All the news from QIPCO British Champions Day 2016

Early Going News & Non-Runners on QIPCO British Champions Day   The going at Ascot for QIPCO British Champions Day 2016 is:   GOOD   GoingStick readings at 7.45am today: Straight Course: 8.9 Round Course: 7.8   Stalls: Straight Course: Centre Round Course: Inside   All races take place on the Outer Flat Course.   The Straight Course has been divided in two with a rail in the middle of the course – the far side will be used for today’s racing.   The rail…

Victory goes to The Rest Of The Word team at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 GOING NEWS AT 9.15AM   The going has changed to: Straight Course: Good to Firm Round Course: Good to Firm, Good in places From Good (Good to Firm in places)   The GoingStick readings at 8.45am Straight Course: 8.8, Round Course: 8.0   Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, said: “The good places on the round course are going down the hill between the mile and a half start and the…

All the quotes from today’s media event ahead of the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot this Saturday

  Ascot Racecourse staged a media event today at the Sydney Arms pub in Chelsea, London, ahead of the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday, August 6.   Three international jockeys were on hand to talk about their hopes for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – Canada’s Emma-Jayne Wilson, Gavin Lerena from South Africa and Kenichi Ikezoe from Japan, The trio were joined by Hayley Turner, Britain’s most successful female jockey of all time, who is coming out of retirement…

Jockeys for 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup announced

  The riders participating in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup are revealed today, with regulars returning and exciting new faces participating in the world’s premier jockey competition.   The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup takes place at Ascot, UK, on Saturday, August 6.   Last year saw an historic victory for The Girls team and Canadian Emma-Jayne Wilson, the winning captain in 2015, is at the helm again. Wilson is joined by Hayley Turner, who has come out of retirement specially to ride…

Varian & Atzeni looking forward to Saturday at Ascot

  Trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andrea Atzeni attended an Ascot Racecourse and QIPCO press event in London this afternoon, ahead of hot favourite Postponed running in Saturday’s Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO), which has joint record prize money of £1,215,000.   Artzeni won the race last year on Postponed, trained then by Luca Cumani. He recalled: “He is a very tough horse and he hit the front a long way out.   “Frankie (on Eagle Top) led…

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