Three previous winners among 19 remaining in £300,000 Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood on Friday‏

Previous winners Kingsgate Native (2009, Robert Cowell), Moviesta (2013, Eddie Lynam IRE) and Take Cover (2014, David Griffiths) feature among 19 confirmations for the £300,000 Qatar King George Stakes (3.45pm), the Group Two highlight of day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Friday, July 31. Muthmir (William Haggas) and Pearl Secret (David Barron), who were third and fourth in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, also remain engaged in the five-furlong sprint, which has tripled in value this year thanks to…

Trip To Paris among 14 targeting Qatar Goodwood Cup

Trip To Paris (Ed Dunlop) heads 14 contenders going forward for the £300,000 Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup, run over two miles and the highlight of the third day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday, July 30. The four-year-old landed the Group One Gold Cup over half a mile further at Royal Ascot on June 18 and is set to attempt to become the first horse since Yeats in 2008 to win both stayers’ contests in the same season. Among Trip To Paris’ potential…

Gleneagles and Solow head 11 contenders for Qatar Sussex Stakes

Outstanding milers Gleneagles (Aidan O’Brien IRE) and Solow (Freddy Head FR) head 11 confirmations for the highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes (Supported by Qatar National Bank). The mile contest takes place at 3.10pm on Wednesday, July 29, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Gleneagles is the leading three-year-old miler of his generation, having taken three Group One contests already this season – the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and Royal…

Ivory hopes Twin Sails can follow in his sire’s footsteps with fabulous opening day of Qatar Goodwood Festival in prospect

There is now less than a week to go until the Qatar Goodwood Festival commences and fabulous racing is in prospect with the publication of the confirmations and entries for day one of the five-day spectacular on Tuesday, July 28. The richest race on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival is the £300,000 Qatar Lennox Stakes (3.10pm), which has doubled in value this year courtesy of Qatar’s sponsorship. There are 18 confirmations for the seven-furlong contest including Godolphin’s Safety Check (Charlie Appleby), who won…

Charlton pair set for Qatar Goodwood Festival

Charlton pair set for Qatar Goodwood Festival Trainer Roger Charlton is looking forward to saddling Huntsmans Close and Quest For More in two of the feature races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival next week. Improving sprinter Huntsmans Close is the ante-post favourite for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup (Saturday, August 1), while Quest For More is set to take on Europe’s leading stayers in the £300,000 Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup (Thursday, July 30). Huntsmans Close is out to give Charlton a record equalling fourth…

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