Carruthers and Bobs Worth among quartet of famous names in RoR parade on day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival

A quartet of famous names familiar to all fans of the sport and now enjoying successful second careers will parade during racing at Newbury this Saturday, December 2, the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Of the four horses set to be on show, two are former winners of the day’s headline contest, the Ladbrokes Trophy. Carruthers and Bobs Worth both thrilled their supporters with victories when the race was known as the Hennessy Gold Cup. Joined by Barbers Shop and Rocky Creek, both of whom also finished in the frame…

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday Ante-post favourite Total Recall heads a tremendous field of 21 runners for the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy over three and a quarter miles at Newbury on second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Saturday, December 2. Total Recall (Paul Townend, 10st 8lb), the 5/1 market leader with Ladbrokes for the prestigious handicap chase, made the perfect start for new trainer Willie Mullins when defeating Alpha Des Obeaux…

BetVictor Gold Cup rematch on the cards as entries revealed for next month’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

The first four home in the BetVictor Gold Cup -Splash Of Ginge, Starchitect, Le Prezien and Ballyalton - are among 36 entries for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16. The prestigious G3 handicap chase, run over nearly two miles and five furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham, carries an increased prize fund this year, up £20,000 on the 2016 value of £100,000. Splash Of Ginge provided trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies with a fourth success in the £160,000 BetVictor…

Thistlecrack & Unowhatimeanharry square up at Newbury on Friday

Thistlecrack and Unowhatimeanharry‘s head-to-head in the £50,000 G2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (3.00pm, 12 entries) at Newbury is the highlight on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Friday, December 1. Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard, Evs favourite with Ladbrokes) captured the three-mile contest in 2015, kick-starting a nine-race winning streak that included devastating victories in the 2016 G1 Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and G1 King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. He has not raced since going down by a head to Many Clouds in…

Astral Merit strikes in first French Fast-Track Qualifier at Deauville today

Astral Merit came with a strong run to gain the first of three French Fast-Track Qualifiers this winter, the Listed Prix Lyphard, over an extended nine furlongs on Polytrack at Deauville today, Wednesday, November 29. The seven-year-old mare, trained by Florent Monnier and partnered for the first time by Stephane Pasquier, is now guaranteed a free start in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Astral Merit raced towards the rear of…

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