Newbury’s Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes cannot come soon enough for Galileo Gold

Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer is excited about running his stable star Galileo Gold in the first proper test of 2017 for older milers in Europe, the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, at Newbury on Saturday, May 20.   The four-year-old Paco Boy colt has long had the £350,000 race over the straight mile at Newbury as his target.   Palmer, who last year sent out Galileo Gold to win the first British Classic, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, at Newmarket in May and the St…

Classic contenders and Royal winner headline day two of Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend

Barney Roy and Dabyah both enhanced their Classic claims with impressive G3 victories at Newbury on Saturday, April 22, while Her Majesty The Queen was also present on day two of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend to see her colours carried to victory by Call To Mind. The Queen, who celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday, April 21, with a day’s racing at Newbury, returned to the course to see Call To Mind, a three-year-old Galileo colt whom she also bred, capture division one of the £8,000…

Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series returns in 2017

Sky Bet is delighted to announce that it is again supporting the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series at Royal Windsor Racecourse in 2017. The 10-race series gets underway tomorrow evening, Monday, April 24, and culminates with the £75,000 Sky Bet Royal Windsor Sprint Series Handicap Finale over six furlongs on Monday, August 21. In order to qualify for the finale, horses must finish in the first six in any of the nine qualifying races. Eight of the nine qualifying races are staged at Royal Windsor’s…

£50,000 Sporting Life Pick 7 jackpot landed at Newmarket today

Sporting Life’s Pick 7 Jackpot fell again on the final day of Newmarket’s Craven meeting when Jade Andrews from Mansfield claimed the £50,000 prize.   One of four entrants to find all seven winners on the Newmarket card, Andrews claimed the bumper payout on the strength of her answer to the tie-break question, the winning distance in the first race. Her guess of two and a quarter lengths was closest to the actual margin of one and a half lengths.   She is the first…

Midterm among stars on show at Newbury on Saturday

One-time Derby fancy Midterm returns in the £60,000 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (1.55pm, nine runners) over 12 furlongs, the first of three Group Three contests at Newbury on the second day of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend, Saturday, April 22. Midterm (Sir Michael Stoute/Ryan Moore) started last season with a dominant victory over Algometer in the G3 Classic Trial at Sandown Park, but missed the Derby with a stress fracture after disappointing in York’s G2 Dante Stakes. The son of Galileo was beaten…

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