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Hello to all National Hunt fans! It’s Jonathan Pack here. With the 2014/15 season on the horizon the excitement and tension is getting closer. I, like so many, cannot wait for the winter campaign to begin. A very special thank you to JP for giving me this opportunity plus a thank you mention to Frances Jowett [...]

Author: 4 hours ago

It can’t wait any longer! The 2014-15 jumps season is looming on the horizon and with a month to go until the Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham, I have decided to post a list of twenty horses from both England and Ireland which I feel are worth following throughout the season. I would like to thank [...]

Author: 2 weeks ago

The Galway Festival is only a few days away so here’s a preview for you. Irish racing’s summer spectacular runs over a stamina sapping seven days. Around 150,000 fans will attend, many for the full week, determined to soak up every last drop of Galway hospitality. The racing is of course the centre of attention, [...]

Author: 2 months ago

There where the course is, Delight makes all of the one mind, The riders upon the galloping horses, The crowd that closes in behind: – (The Galway Races – W.B. Yeats) I attended the Galway Festival for the first time in 2011. I think I managed around four hours of rest in the whole of [...]

Author: 2 months ago

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: 2 months 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: 3 months 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: 4 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: 5 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: 5 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: 6 months ago