Keeneland to sponsor Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes as part of new association with Ascot

    Keeneland to sponsor Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes as part of new association with Ascot   LEXINGTON, KY (February 5, 2018) -Keeneland will sponsor the 2018 Princess Margaret Stakes (G3), a prestigious juvenile event on the British summer racing calendar, as part of a new association with Ascot Racecourse. The Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes, a 6-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, will be held Saturday, July 28, at Ascot. Many of the outstanding U.S.-trained winners at Royal Ascot in recent years, including Cartier Award winner…

Skelton hopeful for Captain Chaos in tomorrow’s G2 totesport.com Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby – flags to fly at half-mast in honour of the late Malcolm Jefferson

A high-class field is set to go to post for the £35,000 G2 totesport.com Towton Novices’ Chase (2.40pm), the highlight of a seven-race programme at Wetherby tomorrow, Saturday, February 3, Totepool Medieval Day. The top-rated performer in tomorrow’s three-mile contest, with a BHA rating of 150, isBallyoptic (Nigel Twiston-Davies/Tom Bellamy). A G1 scorer over hurdles, the eight-year-old won impressively over fences at Exeter in November and was last seen out when fourth in the G1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. Gloucestershire-based…

Samcro, Getabird and On The Blind Side headline entries for novices’ hurdles at The Festival, while Dr Des trials today

For full media pack as a PDF containing detailed statistics, please click HERE     The entries are revealed today for the three championship G1 novices’ hurdles at The Festival – the £125,000 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2m, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13), the £125,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (2m 5f, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14) and the £125,000 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16) – plus the £125,000 G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f, Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16)…

Botti excited by All-Weather debutant Red Label as nine run in Betway Winter Derby Trial on Saturday

Victory Bond faces eight opponents in the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial (3.05pm), one of two Fast-Track Qualifiers on Polytrack at Lingfield Park this Saturday, February 3. The winner of the 10-furlong contest is guaranteed a free start in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. The £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby takes place at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 24, and is the last of four Fast-Track Qualifiers for the Betway…

Coney Island set to return to Berkshire as entries revealed for £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase on February 17

Entries are revealed today for the £150,000 Betfair Ascot Chase, the richest Grade One (G1) contest of the Jumps season run at Ascot Racecourse, and staged in 2018 on Saturday, February 17, Betfair Ascot Chase Day. Run over two miles and five furlongs, the Betfair Ascot Chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour since its establishment in 1995. Martha’s Son, One Man, Teeton Mill, Tiutchev, Our Vic, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes and Kauto Star all feature among the winners. Heading the 19 entries for…

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