Thyestes Chase and Cheltenham Trials are on the way

Will Reilly takes a look at what is coming up in another exciting week for racing

The racing bandwagon moves on to more good racing this week, with the action including Goffs Thyestes Chase day at Gowran Park (Thursday), graded action at Fairyhouse (Saturday) and Naas (Sunday), Cheltenham Trials day (Saturday), Sky Bet Chase day at Doncaster (Saturday), a valuable midweek card at Newcastle (Tuesday) and a £75,000 race at Huntingdon (Friday).

Here are the main details on Ireland’s and Britain’s horse racing between Monday 21st January and Sunday 27th January 2019, starting in Ireland.

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Racing in Ireland between Monday January 21st and Sunday January 26th

Monday 21st January

No racing in Ireland

Tuesday 22nd January

No racing in Ireland

Wednesday 23rd January

No racing in Ireland

Thursday 24th January

Gowran Park, 12:45pm – a jumping card that features the following races:

  • €20,000 Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (1:20pm, 2m4f)
  • €45,000 Grade 2 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (1:50pm, 3 miles)
  • €100,000 Goffs Thyestes Handicap ‘Chase (3pm, 3m1f)

Preparations for the ‘Race That Stops A County’, the Goffs Thyestes Chase, are well under way

Friday 25th January

Dundalk, 5:30pm (5pm if a race divides), where the most-valuable race is the €17,000 Bar One Racing Handicap (7:30pm, 7f)

Saturday 26th January

Fairyhouse, 12:30pm – a card that features the €35,000 Grade 3 Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (1pm, 2m2f)

Sunday 27th January

Naas, 1:20pm – a card that features the following races:

  • €32,500 Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle (1:50pm, 2 miles)
  • €45,000 Grade 3 Naas Racecourse Corporate Club Novice ‘Chase (2:20pm, 3 miles)

Racing in Britain between Monday January 21st and Sunday January 26th

Monday 21st January

Warwick, 1pm – a jumping card that includes a £16,400 handicap hurdle

Sedgefield, 1:15pm – a jumping card

Wolverhampton, 4:15pm – an all-weather meeting on the flat

Tuesday 22nd January

Kelso, 12:55pm – a jumping card that includes the £20,000 Hawk Handicap Hurdle – There were plenty of horses from Ireland among the initial entries for the fixture

Leicester, 1:10pm – a jumping card

Newcastle, 4:10pm – an all-weather meeting on the flat, one that includes the following races:

  • £25,000 2-mile handicap
  • £25,000 7-furlong handicap
  • £30,000 Conditions Stakes race (5f), which is an All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier

Wednesday 23rd January

Lingfield, 1pm – an all-weather meeting on the flat that contains a £19,000 10-furlong handicap

Hereford, 1:10pm – a jumping card that includes a £16,400 novices’ limited handicap chase (2 miles, 5yo+) and a £22,400 handicap chase (3m1f, 5yo+)

Catterick, 1:20pm – a jumping card that includes a £13,400 novices’ limited handicap chase (2m3f, 5yo+)

Kempton, 4:40pm – an all-weather meeting on the flat

Thursday 24h January

Fakenham, 12:55pm – a jumping card that includes a £13,200 handicap chase (3m, 5yo+)

Wetherby, 1:05pm – a jumping card

Southwell, 1:15pm – an all-weather flat meeting that contains a £15,000 5f handicap  (4yo+)

Chelmsford, 4:25pm – an all-weather flat meeting that contains a £15,000 6f handicap (4yo+)

Friday 25th January

Doncaster, 12:50pm – a jumping card that includes the following races:

  • £30,000 handicap chase (2m, 5yo+)
  • £20,000 fillies’ juvenile hurdle (Listed Race, 2m128y, 4yo)

Huntingdon, 1pm – a jumping meeting a card that includes the following races:

  • £75,000 Pertemps Lady Protectress Mares’ ‘Chase (Listed Race, 2m3f189y, 5yo+)
  • £20,000 Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (3m1f, 5yo+)

Lingfield, 1:15pm – an all-weather flat meeting

Newcastle, 4:15pm – an all-weather flat meeting

Saturday 26th January

Cheltenham, 12:40pm – a jumping card, Trials Day, that consists of the following races:

  • £32,000 Grade 2 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (12:40pm, 2m179y, 4yo)
  • £27,500 Timeform Novices’ Handicap ‘Chase (1:15pm, 2m4f127y, 5yo+)
  • £75,000 Grade 3 Cheltenham Handicap ‘Chase (1:50pm, 2m4.5f, 5yo+)
  • £100,000 Grade 2 BetBright Trial Cotswold ‘Chase  (2:25pm, 3m1f56y, 5yo+)
  • £32,000 Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3pm, 2m4f56y, 4yo+)
  • £60,000 Grade 2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (3:35pm, 3 miles, 5yo+)
  • £27,500 Steel Plate And Sections Handicap Hurdle (4:10pm, 2m179y, 4yo+)

Doncaster, 12:55pm – a jumping card that includes the following races:

  • £35,000 Grade 2 Napoleons Casino & Restaurant Owlerton Sheffield Lightning Novices’ ‘Chase (1:30pm, 2 miles, 5yo+)
  • £30,000 Grade 2 Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle (2:05pm, 3 miles, 5yo+)
  • £50,000 Grade 2 olbg.com Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle (2:40pm, 2m128y, 4yo+)
  • £100,000 Sky Bet Handicap ‘Chase (Listed Race, 3 miles, 3:15pm, 5yo+)

Uttoxeter, 1:05pm – a jumping card that includes the £15,000 January Handicap Hurdle (2m4f, 4yo+)

Lingfield, 1:20pm – an all-weather flat meeting

Chelmsford, 4:40pm – an all-weather flat meeting

Sunday 27th January

Sedgefield, 1:10pm – a jumping card

Fontwell Park, 1:30pm – a jumping card



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