Danzan and Corinthia Knight go in Fast-Track Qualifier at Kempton Park tomorrow

Classy three-year-olds Danzan and Corinthia Knight clash in the £25,000 Matchbook Betting Podcast Conditions Race (6.40pm, five runners) over six furlongs at Kempton Park tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. The winner of this Fast-Track Qualifier is guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 32Red Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championships over the same distance at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Danzan (Andrew Balding/Oisin Murphy) took a Pontefract maiden by 10 lengths in July and ended the campaign with a respectable eighth, beaten four and a half lengths,…

Record prize money of £13.45 million at Ascot in 2018

Ascot Racecourse today announced that prize money for 2018 for its 25 racedays (excluding the industry-owned QIPCO British Champions Day) will be a record £13,452,000. This represents an increase of £1.2 million, 10% up on the 2017 figure of £12,229,000. Royal Ascot will be worth over £7 million for the first time at £7,305,000 (2017: £6,665,000, +10%) whilst the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) in July is up £100,000 to £1,250,000, the most the race has ever been run for….

Captain Joy all set for Good Friday once again as he lands Fast-Track Qualifier at Dundalk

  Captain Joy (Tracey Collins/Pat Smullen, 7/2) secured a spot for Good Friday once again when successful in the Sun Bets Race at Dundalk on Friday, January 12. The mile Polytrack contest was a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Sun Bets All-Weather Mile Championships, run on the same surface at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Geological (Damian English/Rory Cleary, 16/1) made the early running, with Captain Joy settling in second place after the first furlong. Travelling sweetly as the field…

Altior and Douvan head 30 entries for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

For full media pack as a PDF containing detailed statistics, please click HERE     Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Two of Jump racing’s biggest names Altior and Douvan headline 30 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (up from £350,000 in 2017) at Cheltenham on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14. Both are two-time winners at The Festival. Altior (Nicky Henderson), the 11/8 favourite with Betway, is unbeaten in 11 starts over hurdles and fences, while Douvan’s (8/1) sole defeat in 14…

Defending champion Sizing John & King George hero Might Bite head Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup entries

  For full media pack as a PDF containing detailed statistics, please click HERE     Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - The countdown to The Festival begins in earnest today with the unveiling of the entries for the highlight of the four-day spectacular, the G1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, March 16. The three and a quarter mile showpiece, which carries record prize money of £625,000 in 2018, has attracted 38 entries this year, with a joint record high of 18 trained in Ireland. Reigning Timico…

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