Cue Card can retain Haldon Gold Cup crown

by JACK MILNER BetVictor were revealed as the new sponsors of the two-mile chase division two weeks ago. The deal sees the company proud sponsors of the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter, the Tingle Creek at Sandown and the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Starting with the BetVictor Haldon Gold …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Vendredi Trois

*UPDATE: Vendredi Trois has this morning been declared a non-runner* THE highs and heartbreaking lows of racing have been felt by the Emma Lavelle team in the past few weeks. The death of one the yard’s great white hopes, Killyglass, was a reminder of how cruel this sport can be. The winner of last season’s …[Read More]

The return of big Ben

WHEN I saw Bensalem ease to victory in a Sandown bumper in November 2008, I reckoned that Alan King had got himself a potential Cheltenham Gold Cup horse. A promising novice hurdle career followed during which he ran Diamond Harry close at Cheltenham. This big brute of a horse has been unlucky. A serious illness …[Read More]