Surprise winner Beer Goggles & Willoughby Court star on excellent day one of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury

The new Ladbrokes Winter Carnival got underway today, Friday, December 1, with a fascinating seven-race card delivering tremendous racing at Newbury Racecourse. Below is a race-by-race account of the day, which saw a shock 40/1 success for Beer Goggles in the feature £50,000 G2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle. The going was Soft, Good to Soft in places on the Hurdle Course and Good to Soft, Soft in places on the Chase Course. The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival concludes tomorrow, Saturday, December 2, when the feature is…

Declared runners for day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival – Saturday, December 2, 2017

Declared runners for day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival – Saturday, December 2, 2017   12.10pm Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Listed Race) 2m 69y 1 Cap Soleil (FR) Fergal O’Brien 11st 3lb Paddy Brennan 2 All Currencies (IRE) Gary Moore 11st 0lb Joshua Moore 3 Angels Antics Nigel Twiston-Davies 11st 0lb Davy Russell 4 Banjo Girl (IRE) (Hood) Lucy Wadham 11st 0lb David Noonan 5 Dame Rose (FR) Richard Hobson 11st 0lb Richard Johnson 6 Monar Rose (Hood, Tongue Strap) Ben Case 11st…

Carruthers and Bobs Worth among quartet of famous names in RoR parade on day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival

A quartet of famous names familiar to all fans of the sport and now enjoying successful second careers will parade during racing at Newbury this Saturday, December 2, the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Of the four horses set to be on show, two are former winners of the day’s headline contest, the Ladbrokes Trophy. Carruthers and Bobs Worth both thrilled their supporters with victories when the race was known as the Hennessy Gold Cup. Joined by Barbers Shop and Rocky Creek, both of whom also finished in the frame…

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday Ante-post favourite Total Recall heads a tremendous field of 21 runners for the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy over three and a quarter miles at Newbury on second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Saturday, December 2. Total Recall (Paul Townend, 10st 8lb), the 5/1 market leader with Ladbrokes for the prestigious handicap chase, made the perfect start for new trainer Willie Mullins when defeating Alpha Des Obeaux…

Thistlecrack & Unowhatimeanharry square up at Newbury on Friday

Thistlecrack and Unowhatimeanharry‘s head-to-head in the £50,000 G2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (3.00pm, 12 entries) at Newbury is the highlight on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Friday, December 1. Thistlecrack (Colin Tizzard, Evs favourite with Ladbrokes) captured the three-mile contest in 2015, kick-starting a nine-race winning streak that included devastating victories in the 2016 G1 Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and G1 King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. He has not raced since going down by a head to Many Clouds in…

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