Line-up for Champions Willberry Charity Race announced

Line-up for Champions Willberry Charity Race announced Selected riders to join Skelton, Fox-Pitt, Hobday and Cook   Over 600 members of the public applied to ride in the Champions Willberry Charity Race at Cheltenham, the Home of Jump Racing on Thursday 20 April 2017.  The race is in aid of The Bob Champion Cancer Trust and Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity. Each selected rider has pledged to raise a minimum of £2500 and it is hoped the day will make at least £100,000 to be…

The New One wins StanJames.com International Hurdle for the third time – report on all the action from day two of The International

The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Richard Johnson, 13/8 Fav) won the £130,000 Grade Two StanJames.com International Hurdle (3.00pm) for the third time when scoring by three and a half lengths from My Tent Or Yours (Nicky Henderson/Richard Johnson, 7/4). Old Guard (Paul Nicholls/Sam Twiston-Davies, 12/1) was a further 12 lengths back in third. Previously successful in the 2013 and 2014 renewals of the StanJames.com International Hurdle, The New One made all the running today and never looked in serious danger, staying on strongly after the last in…

Capitaine aimed at second contest in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” at Ascot on Friday

Sky Bet “Road to Cheltenham” series continues at Ascot on Friday, December 16, with the Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm). The two-mile £32,000 race is the second contest in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” series, which culminates with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Yanworth was successful at Ascot last year and has gone on to prove himself a high-class performer, most recently landing another Grade…

More for Moore at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races tomorrow?

by Mark Popham of Racenews in Hong Kong Ryan Moore is a phenomenon. The 33-year-old rider has just been officially recognised for the second time in three years as the best jockey in the world. He is a star in his native Britain but also in Japan, Hong Kong, Ireland, America, Australia and other racing countries too. Tomorrow (Sunday, December 11) he partners three favourites and a third favourite in the four LONGINES Hong Kong International Races on turf at Sha Tin. Three of them…

Review of the action on day one of The International 2016

The International got underway at Cheltenham Racecourse today Friday, December 9, with a cracking seven-race card. Please find below a race-by-race review of all the day’s action. The going today was: Chase and Hurdle Course – GOOD (watered) Cross Country Course – GOOD TO FIRM, FIRM in places (watered) The International continues tomorrow, Saturday, December 10, with a seven-race programme getting underway at 12.05pm.   12.20pm Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate Novices’ Chase, 3m 1½f There was a local success in the opening Jockey Club Ownership…

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