Ebor Meeting

Goodwood Winner The Platinum Queen Possible for the Nunthorpe

The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), impressive winner of Goodwood's Alice Keppel Fillies' Conditions S. July 27, is being considered for the Coolmore G1 Nunthorpe S. at York Aug. 19. Campaigned by Middleham Park Racing, the juvenile would have to be supplemented to the five-furlong test. Sent off the 5-6 favorite in her latest start, the Richard Fahey-trained filly came home a four-length winner over nine rivals, setting a new track record for 2-year-olds while recording a faster time than the winner of the G3 Molecomb S. on the...

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Harry Beeby Honoured With Renamed Premier Yearling S.

The late Harry Beeby, formerly a DBS (now Goffs UK) Chairman, has been honoured by that sales company with the renaming of the Premier Yearling S. held at York's Ebor Meeting. Created by Beeby and his son Henry in 1997 to ensure the growth of the Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales (now the Premier Yearling Sale), the six-furlong event will now be known as the £250,000 Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. The juvenile race is open to graduates of the Premier Yearling Sale and Silver Sale and will...

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A Friday To Savour At York

Friday's action at York exemplifies the great diversity of European racing, with the lengthy spectacle of the G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup followed just over an hour later by the untamed velocity of the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. While vastly contrasting in distance and style, both races which represent important links in the chain of the European Pattern have one major factor in common and that is the ability to showcase the people's most beloved equine characters. Very few of those who descend on York's famous "Knavesmire" need...

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Suesa Will Clash With Golden Pal in Nunthorpe

Three-time group winner Suesa (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) is going well in advance of a start in the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York on Aug. 20 where she will face American invader Golden Pal (Uncle Mo). Undefeated in France in four starts, including the G3 Prix Sigy on Apr. 20 and the G3 Prix Texanita on May 17, the 3-year-old was eighth in the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot. Since then, the George Strawbridge colourbearer saluted in the G2 King George Qatar S. at...

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Love Looms Large In Yorkshire Oaks

Day two of York's Ebor festival means the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks and few would bet against Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) prevailing in Thursday's feature following her emphatic successes in the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks. With Enable going elsewhere to avoid handing Ballydoyle's femme fatale weight-for-age, the chestnut who took the June 7 Newmarket and July 4 Epsom Classics by a cumulative margin of 13 1/2 lengths surely only needs a reproduction of the latter effort to see off four of her peers and one 4-year-old. With...

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York Mulling Options for Summer Meetings

Officials at York are considering all options as to how the season will proceed in light of the coronavirus crisis. The track called off next month's Dante Festival last week when the British Horseracing Authority announced an extension to the suspension of racing, with spectators ruled out until June even if action has resumed. The BHA has outlined a phased return when the Government says it is safe to do so, with plans in place for racing behind closed doors on the Flat as soon as that becomes the case,...

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