Marvellous Royal Ascot shakes up standings for the Cartier Racing Awards

Royal Ascot, staged from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24, enjoyed summer weather and sizzling hot action on the track, with thrilling top-class races throughout the five-day spectacular. Plenty of Pattern race points were earned for horses going for glory in the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards, which will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 14. The awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in…

Gold Cup heroes head 29 entries for Qatar Goodwood Cup

Big Orange and Order Of St George, who fought out a pulsating finish to the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last week, feature among 29 entries for the newly-promoted Group One Qatar Goodwood Cup. The two-mile contest has been upgraded to Group One status from Group Two this year and carries a record prize fund of £500,000 (up from £300,000 in 2016). The historic race, first run in 1812, is now the highlight of the opening day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday, August 1, having been…

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…

All the news from the fifth day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 24   Early going news & non-runners on day five    The going for the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2017, Saturday, June 24, remains:   Good to Firm   There was no overnight watering and no rain. Four millimetres of irrigation was put on the whole course after racing on Thursday. Five millimetres of irrigation was applied to the whole course after racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Chris Stickels, Clerk of…

All the news from the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 23   Early going news & non-runners on day four    The going for the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2017, Friday, June 23, remains:   Good to Firm (watered)   following watering last night, with four millimetres put on the whole course after racing. Five millimetres of irrigation was applied to the whole course after racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Ascot Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels commented this morning: “It is more breezy…

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