Pertemps Network renews sponsorship of longstanding handicap hurdle series which culminates at The Festival

  Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce today that Pertemps Network is to renew sponsorship of the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle series for another three years. The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle takes place as the second race on St Patrick’s Thursday (March 14 in 2019) at The Festival™ presented by Magners and is the culmination each season of the 22-race series which is sponsored in its entirety by Pertemps Network. Pertemps Network, the UK’s largest privately-owned recruitment agency, is one…

The 240th Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 1 has 96 three-year-olds going forward

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders remaining following the March 5 scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. The reigning British champion Flat trainer John Gosden has won the…

Frost has first Listed runner in FTQ sunracing.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday

Proven Group race performer Oh This Is Us features among an excellent field of nine for the £50,000 Listed sunracing.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes (3.15pm), one of the highlights on a tremendous day’s racing at Wolverhampton on Saturday, March 9. The extended seven-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier on Tapeta provides a final chance for horses to qualify for a free and guaranteed on the £1-million All-Weather Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19, with a place in the £150,000 Sun Racing All-Weather Mile Championship at Lingfield Park up for grabs. Oh This Is…

Altior tops confirmations for Wednesday’s G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham

  Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Defending champion Altior (Nicky Henderson, 4/11 favourite with Betway) tops 12 confirmations for the £450,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm), highlight of Ladies Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners, Wednesday, March 13. The Patricia Pugh-owned nine-year-old is seeking a fourth consecutive victory at The Festival, following wins in the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2016), G1 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (2017) and last year’s G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase over two miles, when he came home seven…

I Can Fly and Playa Del Puente star at Dundalk

I Can Fly had little difficultly in winning the €26,000 Get A Run For Your Money With BetVictor Fillies Race (6.45pm) at Dundalk, Ireland, this evening, Wednesday, March 6. The seven-furlong Polytrack contest was a Fast-Track Qualifier, with I Can Fly gaining a free and guaranteed start in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Fillies And Mares’ Championship over the same distance and surface at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. Drawn in stall four, I Can Fly (Aidan O’Brien/Ryan Moore, 1/3 favourite)…

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