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…

Laurina & Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders headline stellar Mullins Festival Team

  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins today hosted a media visit at his Closutton yard 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). Mullins is the winning-most trainer in the history of The Festival, with 61 successes. He has won the Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award at five of the last eight Festivals (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) and sent out…

Intrigue digs deep in Newcastle Fast-Track Qualifier to book Good Friday place

Deep Intrigue produced another battling performance to gain a third All-Weather success in the £30,000 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Conditions Race, a Fast-Track Qualifier, at Newcastle today, Wednesday, February 20. In winning the six-furlong Tapeta contest, the Mark Johnston-trained Dark Angel colt secures a free and automatic place in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championship over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Deep Intrigue, who made all when scoring over the same…

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