Record prize money of £13.45 million at Ascot in 2018

Ascot Racecourse today announced that prize money for 2018 for its 25 racedays (excluding the industry-owned QIPCO British Champions Day) will be a record £13,452,000. This represents an increase of £1.2 million, 10% up on the 2017 figure of £12,229,000. Royal Ascot will be worth over £7 million for the first time at £7,305,000 (2017: £6,665,000, +10%) whilst the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) in July is up £100,000 to £1,250,000, the most the race has ever been run for….

Edmunds hoping the time is right for Theclockisticking in Friday’s Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot

Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” moves on to Ascot this Friday, December 22, with the £35,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm, 13 entries).   The two-mile contest is the second of seven races in Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” which culminates with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.   Heading the market at 2/1 with Sky Bet is Claimantakinforgan (trained by Nicky Henderson), who was third in…

Fabulous contests in prospect at Ascot’s Christmas Racing Weekend

  -         JLT extends sponsorship of Long Walk Hurdle, which remembers three-time winner Reve De Sivola   -         Feature handicap hurdle to mark invaluable work of Racing Welfare Ascot stages its most valuable day of Jump racing on Saturday, December 23, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend, which offers £420,000 in prize money. Entries are revealed today for the three feature contests – the £150,000 Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle (a G3 contest staged over two miles), the £100,000 JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle (which…

All the news from QIPCO British Champions Day 2017

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERIVCE ASCOT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21   EARLY GOING NEWS ON QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY   The going for QIPCO British Champions Day 2017 is currently:   SOFT   GoingStick readings at 8.15am today: Straight Course: 6.6 Round Course: 5.4   Stalls: Straight Course: Centre Stalls: Round Course: Inside   Three millimetres of rain fell overnight up to 6.30am today. There have been a couple of showers since and Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, will assess the…

All the news from the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – victory goes to Great Britain & Ireland Team

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12   PAYNE OUT AND DOYLE IN   Michelle Payne has sadly had to withdraw from today’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot due to illness and will be replaced by Hollie Doyle.   Michelle Payne said: “It is with great disappointment that because of a virus I have contracted since arriving in England, I find I am unable to ride in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup competition today.   “I…

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