Simple Verse heads 14 for DFS Park Hill Stakes on Thursday

  Simple Verse returns to Doncaster for the feature £90,000 DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.05pm, 14 runners) on day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, Thursday, September 8.   Restricted to fillies and mares, the G2 contest is run over the same one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards as the Ladbrokes St Leger.   Simple Verse (Ralph Beckett/Oisin Murphy) became the filly since User Friendly in 1992 to win the Ladbrokes St Leger last year and subsequently doubled her G1…

All the quotes from today’s Ladbrokes St Leger lunch at the Landmark Hotel in London

  Kieran Gallagher, Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, said today: “It promises to be a spectacular four days of racing over the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival (Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday, September 10).   “Roderick (Duncan – clerk of the course) says the ground is the best he has seen in recent years so the track and course are in really good shape. We are all set to welcome over 60,000 racegoers to Doncaster.   “We are looking forward to good weather and the Legends…

Cookie on Doncaster Cup trail

The 250th Doncaster Cup is the highlight at Doncaster on day three of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Doncaster Cup Gentlemen’s Day, Friday, September 9.   Run over two miles and two furlongs, the historic £100,000 G2 contest is the final leg of the Stayers’ Triple Crown which also includes the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and the Goodwood Cup.   There are 17 entries for this year’s running, headed by last year’s Ladbrokes St Leger heroine Simple Verse (Ralph Beckett), who also holds an…

Leger heroine Simple Verse could bid for another Doncaster success in Thursday’s DFS Park Hill Stakes

  Day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Thursday, September 8, is DFS Ladies Day featuring the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.05pm, 19 entries).   Staged over the same one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards as the Ladbrokes St Leger, the DFS Park Hill Stakes, worth £90,000, is for fillies and mares aged three and over.   Last year’s Ladbrokes St Leger winner Simple Verse (Ralph Beckett) heads the excellent entries. She was subsequently successful in the G1 QIPCO British Champions…

Fantastic Leger Legends Day kicks off Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster next Wednesday

  The four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster starts on Wednesday, September 7, Leger Legends Day, with a seven-race card headed by the annual charity Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Race (3.35pm, 43 entries).   Run under the Rules of Racing, the mile contest sees 14 former jockeys return to the saddle in aid of the Northern Racing College and the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jack Berry House.   This year’s line-up is headlined two former champions in Joseph O’Brien and Richard Hughes. O’Brien captured…

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