Author: Karen Sargeant

The Kaiser Chiefs: Jockey Club Live is “surprisingly good”

The Kaiser Chiefs are headlining an open-air concert at Aintree Racecourse on Friday 19th May 2017, as part of The Jockey Club Live series this summer. We decided to ask them why…! You guys are back here again this year playing the Jockey Club Live shows and you’re coming to Aintree. What keeps bringing you back to play the Jockey Club? It was surprisingly good. So when we first got an offer, it was quite a few years ago now, 2014 I guess, maybe ’13 to play in York at the races and we thought, okay, it might be fine, we’ll see...

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Quick Guide to the Guineas Festival 2017

Guineas Festival 2017: The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile kicks off the Flat racing season with the first two Classic races of 2017, the QIPCO 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas. This year’s Guineas take place on Saturday 6th May (2,000 Guineas) and Sunday 7th May (1,000 Guineas). The Guineas are the first two of the five British Classics and also part of the British Champions Series. READ MORE: Piggott recalls winning the 2,000 Guineas 60 years ago  How to win the Guineas: by Ryan Moore Classic clues aplenty in the Guineas for the Derby and the Oaks Go for...

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Piggott 2,000 Guineas: To mark the 60th anniversary since he claimed his first victory in the 2,000 Guineas aboard Crepello, Lester Piggott has spoken about that momentous year, 1957, during which he claimed no fewer than eight races which now make up the QIPCO British Champions Series. These include the King’s Stand and Gold Cup at Royal Ascot; the Eclipse and the July Cup and Falmouth Stakes. He and Crepello also went on to win the Derby that year and Lester also gave Her Majesty the Queen a first Classic victory when landing the Oaks with Carrozza. Recalling Crepello...

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How to win the Guineas: by Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore, winner of both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas in 2015, and the 1,000 Guineas again in 2016, stars in this QIPCO British Champions Series video on how to win the famous Newmarket Classics. Using a Jockey Cam on Ryan, as well as a support rider rigged with cameras and a tracking vehicle, he sets off from the start of the QIPCO Guineas course, guiding viewers through how to ride the various sections of the track as he talks to racing presenter, Oli Bell. The video also features the newly introduced ‘Girth Cam’ providing an innovative and...

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Henderson is top of the Trainers for fourth time

Nicky Henderson won the Champion Jump Trainer title for a fourth time in his career on Saturday 24th April at Sandown Park Racecourse after a tightly fought battle with defending champion Paul Nicholls. Henderson claimed the championship, which is based on total prize money won through the duration of the season (April to April), after putting enough distance between himself and Nicholls on the final day of the season. For the second year in a row, the Trainers’ Championship has gone down to the wire with Henderson holding a £168,809 advantage over Nicholls by the end of play on Friday...

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