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Friday, June 24, 2005


David Flood hopes to run his potential stable star Coeur Courageux tomorrow (see quotes below)

Royal Windsor Racecourse hosts the Royal Windsor Festival tomorrow (Saturday), Sunday and Monday evening, with high-class horses in action plus top trainers and jockeys in attendance.

Racing over the three days of the Royal Windsor Festival is sure to be at its most competitive as £223,000 of prize money is on offer.

The highlight of the six-race programme tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) is the £50,000 RBI Promotions Ltd Heritage Handicap (3.20pm) over six furlongs, which has attracted a maximum field of 16 competitors.

The William Haggas-trained Bonus, owned by the Romney Syndicate of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, is sure to have his supporters as the five-year-old ran a blinder on his seasonal debut when the one and a half length third to Who's Winning in a handicap over this trip at Newmarket last month, while Alderney Race, trained by Roger Charlton, also warrants respect after finishing sixth to Iffraaj in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot at York last week, having stumbled badly at the start.

Recent winners in the field include Paul Cole's Eisteddfod and the Jeff King-trained Goodenough Mover. High Reach, trained by Terry Mills, Luca Cumani's Am Brose, the Peter Makin-trained Greenslades, Yomalo, trained by Rae Guest, Brooke Sanders' Jayanjay and the Charles Egerton-trained Russian Symphony were all also placed on their last start.

Saturday's card also features the Listed £28,000 totesport.com Midsummer Stakes (2.45pm), over an extended mile, which will see eight go to post including Godolphin's Lateen Sails, who was only just beaten on his seasonal bow at Nottingham on the first day of June and was successful in a Group Three event in France in 2003.

Others set to line up include Walter Swinburn's Shot To Fame, a head runner-up to Gateman in this event last year, the Neville Callaghan-trained Hazyview, the good winner of the Group Three Vodafone Diomed Stakes at Epsom earlier this month, Santa Fe trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who was beaten less than a length in a Group Three two-year-old heat at Newmarket in September, and David Flood's highly-regarded Coeur Courageux, third to Proclamation, who has subsequently franked the form by winning the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot at York, in a Listed race at Goodwood last month.

The three-year-old Xaar colt has also been declared for a race at Newmarket tomorrow, but his trainer is presently favouring the totesport.com Midsummer Stakes.

He said: "Coeur Courageux didn't scope that well after Goodwood but I wouldn't use that as an excuse. He was beaten there because he wasn't mentally or physically as forward as the winner and the second.

"It's no secret how good I think that this horse is but he's got a long way to go to fill his frame - he's a very big, weak gangly horse and he must fill his frame and that will only happen over time
"That's why it's important at this stage that he doesn't have to race on very, very deep ground or anything that's holding so for that reason that's why he's been doubly declared for tomorrow.

"The Windsor race is the one that I'm very interested in. I'm 45 minutes from there in Hungerford and we've had terrible rain all morning so it all depends what's happening with ground.

"If the ground is proper good ground, no slower than good, then the Windsor race is the obvious one.
"Each day I've got this horse, he improves every day because he's needing as much time as possible to fill that frame. He eats sometimes double what another horse would eat. He's a big growing lad and he's like a 16-year-old lanky teenager!
"I was encouraged by Proclamation's run at York and it was very difficult to do what we tried to do at Goodwood - he was a very inexperienced horse going there because he's only had one run as a two-year-old and was then sick, coughing for three months solid afterwards.

"Then he had his two runs on the all-weather and we've gone and put him in the deep end with the French Guineas in which he got murdered early on.
"That was our first real proper race before Goodwood so bearing everything in mind that I've said about his make and shape, how big and weak he is, it was a very good run at Goodwood and I wasn't ashamed at all especially with Proclamation showing afterwards exactly how good a run it was.

"I fancy him tomorrow - I wouldn't be running him otherwise. In an ideal world, if I had 10 more horses like him, this horse would have had four or five hand-picked runs this year and then next year he will be one of the best milers in the world, if not the best - I think he's that good.

"He has at least two and maybe three stone improvement in him to come yet. He's big and weak and, with a horse like this, you just try and take each day and week as it comes to see what suits the horse.

