Battalion makes perfect start for Osborne at Lingfield Park today

Battalion (Jamie Osborne/William Carson, 7/2) made the perfect start for new connections when the impressive winner of the £19,000 Betway Conditions Stakes (1.40pm) over 10 furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park today, Wednesday, November 30. The six-year-old, who changed hands for 70,000 guineas at Tattersalls last month and now races in the colours of Melbourne 10 Racing, was winning the race for the second year in succession and recording the third victory of his career on the All-Weather. Previously trained by William Haggas, the son of…

Taquin Du Seuil tops weights for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on December 10

 BetVictor Gold Cup hero Taquin Du Seuil (11st 12lb, Jonjo O’Neill) heads the weights for the £100,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on day two of The International, Saturday, December 10.   The prestigious Grade Three handicap chase is run over two miles, four furlongs and 166 yards at 1.50pm, mid-way through the excellent seven-race card, and received a high entry of 44, up from 41 in 2015 and 32 in 2014.   Taquin Du Seuil bids to become the first horse since Exotic…

French star Alex De Larredya features among strong overseas entry for Ascot’s Christmas Weekend on December 16 & 17

  Entries are unveiled today for the three richest contests at Ascot’s exciting Christmas Weekend, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17.   There are 26 entries for the Grade One highlight, the extended three-mile £100,000 JLT Long Walk Hurdle (2.25pm), staged on Saturday, December 17.   Yanworth (Alan King) is already a dual winner at Ascot, having taken the G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2m) at this meeting last year and the G2 Coral Hurdle (nearly two and…

Newbury Racecourse announces Jess Glynne and Olly Murs as 2017 Party in the Paddock acts

Newbury Racecourse announced today that two of Britain’s favourite recording artists, Jess Glynne and Olly Murs, will be taking to the Party in the Paddock stage in 2017. Jess Glynne will play after racing on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day on Saturday, July 22, while Olly Murs will round off Betfred Ladies Day on Saturday, August 19. Jess Glynne said: “It’s going to be great fun playing Newbury Racecourse on July 22 after the races. I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to share some summer…

Morris has never seen Grand National winner Rule The World look better

Mouse Morris will never forget Saturday, April 9, 2016 as that was the day when Rule The World, incredibly a maiden over fences beforehand, won the £1-million Grand National at Aintree.   The Irish trainer reflected on that feat at his County Tipperary stables on a beautifully sunny morning in the countryside just to the south of Fethard.   Rule The World, who retired to his owner’s Gigginstown House Stud after running at Punchestown in late April, paraded around the yard, which he had returned…

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