Quotes from the jockeys present at today’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup press conference

A press conference for the jockeys involved in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup was held today in the picturesque surroundings of Coworth Park, the five-star country house hotel situated close to Ascot Racecourse.   All three members of The Girls team – Rosie Napravnik, Lisa Allpress and Cathy Gannon – were present, along with Gary Stevens and Yasunari Iwata from the Rest of the World team.   THE GIRLS TEAM   Rosie Napravnik (USA, Captain)   Rosie Napravnik is the female jockey of the…

Three-year-olds versus older horses for Cartier Horse of the Year

The latest Duel on the Downs came to fruition in a big way at Goodwood on July 31 when the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes, the highlight of Glorious Goodwood, saw Toronado swoop late and wide under a perfect Richard Hughes ride to beat Dawn Approach who had gone for home with a furlong and a half remaining. The score this year may still be 2-1 in Dawn Approach’s favour, after victories in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes, but Toronado,…

Wall eyes Betfair Celebration Mile repeat with Premio Loco at Goodwood on August 24

Following last week’s very successful Glorious Goodwood meeting, attention now turns to the beautiful West Sussex course’s three days of racing over August Bank Holiday Weekend. Premio Loco is among 27 horses going forward, details of which are released today, for the feature £100,000 Betfair Celebration Mile on Saturday, August 24, 2013, the middle day of three at Goodwood. Chris Wall’s stalwart and talented nine-year-old, owned by Bernard Westley, denied Thistle Bird and Aljamaaheer in a thrilling finish to last year’s renewal and heads into…

All the news on day five of Glorious Goodwood

CROWD FIGURES FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD   2010  2011  2012  2013 Tuesday 13,058 13,345 13,162 12,674 Wednesday  16,748 19,080 21,505 18,152 Thursday 20,667 21,719 22,791 22,901 Friday 20,920 21,919 21,467 22,168 Saturday 21,602 23,706 23,781 23,609 totals  92,995 99,769 102,706 99,504 LEADING TRAINER   NAME    1st   2nd   3rd Richard Hannon  9   1   2 William Haggas  3   -   – Mark Johnston  2   3   1 Richard Fahey  2   2   1 Lady Cecil   2   -   1 Clive Cox   2   -   1 John Gosden   1   4   – Charlie Appleby  1  …

All the news on day four of Glorious Goodwood

CROWD UP AGAIN Adam Waterworth, Goodwood Racecourse’s managing director, commented: “We had very good advance bookings for today and this is reflected in the high attendance. “We are really looking forward to the final day of Glorious Goodwood tomorrow. There will be a record field for our second Group One race of the week, the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes, while the Robins Farm Racing Stewards’ Cup is always an outstanding spectacle.” 2010 2011 2012 2013 Tuesday 13,058 13,345 13,162 12,674 Wednesday 16,748 19,080 21,505 18,152…

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