Fabulous Friday at Newbury

  Newbury Racecourse stages an excellent seven-race card on Friday, July 15, featuring the £25,500 Listed TKP Surfacing Rose Bowl (3.40pm, nine runners) over six furlongs for two-year-olds and two £25,000 handicaps.   The TKP Surfacing Rose Bowl Stakes was won by recent Group One July Cup winner Limato in 2014 and this year’s field of nine could deliver another star or two.   Legendary Lunch (Richard Hannon/Ryan Moore) won the Listed Woodcote Stakes at Epsom last month and subsequently finished sixth, beaten four lengths,…

Sandown Park and Newmarket have influenced Cartier Racing Awards

  Sandown Park’s Coral-Eclipse and the Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket saw several horses advance their claims for 2016 Cartier Racing Awards honours.   The 26th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 8, 2016.   The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. There are eight equine awards, ranging from the Cartier Horse Of The…

Ridge Ranger trying for more Goodwood success in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup

Trainer Eric Alston is looking forward to seeing Ridge Ranger return to the Qatar Goodwood Festival for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup, one of the highlights of the fifth and final day of the meeting on Saturday, July 30.   The five-year-old mare, one of 111 entries remaining in the most valuable six-furlong British heritage handicap of the year following the July 12 scratchings deadline, gave the Lancashire handler a first Goodwood success with an easy win in the Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap over five…

Berkshire on comeback trail in West Berkshire on Saturday

The talented Berkshire (Paul Cole) will attempt to get his season back on track in the Listed bet365 Stakes (3.00pm, 15 entries) over 10 furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, July 16 – Simply Red on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day. Successful on his second start in the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2013, the five-year-old son of Mount Nelson has been lightly-raced since but recorded Pattern race wins in the mile Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes in 2013 and the nine-furlong Group Three Darley Stakes in…

All the news & quotes from the Qatar Goodwood Festival launch

  Welcome to the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival   Lord March, the Owner of Goodwood, looks forward to the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival.   He said: “It is with great anticipation that we look forward to another Qatar Goodwood Festival, as we once again welcome the sport’s best horses, trainers and jockeys to the Racecourse. Last year began our relationship with Qatar, which involved a hugely generous investment into the week-long Festival we affectionately call ‘Glorious Goodwood’. This investment helped increase prize money significantly, attracting…

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