Archive for July, 2011
The greatest match race to be held in Britain or arguably the world in the last decade is almost here, Canford Cliffs versus the unbeaten Frankel over a mile in the 2011 Sussex Stakes.
Trainer Sir Henry Cecil is full of confidence in his unbeaten colt Frankel as he prepares for a clash against Canford Cliffs this week. The three-year-old will take on Canford Cliffs for the first time in this Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. “At the moment the horse is in very good form and I’m very [...]
In a statement that’s sure to spark controversy right across the horse racing world Richard Hannon has claimed that the winner of next week’s Sussex Stakes will be deemed the best hose on the planet. Hannon saddles up his five time Group 1 winner Canford Cliffs up against the currently unbeaten Frankel. The Sussex Stakes [...]
It has been found that the horse racing industry alone contributes close to £230 million each year into the Yorkshire and Humberside economy.
This figure has been reached by a study at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Shefield Hallam University.
Andrew Denton, who works for the county’s tourist board Welcome to Yorkshire, says the study showed how valuable the racing industry is for the local economy.
There has been a huge vibe about the Goodwood carnival in 2011 with horse racing in the UK taking centre stage after a highly successful Royal Ascot Carnival.
Jockey Hayley Turner became the first female to ride an outright winner in a British Group 1 race last Saturday when she won the July Cup aboard Dream Ahead. The 28-year-old jockey steered Dream Ahead to an emphatic victory over their rivals at Newmarket Racecourse. Turner, who had not ridden the three-year-old colt before, was [...]
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