Guineas winners on course for electrifying rematch in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Galileo Gold, Awtaad and The Gurkha, who have won the three major European versions of the 2,000 Guineas this year, headline 14 six-day confirmations for the £1-million Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes, the fabulous feature contest staged over a mile on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, July 27.   The three colts have already met in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 14, when QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer) cemented his place as Europe’s…

Time Test heads field for Saturday’s Sky Bet York Stakes

  Time Test (Roger Charlton/Pat Smullen, 4/11 favourite with Sky Bet) stars among the five declared runners for the £100,000 G2 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.35pm), the highlight of the Sky Bet-sponsored seven-race card at York on Saturday, July 23.   A dual G3 winner and also successful in the mile G2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket in 2015, the Khalid Abdullah-owned four-year-old was last seen out when an excellent third to Hawkbill in the G1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park on June 2.   On…

High-class entry for Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes at Doncaster

A top-quality entry of 52 has been received for the £100,000 Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster, Saturday, September 10, details of which are revealed today.   Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the seven-furlong contest but Ireland’s champion Flat trainer has eight contenders this year including last season’s champion two-year-old Air Force Blue and Hit It A Bomb, successful in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland in…

Thrilling first day of Qatar Goodwood Festival in prospect

  The 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival is now less than a week away and the countdown to the five-day spectacular at the world’s most beautiful racecourse steps up a gear today with the unveiling of the acceptors and entries for the opening day on Tuesday, July 26.   Tuesday’s highlight is the £300,000 G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes (3.10pm, 14 confirmations), staged over seven furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards.   Last year’s winner and close second in 2014 Toormore (Richard Hannon) goes forward again, along with…

Great 42-strong entry for record £700,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

    The world oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, will be run for the 240th time at 3.45pm on Saturday, September 10 at Doncaster, with this year’s renewal attracting a great entry of 42 (up from 29 in 2015), which is revealed today. Boasting record total prize money of £700,000 (£650,000 last year), the Ladbrokes St Leger takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards and is the highlight of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival from Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday,…

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