The Great British summer is now but a distant memory as the nights grow longer and autumn takes hold, which can mean only one thing: another National Hunt season is upon us. There will be thrills aplenty in 2016/17, but this season promises to be even greater than the last on the back of rule changes at Cheltenham and increasing prize pots. Here we run through five horses to keep tabs on in the jumps season:
This year’s Glorious Goodwood meeting will be the first chance to see many of the three-year-old-crop take on the older generation in their respective divisions. With the midway point of the season approaching, horses will just be starting to hit their best form, which makes for some fascinating contests at the Suffolk-track.
Horse racing is one of the oldest sports around, and generations of families have enjoyed the tradition of heading to the race track for decades. While horse racing is alive and well, there’s one generation missing consistently from the track: Millennials.
Cheltenham Gold Cup is just weeks away and to prepare racing fans and newbies we bring to you a guide to racing silks.
The racing jockeys where some colourful attire and patterns and choices of colours are all unique to that rider. To help those betting to find who they have bid on in the race we have created an easy guide, see it below:
Connections of Native River will be hoping their horse can pull off a remarkable double later this year by winning the two biggest prizes in national hunt racing with the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National.
The Colin Tizzard-trained runner has already proven this season that he enjoys a stamina test as he was successful at Newbury in the Hennessey Gold Cup where he carried over 11 stone on his back in the 3m2f contest to hold off the late challenge of Carole’s Destrier in the closing stages.