Seville set for Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood

Classic winners from each of the last three seasons feature among 34 top quality entries for the Group One Qatar Nassau Stakes, which takes place on the fifth and final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, August 1. The showpiece for fillies and mares aged three and above boasts a guaranteed prize fund of £600,000, triple last year’s total of £200,000, thanks to Qatar’s sponsorship. Newmarket trainer John Gosden has engaged four fillies as he bids for an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the…

£1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes attracts worldwide entry of 39

The Qatar Sussex Stakes, the £1-million highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival this summer, has attracted a worldwide entry of 39 and takes place on Wednesday, July 29. The Group One mile contest sees its total prize fund more than treble in 2015 (it was worth £300,000 in 2014) and the great race is the feature of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1, inclusive. Among the tremendous international entries are the latest two winners of the…

‘Goodwood Racecourse announces biggest sponsorship in British racing with Qatar’ Goodwood Racecourse is delighted to announce a new 10-year partnership with Qatar, which is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing. Commencing in 2015, this makes the Qatar Goodwood Festival one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world. The partnership results in over £2 million being invested into prize money for eight key races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2015 as well as a commitment to…

Quotes from today’s press conference announcing the biggest sponsorship in British racing between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar

A press conference was held today at the Shangri-La Hotel, situated on the 34th floor of London’s iconic Shard, announcing a new 10-year partnership between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar. The partnership is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing. Commencing in 2015, this makes the Qatar Goodwood Festival one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world. Present at the press conference were: Lord March, owner of Goodwood Hamad Al Attiyah, President of the Qatar Equestrian Federation…

Millman hoping Carpenter can Master Doom Bar Celebration Mile

  Goodwood stages its three-day August Bank Holiday Weekend meeting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 22, 23 and 24 with some cracking action on the track in prospect.   The feature race of the meeting is the £100,000 Group Two Doom Bar Celebration Mile (3.30pm), which takes place on the Saturday. First run in 1967, the Doom Bar Celebration Mile boasts a very prestigious roll of honour with the likes of Brigadier Gerard, Kris, Known Fact, Milligram, Selkirk, Mark Of Esteem, Cape Cross and…

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