Varian targets Champagne with Belardo

  Belardo is on course for the £75,000 Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 13.   Roger Varian’s charge was among 45 acceptors for the seven-furlong contest earlier this week on the back of an impressive three and three quarter length victory in the Listed Washington Singer Stakes over the same distance at Newbury on August 16.   The son of freshman sire Lope De Vega made a successful debut…

Kingman & Australia go forward in the Cartier Racing Awards

  Kingman and Australia have enhanced their reputations, while Taghrooda’s was dented, which is reflected in the latest standings of the points earned in Pattern races for this year’s 24th Cartier Racing Awards.   The Cartier Racing Awards honour the champions of European horseracing and will be announced before an invited audience of 300 on the evening of Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races…

Snow Sky and Kings Fete among 21 on course for £650,000 Ladbrokes St Leger

  With just over a fortnight to go, the countdown to the final Classic of the season intensifies today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger. The £650,000 contest takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster on Saturday, September 13.   A total of 21 entries remain, headed by Kingston Hill (Roger Varian) who is already a Group One winner at Doncaster having landed the Racing Post Trophy in 2013. He is the…

Glenfarclas renews sponsorship of the three Cross Country contests at Cheltenham

  August 27th, 2014 – Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that Glenfarclas has renewed its association with Cross Country racing at the Home of Jump Racing for a further three years.   Glenfarclas, the family-owned producer of award-winning Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, first backed the three Cross Country Steeplechases at Cheltenham in the 2008/2009 season. The trio of contests take place at The Open, The International and The Festival. During the 2014/15 season, they will happen on November 14 (Friday), December 12 (Friday)…

Simcock hoping Rock can prove solid in OLBG Park Stakes

  Breton Rock is being aimed at the £100,000 Group Two OLBG Park Stakes over seven furlongs at Doncaster on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 13.   The four-year-old was last seen out when repelling Gregorian (John Gosden) by a short-head in the seven-furlong Group Two Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on August 16.   David Simcock’s charge has won three of his five starts this season and lost out to Penitent (David O’Meara) by a short-head in…

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