"I've had a lot of offers for the horse and I presume when the right one comes along, the owners might turn around and say that it's too good to refuse so I won't make any plans."
The other main event of the day on Saturday is the £20,000-added Palm Beach Casino Handicap (3.55pm) over an extended mile and three furlongs, which has attracted nine runners.

Sir Michael Stoute's Glistening is likely to be fancied after winning his maiden at Thirsk last month - at the time he was still considered good enough to have been left in the Vodafone Derby - and the trainer also has the top-weight Border Castle, while Godolphin gives Humorous his seasonal debut and the three-year-old was talented enough to beat Forward Move, subsequently only beaten just over a length in the Group Three bet365 Craven Stakes, in a Kempton maiden last year. Charlton is represented by Night Spot, a Royal Windsor maiden winner in 2003 who was not far away in the Vodafone Rose Bowl at Epsom earlier this month.

The three other races on Saturday are the opening £6,000-added Main Line Electrical Maiden Stakes (2.15pm) over six furlongs, with nine runners, the £5,000-added racingfixtures.co.uk (Dave Turnbull Happy Birthday) Handicap (4.30pm) over six furlongs, for which 16 were declared, and the concluding £6,000-added Royal Group Fillies' Handicap (5pm) over one mile and two furlongs, with eight runners.

Racing fans have an added bonus as Pop Fiction will be playing after the sporting action while the Facinatin Rhythm Jazz trio and the Hugo steel band will perform before and during racing. A creche is also in operation.

The exciting six-race card on Sunday, June 26, family fun day with plenty to keep younger racegoers occupied, is highlighted by the £20,000-added Stan James Handicap (3.35pm) over one mile and two furlongs, which has attracted nine runners including the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Front Stage, a lightly-raced Grand Lodge colt who won an all-weather maiden at Lingfield earlier this month.

He will be opposed by Charlton's Blaise Hollow, who relished the step up to 10 furlongs when winning a Newmarket handicap on his last start, Jonquil, the 9st 7lb top-weight trained by John Gosden, who was considered good enough to represent Manton in last year's Group Two SGB Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, and the Neville Callaghan-trained Oligarch, a winner at Nottingham earlier this week.

Sunday's other main race is the £20,000-added stanjames.co.uk EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (4.10pm) over five furlongs. The eight contestants include Ed Dunlop's Give Me The Night, who was slightly outclassed in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot at York but is to be feared at this level, the David Evans-trained Danjet, also well beaten in the Queen Mary but runner-up in the Mind Games Bearstone Stud Brocklesby Conditions Stakes earlier in the term, and Empress Jain, trained by Michael Jarvis, a Nottingham maiden winner last month.

Stan James generously sponsors the whole of Sunday's card including the £14,000-added Stan James Telebetting Handicap (4.45pm) over an extended mile, which has attracted 11 runners. The first race goes to post at 2.30pm, while the concluding event will begin at 5.15pm.
The entertainment on the Sunday includes the Caribana steel band, Facinatin Rhythm Jazz trio, Lord Geoffrey Balloon Modeller, Great Ricardo-Circus Skills, Mobile farm, BHB-Equisisor/Workshop TBC, two face painters, Rodeo Bull, Funcastle, Sumo Wrestling, Bungee Running, Barney Bear and a creche.

The evening fixture of Monday, June 27, features six entertaining contests headed by the £10,000-added Investec Private Bank Handicap (7.40pm) over six furlongs, which has attracted 26 five-day entries.

The runners for this popular evening, which is a charity night in aid of CLIC SARGENT, supporting cancer and leukaemia in children, which is being organised by Formula 1 supremo Eddie Jordan's wife Marie, will be revealed on Sunday morning after the declaration stage at 10am.

Racegoers looking to relax after a hard day's work can look forward to the first race at 6.40pm and the final contest at 9.10pm. Entertainment will include the Facinatin Rhythm Jazz trio, the Hugo steel band and the Peter Johnson Jazz trio while a creche will again be offered.


Haydock Park's three-day July Meeting which runs from Thursday, June 30, through to Saturday, July 2, features the £90,000 Group Two bet365 Lancashire Oaks and the £75,000 bet365 Old Newton Cup (Heritage Handicap).

This year £323,000 of prize money is on offer over the three-day extravaganza - this compares to £299,000 in 2004, representing an increase of more than 8%. The richest day, Saturday, July 2, when both the bet365 Lancashire Oaks and the bet365 Old Newton Cup are run, has prize money of £234,500, which contrasts with £208,000 last year - a rise of almost 13%.

