Gloomy Sunday sparkling ahead of Artemis Goodwood Cup on Glorious Thursday

French handler Christophe Ferland is hoping Gloomy Sunday can make another successful cross-Channel raid in the £100,000 Group Two Artemis Goodwood Cup, run over two miles and the feature race on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, Thursday, August 1. The four-year-old daughter of Singspiel is a new addition to the staying ranks and looked a potential star when winning a high-class renewal of the Group Three Henry II Stakes over two miles by four lengths at Sandown on May 30. Ferland, who will be…

Feel Like Dancing on course for Ladbrokes St Leger

Entries for final Classic of the season close next Tuesday, July 23 Entries for the final Classic of the season, the Ladbrokes St Leger, close next Tuesday, July 23. Offering a record prize fund of £600,000, the Group One contest takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster on Saturday, September 14. Entries for the world’s oldest Classic will be revealed on Wednesday, July 24. One horse who will receive a Ladbrokes St Leger entry is the John Gosden-trained Feel Like…

Lee Westwood’s Hoof It handed Stewards’ Cup target after York return

Hoof It, owned by leading golfer Lee Westwood and his agent Chubby Chandler, will bid for a repeat victory in the £100,000 Stewards’ Cup on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3. Westwood is currently playing in the British Open, held at Muirfield, Scotland. The Mick Easterby-trained six-year-old produced a devastating performance in the 2011 running of the famous six-furlong heritage handicap, shouldering a record weight of 10st to an impressive two and a half length success. He continued in fine…

£45m Cheltenham Racecourse development project achieves planning consent

Cheltenham Borough Council last night gave planning consent to The Jockey Club’s proposed £45 million development project at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse. Commenting on the news, Ian Renton, Cheltenham and South West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “I am delighted that Cheltenham Borough Council has approved the application and am most grateful for the very positive support received from the local community. The new development will enable us to provide facilities for our racegoers in keeping with the quality of the National Hunt…

Sky Bet’s “Magnificent Seven” saddle up for Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival

This year’s Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival gets underway at Ripon on Saturday (July 20) with key supporter Sky Bet aiming to raise another substantial sum for charity during the eight-day racing spectacular.   The Leeds-based company donated more than £5,000 to good causes after the 2012 Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival and will be offering in excess of £4,000 in charity bets this year, headed by the “Magnificent Seven”.   Seven of racing’s biggest brains will be given £50 each day to…

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