Final entries for The Festival ™ presented by Magners revealed

Please click HERE for 20-page media information pack, containing detailed statistics for the final Festival entries Final entries for The Festival ™ presented by Magners revealed   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - With less than two weeks until the start of The Festival™ presented by Magners, the final pieces of the jigsaw fall into place today, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, as the entries are revealed for theGlenfarclas Cross Country Chase, the G1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the G2 Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle and the St James’s Place Foxhunter…

Weights revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Please click HERE for 22-page media information pack, containing weights for all Festival handicaps Weights revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Weights for the 10 handicap contests at The Festival™ presented by Magners, which runs from Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15, were unveiled today at a press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse. Race (maximum number of runners) Top weight Age/Wgt Trainer Ultima Handicap Chase (24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 162 ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR) 9-11-12 Gordon…

All the news from today’s press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse

Twiston-Davies bullish over Al Dancer’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle tilt at The Festival™ presented by Magners   Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies, Ben Pauling, Jonjo O’Neill and Charlie Longsdon discussed their respective teams for The Festival™ presented by Magners next month (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15) at a press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon. Grange Hill Farm handler Nigel Twiston-Davies has readied a talented team for this year, headlined by the progressive Al Dancer, the ante-post favourite for The Festival’s curtain-raiser, the…

Sprinter Sacre returns to The Festival to parade on Ladies Day

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - One of the all-time greats Sprinter Sacre will parade at Cheltenham next month on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13. Sprinter Sacre will appear at 12.45pm ahead of the racing which features the G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm), a race he won by 19 lengths in 2013 during a 10-race unbeaten streak and again memorably in 2016 after overcoming a series of setbacks. Described by his trainer Nicky Henderson as “the horse of…

Nicholls excited by talented team, headlined by Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Clan Des Obeaux for The Festival 2019

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - Paul Nicholls opened the gates of Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, Somerset this morning to members of the media in a stable visit organised by Cheltenham Racecourse and gave updates on his leading contenders for The Festival™ presented by Magners next month (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). A 10-time champion Jump trainer in Britain (2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09. 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16), Nicholls is enjoying a stellar season this term, having recently saddled his 3,000th…

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