The Jockey Club unveils £45m vision for Cheltenham

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, today announced plans to make its largest ever investment in racecourse facilities with the unveiling of a £45 million concept for the next stage of development at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse, which just days ago welcomed in excess of 235,000 people to enjoy world-class Jump racing at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival. Subject to planning permission, the proposed development will create a state-of-the-art new grandstand in place of the circa 1920s ‘A&R’ block that currently contains…

The Festival 2013 – all the statistics

ch2013mg15 The Festival is now over for another year and this final pack contains a whole host of updated statistics for owners, trainers and jockeys at the four-day meeting. A list of all the winners at The Festival 2013 is also included and there are factfiles for three of the week’s Grade One winners – Hurricane Fly (Stan James Champion Hurdle), Sprinter Sacre (Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase) and Bobs Worth (Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup). Total attendance at The Festival this year came to 235,125…

All the news on the final day of The Festival at Cheltenham, Gold Cup Day

HENDERSON DELIGHTED Trainer Nicky Henderson crowned a great week when Bobs Worth came out best in a great Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup with stablemate Long Run in third. “It has been a long old week, hasn’t it? You know that both horses were fighting, both boys gave them great rides and both horses were fighting to the line. It was a great race,” said Henderson, who was also celebrating his 50th Festival success. “It’s dreams, isn’t it? Sprinter Sacre was something special and I am proud…

All the latest news from day three of The Festival at Cheltenham, St Patrick’s Thursday

PAUL AND SOL OUTWHIT THEIR RIVALS Class will out, from horse and trainer. Solwhit’s success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle was his seventh Group 1 victory and, as only his third run in two years in a softly-softly campaign after leg problems, a testament to the skill of Charles Byrnes and his team at Ballingarry, Co Limerick. “We never lost faith in him,” said Byrnes. “In the past he was one of the few horses who could put it up to Hurricane Fly. He developed…

Racing goes ahead on St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham

Racing goes ahead on the Chase and Hurdle tracks of the New Course after there was no need for a precautionary inspection at 8am. Temperatures got down to minus7C overnight, but are expected to rise to plus5C this afternoon. There will be an inspection of the Cross Country course at 11am. Today’s going descriptions are (at 6.30am) Good to soft, soft in places (Chase and Hurdle) Good to soft, soft and frozen in places (Cross Country) Simon Claisse, Head of Racing, South West Region &…

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