Bless The Wings & Robinsfirth star on day one of The International

The International got underway at Cheltenham today, Friday, December 15, with a seven-race programme on the New Course. The official going description was:   Chase & Hurdle Courses: Soft, Good to Soft in places Cross Country Course: Good to Soft, Soft in places A crowd of 12,140 (up from 12,026 in 2016) was treated to some fabulous action from both exciting young performers and old favourites, headlined by the victories of Bless The Wings in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase and Robinsfirth in the Unicoin Group…

Cross country stars headline day one of The International at Cheltenham tomorrow, while 11 run in Saturday’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

 Favourite Clan Des Obeaux heads 11 declared runners for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase (1.55pm), run over nearly two miles and a five furlongs at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16. Clan Des Obeaux (Paul Nicholls/Harry Cobden) has top-weight of 11st 12lb following a seven-length victory on testing ground in a graduation chase at Haydock Park on November 25. No horse has carried 11st 12lb or more to victory in this race since Pendil shouldered 12st 7lb in 1973….

Lalor out to make it third time lucky over hurdles at The International

Lalor is likely to be one of a number of high-profile horses on show at Cheltenham on the first day of The International, Friday, December 15. The five-year-old features among 22 entries for the opening British Stallion Studs EBF National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle (12.10pm) over two miles and a furlong. Recent winners of the race include future G1 scorers Darlan (2011), Melodic Rendezvous (2012) and Pingshou (2016). Lalor (Richard Woollacott) marked himself down as one of last season’s leading bumper performers with a dominant victory in…

The New One stars among entries for Saturday’s Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 7/4 Fav with Unibet) is among seven entries for the £130,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm), staged on day two of The International at Cheltenham, Saturday, December 16. The nine-year-old is chasing a record-breaking fourth victory in the two mile and one furlong contest, having previously landed the spoils in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The New One has appeared twice so far this season, landing the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las on October 21 and coming home fourth under top-weight…

The McCoys Jockey Club Jump Awards return in 2018

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce the return of The McCoys Awards, which will be hosted at the Home of Jump Racing on Friday, September 28, 2018. The awards, held for the first time in 2017 and named after the record-breaking 20 time champion jockey Sir AP McCoy, reflect on the triumphs and highlights of the season. From the unwavering support of owners to the often unsung dedication of stable staff, ‘The McCoys’ exist to recognise the individuals without whom horseracing would not prosper as…

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