Cheltenham’s December Crystal Cup test is surely enough to silence the sceptics

The pace of change can be infinitesimally slow in horseracing’s conservative circles. Purists of the sport are often able to articulate their views to retain the status quo and hinder progress. This manifests itself in the example of Cheltenham’s cross country races, introduced to a previous generation of spectators in 1995, 30 years ago. Yet […]

By |December 26th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Latenightpass provides December thriller amidst grand National contenders

Cheltenham’s cross country races are rapidly acquiring a reputation as a proving ground for the Grand National, and Friday’s seventh stage of the Crystal Cup delivered on all counts. Whilst entries for the Aintree spectacular are still some way off, at least half the field is working its way toward a suitable handicap mark to […]

By |December 19th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cheltenham serves up high quality field for Crystal Cup qualifier

With the current Crystal Cup series approaching its seventh stage, a hot race is keenly anticipated at Cheltenham this Friday where 13 go to post in the Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Country Chase over 3m 5 1/2f (6,000m).

For the first time in several years, the leaderboard in pursuit of €50,000 of bonuses is dominated by […]

By |December 13th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments