Sumbal nearing return ahead of Ladbrokes St Leger

French challenger Sumbal is under consideration for the final British Classic of 2015, the Ladbrokes St Leger, at Doncaster on the fourth and last day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 12. The Francis Graffard-trained colt has not run since finishing fifth in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) at Chantilly on May 30, but is set to return at Deauville later this month ahead of a possible trip to Britain for the extended 14-furlong Classic which is worth £650,000. Sumbal won…

Are attitudes to women in sport changing?

ARE ATTITUDES TO WOMEN IN SPORT CHANGING? • DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP WILL SEE ‘THE GIRLS’ TAKE ON THREE TEAMS MADE UP OF MALE RIDERS • 76% OF UK ADULTS SURVEYED THINK THAT INTEREST IN WOMEN’S SPORT IS HIGHER NOW THAN IT WAS A FEW YEARS AGO • 77% QUESTIONED THINK WOMEN’S SPORT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN POPULARITY •NEARLY HALF OF MEN WHEN ASKED, FELT RECENT COVERGE OF FEMALE SPORT HAS CHANGED THEIR ATTITUDES This Saturday, a team of three top female jockeys…

International jockeys relishing 2015 Dubai Duty Free Shergar at Ascot on Saturday

Three international jockeys were present at a Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup media event organised by Ascot Racecourse and held at the Sydney Arms in Chelsea, London on Thursday, August 6. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition and takes place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, August 8. McEvoy keen on Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Kerrin McEvoy has excellent Ascot experience – the Australian has partnered three Royal Ascot winners and enjoyed many other successes at the Royal…

Solow flying high at head of Cartier Horse Of The Year standings

Solow (152) has leapt to the top of the standings for Cartier Horse Of The Year following a superb victory in the Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes over a mile, highlight of five days of excellent racing at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Freddy Head-trained five-year-old, owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, lit up the Sussex Downs with a half-length success over Arod (60) in the £1-million showpiece on July 29 – his eighth straight win. Solow has triumphed at Group One level on his…

A P McCoy & Johnny Murtagh both riding in charity race on first day of Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

A charity Flat race, involving the now-retired 20-time champion jump jockey A P McCoy and former top Flat jockey turned trainer Johnny Murtagh, is staged at Doncaster Racecourse on the first day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, J20 Spritz Leger Legends Day, Wednesday, September 9. The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm) takes place for the sixth consecutive year and will gain more attention than ever before. It is run under the Rules of Racing, unlike almost all other charity races. The contest,…

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