Date - February 19, 2018


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John Francome talks Newbury memories

John FrancomeImage supplied by Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse celebrates the achievements of John Francome at the second day of this coming weekend’s Ladbrokes Winter Carnival.

The £40,000 Grade Two novices’ chase on Ladbrokes Trophy Day, Saturday, December 2, has been… 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