Unowhatimeanharry regains his Long Distance crown on day one of the 2018 Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury

The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival got underway today, Friday, November 30, with a fascinating seven-race card which delivered tremendous racing on a glorious day at Newbury Racecourse. Below is a race-by-race account of the day, which saw Unowhatimeanharry regain the feature £50,000 G2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (3.00pm), a race he previously won in 2016 and finished second in 2017. The going was Soft, Good to Soft in places on the Hurdle Course and Good to Soft, Soft in places on the Chase Course. The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival…

Pakistan Star and Time Warp get pass marks, question mark still hangs

A crucial barrier trial at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Friday, 30 November, appeared to signal all is well with Pakistan Star and Time Warp ahead of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races a week on Sunday. The Tony Cruz-trained stars were required to pass a trial to the satisfaction of the racing stewards before being allowed to contest their upcoming G1 assignments – the biggest of the year in Hong Kong. That requirement was handed down after their fade-out tail-end finishes in the G2…

Mirage Dancer seeks more Juddmonte glory in LONGINES HONG Kong Vase

Sir Michael Stoute’s Mirage Dancer will bid to continue Khalid Abdullah’s golden end to 2018 by carrying his owner’s famous green, pink and white silks to victory in the HK$20m G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on 9 December. Enable wore those famous colours for her second G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe win at Longchamp for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori on the first Sunday in October. Enable and the Stoute-trained Expert Eye tasted Breeders’ Cup glory under Abdullah’s Juddmonte banner…

The Festive Season arrives at Newbury Racecourse this weekend with the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival

  As the festive season fast approaches, Newbury Racecourse is under starter’s orders for the most prestigious event of their year, the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival which gets underway tomorrow, Friday, November 30 and continues on Saturday, December 1. The feature race of the meeting is the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, staged at 3.00pm on Saturday, which in its previous guise was known as the Hennessy Gold Cup. The historic handicap chase is the central attraction of the two-day meeting and racegoers can look forward to a…

Sir Francis Brooke Bt appointed Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Ltd

The Ascot Authority is pleased to announce that at yesterday’s board meeting, Sir Francis Brooke Bt. succeeded Johnny Weatherby as Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL). Johnny Weatherby remains as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, a post to which he was appointed in 2011. Her Majesty’s Representative is responsible for all matters relating to the Royal Family and the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot. Francis Brooke has been a Trustee and Director of AAHL since 2011. As Chairman of AAHL, he will be responsible…

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