Botti hoping Moohaarib can step up as 19 go forward in Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Classic heroes Night Of Thunder and Karakontie headline 19 five-day confirmations for the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, May 16. Night Of Thunder (Richard Hannon) lowered the colours of the mighty Kingman in last year’s QIPCO 2,000 Guineas, while Karakontie (Jonathan Pease FR) captured the French equivalent before ending the season with a decisive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Dual Group One scorer Integral is reportedly on target for trainer Sir Michael Stoute and owner…

Newbury Racecourse announces free entry for stable staff on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

Newbury Racecourse has announced that all registered stable staff who currently hold a Stable Pass will be able to get free entry to the Grandstand enclosure on Saturday, May 16, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, which includes a high-quality seven-race card featuring the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes. Stable staff will be granted free entry by showing their Stable Pass at the Grandstand Entrance on the day. Stable Passes are normally only allowed to be released to staff by trainers when they are looking…

Hills hoping Pandora can open box of Investec Oaks dreams

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Pandora will test her Investec Oaks credentials in either the Listed Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial at Lingfield Park on Saturday, May 9, or the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York next Wednesday, May 13. The three-year-old Galileo filly, owned and bred by Sir Robert Ogden, made an eye-catching debut when taking a 10-furlong maiden at Doncaster on March 28 and is a 33/1 chance with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, for the Investec Oaks, the…

Mullins Powers To New Record With Sweet Sixteen

On the afternoon he was crowned Ireland’s champion trainer for 2014/2015, Willie Mullins completed his domination of this year’s Punchestown Festival with a double in the final day’s Grade 1s. The mighty Annie Power bounced back to her best to win the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle under Ruby Walsh while Petite Parisienne captured the Grade 1 AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle. Mullins finished the Festival with 16 wins, taking 10 of the 12 Grade 1 contests and saddling the…

Nichols is lucky 13 for Mullins

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL RACE NEWS SERVICE FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 NICHOLS IS LUCKY 13 FOR MULLINS Trainer Willie Mullins equalled his record of 13 wins at the Punchestown Festival, set in 2013, when Nichols Canyon (4/5 favourite) enjoyed a fourth Grade 1 victory in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles. Ruby Walsh’s mount finished seven lengths clear of Alpha Des Obeaux (9/2) and Mullins expects the winner to meet stablemate Faugheen next season. “To do what he did there puts…

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