Horse racing fixtures 25 November – 1 December – Details of another action-packed week of classy racing action!
Brian Healy looks ahead to this week's UK and Irish horse racing fixture schedule and details all the action and big races over the next seven days.
Another top class week of UK and Irish horse racing action goes to post from Monday, and there is plenty more for punters to look forward to throughout the course of the next seven days.
The feature event of the week sees the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase take centre stage of the day at Newbury as the pinnacle of their two-day Winter Festival which also sees Grade Two action going to post on Friday’s opening day.
There is also Grade One action on Saturday at Newcastle where dual-Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’air could make his seasonal return in the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle; while on Sunday there is Grade One action at Fairyhouse where the Royal Bond Hurdle, Hattons Grace Hurdle and Drinmore Novice Chase are all on the agenda at the Ratoath track.
MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER
The week kicks off with a programme of four UK horse racing meetings which takes in afternoon action over the sticks from the cards at Ludlow, Musselburgh and Kempton; while over there is also action on the all-weather from Chelmsford on their polytrack surface.
There is Listed action on the card at Kempton with the Racing TV Mares’ Hurdle the feature race of the afternoon.
Ludlow (jumps) – 12.35 – 3.50pm (7 races)
Musselburgh (jumps) – 12.45 – 3.30 (6 races)
Kempton (jumps) – 12.55 – 3.40pm (6 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 3.25 – 7.00pm (8 races)
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER
Four more UK and Irish horse racing fixtures go to post on Tuesday, and the day’s jumps racing comes from Sedgefieldl, as well as Punchestown in Ireland.
Completing the Tuesday line-up are all-weather fixtures at Southwell on fibresand in the afternoon, and on the Wolverhampton tapeta in the evening.
Punchestown (jumps) – 12.40 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Sedgefield (jumps) – 12.50 – 3.20pm (6 races)
Southwell (jumps) – 1.00 – 3.30pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 3.50 – 7.20pm (8 races)
WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER
Southwell (flat, aw) – 12.20 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Hereford (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.50pm (7 races)
Wetherby (jumps) – 12.40 – 3.30pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 4.10 – 7.40pm (8 races)
THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER
Thursday sees the action crank up a notch with five UK and Irish horse racing meetings scheduled to take place, and there is afternoon all-weather action on the Lingfield polytrack; while over the sticks there are fixtures at Ffos Las and Taunton, as well as Thurles in Ireland.
Rounding off the day is an all-weather evening meeting from Chelmsford on their polytrack surface.
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 12.10 – 3.30pm (7 races)
Thurles (jumps) – 12.15 – 3.35pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (jumps) – 12.25 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Taunton (jumps) – 1.10 – 3.50pm (6 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 4.00 – 7.30pm (8 races)
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER
Six UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post on Friday, and day one of the Winter Festival at Newbury takes centre stage in the afternoon, featuring two Grade Two contests with both the Berkshire Novices’ Chase and the Long Distance Hurdle going to post on a cracking racecard.
There is also jumps racing at Doncaster, while Limerick in Ireland goes to post over the sticks.
Friday’s all-weather action comes from Southwell’s fibresand surface in the afternoon, while in the evening there is polytrack action from both Kempton and Dundalk in Ireland.
Doncaster (jumps) – 12.00 – 3.25pm (7 races)
Newbury (jumps) – 12.15 – 3.35pm (7 races)
Limerick (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.50pm (7 races)
Southwell (flat, aw) – 12.55 – 4.15pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 4.30 – 8.00pm (8 races)
Dundalk (flat, aw) – 5.45 – 8.45pm (7 races)
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER
A further six UK and Irish horse racing meetings will go to post on Saturday, with Newbury staging the latest renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase on a card which also includes Grade Two and Listed action.
Meanwhile, there is also jumps racing from Doncaster, Bangor and Newcastle where the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle is the feature race of the afternoon at Gosforth Park on a card that also includes Listed action on the agenda.
Fairyhouse in Ireland also race over the sticks on Saturday; while the day’s all-weather action comes from the evening card at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface.
Newcastle (jumps) – 11.45 – 3.20pm (7 races)
Fairyhouse (jumps) – 11.50 – 3.15pm (7 races)
Doncaster (jumps) – 11.55 – 3.25pm (7 races)
Newbury (jumps) – 12.05 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Bangor (jumps) – 12.10 – 3.35pm (7 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.00 – 8.30pm (8 races)
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER
The week ends with a three-fixture line-up of UK and Irish horse racing meetings which sees jumps racing going to post at both Leicester and Carlisle.
There is also action from Fairyhouse in Ireland which sees a trio of Grade One contests taking place with the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, Drinmore Novice Chase and Hatton’s Grace Hurdle on a fantastic Sunday racecard.
Leicester (jumps) – 12.10 – 3.20pm (7 races)
Carlisle (jumps) – 12.20 – 3.30pm (7 races)
Fairyhouse (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.40pm (7 races)