Posts containing the tag Chepstow Racecourse

2017 Welsh Grand National Update

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The Racing Horse updates our original piece and looks even closer at the runners and riders. This £85,425 to the winner race will be shown live on ITV4. There will be 20 runners jumping 22 fences on heavy tacky ground – jockeyship is always important but it might take an inspired/fairy tale ride to win this … Continue reading

2017 Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

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The Racing Horse takes a long hard hard look at the 2017 Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) and offer some trends, betting advice and attempt to find the 1-2-3-4. The race will be shown live on ITV4. This is one of those types of races where the trends are invaluable and we … Continue reading

ALTIOR

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ALTIOR TO EMULATE SPRINTER SACRE? Altior was an unbeaten top-class hurdler last term and is now set to prove every bit as good over fences judged on his three starts this season. Believe it or not this will Altior’s first run over hurdles or fences outside of novice company but Nicky Henderson’s exciting prospect … Continue reading

CHEPSTOW HOST CHARITY 2017 FESTIVAL PREVIEW

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 The Racing Horse is looking forward to Thursday 2nd March at Chepstow Racecourse where they host their first ever stand alone Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening in aid of Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare.  STAR-STUDDED LINE UP The evening, in which 100% of the money raised will go to charity, has secured a star-studded … Continue reading

Native River Outclasses Rivals at Chepstow

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The spotlight of the racing world fell on Chepstow today, not only for its biggest race of the year but also because four of the races featured on the last ever Channel 4 Racing programme; after 32 years of their coverage ITV will take over in 2017. The Racing Horse will NOT mourn Channel … Continue reading

Carole’s Destrier to win 2016 Coral Welsh Grand National

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2016 CORAL WELSH GRAND NATIONAL at Chepstow Racecourse With just 24 hours to go everything is in place for 2016 Coral Welsh Grand National. The ground is currently good to soft and soft in places and with no rain forecast for today or tomorrow. We are going to get great racing ground and it … Continue reading

Mountainous – Captures the Public’s Imagination!

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 Kerry Lee believes the defending champion Mountainous is in shape to put up a bold attempt in his bid for the treble, despite failing to complete in either start since winning this race 11 months ago. She continued that ‘all systems were go’ as far as Mountainous was concerned as she put her finishing … Continue reading

How to find the winner of the 2016 Coral Welsh Grand National (and the 2017)…

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History dictates that racing at Chepstow on Coral Welsh Grand National Day will take place on soft to heavy ground, this means the showpiece is naturally arduous and challenging. There is proof. Despite the contenders being bona fide bred for stamina and jumping fences, just 8.74 of their number have completed the course in … Continue reading

2016 Coral Welsh Grand National – Countdown

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2016 CORAL WELSH GRAND NATIONAL at Chepstow Racecourse TIMING OF THE CORAL WELSH GRAND NATIONAL ‘PERFECT’ The Racing Horse believes the timing of the Coral Welsh Grand National over the festive season is just the perfect reason to get out of the house, grab some fresh air and tackle an overindulged digestive system. The … Continue reading

Coral Welsh Grand National 2016

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One of our favourite races of the racing calendar is the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase Grade 3. Scheduled for Tuesday 27th December 2016 this is the first of the four national hunt ‘nationals’ run annually in the United Kingdom. The race is sponsored by Coral who this year celebrates its 44th year … Continue reading