Tizzard and Elliott top Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup entries

  Please click here for the media guide in full as a PDF document Trainers Colin Tizzard and Gordon Elliott dominate the 39 entries, with five apiece, for the Grade One Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes centre stage on the fourth and final day of The Festival, Friday, March 17. The three and a quarter mile showpiece is the richest non-handicap chase run in Britain and boasts a total prize fund of £575,000. The 39 horses represents the highest number of entries since 40…

Definitly a maybe as Sky Bet Chase attracts 46 entries

Exciting chaser Definitly Red features among 46 entries for the £80,000 Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday, January 28. The three-mile Listed handicap chase is the richest Jump race of the year at Doncaster and the feature of an exciting seven-race card on which Sky Bet also supports the £50,000 Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap Chase and the £35,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Lightning Novices’ Chase, both run over an extended two miles. Definitly Red, trained by Brian Ellison at Norton in North Yorkshire, has…

Mythmaker drops in trip for Thursday’s Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle

Bryan Smart is looking forward to saddling progressive sprinter Mythmaker in the £19,000 Betway Conditions Stakes (5.00pm, nine runners) at Newcastle on Thursday, January 12.   The five-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint over six furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14.   Mythmaker has so far raced exclusively over six furlongs on the All-Weather and produced a career-best when just touched off by Lord Of The Land in the…

Pretend heads 14 entries for Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle next week

All-Weather champions Pretend and Lightscameraction are among 14 entries for the £19,000 Betway Conditions Stakes (5.00pm) over five furlongs on Tapeta at Newcastle on Thursday, January 12.   Both horses were victorious on All-Weather Championship Finals Day in 2015, with Pretend (Charlie Appleby) taking the Betway All-Weather Sprint for older horses and Lightscameraction (Gay Kelleway) landing the Three-Year-Old All-Weather Sprint.   Pretend is in line to have his first start since finishing fifth in a Listed race at Chester in July, while Lightscameraction was sixth…

Prize money boost to The Festival

The Festival at Cheltenham in March today received a significant prize money boost, leading to a new record total of £4,305,000 over the four days of the best of Jump racing. The £190,000 input to prize money benefits 23 of the 28 races at The Festival, with the biggest increases going to the four novice chases. The G1 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase and the G1 RSA Novices’ Chase both are boosted by £25,000, with the total prize money of each rising to £175,000. There are…

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