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Desert Orchid won the inaugural race in a thrilling contest with Panto Prince
Formerly known as the Victor Chandler Chase, this 2 mile 1 furlong signature chase gives the month of January some real impetus and began life in 1989… Read More
The 2018 Turf Flat Season overall proved somewhat of a disappointment to Course Specialist.
The Classic generation produced one or two outstanding performers, but none of the five English Classic winners triumphed again on the racecourse.
The two year old… Read More
Definitly Red wins incident-packed Charlie Hall Chase
Definitly Red wins the Cotswold ChaseImage supplied by The Jockey Club
Definitly Red ran out a game winner of an incident-packed Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
Just four… Read More
2017 saw the first renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury, after Hennessy ended 60 years of sponsorship of what was known as the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup.
The history of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, perfectly illustrated how… Read More
The Betfair Chase (registered as the Lancashire Chase) has a short history but one packed with quality. The race has quickly established itself as an elite contest and one which regularly attracts the very best staying chasers from England and… Read More
Ian WatkinsonImage supplied by Chris Pitt
The 1970s must have been a very special era for jumps racing fans. The Champion Hurdle picture was never rosier and over time, became known as the Golden Era for hurdling.
But what was… Read More
There is something wonderfully humbling to be in the presence of an old racing warrior. To know his battles, the miles travelled, the races he won and lost – and the reasons why, is to know why the great races… Read More
Penzance with Alex Evans in the saddleImage supplied by Alex Evans
Many readers will remember Penzance landing the 2005 Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
It was a race to remember for his trainer Alan King, who commented that he… Read More