2105 at Cartmel (25/05/2013) (Runners:9)
- 1. Unex Picasso
2. Any Given Moment
3. Mrs Eff
4. Dizzy River
6. Gulf Punch
7. Glasson Lad
9. Painted Sky
Non Runner. Qualitee
Non Runner. Ahhdehken
Non Runner. Delightfully
Non Runner. Flying Doctor
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Sedgefield Racecourse is an English horse racing course located south of the city of Durham, close to the village of Sedgefield, owned by Northern Racing plc.
It is a left-handed course, used for jump racing only. The finishing straight is about three furlongs in length, with a steep descent followed by a climb to the winning post after the last fence. There are 18 fixtures in the 2012 season. It is also used as a venue for numerous other indoor and outdoor events, such as weddings and conferences.
Racing has been taking place at Sedgefield since at least 1732, but little is known of these early meetings. In 1804 Ralph Lambton, an ancestor of the Earls of Durham, formed a club based at the Hardwicke Arms and Sedgefield became the headquarters of the Ralph Lambton Hunt. The Sedgefield course was part of the Sands Hall Estate, home of the Ord family. Racing may not have been staged every year and it was not until 1846 that officially recognised meetings were held.
Until World War I the Sedgefield Hunt staged an annual two day fixture in March. When racing resumed the number of meetings soon increased to three. A new Racecourse Company was founded in 1927, and has seen the fixtures gradually increase to the current level.
Facilities only improved slowly, and in the 1960s Clement Freud famously described the course as “all field and not much sedge”. When Frank Scotto was appointed as chairman in 1977 the course was rumoured to be on the verge of closure. He instigated a series of improvements, getting rid of primitive tin huts and building the new Sedgefield Pavilion in 1991 and additional corporate hospitality suites. After his death in 1996 the course’s future was uncertain until its purchase by Northern Racing was completed in 2001. Since then they have invested around £600,000 on the racecourse. Improvements have included a brand new stable yard, investment in bars and stands and upgrades to the drainage system.
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Sedgefield 5th race Handicap Chase (CLASS 4) 5.400m GOOD.
A weak contest where the one-eyed governs among the blinds. ONIZ TIPTOES has been knocking the door lately (342242), and returning to this track under today's conditions will be a plus. He is one of the few can stay, and handle...
Sedgefield 3rd race Handicap Hurdle (CLASS 4) 5.500m GOOD-SOFT.
It was a year ago when the Course & Distance specialist, ONIZ TIPTOES, won his last race. Today he finds here ideal conditions to come back to a winning row. Soft ground is on his favour, while he has a better Handicap n...
Sedgefield 1st race Novices´ Hurdle (CLASS 4) 4.000m G00D-SOFT.
Distance winner on a soft ground, EIGHTEEN CARAT, comes here to take these easier Hurdles, a case which might help him to avoid jumping to the right side losing this way plenty momentum & ground.
Sedgefield 1st race Chase (Class 4) 3.300m SOFT.
Andrea & Graham Wylie with 14 wins, are the second best owners in this track. While J Howard Johnson is also with 23 wins the second best trainer. Both they saddle GRINGO, who will try for first time to jump over fences.
Day Du Roy
SEDGEFIELD 4th race, Hdcp Chase, (Class 5), (4000m), SOFT.
This is a moderate race where DAY DU ROY must have a fair chance, judged on his winter form, when he was twice second on a soft ground round this distance in a Class 4 event. He is after all, twice winner in a Class 3 and 4.