Qatar Goodwood Festival – all the news on second day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL, DAY TWO RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015 GOOD ALL ROUND AT GOODWOOD The going has changed to: Good from Good to Soft, Good in places following more dry weather. Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, said at 9am: “After walking the course this morning, I decided to call the ground good all over. “It is drying but there is still plenty of juice and we will be racing on good ground today. The GoingStick reading is 7.2 as against…

Qatar Goodwood Festival – all the news on first day

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL, DAY ONE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 BETTER GOING AT THE START OF THE QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL The going has changed to: Good to Soft, Good in places from Good to Soft, Soft in places on the straight course and Good to Soft on the round course following more dry weather and a strong wind. Stalls’ position Straight course – stands’ side Round course – inside Rails The top bend has been dolled out three yards, increasing race distances for…

Fabulous Qatar Nassau Stakes to look forward to on final day of Qatar Goodwood Festival

Saturday, August 1, is the fifth and final day of the 2015 Qatar Goodwood Festival with the £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes (3.40pm) taking centre stage. The Group One contest for fillies and mares is staged over just short of 10 furlongs and has attracted 11 five-day confirmations. The past three renewals of the Qatar Nassau Stakes have all been won by John Gosden-trained runners and the Newmarket handler has three entries going forward this year. These are headed by Group One Prix de Diane (French…

Three previous winners among 19 remaining in £300,000 Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood on Friday‏

Previous winners Kingsgate Native (2009, Robert Cowell), Moviesta (2013, Eddie Lynam IRE) and Take Cover (2014, David Griffiths) feature among 19 confirmations for the £300,000 Qatar King George Stakes (3.45pm), the Group Two highlight of day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Friday, July 31. Muthmir (William Haggas) and Pearl Secret (David Barron), who were third and fourth in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, also remain engaged in the five-furlong sprint, which has tripled in value this year thanks to…

Trip To Paris among 14 targeting Qatar Goodwood Cup

Trip To Paris (Ed Dunlop) heads 14 contenders going forward for the £300,000 Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup, run over two miles and the highlight of the third day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday, July 30. The four-year-old landed the Group One Gold Cup over half a mile further at Royal Ascot on June 18 and is set to attempt to become the first horse since Yeats in 2008 to win both stayers’ contests in the same season. Among Trip To Paris’ potential…

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