Cue Card faces maximum of 13 rivals as he goes for £1-million bonus in Friday’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cue Card (Colin Tizzard) will face a maximum of 13 rivals as he chases a £1-million bonus in the £575,000 Grade One Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup (3.30pm), the highlight of The Festival, over three miles, two furlongs and 70 yards on Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 18. Jockey Club Racecourses offered a new £1-million bonus at the start of the 2015/16 season to any horse who could win The Jockey Club’s Grade One three-mile plus ‘Chase Triple Crown’ of the Betfair Chase, the William Hill…

Fantastic Grade One contests on St Patrick’s Thursday

Six-day confirmations were made today for day three of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14, the highlights of which are the £300,000 Grade One Ryanair World Hurdle (3.30pm, 18 confirmations) and the £313,500 Ryanair Chase (2.50pm, 22 confirmations plus one supplementary entry). The Best Mate Enclosure is sold out on St Patrick’s Thursday for the first time and the Tattersalls Enclosure is also selling well, with the possibility that it might sell out. In another first, Cheltenham has sold out all restaurant hospitality for…

Hayley Moore joins Cheltenham Radio for The Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce that Hayley Moore will be joining Cheltenham Radio for The Festival 2016. Moore has worked for specialist broadcaster At The Races and is currently employed by Turf TV, which provides pictures and data services to the betting industry. In 2011, she won a competition to find Britain’s first female race commentator. She has also ridden extensively as an amateur, including at The Open at Cheltenham in 2014, and won the prestigious Longines Ladies Race at Ascot in 2011. Her…

Si Senor on Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton tomorrow

Ed Vaughan is hoping that Si Senor (9st) can book his ticket for either Good Friday (March 25) at Lingfield Park or the Betway Lincoln at Doncaster eight days later with victory in the £50,000 Ladbrokes Lincoln Trial (2.15pm) at Wolverhampton tomorrow, Saturday, March 12. The five-year-old makes his first appearance at Wolverhampton in the extended-mile Tapeta contest and heads to Dunstall Park on the back of three excellent runs in mile handicaps at Lingfield Park on Polytrack so far this year, most recently when…

The Festival is almost here…

There is less than a week to go until The Festival gets underway with the four-day thriller commencing on Tuesday, March 15, Champion Day. Gold Cup Day, the fourth and final day of the Festival, Friday, March 18, has sold out in all enclosures – Club, Tattersalls and Best Mate.There is still availability for the first three days of The Festival – Champion Day (Tuesday, March 15), Ladies Day (Wednesday, March 16) and St Patrick’s Thursday (Best Mate Enclosure sold out, Thursday, March 17), Tickets…

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