Greatrex hoping to bag second 188Bet Rowland Meyrick with Aloomomo

Wetherby’s two-day 188Bet Yorkshire Christmas Meeting gets underway on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, when the highlight is the £40,000 G3 188Bet.co.uk Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (2.10pm, 18 entries). Lambourn trainer Warren Greatrex captured the three-mile contest in 2014 with Dolatulo and is hoping to repeat the feat with Aloomomo (7/1 with 188Bet). Aloomomo has not raced over fences since falling in the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham in December, 2016. His two subsequent outings, both this season, have come over hurdles in novice company…

Master The World heads nine for Betway Quebec Stakes at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Master The World features among a field of nine for the £37,000 Listed Betway Quebec Stakes (1.45pm) over a mile and a quarter on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Saturday, December 23. The David Elsworth-trained six-year-old, ridden by in-form Josephine Gordon for the first time, is going after a second Listed success over the same course and distance during this season’s All-Weather Championships following a decisive win in the Betway Churchill Stakes on November 18. Master The World takes the Betway Churchill Stakes Mia Tesoro finished third…

Substantial prize money increases at Cheltenham – the Home of Jump Racing

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to reveal prize money increases over the next three months. As recently announced by The Jockey Club, of which Cheltenham is part, race values across Jockey Club Racecourses will have an £8-million injection during 2018 and this includes the Home of Jump Racing. The impact starts straight away in 2018, with prize money on New Year’s Day up by 23 per cent to £260,000. Also taking place next month is Festival Trials Day, on Saturday, January 27, boosted to £354,000 –…

Willoughby Court “all systems go” for Cheltenham on New Year’s Day

   One of Jump racing’s most exciting prospects, Willoughby Court, will be among the headline acts at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1. Already a winner at The Festival in this year’s G1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, the six-year-old is being readied for the £35,000 G2 BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase (1.25pm) over just shy of two miles and five furlongs, one of three graded contests on the seven-race card which has boosted total prize money of £260,000, 23 per cent up on the 2017 level. Willoughby…

Honeyball pair head runners in feature at Newbury’s St. James’s Place Christmas Raceday tomorrow

Newbury Racecourse stages the first of two festive fixtures tomorrow with the St. James’s Place Christmas Raceday on Wednesday, December 20. The richest race of the afternoon is the £25,000 Listed Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares’ Novices’ Chase (2.05pm) over just shy of three miles, with in-form Dorset handler Anthony Honeyball responsible for two of the seven runners. Ms Parfois (Noel Fehily) reappears quickly after staying on strongly to win a two and a half mile mares’ handicap chase at Cheltenham on December 15, while Tacenda(David Noonan) tackles…

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