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Category: Glorious Goodwood

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Stan Mellor, outstanding jockey and nemesis of Arkle, dies aged 83

Rider was jumps champion three times in early sixtiesSummerghand wins Stewards’ Cup at empty GoodwoodStan Mellor, whose death was announced on Saturday at the age of 83, was Britain’s champion National Hunt jockey three times, the first rider to reach …

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Talking Horses: Naharr can justify cramped odds in Stewards’ Cup charge

It has been a fine week at Goodwood for William Haggas and Tom Marquand and they can land the week’s big betting raceIt has been a fine week at Glorious Goodwood for the newish combination of William Haggas and Tom Marquand, who got their fourth winner…

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Sport thrown into disarray after Boris Johnson suspends pilot events

Plans for limited crowds at cricket, racing and snooker cancelledFA pauses plan to allow fans at Wembley for Community ShieldProfessional sport was plunged back into a now-familiar sense of uncertainty on Friday after the government’s decision to suspe…

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Goodwood executives ‘gutted’ after Saturday’s crowd trials are scrapped

Racecourse would have been first with crowds since lockdownGovernment ruling forces abandoning of plans at 11th hourGoodwood racecourse has been forced to abandon its plan to allow 5,000 of its annual members to attend the final day of Glorious Goodwoo…

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Talking Horses: Urban Icon can spring 14-1 surprise at Glorious Goodwood

Classy colt looks nicely weighted for his first run in a handicap, having run above his rating in the recent Summer Mile at AscotRichard Hannon is having a productive Glorious Goodwood, notching his second handicap success of the week yesterday, and hi…

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Glorious Goodwood sponsor deletes tweet after false claims on O’Brien horse

Sheikh had said Vatican City was ‘not right’ before going lameQatar ruling family member already critical of Ballydoyle yardLeading owner Sheikh Fahad al-Thani has deleted a tweet which appeared to suggest that Aidan O’Brien’s colt Vatican City was “no…

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Talking Horses: Deirdre can again light up Glorious Goodwood in Nassau

The track, trip and quickening ground will suit last year’s winner of the Group One race ideallyFancy Blue was Donnacha O’Brien’s first runner in France when she took the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) at Chantilly this month, and the 21-year-old trainer …

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Talking Horses: Deirdre can again light up Glorious Goodwood in Nassau

The track, trip and quickening ground will suit last year’s winner of the Group One race ideallyFancy Blue was Donnacha O’Brien’s first runner in France when she took the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) at Chantilly this month, and the 21-year-old trainer …

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Mohaather produces devastating finish to win dramatic Sussex Stakes

Winner’s brilliant turn of foot proves decisive Kameko blocked from clear run in tactical raceMohaather, at 3-1, produced an irresistible burst of acceleration from a seemingly impossible position a furlong out to beat the Guineas winners from England …

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Talking Horses: Derby flop Kameko the best bet in Sussex Stakes

Kameko can collect at Glorious Goodwood and return to an upward curve, after failing to stay in the Derby last timeThe Sussex Stakes has more strength in depth than any Group One contest in Europe so far this summer, as the 2,000 Guineas winners from I…

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Tregoning counting on Mohaather to bring overdue glory at Goodwood

It is 14 years since Tregoning’s last Group One win and his entry in the Sussex Stakes has the promise to end his droughtAfter a King George carved up by the two dominant stables of British and Irish Flat racing and won easily by the hot favourite, the…

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Tregoning counting on Mohaather to bring overdue glory at Goodwood

It is 14 years since Tregoning’s last Group One win and his entry in the Sussex Stakes has the promise to end his droughtAfter a King George carved up by the two dominant stables of British and Irish Flat racing and won easily by the hot favourite, the…

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Talking Horses: bookies warn cashless trial is ‘disaster waiting to happen’

Government will be asked to ditch insistence on cash-free betting when bookmakers return at Goodwood on SaturdayBookmakers are to make a last-ditch appeal to the government to relax restrictions around their return to the racecourse at Goodwood this we…

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Talking Horses: Goodwood waits for government all-clear on crowds trial

Goodwood has made little secret of its belief that it would be an ideal venue to trial a limited return of spectators to the track“At the moment, we’re working on plans A to about W,” Adam Waterworth, Goodwood’s managing director, said on Thursday, 12 …

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Talking Horses: Goodwood waits for government all-clear on crowds trial

Goodwood has made little secret of its belief that it would be an ideal venue to trial a limited return of spectators to the track“At the moment, we’re working on plans A to about W,” Adam Waterworth, Goodwood’s managing director, said on Thursday, 12 …

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Talking Horses: York and Goodwood hope to fill empty stands this summer

Racing passed its first major test behind closed doors at Epsom but other tracks are looking at ways to get spectators backA quick scan of the perimeter of Epsom racecourse a couple of minutes before the Derby on Saturday suggested that no more than 10…

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Talking Horses: what does French racing tell us about female jockeys?

New statistics show the strike rate for French female jockeys is closing in on parity with the men, but what does that prove?Kevin Blake has made another fascinating and provocative contribution to the debate over female jockeys, using his AtTheRaces c…

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Khaadem wins Stewards’ Cup to put at least one Goodwood bookie in the red

• Victory by 4-1 favourite boosts Charlie Hills’ sprint profile• Trainer of runner-up critical of Glorious Goodwood wateringKhaadem landed a major gamble in the Stewards’ Cup here, beating a huge field by daylight in what is supposed to be one of the m…

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Glorious Goodwood 2019: rain, racing and Jammie Dodgers – in pictures

We bring you some of our favourite pictures from five days of thrilling action at one of the highlights of the flat-racing season, set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside Continue reading…

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Talking Horses: Varian can grab Stewards’ Cup prize with Flavius Titus

The Newmarket trainer can follow up his sprint handicap victory at Royal Ascot with another at Glorious GoodwoodRoger Varian has evidently developed a taste for sprint handicaps. Having won the Wokingham at Royal Ascot with Cape Byron, the trainer now …