Gleneagles and Solow head 11 contenders for Qatar Sussex Stakes

Outstanding milers Gleneagles (Aidan O’Brien IRE) and Solow (Freddy Head FR) head 11 confirmations for the highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes (Supported by Qatar National Bank). The mile contest takes place at 3.10pm on Wednesday, July 29, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Gleneagles is the leading three-year-old miler of his generation, having taken three Group One contests already this season – the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and Royal…

Ivory hopes Twin Sails can follow in his sire’s footsteps with fabulous opening day of Qatar Goodwood Festival in prospect

There is now less than a week to go until the Qatar Goodwood Festival commences and fabulous racing is in prospect with the publication of the confirmations and entries for day one of the five-day spectacular on Tuesday, July 28. The richest race on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival is the £300,000 Qatar Lennox Stakes (3.10pm), which has doubled in value this year courtesy of Qatar’s sponsorship. There are 18 confirmations for the seven-furlong contest including Godolphin’s Safety Check (Charlie Appleby), who won…

Charlton pair set for Qatar Goodwood Festival

Charlton pair set for Qatar Goodwood Festival Trainer Roger Charlton is looking forward to saddling Huntsmans Close and Quest For More in two of the feature races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival next week. Improving sprinter Huntsmans Close is the ante-post favourite for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup (Saturday, August 1), while Quest For More is set to take on Europe’s leading stayers in the £300,000 Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup (Thursday, July 30). Huntsmans Close is out to give Charlton a record equalling fourth…

Harty aiming for another successful Goodwood raid with Ansgar

Trainer Sabrina Harty is aiming her stable star Ansgar at the Group Two Qatar Lennox Stakes, the highlight on the opening day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Tuesday, July 28. The seven-furlong contest has seen its prize fund double this year, rising from £150,000 to £300,000, thanks to Qatar’s sponsorship. Ansgar is no stranger to success at Goodwood, having captured the Group Three Doom Bar Supreme Stakes over the same distance of seven furlongs during the August Bank Holiday Weekend in 2014. The seven-year-old…

Tropics tops 130 confirmations for £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup & 75 go forward for £150,000 Betfred Mile

Murphy targeting Cup with Discussiontofollow, while previous winner Hoof It tries again July Cup runner-up Tropics tops 130 acceptors for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup on the fifth and final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, August 1. The Dean Ivory-trained seven-year-old went down by a nose to Muhaarar in the six-furlong Group One race at Newmarket on July 11 and finished the runner-up for the second consecutive year. Tropics has 9st 13lb in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup, while Ivory has also confirmed Wokingham…

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