Afsare on course for Betfair Celebration Mile

Trainer Luca Cumani is eyeing a quick return for Afsare in the Group Two Betfair Celebration Mile (3.30pm) on the second day of Goodwood’s August Bank Holiday meeting, Saturday, August 24, 2013.   The six-year-old is among 14 confirmations for the £100,000 contest after an effortless six-length success in the Group Three Sovereign Stake over a mile at Salisbury on August 15.   It was his first start over the trip since he captured a Newmarket maiden in May, 2010, but the son of Dubawi…

Simcock targets Goodwood and then Canada with Trade Storm

Trade Storm will be off on his travels after he contests the £100,000 Group Two Betfair Celebration Mile on the second day of Goodwood’s August Bank Holiday meeting, Saturday, August 24. The five-year-old has been holding his own in Group One company this season and was last seen finishing a respectable fourth behind Toronado in the brilliant renewal of the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 31. David Simcock’s charge posted two promising efforts at Ascot, coming home a close fourth under a…

Mutashaded to test Ladbrokes St Leger credentials in Great Voltigeur

The countdown to the £600,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster continues with the running of the Group Two Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Wednesday, August 21. The 12-furlong contest is one of the leading trials for the Ladbrokes St Leger, with three of the last six runnings producing the winner of the Doncaster Classic. It is part of the ‘road to the St Leger series’, sponsored by Neptune Investment Management, which also includes the Group Three Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and…

Doncaster Racecourse announces The Crown Hotel, Bawtry, as new sponsor of the Scarbrough Stakes at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

Doncaster Racecourse, home of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, today announces a new one-year sponsorship deal with The Crown Hotel. The local company, which is based in nearby Bawtry, will lend its name to the Listed feature race on Wednesday, September 11, which will now be entitled The Crown Hotel Bawtry Scarbrough Stakes. As part of this partnership, the opening day of the Festival will now be known as The Crown Hotel Bawtry Opening Day. This supports The Crown’s already strong year-round sponsorship deals with…

Jack’s Revenge for Betfair Cash Out Heritage Handicap at Goodwood on August 24

  Weights are revealed today for the exciting £100,000 Betfair Cash Out Heritage Handicap on the second day of Goodwood’s August Bank Holiday meeting, Saturday, August 24. Lambourn handler George Baker is eyeing the valuable seven-furlong contest for his admirable campaigner Jack’s Revenge (8st 9lb), who turned in another solid effort when third in the Shergar Cup Mile Handicap at Ascot on August 10. The five-year-old showed his liking for Goodwood when second behind Ascription in the Poker At Bet365 Handicap at Glorious Goodwood on…

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