Denman to parade at Newbury on Saturday

Denman is to parade at Newbury racecourse at the weekend.

The star of H&H blog “Denman’s Diary” is to show off to his fans before racing on Betfair Super Saturday (9 February) at the Berkshire track.

Denman won at Newbury five times during his racing career — including two Hennessy Gold Cups.

It will be the first time he has appeared in public on a racecourse since his retirement. He now spends his time hunting with Charlotte Alexander in Gloucestershire.

“It will be lovely to see Paul Nicholls and [Denman’s owner] Paul Barber at Newbury,” Charlotte told H&H.

I’m going to be riding him as I think it will be easier as I will have more control then. I think the plan is to parade in ring then go up past the stands.

Denman is in great form and feeling quite fresh having had a couple of weeks off with the snow. As he has now settled in the crowds out hunting I should think he will be very well behaved doing his parade.”

One of the highlights of the day is the Betfair Denman (Aon) Chase.

“Our racegoers will be delighted to see Denman at Newbury again,” said Newbury’s Stephen Higgins. “He won five of his seven races here and was always so popular. I’m sure he’ll be given a very warm welcome on his return.”

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