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2016 Melbourne Cup entries announced

Order of St George, Aidan O'Brien,
Defending champion Prince of Penzance as well as German-trained 2014 winner Protectionist are among the leading candidates for the upcoming Melbourne Cup, as the complete entry list for the iconic meeting was announced. With nominations having closed just over a week ago for the 156th Melbourne Cup at Flemington, a record 31 of the 124 total entries come from outside of Australia. Michelle Payne rode Prince of Penzance to victory in 2015 to become the first female winner, however, the 30-year-old will not be back on the same horse this year following a substantial absence through injury. Meanwhile, Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien has seven entries, as the Irishman looks to claim victory at Flemington for the first time in his career.

O’Brien’s Order of St George is the current 10/1 favourite for the race with bookmakers Betway having established himself as one of the leading contenders following a dominant victory at Royal Ascot recently. Willie Mullins, O’Brien’s fiercest rival, enters two horses, this time, around after earning a second place finish with Max Dynamite last year, and the current Betway odds are good for Clondaw Warrior and Wicklow Brave, with both offered odds of 25/1.

Meanwhile, competition for places among the 31 overseas entries comes in the shape of the Betfred Ebor winner Heartbreak City. The six-year-old Tony Martin trained horse is also given odds of 25/1 at Betway. Elsewhere, having recently admitted his intention of winning the Melbourne Cup at some point during his career, Luca Cumani has surprisingly made no entries into this year’s race. However, his son Matt could well have a runner in what is his first year as a trainer, with Grey Lion currently seen as a heavy outsider at Betway.

With races such as the Irish Champion Stakes, St Leger and Kentucky Cup proving crucial in preparations for the Melbourne Cup, odds at Betway could well change over the coming weeks as some of the leading candidates aim to head to Australia in good form. Another big day in the build up to the meeting will be September 13th, with the weights for the race being released. For those of you who can’t wait for the big race, the Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, Qipco Champion Stakes and Cox Plate over the coming weeks certainly provide you with plenty of opportunity to bet on your favourite.

UK Racecourse Info

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So you are searching for UK Racecourse Info? Now you could go straight to the given racecourse website. Whether Aintree, Musselburgh, York... You name it. There is nothing wrong with going to the horse's mouth. But sometimes, you are best to go to wholesale and find one place which literally has every racecourse website. That why Racecourse Directory is a favourite with readers because we detail UK Racecourse Info. In fact, we don't just detail limited UK racecourse information but each and every course from up and down the country. 

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If you a list of British racecourse you have come to the right place at Racecourse Directory. Our website is bulging at the seams with racecourse websites, Twitter links and Facebook pages. Need a list of UK Racecourse? Job done! Our user-friendly platform means that you can access each and every racecourse in seconds. 

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Every racecourse website in the UK.

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Take a moment to read about Aintree racecourse here

Bespoke articles detailing the history of every UK racecourse. This isn't just a brief history - many articles are 2000 words.

Curragh racecourse, Ireland,
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Irish racecourse websites directory.   

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Take a moment to read about Keeneland racecourse here

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History of UK Racecourses

I bet you have a favourite racecourse? It might be Newmarket, the home of British racing. Perhaps your local course is Fakenham. For me, it is Great Yarmouth. Why? Well, as youngsters we would holiday at Caister-on-sea as my dad would love a day at the races, just down the road. Many years have passed since those beautiful childhood days but we still, as adults, venture to the Eastern Festival every September in memory of those loved ones who are sadly no long here. They are certainly with us in spirit. 

I'm sure your favourite racecourses hold similar memories. But it's interesting to consider that the racecourse you visit so often may actually detail secrets, stories, and an incredible history.

Racecourse Directory commissioned writer Annette Howard to detail the history of every racecourse in the UK from Aintree to York. Do you know the hidden story of your favourite racecourse?  Take a moment to learn about its heritage, troubles, and successes. You may be surprised what you read.

Racecourse Directory is never one to rest on its laurels and its reason why we also detail the racecourse history of racecourses in Ireland & the United States of American. 

