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…

Postponed headlines 10 in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday

  Postponed (Roger Varian) headlines 10 confirmations for what promises to be a superb renewal of the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (4.30pm) at Ascot this Saturday, July 23. Run for the 66th time in 2016, the all-aged mile and a half showpiece is worth a joint-record £1.215 million.   Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, Postponed triumphed by a nose from Eagle Top in 2015 and is unbeaten in three outings for trainer Roger Varian this season. He began the…

All the news and quotes on fifth day of Royal Ascot 2016

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 18   GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going has changed to Good to Soft (both courses) for the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2016.   The going was changed yesterday at 12.15pm to Good to Soft on the straight course and Good to Soft, Soft in places (both from Soft) and remained so the rest of the day. It was dry during the day yesterday. There was less than half a millimetre…

All the news and quotes on fourth day of Royal Ascot 2016

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 17     GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going remains Soft for the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2016. There was 1.5 millimetres of rain late yesterday.   GoingStick readings at 8.15am: Stands’ Side:    7.5 (7.2 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.6 Wednesday at 8.00am; 6.7 Tuesday at 8.15am) Centre:              7.0 (6.7 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.5 Wednesday at 8.00am; 6.5 Tuesday at 8.15am) Far Side:           7.3 (7.0 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.4 Wednesday at…

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