Lizzie Kelly joins Newbury Racecourse on summer placement

    Newbury Racecourse is delighted to announce that top Jump jockey Lizzie Kelly has joined the team on a summer placement to work across its remaining Flat fixtures in 2018. Her role will include becoming part of the raceday presenting team at major meetings, working alongside the marketing team developing the plans for some of the racecourse’s larger fixtures combined with ambassadorial duties around Ladies Day on Saturday, August 18. Lizzie Kelly has been a serial record-breaker and flagbearer for female jockeys on the…

Sea Of Class “doing very well” ahead of Newbury return

  Promising filly Sea Of Class is the headline act as Newbury Racecourse stages the first of a run of five weekday fixtures this Thursday, June 14.   Sea Of Class (William Haggas/James Doyle) tops eight runners for the feature £50,000 Listed Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes (2.55pm), staged over 10 furlongs for three-year-old fillies, one of eight races on the card.   The twice-raced daughter of Sea The Stars has a 3lb penalty to contend with thanks to her impressive two-length victory over…

Newbury Racecourse introduces new £100,000 JLT Cup

Newbury Racecourse is delighted to announce the introduction of an exciting new £100,000 stayers’ handicap sponsored by JLT and named the JLT Cup.   The extended two-mile contest (2m 110y) for three-year-olds and upwards takes place on Saturday, July 21, and forms part of Weatherbys Super Sprint Day, which will now have prize money of over £500,000. There is also racing at Newbury on Friday, July 20, which means £614,000 is on offer across the two-day mid-summer meeting.   The JLT Cup is being introduced…

Rhododendron blooms in Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Newbury Racecourse staged its best Flat raceday of the season on Saturday, May 19, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. The healthy crowd of over 10,000 enjoyed fabulous sunny conditions. The highlight was the G1 £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.40pm), the second race in the mile division of the QIPCO British Champions Series and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018. There was a thrilling finish after a field of 14 lined up. It was four-year-old Rhododendron (Aidan O’Brien IRE/Ryan Moore, 100/30 favourite) who came out on…

60 years of Royal winners celebrated at Newbury Racecourse tomorrow on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, 2018 will mark a very special day in the Newbury calendar, not least because of the Royal nuptials taking place at Windsor Castle, a mere 35 miles down the road from the racecourse. The Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is a race with its own Royal heritage, with the first two runnings in 1958 and 1959 having been won by Her Majesty The Queen’s Pall Mall. This year’s renewal at 3.40pm on Saturday, May 19, will see a joint-record field…

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