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…

Super fillies Winter & Enable ahead in the race for Cartier Racing Awards

Star three-year-old fillies Winter (148) and Enable (128) head the standings for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards following their recent G1 victories at Goodwood and Ascot respectively.   European horseracing’s top awards are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races (30%), combined at the end of season with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists/handicappers (35%) and votes from readers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph plus ITV Racing viewers (35%).   The 2017 Cartier…

Grand National Thursday – A Day for Champions

  Tremendous day’s racing at Aintree   Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – The three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival gets off to a brilliant start with the renamed Grand National Thursday, a unique day of high-class racing, which takes place on April 12, 2018.   Featuring some of the best Jump racing in the country, the new-look Thursday will also include a Champions of Merseyside feel to it, with a number of sporting champions involved in celebrating the best of Merseyside sport at all levels…

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