Surprise winner Beer Goggles & Willoughby Court star on excellent day one of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury

The new Ladbrokes Winter Carnival got underway today, Friday, December 1, with a fascinating seven-race card delivering tremendous racing at Newbury Racecourse. Below is a race-by-race account of the day, which saw a shock 40/1 success for Beer Goggles in the feature £50,000 G2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle. The going was Soft, Good to Soft in places on the Hurdle Course and Good to Soft, Soft in places on the Chase Course. The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival concludes tomorrow, Saturday, December 2, when the feature is…

Declared runners for day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival – Saturday, December 2, 2017

Declared runners for day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival – Saturday, December 2, 2017   12.10pm Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Listed Race) 2m 69y 1 Cap Soleil (FR) Fergal O’Brien 11st 3lb Paddy Brennan 2 All Currencies (IRE) Gary Moore 11st 0lb Joshua Moore 3 Angels Antics Nigel Twiston-Davies 11st 0lb Davy Russell 4 Banjo Girl (IRE) (Hood) Lucy Wadham 11st 0lb David Noonan 5 Dame Rose (FR) Richard Hobson 11st 0lb Richard Johnson 6 Monar Rose (Hood, Tongue Strap) Ben Case 11st…

Carruthers and Bobs Worth among quartet of famous names in RoR parade on day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival

A quartet of famous names familiar to all fans of the sport and now enjoying successful second careers will parade during racing at Newbury this Saturday, December 2, the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Of the four horses set to be on show, two are former winners of the day’s headline contest, the Ladbrokes Trophy. Carruthers and Bobs Worth both thrilled their supporters with victories when the race was known as the Hennessy Gold Cup. Joined by Barbers Shop and Rocky Creek, both of whom also finished in the frame…

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday

Favourite Total Recall among 21 chasing glory in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, highlight of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury on Saturday Ante-post favourite Total Recall heads a tremendous field of 21 runners for the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy over three and a quarter miles at Newbury on second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Saturday, December 2. Total Recall (Paul Townend, 10st 8lb), the 5/1 market leader with Ladbrokes for the prestigious handicap chase, made the perfect start for new trainer Willie Mullins when defeating Alpha Des Obeaux…

BetVictor Gold Cup rematch on the cards as entries revealed for next month’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

The first four home in the BetVictor Gold Cup -Splash Of Ginge, Starchitect, Le Prezien and Ballyalton - are among 36 entries for the £120,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 16. The prestigious G3 handicap chase, run over nearly two miles and five furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham, carries an increased prize fund this year, up £20,000 on the 2016 value of £100,000. Splash Of Ginge provided trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies with a fourth success in the £160,000 BetVictor…

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