Horse Racing: Hardwicke Stakes

Veteran trainer Jim Bolger teams up with son-in-law jockey to spring 16-1 surprise with Poetic Flare in 2000 Guineas

Veteran trainer Jim Bolger teams up with son-in-law jockey to spring 16-1 surprise with Poetic Flare in 2000 Guineas

THERE is no substitute for experience and top team Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning showed that in spades at Newmarket. Their 16-1 shot Poetic Flare battled to a thrilling victory in the 2000 Guineas and Bolger declared: "This win means the world." There isn't much that Bolger, 79, and his son-in-law Manning, 54, haven't seen during their long and…
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Sword Dancer Stakes 2022 Runners Guide & Picks

Sword Dancer Stakes 2022 Runners Guide & Picks

The big race on turf at Saratoga's mega meet this Saturday, August 27, sees Irish raider Broome make a transatlantic trip for the Grade I Sword Dancer Stakes with top British jockey Ryan Moore coming over with him. Trainer Aidan O'Brien and owner-breeders Coolmore want to go one better with their six-year-old son of Epsom Derby hero Australia than…
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Stewards' inquiry called after Pyledriver claims a dramatic Hardwicke Stakes

Stewards' inquiry called after Pyledriver claims a dramatic Hardwicke Stakes

The Hardwicke Stakes produced two almighty roars that resonated around Ascot, the first coming when Pyledriver and PJ McDonald hit the front inside the final furlong and the second when it was announced he would keep the race following a prolonged stewards' inquiry for leaning across Changingoftheguard and West Wind Blows in the closing stages. The…
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Worcester racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, August 22

Worcester racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, August 22

We start off with some details on our selected horses, then you can get a full list of all the tips from Worcester at the bottom of the page. Good luck and please gamble responsibly. (Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication) Hell Red returned to something like his best last time and can kick on again in…
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Saturday ITV racing tips: Best bets for Goodwood and Newmarket

Saturday ITV racing tips: Best bets for Goodwood and Newmarket

The final day of Glorious Goodwood brings us the feature Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes (1500) among three other exciting contests, we also have two races from Newmarket as an extra bonus from ITV. We will start off with a quick run through our tips, with the reasons why we've picked them further down the page. Planet Sport race centre which will…
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Racing Preview of this weekend’s racing with Farringdon: August 5-6

Racing Preview of this weekend’s racing with Farringdon: August 5-6

WITH fresh ground to be opened up for the final day at Goodwood, it is hard to know the best side to be on down the six-furlong rush for the feature betting race of the day, the Steward's Cup at 3.35. Ignoring the box draw, I am fairly confident that TACTICAL (nap) is going to run a massive race in this annual cavalry charge. Two wins as a juvenile…
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Hukum Gets Well Fought King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Victory

Hukum Gets Well Fought King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Victory

Tom Williams/JTW Equine Images By Jack Williams ASCOT, Berkshire, U.K.-In a race that prior to the off was billed by many as being the best clash of weight-for-age equine talent since the days of Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard and Grundy, a fairytale winner was once again crowned in front of royalty at Ascot on Saturday, as Hukum and Jim…
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The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Betting Tips and Predictions

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Betting Tips and Predictions

There is some excellent action on the card at Ascot on Saturday afternoon, but everything is building up to the showpiece event, which will be the The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes. A prestige race that has been won by modern greats such as Enable, who famously landed this prize three times between 2017 and 2020. The race will…
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'He'll take them to places they've never been before'

'He'll take them to places they've never been before'

PJ McDonald is revelling in Pyledriver's underdog status and believes a formidable Ascot record sets him apart from his high-class rivals as he bids for back-to-back wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes on Saturday. Only three horses - Dahlia, Swain and three-time heroine Enable - have been victorious in successive runnings…
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Hukum clipped again for King George with forecast showers to be in his favour

Hukum clipped again for King George with forecast showers to be in his favour

The prospect of unsettled weather at Ascot in the coming days could mean Hukum troubles star three-year-olds Auguste Rodin and King Of Steel for King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes favouritism, layers suggested on Sunday. Saturday's championship is shaping up to be one of the races of the summer with Derby 1-2 Auguste Rodin and King Of…
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King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes: Pyledriver ready

