Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival continues at Thirsk on Friday

  The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival sponsored by Sky Bet returns to Thirsk Racecourse on Friday, July 26, with a seven-race card starting at 2.10pm. Racegoers at the North Yorkshire track are in for a treat, with top jockeys riding including Danny Tudhope, who lives in Thirsk and is leading the Stobart-sponsored British Flat Jockeys’ Championship. The reigning Flat Champion Jockey, Silvestre de Sousa, is also in action as are another Champion Flat Jockey, Paul Hanagan, and Hayley Turner, the most successful ever…

Carr hoping to find key to Aeolus on Saturday’s Irish Day at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk stages a competitive seven-race card on its annual Irish Day this Saturday, May 18, headlined by the £20,000 Constant Security Services Handicap (4.30pm, 24 entries) over seven furlongs. The weights for the feature race are headed by the 105-rated So Beloved (9st 7lb) trained by David O’Meara near York. The classy nine-year-old captured the G3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood in 2015 and his more recent efforts include a close second behind stablemate Larchmont Lad in the G2 Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, in July. So…

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…

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