Winners of The McCoys announced

Jump racing’s ability to stimulate parts of the body other sports fail to reach was amply demonstrated when The McCoys were awarded at in The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse last night (Friday, September 28) Sub-titled ‘The Jockey Club Jump Awards 2018′, the ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate outstanding performances during the 2017/18 Jump season, and captured the attention of nearly 500 guests as one epic battle after another was relived. It was the second staging of The McCoys, held last year as a regional…

Winner of the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 to receive original trophy as racecourse is reunited with 1924 cup

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce it has been reunited with the original Cheltenham Gold Cup trophy, dating back to 1924, and will present it to the winner of the 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. First awarded 94 years ago to five-year-old Red Splash, owned by Major Humphrey Wyndham, trained by Fred Withington and ridden by Dick Rees, it will now be re-introduced as a perpetual trophy, presented to the winning connections of next year’s race on Friday, March 15, 2019 and in future years….

The McCoys to be presented for the second time at Cheltenham on Friday evening

The McCoys, founded last year, celebrate outstanding performances at all Jockey Club Jump Racecourses during the 2017/18 season and are announced on Friday evening, September 28. The awards are named The McCoys after Sir A P McCoy, the record-breaking 20-time champion Jump jockey who retired from race riding in April, 2015. Europe’s leading horse feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell is the main event partner of the awards, which reflect on the triumphs and the highlights of last season and exist to recognise the individuals and…

Unibet extends Champion Hurdle and Road to Cheltenham backing for a further five years

   Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that Unibet has renewed its sponsorship of the Unibet Champion Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners until 2023.   As part of the significant five-year deal, Unibet is also continuing to back the Unibet Road to Cheltenham – four key races ahead of the £450,000 G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle, which is the highlight of Champion Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners, which next takes place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.   Unibet is part of the…

Rowley hoping for a Barel Of Laughs repeat as Hunter Chase Evening draws Cheltenham’s season to a close

  The 2017/2018 season at Cheltenham Racecourse draws to a close tomorrow Friday, May 4, with the Hunter Chase Evening featuring seven contests for amateur riders. Barel Of Laughs (Philip Rowley/Mr Alex Edwards) headlines 11 runners for the feature £25,000 Timico Mixed Open Gold Cup Final Hunters’ Chase (6.40pm) over an extended three and a quarter miles. The 12-year-old is going for back-to-back victories in the valuable event, having held The Wealerdealer (Ian Chanin/Mr Will Biddick) by a short-head in a thrilling finish 12 months ago….

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