Newcastle

Nathaniel Filly Yorkshire Oaks Bound After Hoppings Win

Friday's G3 Jenningsbet Hoppings Fillies S. at Newcastle represented one of the early skirmishes between the Classic generation and the older fillies and mares and it boiled down to a battle between two members of the former category with Poptronic (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) emerging on top of Rogue Millennium (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Pitched into this by Karl Burke on the back of a five-length novice success over nearly 11 furlongs at Ripon at the start of the month, David and Yvonne Blunt's homebred looked to be doing too much early...

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Al Mubhir Returns 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. Friday's Observations features the return of a Frankel (GB) 'TDN Rising Star'. 1.30 Goodwood, Cond, £25,000, 3yo, 8fT AL MUBHIR (GB) (Frankel {GB}) makes his eagerly-awaited 3-year-old debut, having been forced to swerve the G3 Craven S. earlier this month. The fact that William Haggas was prepared to take...

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ARC Confirms Prizemoney Plans Through April

The prizemoney investment plans for the Arena Racing Company's Programme Book One 2022, which runs from January through April, were confirmed on Thursday. These initiatives are part of ARC's £21.7 million 2022 prizemoney investment plan. The All-Weather Championships will be held at Newcastle for the first time, as previously announced, and Flat racing will return to Southwell with a new Tapeta surface. The £40,000 Coral Winter Oaks Trial will be held at that course on Dec. 7. There will also be Flat Class 5 and 6 bonuses to the winning...

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Half to Thunder Snow Set For Newcastle Debut

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. Friday's Observations features a half-brother to dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}). 13.25 Newcastle, Nov, £11,100, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT) Godolphin's hitherto unraced homebred ORIENTAL WORLD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Charlie Appleby-trained half-brother to five black-type performers headed by dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning...

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Newcastle New Host of All-Weather Championships in 2022

The All-Weather Championships Finals Day will be held at Newcastle for the first time on Good Friday, Apr. 15, 2022. Started by the Arena Racing Company in 2013, the All-Weather Championships are now in its ninth season which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 19. There are six All-Weather Championships races, and the Listed Coral Burradon S. carded for Good Friday with total prizemoney on offer over £1 million. Lingfield, which previously hosted the meeting, will instead hold the new £395,000 All-Weather Vase that same day. The All-Weather Vase card, featuring six...

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Daughter of Madame Chiang Starts at Newcastle
Daughter of Madame Chiang Starts at Newcastle

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. Friday's Observations features a daughter of Group 1 winner Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko). 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT AMANZOE (IRE) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) debuts for The Starship Partnership II in the silks that her full-brother Rivet (Ire) carried to success in the 2016 G1 Racing Post Trophy....

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Team TalkSPORT Triumphs as Racing League Concludes

The William Hill Racing League ended at Newcastle on Thursday evening with Team talkSPORT crowned the winner. A total of 12 teams competed in the weekly Thursday races that began six weeks ago, with Gosforth Park, Doncaster, Windsor and Lingfield (twice) all hosting a night. Each race carried a £50,000 purse, with 25 points awarded to the winner, with points available through 10th place. Besides the £1.8 million in prizemoney on offer throughout the contest, another £200,000 in bonuses was on off with £150,000 going to the winning team. At...

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Newmarket Red Leads Racing League

Team Newmarket Red leads the Racing League standings after the first card at Newcastle on Thursday evening, despite failing to post a winner. The six-race card was the first of six meetings that comprise the £1.8-million Racing League, which pits 12 teams against each other in races worth £50,000 apiece. Team Newmarket Red, comprised of Robert Cowell, John and Thady Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott and David Simcock recorded three seconds and two thirds, good for 85 points. Team talkSPORT sits second. Broadcaster Rupert Bell, who manages Team talkSPORT along with...

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New TDN Rising Star As Frankel's John Leeper Shines

Newcastle's QuinnBet Novice S. may end up being an important footnote by the end of the year as Friday's extended 10-furlong contest played host to Anamoine Ltd's precious homebred colt John Leeper (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Emulating his illustrious dam Snow Fairy (Ire) (Intikhab) in breaking his maiden on the all-weather, the dark bay flashed the considerable ability that gets you into the Derby picture at this stage of the season to earn TDN Rising Star status. Anchored in rear early from his wide draw, the 9-4 joint-favourite whose half-sister Virgin...

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Half to Nazeef Unveiled at Newcastle

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. Tuesday's observations features a Frankel (GB) half-brother to MG1SW Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). 2.50 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 9f (AWT) INTEGRANT (FR) (Frankel {GB}) is a son of the G3 Prix Vanteaux-placed Via Manzoni (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}) who cost Hisaaki Saito 525,000gns at the 2019 Tattersalls October...

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Too Darn Hot's Sister Unwrapped at Newcastle

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. Tuesday's Insights features a full-sister to MG1SW Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). 2.40 Newcastle, Novice, £5,300, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT) DARLECTABLE YOU (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the seventh foal out of the Lloyd-Webber's remarkable Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) and a full-sister to the 2018 chief juvenile...

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Sea the Stars' Sea Empress a Rising Star At Newcastle

Friday evening's Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Maiden Fillies' S. at Newcastle looked on paper a potential Classic pointer and the mile contest may have produced at least one exciting prospect for 2021 as Sea Empress (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status in the famed Sunderland Holding silks. Slowly away and keen initially before settling under cover towards the rear, the William Haggas-trained chestnut from the immediate family of Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) made a smooth forward move under Cieren Fallon to take...

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