Beckett confident Melrose Abbey is up to DFS Park Hill challenge

Trainer Ralph Beckett will be represented in both Group contests on the second day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, Thursday, September 11.   The Andover handler will saddle unexposed three-year-old Melrose Abbey in the £90,000 Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (2.40pm, 14 runners) over an extended mile and six furlongs. The daughter of Selkirk is the least experienced runner in the line-up after only four starts but is coming in on the back of an impressive three and a half…

Connections talk about the 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger

A media lunch was held today at the Landmark Hotel in London ahead of the 2014 renewal of the world’s oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, which takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster on Saturday, September 13.   A total of 15 three-year-olds remain engaged at the five-day confirmation stage in the Group One contest, which boasts record prize money of £650,000 this year.   Kingston Hill is the current 5/2 favourite with sponsor Ladbrokes for Saturday’s race and…

The 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger – five-day confirmations & latest betting from the sponsor

The 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger £650,000 Total Prize Fund, Group One, part of the British Champions Series. Doncaster, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-old entire colts (9st 1lb) & fillies (8st 12lb). Entries closed Tuesday, July 22, entries revealed Wednesday, July 23 (33 entries). Scratchings deadline August 26 (21 remained), five-day confirmation & £50,000 supplementary stage September 8 (15 remain), final declarations 10am September 11.   Horse   Owner Trainer Alex My Boy (IRE)   Jaber Abdullah Mark Johnston Forever Now (GB)…

The 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger Five Days & Latest Betting

The 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger £650,000 Total Prize Fund, Group One, part of the British Champions Series. Doncaster, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-old entire colts (9st 1lb) & fillies (8st 12lb). Entries closed Tuesday, July 22, entries revealed Wednesday, July 23 (33 entries). Scratchings deadline August 26 (21 remained), five-day confirmation & £50,000 supplementary stage September 8 (15 remain), final declarations 10am September 11. Horse   Owner Trainer Alex My Boy (IRE)   Jaber Abdullah Mark Johnston Forever Now (GB)  …

Dunlop After Third Socialites Electric Cigarettes Doncaster Cup Success With Times Up

Doncaster Racecourse Media Release  for immediate release, Saturday, September 6, 2014 Dunlop After Third Socialites Electric Cigarettes Doncaster Cup Success With Times Up This year’s £100,000 Group Two Socialites Electric Cigarettes Doncaster Cup (2.40pm) looks set to be a cracker with dual-winner Times Up, Gold Cup heroineEstimate and Ebor winner Mutual Regard featuring among 19 entries for the highlight of day three of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Friday, September 12. Times Up handed the now retired John Dunlop a final big race winner of his…

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