Author: Sarah Elsley

Cheltenham Festival Guide 2017

Cheltenham Festival Guide 2017 The Cheltenham Festival 2017 is not only the highlight of the UK and Irish National Hunt (jumps) racing season but it’s also a world-class sporting event. This Cheltenham Festival Guide 2017 will tell you everything you need to know about the event, including the races’ history, who’s involved and even fashion advice. The four-day feast of horseracing attracts equine competitors and spectators from all over the world. The Festival runs across Tuesday – CHAMPION DAY, Wednesday – LADIES DAY, Thursday – ST PATRICK’S THURSDAY, and Friday – CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP DAY, 14th to 17th March 2017,...

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Grand National schooling fences ready later this week

Special Grand National schooling fences, located at four venues in Britain and Ireland, will be ready for use over the next few days. The fences are available for any trainer to use for schooling horses who are possible runners in the three races at the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree that are run over the Grand National fences – the Randox Health Grand National (Saturday 8th April), the Randox Health Topham Chase (Friday 7th April) and the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (Thursday 6th April). The schooling fences will be prepared by Aintree’s own groundstaff and are situated...

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Douvan among 15 for Queen Mother Champion Chase

Jump racing’s star performer Douvan heads 14 confirmations and one supplementary entry for the £365,760 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on the second day of The Festival, Ladies Day, Wednesday 15th March. Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful, Douvan, is unbeaten in 13 starts for Willie Mullins including a pair of victories at The Festival in the 2015 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and last year’s Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase. Top Gamble has been supplemented by trainer Kerry Lee at a cost of £17,500. The imposing nine-year-old is a multiple G2 winner over fences and was third behind...

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Over 100 go after richest Investec Derby at Epsom Downs

The 2017 Investec Derby has 129 three-year-olds going forward for glory on the first Saturday in June, following the 7th March scratchings deadline, details of which have been revealed. Run at the iconic Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday 3rd June, the 2017 renewal of the premier British Classic, the 238th running, maintains its position as the richest race in Britain, with an increased total prize fund of £1.5 million on offer for the mile and a half spectacular. This is the first acceptance stage for the 2017 Investec Derby since horses were entered as yearlings on 1st December, 2015. There...

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Redknapp races into The Festival heart rate experiment

Festival heart rate experiment: Jamie Redknapp is the latest name to sign up for Sky Bet’s heart rate experiment at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. Sky Bet is conducting a study at this year’s Cheltenham Festival to see who gets the most excited watching the pinnacle of British horse racing. With the aim of discovering the effects of excitement when watching elite level sport, Sky Bet will be arming a variety of people with heart rate monitors to record the effects of one of the most eagerly anticipated races of the year, Cheltenham’s curtain-raising Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The...

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