Ludlow Course Guide

Racing takes place at Ludlow throughout the winter months with its feature race being the Forbra Gold Cup run in late February. The race, named in honour of Forbra, a 50/1 winner of the 1932 Grand National whose owner was based in Ludlow, usually attracts a competitive field.

Notable horses that have got their nose in front at the Shropshire track include 2009 Champion Hurdler Punjabi, Tamarinbleu, winner of the 2008 Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot, and Taranis, winner of the 2007 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

Jumps Racing

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A sharp, right-handed, oval track, with a nine-fence chase circuit about a mile and a half and a run-in of 250 yards. The fences are easy, though the first fence in the home straight can catch horses out. The hurdle course, which runs on the outside of the chase course, has easier turns. Whereas the chase course is flat, the hurdle course has slight undulations but they rarely provide difficulties for a long-striding horse.

My old boss, Nicky Henderson, loves Ludlow and the list of horses to have won there reads like a who’s who of jump racing stars. That’s because, in order to be successful, you need one with a lot of speed - and you can win races over two miles with a non-stayer, just as long it wastes little time in the air. The fences are easy - some horses practically hurdle them - but, until they re-sited the first fence in the straight, we used to call it ‘Trappy Trevor’. It doesn’t seem to catch so many out these days.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

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14:00 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 169y)
Dark green, yellow sash, dark green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap (Mrs M Gittings-Watts)
  • Winner: Takbeer
  • Jockey: Robert Williams
  • Trainer: Mrs N S Evans
  • Owner: Mrs M Gittings-Watts

14:30 Totepool Cashback Club At Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 7f 171y)
Yellow, maroon cap (Mr Christopher Hanbury)
  • Winner: Baden
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr Christopher Hanbury

15:05 Welsh Guards Association Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 55y)
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)
  • Winner: Just A Feeling
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd

15:35 Extra Places At Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (1m 7f 212y)
Beige, dark blue cross belts, checked sleeves, dark blue cap (Four The Fun Of It Partnership)
  • Winner: Festive Affair
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Owner: Four The Fun Of It Partnership

16:10 20 Free Bets Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (1m 7f 169y)
White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap (Valueracingclub Co Uk)
  • Winner: Leoncavallo
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Valueracingclub Co Uk

16:40 Michael & Eileen Fletcher Golden Wedding Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 55y)
Yellow, red chevrons, red cap (The Mamit Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Lygon Rock
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Owner: The Mamit Racing Partnership

17:10 Ann Esp Memorial 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 4) (1m 7f 169y)
Black, purple sleeves, red spots (Mr M Boothright)
  • Winner: Back On The Lash
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Owner: Mr M Boothright

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Ludlow Race Club Ltd
01584 856217

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