Record 225 Irish-trained entries for G1 novices’ hurdles & G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for full 52-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for the four G1 novices’ hurdles and the G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners    Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Entries are revealed today for the three G1 championship novices’ hurdles at The Festival™ presented by Magners – the £125,000 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2m, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12), the £125,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (2m 5f, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13), and the £125,000 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m, Gold Cup…

Record Irish-trained contingent as 112 entered for 2019 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree – the world’s richest chase

The 2019 Randox Health Grand National has attracted a very strong entry of 112 horses – up from 104 in 2018 and 109 in 2017 – including a record 47 trained in Ireland – the previous highest number of Irish-trained entries was 40 in 2018. With a prize fund of £1 million, the world’s greatest chase is the most valuable Jump race in the world and takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday,…

Waiting Patiently headlines entries for thrilling £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase

  Northern-trained superstar Waiting Patiently is among the excellent entries for the £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase, staged over two miles and five furlongs at Ascot on Saturday, February 16, details of which are revealed today. Waiting Patiently, the 5/4 favourite with Betfair and trained by Ruth Jefferson in Malton, North Yorkshire, came of age in the 2018 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase, when he defeated defending champion Cue Card by just under three lengths to register his first success at the highest level. After missing the rest…

Kachy & Wissahickon entered as Lingfield Park stages two Fast-Qualifiers on Saturday, February 2

Lingfield Park stages two Fast-Track Qualifiers this Saturday, February 2 in the £45,000 Listed Betway Cleves Stakes (1.45pm, 11 entries) and the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial (2.55pm, 16 entries). The £45,000 Listed Betway Cleves Stakes takes place over six furlongs on Polytrack and is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship over the same distance at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Heading the 11 entries is Kachy (Tom Dascombe, 6/4 favourite with Betway)….

Lake View Lad aimed at £1-million Randox Health Grand National as owner Trevor Hemmings seeks record fourth success in the world’s greatest chase at Aintree

Owner Trevor Hemmings has enjoyed three successes in the Randox Health Grand National and one of his contenders for an unprecedented fourth Aintree victory in the 2019 renewal of the £1-million spectacular is Lake View Lad. His three Randox Health Grand National victories have come courtesy of Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011) and Many Clouds (2015). If successful in 2019, Hemmings would become the most successful owner of all time in the Aintree spectacular. He currently shares the honour with James Machell, Sir Charles Assheton-Smith (previously Charles…

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