Guineas Winners Star In High-Class Sussex Entries

The G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood, which will be run for total prize-money of £1 million on Wednesday, July 31, has attracted 39 horses at the first entry stage. Unbeaten colt Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) are the early standard-bearers for the Classic generation, with the duo having dominated the finish of the G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Rosallion then went one better in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh last weekend, overhauling stable-mate Haatem (Ire) (Phoenix Of Spain {Ire}) to...

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Observations: Devil's Point Looks For A Confidence Boost at Goodwood

13.30 Goodwood, Cond, £30,000, 3yo, 8fT DEVIL'S POINT (IRE) (New Bay {GB}) is dropped in class by trainer David Menuisier following a lacklustre return when a distant third in the G3 Prix Djebel last month. Entered in the G1 Commonwealth Cup, Clive Washbourn's G1 Futurity Trophy runner-up has only two to beat and should be able to get back on track. 13.50 Newmarket, Mdn, £40,000, 3yo, f, 10fT MAGIC DREAM (IRE) (Shamardal) bids to build on her highly encouraging debut second at Newbury last month in this maiden won 12...

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Riders Revealed For 2024 Markel Magnolia Cup

The lineup of a dozen women riders for the 2024 Markel Magnolia Cup was revealed by Goodwood Racecourse on Thursday. Set for the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday, Aug. 1, the 13th edition of the race is over 5 1/2 furlongs up the Goodwood straight. Over £2.4 million has been raised for charitable causes by the initiative since it began. This year, the Markel Magnolia Cup will support My Sisters' House, a West Sussex women's centre. New in 2024, a place in the race will be offered each year to...

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Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf Tabbed as Automatic Qualifier for Goodwood

Gulfstream Park's GII Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf Invitational, just upgraded this week from a Grade III to Grade II event, got another boon Wednesday when 1/ST Racing announced the race will serve as an automatic qualifier for the G1 Qatar Nassau S. at England's Qatar Goodwood Festival Aug. 1. The Filly & Mare Turf will be held Jan. 27 as part of Gulfstream's Pegasus World Cup Day presented by Baccarat, which features the $3 million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational and six other graded races. "Goodwood Racecourse...

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Chic Columbine Takes Fillies' Final of British EBF £100K 2YO Series

Highclere Racing's Chic Columbine (Fr) (Seahenge) nosed out Lexington Belle (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) to land the Fillies' Final of the British EBF £100,000 2yo Series at Goodwood Racecourse Wednesday. Group 2-placed Les Blues (GB) (Blue Point {Ire}) finished back in third. A €10,000 Osarus yearling graduate, the George Boughey- trained filly has finished in the top three in five prior starts, including her most recent success in the £50,000 British Stallion Studs EBF Carrie Red Nursery H. at Doncaster's St Leger meeting Sept. 14. The Highclere filly qualified via two...

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York: “Hopefully We'll See the Nostrum We Saw At Newmarket Again.” Saturday Bonanza Begins with Juddmonte's Rising Star

Saturday's European black-type count stands at a baker's dozen, with eight group races in Britain and Ireland alone featuring several movers and shakers towards the elite level kicking off with Juddmonte's TDN Rising Star Nostrum (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in York's G3 Strensall S. and culminating five hours later with the fellow Sir Michael Stoute-trained Passenger (Ulysses {Ire}) in the G3 Weatherbys Global Stallions Winter Hill S. at Windsor. Nostrum was surprisingly beaten by fellow TDN Rising Star Epictetus (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) in Goodwood's G3 Thoroughbred S. last time, but is...

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Final Three Goodwood Races Nixed As Card Abandoned Following Inspection

The final three races of the Qatar Goodwood Festival Saturday card were cancelled after the racecourse failed to pass inspection after the Coral Stewards' Cup. A group of officials, trainers and jockeys went to inspect the track, and paid particular attention to the bend into the home straight. After the running of the G2 Lillie Langtry S. at 3 p.m, which took place during a torrential downpour, some jockeys were concerned regarding the state of the round course. Ed Arkell, Goodwood's director of racing, told Racing TV, "The jockeys expressed...

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Marquand Stars Again On Nathaniel's Sumo Sam In The Lillie Langtry

Saturday was all about "Mr Goodwood" as Tom Marquand again led his weighing room comrades a merry dance on the G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. shock winner Sumo Sam (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). As he had on Tuesday's brilliant G1 Goodwood Cup hero Quickthorn (GB) by the same sire, the meeting's leading rider made all on Ben and Sir Martyn Arbib's homebred 3-year-old on ground turned heavy by ever-worsening conditions. Far from caving in with two furlongs remaining, the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained 25-1 shot whose previous best was a third...

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Havana Grey's Craven Breeze Up Star Vandeek Takes The Richmond

Impressing with his debut success over six furlongs at Nottingham last month, KHK Racing Ltd's Vandeek (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}--Mosa Mine {GB}, by Exceed And Excel {Aus}) stamped his class on Thursday's G2 Markel Richmond S. at Goodwood. As the 625,000gns joint-topper at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up, the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained relative of Anabaa and Key Of Luck travelled ominously well following the pace before taking command with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Soon clear under Andrea Atzeni, the 11-8 favourite had a length to spare over Ballymount Boy...

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Arqana May Breeze-Up Sensation Debuts At Goodwood

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-sister to a triple Group 1 winner. 17.20 Goodwood, Mdn, £60,000, 2yo f, 7fT CLASSICAL SONG (IRE) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) was a big deal at the Arqana May Breeze Up as the fourth highest-priced filly and now starts out in the colours of Doreen...

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Goodwood: “I Can't Wait To Get Into It.” Head Relishing Blue Rose Cen's Nassau Test

So far at Goodwood this week, the front end has been the place to be in the races that matter most and that is good news for connections of Blue Rose Cen (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) as she prepares to battle her elders for the first time in Thursday's G1 Qatar Nassau S. They include the gilt-edged 4-year-old Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}), but Hollie Doyle no doubt has a far greater tactical task than Aurelien Lemaitre on the French raider who is even drawn in one to add more bolster to...

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'He's Much Faster Than The Giant' – O'Brien Lauds Ballydoyle's New Iron Horse

[tdn-newsletter-embed]As expected, Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. was all about TDN Rising Star Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) who was able to dictate and dominate in Goodwood's heavily rain-softened ground and register a fourth straight top-level success. While his 1 1/2-length verdict over Facteur Cheval (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}) is hardly inspiring stuff, the 4-9 favourite never looked likely to surrender his admirable sequence with Ryan Moore on the stand's rail throughout the closing stages which probably made for more tense watching than the winner's connections had expected. The time of 1:47.16...

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