Lalor out to make it third time lucky over hurdles at The International

Lalor is likely to be one of a number of high-profile horses on show at Cheltenham on the first day of The International, Friday, December 15. The five-year-old features among 22 entries for the opening British Stallion Studs EBF National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle (12.10pm) over two miles and a furlong. Recent winners of the race include future G1 scorers Darlan (2011), Melodic Rendezvous (2012) and Pingshou (2016). Lalor (Richard Woollacott) marked himself down as one of last season’s leading bumper performers with a dominant victory in…

The New One stars among entries for Saturday’s Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

The New One (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 7/4 Fav with Unibet) is among seven entries for the £130,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm), staged on day two of The International at Cheltenham, Saturday, December 16. The nine-year-old is chasing a record-breaking fourth victory in the two mile and one furlong contest, having previously landed the spoils in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The New One has appeared twice so far this season, landing the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las on October 21 and coming home fourth under top-weight…

The McCoys Jockey Club Jump Awards return in 2018

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce the return of The McCoys Awards, which will be hosted at the Home of Jump Racing on Friday, September 28, 2018. The awards, held for the first time in 2017 and named after the record-breaking 20 time champion jockey Sir AP McCoy, reflect on the triumphs and highlights of the season. From the unwavering support of owners to the often unsung dedication of stable staff, ‘The McCoys’ exist to recognise the individuals without whom horseracing would not prosper as…

Richards hoping Guitar Pete can play a better tune in Saturday’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

There are 17 contenders going forward for the £120,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold  Cup (1.55pm), the prestigious two mile and five furlong handicap chase staged on day two of The International at Cheltenham Racecourse, Saturday, December 16. The first four horses home from the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup, staged over a similar distance at The November Meeting, all go forward for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup. In last month’s contest, Splash Of Ginge (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 10st 10lb) came out on top by a neck from Starchitect (David Pipe, 11st…

Never Back Down comes with storming late run to land Fast-Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton

Never Back Down (Hugo Palmer/Josephine Gordon, 10/1) came with a strong late run to winthe £15,000 32Red.com Conditions Stakes (7.45pm) at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 9. The six-furlong Tapeta contest was a  Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red 3 Year Old All-Weather Championships Conditions Stakes, staged over the same distance on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 30. Never Back Down’s victory at Wolverhampton this evening means that he now has a free and automatic place in that contest. The two-year-old Kodiac colt was…

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