King and Henderson looking forward to Saturday’s Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

   Cheltenham Racecourse stages Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 26, with the fantastic seven-race programme offering racegoers the final opportunity to attend the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). The feature contest on Festival Trials Day is the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, 3m 1f 56y), a leading trial for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and entries have been reopened until 11.00am tomorrow. Staying hurdlers get their chance to…

Record number of Irish among 51 entries for G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & 30 entries for G1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

Please click HERE for full 22-page media information pack containing detailed statistics for the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle & OLBG Mares’ Hurdle    A total of 51 entries, up from 38 last year and the second-highest total since 2002, are revealed today for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14. Penhill defied a 323-day absence when defeating Supasundae (Jessica Harrington IRE) by two lengths in the 2018 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle, and is…

Dual winner Buveur D’Air headlines 27 entries for Unibet Champion Hurdle

The reigning champion Buveur D’Air stars among 27 entries, up from 23 last year, for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12, details of which are revealed today. Buveur D’Air (Nicky Henderson, 11/8 favourite with Unibet) has captured the two most recent renewals of the two-mile hurdling championship, worth £450,000, and is trying to become the sixth three-time winner of the Unibet Champion Hurdle since the race’s inception in 1927. The eight-year-old is…

Unbeaten Buster Valentine in line for Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham on January 26

  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Trainer Ruth Jefferson is planning to send the unbeaten Buster Valentine for a crack at the £32,000 G2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm), one of seven races on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 26, at Cheltenham Racecourse. The six-year-old son of Ask won on his one Irish point-to-point start in April and was then sold for £100,000 at Goffs UK, Doncaster, the following month. Buster Valentine, who races in the colours of the Mount Fawcus Partnership, made a winning debut for Jefferson when…

Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase & record number of Irish entries in Ryanair Chase

Please click HERE to access the full media pack as a PDF document Altior stars as 22 entered for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase Superstar chaser Altior headlines 22 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13 at Cheltenham. Trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Patricia Pugh, Altior is undefeated in three starts at The Festival™ presented by Magners and is going for back-to-back victories over the Old Course at…

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