Leading trainers & owners at The Festival presented by Magners

Please click HERE for the 38-page media information pack containing detailed winning trainer and owner statistics as a PDF document  Leading trainers at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Gordon Elliott captured The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the second successive year in 2018, sending out a magnificent joint-record eight winners over the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Elliott’s eight winners equalled the record set by his great rival in Ireland, Willie Mullins, in 2015. Mullins enjoyed seven winners…

Leading Jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for full 21-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for winning jockeys at The Festival™ presented by Magners    Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018. The experienced Irish rider, who partnered his first winner at The Festival in 2006, narrowly edged out fellow Irish jockey Jack Kennedy. Both riders achieved four winners over the four days last year, with Russell taking the honours thanks to a second. Russell’s victories in 2018 included a…

Record 225 Irish-trained entries for G1 novices’ hurdles & G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for full 52-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for the four G1 novices’ hurdles and the G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners    Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Entries are revealed today for the three G1 championship novices’ hurdles at The Festival™ presented by Magners – the £125,000 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2m, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12), the £125,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (2m 5f, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13), and the £125,000 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m, Gold Cup…

Excellent racing on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham tomorrow

Festival Trials Day, the final fixture at Cheltenham before The Festival™ presented by Magners in March, takes places tomorrow, Saturday, January 26, with a fascinating seven-race card commencing at 12.40pm. Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup pointers are likely in the feature £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, six runners) over an extended three miles and a furlong. Frodon (Paul Nicholls/Bryony Frost) sets the standard with a rating of 169, though he has yet to win a race staged over further than two miles and five furlongs….

Woollacott hoping The Kings Writ can lay down the law on Festival Trials Day

Rapidly improving chaser The Kings Writ is set to step up in class for the £75,000 G3 Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase (1.50pm, 2m 4f 127y, 20 entries), the feature handicap at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26, Festival Trials Day. Trained in Devon by Kayley Woollacott, The Kings Writ (10st 6lb) has climbed 24lb in the handicap on his last three starts to a rating of 131. The eight-year-old ended last season with an impressive success over three miles in a handicap chase at Exeter….

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