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…

Latest standings for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards

Latest standings for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards   Cartier Racing Awards – points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, August 13, 2017   Cartier Horse Of The Year Winter    148 Enable   128 Ribchester  110 Barney Roy  104 Roly Poly  96 Ulysses   92 Thunder Snow   90 Churchill  80 Decorated Knight  80 Highland Reel  80   Cartier Older Horse Ribchester  110 Ulysses   92 Decorated Knight  80 Highland Reel  80 Cloth Of Stars  56   Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Barney Roy  104 Thunder Snow   90…

All the news from the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup – victory goes to Great Britain & Ireland Team

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12   PAYNE OUT AND DOYLE IN   Michelle Payne has sadly had to withdraw from today’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot due to illness and will be replaced by Hollie Doyle.   Michelle Payne said: “It is with great disappointment that because of a virus I have contracted since arriving in England, I find I am unable to ride in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup competition today.   “I…

International jockeys & Hayley Turner excited ahead of Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday

Five international jockeys plus Hayley Turner, the UK’s most successful female jockey of all-time, gave their thoughts ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup as Ascot this Saturday, August 12. A media event was staged by Ascot Racecourse at London’s racing pub, the Sydney Arms in Chelsea. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is the world’s premier jockeys’ competition, a unique event where three top riders in each of four teams – Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, Rest of the World and The Girls…

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…

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