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Wetnose Day 4 Animals 30th September 2016

Wetnose Day 4 Animals 30th September 2016

I support Wetnose Animal Aid and I am proud to be ambassador to Wetnose Day. It is such a fun and inspiring time to gather people together to work hard in supporting those smaller charitable organisations who struggle so hard to raise funds for the excellent and tiring work they do on a daily basis - Anneka Svenska -Wildlife Presenter & Founder of GreenWorldTV and Wetnose Day Ambassador.

Wetnose Animal Aid together with VeggieVision TV our media partner and supporter are calling all media outlets to help us with our wonderful fun day 4 animals in care. 

Just think what a difference £500,000 could make to our rescue centres, paying off vets bills or buying a month's supply of animal feed would make such a difference. The knowledge and skills the animal rescue teams have is phenomenal which is why we need to encourage young people to learn more about animal welfare, vets, farriers, behaviourists, nutrition and so much more." says Andrea (Founder/chairman) Wetnose Animal Aid. 

Today we have Children in Need, Sports Relief, Comic Relief, Cancer Relief, Text Santa and Red Nose Day, all worthwhile causes and making a huge difference. However, we have NOTHING for pets, stray animals or wildlife, which is why Wetnose has been set up to help sick and abused animals in rescue centres across the UK. 

Andrea and Gavin Gamby-Boulger set up Wetnose Animal Aid in the year 2000, a unique non-profit organisation raising funds for sick animals in care across the UK: 

"After running a rescue centre for 13 years we know how hard and emotional it is looking after stray and sick animals and being called out at a moment's notice. The overall household pet population for the UK stands at 23.2 million (excluding fish); that's a lot of animals. Many will have come from Rescue Centres, which is why we need to support and help more Rescue Centres. 

Ricky Gervais Quote: "Good luck for the third National Wetnose Day event 4 animals Friday 30thSept 2016, join in & buy your nose at www.wetnoseanimalaid.com ".

Six ways you can support National Wetnose Day 2016 Pose with a Nose! Buy a Wetnose and wear it with pride all day in September or a wristband. Black foam noses are available to buy from www.wetnoseanimalaid.com at £5 each. Share your photos with Wetnose Animal Aid on Twitter @WetnoseAnimal #posewithanose and Facebook - Wetnose Animal Aid and Wetnose Day 

  • 1. Gather your doggie friends and head out for a sponsored dog walk in the park. 
  • 2. Host a doggy party with raffle prizes and doggie hampers. 
  • 3. Cake sale - bake some animal-inspired treats … dog biscuits anyone? 
  • 4. Donate unwanted items such as DVDs, clothing, books, toys and games to the Wetnose Animal Aid shop in Hungate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TB 
  • 5. We're always looking for new sponsors for Wetnose Day? 

We're always looking for new sponsors for Wetnose Day? Have your name/brand added to our posters, press releases, website and social media for a small sponsorship deal of £300 for a whole year, now that's better than an advert!

Brighton Racecourse - History and Key Facts

Located one mile to the northeastern part of Brighton in West Sussex, Brighton Racecourse belongs to the Arena Racing Company. The colorful history of this fine English racing ground stretches back to over three centuries gone. While credible documentary evidence attests to the fact that sporting events were already happening at Brighton Racecourse as early as 1713, the very first public competitions didn’t take place until 1783. Again, chronological facts provide strong clues that the initial horse riding occasions involved members of the armed forces garrisoned here in the formative years of the racecourse. Nonetheless, civilian members of the neighboring community are also likely to have participated in these preliminary fixtures.

Legend has it that George IV, during his reign as Prince of Whales, initiated hurdle races at the then fledgling Brighton Racecourse. The royal figure was taking a casual ride around the area in the company of his aristocratic mates when he discovered the amazing facility. The initial grandstand was erected at Brighton Racecourse in 1788 and was widely considered somewhat stylish according to the architectural models of the day. However, this structure was set ablaze shortly after and burned to ashes in puzzling circumstances that at once baffled the top patrons of this amenity. Nevertheless, further investigations revealed that the inferno was a deliberate misdeed of the poor squatters who had been allowed to live on the facility’s land. 

