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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2020: New name for G1 novices’ chase at The Festival

There will be a new name for the G1 novices’ chase run on day three of The Festival™ presented by Magners. The contest previously run as the JLT Novices’ Chase will now be known as the Marsh Novices’ Chase. Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, acquired Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) in April, …

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2020: Paisley Park tops entries for Stayers’ Hurdle

The defending champion Paisley Park headlines 40 entries for the £325,000 G1 Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on day three of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Thursday, 12th March. Paisley Park (Emma Lavelle) was unbeaten in five starts during the 2018/19 campaign and started this season in the same vein with a comfortable success in the G2 …

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USA: Applications Now Open for The Jockey Club’s Academic Scholarships

USA: The Jockey Club has announced that applications are now open for its two college scholarships. The scholarships total $21,000 and will be awarded for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2020.  The Jockey Club Scholarship was first awarded in 2017 and provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is …

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Newbury’s Challow Hurdle meeting offers Cheltenham Clues

Thyme Hill laid claim to the mantle of Britain’s leading staying novice hurdler when he extended an unbeaten start to his career over obstacles with victory in the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. The Philip Hobbs-trained horse added to Grade 2 successes at Chepstow and Cheltenham by shaking off The Cashel Man to score …

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Thoroughbred Tales launched to tell stories of life behind the scenes

Thoroughbred Tales is a new initiative that aims to promote racing to a wider audience through the people actually working behind the scenes in the racing and breeding industry. This global social media project centres mainly around Twitter, but also features Facebook and Instagram accounts, which will be guest hosted by different industry professionals for certain periods …

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Kieran Schofield wins back to back Future Stars Apprentice Series

The Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery has been won for the second year in a row by Kieran Schofield. The jockey who was apprentice to Brian Ellison at the beginning of the season, but since turning 26 in October is now a claiming professional, took an early …

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New Denman gates for Newbury to be officially opened at Winter Carnival

The new Denman gates will be officially opened at 11.15am at Newbury Racecourse on Friday 29th November 2019, for the start of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Denman, the only horse since Arkle to win two runnings of the Hennessy Gold Cup, has been permanently remembered at Newbury Racecourse by a specially commissioned set of iron …

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