Betfair’s 15/2 favourite Ballyandy handed 10st 6lb as weights for Betfair Hurdle are unveiled

Weights are unveiled today for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, staged at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, February 11, Betfair Super Saturday. The extended two-mile Grade Three Betfair Hurdle is Britain’s richest handicap hurdle. Betfair’s 15/2 favourite is Ballyandy (Nigel Twiston-Davies), who has been allotted 10st 6lb for what would be his handicap hurdle debut. The six-year-old won the G1 Champion Bumper at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, but has yet to get his head in front in three starts in novices’ hurdles, most recently going down by half a…

Harry Morley to succeed Mark Davies as a trustee of the Ascot Authority

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that Harry Morley is to be appointed a Trustee of the Ascot Authority.   He will assume that position on the retirement of Mark Davies, who has decided to step down as he is High Sheriff in Nomination for Warwickshire in 2017-2018.  Mark has served as one of three Ascot Trustees since 2002 and will retire after Royal Ascot this year.   Harry Morley, whose father David Morley famously trained Celeric to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot…

Red Devil Star out to double up at Newbury tomorrow

Newbury Racecourse stages its opening fixture of 2017 tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, with a six-race card starting at 1.15pm.   One of the highlights is the £10,000 Betfred Mobile Novices’ Handicap Chase (2.20pm, six runners) over an extended two miles, which went the way of high-class chaser Top Gamble in 2015.   Red Devil Star (Suzy Smith/Micheal Nolan, 10st 10lb) is bidding for back-to-back wins over fences following a neck victory over Champagne At Tara (Jonjo O’Neill/Barry Geraghty, 11st 8lb) in a novices’ handicap chase…

Elgin among 10 for Saturday’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock Park

Walford pleased with Craggaknock Unbeaten hurdler Elgin heads 10 entries for the exciting £30,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle (2.05pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 21. The two-mile contest has been won by subsequent G1 scorers Peddlers Cross (2010) and Cinders And Ashes (2012) in recent seasons, with the latter going on to win the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Elgin (Alan King, 5/2 favourite with Sky Bet), owned and bred by the Elite…

Ascot Racecourse launches three-year partnership with Berkshire Community Foundation

Year to begin with the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase   Ascot Racecourse is proud to announce the launch of a three-year partnership with the Berkshire Community Foundation, starting with the running of the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase this Saturday, January 21. The partnership will see Ascot supplement its existing charitable efforts, which have been headlined recently by raising over £750,000 for The Prince’s Countryside Fund over the last two years, with a specific focus on children and young people in the Berkshire area….

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