High-class entries revealed for the two heritage handicaps at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

High-class entries are unveiled today for the two very valuable heritage handicaps staged at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs on Saturday, July 30 and the £150,000 Betfred Mile, run on Friday, July 29. Weights for both contests will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 6, while there is a scratchings stage on July 12. The maximum field for the Qatar Stewards’ Cup is 28, while 20 may line up for the Betfred Mile. Qatar Stewards’ Cup Outback Traveller and Brando headline…

Minding stars among 37 entries for stunning Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood

The £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes, the Group One highlight on the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, July 30, has attracted a high-class entry of 37 (up from 34 in 2015), details of which are revealed today. Staged over just short of 10 furlongs, the Qatar Nassau Stakes is Europe’s richest race for fillies and mares, thanks to the 10-year Qatar sponsorship agreement which commenced last year. A plethora of Group One winners feature among the 2016 entries, headed by Minding(Aidan O’Brien), who is…

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…

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