Horse Racing


West Country jockey Bryony Frost claimed the biggest victory of her professional riding career after steering the Paul Nicholls-trained Present Man to a narrow success in a thrilling renewal of the Badger Ales Trophy. After a gruelling three-mile-one-furlong test, there were only two runners in with a shot with a couple of fences to jump …

West Country trainer Colin Tizzard expressed his satisfaction after seeing three of his stable stars enjoy a racecourse gallop prior to racing at Wincanton. The Dorset handler sent Cue Card, Thistlecrack and Fox Norton for a two-mile spin at the Somerset venue and all three appeared to enjoy the experience. Tizzard said: “When Wincanton asked …

San Brown looks a very interesting contender in the Scotch Corner Designer Village Novices’ Hurdle at Wincanton today as the racecourse hosts its momentous 150 Years of Racing Celebration meeting. It always takes a useful type to win two bumpers but that is what Anthony Honeyball’s five-year-old managed last season. Under a penalty he beat …

It will be interesting to see how high up the ladder If The Cap Fits can go this season after a perfect start to his new career at Exeter. Having finished a close fourth in the championship ‘bumper’ at the Grand National meeting, there was plenty of excitement about his impending start to life over …

Paul Nicholls has won five of the last ten renewals of Chepstow’s totepool Persian War Novices’ Hurdle and it would be no surprise if Amour De Nuit further enhanced those statistics in this afternoon’s race. The Grade Two affair has drawn some decent winners in the past and Amour De Nuit looks a useful type, …

National Hunt racing returns to Wincanton on Friday for the seasonal opener. Gates open at 11.40 am with the first race of the day due to post at 1.40 pm. For full details, please visit: wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk Wednesday’s Flat race card at Bath racecourse has been abandoned and re-scheduled to Lingfield Park. Said Jon Pullin, racing …

Kelso’s card is a rarity on a Sunday in that there is some real quality on show – with Forest Bihan top of the tree. Brian Ellison has one of his stable stars out very early in the season for the NSPCC School Service Handicap ’Chase but he would not need to improve on any …

Leading figures from the West Country racing world were among the winners at the inaugural ‘The McCoys’ held at Cheltenham Racecourse. Opening the event, which was attended by 450, Ian Renton, The Jockey Club’s regional director for Cheltenham and the South West, said The McCoys were an opportunity “to recognise fantastic achievements in National Hunt …