Kumbeshwar among strong King team for The Showcase

Trainer Alan King looks set to be well represented at The Showcase this weekend, with five horses in the frame for the opening meeting of Cheltenham’s season on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.   Kumbeshwar is due to step up to two and a half miles for Saturday’s £50,000 Equus-Fine Dining At The Festival Handicap Chase (2.35pm) following several good efforts over shorter trips last season.   The six-year-old scored in a two-mile graduation chase at Haydock in November and was second to…

BetVictor to sponsor three of season’s best two-mile chases at Cheltenham, Sandown Park and Exeter

16th October 2013 - BetVictor is today announced as the new sponsor of three top two-mile chases run in Britain, to include races run at three Jockey Club Racecourses, Cheltenham (Queen Mother Champion Chase), Sandown Park (Tingle Creek Chase) and Exeter (Haldon Gold Cup).   The Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase is the highlight of the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, and was won in imperious fashion by Sprinter Sacre in 2013. This season’s renewal is on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.   BetVictor…

Well Refreshed and Vino Griego set for The Showcase

15thOctober 2013 – Gary Moore is looking forward to seeing talented chasers Well Refreshed and Vino Griego make their seasonal returns at Cheltenham on Day Two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 19.   Exciting second season chaser Well Refreshed is due to line up in the £50,000 Showcase Trophy (3.45pm) over an extended three miles. The nine-year-old rattled off a hat-trick of handicap chase wins last term, culminating with a 10-length success in the Betfred Grand National National Trial at Haydock Park in February.  …

Festival winners set for Cheltenham return at The Showcase

Day Two of the Showcase on Saturday, October 19, features an excellent seven-race card headed by a pair of £50,000 handicap chases that could see Festival heroes Oiseau de Nuit, Finger Onthe Pulse and Balthazar King return to Cheltenham.   Oiseau de Nuit, successful in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual in 2011, heads 22 entries for the Equus-Fine Dining At The Festival Handicap Chase (2.35pm). The two and a half-mile contest could also feature last season’s Byrne Group Plate runner-up Vino Griego, Tanks For That…

A Wyse Lady and a Gentleman

Rachel Wyse, the Sky Sports News presenter, and Billy Twelvetrees, the Gloucester rugby player and part of this summer’s British Lions team, have been selected as Ambassadors for Cheltenham Racecourse this Jump season.   In an exciting new move for Cheltenham, this is the first time that the Home of Jump Racing will have two Ambassadors.   Both Rachel and Billy know Cheltenham Racecourse well and have been racing often at the Cotswold venue. Two years ago, Rachel took part in the St Patrick’s Derby,…

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