Winning Most Horse title in sight for the remarkable Lion Hearted tomorrow at Lingfield Park

All-Weather sensation Lion Hearted aims to wrap up the Winning Most Horse award for season six of the All-Weather Championships on £1-million Finals Day at Lingfield Park tomorrow, Good Friday, April 19. Lion Hearted faces 13 rivals in the £45,000 Sun Racing All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap (1.30pm) over seven furlongs, the first of seven races on the tremendous £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day card. Formerly trained in Ireland by Tracey Collins, Lion Hearted (9st, ridden by Mark Crehan (5)) has won seven of his eight starts on…

Wissahickon the headline act as All-Weather Championships Finals Day attracts international fields

Season six of the All-Weather Championships concludes with the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19. There are 65 runners across the six championship races, including international challengers from France and Ireland. The John Gosden-trained Wissahickon (Frankie Dettori), the highest-rated runner on Good Friday with an official rating 117, goes for a fifth straight victory in the feature £200,000 Betway Easter Classic (4.15pm, eight runners) over 10 furlongs. Last year’s Cambridgeshire handicap victor is unbeaten in three All-Weather appearances over the…

Majestic Moll takes aim at Listed prize at Cheltenham tomorrow as stable companion Paisley Park returns to the scene of his greatest triumph

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Tomorrow is day two of The April Meeting at Cheltenham with a seven-race programme exclusively for fillies and mares running from 2.05pm through to 5.30pm. A pair of £40,000 contests take centre stage, including the Listed EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Chase Final (2.40pm, seven runners) over an extended two and a half miles. To qualify for this contest, mares must have finished in the first eight of any of the series qualifiers prior to April 12. Heading the weights…

Daarik heads intriguing dozen for £100,000 Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes at Newcastle on Good Friday

In addition to the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park, Newcastle also races on Good Friday, April 19, with a terrific seven-race Tapeta programme offering over £250,000 in prize money. The three race meetings on Good Friday are all staged at Arena Racing Company venues, with Bath offering a seven-race turf programme worth just short of £200,000. The highlight is the £100,000 Listed Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes (3.20pm, 12 runners), staged over a mile for three-year-olds. First run in 2017, the Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes…

Century-seeking Fahey and Watson looking for success at Thirsk’s first fixture of 2019

Thirsk Racecourse opens its doors this Saturday, April 13, for the first of its 16 fixtures, with an eight-race card running from 2.00pm through to 5.55pm and one trainer about to make history. Richard Fahey, who is based at Musley Bank, Malton, has saddled 99 winners at Thirsk since he started training in 1993 and has five chances of reaching his landmark century at the course on Saturday. These include two-year-old Pastoral Pursuits colt Ventura Rebel (Paul Hanagan), who is owned by a Middleham Park Racing syndicate…

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