Waiting Patiently handed 11st 11lb as weights unveiled for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Unbeaten chaser Waiting Patiently has been allotted 11st 11lb for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16, details of which are revealed today. The prestigious G3 handicap chase, run over nearly two miles and five furlongs on the New Course, carries an increased prize fund this year, up £20,000 on the 2016 value of £100,000. Waiting Patiently (Malcolm Jefferson) scored three times over fences last season, culminating with a decisive…

Richest-ever New Year’s Day at Cheltenham starts 2018

Cheltenham Racecourse is all set to welcome in another year with the richest-ever programme on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1.   For 2018, the seven-race programme will headline £260,000 in prize money – an increase of £48,000 (23 per cent) on the £212,000 offered 12 months before.   The most valuable race of the day is the G3 BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase, which is now worth £75,000 (up 25 per cent compared to £60,000 in 2017), while the G2 Dorman Engineering…

BetVictor Gold Cup rematch on the cards as entries revealed for next month’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

The first four home in the BetVictor Gold Cup -Splash Of Ginge, Starchitect, Le Prezien and Ballyalton - are among 36 entries for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16. The prestigious G3 handicap chase, run over nearly two miles and five furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham, carries an increased prize fund this year, up £20,000 on the 2016 value of £100,000. Splash Of Ginge provided trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies with a fourth success in the £160,000 BetVictor…

All the news from The November Meeting Sunday

THE NOVEMBER MEETING 2017, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE THE NOVEMBER MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19   Early going news & non-runners   The going for the third and final day of The November Meeting, The November Meeting Sunday, remains:   Soft, Heavy in places   All chase bends have been dolled out nine yards (out two yards from yesterday) and all hurdle bends have been dolled out 11 yards (out two yards from yesterday), except the home turn which is dolled out six yards (in three…

All the news from Countryside Day at The November Meeting

THE NOVEMBER MEETING 2017, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE COUNTRYSIDE DAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for the opening day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17, remains:   Chase and Hurdle courses: Good to Soft Cross Country course: Good   Chase bends are dolled out seven yards and hurdle bends are dolled out nine yards. The start of the 2m 5f hurdle (3.35pm) has been moved forward 26 yards, and the 2m 4½f chase (2.25pm) 34yds.   Today’s…

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