Great 42-strong entry for record £700,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

    The world oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, will be run for the 240th time at 3.45pm on Saturday, September 10 at Doncaster, with this year’s renewal attracting a great entry of 42 (up from 29 in 2015), which is revealed today. Boasting record total prize money of £700,000 (£650,000 last year), the Ladbrokes St Leger takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards and is the highlight of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival from Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday,…

Harrison to be given Ladbrokes St Leger entry

Entries for the world’s oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, close at noon on Tuesday, July 19. The entries will be revealed 24 hours later on Wednesday, July 20. Staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards, the Ladbrokes St Leger was first run in 1776 and this year’s renewal, the 240th running, is worth a record £700,000 (up from £650,000 in 2015). The Ladbrokes St Leger takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, September 10, the fourth and final day of the 2016…

Le Mercurey heads field of 15 for Saturday’s Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Exciting novice Le Mercurey (10st 9lb) is Sky Bet’s 5/1 favourite for the £80,000 Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm), highlight of a superb card at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30. The Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old makes his handicap chase debut under Nick Scholfield in the Listed three-mile contest after winning on two of his three starts over fences, including a comfortable success in a Grade Two novices’ chase at Ascot in December. A total of five novices have been successful in the Sky Bet Chase since 2000,…

Buywise aimed at Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday

The £80,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30, and 22 confirmations go forward today for the three-mile handicap. Sky Bet’s 7/1 favourite is Ziga Boy (Alan King), who registered a comfortable seven-length success on his last start over the course and distance on December 29. Buywise (Evan Williams, 8/1) has finished in the frame in two competitive handicap chases at Cheltenham this season, staying on strongly to be the half-length runner-up to Annacotty (Alan King, 14/1) in the Paddy…

Grade One performers Ballynagour and Sam Winner head weights for Sky Bet Chase

Ballynagour (11st 12lb) and Sam Winner (11st 12lb), both placed in Grade One chases, head the weights for the Listed Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday, January 30. The three-mile chase is run as an open handicap for the first time this year, having previously been restricted to horses rated 0-155, and there is an increased prize fund of £80,000 (£75,000 last year). Ballynagour (David Pipe), a 25/1 chance with Sky Bet, was beaten a head in the Aintree Bowl at the Grand National…

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