Quotes from today’s press conference announcing the biggest sponsorship in British racing between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar

A press conference was held today at the Shangri-La Hotel, situated on the 34th floor of London’s iconic Shard, announcing a new 10-year partnership between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar. The partnership is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing. Commencing in 2015, this makes the Qatar Goodwood Festival one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world. Present at the press conference were: Lord March, owner of Goodwood Hamad Al Attiyah, President of the Qatar Equestrian Federation…

Baltic Knight has stamina to prove at Lingfield Park on Saturday

Baltic Knight returns to 10 furlongs for the £40,000 Listed Coral App Download From The App Store Quebec Stakes (2.35pm) on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Saturday, December 20. The Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old heads to the Surrey course on the back of a close fifth, when staying on, to Sloane Avenue in the Listed Cash Out On The Betdaq+ App/EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes over a mile on Polytrack at Kempton Park on November 19. He got the better of Moohaarib and Gm Hopkins in a…

Russell hoping for better luck at Wetherby with Green Flag in William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase

Scottish handler Lucinda Russell is hoping to settle some unfinished business at Wetherby with Green Flag in the £40,000 Grade Three William Hill Rowland Meyrick Chase on Boxing Day, Friday, December 26. The race over three miles and a furlong is the highlight of the two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival at the West Yorkshire course. Green Flag was a progressive novice last season, recording a hat-trick of wins at Kelso, Ayr and Newcastle. After a second in the Grade One Feltham Novices’ Chase at…

New Year’s Day sponsorship at Cheltenham by BetBright

On-line betting group BetBright are sponsoring four races at Cheltenham for the first time on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015. They are supporting the feature Grade Three £50,000 BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase (1.55pm) over two miles and five furlongs plus the £20,000 BetBright On Mobile Handicap Chase (12.45pm) over an extended three and a quarter miles, the Grade Two £32,000 BetBright Novices’ Chase (1.20pm) at two miles and five furlongs and the three-mile £20,000 BetBright Casino Handicap Hurdle (2.30pm). Brian…

O’Brien hoping for more rain ahead of Sky Bet Supreme Trial

A small but select field is set to line up for the £30,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm) at Ascot tomorrow, Friday, December 19. The two-mile contest is the second of six races in a “Road to Cheltenham” series backed by Sky Bet, culminating with the Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Champion trainer Paul Nicholls captured tomorrow’s prize with subsequent Grade One scorer Irving 12 months ago and will be represented by Emerging…

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