Kinema out to provide Beckett with another Glorious result at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

  Kinema is on course to bid for a hat-trick of wins this season in the £100,000 Group Three Betfred Glorious Stakes, the opening contest on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Friday, July 29.   The five-year-old is set to make his Pattern debut in the 12-furlong contest after providing trainer Ralph Beckett with a first Royal Ascot success when taking the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap over a mile and a half on June 17, in which he survived a stewards’ enquiry to…

Scarlet Dragon seeking back-to-back Newbury wins on Thursday when Victoria Pendleton will be riding

  The Thursday Nights Live series of evening racing at Newbury Racecourse comes to a close this year with Newbury Night Live on Thursday, July 21.   Newbury Night Live offers a showcase of entertainment from the town of Newbury. Live music from The Soultones and the Newbury Rock Choir will follow the seven-race card, which runs from 5.35pm to 8.45pm.   Family fun will be provided in partnership with Daisy’s Dream, the Berkshire-based charity which responds to the needs of children and families affected…

Varian & Atzeni looking forward to Saturday at Ascot

  Trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andrea Atzeni attended an Ascot Racecourse and QIPCO press event in London this afternoon, ahead of hot favourite Postponed running in Saturday’s Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO), which has joint record prize money of £1,215,000.   Artzeni won the race last year on Postponed, trained then by Luca Cumani. He recalled: “He is a very tough horse and he hit the front a long way out.   “Frankie (on Eagle Top) led…

Time Test heads 17 entries for Saturday’s Sky Bet York Stakes

Group One Eclipse Stakes third Time Test features among 17 entries for this year’s £100,000 Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes (3.35pm), highlight of racing at York on Saturday, July 23.   The Roger Charlton-trained four-year-old, who was fourth on his only previous appearance at York in last season’s Group One Juddmonte International, is 4/5 favourite with Sky Bet for the extended 10-furlong feature.   Wiltshire-based Charlton has also given an entry to Countermeasure (50/1), who set the pace for Time Test at Sandown but…

Postponed headlines 10 in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday

  Postponed (Roger Varian) headlines 10 confirmations for what promises to be a superb renewal of the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (4.30pm) at Ascot this Saturday, July 23. Run for the 66th time in 2016, the all-aged mile and a half showpiece is worth a joint-record £1.215 million.   Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, Postponed triumphed by a nose from Eagle Top in 2015 and is unbeaten in three outings for trainer Roger Varian this season. He began the…

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