The bet365 Lancashire Oaks, won by many high-class fillies over the course of its history, was first run at the now closed Old Castle Irwell Course in Manchester in 1939. The mile and a half event transferred to Haydock Park when Manchester became defunct in 1963 and has been run there ever since.

At first the Lancashire Oaks was restricted to three-year-old fillies but in 1991 it was opened up to older fillies and mares as well. Last year the race was upgraded to Group Two status for the first time and this elevation means that the prize money of £90,000 in 2005 is £40,000 more than its last running as a Group Three event two seasons ago.

Playful Act, trained by John Gosden and owned by the Sangster Family, is due to make her seasonal debut in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks. She was one of the top fillies in Britain last year, winning three of her four starts then including the Group One Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

The historic bet365 Old Newton Cup, one of the oldest races in the Racing Calendar, first went to post in 1807 at Old Newton racecourse and became an integral part of the new Haydock Park racecourse when it was inaugurated in 1899.

More recently the bet365 Old Newton Cup has become one of the strongest handicaps of the season, with winners having gone on to further success in Group company including last year's hero Alkaased (see race history below).

This media information pack contains a roll of honour for both the bet365 Lancashire Oaks and the bet365 Old Newton Cup since 1980, as well as a history of the two events plus the race programme.

The opening day of the three-day July Meeting, Thursday, June 30, sees the first race of the six-contest programme go to post at 2.20pm with the final one run at 4.50pm. Friday is a six-race evening fixture beginning at 7pm and concluding at 9.30pm, with the additional bonus of Pop Idol hero Darius performing live after racing. Tickets and badges are available for all enclosures, please call 01942 402624 or book online.

Saturday's seven-race card opens in fine style with the bet365 Lancashire Oaks at 2.20pm and the final event of the day at 5.35pm. The Premier Enclosure on the Saturday is already sold out.

ROLL OF HONOUR 1980-2004
£75,000, 1m 3f 200yds, 2.50pm, Haydock Park, Saturday, July 2, 2005
Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Age/Wgt SP
2004 ALKAASED Luca Cumani Jimmy Fortune Mike Charlton 4-9-01 7/1
2003 COLLIER HILL Alan Swinbank Pat Eddery R Hall 5-8-10 8/1
2002 SUN BIRD Dick Allan John McAuley Mrs R Aggio 4-7-12 40/1
2001 HANNIBAL LAD Mark Brisbourne Basil Marcus John Pugh 5-8-08 14/1
2000 RADA'S DAUGHTER Ian Balding Kevin Darley Mrs Richard Plummer 4-8-11 11/1
1999 CELESTIAL WELCOME Mary Reveley Carl Lowther The Welcome Alliance 4-8-10 16/1
1998 PERFECT PARADIGM John Gosden Gary Hind Sheikh Mohammed 4-9-02 14/1
1997 ZARALASKA Luca Cumani Pat Eddery Fittocks Stud 6-9-08 5/1
1996 KEY TO MY HEART Sally Hall Richard Hughes Maureen Pickering 6-10-00 9/2
1995 LOMBARDIC Julie Cecil John Reid Bonusprint 4-8-12 10/1
1994 GLIDE PATH John Hills Michael Hills The Jampot Partnership 5-8-10 10/1
1993 GLIDE PATH John Hills Richard Hills The Jampot Partnership 4-8-02 20/1
1992 MATADOR Roger Charlton Pat Eddery Khalid Abdulla 5-9-02 11/4F
1991 LIBK Tom Jones Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-8-11 5/1
1990 HATEEL Peter Walwyn Frankie Dettori Hamdan Al Maktoum 4-9-06 4/1
1989 NICKLE PLATED Geoff Wragg Gary Carter White Lodge Stud 4-9-07 14/1
1988 ROUSHAYD Fulke Johnson Houghton Billy Newnes HH Aga Khan 4-9-10 6/1
1987 PIPSTED Geoff Wragg Gary Carter Eric Moller 3-8-00 7/1
1986 RAKAPOSHI KING Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Lord Howard de Walden 4-9-07 9/2
1985 CLANRALLIER Bill Watts Brent Thomson Robert Sangster 5-8-03 7/2JF
1984 BISHOP'S RING Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Robert Sangster 3-8-06 7/2
1983 REGAL STEEL Reg Hollinshead Paul Eddery Steel Plate & Selections Ltd 5-8-02 14/1
1982 VALENTINIAN Dick Hern Willie Carson Lord Scarborough 4-10-03 4/1
1981 DOGBERRY Harry Wragg Byrn Crossley Sir Philip Oppenheimer 3-7-05 100/30
1980 SHADY NOOK Herbert Blagrave Steve Raymont Herbert Blagrave 5-9-05 8/1

