Johnston pair among runners in Fast-Track Qualifiers at Dundalk and Lingfield Park this weekend

Ireland’s All-Weather track Dundalk stages two Fast-Track Qualifiers tomorrow night, Friday, March 24, headed by the Visit attheraces.com Race (8.30pm, seven runners) over an extended 10 furlongs. The winner of the Polytrack contest is guaranteed a free start in the feature £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over 10 furlongs on the same surface at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14. Top-rated Fire Fighting (Mark Johnston/Pat Smullen), runner-up in last year’s Easter Classic, has been off the course since finishing fifth in a Listed…

Entries unveiled for Aintree’s Randox Health Topham Chase and Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase

   Entries are revealed today for the two races over the Grand National fences on the first two days of the Randox Health Grand National Festival – the £40,000 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (Grand Opening Day, Thursday, April 6) and the £120,000 Grade Three Randox Health Topham Chase (Ladies Day, Friday, April 7).   Both contests take place over two miles and five furlongs, with 17 fences on the Grand National course scheduled to be jumped.   There are 61 entries for the Randox Health…

Randox Health Grand National latest – all the news and quotes from the Northern Media Lunch at Aintree

      Randox Health Grand National latest – all the news and quotes from the Northern Media Lunch at Aintree The 2017 Randox Health Grand National moves a step closer with the news today that 79 horses go forward for the world’s most famous race which is worth £1 million when staged at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 8 at Aintree. The David Pipe-trained Vieux Lion Rouge, one of the market leaders ever since the weights were unveiled on February 14, is the 10/1 favourite with Betway,…

Newbury’s Jump season comes to a close with this weekend’s Be Wiser Jump Season Finale

The 2016/17 Jump season comes to a close at Newbury with the Be Wiser Jump Season Finale on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Saturday’s programme features two £40,000 contests – the Grade Two EBF & TBA Mares’ National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle Finale Limited Handicap (3.00pm, 26 entries) and the OCSL Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (3.35pm, 17 entries) – plus the £50,00 Goffs UK Spring Sales Bumper (4.45pm, 26 confirmations). Landin (Seamus Mullins) features among the 17 entries for the OCSL Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, which is…

Punchestown here we come! Harrington confirms Sizing John will join star cast of Cheltenham winners at next month’s Punchestown Festival

PUNCHESTOWN HERE WE COME!   Harrington confirms Sizing John will join star cast of Cheltenham winners at next month’s Punchestown Festival     Trainer Jessica Harrington has today revealed that Friday’s brilliant Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John will have one more start this season in the €250,000 Grade 1 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday, April 26.   The seven-year-old scored in fantastic style at Cheltenham and Harrington is delighted that he will round off his campaign at her local course.   “Sizing John…

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