Return to seven furlongs expected to suit Yafta in Ladyswood Stud-sponsored Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

Newbury Racecourse stages Ladies Day with Rudimental this Saturday, August 18, when the highlight is the £150,000 G2 Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes (3.35pm) over seven furlongs. Ladyswood Stud, a 90-acre establishment situated on the Gloucestershire Wiltshire border near Malmesbury, owned by Alex Frost, is sponsoring the Hungerford Stakes for the first time in 2018. Sir Dancealot (David Elsworth) is the form horse among the 18 confirmations. He finished fourth in the G1 July Cup at Newmarket on July 14 before getting up on the nod to…

Jockeys Corey Brown, Per-Anders Graberg and Andrasch Starke look forward to Saturday’s Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot

Ascot Racecourse staged a media event aboard R S Hispaniola on London’s Victoria Embankment ahead of the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, staged at Ascot this Saturday, August 11. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is the world’s premier jockeys’ competition, a unique event where three top riders in each of four teams – Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, Rest of the World and The Girls – battle against each other in a thrilling six-race showdown. Jockeys Per-Anders Graberg and Andrasch Starke from the…

Land Force and Sergei Prokofiev among entries for Newbury’s Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

  A total of 63 entries are unveiled today for the G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, Saturday, September 22. The six-furlong contest for two-year-olds boasts an excellent roll of honour, with star miler Ribchester (2015) and champion sprinter Harry Angel (2016) among the recent winners. Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes. Britain’s and Ireland’s champion trainer has made eight entries include Land Force, winner of…

Poet’s Word and Stradivarius lay down strong challenges for Cartier Horse Of The Year Award

  Excellent middle-distance performer Poet’s Word and top stayer Stradivarius have firmly entered calculations for 2018 Cartier Horse Of The Year honours at this year’s Cartier Racing Awards following impressive victories at two of Europe’s premier Flat racing meetings. The 28th 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 13, 2018. The longstanding and prestigious awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. There are eight equine…

Peckham hoping Kestrel can fly on Dream Lodges Summer Raceday at Newbury tomorrow

Newbury Racecourse stages the inaugural Dream Lodges Summer Raceday tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, with a seven-race card commencing at 1.45pm. The gates open at noon. The highlight is the £11,500 Woodlands Park East Sussex Handicap (3.25pm) over the straight mile, for which a field of seven has been declared. Newmarket handler George Peckham saddles Kestrel Dot Com (Tom Queally) in tomorrow’s Newbury feature, who returns to Britain following two runs in Bahrain for his owner Fawzi Naas. The six-year-old Oasis Dream gelding was formerly trained by Chris…

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