ROLL OF HONOUR 1980-2004
£90,000, 1m 3f 200yds, 2.20pm, Haydock Park, Saturday, July 2, 2005
Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Age/Wgt SP
2004 PONGEE Luca Cumani Jimmy Fortune Fittocks Stud 4-9-03 9/2
2003 PLACE ROUGE John Gosden Robert Havlin William Farish III 4-9-03 25/1
2002 MELLOW PARK Jeremy Noseda Darryll Holland Trish Burns 3-8-05 13/8F
2001 SACRED SONG Henry Cecil Richard Quinn Niarchos Family 4-9-06 7/4F
2000 ELA ATHENA Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Andreas Michael 4-9-03 5/1
1999 NOUSHKEY Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 3-8-04 2/1F
1998 CATCHASCATCHCAN Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-04 8/1
1997 SQUEAK John Gosden Gary Hind Lord Hartington 3-8-04 9/2
1996 SPOUT Roger Charlton Tim Sprake Lady Rothschild 4-9-06 13/2
1995 FANJICA John Dunlop Gary Carter Diamond Thoroughbreds Inc 3-8-04 6/1
1994 STATE CRYSTAL Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Michael Poland 3-8-04 5/2F
1993 RAINBOW LAKE Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Khalid Abdulla 3-8-04 11/8F
1992 NIODINI Michael Stoute Paul Eddery Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-04 7/1
1991 PATRICIA Henry Cecil Gary Carter Charles St George 3-8-04 11/1
1990 PHARIAN Clive Brittain Frankie Dettori Saeed Manana 3-8-09 14/1
1989 ROSEATE TERN Dick Hern Tony Ives Lord Carnarvon 3-8-09 7/4F
1988 ANDALEEB Jeremy Tree Pat Eddery Khalid Abdulla 3-8-09 100/30
1987 THREE TAILS John Dunlop Tony Ives Sheikh Mohammed 3-9-01 6/4F
1986 PARK EXPRESS Jim Bolger IRE John Reid Paddy Burns 3-8-11 13/2
1985 GRAECIA MAGNA Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Athos Christodoulou 3-8-11 5/4F
1984 SANDY ISLAND Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-11 5/6F
1983 GIVE THANKS Jim Bolger IRE Declan Gillespie Mrs O White 3-9-01 4/1JF
1982 SING SOFTLY Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Caryl Harris 3-8-11 5/4F
1981 RHEIN BRIDGE Bill Watts Edward Hide Robert Sangster 3-8-11 10/1
1980 VIELLE Bruce Hobbs Paul Cook T Blackwell 3-8-11 4/5F


After the Group Two Bet365 Lancashire Oaks was opened up to older fillies and mares rather than just members of the classic generation in 1991, the first four-year-old to be successful was the Roger Charlton-trained Spout five years later. She also won the John Porter Stakes at Newbury on her seasonal debut that year.

Newmarket-based Henry Cecil has the best training record in this prestigious event since 1980, sending out seven winners - Sing Softly (1982), Sandy Island two years later, Patricia in 1991, Rainbow Lake (1993), State Crystal (1994), Catchascatchcan in 1998 and Sacred Song in 2001.

Sacred Song justified favouritism by four lengths from Ranin and only found Super Tassa a length too powerful on her next start in the Group One Yorkshire Oaks, while Catchascatchcan completed the double in these races, denying Rambling Rose by a length at Haydock and High And Low by double that margin at York. She was sold for $4.7 million at Keeneland in November, 2002, to Ryanair founder Dr Tony Ryan and is the dam of smart performer Antonius Pius.

After State Crystal had also rewarded favourite backers by a length and a half from Interim, she was third in both the Yorkshire Oaks and Group One Prix Vermeille at Longchamp. Three years earlier, Patricia won by the same distance from La Sky (dam of 2000 Epsom Oaks winner Love Divine) and then, having won two other Pattern contests, finished runner-up to Turgeon in the Irish St Leger on her last start.

