Cambridgeshire Meeting

Retraining Of Racehorses Parade To Be Held At Newmarket On Sept. 24

Six retired racehorses will parade in the paddock for the Retraining of Racehorses Parade at Newmarket's Rowley Mile during the Cambridgeshire Meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Sponsored by Juddmonte, the parade features six different disciplines that Thoroughbreds are retrained for, and which Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) supports through the staging of competitions and classes. The disciplines showcased on Saturday are: dressage, endurance, eventing, polo, show jumping, and showing. 2016 G1 July Cup hero Limato (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) will be on display in the last-named category.

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Ulysses Colt Takes The Eye In Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting Opener

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Observations features a half-brother to Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT A DUBLIN LAD (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) is slated to be the first favourite of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting which plays host to some exciting juveniles and is one from John...

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Sacred Moments

While Saturday sees the hosting of the signature race of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting, the card is mostly about the 2-year-olds with the venue staging its pair of six-furlong jewels in the G1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park S. and G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. In the former, Ger Lyons will be hoping that his stable's current purple patch can continue with the sponsors' unbeaten Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) who looked to be moving still upwards in the G3 Round Tower S. at The Curragh Aug. 27. That form has...

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Majestic To Bid For Rockfel Glory

Day two of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival plays host to five black-type heats with the Unibet-sponsored G2 Rockfel S. and G2 Joel S. sharing top billing on the seven-race card. The former contest's honour roll features a swathe of subsequent Group 1 winners since the turn of the century, headed by Classic heroines Speciosa (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley) and Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}). However, the seven-furlong juvenile fillies' prize has never made its way to Kingsclere, and last month's G3 Sweet Solera S. victrix...

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Goffs Orby Moves To Newmarket

The Goffs Orby Sale will for the second straight year be staged away from its traditional home in Co. Kildare, this year taking place at Tattersalls's Park Paddocks in Newmarket as the result of an agreement between the two sales companies. Originally slated for Sept. 28 and 29, the sale will now be held across two evening sessions on Sept. 24 and 25 after racing at Newmarket and with a daytime session on Sept. 26. The sale will, therefore, be held in conjunction with the Cambridgeshire meeting that features the...

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Murphy's Law At Newmarket On Friday

   Newmarket's Friday fixture is replete with black-type events and it is Oisin Murphy who holds the key to the featured G2 Shadwell Joel S. Having partnered the impressive 2019 winner Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), he hands that ride to Frankie Dettori this time as he helps prepare Qatar Racing's G1 2000 Guineas winner Kameko (Kitten's Joy) for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. Kameko has by dint of fate and circumstance failed to make the places in three starts after his finest hour when taking that mile Classic on...

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La Barrosa Centre Stage On Cambridgeshire Opener

Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting starts on Thursday, with Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) lined up for the card's sole pattern race, the G3 Tattersalls S. Impressive on his winning debut over this seven-furlong trip at Ascot on Sept.  4, the bay is certain to start at cramped odds after two winners have boosted that form. "La Barrosa produced a very pleasing debut at Ascot and has come out of the race well," Charlie Appleby said. "We felt that he has shown us enough to...

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Spectator Pilot Event at Newmarket Remains Greenlit

A 1,000-spectator pilot event at Newmarket on Sept. 24-26 remains greenlit following discussions with local public authorities and the course's safety advisory group. The Department of Culture, Media & Sport approved the racing-with-fans trial, but exacting health and safety measure will be in place. Warwick Racecourse is holding its spectator pilot event on Sept. 21. Earlier this summer, a pilot event at the Qatar Goodwood Festival was called off at the 11th hour, and only the Wednesday, Sept. 9 of the St. Leger Festival at Doncaster allowed fans. The Cambridgeshire...

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