,000 Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile (3.15pm, 15 entries). The seven-year-old finished third, beaten half a length, behind Grey Mirage in the Polytrack contest last year and has made one appearance during the current All-Weather campaign, when winning a Fast-Track qualifier at Dundalk on February 12. Collins, who is based at The Curragh in Ireland, reported…

Entries close for Crabbie’s Topham Chase & Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase on Tuesday

Entries close at noon this Tuesday, March 22 for the £120,000 Crabbie’s Topham Chase (2m 5f 19y, 4.05pm Ladies Day, Friday, April 8) and the £40,000 Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase (2m 5f 19y, 4.05pm Grand Opening Day, Thursday, April 7). Both races are among the three staged over the Grand National fences during the three-day Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, which has record prize money of £2.9 million. The latest scratching stage for the feature £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National (5.15pm Grand National Day, Saturday April 9),…

Russian Soul for All-Weather Championships Final on Good Friday at Lingfield Park

Irish trainer Michael Halford is hoping to run Russian Soul in the six-furlong £150,000 Unibet All-Weather Sprint (2.10pm) at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. The eight-year-old son of Invincible Spirit has been successful twice from three outings this year, both over six furlongs on Polytrack at Dundalk. Russian Soul made his first trip from Ireland to Lingfield Park on February 27 but found the five furlongs too sharp after being slow into stride in the Listed Unibet Hever Sprint…

All-Weather Championships stars out to shine on Good Friday at Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park is all set for a superb afternoon of racing on Good Friday, March 25, with a host of the season’s leading performers featuring among the entries for the £1.1 million All-Weather Championships Finals Day. Among the strong entries are a large number of Fast-Track Qualifier winners, as well as international representation with horses from Ireland, France and Germany all entered. Along with the bet365 Good Friday racecard at Wolverhampton Racecourse, which is worth £156,000, March 25 looks set to be the best day…

All the news from day four of The Festival – Gold Cup Day

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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