Mister Whitaker one of four co-favourites as 51 entries unveiled for Cheltenham’s BetVictor Gold Cup

   Mister Whitaker is among 51 entries (up from 46 in 2017) for the prestigious BetVictor Gold Cup, the highlight of The November Meeting at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 17, BetVictor Gold Cup Day. Run over two and a half miles, the G3 contest is one of the richest handicap chases of the season with a total prize fund of £160,000. Mister Whitaker (Mick Channon) and Rather Be (Nicky Henderson) fought out the finish to the Listed Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase over course and distance at The…

Sky Bet renews Supreme Novices’ Hurdle sponsorship for five more years

  Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce that Sky Bet will sponsor the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners for another five years. The two-mile contest is the first race on Champion Day (Tuesday, March 12, 2019) and the traditional curtain-raiser to the four-day extravaganza. Leeds-based Sky Bet first supported the G1 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2014, and the extension of its sponsorship will take Sky Bet’s backing of the G1 contest up until at least 2023 – 10…

Bowen considering Cheltenham’s BetVictor Gold Cup for in-form Beggar’s Wishes with entries closing tomorrow

Monday, October 29, 2018 - The two feature races of The November Meeting, the £160,000 G3 BetVictor Gold Cup and the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, close for entries at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30. The November Meeting is Cheltenham Racecourse’s biggest meeting outside of The Festival™ presented by Magners and takes place over three days from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18 inclusive. Entries for the BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm), the centrepiece on Saturday, November 17, will be revealed at noon on Wednesday,…

Reports from day two of The Showcase

Day two of The Showcase, Cheltenham’s opening meeting of the season, on Saturday, October 27, produced terrific finishes and some exciting performances from horses to follow over the coming months. The going was changed from Good to Good to Soft after the third race. Reports for all seven contests can be found below. 2.00pm £60,000 ‘Matchbook Betting Exchange’ Handicap Chase 3m 1f Rebecca Curtis is dreaming of Aintree with Relentless Dreamer (10st 3lb) after the nine-year-old came out on top in a thrilling finish with Cogry, winner…

Willie Mullins inducted into The Hall of Fame at Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that Willie Mullins, the most successful trainer of all time at The Festival™ presented by Magners, has been inducted into The Hall of Fame at the Home of Jump Racing. Born on September 15, 1956 in County Carlow, Mullins started out as a successful amateur rider, being crowned champion amateur in Ireland six times and partnering three winners at The Festival between 1982 and 1996. Mullins initially assisted his father Paddy Mullins, widely regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest…

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