Expert Eye heads eight runners for Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes on day two of Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend continues on Saturday, April 21, with a terrific eight-race programme headlined by the £60,000 Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes (3.10pm, eight runners). The seven-furlong contest for three-year-old colts, one of three G3 prizes on the card, is a key Classic trial, with the great Frankel in 2011 being the latest winner to go on to annex the mile Classic, QIPCO 2000 Guineas, at Newmarket. Frankel’s owner/breeder Khalid Abdullah is represented this year by another hot…

Tajaanus goes on trial in Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

  The £60,000 Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2.35pm) is one of three G3 contests staged at Newbury this Saturday, April 21, day two of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend.   The seven-furlong contest for three-year-old fillies boasts a fabulous roll of honour with future champions including Marwell, Salsabil, Shadayid, Bosra Sham, Wince and Tante Rose all featuring.   There are 20 entries for the 2018 renewal, headed by Khalid Abdullah’s homebred Gavota (Roger Charlton). The Bated Breath filly won her first two starts…

Expert Eye among 15 hopefuls for Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

xcellent entries have been received today for the £60,000 G3 Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes over seven furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, April 21, day two of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend. A leading early-season Classic trial, recent winners of the Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes include Kingman (2014), who went on claim the the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes, QIPCO Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques Le Marois, and the incomparable Frankel (2011), who remained unbeaten in…

Thomas Crapper after second Greatwood Gold Cup success at Newbury on Saturday

The £50,000 G3 Greatwood Gold Cup (2.40pm) is the highlight of a fascinating seven-race programme at Newbury on Saturday, March 3, Greatwood Charity Raceday. Greatwood Charity Raceday provides an opportunity for racegoers to learn about Greatwood, a unique charity based near Marlborough which provides fulfilling futures for former racehorses and teaches emotional literacy and life skills to children and young people with special educational needs. First run in 2004 and staged over just short of two and a half miles, the Greatwood Gold Cup has…

Kalashnikov fires home in £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse staged Betfair Super Saturday today, February 10, which saw a great performance from the novice Kalashnikov to land the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle, Britain’s richest handicap hurdle. Kalashnikov is trained in Newmarket by Amy Murphy, who became the third female trainer to land the prestigious two-mile contest after Nan Kennedy (Ra Nova 1984) and Jessica Harrington (Spirit Leader 2003). Elsewhere on the card, the mighty Altior made a hugely-impressive seasonal reappearance in the G2 Betfair Exchange Chase and now heads to the Queen Mother Champion Chase at…

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