From Clonmel to Cheltenham, Cork and Punchestown, it’s another big week for racing

Huge crowds are set to gather at Cheltenham to enjoy three days of racing at the track's Open Meeting

Will Reilly runs through the details on another exciting week of racing

With the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase coming up on Thursday, the Grade 1 Morgiana Hurdle on Sunday and Cheltenham’s three-day Open Meeting beginning on Friday, another superb week of racing lies ahead in Ireland & Britain.

Here are some details on the action set to take place between Wednesday and Sunday, starting in Ireland.

This week’s racing in Ireland (Wednesday to Sunday):

Wednesday 14th November

Fairyhouse (first race, 12:20pm), a National Hunt card; the Willie Mullins-trained Grade 1 baroneracing.com entry My Sister Sarah runs at 2:30pm

Thursday 15th November

Clonmel (12:50). A card that contains the…

  • €50,000 Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase (3pm, 2m4f)
  • €32,500 TA Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares’ Chase (a Listed Race, 3:35pm, 2m4f)
  • a €25,000 handicap hurdle (1:25pm)

Friday 16th November

Dundalk (6pm, earlier if a race divides)

The card contains a €25,000 ten-furlong handicap

Saturday 17th November

Punchestown (12:05pm). The card contains the…

  • €44,500 Grade 2 Craddockstown Novice Chase (1:10pm, 2 miles)
  • €30,000 Frontline Security Grabel Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race, 2:20pm, 2m2f)

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Sunday 18th November

Punchestown (12:05pm)

The card starts with the Risk Of Thunder Chase, named after the Sean Connery-owned gelding that won seven La Touche Cups at Punchestown, five of them for trainer Enda Bolger, two for Noreen Hayes, and also contains the…

  • €100,000 Grade 1 Morgiana Hurdle (1:40pm, 2 miles)
  • €44,500 Grade 2 Liam and Valerie Brennan Memorial Florida Pearl Novice Chase (2:15pm, 2m6f)
  • €26,000 Irish Daily Mirror Handicap Hurdle (12:35pm, 2 miles)
  • a €20,000 maiden hurdle

Cork (12:35pm). The card contains the…

  • €27,000 JP McManus Handicap Hurdle (2:15pm, 2m4f)
  • a €26,000 handicap chase (3:20pm, 2 miles)

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This week’s racing in Britain (Wednesday to Sunday):

Wednesday 14th November

Ayr (12:35pm)

Bangor On Dee (12:45pm), where the races include the…

  • £26,000 Anne Duchess Of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase (1:50pm)
  • a £26,000 mares’ novices’ chase (a Listed Race, 1:20pm)
  • a £22,500 handicap hurdle (2:55pm)

Anne Duchess Of Westminster owned many talented racehorses, including, famously, the great Arkle, who, trained by Tom Dreaper in County Meath, Ireland, is regarded by most as the greatest chaser of all time

Exeter (1pm), where the card includes a £26,400 novices’ handicap chase (2:35pm). One of last season’s leading novice hurdlers, Black Op, who was second to Samcro in the Grade 1 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and then won the Grade 1 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at the Aintree Grand National meeting, makes his chasing debut at 2:30pm

Kempton Park (4:30pm), where the card will contain two £15,000 handicaps

Thursday 15th November

Southwell (12:40pm), an all-weather flat meeting

Taunton (1pm)

Ludlow (1:20pm), where the card will contain a £21,400 handicap hurdle (2:25pm)

Kempton Park (5:30pm)

Chelmsford (5:45pm)

Friday 16th November

Newcastle (midday), a National Hunt card

Lingfield (12:20pm), an all-weather flat meeting

Cheltenham (12:40pm), day one of the three-day Open Meeting, where a card carrying £169,800 in prize-money will include the following races:

  • £32,000 Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3:35pm)
  • £45,000 handicap chase (1:50pm)
  • a Cross-Country Chase (3pm)

Wolverhampton (5:45pm), where the card will include a £19,000 Conditions Stakes race (7:15pm, 3yo+, fillies and mares, 7:15pm)

Saturday 17th November

Uttoxeter (12:15pm),  National Hunt card

Lingfield (12:25pm), an all-weather flat meeting with the card containing two Fast-Track Qualifiers for the All Weather Championships (worth £40,000, at 2:35pm and £37,000, 3:15pm)

Wetherby (12:30pm), where the card will contain a £20,000 hurdle race at 2:50pm

Cheltenham (12:40pm), day two of the three-day Open Meeting, where a card carrying £364,000 in prize-money will include the following races:

  • £32,000 Grade 2 JCB Triumph Juvenile Hurdle Trial (12:40pm)
  • £60,000 Grade 3 handicap chase (1:50pm)
  • £160,000 Grade 3 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2:25pm)
  • £40,000 handicap hurdle (a Listed Race, 3pm)
  • a mares’ bumper (Listed Race) at 4pm

Wolverhampton (5:45pm)

Sunday 18th November

Fontwell Park (12:25pm), where the card features the…

  • £21,750 Southern National Handicap Chase (2:40pm)

Cheltenham (1:15pm), the final day of the three-day Open Meeting at Prestbury Park, where the card will include the following races…

  • £35,000 Grade 2 Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase (1:50pm, 2 miles)
  • £75,000 Grade 3 Shloer Chase (2:25pm, 2 miles)
  • £100,000 Grade 3 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (3pm, 2 miles)
  • £32,000 Grade 2 Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (3:30pm, 2 miles)
  • £22,000 High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire And Racing Remember Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (a Listed Race, 4pm)



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