All the news from St Patrick’s Thursday 2019

THE FESTIVAL™ PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ST PATRICK’S THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019   CLAISSE TALKS GROUND   On the morning of the third day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse commented: “If you look at the clock, the ground yesterday wasn’t as slow as some of the riders were suggesting.   “Yesterday afternoon, before close of play, we changed the going on the New Course, which we are opening up today to Good to Soft, Soft…

All the news from Ladies Day 2019

THE FESTIVAL™ PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM, RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADIES DAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019   RACING GOES AHEAD AT CHELTENHAM TODAY     Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Racing at Cheltenham today will go ahead following a precautionary inspection.   The strength of the winds has now moderated on the forecast allowing Simon Claisse, Clerk of the Course, to give the green light early in order to provide certainty to racegoers and participants before many journeys begin. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast…

All the news from Champion Day 2019

THE FESTIVAL™ PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHAMPION DAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019   GOING AND WEATHER UPDATE AT 9.10AM   Cheltenahm’s Clerk of the Course, Simon Claisse, said: “As expected last night we had some strong gusts of wind, although nothing that would give us any concern about public or racing safety.   “Although we were forecasted a few millimetres of rain falling through the night, that didn’t materialise.   “We are still expecting now a band of rain to come through…

All the news from the eve of The Festival presented by Magners

CHELTENHAM GROUND ‘IN LOVELY NICK’ AHEAD OF THE FESTIVAL   Just over 24 hours before The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019 gets underway, Cheltenham Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse discussed the current state of the ground and what he is expecting the weather to do over the next few days.   He said: “I was delighted after Nicky Henderson came in yesterday, having walked the course, saying that it was in lovely nick, Good to Soft, Soft in places. We had a bit of rain…

Presenting Percy and Clan Des Obeaux head 20 six-day confirmations for Friday’s Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Dual Festival hero Presenting Percy and this season’s G1 32Red King George VI Chase victor Clan Des Obeaux headline 20 six-day confirmations for the £625,000 G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, the centrepiece of Gold Cup Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners, Friday, March 15. Presenting Percy captured the 2017 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle and the 2018 RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, although the eight-year-old has yet to race over fences this season and is trying to emulate the great Easter Hero in 1929 by winning…

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