Qatar Goodwood Festival Press Launch – all the news and quotes

Goodwood Racecourse staged the Qatar Goodwood Festival Press Launch at 10/11 Carlton House Terrace in central London on Monday, July 13. Connections of several leading contenders for the top prizes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, plus personnel from Goodwood Racecourse were present and spoke about their hopes for the five-day spectacular, which runs from Tuesday, July 28 through to Saturday, August 1 inclusive. Freddy Head is set to run his current stable star Solow in the Qatar Sussex Stakes. The five-year-old grey has been a…

Gleneagles and Solow star as 21 go forward for Qatar Sussex Stakes

Europe’s leading milers Gleneagles and Solow remain on course for a mouth-watering clash of the generations in the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, July 29. They headline 21 remaining entries for the brilliant mile contest following Group One victories at Royal Ascot last month. Gleneagles (Aidan O’Brien IRE) added wins in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas with an easy success in the St James’s Palace Stakes, while five-year-old Solow (Freddy Head FR) notched up his seventh…

Knight hoping Aussie can reign again at Qatar Goodwood Festival

Aussie Reigns is set to make a fourth consecutive appearance at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, with the talented stayer featuring among a strong team from local trainer William Knight for the five-day meeting, which runs from Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1. The five-year-old won a nursery handicap at the Qatar Goodwood Festival in 2012 and has made the frame in two subsequent appearances at the prestigious meeting, including a close fourth in last year’s Group Three Glorious Stakes. He is set to return…

Entries revealed for boosted major handicaps at Qatar Goodwood Festival

Entries are revealed today for the two feature handicaps at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup (Saturday, August 1) and the £150,000 Betfred Mile (Friday, July 31). The Qatar Stewards’ Cup has more than doubled in value since last year, with a prize fund increase of £150,000, while the Betfred Mile is up £20,000 on the 2014 offering. Qatar Stewards’ Cup A total of 142 entries have been received for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup, including three of the last four…

Exciting entries revealed for valuable Group Two races at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Fabulous entries are unveiled today for three of the Group Two contests at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the seven-furlong Qatar Lennox Stakes (Tuesday, July 28), the Qatar Goodwood Cup over two miles (Thursday, July 30) and the five-furlong Qatar King George Stakes (Friday, July 31). All three contests have boosted prizes of £300,000, with the Qatar Lennox Stakes worth double its 2014 total of £150,000, the Qatar Goodwood Cup rising from £120,000 and the Qatar King George Stakes having triple the prize money offered…

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