Harty eyeing Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes repeat with Ansgar

Irish trainer Sabrina Harty hopes ground conditions will allow Ansgar to defend his crown in the £100,000 Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes over seven furlongs at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12. The seven-year-old made all of the running to win last year’s renewal in tenacious fashion on good ground, but has only had two outings this year owing to unsuitable going. He trailed home last on his reappearance at Haydock Park in May before fading to 10th after forcing…

Newbury Racecourse reveals changes to its Jump racing programme as 2016 fixture list is revealed

Newbury Racecourse today announced a significant change to the make-up of its Jump racing programme, as the British Horseracing Authority released details of the 2016 fixture list. Newbury will hold 29 thoroughbred race days next year, with 11 Jump fixtures and 18 Flat fixtures, but the most significant change will come in November, when the bet365 Festival, featuring the Hennessy Gold Cup, will be reduced to a two-day Friday and Saturday meeting. The raceday currently held on the Thursday of that week will now be…

Balding hoping rain comes for When as 16 declared for Betfred Hungerford Stakes

A field of 16 is set to go to post for the £150,000 Group Two Betfred Hungerford Stakes (3.45pm), the highlight of the seven-race programme at Newbury on Saturday, August 15. The 5/1 favourite with Betfred is Home Of The Brave (Hugo Palmer/Wayne Lordan), who comes into Saturday’s contest on the back of a convincing victory in the Group Three Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on July 19, when he came home three and a half lengths clear of multiple Group One scorer Gordon…

Collet planning Betfred Hungerford Stakes raid with Majestic Mount

Exciting three-year-olds Home Of The Brave and Limato feature among 24 remaining entries in the £150,000 Group Two Betfred Hungerford Stakes (3.45pm) at Newbury on Saturday, August 15. Home Of The Brave (Hugo Palmer) produced a career best when annexing a Group Three prize at the Curragh on July 19, while Limato (Henry Candy) is set to step up to seven furlongs for the first time after chasing home Muhaarar in the Group One Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Richard Pankhurst (John Gosden) is in…

2015 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – all the news & quotes

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP, ASCOT RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 EARLY GOING NEWS The going at Ascot for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is: Good to Firm, Good in places GoingStick Readings on Saturday at 8.30am: Straight Course 8.5 Round: Course 7.9 Stalls: Straight Course: Stands’ side Round Course: Inside The rail on the round course is positioned three yards out from its innermost position from the 1m 4f start increasing to nine yards out at the home straight. This increases…

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