Burke hoping Libertarian can bounce back in Dante

The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York is always an informative trial for the Investec Derby, the premier British Classic which is staged at Epsom Downs on June 1. North Light (2004), Motivator (2005) and Authorized (2007) all annexed the extended 10-furlong contest en route to glory at Epsom Downs since the turn of the century, while Workforce (2010) finished second in the Dante before going on to win the Investec Derby in record time. A strong field of eight will go to post…

May Festival at Goodwood fast approaching

Cocked Hat option for progressive Spillway Hayley Turner delighted with 100 per cent Goodwood record Goodwood plays host to the exciting May Festival of horseracing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 23, 24 and 25. The three-day meeting was re-introduced to the programme at Goodwood in 2012 after a hiatus of six years and, with four Listed contests plus a host of competitive handicaps, the May Festival offers top-quality action. Adam Waterworth, Managing Director of Goodwood Racecourse, commented: “We were delighted with the success of…

Rosie Napravnik amongst international stars confirmed for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

Rosie Napravnik, one of North America’s leading jockeys, and Lisa Allpress, the best female jockey that New Zealand has ever produced, will join Britain’s best, Hayley Turner (Captain), in the Girls Team for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday 10 August. Meanwhile Gary Stevens (Captain), one of the USA’s greatest ever jockeys, will be joined on the Rest of the World team by Japanese ace Yasunari Iwata, who has won three Japan Cups including the last two on Buena Vista…

QIPCO sponsor Yorkshire Cup

British Champions Series sponsor, QIPCO Holding, will sponsor next Friday’s Yorkshire Cup at York’s Dante Festival, the first race in the Long Distance division of the Series which highlights the 35 best races in the British Flat racing calendar. QIPCO already sponsor the first Mile race and first Fillies & Mares race in the British Champions Series. The QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last weekend launched the 2013 Series in great style with two quality renewals. Speaking on behalf of the owners of…

At The Races and Great Leighs racecourse announce media rights deal

At The Races and Great Leighs Racecourse today announced that they have agreed terms for a media rights partnership under which ATR will have exclusive, global cross platform media rights (excluding UK and Ireland fixed odds betting shop rights) to all fixtures hosted at the Essex-based racecourse. Great Leighs hopes to commence racing in 2014 and is currently working with the BHA to secure the necessary license to operate an initial allocation of fixtures. The outcome of this process is expected later in the month….

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