The beauty of British and Irish horse racing is that there are very few weekends when a major race does not take place. Course-specialist.co.uk will aim to provide a helpful and impartial overview of the main protagonists taking part in the really big events – the rest is then down to you to make your mind up what will win!
On Boxing Day, one of the big highlights of the UK jumps season takes place as Kempton Park stages the first day of the Christmas Festival, with the 32Red King George VI Chase the undoubted highlight.
The Grade 1… Read More
St Stephen’s Day sees the opening day of the four-day Leopardstown Christmas Festival, with top class racing on each afternoon.
The graded action commences with the Grade 2 Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle over two miles, a race which last… Read More
On Boxing Day, Wetherby stages one of the highlights of its jumps season, the Grade 3 188bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase over three miles.
BlaklionImage reproduced with the kind permission of Newbury Racecourse
Last season’s Grade 1 RSA… Read More
On St Stephen’s Day, Limerick stages the opening salvo on its always popular Christmas Festival with the Grade 2 Shannon Airport Novice Chase over two miles, three furlongs and 120 yards, the highlight.
Attribution proved a useful and most consistent… Read More
Navan stages a cracking Grade 2 Navan Novice Hurdle this Sunday, as the leading Irish novice hurdle hierarchy should become a little clearer in this 2 ½ mile contest.
Death Duty winning the Monksfield HurdleImage supplied by Tattersalls Ireland… Read More
On Saturday, Ascot stages its big pre-Christmas afternoon of racing, with the highlight being the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle over three miles, where Reve De Sivola bids to emulate Barracouda with a fourth win in the race.… Read More
Ascot stages the first of its two-day pre-Christmas meeting on Friday, with a pair of Grade 2 contests topping the bill.
The Grade 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Registered as The Kennel Gate) over two miles, often… Read More
Cork stages one of its big races of the year on Sunday, the Grade 2 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase over two miles and a furlong, remembering the dual Champion Chase winner of the late 1970s.
Douvan powers home clear… Read More