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…

Tizzard’s Bulmers Gold Cup triumvirate headline talented record team for The Festival 2019

  Monday, February 25, 2019 - Colin Tizzard opened the doors of his Spurles Farm Stable in Milborne Port on the Dorset/Somerset border 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 Bulmers next month (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). Tizzard, a former dairy farmer and now established as one of the leading Jump trainers in the country, has sent out over 650 winners under Rules…

897 handicap entries for The Festival presented by Magners

Please click HERE for 63-page media information pack, containing detailed statistics on all Festival handicaps    A total of 897 entries are revealed today, including a record 322 from Ireland, for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners. The opening handicap of The Festival, the £110,000 G3 Ultima Handicap Chase (2.50pm) over three miles and a furlong, has attracted 105 entries. They include ante-post favourite Give Me A Copper (Paul Nicholls), who is part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Jeremy Kyle, impressive Listed Sky Bet Chase victor Go…

Stars of the future among latest acceptors for The Festival presented by Magners

  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - The build-up to The Festival™ presented by Magners continues today with the unveiling of the acceptors for the seven G1 championship novices’ races, plus the G2 novices’ chase for amateur riders, the National Hunt Chase, following yesterday’s scratchings’ deadline. Impressive Betfair Hurdle victor Al Dancer (Nigel Twiston-Davies), who has a weight-adjusted Timeform rating of 162p, tops 61 going forward for the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2m 87y) on the opening Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12. Grand Sancy (Paul Nicholls) is…

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