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…

Berlin-Hoppegarten Racecourse announces purchase of historic 430-acre training track

15th April 2015 – Berlin-Hoppegarten racecourse today announced the exercise of a purchase option for the historic Neuenhagen training track situated in the close vicinity of Hoppegarten racecourse. The purchase contract should be completed by 30th September 2015. The purchase option is part of the 2008 purchase agreement of the Hoppegarten racecourse estate negotiated with the German privatisation agency BBVG. The Neuenhagen training track covers an area of 430 acres (training track and in-field 190 acres, woodland 100 acres, agricultural land 78 acres). The track…

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