Randox Health to sponsor Aintree’s Becher Chase

Randox Health to also sponsor Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown Park  Jockey Club Racecourses is pleased to announce that global healthcare company and Grand National partner, Randox Health, is to sponsor the Becher Chase at Aintree Racecourse in a three-year deal. The £145,000 Randox Health Becher Chase is the centrepiece of Becher Chase Day at Aintree on Saturday, December 9, the only fixture outside of the Randox Health Grand National Festival to feature action over the Grand National fences. Dr Peter FitzGerald, founder and…

“Lovely filly” Dame De Compagnie steps up in class as Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” kicks off on Sunday

Sky Bet’s “Road To Cheltenham” kicks off for the fifth successive season at Cheltenham this Sunday, November 19, with the £30,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (3.30pm, 11 entries). The extended two-mile contest is the first contest in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham” which culminates with the £125,000 G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Nicky Henderson has saddled the winner of the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle twice in…

45 contenders remain on course for £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbur

45 contenders remain on course for £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury A bumper 45 horses remain on course for the £250,000 G3 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday, December 2, day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. The three and a quarter mile handicap chase has been a very happy hunting ground for second-season chasers with 10 winners falling into that category since the turn of the millennium, most recently Native River in 2016. Singlefarmpayment (Tom George, 10st 8lb, 8/1),…

Exitas “better than ever” ahead of BetVictor Handicap Chase on Friday

In-form chaser Exitas is set to take up his engagement in the £45,000 two-mile BetVictor Handicap Chase (1.50pm, 13 entries) at Cheltenham on the first day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. Exitas (trainer – Philip Middleton), the 4/1 favourite with BetVictor, is on a roll after winning on three of his last four starts, culminating with an impressive seven-length success under 7ib-claimer James Bowen in a Listed handicap chase over two miles and a furlong at Ascot on November 4. The nine-year-old also…

Glenfarclas renews Cross Country sponsorship at Cheltenham for further three years

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce today that Glenfarclas has renewed its backing for the Cross Country races at the Home of Jump Racing for a further three years.   Glenfarclas, the family-owned producer of award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has become synonymous with the three races over Cheltenham’s unique Cross Country Course since first sponsoring them in 2008.   This season’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeplechases will take place during The November Meeting (Friday, November 17), The International (Friday, December 15) and The Festival…

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