Kessaar proves a star in G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

Persistent rain proved no barrier to a great afternoon of racing on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend at Newbury on Saturday, September 22, with several top-quality performances and thrilling finishes featuring in an action-packed eight-race card. 2.55pm £75,000 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group Two) 6f The day’s most prestigious Pattern race has proved a springboard for future stars Ribchester (2015) and Harry Angel (2016) in recent years, and this year’s winner Kessaar (100/30) also looks to have a bright…

True Mason and Marie’s Diamond among nine for Saturday’s G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

True Mason heads nine exciting contenders for the G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2.55pm) over six furlongs, the centrepiece of a tremendous eight-race card at Newbury on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend this Saturday, September 22. Newbury’s premier two-year-old race, worth £75,000, has launched the careers of several stars in recent years, none more notable than multiple G1 winner Ribchester (2015) and last year’s champion sprinter Harry Angel (2016). True Mason (Karl Burke/Ben Curtis) has already acquitted himself well…

Promising two-year-old Duckett’s Grove debuts for Walker at Newbury on Friday

Newbury stages the first day of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend this Friday, September 21, with an exciting eight-race programme starting at 1.10pm, runners for which were revealed today. The highlight for two-year-olds is the £16,000 Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Race (3.25pm, seven runners). The mile contest has a rich history, with Classic winners Henbit, Shergar, Rainbow Quest, Shahrastani, King’s Theatre and more recently Authorized all having taken part in the race since its inception in 1979. Wine merchant Haynes, Hanson & Clark,…

Burke hoping his stellar form can continue with True Mason in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse stages the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend this Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, featuring top-class action across the two days.   Saturday’s feature contest is the G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2.55pm), staged over six furlongs for two-year-olds. With the likes of future G1 superstars Harry Angel and Ribchester featuring on the roll of honour in recent years, the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes is Newbury’s best two-year-old contest of the season.   There are 16 confirmations for…

Gustav Klimt among eight in Saturday’s Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes

Gustav Klimt among eight in Saturday’s Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes G1 St James’s Palace Stakes runner-up Gustav Klimt heads eight runners for £150,000 G2 Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes (3.35pm) over seven furlongs, the feature race at Newbury on Ladies Day with Rudimental this Saturday, August 18. Gustav Klimt (Ryan Moore), representing Ireland and Britain’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien, is dropping down in distance following two solid efforts in G1 company over a mile since Royal Ascot. The three-year-old finished third in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at…

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