Date - January 17, 2018
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Big Races

In this section course-specialist.co.uk takes a look at the overall history of the big races that have shaped the pattern system for Ireland and the UK and have defined horse racing’s champions. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York’s Ebor meeting, Newbury’s Winter Festival and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, course-specialist.co.uk gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.

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Big Race History: King George VI Chase

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.

That underlines how misjudged the Jockey Club’s announcement that it wanted to sell… Read More

Big Race History: Ladbrokes Trophy

2017 sees 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

History of the Racing Post Trophy

The Group 1 Racing Post Trophy is the final Group 1 contest of the year in British racing.

Contested at Doncaster, the race used to be contested around the left-handed bends, but in recent years has been run on the… Read More

Big Race History: Dewhurst Stakes

Now recognised as the race that most likely defines the champion two year old colt of Britain and Ireland each season, the Dewhurst Stakes is a race that also plays a significant role in establishing likely contenders for the following… Read More

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