National Hunt Breeders supported by Tattersalls to sponsor Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce today that National Hunt Breeders supported by Tattersalls is the new title of the G2 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival™presented by Magners. The £90,000 G2 contest takes place over an extended two miles and is the sixth race (4.50pm) on St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14. The new sponsorship involves breeders Shade Oak Stud, Upton Viva Stud, Trull House Stud, James and Jean Potter Ltd, Martyn Meade Racing and Overbury Stud. The National Hunt Breeders…

Final entries for The Festival ™ presented by Magners revealed

Please click HERE for 20-page media information pack, containing detailed statistics for the final Festival entries Final entries for The Festival ™ presented by Magners revealed   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - With less than two weeks until the start of The Festival™ presented by Magners, the final pieces of the jigsaw fall into place today, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, as the entries are revealed for theGlenfarclas Cross Country Chase, the G1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the G2 Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle and the St James’s Place Foxhunter…

Favourite Tiger Roll among 100 remaining entries for 2019 Randox Health Grand National

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Last year’s winner Tiger Roll headlines 100 remaining contenders, following yesterday’s scratchings’ deadline, for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National, details of which are revealed today. The 2019 Randox Health Grand National takes place at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6, day three of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. This year sees the 172nd running of the great chase, the most valuable run anywhere in the world. Tiger Roll (Gordon Elliott IRE, 11st 1lb) defeated Pleasant Company (Willie Mullins IRE, 10st 11lb, 25/1…

Weights revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for 22-page media information pack, containing weights for all Festival handicaps Weights revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Weights for the 10 handicap contests at The Festival™ presented by Magners, which runs from Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15, were unveiled today at a press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse. Race (maximum number of runners) Top weight Age/Wgt Trainer Ultima Handicap Chase (24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 162 ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR) 9-11-12 Gordon…

All the news from today’s press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse

Twiston-Davies bullish over Al Dancer’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle tilt at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies, Ben Pauling, Jonjo O’Neill and Charlie Longsdon discussed their respective teams for The Festival™ presented by Magners next month (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15) at a press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon. Grange Hill Farm handler Nigel Twiston-Davies has readied a talented team for this year, headlined by the progressive Al Dancer, the ante-post favourite for The Festival’s curtain-raiser, the…

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