Great racing on the horizon as the Qatar Goodwood Festival is looked forward to

Jessica Harrington has never been to Goodwood, let alone had a runner at the West Sussex racecourse. But the leading trainer on the Flat and over jumps is keen to visit Goodwood during the Qatar Goodwood Festival this year as she wants to run Torcedor in the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup on the opening day, Tuesday, July 31. The Irish-based handler commented today over the phone at a media event for the Qatar Goodwood Festival in London today: “Torcedor would be my first runner at Goodwood….

Without Parole headlines 25 going forward for £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes on August 1

The acceptors for all of the early-closing Pattern races at the Qatar Goodwood Festival are revealed today, following yesterday’s scratchings deadline.   Classic winners, globetrotters, a former winner and continental challengers feature among 25 remaining entries for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 1.   The Qatar Sussex Stakes, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, is the highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 4, and one of the world’s leading…

Silent Echo targeting £250,000 Stewards’ Cup at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Weights are unveiled today for the two very valuable heritage handicaps staged at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the £150,000 Golden Mile (Friday, August 3) and the £250,000  Stewards’ Cup (Saturday, August 4).   Heading the weights for the six-furlong Stewards’ Cup Handicap is Projection (Roger Charlton, 9st 12lb), who was last seen when fifth in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.   The ante-post favourite for the historic handicap is Dreamfield (John Gosden, 9st 7lb). The Godolphin-owned four-year-old lost his unbeaten record…

Teal eyeing Qatar Lennox Stakes for stable star Tip Two Win, 30 for upgraded Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes & Previous winners Battaash, Take Cover and Muthmir

Teal eyeing Qatar Lennox Stakes for stable star Tip Two Win   Royal Ascot winner Expert Eye and G1 St James’s Palace Stakes second Gustav Klimt feature among 43 entries revealed today for the £300,000 G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes, staged over seven furlongs on Tuesday, July 31, day one of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival.   Gustav Klimt, one of seven entries for Britain and Ireland’s champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, stayed on well to finish a half-length behind unbeaten Without Parole in the G1…

Classic heroines among superb entry for G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes, highlight of Ladies’ Day at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

  British Classic winners Forever Together and Billesdon Brook feature among 20 fillies and mares for the £600,000 G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes over nearly 10 furlongs, the highlight on the third day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Ladies’ Day, Thursday, August 2.   Galileo filly Forever Together, one of eight entries for champion British & Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, shed her maiden tag in fine style with a dominating four and a half-length verdict over Godolphin’s Wild Illusion (Charlie Appleby) in the 12-furlong G1 Investec…

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