Sarah Elsley

Sarah Elsley is a freelance editor and proofreader who is the Junior News Editor for Eclipse magazine. She has a degree in English Literature and is a keen horse rider with an interest in fashion at the races and fiction writing.

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Handicap entries for The Festival revealed

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Handicap entries for The Festival: A total of 960 entries, including 291 trained in Ireland, are unveiled today for the 10 handicaps staged at The Festival. Handicap entries for The Festival have been published: £105,000 G3 Ultima Handicap Chase (2.50pm) on Champion Day, Tuesday 14th March, …

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Former champion AP McCoy welcomes new injured jockeys fund and Ascot initiatives

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] new injured jockeys fund: With the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), Ascot has unveiled two state of the art exercise bikes in the jockeys’ changing room which it hopes will encourage jockeys to warm up sufficiently, therefore reducing the potential for injuries. Former Champion Jump …

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Matchbook Offers Imperial Cup Bonus at Sandown Park on 11th March

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Matchbook, the new sponsor of the Imperial Cup at Sandown Park Racecourse, has announced that a £50,000 bonus will be awarded should the winner of the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown Park on 11th March go on to win any race at the Cheltenham Festival …

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The Story Behind Cheltenham’s Statue of Sir AP McCoy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Cheltenham Racecourse commissioned a statue of Sir AP McCoy which was unveiled on the opening day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday 14th March 2017. The lifesize bronze of record-breaking legendary jockey, Sir AP McCoy, is situated on the Best Mate Plaza by the north entrance to the racecourse. Here is the …

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle was known as the Gloucestershire Hurdle until 1974. Capel Cure Sharp backed the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2000 and the company, which became Gerrard Wealth Management, supported the race until 2003. Racecourse caterers Letheby & Christopher became the sixth …

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Facts

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle was introduced to The Festival in 1971 as the Aldsworth Hurdle. Sun Alliance, who merged with Royal Insurance in 1996, took it on in 1974, together with the Sun Alliance Chase, having previously sponsored the Foxhunter Chase. Ballymore Properties …

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Cheltenham Festival Trials Day was staged on Saturday 28th January

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.92″] The nine races attracted a record attendance for Cheltenham Festival Trials Day of 22,598 as against 20,785 in 2016. The official going description for Cheltenham Festival Trails Day was: Chase and Hurdle Courses: Soft, Good to Soft in places Cross Country …

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Facts

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is run over three miles and was added to The Festival in 2005. Initially sponsored by Brit Insurance, the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle was backed by Albert Bartlett for the first time in 2008, coinciding with its upgrade to Grade …

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Triumph Hurdle Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The JCB Triumph Hurdle was run at Hurst Park and transferred to Cheltenham in 1965 on the closure of the London course. The Triumph Hurdle originally took place at Cheltenham’s April Meeting but was moved to The Festival in 1968. The contest has only had …

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Cheltenham Festival 2017: National Hunt Chase Facts

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The National Hunt Chase has been run more times than any other race at The Festival. Until the 1930s, only the Grand National was more important than the National Hunt Chase in the Jump calendar. The race had been run at a number of venues …

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