Bolger hoping Trading Leather is up to King George challenge at Ascot

Trading Leather is on course for a tilt at Ascot’s midsummer highlight, the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) over a mile and a half on Saturday, July 27.   Jim Bolger’s charge announced himself as one of Europe’s leading middle distance three-year-olds with a comfortable length and three-quarter success in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 29.   The son of Teofilo relished the step up to a mile and a half, staying on…

Sophia Brudenell appointed as new Communications Manager for South West Region of The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is pleased to announce Sophia Brudenell has been appointed as the new Communications Manager for the South West Region of Jockey Club Racecourses, to work on the communications strategy for Cheltenham, Wincanton, Warwick and Exeter Racecourses.   Sophia has spent the last six years working at JSC Sport as a Senior Account Manager. She has worked with a variety of clients in that time, including the press management, sponsorship activation on behalf of Investec and PR for the Investec Derby Festival, the…

Doncaster Racecourse announces One Call Insurance as new sponsors of the ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

Doncaster Racecourse, home of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, today announces a new sponsorship deal with One Call Insurance. The company, which is based locally in Doncaster itself, will lend its name to the newly-upgraded Listed race which will now be entitled the One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes. One Call Insurance are no strangers to sponsorship at Doncaster Racecourse, previously backing the prestigious Group Two Champagne Stakes at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival for two years. The Listed One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes…

Captain Bertie among 66 going forward for Betfred Mile

Captain Bertie could have his first start for Newmarket trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the £130,000 Betfred Mile on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 2.   The five-year-old, formerly with Lambourn handler Charlie Hills, changed hands for 50,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July Sale last week and is among 66 confirmations for Goodwood’s richest handicap, details of which are revealed today.   He finished down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on his final start for Hills in June, but…

Hat-trick seeking Harrison George on target for Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood

Harrison George will be chasing a hat-trick when he lines up in the £100,000 Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3.   The PJ O’Gorman-trained eight-year-old is one of 121 horses who remain in the famous six-furlong heritage handicap following yesterday’s scratching stage, details of which are announced today.   Harrison George recorded his first success for almost three years in a valuable handicap at Nottingham on June 13, with the application of first-time blinkers, and followed…

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