Last chance to bid online in Leger Legends charity auction

There are now just over 24 hours to go until the sixth running of the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm), which takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9, J20 Spritz Leger Legends Day, the opening day of the four-day 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster. The Flat race, run under the Rules of Racing, is set to witness legendary and record-breaking 20-time champion jump jockey A P McCoy, who retired on April 25, make a one-off return to the saddle, with his 15…

Quotes from the leading connections ahead of the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday

A press conference was held at London’s Landmark Hotel today ahead of the £694,300 Group One Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season, which takes place at Doncaster this Saturday, September 12, the climax of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival. Maureen Haggas, wife of 9/4 joint-favourite (with Ladbrokes) Storm The Stars’ trainer William Haggas, said: “Storm The Stars is an easy horse from the point of view that every race he has run in he has given 100 per cent, he is…

Simple Verse supplemented for Ladbrokes St Leger today

Ladbrokes St Leger five-days, Ladbrokes bet: 9/4 Order Of St George, Storm The Stars 3/1 Bondi Beach 8/1 Fields Of Athenry 12/1 Simple Verse 25/1 Vengeur Masque 33/1 Medrano, Proposed Simple Verse supplemented for Ladbrokes St Leger today Prize money for the final Classic now stands at £694,300 David Redvers, racing manager to Qatar Racing, the part-owner of the Ladbrokes St Leger-supplemented filly Simple Verse, explained this morning the thinking behind the Classic bid. He said: “Sheikh Fahad is always up for a challenge. When…

Simple Verse set for DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster

- French filly in line for Sceptre bid Day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, on Thursday, September 10, is all about the girls, with a bumper eight-race card headlined by two Group races restricted to fillies and mares. The highlight is the £90,000 Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.05pm, 15 entries), which takes place over the Ladbrokes St Leger distance of one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards. Among the entries is the Ralph Beckett-trained Simple Verse who stepped…

Murtagh eyeing McCoy battle in Leger Legends race for charity

The four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster gets underway on Wednesday, September 9, with a seven-race card headlined by the annual charity Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm, 38 entries). The straight mile contest sees 16 former jockeys returning to the saddle in aid of the Northern Racing College and the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jack Berry House. Since its launch in 2010, the charity race has generated over £500,000 and another £100,000 is expected to be raised in 2015. A P McCoy and…

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