Fahey targeting Thirsk’s most valuable race of the season, Saturday’s £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, with Borodin

The richest race staged during the season at Thirsk takes place this Saturday, May 4, with the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup (4.15pm) heading the seven-race programme. The Thirsk Hunt Cup began in 1859, with the intention of bringing together the country’s leading hunters, with the very first winner taking home the princely sum of 30 sovereigns. Historic Helmsley-based Cliff Stud, once owned by the late 10-time champion Flat trainer Sir Henry Cecil, signed a three-year sponsorship deal earlier his year with Thirsk Racecourse…

Group One performers among entries as racing returns to Goodwood this weekend with Opening Saturday

Goodwood Racecourse stages the Opening Saturday fixture this weekend, May 4, with an excellent seven-race programme featuring two Listed contests for fillies and mares plus the £50,000 Goodwood May Food Festival Handicap. Coronet, who has raced consistently in Group One races on her past four starts, is the standout among 14 entries for the £50,000 Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Daisy Warwick Stakes (2.05pm) over 12 furlongs. Trained by John Gosden, the five-year-old Dubawi mare finished second in three G1 contests and third in the…

Hazel Hill among entries for Cheltenham’s season finale on Friday

Monday, April 29, 2019 – Star hunter chaser Hazel Hill headlines 15 entries for the feature £25,000 Timico Mixed Open Gold Cup Final Hunters’ Chase (6.50pm), the centrepiece of Cheltenham’s popular Race Night this Friday, May 3. Race Night, Cheltenham’s only evening fixture, is one of the highlights of year for amateur jockeys and trainers, with a seven-race card made up entirely of hunter chases. Run over an extended three and a quarter miles (3m 2f 70y), the Timico Mixed Open Gold Cup Final Hunters’ Chase is the…

Aidan O’Brien’s first victory in the Investec Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Cape Of Good Hope provided Ireland’s 20-time champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien with a first success in the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 1m 2f 17y) at Epsom Downs today, the opening trial for the £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby back at the course on June 1. Ridden by Ryan Moore, the three-year-old son of Galileo, the 2001 Derby winner, was settled in mid-division in the early stages of the 10-furlong contest as Massam (Mark Johnston/Franny Norton, 25/1) and Sameem (James…

Goodwood Racecourse gallops back into action with its much-anticipated Opening Saturday on May 4

Goodwood Racecourse gallops back into action with its much-anticipated Opening Saturday on May 4 Spring has sprung and with it the promise of an exciting new Flat racing season at the Sussex track. On May 4, Goodwood’s Opening Saturday fixture comes under starter’s orders for an exciting afternoon of high-quality racing, food, drink and entertainment. The seven races include two valuable Listed contests; the £50,000 Daisy Warwick Stakes and the £50,000 Conqueror Stakes, both of which are likely to attract some exciting fillies and mares aiming…

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