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.

Festival Trials Day 2017

Festival Trials Day 2017 – A History of the Cotswold Chase

[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”] Festival Trials Day 2017: The BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase was first run in 1980 as the Tote Double Chase with a total prize fund of £5,215. BetBright sponsored for the first time in 2015 and, in 2017, the race carries a total prize fund of …

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Newbury Winter Carnival

Former Hennessy Gold Cup to be sponsored by Ladbrokes

[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”] In December, Newbury Racecourse announced that the 60th Hennessy Gold Cup, won in such memorable style by Native River, was the last running of the historic race under the backing of Hennessy. Newbury has now agreed a valuable long-term sponsorship partnership with Ladbrokes, covering 13 races on …

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British racing welcomes Government confirmation of new Horserace Betting Levy

[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”] new Horserace Betting Levy: British racing welcomes the confirmation from Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, that the existing Horserace Betting Levy will be replaced with a new system that will capture all betting on the sport from April 2017. The Levy replacement …

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Plus 10

Plus 10 delivers £8 million prize money boost

[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 Plus 10 bonus scheme for owners and breeders has passed a major milestone with bonus payments reaching the £8 million mark. Since March 2015, when the first bonuses were offered on British and Irish racecourses, a total of 800 individual owners and breeders have …

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Musselburgh

Record NYD Attendance Kicks Off Musselburgh’s Year In Style

[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”] Musselburgh Racecourse is celebrating a New Year’s Day record attendance as more than 6,400 racing fans saw in 2017 at the first meeting of the year. The East Lothian track has been steadily building on its 1st January 2017 race meeting and it is now …

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Horse Racing Ireland Award Winners, Aidan O'Brien, Grade One novices' hurdles,Champion British Trainer

Aidan O’Brien Champion British Trainer for a Fifth Time

[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 2016 British Flat Trainers Championship concluded on 31st December with Aidan O’Brien confirmed the runaway winner with £8,130,756 in accumulated win and place prize money. O’Brien ended the year with a record prize money haul that was more than double the tally of his …

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First time racing, Clare Balding

Clare Balding OBE Joins Epsom Downs Racecourse Committee

[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”] Clare Balding, one of the UK’s most prominent sport broadcasters and journalists, has been appointed by The Jockey Club as a racecourse committee director at its Epsom Downs Racecourse – home of The Investec Derby Festival. Balding has presented terrestrial horseracing coverage for both Channel …

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