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…

Galileo Gold & Ribchester head acceptors for Saturday’s £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

Star four-year-olds Galileo Gold and Ribchester headline 12 confirmations for the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.30pm) at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 20. The terrific mile contest forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. Galileo Gold was the leading three-year-old miler in the first half of last season. He provided trainer Hugo Palmer and owner Al Shaqab Racing with a first British Classic triumph in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and also captured the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal…

European Pattern Committee stayers’ initiative bearing fruit with record-sized field in Berlin two-mile Group 2

Hoppegarten Racecourse in Berlin is delighted to announce a record field of 16 runners in the Group 2 Comer Group International Oleander-Rennen on May 14 over 3200m (two miles), Germany‘s best extended-distance race.   Newly elevated to Group 2 as part of the European Pattern Committee’s initiative to promote the breeding, training and racing of staying horses through an improved race programme, the field of 16 runners exceeds significantly the previous record of 14 in 1982 as well as the average field size of 8.7…

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