Nicholls pleased with his two for Saturday’s Betfair Hurdle at Newbury

Paul Nicholls is looking forward to Betfair Super Saturday (February 11) at Newbury when he is set to have two runners Movewiththetimes (5/1 joint favourite with Betfair) and Zubayr (12/1) in the feature Betfair Hurdle (3.35pm), Britain’s richest handicap hurdle worth £155,000. The Somerset-based handler, out in front in his quest to win an 11thtrainers’ championship, is keen to gain as much of the prize money as possible to bolster the advantage. Speaking at a media stable visit to Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, organised by Betfair in conjunction with…

Cue Card tops entries for Betfair Ascot Chase on February 18

Entries are revealed today for the £150,000 Betfair Ascot Chase, the richest Grade One contest of the Jump season run at Ascot Racecourse, and staged in 2017 on Saturday, February 18, Betfair Ascot Chase Day.   Run over two miles and five furlongs, the Betfair Ascot Chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour since its establishment in 1995. Martha’s Son, One Man, Teeton Mill, Tiutchev, Our Vic, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes and Kauto Star all feature among the winners.   Heading the 14 entries…

Harry Morley to succeed Mark Davies as a trustee of the Ascot Authority

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that Harry Morley is to be appointed a Trustee of the Ascot Authority.   He will assume that position on the retirement of Mark Davies, who has decided to step down as he is High Sheriff in Nomination for Warwickshire in 2017-2018.  Mark has served as one of three Ascot Trustees since 2002 and will retire after Royal Ascot this year.   Harry Morley, whose father David Morley famously trained Celeric to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot…

Ascot Racecourse launches three-year partnership with Berkshire Community Foundation

Year to begin with the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase   Ascot Racecourse is proud to announce the launch of a three-year partnership with the Berkshire Community Foundation, starting with the running of the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase this Saturday, January 21. The partnership will see Ascot supplement its existing charitable efforts, which have been headlined recently by raising over £750,000 for The Prince’s Countryside Fund over the last two years, with a specific focus on children and young people in the Berkshire area….

French star Alex De Larredya features among strong overseas entry for Ascot’s Christmas Weekend on December 16 & 17

  Entries are unveiled today for the three richest contests at Ascot’s exciting Christmas Weekend, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17.   There are 26 entries for the Grade One highlight, the extended three-mile £100,000 JLT Long Walk Hurdle (2.25pm), staged on Saturday, December 17.   Yanworth (Alan King) is already a dual winner at Ascot, having taken the G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2m) at this meeting last year and the G2 Coral Hurdle (nearly two and…

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