Superb entry for Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes on last day of Glorious Goodwood

Varian weighing up Goodwood highlight for Ambivalent & Dancewiththedevil   A host of Group One-winning fillies and mares feature among 34 tremendous entries for this year’s £200,000 Group One Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes, run over just shy of 10 furlongs on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3.   The Fugue posted a comfortable length victory in last year’s race and the John Gosden-trained four-year-old is on course to defend her crown following a rare below-par run in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes…

Thrilling QIPCO Sussex Stakes in prospect at Glorious Goodwood – another “Duel on the Downs”?

A thrilling third clash between Dawn Approach and Toronado, the top two European three-year-old milers, remains likely in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday, July 31.   Dawn Approach, trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger for Godolphin, had Toronado seven and a half lengths back in fourth when the impressive winner of the first British Classic, the Group One QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, over a mile on May 4.   There were excuses put forward that day for Toronado, owned by His Excellency Sheikh…

Cirrus Des Aigles primed for King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) at Ascot

Corine Barande-Barbe is looking forward to seeing her stable star Cirrus Des Aigles return to Ascot for the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), the tremendous highlight of the Betfair Weekend on Saturday, July 27.   The Group One mile and a half contest has 15 top horses going forward following the latest scratchings deadline on Tuesday, July 9, details of which are revealed today.   Cirrus Des Aigles captured the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot in October, 2011, and found only…

Cox considering Betfred Mile options at Glorious Goodwood & Baker hoping Humidor can rise to Stewards’ Cup challenge at Goodwood

Cox considering Betfred Mile options at Glorious Goodwood   Weights are revealed today for the £130,000 Betfred Mile, the feature race on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 2.   Trainer Clive Cox is enjoying a fabulous season, headed by the success of Lethal Force in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, and has two interesting contenders in Dream Tune (8st 13lb, 14/1 with Betfred) and Haafaguinea (8st 9lb, 14/1).   Dream Tune was last seen out at Royal Ascot, when he ran a great race to finish…

All six Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup races live with Channel 4 Racing

Following last month’s showcase of all 30 Royal Ascot races live on Channel 4, racing’s sole broadcaster has agreed full coverage of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup across their media platforms. Viewers will be able to watch all six races from Ascot on Saturday, August 10, allowing them to appreciate the whole showdown between a fantastic line-up of top class international jockeys, including a red-hot Girls Team. The international jockeys’ tournament comprises six £30,000 handicaps with the first two races free to air on…

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