Glorious Goodwood 2014
|Tuesday 29th July - Saturday 2nd August|
Sultanina gives John Gosden a third straight Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes win as William Buick collars the French raider Narniyn at Goodwood.
Intrinsic wins the cavalry charge 32Red Cup for Richard Hughes and Robert Cowell.
Red Avenger gets up at the line for Jimmy Fortune, beating the much-fancied Heavy Metal in the £130,000 Betfred Mile on Friday.
Take Cover gave trainer David Griffiths a notable success when burning up the Goodwood five furlongs to win the Betfred King George Stakes.
It's a Godolphin 1-2 in the Goodwood Cup. Cavalryman continues his great form with victory from Ahzeemah in 2nd.
Richard Hannon's Ivawood maintains his unbeaten record with a comfortable win in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes.
Aidan O'Brien's Highland Reel ran out an impressive winner of the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Sir Michael Stoute's Lingfield Derby Trial winner Snow Sky takes the Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes.
Consistent sprinter Es Que Love earned a deserved return to the winner's enclosure with a stylish performance in the bet365 Lennox Stakes.
Red-hot favourite Beacon could manage only third place as Cotai Glory clinched the bet365 Molecomb Stakes for trainer Charlie Hills and jockey George Baker.
Johnston bags Racing UK Top Trainer Award
Mark Johnston was top trainer at Glorious Goodwood for a ninth time after sending out four winners, three winners and eight thirds at the five-day extravaganza.
The North Yorkshire handler got off the mark with Sennockian Star in the opening race of the meeting, the bet365.com Handicap. LynValley led home a one-two for the stable in the Fairmont Handicap on Thursday and a last day double, courtesy of Double Bluff and Grigolo, sealed the title.
Johnston said: “It’s great to win the leading trainer award. It has been a really good week and the horses have been running really well. We seem to have been in the places at least twice as much as over there (winner’s circle). Joe (Fanning) has had seven thirds and I don’t know how many of them were ours!
“It is hard to say what the highlight has been. Sennockian Star, LynValley and Double Bluff all won similar races really, so it would be hard to pick a highlight.
“Glorious Goodwood is not like Royal Ascot when you start planning months in advance. You still think about Goodwood but probably only four or six weeks beforehand. Once you get Royal Ascot out the way, you can start looking towards Goodwood.”
Buick lands Racing UK Top Jockey Award
William Buick annexed the Top Jockey Award for the first time after partnering five winners, including four for his boss John Gosden. The award was not decided until the last race of the five-day meeting, with Richard Hughes and Joe Fanning close behind on four successes each.
Buick’s biggest win of the week came aboard Normandie Stud-owned Sultanina in the Group One Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes. He also guided Wannabe Yours, running in the same colours, to victory in the Group Three Bonhams Thorughbred Stakes.
The rider said: “It has been a great week. It is always nice to do well at these big meetings and the highlight was winning the Nassau Stakes on Sultanina.”
Buick has donated £1,000 to Racing Welfare through Dave Yates’ Lands End to John O’Groats bike ride.
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