The Newburys – Celebrating the Stars of our Season
It’s the end of the Jumps Season here at Newbury and we are pleased to be bringing back The Newburys in association with Conundrum HR Consulting.
We will be awarding our most successful Owner, Trainer, Jockey and Apprentice, as well as the Best Turned Out Award. Finally, we need you to vote for your stand out moment from the 2022/23 Jumps Season here at Newbury.
We’ve narrowed the list down to five of the best moments, vote for yours below for a chance to win two Premier tickets to a meeting of your choice in 2023*!
- Champ v Paisley Park – When two highly accomplished ten-year-olds lined up for the Coral Long Distance Hurdle, few would foresee the epic battle about to ensue when Champ and Paisley Park went head-to-head on the line with barely a neck separating the pair after a gruelling stamina-sapping three miles last November.
- Le Milos – On only his second start for trainer Dan Skelton Le Milos fought off a strong challenge from David Pipe’s 2021 Grade 2 Reynoldstown Chase winner, Remastered. Taking it up ahead of the second last Le Milos gave every ounce to capture Newbury’s biggest jumping prize by just half a length in a thrilling renewal of the Coral Gold Cup.
- Aucunrisque – Trainer Chris Gordon may have thought his day couldn’t get any better after seeing son Freddie bring Annual Invictus home the winner of the Betfair Multiples Offer Every Saturday Handicap Hurdle on Super Saturday, but delight was to become pure unbridled joy less than three hours later when 9/1 shot Aucunrisque landed Britain’s richest race of its kind, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.
- Hermes Allen – Hermes Allen further underlined his rising star credentials stepping up in grade again to capture the Coral Challow Hurdle with ease in testing conditions on New Year’s Eve in just his third start under rules. and providing trainer Paul Nicholls with a third consecutive victory in the Grade 1 highlight.
- Philip Hobbs’ 3,000th winner – Multiple Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Philip Hobbs has maintained his place among jumping’s elite for more than three decades and celebrated a well-earned milestone in style when Zanza gave him his 3,000th career win in the Grade 2 Betfair Denman Chase on Super Saturday.