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Crystal Cup winner Gap Pierji is no match for the best of Macaire’s cross country chasers

2024 Crystal Cup winner Gap Pierji has found racing in France to his liking, and will look to cement his position in the forthcoming Crystal Cup rankings again after a 6l fifth to Ivresse d’Estruval in the latest leg of the Trophée National du Cross at Vittel on Bastille Day. The Czech – trained horse […]

By |July 16th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Roi Mage seeks Compiegne repeat

Roi Mage, a surprise Irish runner at Corlay over the weekend, plans to repeat his victory in the Crystal Cup qualifier at Compiegne in November, reported his trainer James Griffin.

The 12 year old acquitted himself admirably at Corlay, handy throughout, and ran on under James Reveley  to be a 1 3/4l second to Gold Allen. […]

By |July 2nd, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Venatour launches as official travel partner to Crystal Cup

Cheltenham-based sports tour operator Venatour has launched a fresh set of racing tours for Jump racing enthusiasts as Official Travel Partner to the Crystal Cup.

The firm has assembled impressive itineraries for short breaks in Belgium, France, and Italy as a precursor to further tours to other legs of the 2024-25 Crystal Cup Challenge.

Aimed initially at […]

By |May 21st, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Gold Allen makes it a memorable weekend for the Papot stable at Rostrenen

This year’s Crystal Cup may be concluded, but the calendar of French cross country races is well and truly underway, the latest of the Class 1 chases in the  Trophée National taking place on Sunday at Rostrenen in Brittany.

The €52,000 fifth leg of the 15 race series may not go down as its most memorable as […]

By |May 20th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Czechs carry off the 2023-24 Crystal Cup

Czech trainer Josef Vana Jnr was on hand on Thursday to see Ever Forget Me win the Anjou-Loire Challenge in front of a record crowd at Lion d’Angers, and deny his nearest rival, Patrice Quinton, the chance to snatch the Crystal Cup. This first Czech victory in the 12 years of the Crystal Cup pan-European […]

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