Dods has Time on his side in Saturday’s Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury

Michael Dods is set to run unbeaten filly Time Trail (8st 8lb) in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.35pm), the highlight of the seven-race card at Newbury on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day with Jess Glynne performing after racing on Saturday, July 22. Time Trail is one of two horses among the 53 confirmations with a 100 per cent record. The daughter of Swiss Spirit scored by a short-head first time up in a minor contest at Beverley on May 1 and doubled up three weeks later in…

2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival feature races take shape

There are now just under three weeks until the 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway and enthralling world-class racing is on the horizon with the latest acceptors for the feature contests unveiled today. The highlight of the week, the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes, staged on Wednesday, August 2, has 24 contenders going forward following yesterday’s scratchings’ deadline. A real clash of the generations is on the cards in the mile showpiece, with dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill (Aidan O’Brien) set to take on Godolphin’s star older milerRibchester (Richard…

Latest standings for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards

Cartier Racing Awards – points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, July 9, 2017   Cartier Horse Of The Year Winter    116 Barney Roy  104 Ribchester  86 Churchill  80 Decorated Knight  80 Highland Reel  80 Thunder Snow   78 Brametot  72 Ulysses   68 Wings Of Eagles 60   Cartier Older Horse Ribchester  86 Decorated Knight  80 Highland Reel  80 Ulysses   68 Cloth Of Stars  56   Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Barney Roy  104 Churchill  80 Thunder Snow   78 Brametot  72 Wings Of Eagles 60…

Mr Minerals goes for quick follow-up on Newbury Night this Thursday

  The Thursday Nights Live series continues at Newbury Racecourse this Thursday, July 13, with Newbury Night.   Newbury Night celebrates the great town of Newbury. Local businesses will be in attendance and the evening will be rounded off by live music from local bands plus the Newbury and Thatcham Rock Choir.   There is a race for Purebred Arabian horses at 4.50pm, the Debbie Burt Equine Creative Media Progressive Conditions Stakes, followed by a seven-race programme for thoroughbreds, from 5.20pm through to 8.40pm.  …

Weights unveiled today for Qatar Stewards’ Cup & Betfred Mile

Weights are unveiled today for the two feature handicaps at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup, run over six furlongs on Saturday, August 5 and the £150,000 Betfred Mile, which is staged on Friday, August 4.   Qatar Stewards’ Cup   Three horses share top-weight of 9st 10lb in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup – Growl (Kevin Ryan), runner-up in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot in 2016, Perfect Pasture (Mick Easterby), a Listed winner at Windsor this season and…

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