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…

Meadowcroft Boy steps up in class for Sky Bet Supreme Trial

  Meadowcroft Boy (9/1 with Sky Bet) will bid to extend his unbeaten record to four in the £27,500 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2.05pm, 13 entries) over two miles at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 18.   The Alistair Whillans-trained five-year-old developed into a leading bumper performer last season, following up his debut win at Newcastle in March with a decisive length and a quarter success in the valuable DBS Spring Sales Bumper at Ayr in April.   He made an…

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