Nicholls excited by Give Me A Copper return on New Year’s Day at the Home of Jump Racing

Jump Racing gets off to the perfect start in 2019 with a tremendous seven-race card at Cheltenham tomorrow, New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. New Year’s Day at Cheltenham offers a fabulous mix of Graded action and competitive handicaps – the gates open at 10.30am and accompanied children aged 17 and under gain FREE admission. All racehorses become a year older on the day. The richest race on New Year’s Day is the £75,000 Download The BetBright App Handicap Chase (2.00pm, nine runners) over an…

Crossing The Line and Castle Hill Cassie among seven in Wednesday’s Fast-Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton

Fillies and mares take centre stage for the All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton on Wednesday, January 2, with a six-race afternoon card headlined by the £20,000 Ladbrokes Fillies’ Conditions Race (2.50pm, seven runners) over seven furlongs. The Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier, with the winner guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Fillies And Mares Championships over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Crossing The Line (Andrew Balding/David Probert) has been successful on…

Betway Challow glory for Champ as outgoing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood receives a fond farewell

Newbury Racecourse staged its final fixture of 2018 on Saturday, December 29, Betway Challow Hurdle Day. The feature race of the day was the G1 Betway Challow Hurdle. A report on the Betway Challow Hurdle and the six other contests can be found below. Betway Challow Hurdle Day was the final Newbury fixture to be overseen by outgoing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood after 39 years of working at the Berkshire course. Quotes from Richard can also be found below. The going on Betway…

Cheltenham all set for New Year’s Day, with terrific racing in prospect

Cheltenham Racecourse welcomes in 2019 with an excellent seven-race programme on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, featuring three Graded contests and offering £260,000 in prize money. All racehorses become a year older on the day. Top-class mares Benie Des Dieux and Laurina could have their first starts of the season in the £50,000 G2 Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle (3.10pm, 11 entries) over an extended two and a half miles. Trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins, both were successful at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March, with Benie…

Champ among super seven for Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury tomorrow

Impressive course and distance winner Champ, plus G2 scorers Coolanly and Alsa Mix, feature among a tremendous field of seven for the £45,000 G1 Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury tomorrow, Saturday, December 29. The afternoon will also mark the end of an era as departing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood officiates at the track for the final time – 99 years after the first member of the Osgood family joined the racecourse staff. The day will be marked with the first race being renamed in his honour…

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