Ribchester romps home on a quality-packed Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury

The weather may not have been perfect, but the 12,109 racegoers who attended Al Shaqab Lockinge Day witnessed racing of the highest class.   Godolphin won the two biggest races of the day impressively, the feature G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge, worth £350,000, with the 7/4 favourite Ribchester, trained by Richard Fahey, and the £100,000 G3 Al Rayyan Stakes with another market leader, the Charlie Appleby-trained Hawkbill, who started at 3/1. Both were ridden by William Buick, a 10/1 double.   It was fitting that Al…

Galileo Gold & Ribchester head nine in G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

Group One winners Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer/Frankie Dettori) and Ribchester (Richard Fahey/William Buick) head nine runners in Newbury’s richest race of the Flat season, the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.30pm) on Saturday, May 20, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. Staged over the straight mile at the Berkshire course, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is the second race of the mile category of the 2017 QIPCO British Champions Series. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, Galileo Gold lifted both the mile Classic, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, and the G1…

My Dream Boat set for Al Rayyan Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

Group One winner My Dream Boat will step up to 12 furlongs for the first time in the £100,000 G3 Al Rayyan Stakes (1.50pm, 17 entries) at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 20. The Clive Cox-trained horse raced predominantly over 10 furlongs last season and came of age in the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, wearing down champion racemare Found by a neck in a thrilling finish. The five-year-old competed at the top table for the remainder of the campaign and…

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day 2017 – Media Guide

To view this media guide in full (with detailed trainer/jockey records & rolls of honour) as a PDF document, please click HERE Al Shaqab Lockinge Day 2017   Media Guide   Newbury Race Programme – Saturday, May 20   Time  Race Distance Prize Money 1.50pm Al Rayyan Stakes (Group 3)     1m 4f  £100,000 2.20pm Shalaa Carnarvon Stakes (Listed)    6f  £70,000 2.55pm Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap   1m 2f  £70,000 3.30pm Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes     1m  £350,000 4.05pm Olympic Glory Conditions Race    6f  £50,000 4.40pm Haras…

Galileo Gold & Ribchester head acceptors for Saturday’s £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

Star four-year-olds Galileo Gold and Ribchester headline 12 confirmations for the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.30pm) at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 20. The terrific mile contest forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. Galileo Gold was the leading three-year-old miler in the first half of last season. He provided trainer Hugo Palmer and owner Al Shaqab Racing with a first British Classic triumph in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and also captured the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal…

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