Shalaa back on top of Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt standings & eight European Group Ones this weekend will bring more changes

Shalaa (96) has regained the advantage at the head of the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt category following an all-the-way success in the Group One Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, September 26. The Al Shaqab-owned colt was heralded by John Gosden as “the fastest juvenile I have trained” when following up victory in the Group One Darley Prix Morny with a comfortable half-length verdict from Buratino (40) over six furlongs of the Rowley Mile. It was the son of Invincible Spirit’s fifth consecutive success…

Third All-Weather Championships Start Next Month

The third season of the highly successful All-Weather Championships commences at Lingfield Park on Thursday, October 29 and will be better than ever. Finals Day takes place as usual on Good Friday at the same Surrey venue, with the seven races worth a total of £1.1 million. Good Friday is on March 25, 2016. The main changes this season are to encourage the participation of more Irish and French runners in the 2015/2016 All-Weather Championships. For the first time, horses can qualify for one of…

A P McCoy turns his hands to dressage during The Open

The biggest Jump meeting in the UK this side of Christmas, The Open, takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 13, 14 and 15. This year’s event is set to be as thrilling as ever, with three days of top-class racing, atmosphere and revelry. Some of the hottest names in equestrian sport will gather at the Home of Jump Racing for Countryside Day on Friday, November 13, the first day of The Open. Alongside the terrific racing action, Equestrian Team GBR…

Sir Peter O’Sullevan memorial race to take place at Newbury, broadcast live on Channel 4

Newbury Racecourse today announced that the official Sir Peter O’Sullevan memorial race will take place on Hennessy Gold Cup Day at the bet365 Festival, which this year is on Saturday, November 28. The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase, worth £40,000 and run over two miles, six and a half furlongs, will be the third of seven races on the day at 1.15pm and Channel 4 Racing has brought forward the start of its broadcast to enable the race to be shown live. The final…

Stage set for thrilling Dubai Duty Free International Meeting and the return of Madness

Newbury hosts a superb seven-race card on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Meeting, Saturday, September 19, with a concert after racing from iconic UK band Madness, who played to great acclaim and a huge crowd at the course in 2009. The most prestigious race of the afternoon is the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2.15pm, six runners). Godolphin has never won the £75,000 six-furlong contest and is doubly represented through Group Two Gimcrack Stakes runner-up Ribchester (Richard Fahey/James Doyle),…

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