Around 1805, gaming activities at Brighton were disrupted as unresolved issues emerged between the management and the proprietor who had leased the land on which the racecourse stood. In fact, the clearly infuriated landlord threatened to plough the horse riding ground if he was not given his usual gratifying gift of wine. Apparently, he had previously enjoyed the customary drink every other season before and was now evidently disappointed that the singular gesture of well-deserved appreciation was unjustifiably revoked.

However, he was chased off by a wrathful press gang as he attempted to actualize his absurd threats. After the difficult landowner was fully restrained, racing functions resumed in earnest. It is not clear to the present generation of Brighton Racecourse sporting enthusiasts how the farmer’s rather cheap terms were met or otherwise peaceably renegotiated. Nonetheless, it is legendarily held that he must have had the retracted favor reinstated as no further similar disruptions were ever again experienced at the Sussex sporting site.

During the first few years after the racecourse won the admiration of the Welsh prince, it was principally used a favorite spot for the most fashionable races. However, it later drifted to the earlier status after the royal patron and his top classmates stopped frequenting the facility. Fortunately, railway transportation reached Brighton in 1850 and gave larger numbers of fans access to the middling racecourse. Statistics show that the introduction of railway infrastructure made it possible for fans and guests to tour the racecourse from far away enclaves such as London and others. As a result of this possible revenue boost, the quality of key infrastructures profoundly improved within less than a year after the very first train docked in Brighton. 

In fact, the racing field registered up to 20,000 fans after the second global war. With modish grandstands on either side of the home straight, Brighton was popularly considered to be one of the finest English sporting sites of the late 1800s. This relative fame continued into the first and middle decades of the 20th century. For instance, the racecourse established striking fame when it launched the Derby Trial in the 1960s. Holding a couple of other ubiquitously liked fixtures every year and continually enhancing its structural amenities, Brighton Racecourse has surpassed the bar mark to emerge as a leading world-class sporting behemoth that we see and hear of presently.

Currently, Brighton Racecourse still ranks among the very best equine racing establishments not only in the United Kingdom but also throughout the world. Despite being in the league of smaller’ horse riding facilities in the country, it indeed makes it into the coveted category of the greatest sporting arenas in terms of events quality. One of the good reasons for the arena’s steady fame and structural advancement is the existence of a capable executive body. In fact, Brighton is said to enjoy the rare managerial acumen of some of the most respected global names in the world of equestrian gaming. 

Your Guide to the History of York's Ebor Festival

York is one of the most famous and well-furnished racing facilities in the world. It recently bagged the Flat Racecourse of the Year, surmounting the tough competition presented by other Premier Racecourses in the region. By the same token, the illustrious gaming establishment emerged top in the Times Newspaper survey of the high-ranking racing arenas in Britain. As such, York is one of the greatest equine sportings centers the world over – with soaring crowds of electrified fans and glamorous media coverage. In terms of crowd capacity, the facility has been ranked among famous racecourses with the largest seating capabilities – not only in Europe but also across the worldwide. It is as a result of its expanded capacity that the racing amenity stages many worldwide sporting fixtures that lure countless thousands of people from all over the map.  

York Racecourse traces its rich illustrious history to the olden the Roman Empire and the Viking times. Today, York Racecourse boasts a bustling city neighborhood that continues to flourish as a constantly developing tourist site, a leading leisure enclave, and an incomparable regional trading hub. By just looking at the fine assortment of hotels and other facilities available there, you will realize the unmistakable fact that York is not an average metropolis but a lively urban sightseeing destination that provides inimitable shopping opportunities and dozens of impressive tourist attractions not found in many other conurbations worldwide. 

Some of the most striking features around this globally recognized sporting center include the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Center. Additionally, the Castle and City Walls and the Minster comprise the most outstanding hotel and accommodation facilities found at York Racecourse. Beyond these elaborate extra-sporting catering services, York’s unrivaled wagering facilities are also one of the most popular in Britain and outside. Apart from offering excellent dining and accommodation services, racegoers also have a fantastic chance to place their bets and take home a huge variety of coveted prizes after the track outcomes.

