Sceaux heads 12 in Betway Queen Mother Champion Queen

Un De Sceaux (Willie Mullins) heads 12 confirmations for the £350,000 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight of day two of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 16. The brilliant eight-year-old is seeking a second successive triumph at The Festival, having defeated God’s Own (Tom George) by six lengths in last season’s Racing Post Arkle Chase. The hot 4/5 favourite with sponsor Betway, Un De Sceaux was last seen out when defeating 2014 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Sire De Grugy (Gary Moore)…

Dascombe hoping for Angelic revival in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton

Trainer Tom Dascombe is expecting an improved performance from Angelic Lord in the £50,000 Ladbrokes Lady Wulfruna Stakes (2.50pm, eight runners) at Wolverhampton on Saturday, March 12. A high-quality contest is in prospect with the seven British-trained runners boasting an average BHA rating of 106. Run over seven furlongs and 32 yards on Tapeta, the Listed prize is the final Fast-Track Qualifier of the All-Weather Championships. The winner receives a free and automatic place in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on…

BetVictor backs The Open’s highlight

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that BetVictor is the new sponsor of the feature race of The Open at Cheltenham, the BetVictor Gold Cup for the next three years. The handicap chase, run over an extended two and a half miles, is always a very competitive affair, and 2015 was no different, with Annacotty beating 19 rivals. As well as sponsoring the BetVictor Gold Cup, BetVictor takes over with immediate effect the running of the betting shop in the…

The Festival – worth over £100m to the Gloucestershire Economy

With The Festival now under a week away, Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to publish an Economic Impact Analysis taken from information gathered at the four-day event in 2015, revealing that it brings in excess of £100 million to the local economy. The project was undertaken by staff of the Centre for Contemporary Accounting Research (CenCAR) at the University of Gloucestershire. The categorisation of the expenditure was gained from an online survey managed by Cheltenham Racecourse, using a questionnaire developed to achieve the project aim. A…

Supplemented Annie Power heads baker’s dozen in Stan James Champion Hurdle

Ante-post favourite Annie Power and Lil Rockerfeller have been added to the feature £436,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle (3.30pm, 13 confirmations) at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 15. Connections paid £20,000 each to enter the championship race today. Trained by Willie Mullins, Annie Power has topped the betting since making a winning return to action at Punchestown on February 17, the same day stablemate Faugheen was ruled out of defending his crown with a tendon injury. The…

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