Author: Ian Yates

Kevin Darley is new Coaching Development Manager for JETS

Former Champion Jockey Kevin Darley has joined JETS (Jockeys Education & Training Scheme) as their new Coaching Development Manager. He takes over the part time role from Philip Robinson who has moved on due to other work commitments. Kevin, a BHA Jockey Coach himself, will be responsible for leading a team of vastly experienced and qualified jockey coaches to deliver the nationwide, highly successful Jockey Coaching Programme (JCP) run in collaboration with the British Horseracing Authority, PJA, JETS, BRS and NRC. Kevin brings a vast amount of experience to the job which involves co-ordinating all the coaching activity and enhancing...

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Cheltenham Festival 2018: Cue Card among Colin Tizzard’s leading hopes

Colin Tizzard, who believes stable stalwart Cue Card is back to his best form, said that no decision had been made about which race the evergreen 12-year-old will go for at The Festival next month. Owner Jean Bishop is arriving on Sunday for a three-day visit to Tizzard’s Spurles Farm Stables on the Dorset/Somerset border and the subject will be raised again then, but a final decision may not be made until closer to the best four days of Jump racing. Cue Card has fallen at the third last in the two most recent runnings of the G1 Timico Cheltenham...

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Cheltenham Festival 2018: The New One amongst Nigel Twiston-Davies’ leading hopes

Cheltenham Festival 2018: Cheltenham specialist The New One is set for his seventh appearance at The Festival in the £325,000 G1 Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle on St Patrick’s Thursday, 15th March.: It will be his first attempt at three miles and 15th start at the Home of Jump Racing. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies spoke about The New One ahead of The Festival, which takes place from Tuesday 13th March to Friday 16th March inclusive. He said: “I expect The New One and Wholestone will dead-heat in the Sun Bet Stayers’ Hurdle! No, I don’t know as it is a whole new game...

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Quick Guide to Cheltenham Trials Day

The last Saturday in January sees the final day of racing at Cheltenham before The Festival in March. Festival Trials Day provides the opportunity for potential Festival contenders to complete their on-course preparation for the big event, ensuring top quality action throughout the day. The highlight race is the BetBright Trial Chase. CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR REPORTS FROM 2017: Festival Trials Day held on 28th January 2017,  saw the usual race programme boosted by the addition of the Grade One Clarence House Chase, from the abandoned Ascot card and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, rescheduled following its abandonment at...

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Cheltenham Festival Trials Day 2017: Cleeve Hurdle

The Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham took place on Saturday 28th January 2017. Unowhatimeanharry (Harry Fry/Barry Geraghty, 10/11 Fav) justified favouritism in the £60,000 G2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle to cement his position at the head of the market for the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle at The Festival. The JP McManus-owned nine-year-old was always travelling well and took up the running after the final flight to overhaul long-time leader Cole Harden (Warren Greatrex/Gavin Sheehan, 20/1), the 2015 Stayers’ Hurdle hero. The winning distance was a length and three-quarters with the novice West Approach (Colin Tizzard/Ruby Walsh, 14/1) staying on well...

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