Red Verdon on Doncaster trail as 25 go forward for Britain’s final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger

  Ante-post favourite Idaho tops 25 confirmations for the final British Classic of the season, the G1 Ladbrokes St Leger, staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 10.   Trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, Idaho is the 11/10 market leader with Ladbrokes following a smooth victory over stable companion Housesofparliament (14/1) in the G2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 17.   Idaho proved himself among the best of his generation in…

Postponed stakes strong claim for Cartier Awards’ honours

  An action-packed August has seen high-quality Flat racing at York and Deauville, bringing with it a significant impact on the standings for the 2016 Cartier Racing Awards.   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…

32Red announced as new Sprint Cup sponsor

 Today, Jockey Club Racecourses is delighted to announce 32Red as the new sponsor of Sprint Cup Day at Haydock Park Racecourse (Saturday, September 3) in a three-year partnership deal.   A founding Authorised Betting Partner of British Racing, 32Red will sponsor the full card on 32Red Sprint Cup Day in 2016, moving to sponsor the three-day Sprint Cup Festival in 2017 and 2018.   The Group 1, £260,000 32Red Sprint Cup is Haydock Park’s most prestigious race of the Flat season and will be the…

Newbury Racecourse is centre stage as British Racing comes together to showcase equine welfare

  Newbury Racecourse is centre stage as British Racing promotes the sport’s high standards of equine welfare on Tuesday, August 23, through The Horse Comes First’s third annual national raceday.   At its last summer evening fixture of the year, Bathwick Tyres Race Evening, Newbury will be hosting a variety of fun and interactive activities, including staging its very first painted horse display.   Former racehorse Knight Pass will have the anatomy of a thoroughbred painted on his body, and Newbury Racecourse’s vet Alistair Welsh…

Muntahaa goes on trial for Ladbrokes St Leger tomorrow

Muntahaa goes on trial for Ladbrokes St Leger tomorrow   Ladbrokes St Leger second favourite Muntahaa (John Gosden) goes on trial in the Listed Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Chester Stakes (3.15pm) at Chester tomorrow, Saturday, August 20.   The colt is currently an 8/1 chance with Ladbrokes for the G1 Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, September 10 and is worth a record £700,000 in 2016. Staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards,…

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