Club 18-24 becomes 18-28 at Cheltenham to encourage more people to visit the Home of Jump Racing regularly

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce that its Annual Membership package for 18 to 24-year-olds is being extended to those aged up to 28 for the 2019/20 season. The Club 18-28 Annual Membership costs £215 before September 1 (£230 afterwards), compared to the regular adult membership rate of £410, and gives admission to the Club Enclosure for all 16 racedays at Cheltenham Racecourse, including The Festival™ presented by Magners over four days in March. Cheltenham Racecourse recognises the financial constraints faced by potential racegoers in this…

Williams considering Gold options as Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup concludes three-race York series on Macmillan Charity Raceday, June 15

The third and final contest in Sky Bet’s “Race To The Ebor” is staged at York this Saturday, June 15, Macmillan Charity Raceday. The £50,000 Listed Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup (3.00pm, 18 entries) offers the winner an automatic place in the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor at York on Saturday, August 24, the fourth day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2019. Godolphin’s Ghostwatch (Charlie Appleby/William Buick) took the opening leg of the series, the Sky Bet Melrose Handicap at…

Classy filly Hermosa leads early standings for 2019 Cartier Horse Of The Year

Horses owned by two of the powerhouses of global racing, Coolmore and Godolphin, feature heavily among the first points for this year’s Cartier Racing Awards, with dual Classic heroine Hermosa currently heading the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings.   Hermosa (80 points), owned by a Coolmore partnership and trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland, holds a significant early advantage following impressive victories over a mile in the G1 QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5 and the G1 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at…

All the news from Investec Derby Day 2019

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 1   Frankie is an Epsom Downs Legend   Yesterday, Investec Ladies’ Day, saw Frankie Dettori land his fifth Investec Oaks aboard Anapurna.   First successful in the fillies’ Classic aboard Balanchine a quarter of a century ago (1994), Flat racing’s most recognisable face was also triumphant on Moonshell (1995) and Kazzia (2002) who like Balanchine were owned by Godolphin.   His latest two successes in the Investec Oaks have come on…

Sir Dragonet headlines O’Brien’s round table as 13 bid for Investec Derby glory

A field of 13 is set to go to phost for the premier Classic, the £1.625-million G1 Investec Derby, which is staged at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 1, the highlight of the Investec Derby Festival. Ireland’s 21-times champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien is seeking a record-equalling seventh Investec Derby win as he launches a seven-pronged attack on the 240th running of the Investec Derby over 12 furlongs and six yards. The master of Ballydoyle’s septet are spearheaded by Sir Dragonet, the mount…

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