Tizzard and Elliott top Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup entries

  Please click here for the media guide in full as a PDF document Trainers Colin Tizzard and Gordon Elliott dominate the 39 entries, with five apiece, for the Grade One Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes centre stage on the fourth and final day of The Festival, Friday, March 17. The three and a quarter mile showpiece is the richest non-handicap chase run in Britain and boasts a total prize fund of £575,000. The 39 horses represents the highest number of entries since 40…

Prize money boost to The Festival

The Festival at Cheltenham in March today received a significant prize money boost, leading to a new record total of £4,305,000 over the four days of the best of Jump racing. The £190,000 input to prize money benefits 23 of the 28 races at The Festival, with the biggest increases going to the four novice chases. The G1 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase and the G1 RSA Novices’ Chase both are boosted by £25,000, with the total prize money of each rising to £175,000. There are…

Lizzie Kelly stars on New Year’s Day 2017 at Cheltenham

Jockey Lizzie Kelly was the star of Cheltenham’s New Year’s Day fixture, riding a 92.5/1 double for her stepfather Nick Williams, headlined by the victory of Agrapart in the G2 Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle. A race-by-race report for all the action on New Year’s Day can be found below. Cheltenham Racecourse’s next fixture is Festival Trials Day on Saturday, January 28.   12.15pm £20,000 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Listed), 2m 4f 56y The going at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day changed to Good to…

Cheltenham welcomes in 2017 with cracking card on New Year’s Dat

Cheltenham Racecourse gets 2017 underway this Sunday with a superb day’s racing on New Year’s Day that includes top-quality Graded action, a pair of Listed races and three fiercely competitive handicaps. The £40,000 Grade Two Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle (3.10pm) has attracted a classy field of nine including the 2015 Stayers’ Hurdle champion Cole Harden (Warren Greatrex/Gavin Sheehan), who returns to the smaller obstacles after finishing second on his chase debut at Wetherby on December 3. Lil Rockerfeller (Neil King/Trevor Whelan) was second in last season’s Dornan Engineering…

Fascinating BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase in prospect at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day

Exciting chaser Clan Des Obeaux heads 14 entries for the £32,000 G2 BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase  (1.25pm) over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day.   The five-year-old, one of three entries for champion trainer Paul Nicholls, produced a 10-length demolition of his rivals in a G2 novices’ chase over a similar distance at Newbury on November 25.   Nicholls has also entered Frodon, winner of the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at The International on December 10, and…

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