While it is not easy to precisely determine when York Racecourse was first unveiled, it is well documented that horse riders have been competing here since the reign of Emperor Severus of the Roman times. However, the overflowing numbers that throng this “Northern Racecourse of the Year” nowadays hardly understand the great fact that they are participating in a breathtaking spectacle that started well over 2,000 years ago. In fact, York is internationally listed among the top five oldest equine sporting establishments in the entire globe. Although there have been suggestions that some other sporting centers may have been in existence a little longer, this incomparably well-regarded racing arena boasts several explicitly archived pieces of evidence that support its tag as one of the oldest horse riding spots the world over. This is a sharp departure from other centers that, although evidently started a couple of centuries ago, lack the documented testimony to prove that they are indeed older than York Racecourse. 

Clear records available at the York Corporation official archives bear out the insurmountable reality that racing activities were taking place as early as 1530. For instance, it is a well-immortalized fact that the 1607 annual events at York were held at the then frozen River Ouse. Further, the same historical details point out that the fixtures were successful nevertheless, set against the widespread lackluster racing standards of the day. This is a crystal-clear proof that the racecourse’s founders and champions of those early centuries were greatly passionate and indomitably more focused than the current generation of York racers. Despite the conspicuous absence of comprehensive data regarding the weather-crippled 1607 racing events, reliable traditions stipulate that they continued without any major program disruptions – further attesting to the admirable tenacity of York racing forbears.

This history of resilience and limitless hope has become the rock-hard moral foundation on which York Racecourse is built. Even when faced with impossible managerial obstacles, the facility draws unconquerable motivation from the invincible faith of its ancestors. This, among a host of other factors, precisely explains why York has withstood all its seemingly impenetrable challenges to celebrate nearly five centuries of almost interrupted equine racing. Tenacity and resilience have thus given this age-old sporting site the present hard-earned prestige that surpassingly elevates it higher above similar arenas in the country and also on the global map. Every winning racer participating in the racecourses key events must thus embrace the bold hope that the founding champions so well exhibited.

Nonetheless, the first fully detailed sporting meetings began in 1709 after a painstaking series of ambitious structural advancements aimed at reducing the extent of flooding at these time-honored equestrian gaming grounds. Despite these commendable efforts, denudation of the evidently poorly designed/positioned facility continued and the management was finally forced to shift track events to Knavesmire – which remains the current location of York Racecourse. Anyone who visits York Racecourse for the first time may deny the fact that it was founded on a wetland about four centuries gone. Its elaborate courses and enviable grandstand give one the convincing impression that the cute appearance of the racecourse has been like that since the day it was established. However, any analytical observer will, without a doubt, relish the fact that York’s outstanding beauty resulted out of years of painstaking redesigning and modernization.  

Just like its name suggests, Knavesmire was huge mire that required a great deal of leveling to make the murky grounds good for equine racing activities. These strenuous designing efforts were significantly repulsed by the additional hurdle posed by the stream in the middle that necessitated the arduous task of draining the new grounds. Nevertheless, the administration excellently accomplished this seeming insurmountable feat and the racecourse opened its doors in 1731 on the fresh location. Since its relocation, York Racecourse has steadily gained unlimited fame and rank as a prime sporting center and a first-rate hospitality behemoth in Great Britain. Owing to the smooth managerial transitions spearheaded by many generations of highly capable executives, the sporting site has registered surprising success and eminence that other racing locations can only admire. 

For a long time, no lasting structures were put up at York Racecourse up to the time the widely noted architect – John Carr – designed the very first Grandstand in 1754. Financed by over 200 charitable individuals contributed five guineas each, each patron was permitted to utilize the grandstand throughout the lease’s tenure. Sporting events at this giant structure are still managed by the enduring York Racecourse Committee. Formed in 1846, this expertly constituted oversight body has been executing all the managerial tasks with irreproachable success, which is the only fundamental reason why the amenity continues thriving over two centuries after.  

Throughout the intervening years, the internationally liked racecourse has severally hosted countless spectacular races. The Ebor Festival is indubitably one of the most notable horse sporting events held at York Racecourse. This timeless racing tournament is keenly followed by millions of fans from all over the world. Usually, the four-day competitions happen slightly after the middle August dates. The events were first staged in 1843 when the maiden Ebor Handicap was unveiled, registering instant success as a leading equine gaming throughout the continent. York Ebor Festival 2016 will be held from 17th August and will carry on for the customary duration of four days. Millions of attendees from Europe and beyond are set to attend the universally publicized 2016 races.

