Jenkins heads maximum field for Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, at Newbury on Saturday

A maximum field of 24 is due to go to post for Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle (3.35pm), staged on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10, at Newbury Racecourse. Local Lambourn handler Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Betfair Hurdle with five successes, most recently winning with My Tent Or Yours in 2013. There are five strong contenders for Henderson’s Seven Barrows yard in 2018, headed by joint top-weight and Betfair’s 9/1 favourite Jenkins (11st 12lb, James Bowen (3)),…

Full media pack with the records of all current jockeys plus selected past jockeys at The Festival can be accessed HERE Leading Jockeys at The Festival   Record-breaking Ruby Walsh took the Leading Jockey Award for the 11th time at The Festival last year. He drew a blank on the first two days, but achieved the first four-timer by a jockey at The Festival on St Patrick’s Thursday at cumulative odds of 179/1. Walsh increased his lead as the winning-most rider ever at The Festival, with…

Convey and Deauville top betting as 31 go forward for Betway Winter Derby

Last year’s winner Convey is among 31 confirmations for the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 24, details of which are revealed today. The Betway Winter Derby is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the course and distance on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Convey (Sir Michael Stoute) emulated Grendisar by winning both races in 2017, after which he was crowned All-Weather Horse of the Year. He has not raced since finishing…

Fellowes looking forward to Finals Day as five go in Friday’s Fast-Track Qualifier at Chelmsford City

Carolinae heads five runners for the £20,000 totetrifecta Pick The 1,2,3 Fillies’ Conditions Race (3.10pm) over a mile on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on Friday, February 9. The Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier, with the winner guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 32Red Fillies’ And Mares’ All-Weather Championships over seven furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Carolinae (Charlie Fellowes/Stevie Donohoe) finished seventh behind Realtra on Finals Day last year and has returned to the All-Weather…

All the news from today’s Nicky Henderson media stable visit ahead of Betfair Super Saturday

Nicky Henderson media stable visit ahead of Betfair Super Saturday Nicky Henderson hosted a well-attended stable media visit ahead of Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday (February 10). His comments about five contenders for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, and Altior, making his comeback in the G2 Betfair Exchange Chase, can be found below. Synopsis - Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer of all time in the Betfair Hurdle with five victories. Betfair Hurdle winners: Sharpical (1998), Geos (2000 & 2004), Landing Light (2001), 2013…

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