When ‘Beef’ met AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald

          Known affectionately as ‘Beef’ since his youth and to all his fans, English professional golfer Andrew Johnston took part in an Extraordinary game of golf on Cheltenham Racecourse against 20-time Champion jockey Sir AP McCoy and ITV presenter and Grand National-winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald. Beef was met by keen golfers AP and Mick for a game of golf on the actual Cheltenham Festival racecourse, where holes were laid and challenges were set. After being weighed out with their golf clubs…

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Minella Rocco among eight entries for BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day this Saturday

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Eight entries have been received for the 2019 renewal of the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm), highlight of Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham this Saturday, January 26. The three-mile, one furlong and 56 yard contest is a leading trial for the G1 MagnersCheltenham Gold Cup and seven of Saturday’s entries also are also engaged in the blue riband of chasing, which takes places on day four of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15. Minella Rocco, trained by Jonjo…

Tropics going for Fast-Track Qualifier success at Newcastle tomorrow

Sprint perennial Tropics (Dean Ivory/Robert Winston) is out to make his mark again in 2019, being one of seven runners in the £30,000 Betway Conditions Race (5.45pm) at Newcastle tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22. The five-furlong Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier, with the winner guaranteed a free and automatic place in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship, staged over a furlong further on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. 11-year-old Tropics, who has had 51 starts in a very…

Favourite Dingo Dollar “all set” for Saturday’s £100,000 Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster

Ante-post favourite Dingo Dollar is one of 14 five-day acceptors for the feature Listed Sky Bet Chase (3.15pm) at Doncaster this Saturday, January 26. The prestigious three-mile handicap chase, with boosted record prize money of £100,000 in 2019, headlines a quality seven-race Doncaster programme which also includes three G2 contests and the Sky Bet Extra Place Races Handicap Chase (3.50pm, 13 entries). Dingo Dollar (Alan King, 11st 5lb) is the 5/2 clear market leader with Sky Bet after finishing a good third behind Sizing Tennessee in the…

King and Henderson looking forward to Saturday’s Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

   Cheltenham Racecourse stages Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 26, with the fantastic seven-race programme offering racegoers the final opportunity to attend the Home of Jump Racing ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners (Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15). The feature contest on Festival Trials Day is the £100,000 G2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (2.25pm, 3m 1f 56y), a leading trial for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and entries have been reopened until 11.00am tomorrow. Staying hurdlers get their chance to…

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