Simcock chasing black type with Moment In Time

Trainer David Simcock is doubly represented on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, tomorrow Saturday, May 25. The Newmarket handler saddles Moment In Time in the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.05pm, five runners) and Breton Rock in the new £50,000 32Red Handicap (3.35pm, 10 runners), the richest race on the card. Moment In Time has 16lb to find with Frankel’s brother Noble Mission, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, on official ratings but goes to Goodwood on the back of a stunning 11-length…

Ascot Racecourse and Longines sign five year official partnership agreement

Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, providers of race times at the racecourse since 2007, today become official partners of the racecourse, initially through to 2017. The Swiss watchmaker will continue to be official timekeeper, credited on Channel 4, but now with enhanced on course presence. This will include a branded chronometer close to the winning post and an elegant clock in the Parade Ring throughout the year, including at Royal Ascot and on QIPCO British Champions Day. Longines is also ‘The Official Watch…

Breakfast With The Stars thoughts of owners, trainers and jockeys

Over 220 people attended today’s Investec Derby Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse, eight days before the two-day Investec Derby Festival commences at the Surrey track. Contenders for the two Classics, the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks, worked on the course as did two likely runners for the Group One Investec Coronation Cup. There were lots of interviews with connections, conducted by Clare Balding and Nick Luck, as well as news from Epsom Downs Racecourse. Investec Derby, Saturday, June 1, Epsom Downs…

Cumani pair star on final day of the May Festival

The May Festival at Goodwood concludes on Saturday, May 23, with a seven-race card, headlined by two £40,000 Listed contests, the 32Red Festival Stakes (2.05pm, seven runners) over just short of 10 furlongs and the Tapster Stakes (4.05pm, five runners) over 12 furlongs. Newmarket handler Luca Cumani will launch a two-pronged assault on the opening 32Red Festival Stakes with Afsare (Kieren Fallon) and French import Mobaco (Jim Crowley). Afsare developed into a high-class performer last season and was last seen out finishing an unlucky second…

Noble handed Goodwood Mission on Saturday

Frankel’s brother Noble Mission, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, is likely to return to Goodwood in the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.05pm) over a mile and a half on the third and final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, Saturday, May 25. The four-year-old triumphed over subsequent Ladbrokes St Leger hero Encke in the Group Three Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes over the course and distance at Glorious Goodwood in July last year. He was a close third on his seasonal return in the…

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