King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes: Pyledriver ready

The six-year-old beat Arc winner Torquator Tasso by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 2022, the pair eight lengths clear of Mishriff in third, and was racing for the first time since when winning the Hardwicke Stakes over course-and-distance last month. Co-trainer William Muir told the Nick Luck Daily Podcast: "He's really good and has been…
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Confirmed runners and riders for the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes and Hardwicke Stakes on day five of Royal Ascot

Confirmed runners and riders for the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes and Hardwicke Stakes on day five of Royal Ascot

King's Stand Stakes second Highfield Princess will quickly bid to avenge her dramatic defeat when facing 15 rivals in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes (3.40) on the final day of Royal Ascot on Saturday. A three-time Group 1 winner last season, the John Quinn-trained six-year-old ran a gallant race in defeat behind Bradsell on Tuesday, who had…
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Ed Crisford: Jamie Spencer key on West Wind Blows

Ed Crisford: Jamie Spencer key on West Wind Blows

However, he believes having the assistance of former champion jockey Jamie Spencer in the saddle for the Sandown Park feature is a big plus towards his chances. The 43 year old rider will bid to continue making waves on the biggest stages of them all at the weekend when joining forces with the Teofilo gelding, who Ed trains in partnership with his…
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How To Bet £20 on day one of the Dante meeting at York

How To Bet £20 on day one of the Dante meeting at York

Andy Stephens has five fancies chalked up between 6-1 and 16-1 for a sparkling card at York on Wednesday. Highfield Princess is the headline act on day one of the Dante meeting at York on Wednesday but looks one to oppose in the 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes. The six-year-old mare's climb to the top has been something to behold but her record…
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Seven-figure Siyouni half-brother to Angel Bleu set for Lingfield debut

Seven-figure Siyouni half-brother to Angel Bleu set for Lingfield debut

Swordofhonor is a half-brother to dual Group 1-winning juvenile Angel Bleu The frost and freezing temperatures may have taken out most of the action on Saturday, but hopefully there will still be a fascinating newcomer for fans to catch a glimpse of at Lingfield in the talkSPORT Powered By Fans EBF Novice Stakes (12.40). Sporting the silks of…
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Three horses to keep onside this Saturday now the rain has arrived

Three horses to keep onside this Saturday now the rain has arrived

Divinely (right) sweeps through to claim Group 3 success on soft ground at the Curragh last August After one of the driest springs in at least 20 years today could be the day when horses that may have run on ground quicker than they would ideally like take a step forward on what they have achieved so far this season. With the rain teeming down it's…
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Hurricane Lane short odds in the Hardwicke Stakes

Hurricane Lane short odds in the Hardwicke Stakes

Star four year old Hurricane Lane is odds on with Ladbrokes.com.au to resume a winner tonight in the Hardwicke Stakes (2406m) at Royal Ascot. The Charlie Appleby trained galloper hasn't raced since the Arc when third and looks very well placed to kick off his 2022 campaign with a win. He is at $1.75 and holds around 70% of money invested. Broome is…
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Lambourn, Luxembourg, Bahrain: Owen Burrows preps Alflaila for valuable pot

Lambourn, Luxembourg, Bahrain: Owen Burrows preps Alflaila for valuable pot

Owen Burrows on Saturday put the finishing touches to Alflaila's preparation for this month's Group 3 Bahrain International Trophy. The trainer has won £946644 in British prize-money this season, which towers over his previous best of £603394, but overseas wins for Hukum and Anmaat have added more than £200000 to the pot. In Alflaila, he has a…
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Wonderful Tonight claims impressive victory in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot

Wonderful Tonight claims impressive victory in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot

Wonderful Tonight laid down an impressive starting marker in a season where her target is the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October with an authoritative length and half win in the Hardwicke Stakes. The 5-1 shot was a third winner of the week for jockey William Buick but the first in the career of Sussex-based, French-born trainer David…
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