Williams chasing a second Betfair ‘This Is Play’ “Fixed Brush” Hurdle with Aubusson at Haydock Park on Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Aubusson is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the £80,000 Grade Three Betfair ‘This Is Play’ “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle (2.25pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 22. Trainer Nick Williams is bidding for a second victory in the valuable contest having sent out Diamond Harry, who was also stepping up in trip, to land the spoils under 11st 12lb in 2009. Aubusson won two of his four starts last season, including when defying a penalty…

Defending champion Cue Card heads 20 entries for Betfair Chase at Haydock Park

Defending champion Cue Card heads 20 entries for Betfair Chase at Haydock Park Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – A total of 20 entries are revealed today for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, the highlight of a superb seven-race card boasting £500,000 in prize money at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 22. The past two winners of the Betfair Chase are the Colin Tizzard-trained Cue Card (2013, 4/1 favourite with Betfair Sportsbook) and Silviniaco Conti (2012, 6/1), trained by Paul Nicholls, and they could clash…

Elliott targeting new £100,000 Betfair Price Rush Hurdle at Haydock Park on November 22

October 30, 2014 – The Betfair Chase Weekend takes place over two days, Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at Haydock Park. Taking centre stage is the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, run over three miles and a furlong. First run in 2005, the contest has quickly established itself as one of the principal targets for the best three-mile chasers in Britain and Ireland. The incomparable Kauto Star won the Betfair Chase four times (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011) while Imperial Commander, the 2010,…

Channon mulling options for Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes

  August 6, 2014 – The £63,000 Group Three Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2.55pm), the most valuable race run in Britain on Saturday, August 9, is the highlight of an excellent seven-race card at Haydock Park.   A total of 17 entries have been received for the extended 10-furlong contest, which is being run under the Betfred banner for the fourth year in succession. Betfred generously sponsors the entire card at Haydock Park on August 9.   Group One Investec Derby fourth Arod heads…

Talent and Secret Gesture in Saturday’s bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock Park

  June 30, 2014 – In-form trainer Ralph Beckett accounts for two of the 16 terrific entries for the £93,000 Group Two bet365 Lancashire Oaks, which headlines an exciting seven-race card at Haydock Park on bet365 Old Newton Cup Day, Saturday, July 5.   The Hampshire-handler has entered Talent (5/1 with bet365) and Secret Gesture (8/1), who recorded a memorable one-two for the stable in last season’s premier fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs.   Talent’s exploits last year also included second to…

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