Hills readying Malik for At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster

Trainer Charlie Hills is already looking forward to next year with Ibn Malik as he prepares the colt for the £75,000 Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12. The son of Raven’s Pass made a winning debut at Newmarket in June before going down by three quarters of a length to Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer) when second in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 28. Hills, based at Lambourn in Berkshire,…

A P McCoy’s saddle among over 40 tremendous lots on offer at charity lunch ahead of Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Race

The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm) takes place for the sixth consecutive year on the opening day of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Wednesday, September 9, J20 Spritz Leger Legends Day, at Doncaster. Supported by the Reuben Foundation, the charity contest has raised over £500,000 in the last five years and is aiming to generate at least another £100,000 in 2015. The Flat race, run under the Rules of Racing, is set to witness 20-time champion jump jockey A P McCoy, who…

Two-Year-Olds enter calculations for the Cartier Racing Awards

Group One races for two-year-olds have commenced in Europe and points earned in Pattern races for the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt Award and the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award are issued for the first time today. Al Shaqab Racing’s Shalaa (64) has a clear lead in the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt division. Trained by John Gosden, the son of Invincible Spirit won Group Two races at Newmarket and Goodwood before an excellent victory in the Group One Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on August 23. His closest rival…

Storm The Stars “is the one they all have to beat” in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

The start of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster is now just two weeks away and the countdown steps up a gear today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for Britain’s final Classic of 2015, the Ladbrokes St Leger, plus the Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes and the Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes. All three contests take place on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12, which is the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger…

Storm The Stars cements position at head of market for Ladbrokes St Leger as Brown draws a line under local hope Medrano’s latest performance

The Group Two Great Voltigeur Stakes is often one of the leading trials for the Ladbrokes St Leger and this year’s renewal, staged at York on Wednesday, August 19, held plenty of clues for the final Classic, which takes places at Doncaster on Saturday, September 12. Storm The Stars (William Haggas) survived a stewards’ enquiry to score by half a length from Bondi Beach (Aidan O’Brien) and the duo head the ante-post market for the Ladbrokes St Leger. Ladbrokes make Storm The Stars the 4/1…

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