Harty aiming for another successful Goodwood raid with Ansgar

Trainer Sabrina Harty is aiming her stable star Ansgar at the Group Two Qatar Lennox Stakes, the highlight on the opening day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Tuesday, July 28. The seven-furlong contest has seen its prize fund double this year, rising from £150,000 to £300,000, thanks to Qatar’s sponsorship. Ansgar is no stranger to success at Goodwood, having captured the Group Three Doom Bar Supreme Stakes over the same distance of seven furlongs during the August Bank Holiday Weekend in 2014. The seven-year-old…

Tropics tops 130 confirmations for £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup & 75 go forward for £150,000 Betfred Mile

Murphy targeting Cup with Discussiontofollow, while previous winner Hoof It tries again July Cup runner-up Tropics tops 130 acceptors for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup on the fifth and final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, August 1. The Dean Ivory-trained seven-year-old went down by a nose to Muhaarar in the six-furlong Group One race at Newmarket on July 11 and finished the runner-up for the second consecutive year. Tropics has 9st 13lb in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup, while Ivory has also confirmed Wokingham…

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…

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