Ed Arkell pleased following day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Ed Arkell pleased following day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival Speaking at the conclusion of day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Clerk of the Course Ed Arkell said: “We are very pleased. The jockeys seem very happy with the ground – it rode well, on the easy side of good. And we have […]

Final race on day one goes to Believe In Love

Final race on day one goes to Believe In Love Believe In Love (Roger Varian/Andrea Atzeni, 11/1) landed the concluding British European Breeders Fund EBF Fillies’ Handicap over a mile and a half. The three-year-old Make Believe filly came from off the pace to challenge two furlongs from home. She was second entering the final […]

Only Spoofing gets up close home

Only Spoofing gets up close home A tremendous finish to the five-furlong Qatar Handicap saw Only Spoofing (Jedd O’Keeffe/Kieran O’Neill, 14/1) get up close home to deny long-time leader Acclaim The Nation (Eric Alston/Jason Hart, 7/1) by a neck. Kieran O’Neill said: “Usually Only Spoofing is bang there and he’s not afraid to make it, […]

Stradivarius creates history with fourth victory in G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius creates history with fourth victory in G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup The mighty stayer Stradivarius (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori, 4/7 Fav) created history today by becoming the first horse to win the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup four times, adding to his wins in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He previously shared the honour of three […]

Smooth success for Space Blues in Qatar Lennox Stakes

Smooth success for Space Blues in Qatar Lennox Stakes Space Blues (Charlie Appleby/William Buick, 2/1 Fav) was the comfortable winner of the seven-furlong G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes for Godolphin. The four-year-old Dubawi colt was winning at G2 level for the first time in his career, having twice been placed at G1 level. Held up towards […]

Battleground hands O’Brien third Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes

Battleground hands O’Brien third Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes Trainer Aidan O’Brien saddled his third winner of the seven-furlong G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes as Battleground (Ryan Moore) justified 13/8 favouritism. By War Front, Battleground is the first foal of Found, who won three G1 races including the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf and 2016 Qatar Prix de […]

Team Johnston off the mark with Maydanny

Team Johnston off the mark with Maydanny Trainer Mark Johnston is the most successful current handler at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and Maydanny (Silvestre De Sousa, 5/1 favourite) was his 85th winner at the five-day meeting when a decisive winner of the 10-furlong Unibet You’re On Handicap. The four-year-old Dubawi gelding, out of Johnston’s five-time […]