UK – With the Cheltenham Festival 2020 exactly two months away today, it is reported that all keen eyes will be on this weekend’s UK horse racing at Warwick Racecourse and Kempton Park Racecourse.
Both courses are owned by the ‘Jockey Club’ – the biggest horse racing organisation in the UK established 1750.
Dubbed the final prep races before Cheltenham; cards at the two racetracks on Saturday 11th January are to be watched with beady eyes around the globe as many winners of particular races have gone on to win at Cheltenham.
In the spotlight are races Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle, Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle and Leamington Novices’ Hurdle – a race run at Warwick for horses over the age of 5 and a distance of around 4km.
Current horses being tipped for glory include; Notre Pari – trained by Olly Murphy, Shan Blue – trained by D Skelton and One For The Team – trained by Nick Williams.
Previous horses that have had success at both racecourses then went on to win at Cheltenham include: Willoughby Court, Holywell and Son Of Flicka.
The Cheltenham Festival begins on the 10th March 2020 and is the second largest horse race in the UK behind the Grand National, offering also the second largest prize pool winnings in UK horse racing. The main race at the festival is the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a prize pool in the region of 700,000 Euro, with the winner being handed over four hundred thousand Euro alone.