Newbury racecourse is one of the premier dual-purpose tracks in the country. Racing has been staged at the current location in Berkshire since 1905 and you can find all the latest race cards and best odds for today’s racing at Sky Bet. That was a Flat meeting with the National Hunt meetings starting a year later. The feature race of the winter season is the Hennessy Gold Cup in November. One of the most competitive and valuable handicap chases in the calendar.
Initially staged at Cheltenham, it was switched to Newbury in 1960 and the first renewal was won by Mandarin. The great arkle won the 1964 and 1965 renewals, the latter one of the most memorable performances in jump racing history.
Get Great Odds on the Lockinge Stakes
The Lockinge Stakes, a Group One contest over a mile, is the big race on the Flat and has been won by the likes of Brigadier Gerard and Frankel. The Fred Darling Stakes and Greenham (won by Frankel) are significant Classic trials staged at Newbury; you can find odds and the latest betting prices for Newbury racecards here.
Newbury Form Affects the Betting
Richard Hughes is by some way the most successful Flat jockey at Newbury over the last five years followed by William Buick, Ryan Moore, James Doyle and Jim Crowley.
Following the retirement of Richard Hannon Senior, John Gosden is the leading trainer from Roger Charlton and William Haggas but Hannon Junior is closing fast.
Locally-based Nicky Henderson has a great record at the track and his former stable jockey Barry Geraghty is leading jumps rider ahead of Richard Johnson, Noel Fehily and Tom Scudamore.
Paul Nicholls isn’t far behind Henderson in the trainers list with Alan King, David Pipe and Philip Hobbs next in the list.