Carr hoping to find key to Aeolus on Saturday’s Irish Day at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk stages a competitive seven-race card on its annual Irish Day this Saturday, May 18, headlined by the £20,000 Constant Security Services Handicap (4.30pm, 24 entries) over seven furlongs. The weights for the feature race are headed by the 105-rated So Beloved (9st 7lb) trained by David O’Meara near York. The classy nine-year-old captured the G3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood in 2015 and his more recent efforts include a close second behind stablemate Larchmont Lad in the G2 Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, in July. So…

Record-seeking Evan Williams represented as maximum field goes for tomorrow’s £100,000 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock Park

  Friday, May 10, 2019 - A maximum field of 17 goes for glory in the £100,000 G3 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle (3.10pm) at Haydock Park tomorrow. The famous two-mile contest is the richest on an outstanding eight-race mix of Jump and Flat racing at Haydock Park that offers £270,500 in prize money. Warwickshire-based Olly Murphy, who commenced training half-way through 2017 and has made a tremendous start to his career, runs Fiesole (David England, 11st), who was very impressive when winning the Sussex Champion Handicap Hurdle…

Given dreaming of another Ebor as Sky Bet’s “Race To The Ebor” continues at York next week

The “Race To The Ebor” continues at York on Wednesday, May 15, with the £50,000 Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap (1.50pm, 35 entries) over 12 furlongs. The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap is the second of three races in the “Race To The Ebor” which offers the winner an automatic place in the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor at York on Saturday, August 24, the fourth day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2019. Ghostwatch took the opening…

Appleby hoping Line Of Duty can follow Masar & win the 240th Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 1

  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Dutycan emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colours in the 239th running of the premier Classic, the Investec Derby, in a momentous result at Epsom Downs on June 2, 2018. One of British racing’s greatest supporters, Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation…

Foxhunter hero Hazel Hill headlines Rowley trio at Cheltenham tomorrow

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Britain’s champion point-to-point trainer Philip Rowley saddles three runners as Cheltenham brings the curtain down on another successful season tomorrow, Friday, May 3. The popular Race Night, Cheltenham’s only evening fixture, is one of the highlights of year for amateur jockeys and trainers, with a seven-race card made up entirely of hunter chases followed by live DJ set from BBC Radio 1′s Greg James in The Centaur. Rowley’s stable star Hazel Hill (Mr Alex Edwards) faces six rivals in the feature £25,000 Timico…

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