A bumper 45 horses a still on course for the Ladbrokes Trophy - previously known as the Hennessy Gold Cup - at Newbury on Saturday, December 2.
Newbury racecourse's long-serving clerk of the course, Richard Osgood, will be busy this month preparing the track and grounds for the new Ladbrokes Winter Carnival meeting on the first Friday and Saturday in December.
Martyn Meade is moving his training establishment for Flat racehorses from Sefton Lodge in Newmarket to the historic training facilities of the Manton Estate just north of Marlborough.
You can't really get away from the word: it's been a very eventful year for Marlborough's New Zealand eventers Jonelle and Tim Price. Their first child - a boy named Otis - was born on Wednesday, August 16. And now the eventing season has ended with Tim gaining second place in the world rankings.
The popular grey Smad Place - trained by Alan King at Barbury Castle - is among 60 entries revealed (November 1) for the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, Saturday, December 2.
The tenth running of Worthington's Armed Forces Raceday brought the curtain down on the 2017 Flat season at Newbury Racecourse - and included a treble for Frankie Dettori and two tantalising seconds for Manton trainer Brian Meehan.