MARK JOHNSTON has enjoyed a fine season with his staying types and the Middleham-based trainer looks to hold another strong hand in the Listed feature of Saturday at York, the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup. Johnston saddled three of the first four home in the Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown last month, with Dee Ex Bee landing the spoils as Austrian School and Making Miracles finished third and fourth respectively. Both Austrian School and Making Miracles are set to lock horns again on the Knavesmire, which will be their fourth clash of the season. The score currently stands at two-one to Austrian School, who put eight and a half lengths on his stable companion in the Queen’s Cup at Musselburgh, although Making Miracles comprehensively reversed that form when romping hom... (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