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…

Masque could represent France in Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

There could be French representation in the final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, with trainer Mikel Delzangles still considering next week’s £650,000 Classic for Vengeur Masque. The three-year-old Monsun colt, who is owned by the Wildenstein family, was successful twice earlier this year, taking an extended 12-furlong maiden at Saint-Cloud in May before going on to record an easy four-length triumph in a conditions race over a slightly shorter distance at Compiegne on June 17. Last time out, Vengeur Masque was stepped up to Group…

Hills readying Malik for At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster

Trainer Charlie Hills is already looking forward to next year with Ibn Malik as he prepares the colt for the £75,000 Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12. The son of Raven’s Pass made a winning debut at Newmarket in June before going down by three quarters of a length to Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer) when second in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 28. Hills, based at Lambourn in Berkshire,…

A P McCoy’s saddle among over 40 tremendous lots on offer at charity lunch ahead of Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Race

The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm) takes place for the sixth consecutive year on the opening day of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Wednesday, September 9, J20 Spritz Leger Legends Day, at Doncaster. Supported by the Reuben Foundation, the charity contest has raised over £500,000 in the last five years and is aiming to generate at least another £100,000 in 2015. The Flat race, run under the Rules of Racing, is set to witness 20-time champion jump jockey A P McCoy, who…

Storm The Stars “is the one they all have to beat” in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

The start of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster is now just two weeks away and the countdown steps up a gear today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for Britain’s final Classic of 2015, the Ladbrokes St Leger, plus the Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes and the Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes. All three contests take place on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12, which is the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger…

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