Former winners Breton Rock & Richard Pankhurst among 22 chasing Hungerford Stakes glory on Betfred Ladies Day with Olly Murs

Newbury Racecourse stages Betfred Ladies Day with Olly Murs, on Saturday, August 19, when the highlight of the seven-race card is the £150,000 G2 Betfred Hungerford Stakes (3.35pm, 22 confirmations). Contenders for the seven-furlong contest include 2014 winner Breton Rock (David Simcock) who was right back to his best last time out when a shock 50/1 winner of the G2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood on August 1. Several of those behind Breton Rock at Goodwood may re-oppose, most notably G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes fourth Librisa Breeze (Dean Ivory) and…

Great entries for Newbury’s Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

The exciting G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes has received 67 entries for its 2017 renewal, staged at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, September 23, day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend.   Run in honour of the great 1971 Derby winner Mill Reef, the six-furlong contest for two-year-olds boasts an outstanding roll of honour.   The last two renewals have been won by Ribchester (2015) and Harry Angel (2016). Ribchester has gone on to win three G1 contests, including the Al Shaqab…

John Francome honoured with renaming of Grade 2 novices’ chase on Ladbrokes Trophy Day at Newbury in December

Newbury Racecourse announces today that the G2 novices’ chase run over almost three miles on Ladbrokes Trophy Day, Saturday, December 2, 2017, has had its title changed to honour John Francome MBE. The race, which started its life at Worcester in 1990, moved to Newbury in 2000 and has been won in the past two years by star chasers trained by Colin Tizzard, Thistlecrack (2016) and Native River (2015). As a Pattern race, the race has to retain a permanent title or ‘handle’. The existing…

Eustace hoping Music Seeker can dance to the tune on #ThrowbackThursday Disco at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse’s Thursday Nights Live series draws to a close this week with the #ThrowbackThursday Disco on Thursday, July 27.   Racegoers will be treated to a seven-race card and a selection of disco classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s.   The most valuable race of the night is the £10,000 Snows Peugeot Handicap (7.05pm, nine runners) over 10 furlongs for three-year-olds.   Godolphin is doubly represented by Windsor maiden winner Big Tour (Saeed bin Suroor/Martin Lane, 9st 4lb) and Pilgrim’s Treasure (Charlie…

Fahey strikes again in Weatherbys Super Sprint as Bengali Boys streaks home in Newbury feature

North Yorkshire trainer Richard Fahey gained his third success in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.35pm) in the space of five years as Bengali Boys routed his opposition in the highlight of Weatherbys Super Sprint Day with Jess Glynne at Newbury on Saturday, July 22. The two-year-old son of Clodovil was allotted 8st 7lb for the five-furlong contest, with the weights decided by each horse’s auction price, and the grey colt, who cost 11,000 euros as a yearling, revelled on the soft ground as he powered clear…

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