Arod set to drop down in trip for Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

- Chance for racegoers to win a fabulous trip to Qatar Arod is set to have his first outing over a mile for 18 months in the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, May 16, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. The four-year-old son of Teofilo, who is trained in Newmarket by Peter Chapple-Hyam and owned by Qatar Racing, won twice over 10 furlongs in 2014 and ran some excellent races in defeat, most notably when fourth to Australia in the 12-furlong…

Gigaset announced as new Official Partner of Ascot and Royal Ascot

A leading name in the telecommunications and consumer electronics sector, the Gigaset Group is announced as a new Official Partner of the world-renowned Ascot Racecourse in the United Kingdom and the prestigious Royal Meeting. As a premier partner of Ascot Racecourse, the Gigaset brand will feature throughout Ascot’s flat and jump racing seasons, including at the iconic Royal Ascot event. The partnership between Ascot Racecourse Limited and Gigaset will initially run for a five year period until the end of 2019. An exciting development in…

Philip Hobbs lands 2014/15 Frequent Runner Championship for Jockey Club Racecourses South West

The Frequent Runner Championship, which rewards trainers who run horses regularly at the four Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West region – Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton – has been won by Somerset-based trainer Philip Hobbs for the 2014/15 season which has just ended. The Hobbs stable wins a hospitality box with catering at The Festival at Cheltenham in March, 2016, plus a 12-month lease of an Equi-Trek horsebox. Philip Hobbs, who was also leading trainer at Cheltenham (12 wins) and Exeter (12 wins)…

Here Comes When & Tullius set for Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Here Comes When & Tullius set for Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes – Free Al Shaqab Lockinge Day Cap for first 1,958 racegoers Andrew Balding is readying a two-strong assault on the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.45pm) with Here Comes When and Tullius on course for the £350,000 highlight at Newbury on Saturday, May 16. Here Comes When enjoyed a superb campaign in 2014 and the five-year-old ended his season with a pair of impressive Group Two victories, scoring over a mile at Baden-Baden,…

Balding hoping Elm Park can enter Investec Derby picture at York on Thursday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – Trainer Andrew Balding opened the doors to the historic Park House stables at Kingsclere today for the annual Investec Derby Stable Visit. The yard has been the home of eight winners of the premier Classic, with John Porter sending out seven Derby winners in the 19th century and Andrew’s father Ian handling the outstanding Mill Reef, who triumphed at Epsom Downs in 1971. Balding is hoping to run Elm Park in this year’s £1.325 million Investec Derby at Epsom Downs…

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