Mutashaded to test Ladbrokes St Leger credentials in Great Voltigeur

The countdown to the £600,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster continues with the running of the Group Two Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Wednesday, August 21. The 12-furlong contest is one of the leading trials for the Ladbrokes St Leger, with three of the last six runnings producing the winner of the Doncaster Classic. It is part of the ‘road to the St Leger series’, sponsored by Neptune Investment Management, which also includes the Group Three Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and…

Doncaster Racecourse announces The Crown Hotel, Bawtry, as new sponsor of the Scarbrough Stakes at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

Doncaster Racecourse, home of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, today announces a new one-year sponsorship deal with The Crown Hotel. The local company, which is based in nearby Bawtry, will lend its name to the Listed feature race on Wednesday, September 11, which will now be entitled The Crown Hotel Bawtry Scarbrough Stakes. As part of this partnership, the opening day of the Festival will now be known as The Crown Hotel Bawtry Opening Day. This supports The Crown’s already strong year-round sponsorship deals with…

Jack’s Revenge for Betfair Cash Out Heritage Handicap at Goodwood on August 24

  Weights are revealed today for the exciting £100,000 Betfair Cash Out Heritage Handicap on the second day of Goodwood’s August Bank Holiday meeting, Saturday, August 24. Lambourn handler George Baker is eyeing the valuable seven-furlong contest for his admirable campaigner Jack’s Revenge (8st 9lb), who turned in another solid effort when third in the Shergar Cup Mile Handicap at Ascot on August 10. The five-year-old showed his liking for Goodwood when second behind Ascription in the Poker At Bet365 Handicap at Glorious Goodwood on…

Cheltenham Racecourse development – update

Following receipt of planning permission in July, the second phase of the works on the old A and R boxes at the racecourse commences this week. Earlier this summer, work was carried out to remove asbestos from these boxes as well as to remove the old numbers board by the unsaddling enclosure. Between now and the start of the new season, the boxes above the Tote Terrace will be renovated to render them usable again by the first meeting on October 18, 2013. The remaining…

All the news from the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot

STEVENS THINKS OF HUGHESIE WHEN RIDING ANNUNCIATION   Gary Stevens won the final race on Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup day when Annunciation, trained by Richard Hannon, won this sprint for three-year-olds.   Stevens, whose mount produced a late thrust that narrowly deprived fellow American Rosie Napravnik on Noble Deed, took his personal tally to 18pts, although his team, the Rest of the World, could finish only third in the competition with 46 points – the winning Europe team amassed 97 points.   Stevens, for…

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