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The early part of 2017 doesn’t see too much on the racing calendar, in fact, the first quarter will only see Cheltenham Festival across the third week in March. However, from April onwards things start to heat up and the season kicks in properly. The four day event at Cheltenham starts on Tuesday 14 March this year [...]

Author: 6 days ago

Thistlecrack goes into this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup on the brink of being a real superstar in the sport. A victory at Prestbury Park in the biggest race of the meeting would certainly help him reach that territory. Colin Tizzard’s novice chaser is the one they all have to beat on the back of his run [...]

Author: 1 week ago

Champion Hurdle Tuesday 14th March 2017 FSFs (Form & Speed Figure) FAUGHEEN 170 PETIT MOUCHOIR 159 ANNIE POWER 172 BRAIN POWER 158 NICHOLS CANYON 162 VROUM VROUM MAG 158 THE NEW ONE 160 APPLES JADE 158 YANWORTH 159 SCEAU ROYAL 154 BUY OFFICIAL CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TICKETS This year’s market is headed by FAUGHEEN and ANNIE [...]

Author: 1 week ago

For years now Channel 4 has been the one-stop source for regular televised horse racing events and highlights. However at the end of 2016 this long-running partnership will come to an end after nearly 33 long years and the baton will be handed back over to ITV who managed to reacquire exclusive free to air [...]

Author: 2 weeks ago

Buying yourself an early Christmas present is a luxury for many but according to the bookmakers JP McManus could well be taking the Long Walk Hurdle (2.35 on Saturday) home from Ascot. His Unkowhatimeanharry, one of many interesting purchases over the summer, was a progressive handicap hurdler last season who then took the Albert Bartlett at [...]

Author: 1 month ago

Before the ban on tobacco advertising it was hard to imagine a sporting landscape without the Embassy World Snooker Championship, Cricket’s Benson & Hedges Cup or the Silk Cut Challenge Cup and Regal Trophy in Rugby League. However, naming rights don’t last forever, whether it is through government intervention or the decision of the company [...]

Author: 1 month ago

To get us in the spirit, here are five horses to follow this season over Christmas and beyond. Thistlecrack Not a particularly left field selection I know but Thistlecrack looks like he could be one of the most special horses for some time. He has a seemingly bottomless engine as he proved when winning the [...]