Bell happy as Big Orange goes for Qatar Goodwood Cup record

Big Orange will make history if successful in the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup, worth £500,000, on Tuesday August 1 as he would become the first horse to win the historic race three times in succession.   His victories in 2015 and 2016 came when the Qatar Goodwood Cup was a G2 event but the promotion to G1 means that he meets opponents off level weights following his G1 victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last month.   Trainer Michael Bell hosted a Goodwood…

Double-seeking Highland Reel heads 16 remaining in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday

  Highland Reel (Aidan O’Brien IRE) heads the 16 five-day confirmations for the £1,150,000 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO), Britain’s premier all-aged middle-distance contest which takes place over a mile and a half at Ascot on Saturday, July 29.   Successful by a length and a quarter in the 2016 renewal, Highland Reel is bidding to become only the third dual winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) following Dahlia (1973 & 1974)…

Fahey strikes again in Weatherbys Super Sprint as Bengali Boys streaks home in Newbury feature

North Yorkshire trainer Richard Fahey gained his third success in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.35pm) in the space of five years as Bengali Boys routed his opposition in the highlight of Weatherbys Super Sprint Day with Jess Glynne at Newbury on Saturday, July 22. The two-year-old son of Clodovil was allotted 8st 7lb for the five-furlong contest, with the weights decided by each horse’s auction price, and the grey colt, who cost 11,000 euros as a yearling, revelled on the soft ground as he powered clear…

Sky Bet supports Tom O’Ryan Memorial Tipping Challenge at 10th Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival

  The 10th Go Racing In Yorkshire Festival kicks off at Ripon tomorrow, Saturday, July 22 and concludes at Pontefract on Sunday, July 30.   Sky Bet is pleased to continue its support of the Tom O’Ryan Memorial Tipping Challenge, previously known as the ‘Magnificent 7’, which aims to raise a large sum for charity over the nine-day festival. Sadly, the racing world lost award-winning journalist Tom O’Ryan in August last year. Tom, who was based in Brawby, was a regular competitor in the tipping…

Classic generation lay down strong markers for top honours at the Cartier Racing Awards

Impressive Group One victories by Enable and Harry Angel, plus a tremendous run in defeat from Barney Roy, have seen the three-year-old generation strengthen their claims for Cartier Horse Of The Year honours at this year’s Cartier Racing Awards in November. European horseracing’s top awards are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races (30%), combined at the end of season with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists/handicappers (35%) and votes from readers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph…

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