BUVEUR D'AIR was made to pull out all the stops to successfully defend his crown against the 2017 WKD Hurdle winner, Melon, in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Nicky Henderson's charge had sauntered to success on his previous three starts this season and was the 4/6 favourite to become the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the race since Hardy Eustace in 2004 and 2005.
Cheltenham Preview (Tuesday, March 13)
Faugheen is back to try and
regain his Champion Hurdle crown on Tuesday as he takes on defending
champion Buveur D'Air in the feature race on day one of the 2018
Cheltenham Festival. The Champion Hurdle is due off at 3.30.
impressive when making all in the race in 2015, Faugheen has not looked the
force of old recently but h...
DAILY MIRROR ST PATRICK’S DAY RACE MEETING AT DOWN ROYAL SATURDAY 17THMARCH
On Saturday 17th March, Down Royal Racecourse and
the Daily Mirror will host the Daily Mirror St Patrick’s Day race meeting at
Down Royal Racecourse. Gates are set to open at 11:30am with the first of a
seven race card at 2:10pm (approx.) and final race at 5:40pm (approx.).
Admission is £15 and chi...
Wednesday, January 31
First Race: 1.05
Racing goes ahead @Downroyal some showers forecast, possibly of snow- first race 1:05pm gates open 11:30am- £25 Punters Packs available at www.downroyal.com with access to the Guinness Suite.
Gordon Elliott, fresh from his Punchestown treble on Tuesday, sends a team of 5
to the Ulster track includ...
Michael Todd Manager of Down Royal Racecourse nominated for Platinum Manager of the Year in the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards - a super accolade recognising over 21 years of service to the Racecourse including winning Racecourse of the Year in 2017.
Michael is up against stiff competition from Mickey Harte (Tyrone GAA), David Healey (Linfield FC) and Michael O'Neill (Northern Irela...