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…

Keighley hoping for a good Forecast as maximum field goes to post in £150,000 Betfair Exchange Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday

The G3 Betfair Exchange Trophy Handicap Hurdle (3.35pm) takes place at Ascot this Saturday, December 22, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend, and has attracted a maximum field of 21 runners. Each-way bettors can look forward to a festive treat with Betfair paying SIX places. Boasting a prize fund of £150,000, the two-mile contest is the second most valuable handicap hurdle run in Britain – only the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury is worth more.   Jolly’s Cracked It (Harry Fry/Noel Fehily, 11st 12lb) heads…

Angels Breath out to give Henderson another Sky Bet Supreme Trial success at Ascot on Friday

Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” moves on to Ascot this Friday, December 21, for the £35,000 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm, 13 entries). The two-mile G2 contest, the hurdling highlight of the six-race card, boasts a fabulous roll of honour, featuring stars such as Call Equiname, Make A Stand, Monsignor and Yanworth. Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in Ascot’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle, with five victories since 1994 including Claimantakingforgan last year. The champion jump trainer has two entries…

Call Me Lord & Jolly’s Cracked It among 27 for Saturday’s feature Betfair Exchange Trophy

Top-weight Call Me Lord heads 27 five-day confirmations for the feature £150,000 G3 Betfair Exchange Trophy (3.35pm) at Ascot this Saturday, December 22, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend. The two-mile contest is among the most valuable handicap hurdles staged in Britain, bettered only by the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February. Call Me Lord (11st 12lb, 14/1 with Betfair), one of three remaining entries for champion jump trainer Nicky Henderson, has yet to race this season and was last seen out when defeating…

Sir Francis Brooke Bt appointed Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Ltd

The Ascot Authority is pleased to announce that at yesterday’s board meeting, Sir Francis Brooke Bt. succeeded Johnny Weatherby as Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL). Johnny Weatherby remains as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, a post to which he was appointed in 2011. Her Majesty’s Representative is responsible for all matters relating to the Royal Family and the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot. Francis Brooke has been a Trustee and Director of AAHL since 2011. As Chairman of AAHL, he will be responsible…

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