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…

Reports from day one of The Showcase, Cheltenham’s opener

Racing returned to Cheltenham today, Friday, October 26, day one of The Showcase and there was plenty of drama and excitement. The going for the seven-race card was Good (watered). Reports for all seven races can be found below. The Showcase continues tomorrow, Saturday, October 27.   2.00pm £20,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle 2m 5f Irish trainers dominated The Festival™ presented by Magners in March and County Meath handler Dermot McLoughlin is already eyeing a return to Cheltenham in March 2019 with Canardier. The 6/4 favourite cruised…

Bigmartre should relish ground on tomorrow’s second day of The Showcase at Cheltenham

Day two of The Showcase at Cheltenham tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, has an excellent seven-race card featuring two £60,000 handicap chases and the £40,000 Masterson Holdings Hurdle. Talented chaser Bigmartre (11st 11lb) has been a leading light for Sparsholt trainer Harry Whittington and the good partnership with jockey Harry Bannister continues in the £60,000 Randox Health Handicap Chase (3.10pm, seven runners) over two miles. The seven-year-old son of Montmartre won three of his five starts last term, which included a length and three-quarter victory in the G2…

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