Leading trainers & owners at The Festival presented by Magners

Please click HERE for the 38-page media information pack containing detailed winning trainer and owner statistics as a PDF document  Leading trainers at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Gordon Elliott captured The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the second successive year in 2018, sending out a magnificent joint-record eight winners over the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Elliott’s eight winners equalled the record set by his great rival in Ireland, Willie Mullins, in 2015. Mullins enjoyed seven winners…

Quality fields for Saturday’s Fast-Track Qualifiers at Kempton Park and Cagnes-sur-Mer

Pattern race performer Spark Plug faces five rivals in the £25,000 32Red Conditions Race (7.15pm) over two miles at Kempton Park, one of two All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifiers this Saturday, February 16. The winner of the two-mile Polytrack contest is guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championship over the same distance and surface at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Spark Plug (Brian Meehan/Tom Marquand) is highest-rated of the six runners with a mark of 107, though…

Williams goes for more Haydock Park success with Red Infantry in Saturday’s William Hill Grand National Trial

  Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Haydock Park stages a tremendous eight-race card on this Saturday, February 16, with the £100,000 G3 William Hill Grand National Trial (3.35pm, 16 runners) taking centre stage.   The William Hill Grand National Trial, a handicap chase over an extended three and a half miles, attracts some of the leading staying chasers and is an ideal prep race for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. The 16 declared runners for Saturday, the highest number of runners for the…

Weights revealed for 2019 Randox Health Grand National and most trainers pleased

Weights revealed for 2019 Randox Health Grand National and most trainers pleased Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - The weights for the 2019 £1-million Randox Health Grand National were revealed at the historic Cunard Building in Liverpool today, Tuesday, February 12. Rose Paterson, Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, got proceedings underway. She said: “I would like to start by thanking all the trainers here – I think a record 21 – for supporting our event. “We did ask ourselves if going ahead at this extremely difficult time for…

Leading Jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for full 21-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for winning jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners    Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018. The experienced Irish rider, who partnered his first winner at The Festival in 2006, narrowly edged out fellow Irish jockey Jack Kennedy. Both riders achieved four winners over the four days last year, with Russell taking the honours thanks to a second. Russell’s victories in 2018 included a…

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