Global healthcare provider Randox Health to become headline partner of the Grand National Festival

Global innovative healthcare company, Randox Health, will become the new Official Partner of the world’s greatest steeplechase, the Grand National, and the three-day Grand National Festival staged at Aintree Racecourse, in a five-year deal starting after next month’s 169th running, Jockey Club Racecourses announced today. Randox Health is a world leader in healthcare diagnostics; today more than 5% of the world’s population – in excess of 370 million people across 145 countries – receives medical diagnosis using Randox products each year. Offering the world’s most…

Kelinni and Realize targeting final Fast-Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton on Saturday

The final Fast-Track Qualifier of the 2015/16 All-Weather Championships takes place this weekend at Wolverhampton on Saturday, March 12. Run over seven furlongs and 32 yards on Tapeta, the £50,000 Ladbrokes Lady Wulfruna Stakes (2.50pm) is the last of four Fast-Track Qualifiers for the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25. Saturday’s winner gains a free and automatic place in the Ladbrokes Mile. The 11 entries feature the last two winners in 2015 scorer Sovereign…

Nashville’s Iroquois steeplechase sweetens the pot for inaugural Brown Advisory Cheltenham Challenge

Marquee Race Purse Increased by $50,000; Total Winnings Could Exceed $900K In 2015, officials from the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, Tennessee, and Cheltenham Racecourse announced a $500,000 bonus to any horse that could win both the Iroquois and the Ryanair World Hurdle within one calendar year. The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation has now boosted the purse on the American side to $200,000, a $50,000 increase. The Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge is straightforward: win both the Grade One Ryanair World Hurdle on March 17, 2016,…

Free entries closing next week for the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The free entry period for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s spring features, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2,000m) run on Sunday, 24 April 2016, the Champions Mile (1,600m) and the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), both run on Sunday, 1 May 2016, will close on Monday, 14 March 2016, one week from today. Offering prize money of HK$20 million, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup is the highest-rated race in Hong Kong, ranked ninth amongst the World’s Top 100 G1s by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities….

Stellar line-up for Racing Post RoR Parade at this year’s Festival

Denman and Punjabi head parade featuring Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Grand National & Arkle winners, including five Festival winners from 2009 Irish and French horses bring international flavour to the ‘Class of 09′ reunion Sunday, March 6, 2016 – On the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 15, there is a star-studded line-up of previous Festival heroes who have since gone on to excel in a second career after retiring from racing. Included in the Retraining of Racehorses’ (RoR) parade, sponsored by…

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