Sandy Island deserved her success, having gone down by a length to Ballinderry in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on her previous start, while Sing Softly, having beaten Tants by a length and a half at Haydock, subsequently finished third to Swiftfoot in Doncaster's Park Hill Stakes (the fillies' St Leger) on her final start of the campaign.

Irish trainer Jim Bolger struck twice in the eighties with Give Thanks in 1983 and Park Express three years later. Give Thanks ran on well under a superb ride from Declan Gillespie to score by two lengths from Ski Sailing and the partnership later became classic winners, taking the Irish Oaks by two and a half lengths from High Hawk, while Park Express passed the post a length and a half and a head in front of Mill On The Floss. She went on to win the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood by three lengths and the Irish Champion Stakes at Phoenix Park by two and a half lengths.

John Dunlop is another trainer to have been successful twice here during this period, with Three Tails in 1987 and Fanjica eight years later. Three Tails was beaten eight lengths by Unite in the Epsom Oaks before winning at Haydock. The Sheikh Mohammed-owned filly went on to finish second in the Prix Vermeille in September and win the Meld Stakes at the Curragh.

The 1980 renewal went to the Bruce Hobbs-trained Vielle, who had earlier finished two lengths adrift of Bireme in the Epsom Oaks. She came home five lengths ahead of Kahaila, and subsequently won the Nassau Stakes before finishing runner-up to Shoot A Line in the Yorkshire Oaks.

Another filly to be placed at Epsom before winning at Haydock was the Dick Hern-trained Roseate Tern in 1989. She was third to Aliysa in the Oaks and subsequently beat Lucky Song by half a length in the Lancashire Oaks. She later came from last to first in the final two and a half furlongs to win the Yorkshire Oaks and then, taking on the colts, ran third in the St Leger at Doncaster.

In recent seasons, Michael Jarvis has provided two winners - Epsom Oaks runner-up Noushkey in 1999 and Ela Athena the following year. The latter ran on under Philip Robinson to deny Solaia by a length and a half and was tremendously consistent at the highest level during her career, being placed in seven Group One events, without getting her head in front in that class.

John Gosden has also struck twice, with Squeak in 1997 and then in 2003 with the well-bred Place Rouge, who was carrying the colours of the then American ambassador to the United Kingdom, Will Farish, which were also borne by Casual Look when she won the 2003 Epsom Oaks.

Last season Pongee, owned, trained and bred by Luca Cumani, underlined her liking for Haydock, having won a Listed race at the venue two months earlier. She won this event by a length from Sahool under a strong Jimmy Fortune ride and went on to finish runner-up to Quiff in the Yorkshire Oaks.


You could imagine you were looking at a Group One event if the list of winning owners since 1980 in the Old Newton Cup is anything to go by. With names such as Robert Sangster, Lord Howard de Walden, Eric Moller, the Aga Khan, Hamdan Al Maktoum, Khalid Abdulla, Fittocks Stud and Sheikh Mohammed cropping up, it is no wonder that this 12-furlong contest is one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar.

The 2003 winner, the Alan Swinbank-trained Collier Hill, who led over a furlong out to defeat Waverley by half a length, provided jockey Pat Eddery with a final success in the Old Newton Cup after the rider had announced his retirement the previous month. Eddery also won on the Roger Charlton-trained Matador in 1992 and Zaralaska, trained by Luca Cumani, five years later.
Collier Hill proved to be an exceptional winner and his subsequent victories include a handicap at the Dubai Racing Carnival this year and a Group Two contest in Germany on May 1.

The John Hills-trained Glide Path triumphed in 1993 and 1994, partnered on the first occasion by the trainer's brother Richard and the next time by another sibling Michael. Glide Path must have been a handicap certainty the first time he won, despite being sent off at 20/1, as he carried 8st 2lb and ran off a mark of 74. The following year he carried 8lb more off an official rating of 85 and later won the Group Three Stockholm Cup in Sweden.

Geoff Wragg is another handler to have won twice, courtesy of Pipsted in 1987 and Nickle Plated two years later, both ridden by Gary Carter. Three-year-old Pipsted was gaining his third success of the campaign and on his next start finished runner-up to Daarkom in the Tote Ebor at York, while Nickle Plated was only beaten a length into fourth in the Group Three Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh just over a month later.

