Trainers look forward to the BetVictor Gold Cup and the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham this weekend

Cheltenham Racecourse staged a press conference today ahead of the exciting three-day The November Meeting which starts on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17 and finishes on The November Meeting Sunday, November 19. The three-day extravaganza features two very prestigious and valuable G3 handicaps, the £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup (2.25pm, Saturday, 22 confirmations) and the £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (3.00pm, Sunday, 23 confirmations).   Champion trainer Nicky Henderson was joined by Paul Nicholls, Jamie Snowden and Harry Fry at Kempton Park this morning to discuss…

Henderson seeking repeat success in BetVictor Handicap Chase on Countryside Day at The November Meeting

Cheltenham’s season steps up a gear next weekend at The November Meeting, which gets underway with an excellent six-race card on Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. The day’s most valuable contest is the two-mile £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase (1.50pm), which has attracted 13 entries including Sizing Platinum (Colin Tizzard), who was third in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at The Showcase. Exitas (Phil Middleton) has won on three of his last four starts, most recently when readily taking a Listed handicap chase over two miles…

New look and increased prize money for Betfair Chase Day on November 25 at Haydock Park

There is a new look for the terrific Betfair Chase Day in 2017, which takes place at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 25. Previously staged over two days, Friday and Saturday, the racing has been concentrated into a one-day fixture which continues to offer half a million pounds in prize money, making it the most valuable day in the Jump season outside of The Festival at Cheltenham and Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival. Taking centre stage is the £200,000 Betfair Chase. Founded in 2006…

Mullins targets Unibet Greatwood Hurdle spoils with Chesterfield

  Friday, November 10, 2017 - Chesterfield will bid to complete a valuable handicap hurdle three-timer in the £100,000 G3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on the third and final day of The November Meeting, Sunday, November 19. Chesterfield (Seamus Mullins, 10st 11lb) ended last season in the form of his life, capturing the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival before doubling up in the G2 Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr – after which he was awarded a rating of 148. The…

£20,000 prize money boost for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce a 20 per cent increase in the total prize fund for the G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, staged on day two of The International, Saturday, December 16. The famous handicap chase will be worth £120,000, as against £100,000 last year. Caspian Caviar will be sponsoring for the fourth time next month, having backed the handicap chase since 2014. Entries for the 2017 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, which is run over an extended two and a half miles, close at…

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