OVER 8,000 HORSES IN THE JUMPS BIBLE
There’s just no better review of the jumps racing year than ‘Chasers & Hurdlers’. Once you’ve done with the 17-page forthright introduction you can dive in to the detail – and boy do Timeform do detail. If you love racing and are serious about the game, this is your bible. It’s an incredible record of jumps racing’s achievers and also-rans. It’s an essential punter’s guide to future winners, from modest to magnificent. It’s all inside. It’s all you need.
The forty-fifth edition of Chasers & Hurdlers, running to 1,024 closely-printed pages and over half a million words, is an A to Z of facts and analysis. It deals individually with every one of the horses that ran over jumps or in National Hunt Flat races in Britain in the 2019/20 season, providing a Timeform rating and individual commentary for each horse, which is treated as a subject on its own. The 8,166 horses dealt with also include the best of the Irish not seen out over here. The aim as always is twofold: to be of practical value in winner-finding for the new season and also to provide an accurate, authoritative and permanent record that will bring the 2019/20 season back to life in years to come. The Chasers & Hurdlers series provides a unique reference. No other country has so complete and thorough a record of the achievements of its jumpers stretching back nearly half a century. As usual, the top horses are dealt with in greater detail and are given extended, lavishly-illustrated entries in the form of Timeform essays which are often used to comment on racing’s most important issues.
The matter of the Covid-curtailed 2019/20 season is of course addressed across the annual, notably in the essay on Potters Corner, referencing both his ’home’ victory in the real Welsh National and later ‘success’ in the Virtual Grand National. The Cheltenham Festival going ahead was much criticised, but here we recall the exploits of the champions Al Boum Photo, Epatante and Politologue alongside the most exciting novices - from Envoi Allen (‘looks to have everything needed to develop into one of the greats of the sport’), Shishkin and Champ to the unfortunate Goshen. As ever there was so much more to the season though - 3 of the 4 highest-rated chasers didn’t even run at the Festival – exemplified by the essays on Cyrname and dozens more. You’ll find everything covered in Chasers & Hurdlers!
Whatever your angle on racing – whether as a racing professional or simply a keen follower of the game – ‘Chasers & Hurdlers 2019/20’ will inform and entertain in equal measure. It’s a must for the new season and out on October 10th!
- An individual entry for every horse that ran on over the jumps in Britain during the season and the best of the Irish, including a Timeform rating and commentary
- Extended essays on the leading performers
- 1,024 closely-printed pages
- Action and posed portrait photographs
- Examination of the wider issues in the sport through the essays and forthright introduction. It doesn't pull its punches!
- Top 100s, promising horses lists & more
Price: £75 Try a free sample first below!
Racehorses (£79) for the Flat is published annually in March and is part of a series which dates back to 1948. The companion Chasers & Hurdlers (£75) is published in October as part of a series which dates back to 1975/76. Both are available direct from Timeform, including checkout by PayPal, post free in the UK, and from Amazon*. Click on a button, link or scroll down to our product boxes to order your copy.
*Please note availability on Amazon commences from publication date. Pre-orders direct from Timeform only
It's informative, it's insightful, it's indispensable. So try it today!
Champs in the house! Check out a 13-page taster from the 'C' section including Timeform’s top-rated chaser Chacun Pour Soi, RSA winner Champ and Supreme Novices’ 3rd Chantry House.