Two WIN & YOU’RE IN races at Lingfield Park this Saturday

The All-Weather Championships step up a gear at Lingfield Park on Saturday, November 16, with a pair of £37,000 Listed races offering automatic qualification for Europe’s richest All-Weather raceday, on Friday, April 18.   The winner of the 10-furlong coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes (2.35pm) will gain a place in the £200,000 Coral Middle Distance Final, run over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day.   A total of 20 entries for Saturday’s race include Highland Knight (Andrew Balding) and Tales Of Grimm (Richard…

West Wizard heads 13 entries in Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Trial

West Wizard, ante-post favourite for this season’s Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, could lay down an early Festival marker in the £30,000 Grade Two Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham this Sunday, November 17.   The extended two-mile contest is sponsored by Sky Bet for the first time this year as part of the Leeds-based bookmaker’s  “Road To Cheltenham” that culminates with the Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival on March 11.   Nicky Henderson’s four-year-old, an 8/1 chance for…

The 23rd annual Cartier Racing Awards announced tomorrow evening

The 23rd annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, will be revealed late tomorrow evening, Tuesday, November 12.   The nine Cartier Racing Awards are announced and presented during a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 330 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England.   The five horses nominated for Cartier Horse Of The Year include the world’s best performer, the unbeaten and brilliant filly Treve, as well as Moonlight Cloud and Novellist, both with a 100 per cent record this year….

Sky Bet to sponsor Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and other races on the “Road To Cheltenham”

Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce Sky Bet as the new sponsor of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. A five-year deal will see the Leeds-based bookmaker lend its support to the traditional curtain raiser at The Festival. Run over an extended two miles, the roll of honour for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle includes such Festival legends as Flyingbolt, L’Escargot, Bula, Golden Cygnet, Buck House, Hors La Loi III and Brave Inca. Sky Bet will also support two Grade Two novices’ hurdles on “The Road…

Court Minstrel on course for StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle

Evan Williams said today that Court Minstrel is being aimed at the £100,000 StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle, which takes place over an extended two miles on the third and final day of The Open, Sunday, November 17.   The six-year-old progressed into a high-class performer last season, capturing the Sussex Champion Hurdle on the way to an easy two and a quarter length success in the Grade Two Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr in April.   He was sent off favourite for a two-mile Listed handicap…

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