bet365 Lennox Stakes takes centre stage on opening day of Glorious Goodwood

Recent Ascot Group Two winner Aljamaaheer and QIPCO 2000 Guineas runner-up Glory Awaits feature among 16 six-day confirmations for the Group Two bet365 Lennox Stakes (3.05pm), highlight of the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, Tuesday, July 30. The seven-furlong contest, which closed early rather than at the six-day stage for the first time this year, has a prize fund of £150,000, a £10,000 increase on 2012 Krypton Factor, trained in Newmarket by Bahrain-based handler Fawzi Nass, could step up in distance following a string of…

Robins Farm sponsors the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood

Robins Farm, the training establishment owned by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and the base for first season trainer Olly Stevens, will sponsor this year’s Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, August 3. The famous handicap, run over six furlongs and one of the most competitive races during the five days of Glorious Goodwood, will be titled the Robins Farm Racing Stewards’ Cup. Olly Stevens commented: “To have Robins Farm associated with such an iconic and popular race as the Stewards’ Cup is very exciting for…

43 entries for Ladbrokes St Leger

The world’s oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, has attracted 43 entries for the 2013 renewal. Boasting a record prize fund of £600,000 and run over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards, the Ladbrokes St Leger takes place for the 237th time on Saturday, September 14, at Doncaster. Aidan O’Brien was narrowly denied a clean sweep of English Classics and an historic Triple Crown last year when Camelot could only finish second to Encke at Doncaster. Ireland’s champion trainer looks set to be well…

Loving Spirit set for Ascot’s Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Stakes

Trainer James Toller is hoping that leading apprentice Robert Tart can spark a change of luck with Loving Spirit in the £100,000 Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Handicap at Ascot on Saturday, July 27. The five-year-old, a 20/1 chance for the seven-furlong heritage handicap with Betfair Sportsbook, has posted three excellent efforts over the same course and distance, including when coming home sixth in the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot on June 21. He was denied a clear run in the Victoria…

Going update ahead of Glorious Goodwood

After walking the course this afternoon, Tuesday, July 23, Goodwood’s clerk of the course Seamus Buckley is pleased with the condition of the track ahead of Glorious Goodwood, which starts a week today on Tuesday, July 30. Buckley commented: “We have been watering overnight for the past two weeks and we are where we want to be at this stage. “I am calling the ground Good, Good to Firm in Places on the straight and Good to Firm, Good in Places on the round course….

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