Stellar nominations for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

A total of 68 international Group 1 winners are among the 241 horses nominated for the four LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, worth a total of HK$72 million, which are to be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 8 December.   The outstanding list of nominations features 12 of the Top 50 horses from the latest LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, including the outstanding French racemare Moonlight Cloud. Also among the stellar nominations are the brilliant British fillies The Fugue and Sky Lantern, crack…

The news from Wolverhampton at the start of the new All-Weather Championships

The start of the new All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Saturday, October 26, 2013   More support for the new All-Weather Championships from jockeys  Jimmy Quinn said: “Trainers have brought better-class horses here tonight and winning one of these Class Two races is like winning five average races. The more prize money the merrier.” Luke Morris said: “Fair play to ARC, they have stuck behind the All-Weather and hopefully all the trainers and owners will support it.”  The seventh race – 32Red On The App…

Exclusive new monthly blog by AP McCoy launched on cheltenham.co.uk

 AP McCoy, Ambassador for Cheltenham Racecourse’s 2013-14 season and the 18-time champion Jump jockey, writes his exclusive new monthly blog, which can be found on www.cheltenham.co.uk/APMcCoy The next meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse is The Open, which takes place on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. McCoy talks about the amazing five-timer at Carlisle yesterday, his hunt for 4,000 winners, the new book he has written, last weekend’s racing at Cheltenham and The Open meeting in three weeks’ time. AP McCoy “It has been…

ARC’s Super Saturday

Arena Racing Company (ARC) celebrates Super Saturday tomorrow, with three landmark fixtures at its courses – the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, the start of the new and thrilling British All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton and top jump action at Chepstow headlined by the Grade Two Totepool Mobile Persian War Novices’ Hurdle. There is over £570,000 in prize money offered at the three ARC racecourses tomorrow (Saturday, October 26), with tremendous racing to be enjoyed by racegoers and viewers. ARC is the largest racecourse…

Botti looking forward to All-Weather Championships

Trainer Marco Botti has assembled a strong team for the first fixture of the new, exciting All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton this Saturday, October 26. The Newmarket handler will be represented by Grey Mirage and Solar Deity in the opening Ladbrokes Handicap (5.45pm, maximum field of 12 runners, Mile category) over seven furlongs, and Grendisar in the 32Red Handicap (6.45pm, 10 runners, Marathon category) over just short of a mile and six furlongs. Both Class Two contests have a prize fund of £19,000. Grey Mirage has…

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