Arab Spring and Decorated Knight clash with hat-trick chasing Grendisar in Saturday’s Betway Winter Derby Trial

Group Three winners Arab Spring and Decorated Knight head a classy field of eight for the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial Stakes (3.05pm) at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 4. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14, with the winner guaranteed a free run. Arab Spring (Sir Michael Stoute/Ryan Moore) is unbeaten in two starts on the All-Weather, including an impressive victory in the 12-furlong G3…

Cue Card tops entries for Betfair Ascot Chase on February 18

Entries are revealed today for the £150,000 Betfair Ascot Chase, the richest Grade One contest of the Jump season run at Ascot Racecourse, and staged in 2017 on Saturday, February 18, Betfair Ascot Chase Day.   Run over two miles and five furlongs, the Betfair Ascot Chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour since its establishment in 1995. Martha’s Son, One Man, Teeton Mill, Tiutchev, Our Vic, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes and Kauto Star all feature among the winners.   Heading the 14 entries…

Randox Health Grand National attracts 110 entries

Don Poli, a three-time Grade One winner and placed in five other Grade Ones, heads the 110 entries for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 8, which are revealed today.   The entry figure has broken the 100-mark for the third time in the last four years – entry details since 2010 – 2017-110, 2016-126, 2015-98; 2014-115; 2013-84; 2012-82; 2011-102 and 2010-112.   The world’s greatest chase, by far the richest Jump race anywhere outside of Japan, is the feature…

Lollapalooza Music Festival on September 9 and 10 at Hoppegarten Racecourse

  Germany´s biggest inner city music festival with 70,000 daily visitors has found a new home at Hoppegarten Racecourse.   The two day festival with its international line-up of rock, pop, hip-hop and dance musicians is aimed at a broad public. About 45 acts are expected to perform on four different stages, including such headline acts as Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons.   There will also be some extraordinary events taking place outside the stages: Kidzapalooza will appeal to the younger music fans, while…

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