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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Government cancels pilot event for racegoers due to Covid-19 increase in national infection rate

Statement on Goodwood Pilot Event for return of spectators to horseracing from the BHA, RCA and Goodwood, 31st July 2020: The government has informed racing’s leaders in the past hour that it has withdrawn permission for a pilot event involving customers to proceed at Goodwood tomorrow. The racing on Saturday will continue behind closed doors …

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Return to School Grants from Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare has announced that it will be providing Return to School grants to racing industry families, applications for which are now being accepted.   The grants are kindly being funded by the John Pearce Foundation and The Racing Foundation, utilising Racing Welfare’s infrastructure and grant making expertise to distribute the funds. The Return to School …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Can Battaash make history in King George Qatar Stakes?

Former champion jockey Jim Crowley is determined to etch his name into the history books as he attempts to record a remarkable fourth successive win in the King George Qatar Stakes on Friday 31st July at Glorious Goodwood 2020. A victory for Crowley and speedster Battaash during Friday’s showpiece race at the Qatar Goodwood Festival …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Donnacha O’Brien seeking further glory for Fancy Blue in Nassau Stakes

Donnacha O’Brien is relishing having his first runner in Britain at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday 30th July when his Prix de Diane (French Oaks) winner, Fancy Blue, will contest the Qatar Nassau Stakes, a race that forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. The 22-year-old, son of multiple Irish champion trainer Aidan, …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Stradivarius wins historic fourth Goodwood Cup

The mighty stayer Stradivarius (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori, 4/7 Fav) created history on Tuesday 28th July by becoming the first horse to win the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup four times, adding to his wins in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He previously shared the honour of three Goodwood Cup wins with Double Trigger (1995, 1997, 1998).   …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Mohaather faces compelling clash in Sussex Stakes

Marcus Tregoning is hoping Mohaather‘s superb turn of foot could prove the deciding factor in what promises to be a compelling clash of the generations in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday 29th July. The Group 1 mile showpiece, which forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, has attracted Kameko and Wichita, who …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Khadijah Mellah relives her historic Magnolia Cup win

A year on from making history by becoming the first British Muslim woman to ride in and win a horserace in the UK, Great British Racing has caught up with Khadijah Mellah to relive that momentous day and her hear her hopes that more people from diverse backgrounds will get involved in horseracing. This Saturday, …

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These Racehorses Are All Recent Multiple Royal Ascot Winners

“Royal Ascot” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Dumphasizer This article contains third-party links To win at Royal Ascot just once with a horse is a big achievement, but to do it twice or more is truly something special. Unless they are geldings, Flat thoroughbreds don’t generally stay in training as often as their counterparts over jumps, so that is …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Stradivarius targeting record fourth win in Goodwood Cup

Supreme stayer Stradivarius will face six rivals when he targets a record fourth successive win in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday 28th July 2020. The two-mile Goodwood showpiece, which forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, was first run in 1812 but only Double Trigger (1995, 1997 and 1998) …

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Ascot King George 2020: Enable makes history with record third win

History was created at Ascot on Saturday 25th July when Enable (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori, 4/9 Fav) became the first horse ever to win the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes three times. The six-year-old Nathaniel mare was previously successful in the mile and a half midsummer highlight in 2017 and 2019. Before today, …

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