Medicean Man back for more in Betway Golden Rose Stakes at Lingfield Park tomorrow

Trainer Jeremy Gask is hoping popular sprinter Medicean Man can make it third time lucky in the £40,000 Listed Betway Golden Rose Stakes (12.50pm, 12 runners), the first of two Fast-Track Qualifiers at Lingfield Park tomorrow, Saturday, November 12.   The winner of the six-furlong contest is guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14, 2017.   Medicean Man (Nicky Mackay) was fifth to Intransigent in 2014…

LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint showdown for Japan’s Big Arthur and Red Falx

Japan’s current sprint stars, Big Arthur and Red Falx, have unfinished business to attend to. Connections are now pointing the burgeoning rivals towards the HK$18.5 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on 11 December, for a year-end decider. Big Arthur emerged as the heir to the JRA’s (Japan Racing Association) champion sprinter crown with a breakthrough victory in the G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (1200m) in March, the first of only two G1 sprint races on Japan’s racing calendar. The second, October’s Sprinters Stakes (1200m), appeared…

More Of That heads 19 runners in vintage renewal of BetVictor Gold Cup

Favourite More Of That tops a field of 19 for the £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The Open, Saturday, November 12. The Grade Three handicap chase, run over an extended two and a half miles, is the highlight of the three-day fixture which gets underway on Friday, November 11 and concludes on Sunday, November 13. More Of That (Barry Geraghty, 11st 9lb), the 4/1 market leader with BetVictor, is bidding to become the first favourite to triumph since Irish challenger Tranquil…

Grendisar & Yorker head Betway Churchill Stakes field at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Reigning All-Weather Horse of the Year Grendisar and multiple South African G1 winner Yorker headline a field of 11 for the £45,000 Listed Betway Churchill Stakes (2.00pm) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 12. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same trip at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Grendisar (Marco Botti/Adam Kirby) is seeking an eighth success at Lingfield Park and the six-year-old, victorious in the G3 Winter Derby last season, is…

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase postponed from The Open to Festival Trials Day in late January

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, due to have been staged on Countryside Day (Friday, November 11), has been moved to Festival Trials Day on Saturday, January 28, after consultations with the sponsor, the BHA and trainers on both sides of the Irish Sea. Simon Claisse, Regional Head of Racing, Jockey Club Racecourses South West & Clerk of the Course at Cheltenham, said today: “Following the postponement of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at The Open due to the ground being unfit for racing…

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