2015 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – all the news & quotes

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP, ASCOT RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 EARLY GOING NEWS The going at Ascot for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is: Good to Firm, Good in places GoingStick Readings on Saturday at 8.30am: Straight Course 8.5 Round: Course 7.9 Stalls: Straight Course: Stands’ side Round Course: Inside The rail on the round course is positioned three yards out from its innermost position from the 1m 4f start increasing to nine yards out at the home straight. This increases…

Are attitudes to women in sport changing?

ARE ATTITUDES TO WOMEN IN SPORT CHANGING? • DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP WILL SEE ‘THE GIRLS’ TAKE ON THREE TEAMS MADE UP OF MALE RIDERS • 76% OF UK ADULTS SURVEYED THINK THAT INTEREST IN WOMEN’S SPORT IS HIGHER NOW THAN IT WAS A FEW YEARS AGO • 77% QUESTIONED THINK WOMEN’S SPORT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN POPULARITY •NEARLY HALF OF MEN WHEN ASKED, FELT RECENT COVERGE OF FEMALE SPORT HAS CHANGED THEIR ATTITUDES This Saturday, a team of three top female jockeys…

International jockeys relishing 2015 Dubai Duty Free Shergar at Ascot on Saturday

Three international jockeys were present at a Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup media event organised by Ascot Racecourse and held at the Sydney Arms in Chelsea, London on Thursday, August 6. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition and takes place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, August 8. McEvoy keen on Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Kerrin McEvoy has excellent Ascot experience – the Australian has partnered three Royal Ascot winners and enjoyed many other successes at the Royal…

Grundy & Bustino epic first recipient of QIPCO King George Diamonds & Pearls Award

On the 40th anniversary of Grundy’s famous defeat of Bustino in the 1975 King George, race sponsors QIPCO and Ascot Racecourse are celebrating “the race of the century” and denoting it the inaugural recipient of a new award entitled “QIPCO King George Diamonds & Pearls,” which will annually honour a vintage running of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. To mark the anniversary of the race and the first “Diamonds & Pearls” Award, QIPCO and Ascot commissioned a new three-minute film featuring original…

French and Italian challengers head 10 possible opponents for Golden Horn in Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot

Mouth aiming to bridge 59-year gap for Italy Golden Horn will face a maximum of 10 opponents, including challengers from France and Italy plus impressive Hardwicke Stakes victor Snow Sky who was supplemented today, as he bids to become the 14th colt to win the Investec Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) in the same season. The last colt to achieve this feat was Galileo in 2001. The three-year-old son of Cape Cross, trained by John Gosden for his…

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