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Market Rasen holds its most prestigious meeting on Saturday with the highlight being the Betfred Summer Plate. Summer Jump racing may not be to everyone’s taste but this meeting at the Lincolnshire course always attracts an enthusiastic crowd with races attracting strong competitive fields. Indeed the main event featured a future Grand National winner in 2012 [...]

Author: 5 days ago

There’s a strong connection between Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses. Cheltenham stages the pinnacle of Jump Racing and Ascot stages the summer highlight of the Flat with Royal Ascot and since last year, the end of season Flat finale with Champions Day. Trainers who would be better known in the jumping sphere rather than on the level have [...]

Author: 1 month ago

Eddie Cochrane once sang: “Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” After the excitement of quality National Hunt racing throughout the Winter, the Summer months can drag on a bit until the excitement starts to build again in Autumn. The summer jumpers do their best [...]

Author: 2 months ago

The Punchestown Festival brings the curtain down on another wonderful Jumps Season. Ireland’s premier meeting is held over five days with Grade 1 action all the way. The home of Irish National Hunt Racing will entertain around 100,000 during the week, with the emphasis on great racing coupled with a relaxed fun atmosphere. In recent times [...]

Author: 2 months ago

LATEST FSF RATINGS  FSF Ratings are a unique combined Form and Speed Ratings compiled by Graham Richards. 2014 TOP CHASERS 2014 TOP HURDLERS SPRINTER SACRE 180 JEZKI 168 CUE CARD 172 MY TENT OR YOURS 167 CAPTAIN CHRIS 170 THE NEW ONE 166 SILVINIACO CONTI 169 HURRICANE FLY 164 SIRE DE GRUGY 169 MORE OF [...]

Author: 3 months ago

Crabbie´s Grand National Chase (Handicap) (Grade 3) (CLASS 1) (7yo+) 4m3f110y Roll of Honour – Past winners Year Winner Age Weight OR Trainer Jockey SP 2013 Auroras Encore 11 10-03 137 Mrs S Smith Ryan Mania 66/1 2012 Neptune Collonges 11 11-06 157 P Nicholls D Jacob 33/1 2011 Ballabriggs 10 11-00 150 D McCain [...]

Author: 3 months ago

Next month one of the most famous horsing racing events in the world will take place at Aintree, Liverpool – the Grand National 2014. If you’ve never been, you should make this the year to experience The Grand National. The event is spread over three days and starts on 3 April with the elaborate Grand [...]

Author: 3 months ago

Only 12 months ago, champion trainer Nicky Henderson was celebrating a wonderfully successful Cheltenham Festival. Simonsig looked set to become a stable star after landing the Arkle. Bobs Worth proved himself the best staying chaser in the land when winning the Gold Cup. And the incredible Sprinter Sacre had soared to even greater heights. So [...]

Author: 4 months ago

GOING:  Following a dry night the going remains, good, good to soft in places. Clerk of the course Simon Claisse reported, “The chase ground is all fresh today. We’ve kept a few yards on the inside for them for today which we haven’t been on for 12 months.”   JCB Triumph Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 [...]

Author: 4 months ago