Author: Karen Sargeant

Get up to 40% off tickets for Sandown Park, Epsom Downs and Kempton Park

Sandown Park, Epsom Downs and Kempton Park are offering readers up to 40% off raceday tickets when booked in advance. Between them, the three racecourses feature Jump, Flat and All-Weather racing of the highest quality, plus great Family Days, feature days and festivals. The discount applies to over 100 racedays including the Coral Eclipse Meeting and the Tingle Creek Meeting at Sandown, Ladies Day and Jump Sunday at Kempton, and the Spring Meeting, Family Fun Day and Season Finale at Epsom. In some cases you can obtain tickets for just £5 for All-Weather or £10 for feature days...

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2016: Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup – Free flutter to win £250,000

Timico Technology Group, the internet and managed service provider and new sponsor of the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup, are giving horseracing fans the chance to stake their claim to a £250,000 prize fund – for free. The Timico 250 competition, newly launched in partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse for this year’s Festival, will pay out a total of a quarter of a million pounds to entrants correctly predicting the order of the runners taking part in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 18th March. Tim Radford, Chief Executive Officer at Timico, said: “Everyone likes a flutter on the Gold Cup,...

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Cheltenham Festival 2016: Stellar line-up for RoR Parade includes Denman and Punjabi

On the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday 15th March, there will be a star-studded RoR Parade of previous Festival heroes who have since gone on to excel in a second career after retiring from racing. Included in the Retraining of Racehorses’ (RoR) parade, is Gold Cup winner, Denman, and Champion Hurdle winner, Punjabi, as well as two Arkle winners and a Grand National winner. This year’s Racing Post RoR Parade also features horses from outside Great Britain. The former Francois Doumen-trained Kasbah Bliss, a World Hurdle runner-up, travels over from France and joins three Irish-based horses,...

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Trainer Nicky Hugo reviews her perfect transport for ponies!

Racehorse trainer Nicky Hugo, who grew up in Cheshire, started her training career in South Africa and now trains in Newmarket (Nicky Hugo Racing) where her daughter Michelle Hugo (retired Jockey) is a protection advisor to jockeys. Being ‘pony mad’ as a girl, trainer Nicky Hugo learned to ride at a young age and was always competitive (both to prove useful characteristics for becoming a racing trainer later in life!). This photo shows Nicky as a child with her pony enjoying his usual transport to a show. Both pony and child were completely unfazed by the lack of trailer as...

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Two Grand days of racing at Sandown – plus Cheltenham Preview

racing at Sandown Grand Military Gold Cup Day, Friday 11th March Enjoy an afternoon steeped in racing and military heritage, with the feature race, the Grand Military Gold Cup, dating back to 1841. Alongside a competitive supporting card of jump racing will be a host of entertainment throughout the afternoon, including the unmistakable music of a military band and the magnificent spectacle of a parade of hunt hounds. Tickets from £15 in advance or upgrade to hospitality from £120. Imperial Cup Day, Saturday 12th March A day of high class racing that includes two Grade 3 races. Tickets from £15 in advance with hospitality from...

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