Tajaanus goes on trial in Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

  The £60,000 Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2.35pm) is one of three G3 contests staged at Newbury this Saturday, April 21, day two of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend.   The seven-furlong contest for three-year-old fillies boasts a fabulous roll of honour with future champions including Marwell, Salsabil, Shadayid, Bosra Sham, Wince and Tante Rose all featuring.   There are 20 entries for the 2018 renewal, headed by Khalid Abdullah’s homebred Gavota (Roger Charlton). The Bated Breath filly won her first two starts…

Keighley trio ready for breakthrough day two of The April Meeting

Gloucestershire handler Martin Keighley has three runners tomorrow on day two of The April Meeting, Thursday, April 19, when Cheltenham stages a seven-race card restricted to fillies and mares, the first of its kind in Britain.   Course scorer Brillare Momento (Aidan Coleman, 11st 6lb) represents the stable in the £25,000 Listed Catesby Estates PLC Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (3.15pm, 18 runners) over two and a half miles.   Brillare Momento impressed on good ground at The Showcase in October, taking the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in…

Rocky looks to land knockout blow for Sheppard on day one of The April Meeting at Cheltenham tomorrow

The £60,000 G2 Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Chase (2.40pm), highlight of day one of The April Meeting at Cheltenham tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18, has attracted a record 16 runners. First run as a limited handicap in 2003, the Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Chase takes place over two miles and five furlongs and the previous highest number of runners was 14 in 2008. Paul Nicholls is the leading current trainer in the Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Chase’s history with four victories (Fadalko 2002, Poliantas 2003, Nycteos,…

Expert Eye among 15 hopefuls for Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

xcellent entries have been received today for the £60,000 G3 Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes over seven furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, April 21, day two of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend. A leading early-season Classic trial, recent winners of the Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes include Kingman (2014), who went on claim the the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes, QIPCO Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques Le Marois, and the incomparable Frankel (2011), who remained unbeaten in…

All the news from Grand National Day 2018

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, GRAND NATIONAL DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 14   NON-RUNNERS TODAY AT 9.45am   1.45pm Gaskells Handicap Hurdle 3  DREAM BERRY (FR) (Self Certificate, Going) 21  STAMP YOUR FEET (IRE) (Going)   4.20pm Ryanair Stayers Hurdle 3   L’AMI SERGE (IRE) (Going)   5.15pm Randox Health Grand National 14  REGAL ENCORE (IRE) (Vet’s Certificate, Blood Analysis Not Normal) 24  WALK IN THE MILL (FR) (Self Certificate, Lame)   6.20pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle 2  CHESTERFIELD (IRE) (Self Certificate,…

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