28/04/2021. Breaking News: Two Wild Cards From Yesterday At Punchestown Added to Goffs Punchestown Sale (View Catalogue) – France Galop: greatly improved Maisons-Laffitte Training Centre – Riaperture, il sottosegretario Battistoni a Capannelle: “Lavoro sull’ippica” – Qatar Goodwood Festival Features’ Prize Money Returned to 2019 Levels – Royal Ascot: style guide 2021


Two Wild Cards From Yesterday At Punchestown Added to Goffs Punchestown Sale 

Two horses that caught the eye during racing at Punchestown yesterday have been added as Wild Card entries to Goffs Punchestown Sale which will be held as a live online sale before racing tomorrow, Thursday 29 April, commencing at 1pm.  The wild card entries are:

Lot 15.  Springwell Bay (4yo g by Kayf Tara)
Consigned by Canterbrook Stud (M. Mullins)
9 lengths clear of the third when runner-up by ¾ length in Tuesday’s Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown.
LOT 16.  CROWNS MAJOR (JPN) (4yo g by Daiwa Major)
Consigned by Friars Lough Stables (E. Mullins)
Kept on well to win a highly competitive 4yo Bumper on Tuesday at Punchestown.

All lots for the Punchestown Sale are available for inspection today and tomorrow morning at Goffs.  Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, inspections are by appointment only
View Catalogue


France Galop are delighted to showcase their revitalized and greatly improved Maisons-Laffitte Training Centre. Spanning over 55 hectares of forest, the perimeter of the training centre incorporates a variety of facilities and tracks that offer many different options for training horses, young or experienced, dedicated to flat or jump racing.

For more information, including what the trainers based at Maisons-Laffitte have to say about the facilities on offer, please click here.

To watch the promotional video, please click here. 


Riaperture, il sottosegretario Battistoni a Capannelle: “Lavoro sull’ippica”

Battistoni ospite dell’ippodromo romano: “Dopo la prima ondata gli ippodromi sono stati i primi a riaprire, questa settimana lavoreremo su questa ipotesi”

Riaperture, il sottosegretario Battistoni a Capannelle: "Lavoro sull'ippica"

Presente ieri a Capannelle, a Roma, il senatore di Fi Francesco Battistoni, Sottosegretario di Stato al Mipaaf con delega all’Ippica, ha provato a rassicurare il mondo dell’ippica: “Al termine della prima ondata gli ippodromi sono stati i primi a riaprire al pubblico, questa settimana lavoreremo su questa ipotesi sperando di dare al più presto una risposta positiva”, ha detto.

“È la mia prima uscita pubblica da sottosegretario e sono molto felice perché ci tenevo ad essere qui all’Ippodromo Capannelle, ospite di Hippogroup, in una giornata importante come questa, per iniziare ad assaporare dal vivo un mondo stupendo come questo. – ha affermato Battistoni - L’ippica ha bisogno di una mano e sappiamo che viene da diverse difficoltà, abbiamo un arco temporale relativamente breve però credo che qualche segnale positivo siamo in grado di darlo”…

Un problema già evidenziato nei giorni scorsi da Elio Pautasso, Presidente di Federippodromi e Direttore generale Hippogroup Roma Capannelle: “Nel nuovo Decreto Legge sulle riaperture non sono menzionate le sale gioco e di conseguenza gli ippodromi. Inoltre troviamo incomprensibile che permettano l’ingresso in sale chiuse, come cinema e teatri, e che invece venga negato ad impianti all’aperto come il nostro”, ha fatto notare…
fonte : affari.it

Qatar Goodwood Festival Features’ Prize Money Returned to 2019 Levels



Mohaather winning the 2020 Sussex S. at Goodwood | Racingfotos.com (april 27th)

The Qatar Goodwood Festival, slated for July 27-31, will boast an increase in prize money for its three feature races, the racecourse announced on Tuesday. The G1 Qatar Sussex S. will once again be worth £1 million, while the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup has total prize money of £500,000. Rounding out the three Group 1s with increased prize money is the G1 Qatar Nassau S., which will be worth £600,000. Overall, the five-day festival will offer over £4.8 million in prize money in July. In 2020, purses were reduced due to COVID-19. Goodwood’s ts flagship meeting will be one of the first major racing festivals to welcome back significant numbers of racegoers, as the UK Government continues to loosen restrictions.

Adam Waterworth, Events Managing Director at The Goodwood Group, added, “Prize money is incredibly important for our owners whose commitment and support we value tremendously. They are vital to the livelihood of the sport, and we’re delighted to be able to return our feature races to the levels we ran them in 2019.

“The last 12 months have been extremely challenging for the business as a whole with severe financial hardships. However, despite revenues remaining challenging in 2020, and the uncertainty around crowd numbers at some of our fixtures, investment in prize money has always been a priority for Goodwood, and we accept our role in trying to ensure the higher rated horses remain in training in this country, whilst also striving to attract some of the best thoroughbreds from further afield.

“We are incredibly grateful to our official title partner, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, without whose support we would not have been able to offer these levels of prize money, and our other sponsors, broadcast, and betting media partners.

“Goodwood is very much looking forward getting racing underway this season. We will be welcoming limited spectators to the racecourse across May and June, when admission is likely to be limited to members, although hospitality experiences will be open to all.

“Ticket sales have been phenomenal for the Qatar Goodwood Festival. It’s one of the best on sales we have known, and all being well, we anticipate hosting racegoers at pre-pandemic capacities come the end of July.” (fonte : TDN)



We are delighted to share the official Royal Ascot Style Guide in association with Swiss watch brand Longines.


Synonymous with individual style and setting sartorial trends, this year’s 10th Anniversary Royal Ascot Style Guide also celebrates sustainability and the art of conscious shopping.


Garments sourced from charity shops, nearly new boutiques, vintage emporiums and resale websites can be found throughout the Style Guide alongside British and sustainable fashion labels. Innovative millinery remains the crowning accessory for the Royal Meeting and for gentlemen, classic tailoring, light summer suits and ties in pastel shades come to the forefront of formal wear.

While many of you will unfortunately not be able to attend this year’s Royal Meeting, we hope this year’s Style Guide acts as an inspiration for the upcoming summer season of racing at Ascot. We will be sharing information of how to celebrate Royal Ascot 2021 from home in the coming weeks, keep an eye out for more information.


Click below to view the full Royal Ascot Style Guide in association with Longines.






fonte : Royal Ascot