Sky Lantern heads Cartier Horse Of The Year standings despite Newmarket defeat

Newmarket’s three-day Piper-Heidsieck July Festival and the Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown have had a major impact on the standings for the 2013 Cartier Racing Awards.   QIPCO 1,000 Guineas heroine Sky Lantern (116) is still the one to catch in the race for the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award, despite her second to Elusive Kate in the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on July 12. The result is now subject to an appeal and  Sky Lantern would go further ahead…

Tickets available for Cheltenham’s 2013/14 season

Discounts for The Festival offered   Tickets for the 2013/14 season at Cheltenham Racecourse, the home of Jump racing, are now available, significantly earlier than usual.   Cheltenham will stage16 days of fantastic racing during the upcoming season, which starts with The Showcase on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013 and ends with the Hunter Chase Evening on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.   The highlight of Cheltenham’s tremendous season is The Festival, with four days of not-to-be-missed action from Tuesday, March 11 through…

Novellist aiming for another German fairytale in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair)

Following the historic success of Danedream 12 months ago, there is another strong German challenge for the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) with Novellist on course for the midsummer highlight at Ascot on Saturday, July 27.   The Andreas Wohler-trained four-year-old has been successful in seven of his nine starts and gained a second Group One victory decisively under Ryan Moore in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at Saint Cloud, France, on June 23.   He is a 6/1…

A new Duel on the Downs in prospect as connections announce Dawn Approach versus Toronado clash in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

Dawn Approach has already beaten Toronado twice this season and is now set to take on his rival for a third time in the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes on the second day of  Glorious Goodwood, Wednesday, July 31. There was only a short-head between the two last time in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and both camps are talking about victory at Glorious Goodwood.   Two years ago the clash between Frankel and Canford Cliffs was marketed as the “Duel on…

Byron and Bust have bet365 Lennox Stakes option at Glorious Goodwood

The Group Two bet365 Lennox Stakes, run over seven furlongs, is the highlight of day one of Glorious Goodwood, Tuesday, July 30 and has attracted 28 entries. The prize fund for this year’s renewal, which closed early rather than at the six-day stage for the first time, has been boosted by £10,000 to £150,000.   Since it was first run at Goodwood in 2000, no Irish-trained horse has prevailed in the bet365 Lennox Stakes but County Tipperary handler Tom Hogan is considering the prestigious contest…

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