Three outstanding days in prospect at Goodwood’s May Festival – Thursday to Saturday, May 23-25 inclusive – Megan Nicholls is Goodwood Racecourse Ambassador

Goodwood Racecourse is gearing up for three outstanding days of action with the May Festival, which runs from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 inclusive. There is over £500,000 of prize money on offer during the three days, with four Listed races and a £100,000 handicap among the highlights. Thursday’s feature race is the £45,000 Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes (4.20pm, 13 entries) over just short of 10 furlongs for three-year-old fillies. Named after Her Majesty The Queen’s Height Of Fashion, who went on…

Kachy and Calyx targeting major G2 sprint prizes at Haydock Park on Saturday

  Monday, May 20, 2019 - A magnificent seven-race programme at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 25, is headed by the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm, eight confirmations) over the minimum distance of five furlongs. Racegoers are also set for a treat with the hugely-exciting Calyx (John Gosden) set to put his unbeaten record on the line in the £90,000 Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes (3.25pm, seven entries) over six furlongs. All races on Saturday’s programme are sponsored by Armstrong Aggregates and sister company Amix, which…

Joseph O’Brien pondering Investec Oaks options as 22 go forward for £500,000 contest at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies Day, May 31

  Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Classic winner Hermosa plus impressive trial scorers Anapurna and Pink Dogwood feature among 22 fillies still engaged in the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks, following today’s scratchings’ deadline.   The famous and historic G1 race takes place over one mile, four furlongs and six yards at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies Day and day one of the Investec Derby Festival.   Anapurna, trained by John Gosden, could not have been more impressive when sauntering to a…

Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo targets G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on May 31

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Top filly Magical is one of 18 entries going forward for the G1 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £425,000, at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day, details of which are revealed today.   The four-year-old progressed when stepped up to 12 furlongs at the backend of 2018, landing the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October before pushing Enable all the way in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, USA in…

10th anniversary Derby Walk from London’s Knightsbridge to Epsom Downs Racecourse takes place this Sunday, May 19

  The Investec Derby Festival is now two and a half weeks away and the build-up to the two-day extravaganza at Epsom Downs (Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1) continues this weekend with the annual Derby Walk, on Sunday, May 19. Founded by John Sandys, the Derby Walk is celebrating its 10th anniversary and begins from the Tattersalls Tavern, Knightsbridge, London at 9.00am and finishes at Epsom Downs Racecourse after passing through Elephant & Castle, Clapham, Colliers Wood, Merton and Morden. This will lead…

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