Winners for the inaugural “The McCoys” announced

J P McManus, Paul Nicholls, Harry Cobden, James Bowen, Many Clouds and Ollie McPhail are among the winners at the inaugural The McCoys South West Jump Awards, details of which were revealed on the evening of Friday, September 29.   The McCoys are exciting new awards for owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and horses running at Cheltenham and the three other Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West of England – Warwick, Wincanton and Exeter. The qualifying period for the inaugural awards was between September…

Report from the first presentation of The McCoys – the South West Jump Awards at Cheltenham last night

Outstanding chasers, a travelling head groom, a champion trainer and a former jockey who has introduced tens of thousands of children to racing were among winners at the inaugural ‘The McCoys’ held in the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse last night, Friday, September 29.   Opening the event, which was attended by 450 people, Ian Renton, The Jockey Club’s Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, said The McCoys were an opportunity “to recognise fantastic achievements in National Hunt Racing”.   He added that while the…

Sainted favourite as maximum field declared to run in Saturday’s £90,000 32Red Gold Cup at Haydock Park

Sainted heads a maximum field of 17 for the £90,000 32Red Gold Cup (3.15pm) at Haydock Park on TENsational Finale Real Ale Day, Saturday, September 30.   The valuable six-furlong handicap is the replacement race for the Ayr Gold Cup, following Ayr’s abandonment due to waterlogging on September 23.   Lightly-raced filly Sainted (William Haggas/Daniel Tudhope, 9st) is the 13/2 favourite with sponsor 32Red and comes into Saturday’s race on the back of a clear-cut success in a course and distance handicap at Haydock Park…

Ice Age chasing four-timer in £90,000 32Red Gold Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday

In-form sprinter Ice Age is among 105 confirmations for the £90,000 32Red Gold Cup (3.15pm) at Haydock Park on TENsational Finale Real Ale Day, Saturday, September 30.   The valuable six-furlong handicap is a replacement race for the Ayr Gold Cup, following Ayr’s abandonment due to waterlogging on September 23.   Ice Age (Eve Johnson Houghton, 8st 13lb) was one of the market leaders for the Ayr Gold Cup on the back of a third straight success in a lucrative six-furlong handicap at the Curragh…

Investec Derby wildcard entry on offer for winner of totepool Conditions Race at Epsom Downs on Sunday

Epsom Downs Racecourse breaks new ground this Sunday, October 1, with the first two-year-old race to offer a wildcard entry into next year’s £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby.   The winner of the extended-mile £20,000 totepool Conditions Race (2.40pm) will receive an entry into Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, run over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, 2018, providing they are not already entered or a gelding.   The 14 entries for Sunday’s contest, staged at Epsom’s last…

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