Glenfarclas Chase cancellation leaves French with Crystal Cup whip hand

The Glenfarclas Chase, leg 8 of the Crystal Cup, will not form part of the Cheltenham Festival card after the race was abandoned due to waterlogging following an 8 am inspection today.

Cheltenham confirmed that the event will not be rescheduled with an unsettled forecast meaning conditions are unlikely to improve enough later in the week. […]

By |March 13th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rain forces inspection for Festival leg of Crystal Cup

Cheltenham faces the unusual position of starting a festival on soft ground following a winter of very high rainfall. February was the wettest and warmest on record, with an above average volume of fixtures cancelled due to waterlogging.

That wet weather shows little sign of relenting, a trend that may impact upon the next leg of […]

By |March 12th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Saint Godefroy franks Pau form in re-routed Grand Cross de Mont de Marsan

Hip Hop Conti’s performance in the Grand Cross de Pau was underlined yesterday as runner-up Saint Godefroy ran out a 2 1/2l winner in the Grand Cross de Mont de Marsan, under champion rider Felix de Giles.

The €52,000 contest over 4,700m (2m 7f) took place at Pau in the absence of a serviceable track at […]

By |March 11th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Nicolle produces another Cross Country candidate in Hemevoici

A candidate for forthcoming Crystal Cup races emerged over the weekend when Hemevoici triumphed in the €52,000 Grand Cross de Lignières for trainer-rider partnership François Nicolle and Thomas Beaurain.

It was coffee and croissants rather than champagne for owners Jacques and Patrice Détré. The success of French racing relies upon its visibility to punters worldwide, forcing […]

By |March 4th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments