QIPCO British Champions Day 2015 – all the news & quotes

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 LATEST GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM The going at Ascot this morning ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day is:- Straight Course: Good to Soft Round Course: Good to Soft, Soft in places Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: “There has been no rain overnight but the going description has not changed. “We are still Good to Soft on the straight course and Good to Soft, Soft in places on the round…

Aidan O’Brien walks the track at Ascot ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day

Trainer Aidan O’Brien walked the track at Ascot this afternoon ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day tomorrow, as he mulls over whether or not to run Gleneagles in the £1.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (2.30pm). Ireland’s champion trainer commented: “The ground is not perfect at the moment, but we will take Gleneagles to the races and see how it rides in the first few races tomorrow. Obviously, we would love to run but want to do what is right by the horse….

The Showcase – Media Guide


Progressive Tea In Transvaal under consideration for Masterson Holdings Hurdle at The Showcase

Trainer Evan Williams is considering running Tea In Transvaal in the £35,000 Masterson Holdings Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 24, day two of The Showcase. The daughter of Teofilo has been a highly-progressive performer over the summer months and is unbeaten in four starts since joining the Vale of Glamorgan handler, with Paul Molony in the saddle each time. Her winning sequence began at Southwell in a mares’ novices’ hurdle in June. She then went on to annex a handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot…

Air Force Blue & Minding lay down strong challenges for Cartier Racing Awards

Air Force Blue and Minding have leapt to the head of the standings for Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt and Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Awards respectively following stunning victories at last weekend’s Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket. Both juveniles are trained by Aidan O’Brien for Coolmore partnerships, with Air Force Blue annexing a third Group One through a dominant display in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes over seven furlongs on Saturday, October 10 – a performance that cemented his position as the ante-post favourite for next year’s mile…

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