All-star cast set for 2017 Punchestown Festival

A brilliant set of Grade 1 entries are unveiled today for the 2017 Punchestown Festival, running from Tuesday to Saturday, April 25 to 29 and this year boasting record prize money of over €2.9 million. No less than 12 of the 15 Grade 1 and 2 winners from the Cheltenham Festival have been given entries for Punchestown with many of the big-race heroes from Aintree also engaged. One of the clashes of the season is set for the second day – Wednesday, April 26 –…

Lancelot Du Lac primed for another crack at £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships

Trainer Dean Ivory is hoping that Lancelot Du Lac can go one place better in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships (3.10pm) on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park this Good Friday, April 14. The seven-year-old was collared in the closing stages by Alben Star when coming home second in the very valuable six-furlong contest 12 months ago, having also finished an unlucky eighth behind the same horse in the inaugural All-Weather Sprint Championships in 2014. Lancelot Du Lac has looked as good as ever on…

Haggas eyeing Three-Year-Old Good Friday prizes with Second Thought and Rivet

Trainer William Haggas could be represented in the two feature three-year-old races on Good Friday, April 14, with Second Thought heading to Lingfield Park for the £150,000 32Red Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championships (4.10pm) and Rivet among 16 entries for Newcastle’s £100,000 32Red Burradon Conditions Race (3.55pm). Second Thought, owned by Liam Sheridan, has been the standout three-year-old on the All-Weather this winter thanks to three successive victories. After winning a maiden on Tapeta at Wolverhampton in December, the Kodiac colt beat Sutter County (Mark Johnston) a neck in a six-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier…

International challengers among superb entries for All-Weather Championships Finals Day

This year’s All-Weather Championships Finals Day is set to be a fantastic day’s racing after 128 entries, including seven overseas-trained contenders, were received for the Good Friday highlight at Lingfield Park on April 14. The tremendous seven-race card on Polytrack boasts £1 million in prize money, headlined by the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic (4.40pm) over a mile and a quarter, which has attracted 11 entries including last year’s winner Grendisar (Marco Botti). The seven-year-old has run well in four appearances over the same course and…

Ladies Day 2017 – all the news

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, LADIES DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 7   SLIGHT CHANGE TO GOING   Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course at Aintree, said at 9.30am: “It has been dry overnight but the going is now Good to Soft, Good in places (from Good, Good to Soft in places) on the Mildmay Course and now Good, Good to Soft in places (from Good) on the Hurdle Course.   “The Grand National Course remains Good to Soft, Good in places.   “The…

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