Keighley sends strong team to Cheltenham for Festival Trials Day

  24th January 2014 – Local trainer Martin Keighley is set to be represented by three of his stable stars at Cheltenham tomorrow, Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25 – the day that star hurdler Big Buck’s makes his long-awaited comeback.   Annacotty will get the ball rolling in the £25,000 Timeform Novices’ Handicap Chase (1.15pm, 11 runners) over two miles and five furlongs.   The progressive six-year-old gave Keighley the biggest success of his burgeoning training career when making all of the running in…

First £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National Closes For Entries On Tuesday

Richard Lee To Enter Welsh National Winner Mountainous   Friday, January 24, 2014 – Trainers and owners have until noon on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to enter horses for the Crabbie’s Grand National, which is worth £1 million for the first time thanks to the new sponsor.   This is by far the highest amount of prize money offered for a jump race outside of Japan and the maximum 40 runners are likely to line up again for the world-famous chase which is staged on…

Ellison hoping Totalize can redeem himself on Festival Trials Day

Totalize will bid to bounce back from his Ladbroke Hurdle disappointment in the concluding £25,000 Steel Plate And Sections Handicap Hurdle (4.10pm, 17 entries) over two miles and a furlong at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The five-year-old was well-supported in the build-up to the Ascot showpiece, but was toiling from a long way out and eventually pulled up before the penultimate hurdle.   Brian Ellison’s charge had finished sixth on the Flat in the 14-furlong Movember Handicap at Leopardstown in November,…

Fahy targets RSA Chase with Morning Assembly

ch2014mg5final The entries are revealed today for the four novice chases staged during the first three days of The Festival which runs from Tuesday, March 11, to Friday, March 14.   Leading Irish novice Morning Assembly is among 53 entries for the £150,000 Grade One RSA Chase (2.05pm) over an extended three miles, the highlight for novice chasers on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 12.   The seven-year-old burst onto the scene at last year’s Punchestown Festival with a gutsy victory in…

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary Launches New Online Publication

New York, N.Y. — Thoroughbred Racing Commentary (TRC) today unveiled a new online publication designed to promote best practices and stimulate dialogue among Thoroughbred industry constituents on a globalscale.   TRC, which makes its online home at http://thoroughbredracing.com/ will address important industry topics in eight subject categories: Racing, Racecourses, Breeding, Sales, Regulatory & Wagering, Owners & Trainers, Technology, and Aftercare. It promises incisive commentary and analysis of racing issues worldwide, with the UK-based contributors including Greg Wood of The Guardian, James Willoughby, Julian Muscat, and Sean Magee, with Irish Sunday Times…

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