Lizzie Kelly joins Newbury Racecourse on summer placement

    Newbury Racecourse is delighted to announce that top Jump jockey Lizzie Kelly has joined the team on a summer placement to work across its remaining Flat fixtures in 2018. Her role will include becoming part of the raceday presenting team at major meetings, working alongside the marketing team developing the plans for some of the racecourse’s larger fixtures combined with ambassadorial duties around Ladies Day on Saturday, August 18. Lizzie Kelly has been a serial record-breaker and flagbearer for female jockeys on the…

All the news from the International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket

For background information on the international challengers, please click HERE Ascot and Newmarket Racecourses staged the annual International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket this morning, Thursday, June 14, and connections of the overseas challengers plus other leading hopes gave their thoughts ahead of Royal Ascot (Tuesday, June 19 to Saturday, June 23) and the Moët & Chandon July Festival (Thursday, July 12 to Saturday, July 14). Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is…

Sea Of Class “doing very well” ahead of Newbury return

  Promising filly Sea Of Class is the headline act as Newbury Racecourse stages the first of a run of five weekday fixtures this Thursday, June 14.   Sea Of Class (William Haggas/James Doyle) tops eight runners for the feature £50,000 Listed Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes (2.55pm), staged over 10 furlongs for three-year-old fillies, one of eight races on the card.   The twice-raced daughter of Sea The Stars has a 3lb penalty to contend with thanks to her impressive two-length victory over…

Newbury Racecourse introduces new £100,000 JLT Cup

Newbury Racecourse is delighted to announce the introduction of an exciting new £100,000 stayers’ handicap sponsored by JLT and named the JLT Cup.   The extended two-mile contest (2m 110y) for three-year-olds and upwards takes place on Saturday, July 21, and forms part of Weatherbys Super Sprint Day, which will now have prize money of over £500,000. There is also racing at Newbury on Friday, July 20, which means £614,000 is on offer across the two-day mid-summer meeting.   The JLT Cup is being introduced…

Epsom winners hold sway early on in 2018 race for Cartier Racing Awards honours

    Masar and Cracksman, successful in two of the G1 highlights at this year’s Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse, head the early standings in the race to be crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year.   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….

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