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….

Universal all set for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair)

A thrilling renewal of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) is in prospect at Ascot this Saturday, July 27.   The latest confirmations for the £1,065,000 million contest, run over a mile and a half, were made yesterday and 10 contenders are currently on course for the midsummer highlight at Ascot, following the news this morning of an injury to St Nicholas Abbey who had been a leading contender.   Cirrus Des Aigles (now 13/8 favourite with Betfair) was the…

Group One scorers head international entry for Sky Bet York Stakes

Group One winners in six different countries feature among 16 entries for the £100,000 Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes (2.55pm), highlight of the Sky Bet-sponsored card at York on Saturday, July 27. Saeed bin Suroor sent out Stage Gift (2007) and Kirklees (2009) to glory in the extended 10-furlong contest and the Godolphin handler may this year be represented by Hunter’s Light (8/1), who has posted Group One victories in Italy and Dubai, plus Aesop’s Fables (33/1), successful in France’s Prix Jean Prat last…

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