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…

Contradict aiming to scale the Height Of Fashion at Goodwood’s May Festival

Goodwood’s May Festival gets underway on Thursday, May 23, with the fillies taking centre stage in the £40,000 Height Of Fashion Stakes (3.45pm), which has attracted 11 runners. The Listed contest, run over just shy of 10 furlongs, has proven a springboard for future stars since being introduced in 2007, with Royal Ascot winners Michita and Moneycantbuymelove featuring in the roll of honour along with dual Classic winner Snow Fairy. This year’s renewal features several unexposed fillies including the Mick Channon-trained Contradict, who bids for…

Craig Williamson appointed Regional Estates Manager for Jockey Club Racecourses in the London Region

Epsom Downs will have a new but familiar face in charge of the preparation of the racing surface for this year’s Investec Derby Festival. Craig Williamson, previously Estates Manager at SandownPark, has  been appointed to the new position of Regional Estates Manager, with overall responsibility for the condition of the three courses within the London Region. His predecessor at Epsom Downs, Nigel Whybrow, has taken up a new position as Training Grounds Manager there, responsible for the operation and development of the training industry in…

Cameron Highland set for Goodwood return

Cameron Highland is on course to start his season on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, Saturday, May 25, in either the £40,000 Listed 32Red Festival Stakes over just short of 10 furlongs (2.05pm) or the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.10pm) over 12 furlongs. The son of Galileo, who is trained in Newmarket by Roger Varian, disappointed when last seen out in the Group Three Arc Trial at Newbury in September but had previously landed a Listed contest at Windsor by four…

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