Monthly Archives: December 2013
This is all of the articles from our features, blogs and news from the month of December 2013 to see the full list of archives go to our archive page.
Undoubtedly the King George VI Chase, run at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, has become the Crown Jewel in British Steeplechasing’s first half of the season.
The race provides more than a touch of class and has been won by… Read More
The whole team at Course-specialist.co.uk wishes all our readers a very happy Christmas and thanks you for your support since we launched.
We will be back on Christmas Day with a preview of an exciting Boxing Day including an in-depth… Read More
For the second year running Ascot’s Long Walk Hurdle went the way of Reve De Sivola.
Nick Williams’ 8 year old became only the third horse to complete the double following champions Barracuda and Big Bucks. In truth, he had… Read More
The big news story from Ascot this afternoon has been the announcement from Nicky Henderson that Simonsig is set to miss the entire campaign.
Earlier in the autumn it was reported that the grey Arkle Chase winner would miss his… Read More
Ascot’s traditional pre-Christmas meeting in past years was headlined by the SGB Chase, a race that often threw up Gold Cup and Grand National clues.
In modern times, the focus has somewhat changed to the hurdlers, with the Long Walk… Read More
News has come through that Celestial Halo, runner up in the World Hurdle and recent Newbury winner, misses his intended engagement in Saturday’s Long Walk Hurdle.
Trainer Paul Nicholls confirmed that the horse has a foot infection. He still has… Read More
Big Bucks, the four-time World Hurdle winner, unbeaten in his last 18 starts,… Read More
The week before Christmas and the build-up to the Festive Season’s racing extravaganza… Read More