BetVictor Gold Cup Day 2017 – all the news & quotes

EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for the second day of The November Meeting, BetVictor Gold Cup Day, Saturday, November 18, remains:   Chase and Hurdle courses: Good to Soft   All chase bends have dolled out seven yards and hurdle bends have been dolled out nine yards. The start of the 2m 5f hurdle has been moved forward 26yds and the 2m 4½f chase 34 yards.   Today’s race distances are therefore as follows:   12.40pm – 2m 143yds 1.15pm – 3m 168yds 1.50pm…

Cardsharp and U S Navy Flag among 17 going forward for Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

Cardsharp and U S Navy Flag could renew their rivalry in the £75,000 Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2.50pm, 17 confirmations) at Newbury on the second day of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, Saturday, September 23. The six-furlong contest boasts an excellent recent roll of honour, with the last two winners Ribchester (2015) and Harry Angel (2016) gaining five Group One prizes between them this year. Harry Angel storms to victory in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes Cardsharp (Mark Johnston) and…

Newbury counts down to new-look Jump start

As Jump racing starts to get into full swing, there are just four weeks until Newbury Racecourse’s 2016/17 season commences, with a new fixture on Thursday, November 3. The bet365 Festival Preview Fixture on this date features a seven-race card worth over £75,000 in prize money, with the highlight being the Whitley Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, run over two miles for £20,000. The card will also feature the KKA-Highpoint Beginners’ Chase over two miles six and a half furlongs, a potential springboard to the prestigious…

Ryanair is the new sponsor of the World Hurdle

Ryanair is the new sponsor of the World Hurdle, which is run on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Cheltenham. The Ryanair World Hurdle, worth £300,000, is the three-mile hurdling championship race. Ryanair takes over from Ladbrokes, which sponsored the contest from 2005 but is currently not an Authorised Betting Partner within British racing. The airline now sponsors the two feature races on St Patrick’s Thursday, having backed the Grade One Ryanair Chase since 2006. The World Hurdle…

Silviniaco Conti goes for third Betfair Chase victory at Haydock Park on Saturday & a £1-million bonus

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) faces four rivals as he bids for a third victory in the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase (3.00pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 21 and The Jockey Club’s new ‘Chase Triple Crown’ £1-million bonus. The nine-year-old captured the three-mile highlight in 2012 and 2014 and comes into the contest on the back of a good second over hurdles at Kempton Park on November 2. He is the 5/6 favourite with Betfair. Silviniaco Conti’s trainer…

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