Fabulous contests in prospect at Ascot’s Christmas Racing Weekend

  -         JLT extends sponsorship of Long Walk Hurdle, which remembers three-time winner Reve De Sivola   -         Feature handicap hurdle to mark invaluable work of Racing Welfare Ascot stages its most valuable day of Jump racing on Saturday, December 23, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend, which offers £420,000 in prize money. Entries are revealed today for the three feature contests – the £150,000 Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle (a G3 contest staged over two miles), the £100,000 JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle (which…

All the news from QIPCO British Champions Day 2017

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERIVCE ASCOT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21   EARLY GOING NEWS ON QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY   The going for QIPCO British Champions Day 2017 is currently:   SOFT   GoingStick readings at 8.15am today: Straight Course: 6.6 Round Course: 5.4   Stalls: Straight Course: Centre Stalls: Round Course: Inside   Three millimetres of rain fell overnight up to 6.30am today. There have been a couple of showers since and Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, will assess the…

All the news from the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – victory goes to Great Britain & Ireland Team

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12   PAYNE OUT AND DOYLE IN   Michelle Payne has sadly had to withdraw from today’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot due to illness and will be replaced by Hollie Doyle.   Michelle Payne said: “It is with great disappointment that because of a virus I have contracted since arriving in England, I find I am unable to ride in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup competition today.   “I…

International jockeys & Hayley Turner excited ahead of Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday

Five international jockeys plus Hayley Turner, the UK’s most successful female jockey of all-time, gave their thoughts ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup as Ascot this Saturday, August 12. A media event was staged by Ascot Racecourse at London’s racing pub, the Sydney Arms in Chelsea. 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…

Galileo’s 2001 King George celebrated in Diamonds and Pearls series

  “What makes Galileo so different is his determination. His mental determination is more special than any horse we’ve ever seen. And most of his progeny have it, which is very rare.”   To mark the start of their sponsorship of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, in 2015 QIPCO launched the Diamonds and Pearls series. Each year the Diamonds and Pearls series recalls a vintage running of the race, this year its focus is the 2001 renewal.   Now recognised unequivocally as…

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