Richard Hills also won in 1991 on the Tom Jones-trained Libk, one of two winners owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum - the other being the Frankie Dettori-ridden Hateel the previous term. Libk has the honour of being the last three-year-old to win when he comfortably defeated Hawait Al Barr by three and a half lengths and, although well beaten, he was considered good enough to run in the St Leger two outings later.

Post-1980, in addition to Hamdan Al Maktoum and the Jampot Partnership, who owned Glide Path, the other owner to win the Old Newton Cup twice was Robert Sangster, who sadly died in 2004. Trainer Michael Stoute, before he was knighted, provided the locally-born owner with his first success with Bishop's Ring in 1984, while Bill Watts saddled Sangster's second scorer Clanrallier the following season.

Two winners since 1980, the Dick Hern-trained Valentinian in 1982 and Key To My Heart, trained by Sally Hall, have managed to carry 10st or more to victory. The former (10st 3lb) made all under Willie Carson to beat Military Band by half a length and was good enough to win the Group Two Prix Kergolay at Deauville later in the season, while Key To My Heart, who got the better of a tremendous finish with Royal Scimitar by a neck, subsequently won the Listed Doonside Cup at Ayr.

When Sun Bird defied odds of 40/1 in 2002 after keeping on too strongly for Barathea Blazer, he became one of 12 four-year-olds, easily the most successful age group, to win this handicap since 1980. Four three-year-olds, seven five-year-olds and two six-year-olds have also prevailed.

Another significant victor was the Henry Cecil-trained Rakaposhi King in 1986. He made all to win unchallenged by five lengths from High Tension under American rider Steve Cauthen and next time out won a Listed race at Lingfield Park.
Rakaposhi King improved even further the following campaign, finishing the runner-up to star French filly Triptych in the Group One Coronation Cup at Epsom, having earlier won his first three starts of the season including two Group Three events - the Ormonde Stakes at Chester and the John Porter Stakes at Newbury.

Luca Cumani gained his second success in eight years when Jimmy Fortune steered Alkaased to an easy four-length victory over Crow Wood in 2004. The winner is top-class, as he demonstrated when winning the Group Two UltimatePoker.com Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on the first day of May and then just finding Yeats two and a half lengths too powerful in the Group One Vodafone Coronation Cup at Epsom the following month.




First Day - Thursday, June 30

2.20pm The Faucets For Mira Showers Handicap Stakes 1m 6f £10,000 added

2.50pm The LCCC Development Association Claiming Stakes 6f £5,000 added

3.20pm The Eurowrap E.B.F. Novice Fillies' Stakes 6f £6,000 added

3.50pm The Sunset Park Handicap Stakes 6f £10,000 added

4.20pm The Dalkia Handicap Stakes 1m £5,000 added

4.50pm The David Hardie Racegoers Club Competition Winner 1m £14,000 added
Maiden Stakes

Total £50,000

Second Day - Friday, July 1 (eve)

7.00pm The Steve Donohue Apprentice Handicap Stakes 1m 4f £8,500 added

7.30pm The Victoria Park Fillies' Handicap Stakes 1m 4f £10,000 added

8.00pm The whitetobrown.com Claiming Stakes 1m 2f 120 yds £5,000 added

8.30pm The MTB Group Maiden Auction Stakes 6f £5,000 added

9.00pm The Niodini Fillies' Handicap Stakes 1m £5,000 added

9.30pm The Houghton Green Handicap Stakes 1m 6f £5,000 added

Total £38,500

Third Day - Saturday, July 2

2.20pm~ The bet365 Lancashire Oaks 1m 4f £90,000*

2.50pm~ The bet365 Old Newton Cup 1m 4f £75,000*

3.25pm The H O July Trophy 1m 4f £28,000*

4.00pm The Duke Of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Handicap Stakes 6f £14,000 added

4.30pm The Thwaites Smooth Beer Conditions Stakes 6f £17,500 added

5.05pm The whitetobrown.com Handicap Stakes 5f £5,000 added

5.35pm The Birchley Handicap Stakes 1m £5,000 added

Total £234,500

Grand Total £323,000

*total prize fund
~ Channel 4 televised races

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