Record number of Irish among 51 entries for G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & 30 entries for G1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

Please click HERE for full 22-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & OLBG Mares’ Hurdle    A total of 51 entries, up from 38 last year and the second-highest total since 2002, are revealed today for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14. Penhill defied a 323-day absence when defeating Supasundae (Jessica Harrington IRE) by two lengths in the 2018 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle, and is…

Dual winner Buveur D’Air headlines 27 entries for Unibet Champion Hurdle

The reigning champion Buveur D’Air stars among 27 entries, up from 23 last year, for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12, details of which are revealed today. Buveur D’Air (Nicky Henderson, 11/8 favourite with Unibet) has captured the two most recent renewals of the two-mile hurdling championship, worth £450,000, and is trying to become the sixth three-time winner of the Unibet Champion Hurdle since the race’s inception in 1927. The eight-year-old is…

Unbeaten Buster Valentine in line for Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham on January 26

  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Trainer Ruth Jefferson is planning to send the unbeaten Buster Valentine for a crack at the £32,000 G2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm), one of seven races on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 26, at Cheltenham Racecourse. The six-year-old son of Ask won on his one Irish point-to-point start in April and was then sold for £100,000 at Goffs UK, Doncaster, the following month. Buster Valentine, who races in the colours of the Mount Fawcus Partnership, made a winning debut for Jefferson when…

Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase & record number of Irish entries in Ryanair Chase

Please click HERE to access the full media pack as a PDF document Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase Superstar chaser Altior headlines 22 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13 at Cheltenham. Trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Patricia Pugh, Altior is undefeated in three starts at The Festival™ presented by Magners and is going for back-to-back victories over the Old Course at…

Three past winners among bumper 43 entries announced for 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

  Please click HERE to access the full media pack as a PDF document   There are a bumper 43 entries (the highest number since 2007) for the 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, staged over an extended three and a quarter miles on the fourth and final day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15. The entries include a record 24 from Ireland. With a prize fund of £625,000, the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the richest non-handicap chase staged in Britain…

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