Superb septet for 12th running of Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

A superb field of seven lines up for the 12th renewal of the £209,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend.   Cue Card (Colin Tizzard/Paddy Brennan, 7/4 favourite with Betfair) has won the three-mile contest for two of the past three seasons, scoring by four and a half lengths from Dynaste in 2013 and defeating Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) by seven lengths 12 months ago.   The 10-year-old heads the market with…

Kananee takes first Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle

Kananee maintained his 100 per cent record on the All-Weather with a narrow victory over Sutter County in the six-furlong 32Red Casino Conditions Stakes on Tapeta at Newcastle this afternoon, Thursday, November 17. The son of Exceed And Excel is now has a free guaranteed start in the £150,000 All-Weather Three-Year-Old Championships Conditions Stakes over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 14. Sent off the 7/4 favourite today, Kananee (Saeed bin Suroor/Kevin Stott) refused to settle behind the front-running Nuclear…

Members of equestrian public invited to join Skelton, Fox-Pitt, Cook and Hobday in one-off Cheltenham Charity Race in aid of Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust

Before she died, Hannah Francis expressed a wish to have a charity race run to raise funds for the Willberry Wonder Pony Charity she established.   This event is to come to fruition in conjunction with one of racing’s most famous cancer survivors, Bob Champion and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. The Bob Champion Cancer Trust was established by Bob Champion in 1983 and has so far raised over £14 million.   Cheltenham Racecourse has kindly agreed to stage this one-off Flat race, to be…

Affaire D’Honneur up in trip for Betfair “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday

Harry Whittington is hoping headgear and the return to handicap company will help Affaire D’Honneur in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair Exchange “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm, 2m 6f 177y) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend.   The five-year-old posted two good efforts in prestigious handicaps last season, finishing fourth in both the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and the Imperial Cup at Sandown Park, but has not replicated that form in two starts at Fontwell this season….

Kananee out to maintain perfect All-Weather record at Newcastle on Thursday

Newcastle hosts its first ever Fast-Track Qualifier on Thursday, November 17, with five two-year-olds declared runners for the £20,000 32Red Casino Conditions Stakes (12.50pm). The winner of the six-furlong Tapeta contest receives a free and automatic place in the £150,000 All-Weather Three-Year-Old Championships Conditions Stakes over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 14. Kananee (Saeed bin Suroor/Kevin Stott) heads to Gosforth Park on the back of a cosy three-quarter length success over a furlong further in a Polytrack nursery handicap…

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