Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase & record number of Irish entries in Ryanair Chase

Please click HERE to access the full media pack as a PDF document Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase Superstar chaser Altior headlines 22 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13 at Cheltenham. Trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Patricia Pugh, Altior is undefeated in three starts at The Festival™ presented by Magners and is going for back-to-back victories over the Old Course at…

Three past winners among bumper 43 entries announced for 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

  Please click HERE to access the full media pack as a PDF document   There are a bumper 43 entries (the highest number since 2007) for the 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, staged over an extended three and a quarter miles on the fourth and final day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15. The entries include a record 24 from Ireland. With a prize fund of £625,000, the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the richest non-handicap chase staged in Britain…

George and Smith mulling Cleeve options as Festival Trials Day approaches at Cheltenham

  Festival Trials Day takes place at Cheltenham on Saturday, January 26 and offers racegoers the final opportunity to visit the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). The seven-race programme on Festival Trials Day features the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm), staged over three miles and a furlong and a leading trial for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. Looks Like Trouble (2000), Master Oats (1996) and Little Owl (1981) landed both contests…

Nicholls excited by Give Me A Copper return on New Year’s Day at the Home of Jump Racing

Jump Racing gets off to the perfect start in 2019 with a tremendous seven-race card at Cheltenham tomorrow, New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. New Year’s Day at Cheltenham offers a fabulous mix of Graded action and competitive handicaps – the gates open at 10.30am and accompanied children aged 17 and under gain FREE admission. All racehorses become a year older on the day. The richest race on New Year’s Day is the £75,000 Download The BetBright App Handicap Chase (2.00pm, nine runners) over an…

Cheltenham all set for New Year’s Day, with terrific racing in prospect

Cheltenham Racecourse welcomes in 2019 with an excellent seven-race programme on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, featuring three Graded contests and offering £260,000 in prize money. All racehorses become a year older on the day. Top-class mares Benie Des Dieux and Laurina could have their first starts of the season in the £50,000 G2 Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle (3.10pm, 11 entries) over an extended two and a half miles. Trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins, both were successful at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March, with Benie…

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