Many point-to-points have run charity races and recently the Barbury International has introduced the bumper - both over flat courses.
Emma Lavelle is training ex-US Flat horse Highly Prized for a tilt at the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, opening up the chance for her to complete a famous double in Newbury’s two richest jumps prizes.
Not So Sleepy, who trounced a competitive field to win the Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot before Christmas, could pursue the sponsor’s £100,000 bonus at Newbury next month after he was one of 56 horses engaged in the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.
.Thyme Hill laid claim to the mantle of Britain’s leading staying novice hurdler when he extended an unbeaten start to his career over obstacles with victory in the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle at Newbury (December 28)
Thyme Hill will seek to maintain an unbeaten start to his hurdling career when he steps back into Grade 1 company to contest the Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday (December 28) - a prize won in the past by Denman.
The eagerly anticipated debut of Sprinter Sacre’s full brother ended in defeat for Flinteur Sacre at Newbury on Wednesday (January 15) by a horse called Your Darling, who Henrietta Knight compared to the great Best Mate.
The Wilton Horse Trials, which will take place in Wilton Park, near Salisbury on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 2020, has announced Wiltshire Life as the event’s new title sponsors.
Emma Lavelle will try to end a memorable 2019 at Newbury with yet more big race glory when she bids to land the track’s final feature race of the year, the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle, with Eclair Surf (Saturday, 28 December 2019).
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