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….

Owners compensated after Cheltenham race abandoned

Jockey Club Racecourses has moved to compensate owners of horses declared to run in the JRL Group Mares’ Handicap Chase that was due to be staged over three and a quarter miles at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon (3.50pm), following the abandonment of the race. Ian Renton, Regional Director for Cheltenham and the South West, Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “These were exceptional circumstances today and we fully support the stewards’ decision to abandon our fourth and longest distance race due to the heat. As a sport,…

Keighley trio ready for breakthrough day two of The April Meeting

Gloucestershire handler Martin Keighley has three runners tomorrow on day two of The April Meeting, Thursday, April 19, when Cheltenham stages a seven-race card restricted to fillies and mares, the first of its kind in Britain.   Course scorer Brillare Momento (Aidan Coleman, 11st 6lb) represents the stable in the £25,000 Listed Catesby Estates PLC Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (3.15pm, 18 runners) over two and a half miles.   Brillare Momento impressed on good ground at The Showcase in October, taking the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in…

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