Daarik heads intriguing dozen for £100,000 Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes at Newcastle on Good Friday

In addition to the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park, Newcastle also races on Good Friday, April 19, with a terrific seven-race Tapeta programme offering over £250,000 in prize money. The three race meetings on Good Friday are all staged at Arena Racing Company venues, with Bath offering a seven-race turf programme worth just short of £200,000. The highlight is the £100,000 Listed Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes (3.20pm, 12 runners), staged over a mile for three-year-olds. First run in 2017, the Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes…

Century-seeking Fahey and Watson looking for success at Thirsk’s first fixture of 2019

Thirsk Racecourse opens its doors this Saturday, April 13, for the first of its 16 fixtures, with an eight-race card running from 2.00pm through to 5.55pm and one trainer about to make history. Richard Fahey, who is based at Musley Bank, Malton, has saddled 99 winners at Thirsk since he started training in 1993 and has five chances of reaching his landmark century at the course on Saturday. These include two-year-old Pastoral Pursuits colt Ventura Rebel (Paul Hanagan), who is owned by a Middleham Park Racing syndicate…

Encrypted among Palmer trio on course for All-Weather Championships Finals Day

Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer has a three-strong team led by Encrypted as he targets his first £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day winner at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19. Encrypted has been kept fresh since gaining a head victory in the Listed Betway Golden Rose Stakes, a Fast-Track Qualifier, over six furlongs on Polytrack at Lingfield Park in November, which guaranteed him a free start in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship over the same course and distance on Good Friday. The four-year-old son of Showcasing,…

Gordon hoping Highway One O One on the right track for The April Meeting

  Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Racing returns to Cheltenham next Wednesday, April 17, day one of The April Meeting. The seven-race programme is headlined by the £60,000 G2 Cure Parkinson’s And Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Limited Handicap Chase (2.40pm, 26 entries), staged over an extended two and a half miles and won the past by top chasers Norton’s Coin, Katabatic, Beech Road, Strong Promise, Seebald and Our Vic. Diego Du Charmil (Paul Nicholls), a G1 winner at Aintree in 2018, is the top-rated performer among the 26…

Fillies’ Mile winner Iridessa headlines 60 entries for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Group One winner Iridessa stars among 60 entries for the 2019 G1 Investec Oaks, the Epsom Downs Classic, details of which are revealed today. The 12-furlong fillies’ Classic is the highlight on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31, and carries a total prize fund of at least £500,000. One of two Investec Oaks entries for Joseph O’Brien and owner Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Iridessa provided O’Brien with his first G1 success in Britain as a trainer when…

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