Free entry for racegoers aged 22 and under on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

Al Shaqab Racing and Newbury Racecourse have once again teamed up to offer free Grandstand entry to all racegoers aged 22 and under and to students with a valid NUS card on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 14, 2016. The offer, which was launched last year to celebrate the inaugural Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, is aimed at attracting young people to this outstanding day of Flat racing, with £750,000 prize money on offer and live music after racing. Harry Herbert, Al Shaqab Racing Manager,…

In-form Lee has no ground concerns for Crabbie’s Grand National contender Bishops Road

In-form Lee has no ground concerns for Crabbie’s Grand National contender Bishops Road Thursday, March 31, 2016 – Trainer Kerry Lee is hoping to crown a memorable first season with victory in the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 9. The Herefordshire handler has enjoyed a string of big-race successes since taking over the licence from her father Richard at the start of the season, including a first Grade One triumph with Kylemore Lough in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at…

International stars prominent among G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup selections

A world class line-up of 14 selected runners was announced today (31 March) for the HK$20 million G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2,000m) on Sunday, 24 April, the first of Hong Kong’s four international G1 highlights this spring. An exciting trio from Japan, featuring dual G1 hero Lovely Day, will join Ireland’s G1 Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) hero Highland Reel, France’s Dariyan, the UAE’s Ertijaal and Australia’s Rising Romance in challenging Hong Kong’s finest 10-furlong stars, led by Designs On Rome, in the Sha Tin…

Limato on target as 41 entries unveiled for the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

A total of 41 entries, five more than last year, are revealed today for the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, May 14. The Group One mile contest over the straight course at the Berkshire track is the early season highlight for older horses and has been won by stars Frankel, Canford Cliffs and Farhh in recent years. Local handler Henry Candy is yet to send out a winner of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, although that could change this year with…

Aintree heroes Comply Or Die and Monets Garden head up parade at Crabbies Grand National Festival

Old warriors joined by younger retired stars Peddlers Cross and Cinders And Ashes in Racing Post-sponsored parade of retrained racehorses A wonderfully diverse line-up of former racehorses now enjoying alternative careers has been assembled for the Racing Post RoR Parade at Aintree on Thursday, April 7, Grand Opening Day of the 2016 Crabbies Grand National Festival. Led by two Aintree heroes, Grand National winner Comply Or Die and five-time course winner Monet’s Garden, the line-up includes a legend in Gold Cup winner Denman, as well…

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