Moonstone Magic aiming to conquer at Goodwood’s first 2013 fixture on Saturday

Goodwood Racecourse welcomes in the new season on Opening Saturday, May 4, with a pair of Listed races for fillies and mares as the highlights of a classy seven-race card. Leading trainer Ralph Beckett is looking forward to getting Moonstone Magic back to racing in the mile £40,000 Listed Betfred Mobile Casino British Stallion Studs EBF Conqueror Stakes (4.05pm). The four-year-old daughter of Trade Fair has not been sighted on a racecourse since trailing home 15th of 16 in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket…

All the news from the final day of the Punchestown Festival -Grade 1 double heads record 13 winners for Mullins

GREY TAKES GOLD FOR LEE   Herefordshire-trainer Richard Lee brought over two runners to Punchestown this week. Gassin Gold finished second in the Louis Fitzgerald Hurdle on Wednesday while Grey Gold (6/1) prevailed in today’s MADRA IRISH DOG FOODS NOVICE CHASE.   The field was reduced to three runners and that was cut to two when Aupcharlie came down at the last fence to leave Grey Gold to win by 37 lengths.   “Gassin Golf horse would have won if he jumped the last OK…

Andrews eyes more Hunter Chase Evening success. Moller runs Foxhunter runner-up Divine Intavention

Meeting: Hunter Chase Evening Date: Wednesday (evening), May 1, 2013 Gates Open: 3.30pm First Race: 5.05pm Admission prices from £9. Go to www.cheltenham.co.uk for further information   Hunter Chase Evening on Wednesday, May 1, is the final fixture of Cheltenham’s 2012/13 season at Cheltenham and the seven-race-card is one of the highlights of the Hunter Chase programme, offering amateur riders the chance to ride a winner at the home of Jump racing.   Leading amateur Gina Andrews is looking forward to her two mounts at…

All the news from day 4 of the Punchestown Festival – Hurricane Fly at very best

POPULAR WIN FOR BOVARY   There was a local victory in the AON NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE when Madam Bovary, owned and bred by former Punchestown chairman Dermot Cox and trained by Jessica Harrington, relished the underfoot conditions to score by five and a half lengths. Despite a 20/1 starting price, the victory did not come as a shock to the winning trainer.   “The more it rained this morning, the happier I got,” said Harrington. “She won here in January and I said to Dermot…

All the news from day 3 of the Punchestown Festival – Quevega just outstanding

The Peter Maher-trained Big Shu (9/2 Co Fav) followed up his success in Cheltenham’s cross-country chase when showing great resilience in the testing conditions to hold on to win the AVON RI CORPORATE & LEISURE RESORT CHASE FOR THE LA TOUCHE CUP.   “It’s just a fairytale. Big Shu is a brilliant horse but he was very tired. He is very honest and top notch. It’s great for the stable and he is a great horse for the small man. Me and Barry (Cash, jockey)…

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