Pletcher seriously considering Royal Ascot challenge with American Patriot

Leading US trainer Todd Pletcher revealed today that he is “serious considering” the £600,000 Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is the first race of the five-day spectacular, taking place at 2.30pm on Tuesday, June 20. The four-year-old War Front colt landed the biggest victory of his career last time out when getting up close home for a neck success in the G1 Maker’s 46 Mile on turf at Keeneland on April 14. American Patriot…

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward among strong US-trained Royal Ascot challenge

Exciting entries are revealed today for the eight Group One races staged at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. A very strong US-trained challenge is in prospect, with representation in five of the eight races. All eight G1 Royal Ascot contests are part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, with the King’s Stand Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes also involved in the Global Sprint Challenge. £600,000 Queen Anne Stakes – One Mile straight, Tuesday, June 20 (2.30pm)…

Nicholls pleased with his two for Saturday’s Betfair Hurdle at Newbury

Paul Nicholls is looking forward to Betfair Super Saturday (February 11) at Newbury when he is set to have two runners Movewiththetimes (5/1 joint favourite with Betfair) and Zubayr (12/1) in the feature Betfair Hurdle (3.35pm), Britain’s richest handicap hurdle worth £155,000. The Somerset-based handler, out in front in his quest to win an 11thtrainers’ championship, is keen to gain as much of the prize money as possible to bolster the advantage. Speaking at a media stable visit to Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, organised by Betfair in conjunction with…

Cue Card tops entries for Betfair Ascot Chase on February 18

Entries are revealed today for the £150,000 Betfair Ascot Chase, the richest Grade One contest of the Jump season run at Ascot Racecourse, and staged in 2017 on Saturday, February 18, Betfair Ascot Chase Day.   Run over two miles and five furlongs, the Betfair Ascot Chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour since its establishment in 1995. Martha’s Son, One Man, Teeton Mill, Tiutchev, Our Vic, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes and Kauto Star all feature among the winners.   Heading the 14 entries…

Harry Morley to succeed Mark Davies as a trustee of the Ascot Authority

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that Harry Morley is to be appointed a Trustee of the Ascot Authority.   He will assume that position on the retirement of Mark Davies, who has decided to step down as he is High Sheriff in Nomination for Warwickshire in 2017-2018.  Mark has served as one of three Ascot Trustees since 2002 and will retire after Royal Ascot this year.   Harry Morley, whose father David Morley famously trained Celeric to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot…

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