Serious talent will be on show as Huntingdon Racecourse stages biggest race of the year

Wishfull Thinking on his way to winning the 2014 Peterborough Chase.

Wishfull Thinking on his way to winning the 2014 Peterborough Chase. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Racecourse chief Sian Williams expects an ‘incredible’ renewal of the track’s biggest race this Sunday.

The two-and-a-half mile Grade 2 Betfred Peterborough Chase, worth £65,000, goes off at 2pm as the feature on a seven-race card.

Several of the biggest trainers in the country are likely to be represented in a field which could include three Cheltenham Festival winners in addition to reigning champion Wishfull Thinking.

Champion Irish trainer Willie Mullins also has two possible runners among 13 entries.

Huntingdon general manager Williams, who is preparing to oversee the flagship card for the first time, said: “It is our most high-profile and prestigious fixture of the year and we are going to be in for a treat. The entries for the Betfred Peterborough Chase are incredible and there is some serious talent in the race.

“Tickets are selling really well and we should have crowds in their thousands. Typically they are huge fans of not only Huntingdon, but jump racing itself.

“I have always been a huge fan of the Betfred Peterborough Chase and this year it will be that little bit more exciting.

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“I am proud to have an incredible team who produce a renowned racing surface that is recognised throughout the racing community. The fact that we will have Irish runners on Sunday demonstrates this entirely.”

Tickets, starting in price at £18 in advance and £20 on the day, are available by calling 0844 579 3007 or by visiting

Accompanied children aged 17 and under enter free with gates opening at 10.15am, two hours before the first race goes off.