Sky Bet renews support for 11th Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, commencing tomorrow

    This year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival gets underway tomorrow, Saturday, July 21, with an excellent card at Ripon starting off eight days of superb horseracing and entertainment.   Sky Bet is delighted to extend its backing of the festival until 2021, having been involved through race sponsorship since the first Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival in 2008 and stepping up support in 2012.   This year’s highlights including Carnival Night at Beverley on Monday, July 23, plus Sir Tom Jones…

Little Kim tops full field of 25 for Saturday’s Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury

  Top-weight Little Kim heads a maximum field of 25 two-year-olds going for glory in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.35pm) at Newbury this Saturday, July 21.   Little Kim (Karl Burke/Ben Curtis, 9st 3lb) made a winning debut in a novice event at Carlisle on June 7 and last time out wore down American challenger Chelsea Cloisters to win the G3 Prix du Bois at Deauville, France, on July 3, both over five furlongs, which is the distance of the Weatherbys Super Sprint.  …

Alpha Centauri shines as three-year-olds enhance claims for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Thrilling performances from Alpha Centauri and Roaring Lion have helped strengthen the claims of this year’s Classic crop in the race for top honours in this year’s Cartier Racing Awards.   The 28th Cartier Racing Awards 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 13, 2018.   The longstanding and prestigious awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. There are eight equine awards, ranging from…

Natalie’s Joy & Emaraaty Ana going for Listed success at Newbury on Friday

Highly-regarded northern raiders Natalie’s Joy and Emaraaty Ana headline a field of six for the £25,500 Listed Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Rose Bowl Stakes, one of the highlights at Newbury this Friday, July 20. Notable winners of this six-furlong contest for two-year-olds include five-time G1 victor Rodrigo De Triano (1992) and, more recently, 2016 July Cup hero Limato, who took the spoils in 2014. Natalie’s Joy (Mark Johnston/Frankie Dettori) is on a retrieval mission after finishing seventh in the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs at Royal Ascot, for which…

Goldie keen for Sir Chauvelin to take his chance in inaugural JLT Cup at Newbury

The first running of the new £100,000 JLT Cup (2.25pm) at Newbury this Saturday, July 21, is shaping up to be an excellent race after attracting 29 entries. The extended two-mile handicap has been introduced in response to industry demand for an enhanced programme for stayers, supported by the Newbury board of directors, and is also welcomed by bookmakers. The £100,000 prize fund includes a £30,000 contribution from the British Horseracing Authority’s Development Fund. The weights for the JLT Cup were unveiled today. Ireland’s Champion…

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