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Eclipster: Hard to choose between Pyledriver and Santiago for Doncaster St Leger 2020

3:35 – Doncaster – 1m 6½f (1m 6f 115y) Pertemps St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo) The St Leger is the oldest Classic in the world. It was run for the first time in 1776 and is the last Classic to be run during the Flat season. Fifteen runners are …

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Summer Dapperness for the September Races

Place your bets for the September races. Will Doncaster St Leger (9th–12th September) and/or  Ayr Gold Cup (17th–19th September) be allowed spectators or will it still be behind closed doors? It’s the last month to show off your summer dapperness, so flaunt that sartorial style with flourish whether it is at the races or watching …

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Shimmer and Sparkle for the September Races

OK August was not the month the racing events opened their gates to the public, so fingers crossed for the September races. The government has advised that there will be a number of pilot sporting events in September to test the return of spectators as lockdown restrictions ease. Here’s hoping that the two major racing …

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One Voice looks a worthy adversary for Love in Yorkshire Oaks

Jessica Harrington believes One Voice will be suited by stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time when she clashes with dual Classic heroine Love in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on Thursday 20th August. The £250,000 feature forms part of the Fillies & Mares category of the QIPCO British …

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Aspetar aiming to upstage Ghaiyyath at York

Jason Watson is hoping Aspetar’s potent turn of foot can help him upstage hot favourite Ghaiyyath in a fabulous renewal of the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday 19th August. The mile-and-a-quarter Group 1 contest, which forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, is the highlight on day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. A …

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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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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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