News About: Darley July Cup

Epaulette could be surprise Royal Ascot visitor

Epaulette could be surprise Royal Ascot visitor

27 May, 2013

Doomben 10,000 winner Epaulette could be a surprise Royal Ascot visitor if Darley rule against a start in the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.

Epaulette winning the Doomben 10,000 at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Epaulette is expected to get around the 56kg mark for the Stradbroke …

Buick recommends Ortensia for Nunthorpe

Buick recommends Ortensia for Nunthorpe

6 Aug, 2012

Top English jockey William Buick will recommend to trainer Paul Messara to start his smart mare Oretnsia in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York after a return to form in the Group 2 £100,000 Gordon’s King George Stakes (5 furlongs) at Glorious Goodwood on August 3.

Buick was having his second ride on the Australian sprinter …

Ortensia to push ahead to York

Ortensia to push ahead to York

16 Jul, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara will push ahead to York with Ortensia after the mare ran a much improved race on a heavy track in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Group 1 £250,000 The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (5 furlongs) at York on August 24 is part of the British …

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

13 Jul, 2012

Overnight rain will guarantee a very wet racing surface at Newmarket tomorrow but trainer Paul Messara is committed to start his stable star Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m).

Ortensia will run in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

While Messara is prepared to accept that Ortensia isn’t at …

The weather to decide if Sepoy runs in July Cup

The weather to decide if Sepoy runs in July Cup

11 Jul, 2012

The fickle English weather will decide if Golden Slipper winner Sepoy takes his place in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

The English weather will determine if Sepoy runs in the July Cup at Newmarket - photo © Taron Clarke

Sepoy was to have his swansong at Newmarket before …

Sepoy to go out a winner in July Cup

Sepoy to go out a winner in July Cup

10 Jul, 2012

The Godolphin stable is looking forward to seeing their top sprinter Sepoy go out on a winning note when he lines up for the last time in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

Sepoy will line up for the last time in the July Cup at Newmarket - photo …

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

9 Jul, 2012

Australian trainer Paul Messara has snapped up in from local jockey William Buick to ride Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

Ortensia (pictured) will be ridden by local jockey William Buick in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

Top Aussie jockey Craig Williams is Ortensia’s …

Ortensia recovered from Royal Ascot injuries

Ortensia recovered from Royal Ascot injuries

5 Jul, 2012

Australian sprinter Ortensia has recovered from injuries she sustained at Royal Ascot and trainer Paul Messara is ready to give the Group 1 winning mare a tough test up the Newmarket straight in preparation for the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlongs) on Saturday week.

Ortensia has recovered from injuries sustained at Royal …

Ortensia to push on to Newmarket

Ortensia to push on to Newmarket

21 Jun, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara will push on to Newmarket with Ortensia even though the tough sprinter sustained an injury when unplaced at Royal Ascot on the opening day of the carnival.

Ortensia will push on to the July Cup at Newmarket - photo © Sarah Ebbett

Messara said a start in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley …

Frankel to set the trend for short priced favourites at Royal Ascot

Frankel to set the trend for short priced favourites at Royal Ascot

18 Jun, 2012

The unbeaten Frankel will set the trend early in Royal Ascot week for short priced favourites when he lines up in the Group 1 £250,000 The Queen Anne Stakes (1 mile) tomorrow.

The Sir Henry Cecil trained four year old has firmed into 1-6 favourite and looks certain to remain unbeaten and record his eleventh …