Qatar Goodwood Festival 2016 – all the news on second day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27   GOING CHANGE AHEAD OF SECOND DAY   The going for the second day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, July 27, has changed to:   Straight Course: Good, Good to Firm in places (from Good) Round Course: Good to Firm (from Good to Firm, Good in places)   It was dry overnight.  There has been some light rain this morning and there is the possibility of further showers during the day.  …

Qatar Goodwood Festival 2016 – all the news on first day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 26   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going descriptions for the first day of the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival are:   Straight Course: Good Round Course: Good to Firm, Good in Places   Stalls Straight Course: stands’ side Round Course: inside   The far side running rail from the six-furlong marker on the lower bend to the winning post has been dolled out six yards, increasing distances by 12 yards.   The top bend…

Star filly Minding goes for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday

  Queen’s Trust team eyeing upset   Star three-year-old filly Minding (Aidan O’Brien) headlines 10 confirmations for the £600,000 Group One Qatar Nassau Stakes (3.10pm), Europe’s most valuable race for fillies and mares and the highlight of a seven-race card at Goodwood on the fifth and final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, July 30.   The Galileo filly already has five Group Ones under her belt, including Classic triumphs this year in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Investec Oaks at…

Superb 10 for £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday

  A superb field of 10 goes to post in the £1-million Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes (3.10pm), the highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, on Wednesday, July 27. A trio of three-year-old colts headline the field in the mile race – QIPCO 2000 Guineas heroGalileo Gold (Hugo Palmer/Frankie Dettori), French 2,000 Guineas scorer The Gurkha(Aidan O’Brien/Ryan Moore) and Awtaad (Kevin Prendergast/Chris Hayes), successful in the Irish 2,000 Guineas when defeating Galileo Gold by two and a half lengths. The three colts were last seen out in the G1…

Finsbury Square out to strike for France in Friday’s Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood

Speed is the order of the day on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Friday, July 29, with the £312,100 Group Two Qatar King George Stakes (3.45pm) the highlight. There are 19 confirmations, plus supplementary entry Jungle Cat (Charlie Appleby) owned by Godolphin, for the five-furlong sprint, including the two most recent winners of the race in Take Cover (David Griffiths), who took the spoils in 2014, and last year’s victor Muthmir (William Haggas). Goldream (Robert Cowell) captured two G1 races over five furlongs…

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