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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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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the BHA, RCA and Goodwood, 31st July 2020: The government has informed racing’s leaders in the past hour that it has withdrawn permission for a pilot event involving customers to proceed at Goodwood tomorrow.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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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: 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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Ascot ‘King George’ 2020: Enable pursues record third win

Mighty mare Enable will face three rivals, all trained by Aidan O’Brien, when she attempts to win a record third King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot today (Saturday 25th July) at 3.35pm. The John Gosden-trained six-year-old, winner of the mile-and-a-half showpiece in 2017 and last year under regular rider Frankie Dettori, …

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Glorious Goodwood 2020: Oisin Murphy to feature in Preview evening for Racing Welfare

Oisin Murphy is set to feature as part of Racing Welfare’s Qatar Goodwood Festival Virtual Preview Evening.  The Champion Jockey will be interviewed on the night by host Nick Luck to give his thoughts on his rides for the week.  The event, which is being supported by Sporting Life, will be broadcast live on the …

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