Friday Night Sold Out At Goodwood Racecourse

The first of Goodwood Racecourse’s Three Friday Nights – this Friday, May 31 – is a sell-out. Rudimental, headlining the event after racing, are performing at Goodwood for the first time. The Hackney electronic music quartet have had an incredible year, with two chart-topping singles and a number one debut album. They said today: “We cannot wait to be opening the first Friday at Goodwood. Festival season has officially started and we are going to have the dance floor jumping.” The introduction of Three Friday…

Strong ATR audiences in 2013 despite weather abandonments

ATR not experiencing the same year on year ratings decline as Channel 4 Racing At The Races, the UK and Ireland’s largest and most widely distributed dedicated horse racing channel, today released its official audience data for the first quarter of 2013. The data, compiled by BARB and Nielsen, showed ATR continued to deliver robust audience reach figures in the UK and Ireland of around 2 million viewers each month during the period. This performance is despite a significant increase in fixture abandonments in Q1…

An Investec Derby To Look Forward To At Epsom Downs On Saturday

The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most famous Classic of all, has 15 contenders going forward after today’s £75,000 supplementary entry and five-day confirmation stages. Chopin, as expected, was supplemented this morning and the Andreas Wohler-trained three-year-old colt will become the first German runner if lining up on Saturday. He is a 9/1 chance with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, The winner of Britain’s richest race of the year (£1,379,500) will emerge shortly after 4pm on June 1, before…

Dunlop hoping Murtagh can partner Roz as 12 fillies go forward for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday

Roz is all set to be a first Investec Oaks runner for trainer Harry Dunlop who hopes that Johnny Murtagh will ride the three-year-old in the fillies’ Classic on the first day of the 2013 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31. Twelve fillies go for the £426,250 Investec Oaks, run over a mile and a half, following today’s six-day confirmation and supplementary entry stage. As expected, Banoffee has been supplemented at a cost of £30,000 by trainer Hughie Morrison…

Simcock chasing black type with Moment In Time

Trainer David Simcock is doubly represented on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, tomorrow Saturday, May 25. The Newmarket handler saddles Moment In Time in the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.05pm, five runners) and Breton Rock in the new £50,000 32Red Handicap (3.35pm, 10 runners), the richest race on the card. Moment In Time has 16lb to find with Frankel’s brother Noble Mission, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, on official ratings but goes to Goodwood on the back of a stunning 11-length…

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