Betway renews Queen Mother Champion Chase sponsorship for three years

 Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce today that leading online bookmaker Betway has agreed to sponsor the G1 Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival for a further three years. The championship two-mile chase was Betway’s first major sponsorship deal in horseracing in 2015, when the Paul Nicholls-trained Dodging Bullets shot to victory under Sam Twiston-Davies. Betway’s contract extension takes its support for the key race, which is the centrepiece of the second day of The Festival in March, up to and including the 2020…

Investec Derby Day 2017 – all the news

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 3 GOING CHANGED TO GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES THIS MORNING   The official going at Epsom Downs Racecourse changed at 7.20am to   Good, Good to Firm in places   from Good after dry weather overnight.   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, said at 8am: “We were dry overnight.   “There was a tiny bit of drizzle early this morning but…

All the news from Investec Ladies’ Day at the 2017 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 2           Good going still but likely to change before racing   It was dry overnight but with a heavy dew, and the going remains   Good.   Clerk of the Course Andrew Cooper said at 7.40am: “The ground still walks generally Good, but has dried a shade from yesterday.   “With more dry weather forecast this morning, it is anticipated that the going description will change…

19 go forward in Investec Derby

A total of 19 horses have been declared to run in Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, which is the biggest field since 20 went to post in 2003 when Kris Kin (6/1) landed a huge gamble for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon.   As expected, almost all those confirmed and added at the five-day stage for the 238th running of the premier Classic have stood their ground, with only absentee being the Aidan O’Brien-trained Finn McCool.   Even so, O’Brien saddles a total…

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