Horse Racing


Cheltenham Racecourse is all set to welcome in another year with the richest-ever programme on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1. For 2018, the seven-race programme will headline £260,000 in prize money – an increase of £48,000 (23 per cent) on the £212,000 offered 12 months before. The most valuable race of the day is …

There’s a festive flavour to Wincanton’s race meeting this Thursday with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts adding to seasonal celebrations. Seven races are on the card for racegoers to savour, which begin at 12.30pm and there are sure to be plenty of potentially smart young horses in the line up. The Jockey Club “National Hunt” …

Impulsive Star can make a winning start over fences in the Bet £10 Get £20 At 188Bet Novices’ ’Chase at Exeter today. Neil Mulholland’s charge was a solid performer over hurdles last term, winning on his debut at Ffos Las before finding Grade Two company a bit too hot at Cheltenham before Christmas. Switched back …

The wait is finally over for Point-to-Point enthusiasts with the first meeting of the new season taking place at Bishops Court in Ottery St Mary today. Owners of the course, Andrew and Delia Carter, came to the rescue in providing their land as an alternative venue to the Black Forest Lodge track, which was sold …

Jenkins will bid to prove Nicky Henderson wrong in today’s Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. The five-year-old has always had a big reputation and was the early ante-post favourite for last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle after a win at Newbury. He was subsequently well beaten at Kempton and suffered a setback which ruled him …

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 …