Third Intention lined up for Cheltenham return

Third Intention is on course to return to Cheltenham for The Open next month after opening his account over fences at The Showcase on Friday, October 18. The six-year-old made all the running under Joe Tizzard in the Cheltenham Annual Members Novices’ Chase, repelling the challenge of odds-on favourite Rebel Fitz for a comfortable length and a quarter victory. Colin Tizzard’s charge was a leading novice last term without winning, making the frame in three Grade One contests and chasing home Dynaste in the Grade…

All the latest news from Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 STREET PLEASED WITH BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY   The crowd figure at Ascot on British Champions Day totalled 24,290 which was in line with the expectations of officials at British Champions Series.   Farhh’s victory in the QIPCO Champion Stakes and Olympic Glory’s runaway success in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) were the highlights, according to Rod Street, Chief Executive of British Champions Series Ltd, who expects the day to go…

Mister Grez lines up for Skelton in Showcase highlight

Dan Skelton, former assistant trainer to Paul Nicholls, will have his first runner at Cheltenham tomorrow, October 19, when Mister Grez lines up under a 6lb penalty in the Showcase Trophy Handicap Chase (3.45pm) over an extended three miles. The seven-year-old boasts some impressive form in France for his previous handler Francois Belmont, having finished a close second to 2013 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris hero Bel La Vie in a conditions chase at Auteuil in March, 2011. After winning decisively at Auteuil in April, Mister…

FREE Wolverhampton Racecourse admission for the start of the new British All-Weather Championships

Arena Racing Company (ARC) is offering FREE Grandstand admission, if arranged in advance, at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Saturday, October 26, to mark the first day of the new British All-Weather Championships.   The easiest way to take advantage of this great free offer is to go to Wolverhampton Racecourse’s website, www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk, with bookings having to be made by 3pm on Wednesday, October 23. There is a limit of six free tickets per household / booking for this twilight fixture with a first race time of…

De Bromhead hoping for a good tune from Sizing Symphony on day one of The Showcase

17th October 2013 – Cheltenham’s new season gets underway tomorrow (Friday, October 18) with day one of The Showcase, featuring an excellent seven-race programme.   Sizing Europe has been a stalwart at Cheltenham in recent seasons, memorably winning the 2010 Racing Post Arkle Chase and the 2011 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival.   His trainer, County Waterford-based Henry de Bromhead, is set to be represented tomorrow in the £20,000 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices’ Chase (3.50pm) by Sizing Symphony, who like…

© 2018 Racenews · One Bird Design · RSS Feed · Log in