Pump Technology Irish Night starts 2017 Thursday Nights Live at Newbury Racecourse

The first of the Thursday Nights Live series takes place at Newbury Racecourse this Thursday, June 29, with Pump Technology Irish Night. Further action follows over the coming weeks with Fuller’s Motown & Soul Night (Thursday, July 6), Newbury Night (Thursday, July 13) and #ThrowbackThursday Disco (Thursday, July 27). Pump Technology Irish Night offers an eight-race programme, running from 5.20pm through to 9.00pm. The first race at 5.20pm is for Purebred Arabians – the Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury 30th July International Stakes. The…

Talaayeb faces seven rivals in Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes at Newbury on Thursday

    Ed Walker eyes big run from Indian Blessing   Newbury stages an eight-race card on Thursday, June 15, when the highlight is the £50,000 Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes (3.05pm, eight runners) over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old fillies.   Talaayeb (Owen Burrows/Jim Crowley) sets the standard after her excellent fourth behind Winter over a mile in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 7 on only her second career start.   Ed Walker’s Indian Blessing (David Probert)…

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…

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