Goodwood Racecourse

The Goodwood Racecourse is situated in England, five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex. The racecourse is open to Group 1 flat horse races including; Stewards’ Cup Nassau Stakes Goodwood Cup Sussex Stakes The Stewards’ Cup is a Group 1 handicap flat race, open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. The race was inaugurated in 1840 and has been running ever since. The race is run over a distance of 6 furlongs on a turf surface. The race is sponsored by Unibet and the winning purse is 75 thousand pounds. The winners of Goodwood Racecourse from last decade include; 2012-Hawkeyethenoo trained by; Jim Goldie 2013-Rex Imperator trained by; William Haggas 2014-Intrinsic trained by; Robert Cowell 2015-Magical Memory trained by; Charles Hills 2016-Dancing Star trained by; Andrew Balding 2017-Lancelot Du Lac trained by; Dean Ivory 2018-Gifted Master trained by; Hugo Palmer 2019-Khaadem trained by; Charles Hills 2020-Summerghand trained by; David O’Meara 2021-Commanche Falls trained…

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Breeders' Stakes

The Breeders’ Stakes is a Grade 1 race for fillies and mares run at a distance of 1-1/2 miles on dirt. The race offers a purse of $600,000 and points towards the Eclipse Award. The race was first to run in 1875 as the “Breeders’ Cup.” The name was changed to the “Distaff” in 1959 and the “Breeders’ Stakes” in 1984. There have been many memorable moments in the history of the Breeders’ Stakes. In 1975, Ruffian won the race by a record 21 lengths. In 1978, a filly named Affirmed became only the second horse ever to win all three legs of the Filly Triple Crown. In 1984, Genuine Risk became the first filly to win the Breeders’ Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. This year, the Breeders’ Stakes is a wide-open race with several horses looking to become 3-time winners. Beholder is the defending champion and is coming off…

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preakness stakes

Preakness Stakes is a thoroughbred horse racing for three-year-olds. The location of the racecourse is in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The race is a Grade I run-over at a dirt surface. The race is run over at a distance of 9.5 furlongs. The event starts on the 3rd Saturday of May every year. The purse for winning this event is equal to 1 Million US Dollars. First Preakness Stakes The Preakness Stakes was run for the first time in 1873.  The event turned out to be one of the seasonal points. The second was run in 1874 and the third in 1875. From then on, the race is continued every year without any interruption. The Preakness Stakes is considered an integral part of the Triple Crown-winning series along with Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. The race was not included in the American Classics as they were solely restricted to fillies.…

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Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Belmont Stakes is one of the three races in the Triple Crown, which includes The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness Stakes. As a result, not only does this race have prestige within horse racing, it also has prestige with those who enjoy gambling. The Belmont Stakes is also different because it’s contested on a dirt track instead of a turf track. This race takes place every year at the end of May or early June at Belmont Park in New York City. Let’s take a look at how this prestigious race came to be! The Belmont Stakes was first contested in 1867, and it was originally known as the “Belmont Derby.” The race was created to commemorate the opening of the Jerome Park Racetrack. The inaugural race was won by a horse named Ruthless, who was ridden by future Hall of Fame jockey James McLaughlin. McLaughlin went on…

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A day at Cheltenham Racecourse

  “A day at Cheltenham Racecourse” Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cheltenham is famous for its horse racing events especially the one known as the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The winner of this race gets a chance to take part in all four major races in North America and is considered one of the toughest horse racing events in the world. The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular horse racing festivals in the world. The festival originated from a meeting at the Turf Hotel, Cheltenham in 1815. Back then it was quite small but now has become extremely famous all over the world. It usually lasts for 5 days and consists of four stages: the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Cheltenham Gold Cup , the St. James’ Palace Stakes and the National Hunt…

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