Group One winners among Qatar Lennox Stakes entries as So Beloved set to return to Goodwood

Group One winners Air Force Blue, Dick Whittington, Lumiere, Charming Thought andToormore feature among 41 entries (up from 39 in 2015) for the £300,000 Group Two Qatar Lennox Stakes on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday, July 26. Air Force Blue, one of six Aidan O’Brien-trained contenders for the seven-furlong contest, was crowned Europe’s champion two-year-old last season following a hat-trick of Group One wins, while Lumiere (Mark Johnston) was the game winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in October. Charming Thought (Charlie Appleby) also boasts Group One-winning…

Classic winners target Goodwood’s £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes

  Superstar US-trained mare Tepin also under consideration for highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival   This year’s Classic scorers Galileo Gold, The Gurkha, Awtaad, Minding and Jet Setting feature among 50 entries (up from 39 in 2015), revealed today, for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, July 27.   The Group One mile contest, boosted hugely in value last year, is the highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival which runs from Tuesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 30.   Galileo Gold (Hugo…

Qatar Goodwood Festival – all the news on fifth day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL, DAY FIVE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 GOING THE SAME AT GOODWOOD The going remains Good to Firm, Good in places after more dry weather. There was selective watering of the course last night to maintain consistency. GoingStick Readings this week Today 7.6 (9.30am) Friday: 7.6 (9.45am) Thursday: 7.5 (9.30am) Wednesday 7.2 (9.30am) Tuesday 6.8 (9.30am) Monday 6.3 (3pm) Stalls’ position Straight course – stands’ side Round course – inside Rails The top bend, which had been dolled out three…

Qatar Goodwood Festival – all the news on fourth day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL, DAY FOUR RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 GOING CHANGE AT GOODWOOD The going has changed this morning to Good, Good to Firm in places after more dry weather. It was Good previously. There was selectively watering of the round course last night to maintain consistency. Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, said: “We watered parts of the round course last night, putting on up to five millimetres to take any sting out of the ground and maintain consistency. “I…

Qatar Goodwood Festival – all the news on third day

Qatar Goodwood Festival – All The Winners First Day – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2.00pm Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap Mount Logan (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 4-9-02 Adam Kirby 8/1 JtFav 2.35pm Qatar Vintage Stakes (Group 2) Galileo Gold (Al Shaqab Racing) Hugo Palmer 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori 9/2 3.10pm Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) Toormore (Godolphin) Richard Hannon 4-9-03 James Doyle 9/4 Jt Fav 3.45pm Summer Handicap Blue Wave (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 William Buick 20/1…

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