TOO DARN Hot is ready for his eagerly anticipated seasonal return this Thursday when he’ll contest the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York. Last year’s champion juvenile will face seven rivals in the £165,000 Group 2 race, regarded by many to be the leading Investec Derby trial. The unbeaten son of Dubawi, owned by Lord Lloyd Webber, has raced up to a mile before, but his fifth career engagement will see him tackling an extended mile and a quarter. Trainer John Gosden said: “In the case of Too Darn Hot we had to change the programme. “A few days before the Greenham he came up with a splint issue and he had two weeks of walking. “So, the Dante became the obvious place to go. And although we are happy with the horse it has been a very tight schedule to get him t... (Read More)
Winter Festival Event
Wetherby 26th December
Wetherby 27th December
Catterick 28th December
Doncaster 29th December
This four day winter festival commences with Wetherby’s two day fixture on December 26th and 27th. On Sunday 28th December there will be racing from Catterick and on Sunday 29th December, Doncaster stage their Christmas meeting.
The festival brings together the best of National Hunt racing in Yorkshire over the Christmas period