Author: Karen Sargeant

Superb septet for 12th running of Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday

A superb field of seven lines up for the 12th renewal of the £209,000 Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 19, day two of the Betfair Chase Weekend. Cue Card (Colin Tizzard/Paddy Brennan) has won the three-mile contest for two of the past three seasons, scoring by four and a half lengths from Dynaste in 2013 and defeating Silviniaco Conti (Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily) by seven lengths 12 months ago. The 10-year-old heads the market with Betfair, having finished third on his seasonal reappearance behind Irish Cavalier (Rebecca Curtis/Jonathan Moore) and Menorah (Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson) in the G2 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby...

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New Kauto Star Trophy for the next £1 million Chase Triple Crown victor

Kauto Star Trophy: “Horse of a lifetime” Kauto Star honoured to mark 10 years since he won Betfair Chase, King George VI and Cheltenham Gold Cup in same season. Jockey Club Racecourses has moved to honour one of the greatest Jumps horses of all time, revealing it will award a special ‘Kauto Star Trophy’ in addition to a £1 million bonus to the connections of the next horse to win The Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown, which consists of the Grade 1 Betfair Chase, 32 Red King George VI Chase and the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. The recognition marks ten...

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The Italian liqueur, DISARONNO, returns this holiday season with a unique limited edition look designed by renowned fashion house, ETRO. Beloved by fashion enthusiasts worldwide, the iconic ETRO paisley print, for which the fashion house is best known, transforms the DISARONNO bottle, giving it a dressed up look perfect for gifting this Christmas. Named ‘DISARONNO wears ETRO’, the design draws inspiration from the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 season, a continuation of the house’s signature paisley collection that it began producing in 1981. The striking bottle is draped in a stunning variation of the swirling design made up of vibrant blue, orange and gold hues. The...

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Do you have a horse skeleton in your closet? Artist Julia Midgley would like to draw it

Some years ago artist Julia Midgley came across the skeleton of the 1900 Grand National winner Ambush in the then Museum of Liverpool Life, Liverpool. She included a drawing of it in an etching she was working on at the time, called ‘Seen on Merseyside’. “Ambush [pictured above] won the Grand National in 1900 and was the last royal horse to win the race,” Julia explains. “Bred in Ireland 1894 he was owned by the Prince of Wales – the future Edward V11. Ambush was trained and ridden by Algy Anthony carrying 11 stone 3 lbs to beat into...

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Win a Blisski Silver Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Annie Haak

Wrap your wrist in the most beautiful sparkling arm candy. Without a doubt the most sparkling bracelet from ANNIE HAAK, the Blisski Silver Swarovski Crystal Bracelet is made from genuine Swarovski crystals that will reflect light and twinkle, turning heads and complementing any party outfit this season. Featuring one long continuous strand of clear Swarovski crystals integrated with silver beads, hand threaded on high-quality jewellery elastic which loops around your wrist twice. The bracelet has a stretch fit that will sit comfortably around any wrist. Distinguished with a 925 Sterling silver ANNIE HAAK engraved oval looped bead showing it’s a...

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