Alpha Centauri shines as three-year-olds enhance claims for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Thrilling performances from Alpha Centauri and Roaring Lion have helped strengthen the claims of this year’s Classic crop in the race for top honours in this year’s Cartier Racing Awards.   The 28th Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 13, 2018.   The longstanding and prestigious awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. There are eight equine awards, ranging from…

Natalie’s Joy & Emaraaty Ana going for Listed success at Newbury on Friday

Highly-regarded northern raiders Natalie’s Joy and Emaraaty Ana headline a field of six for the £25,500 Listed Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Rose Bowl Stakes, one of the highlights at Newbury this Friday, July 20. Notable winners of this six-furlong contest for two-year-olds include five-time G1 victor Rodrigo De Triano (1992) and, more recently, 2016 July Cup hero Limato, who took the spoils in 2014. Natalie’s Joy (Mark Johnston/Frankie Dettori) is on a retrieval mission after finishing seventh in the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs at Royal Ascot, for which…

Goldie keen for Sir Chauvelin to take his chance in inaugural JLT Cup at Newbury

The first running of the new £100,000 JLT Cup (2.25pm) at Newbury this Saturday, July 21, is shaping up to be an excellent race after attracting 29 entries. The extended two-mile handicap has been introduced in response to industry demand for an enhanced programme for stayers, supported by the Newbury board of directors, and is also welcomed by bookmakers. The £100,000 prize fund includes a £30,000 contribution from the British Horseracing Authority’s Development Fund. The weights for the JLT Cup were unveiled today. Ireland’s Champion…

Signora Cabello among 56 confirmations for Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury

Royal Ascot winner Signora Cabello headlines 56 six-day acceptors for the feature £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this Saturday, July 21, with a live performance from Craig David after racing. First run in 1991, the Weatherbys Super Sprint is for two-year-olds only who were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction at ‘specified sales’, or as two-year-olds up to and including March 5, 2018, for £60,000 or less before July 1, 2017, or for £63,000 or less after June 30, 2017. For each £5,000…

Great racing on the horizon as the Qatar Goodwood Festival is looked forward to

Jessica Harrington has never been to Goodwood, let alone had a runner at the West Sussex racecourse. But the leading trainer on the Flat and over jumps is keen to visit Goodwood during the Qatar Goodwood Festival this year as she wants to run Torcedor in the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup on the opening day, Tuesday, July 31. The Irish-based handler commented today over the phone at a media event for the Qatar Goodwood Festival in London today: “Torcedor would be my first runner at Goodwood….

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