Listed winners among classy field for Betway Casino Handicap at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Corinthia Knight and Gracious John, both successful at Listed level on the All-Weather, feature in an excellent 10-strong field for the £19,000 Betway Casino Handicap (3.45pm), highlight of Lingfield Park’s six-race card on Saturday, March 23. Six of the runners in the five-furlong Polytrack contest have a BHA rating of 102 or higher, including Corinthia Knight (9st 13lb, Archie Watson/Thomas Greatrex (5), drawn 10), winner of the six-furlong £150,000 32Red Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championship on Good Friday last year. The four-year-old son of Society Rock, who captured the…

Grand National schooling fences in place at four different venue across Britain & Ireland

Special Grand National schooling fences are now available for use at four different venues across Britain and Ireland. The fences are for any trainer to school horses entered in the three races run over the Grand National fences during the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree – the £1-million Randox Health Grand National (Grand National Day, Saturday, April 6), the £140,000 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Ladies Day, Friday, April 5) and the £45,000 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (Grand National Thursday, April 4). The…

Cliff Stud and Thirsk Racecourse sign three-year sponsorship deal for Thirsk Hunt Cup

  An historic Helmsley-based stud farm, once owned by horse racing legend Sir Henry Cecil, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Thirsk Racecourse to back Thirsk’s most prestigious race, the Thirsk Hunt Cup, until at least 2021. Set in 220 acres above Helmsley, Cliff Stud specialises in foaling, and with its immaculately maintained paddocks and accommodation it can accommodate up to 65 horses at any one time. The Stud also boasts two beautifully appointed holiday cottages, which are named after Cecil and his most…

Fahey targeting spoils as entries unveiled for Aintree’s Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Entries are revealed today for the two other races over the Grand National fences during the Randox Health Grand National Festival – the £45,000 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (4.05pm, Grand National Thursday, April 4) and the £140,000 G3 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (4.05pm Ladies Day, Friday, April 5). Both chases are staged over two miles, five furlongs and 19 yards, and the maximum field size is 30. Ultragold (Colin Tizzard) has won the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase for the last…

Defending champion Tiger Roll 8lb well-in as 81 remain on Randox Grand National trail

  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - There is just over a fortnight until the 172nd running of the world’s greatest and most valuable chase, the £1-million Randox Health Grand National. A total of 81 horses, up from 73 at the same stage in 2018, remain engaged in the famous four mile, two furlong and 74-yard handicap chase, which takes place at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6, day three of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. Tiger Roll (Gordon Elliott, 11st 1lb) captured the 2018 Randox…

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