World’s best jockeys to assemble at Happy Valley for the LONGINES IJC

The world’s best jockeys will compete for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship in a spectacular night of racing at Happy Valley racecourse on Wednesday, 5 December. Hong Kong’s champion jockey Zac Purton lifted the coveted IJC trophy for the first time last year and is clear about where the LONGINES event ranks on the world stage. “I think it’s probably the strongest jockey’s competition out of all those around the world,” he said. “It’s certainly the most exciting one, being at Happy Valley under lights…

One For Arthur among 58 entries for Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase

Excellent entries are revealed today for the two races over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Randox Health Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 8. The 2017 Randox Health Grand National hero One For Arthur (Lucinda Russell) is one of 58 entries for the feature £150,000 Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase over just shy of three and a quarter miles. Now a nine-year-old, One For Arthur has not raced since that memorable success for Scotland in April 2017, having sustained a tendon injury when being prepared for…

Williams hoping to be doubly represented on day two of The November Meeting

Ian Williams could have two leading chances at The November Meeting, with First Assignment and Speedo Boy heading the ante-post betting for their respective engagements at Cheltenham on BetVictor Gold Cup Day, Saturday, November 17. Promising five-year-old First Assignment (10st 9lb) is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the £40,000 Listed Regulatory Finance Solutions Handicap Hurdle (3.00pm, 17 entries). The Irish point-to-point graduate, who finished third in the G3 EBF Novices Handicap Hurdle Final at Sandown Park in March, is already a course winner as…

All the reaction from last night’s 28th Cartier Racing Awards – Europe’s leading annual horseracing accolades

The 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards were staged at London’s Dorchester Hotel before an invited audience of 250 yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Introducing the awards, Laurent Feniou, Managing Director, Cartier UK, said: “I feel truly privileged to stand in front of you tonight to honour the very best of the horseracing industry. “Since last year, time has flown. I feel it was yesterday that I congratulated in my opening speech Enable and her fantastic team for winning the Arc de Triomphe. Watching her…

Addeybb headlines 12 entries for Saturday’s Betway Churchill Stakes at Lingfield Park

This season’s All-Weather Championships step up a gear at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 17, with two Listed Fast-Track Qualifiers on Polytrack offering free and guaranteed places for £1-million Finals Day at the Surrey course on Good Friday, April 19. Addeybb (William Haggas) captured the G2 bet365 Mile at Sandown Park in April and could make his All-Weather debut in the 10-furlong £40,000 Listed Betway Churchill Stakes (2.45pm), a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance. The four-year-old,…

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