Upholding a classic tradition that has survived more than a century, each of the four days has a set of predetermined track events. For instance, Thursdays are the designated Ladies’ Day and feature The Yorkshire Oaks and the Lowther Stakes. Fridays are usually the Nunthorpe Stakes day and are often slated for events such as the Gimcrack Stakes and the Strensall Stakes. Again, Saturday is the real Ebor Day and entails the Ebor Handicap and the Lonsdale Cup.

Although this festival has continued to flourish and gain fame year after year since its inauguration, this doesn’t mean that these annual equine races have been without their fair share of challenges. For instance, the 2008 York Ebor Festival was done away with due to heavy rains and wet weather marred the event’s fixtures. This entered history as the very first time when the time-honored meetings were completely scrapped due to inclement weather conditions. As a notably foremost UK center for flat equestrian races, York Racecourse draws an increasingly high number of racegoers from the country and overseas.

The York Ebor Festival 2016 will start on Wednesday 17th with the Group One Juddmonte International fixtures that shall be the key highlight of the day. During the first day of the 2016 equine racing in a greatly revered contest that has been repeatedly rated as the most important sporting occasion in the whole of Great Britain by several international horseracing authorities, the racecourse’s executive expects an unprecedentedly overwhelming turnout as the four-day occasions kick off. To many fans, the first day is viewed as an excellent time to carry out any remaining bookings or familiarize with any friends and acquaintances in attendance.

On Thursday 18th, the 2016 York Ebor festival will involve the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and Ladies’ Day sporting activities. Throughout the four days, a real sense of 21st-century fashion is set to rock the entire racecourse. As in the previous cases, the most elegantly dressed racegoers are set to bag a vast array of trophies including a trip to Dubai – courtesy of Marriot Hotels. In fact, Thursdays are particularly popular among nearly all fans due to the palpable sense of elegance attached to all exclusive Ladies’ Days, even outside the world of horse riding.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here!Friday 19th will offer both fans and participants an opportunity to race into the weekend. This is the day when the fastest Ebor track events are slated to take place. The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes is the swiftest Ebor racing category and thus determines the greatest champions of the year. All the previous Nunthorpe Stakes winners have established in erasable international renown as celebrated jockeys. As such, there is every good reason to suggest that 19th August will experience the loudest crowd cheers in the whole course of the York Ebor Festival 2016.

Lastly, the Betfred Ebor Day, by far the oldest category in these universally broadcast competitions and clearly the richest flat handicap in the entire continent, will ultimately conclude the series of the eagerly awaited yearly fixtures. While it is obviously not as much-hyped as the Nunthorpe Stakes races, the Betfred Ebor calendar is no doubt a well-attended program that many people closely follow as they mark the final occurrences of the ending annual sporting festivals. 

Due to the globally appreciated fame of these competitions and the racecourse’s excellently furnished hospitality department, the York Ebor Festival 2016 is expected to attract millions of foreign equestrian racing tourists from as far as Asia and North America. As a result, the management has put in place several service provision interventions to make the events as successful as they have ever been for more than hundred years. 

Moreover, stringent security measures have already been ratified in order to guarantee the security and safety of the people in attendance. Due to the undeniable threat posed by the global menace of bloody terrorist units, nothing has been left to chance since security concerns have been severally touted as one the biggest preparatory challenges the racecourse management and the Ebor Festival committee must concentrate on. As such, constant surveillance will be done during the actual events and even weeks before the official kick-off. Those entering the compound will have to undergo numerous security checks as a way of safeguarding the whole facility against possible terrorist assaults. 

Media coverage is also set to increase this year. Many fourth estate stakeholders have already voiced their presence on the grounds in the course of these widely disseminated sports proceedings. As such, a few regulations have also been rolled out to give journalists an overview of the expected rules of conduct while immortalizing the most important annual equine competitions this year. As a result of the wide-sweeping media publicity, sponsorship deals by leading global corporations have also continued to get signed. From the look of things, the York Ebor Festival 2016 is anticipated to be one of the most elaborate annual versions of this century-old racing race meeting at York Racecourse.