Goodwood Called Off after Jockeys Raise Concern

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Following concerns raised by Jockeys, and officials re-evaluating the going, Goodwood was called off on Saturday due to the complications ongoing rain was causing. With the cancellation at Goodwood, coming only three races short of conclusion on the final day, Ed Arkell, Goodwood’s Director of Racing and Clerk of the Course, told Racing TV: The jockeys expressed their concern after the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes that there were some areas on the bends that they weren’t happy about. They were happy to race on the straight course for the Coral…

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Paddington produces faultless run at Goodwood

Paddington running at Goodwood 2023 on grass with other horses in race

Paddington (4/9F) continued his faultless season for Aidan O’Brien with another dominant display in the G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood today. Having started the season in a handicap, Paddington has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting horses in training, with today’s success coming on the back of G1 victories in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes and Coral-Eclipse.  Dropping back to a mile, Ryan Moore decided to make his own running on Paddington. Inspiral’s rider Frankie Dettori put it up to him early in…

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Al Ghadeer wins Qatar International Stakes at Goodwood

HH Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani with Al Ghadeer, Christophe Soumillon, Yvana Lacoste and Francois Rohaut after winning the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) at Goodwood © Debbie Burt

Four-year-old european champion, Al Ghadeer continued his unbeaten run in Group 1PA races with a three and a quarter length win from First Classs, with Samlla a further half-length away in third at Goodwood today. The colt, trained like Samlla by Francois Rohaut, provided a second win in the event for Al Shaqab Racing who also won with the colt’s sire, Al Mourtajez in 2016. Partnered by Christophe Soumillon, he becomes the first of his age group to win the mile contest, which at £400,000 is the most valuable over that distance…

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A little different Paddington heads straight for £1m Qatar Sussex Stakes

Qatar Sussex Stakes runner, Paddington - racehorse with other horses racing

Aidan O’Brien has described Paddington as a “little bit different” as his stable star takes aim at the £1m G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, August 2. Paddington has been imperious in five starts so far this season, establishing himself as the best miler of his generation with comprehensive victories in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas and G1 St James’s Palace Stakes. In the first clash of the generations in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park earlier last month, the Siyouni colt proved just as effective…

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How to watch Goodwood on ITV

Goodwood on ITV image of horses racing on grass at Goodwood Racecourse

Find out how you can watch Goodwood on ITV below. ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar and this year will feature some exciting superstars such as the Aidan O’Brien trained Paddington, a hot favourite for the Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday. On the same day, the star filly Nashwa also lines up in the Qatar Nassau Stakes under the trailblazing Hollie Doyle to take on the challenge of the French raider, Blue Rose Cen. The Festival is also next stop on Frankie Dettori’s retirement…

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