O’Meara triple-handed as maximum field of 16 set to line up in Saturday’s £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup

O’Meara triple-handed as maximum field of 16 set to line up in Saturday’s £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Thirsk’s richest race of the season, the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, has attracted a maximum field of 16 declared runners for the 4.15pm off-time this Saturday, May 4. Heading the weights is Waarif (David O’Meara/Conor McGovern (3), 9st 7lb, drawn 1). Owned by a syndicate of Middleham Park Racing, the six-year-old was a four-time winner in 2018 and has shaped with promise in two outings this…

Attwater eyes local success as 2018 winner Tanasoq among 48 entries for next month’s Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap at Epsom Downs Racecourse

  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Last year’s winner Tanasoq is among 48 entries (up from 42 in 2018) for the £100,000 Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap over the world’s fastest five furlongs (record time 53.69s) at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day, day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Tanasoq, one of seven entries from North Yorkshire-based trainer Paul Midgley, scored decisively up the stands’ rail in 2018 and the six-year-old looked as good as ever on his 2019 return when defeating El Astronaute in a…

Nine countries represented as entries revealed for Group One contests at Royal Ascot 2019

Nine countries represented as entries revealed for Group One contests at Royal Ascot 2019 A formidable intercontinental challenge is in prospect for Royal Ascot this year as the Group One entries and those for four of the Group Two races are unveiled today. Royal Ascot runs from Tuesday, June 18th through to Saturday, June 22nd and offers over £7.3 million in prize money. Entries have been received from nine countries; UK, Ireland, France, the Czech Republic, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. Nick Smith, Director…

All the news from Royal Ascot Trials Day

Royal Ascot Trials Day Ascot, Wednesday, May 1, 2019   Going news & list of horses running on Royal Ascot Trials Day that are also entered at Royal Ascot   The going for Royal Ascot Trials Day is:   Good to Firm, Good in places   GoingStick Readings at 8.00am today: Straight Course: 8.3 Round Course: 7.9   Stalls: Centre   The Straight Course is divided in two with a rail in the middle of the course from the mile start to beyond the winning…

Fahey targeting Thirsk’s most valuable race of the season, Saturday’s £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, with Borodin

The richest race staged during the season at Thirsk takes place this Saturday, May 4, with the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup (4.15pm) heading the seven-race programme. The Thirsk Hunt Cup began in 1859, with the intention of bringing together the country’s leading hunters, with the very first winner taking home the princely sum of 30 sovereigns. Historic Helmsley-based Cliff Stud, once owned by the late 10-time champion Flat trainer Sir Henry Cecil, signed a three-year sponsorship deal earlier his year with Thirsk Racecourse…

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