Betway Challow glory for Champ as outgoing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood receives a fond farewell

Newbury Racecourse staged its final fixture of 2018 on Saturday, December 29, Betway Challow Hurdle Day. The feature race of the day was the G1 Betway Challow Hurdle. A report on the Betway Challow Hurdle and the six other contests can be found below. Betway Challow Hurdle Day was the final Newbury fixture to be overseen by outgoing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood after 39 years of working at the Berkshire course. Quotes from Richard can also be found below. The going on Betway…

Champ among super seven for Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury tomorrow

Impressive course and distance winner Champ, plus G2 scorers Coolanly and Alsa Mix, feature among a tremendous field of seven for the £45,000 G1 Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury tomorrow, Saturday, December 29. The afternoon will also mark the end of an era as departing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood officiates at the track for the final time – 99 years after the first member of the Osgood family joined the racecourse staff. The day will be marked with the first race being renamed in his honour…

First race to be named in honour of departing Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood on Betway Challow Hurdle Day

The end of an era will be reached at Newbury on Saturday, December 29, Betway Challow Hurdle Day, when Clerk of the Course Richard Osgood officiates at the track for the final time – 99 years after the first member of the Osgood family joined the racecourse staff. The day will be marked with the first race being renamed in his honour as the Betway ‘Farewell to Richard Osgood’ Juvenile Hurdle. Richard was born and bred on the racecourse site, becoming assistant to his father…

Hawke hoping for Royale day on St James’s Place Christmas Raceday at Newbury tomorrow

Newbury Racecourse stages its penultimate fixture of 2018 tomorrow, Wednesday, December 19, St James’s Place Christmas Raceday. The seven-race programme runs from 12.30pm through to 3.45pm. Mares take centre stage, with the most valuable contest of the afternoon being the £27,500 Listed Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares’ Chase (2.15pm) over just short of three miles. The Nigel Hawke-trained Pearl Royale, who will be ridden by Danny Cook, made a stylish return to action when making all under the same rider to land a Listed contest at Carlisle…

Sizing Tennessee leads home Tizzard 1-2 in £250,000 G3 Ladbrokes Trophy

Day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury Racecourse took place on Saturday, December 1, with the feature £250,000 G3 Ladbrokes Trophy taking centre-stage. The Ladbrokes Trophy saw Sizing Tennessee gain an impressive victory over Elegant Escape as trainer Colin Tizzard recorded a memorable first and second in Britain’s second-richest handicap chase. Ladbrokes Trophy Day pulled in a crowd of just over 16,000 which was marginally down on 2017, while the two day Ladbrokes Winter Carnival saw over 23,000 racegoers in attendance. Julian Thick,…

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