Galileo Gold & Ribchester head nine in G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

Group One winners Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer/Frankie Dettori) and Ribchester (Richard Fahey/William Buick) head nine runners in Newbury’s richest race of the Flat season, the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.30pm) on Saturday, May 20, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. Staged over the straight mile at the Berkshire course, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is the second race of the mile category of the 2017 QIPCO British Champions Series. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, Galileo Gold lifted both the mile Classic, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, and the G1…

3/1 joint-favourites Seventh Heaven and Jack Hobbs among 21 confirmations for Investec Coronation Cup

  The latest acceptors are revealed today for the two key supporting races at Epsom Downs during the Investec Derby Festival, the £400,000 Group One Investec Coronation Cup on Friday, June 2 and the £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking ‘Dash’ Handicap on Saturday, June 3.   Top-class filly Seventh Heaven (Aidan O’Brien IRE) is among 21 going forward for the Investec Coronation Cup over a mile and a half, which reverts to its traditional Friday slot this year. She is 3/1 joint-favourite with Unibet, official betting…

My Dream Boat set for Al Rayyan Stakes at Newbury on Saturday

Group One winner My Dream Boat will step up to 12 furlongs for the first time in the £100,000 G3 Al Rayyan Stakes (1.50pm, 17 entries) at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 20. The Clive Cox-trained horse raced predominantly over 10 furlongs last season and came of age in the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, wearing down champion racemare Found by a neck in a thrilling finish. The five-year-old competed at the top table for the remainder of the campaign and…

York’s Dante Stakes the highlight of another week of Investec Derby Festival pointers – Aljezeera goes for Newbury Investec Oaks trial on Saturday

There is now just over a fortnight to go until the Investec Derby Festival gets underway and the trials season moves onwards to York this week, with the three-day Dante Festival taking place from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17 through to Friday, May 19. A field of 11 is due to line up in Thursday’s G2 Betfred Dante Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York, which has been won since the turn of the century by subsequent Investec Derby scorers North Light (2004), Motivator (2005),…

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day 2017 – Media Guide

To view this media guide in full (with detailed trainer/jockey records & rolls of honour) as a PDF document, please click HERE Al Shaqab Lockinge Day 2017   Media Guide   Newbury Race Programme – Saturday, May 20   Time  Race Distance Prize Money 1.50pm Al Rayyan Stakes (Group 3)     1m 4f  £100,000 2.20pm Shalaa Carnarvon Stakes (Listed)    6f  £70,000 2.55pm Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap   1m 2f  £70,000 3.30pm Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes     1m  £350,000 4.05pm Olympic Glory Conditions Race    6f  £50,000 4.40pm Haras…

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