All the news from first day of 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2019 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 30     GOING NEWS AT 9AM   The going for the first day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival has changed this morning to Good, Good to Firm in places from Good watered, but rain is expected.   GoingStick Readings 7.8 at 8:30am 7.5 yesterday at 9:30am   Stalls’ Position Straight Course; Stands’ Side Round Course; 1m3f & 1m4f Outside, Rest; Inside   Bends         The top and bottom bends and full length of…

Regal Reality heads six for Sky Bet York Stakes as Elarqam aims to continue upward curve

Regal Reality faces five rivals as he bids for a first G2 victory in the £120,000 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm) this Saturday, July 27. The extended 10-furlong contest is the highlight of a seven-race card on day two of the Music Showcase Weekend at York, with James Arthur, winner of the X Factor in 2012, performing after racing. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Regal Reality, the 11/8 favourite with Sky Bet, drops down in class having finished an excellent third behind Enable and Magical in the…

Circus Maximus supplemented as nine go forward for outstanding Qatar Sussex Stakes

Circus Maximus supplemented as nine go forward for outstanding Qatar Sussex Stakes An outstanding renewal of the Qatar Sussex Stakes is in prospect with nine horses going forward for G1 mile contest at Goodwood on Wednesday, July 31, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Circus Maximus (Aidan O’Brien) was today supplemented for the Qatar Sussex Stakes at a cost of £70,000, taking the overall prize money for the race to £1,059,250. The three-year-old Galileo colt began this season by racing over further, including when sixth…

Withhold & Raheen House 12/1 joint-favourites as Communique tops weights for first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor

The 118-rated Communique heads the weights on 9st 10lb for the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor (80 entries), the most valuable Flat handicap ever run in Europe, details of which are revealed today. The Sky Bet Ebor takes place over a mile and six furlongs at York on the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival, Saturday, August 24. Trained by Mark Johnston, Communique has been given top-weight after a decisive victory under a penalty in the 12-furlong G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes…

Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival continues at Thirsk on Friday

  The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival sponsored by Sky Bet returns to Thirsk Racecourse on Friday, July 26, with a seven-race card starting at 2.10pm. Racegoers at the North Yorkshire track are in for a treat, with top jockeys riding including Danny Tudhope, who lives in Thirsk and is leading the Stobart-sponsored British Flat Jockeys’ Championship. The reigning Flat Champion Jockey, Silvestre de Sousa, is also in action as are another Champion Flat Jockey, Paul Hanagan, and Hayley Turner, the most successful ever…

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