Middleham Park dreaming of Classic glory with Ventura Storm

A Middleham Park Racing syndicate has yet to win a Classic but in Ventura Storm the organisation, which has its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber, looks to have an ideal candidate for the final Classic of the season, the Ladbrokes St Leger, worth a record £700,000 at Doncaster on Saturday, September 10.   Trained by Richard Hannon in Wiltshire, the three-year-old son of Zoffany has benefited from positive tactics and a step-up in distance on his last two starts.   He stayed on strongly to win the…

Caravaggio tops 82 entries for At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien dominates the 82 entries for the Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 10. Ireland’s champion Flat trainer accounts for 20 entries in total led by the unbeaten Caravaggio, who extended his winning sequence to three with a scintillating display in the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. O’Brien has also engaged fellow Royal Ascot scorer Churchill, who followed up in the Group Three Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown…

High-class entry for Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes at Doncaster

A top-quality entry of 52 has been received for the £100,000 Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster, Saturday, September 10, details of which are revealed today.   Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the seven-furlong contest but Ireland’s champion Flat trainer has eight contenders this year including last season’s champion two-year-old Air Force Blue and Hit It A Bomb, successful in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland in…

Great 42-strong entry for record £700,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

    The world oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, will be run for the 240th time at 3.45pm on Saturday, September 10 at Doncaster, with this year’s renewal attracting a great entry of 42 (up from 29 in 2015), which is revealed today. Boasting record total prize money of £700,000 (£650,000 last year), the Ladbrokes St Leger takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards and is the highlight of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival from Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday,…

Harrison to be given Ladbrokes St Leger entry

Entries for the world’s oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, close at noon on Tuesday, July 19. The entries will be revealed 24 hours later on Wednesday, July 20. Staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards, the Ladbrokes St Leger was first run in 1776 and this year’s renewal, the 240th running, is worth a record £700,000 (up from £650,000 in 2015). The Ladbrokes St Leger takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, September 10, the fourth and final day of the 2016…

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