McPherson eagerly-anticipating New Year’s Day at Cheltenham with stable star Ami Desbois

Trainer Graeme McPherson, who is based not far from Cheltenham at Stow-on-the-Wold, is looking forward to running his stable star Ami Desbois in the £35,000 BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase (1.25pm, 9 entries), one of the highlights of a cracking seven-race programme at the Home of Jump Racing on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. The seven-year-old Dream Well gelding enjoyed a good season over hurdles in the 2016/17 campaign, winning four times and also finishing fifth in the G1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival…

Colin’s Sister seeking further G2 success in Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle on New Year’s Day

Cheltenham welcomes in 2018 on New Year’s Day this Monday with a superb seven-race card that offers record prize money of £260,000. Progressive mare Colin’s Sister (Fergal O’Brien) features among 12 entries for the £50,000 G2 Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle (3.10pm) over an extended two and a half miles. The six-year-old, a G2 winner over this distance against her own sex at Sandown Park last season, proved herself in open company with a two-length victory over Wholestone (Nigel Twiston-Davies) in the three-mile G2 West Yorkshire…

Substantial prize money increases at Cheltenham – the Home of Jump Racing

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to reveal prize money increases over the next three months. As recently announced by The Jockey Club, of which Cheltenham is part, race values across Jockey Club Racecourses will have an £8-million injection during 2018 and this includes the Home of Jump Racing. The impact starts straight away in 2018, with prize money on New Year’s Day up by 23 per cent to £260,000. Also taking place next month is Festival Trials Day, on Saturday, January 27, boosted to £354,000 –…

Willoughby Court “all systems go” for Cheltenham on New Year’s Day

   One of Jump racing’s most exciting prospects, Willoughby Court, will be among the headline acts at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1. Already a winner at The Festival in this year’s G1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, the six-year-old is being readied for the £35,000 G2 BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase (1.25pm) over just shy of two miles and five furlongs, one of three graded contests on the seven-race card which has boosted total prize money of £260,000, 23 per cent up on the 2017 level. Willoughby…

My Tent Or Yours rolls back the years to see off The New One in Unibet International Hurdle – Guitar Pete takes Caspian Caviar Gold Cup for the north

Today was day two of The International at Cheltenham, the final action at the Home of Jump Racing in 2017. There was a crowd of 14,979 today, bringing the annual attendance at Cheltenham in 2017 to a record 477,826.   The official going today was Soft, Good to Soft in places. Racing returns to Cheltenham on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018. Below is a race-by-race account of all the action from day two of The International. Replays of all races can be…

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