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Horse racing fixtures 5-11 August - Details of this week's UK and Irish horse racing cards, featuring the Shergar Cup

The Shergar Cup is up for grabs on Saturday as the famous team event returns to Ascot for the 2018 renewal.

Brian Healy looks ahead to this week's schedule of UK and Irish horse racing meetings, including the Shergar Cup at Ascot.


After a cracking week of horse racing action with both the Glorious Goodwood and Galway Festivals taking place, this week’s attentions turn towards Ascot and the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot on Saturday.

The team event takes centre stage amongst this week’s horse racing fixtures as the teams from the Rest Of The World, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, and the girls’ team go head-to-head for the prestigious trophy.

Elsewhere on this week’s racing calendar the Sweet Solera Stakes goes to post as the feature at Newmarket on Saturday; while in Ireland on Sunday there is Group One action with the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes heading the action at the Leinster track.

MONDAY 6 AUGUST


The week kicks off with a six-race fixture list which sees afternoon flat racing from the meetings at Ripon, and also the Curragh in Ireland. There is also jumps racing in the afternoon in Ireland with a card at Cork,while Newton Abbot also race over the sticks.

In the evening, there is the statutory meeting on the flat at Windsor, while Carlisle also go to post on the level.

Ripon (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Cork (jumps) - 2.05 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Curragh (flat) - 2.15 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Newton Abbot (jumps) - 2.20 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Windsor (flat) - 5.30 - 8.30pm (7 races)
Carlisle (flat) - 5.40 - 8.45pm (7 races)

Ripon are racing on Monday as six meetings go to post across the UK and Ireland.


TUESDAY 7 AUGUST


Five meetings go to post on Tuesday, with afternoon action on the flat from Newbury and Catterick; while there is further flat racing action in the evening with cards at Nottingham and Ayr.

Roscommon’s evening meeting in Ireland meanwhile goes to post over the sticks.

Newbury (flat) - 1.45 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Catterick (flat) - 2.05 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Nottingham (flat) - 5.20 - 8.30pm (7 races)
Roscommon (jumps) - 5.30 - 8.40pm (7 races)
Ayr (flat) - 5.40 - 8.50pm (7 races)

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST


Six meetings will take place across the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, and the day’s flat racing action in the afternoon comes from the cards at Chepstow, Brighton and Pontefract.

In the evening, Yarmouth also race on the level on turf, while Kempton race on their all-weather surface; Sligo in Ireland meanwhile also races on the flat.

Chepstow (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) - 2.10 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Pontefract (flat) - 2.20 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Yarmouth (flat) - 5.20 - 8.20pm (7 races)
Sligo (flat) - 5.30 - 8.30pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) - 6.10 - 9.10pm (7 races)

Yarmouth are racing on Wednesday.


THURSDAY 9 AUGUST


It is a busy Thursday of horse racing action as no less than seven meetings go to post throughout the afternoon, with flat racing action from Yarmouth, Brighton and Haydock.

In the evening there is flat racing from Sandown on turf, as well as Newcastle on the all-weather; while in Ireland there are fixtures at Leopardstown on the level, and at Sligo over the sticks.

Yarmouth (flat) - 1.50 - 4.50pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) - 2.10 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Leopardstown (flat) - 5.20 - 8.35pm (7 races)
Sandown (flat) - 5.30 - 8.15pm (6 races)
Sligo (jumps) - 5.35 - 8.50pm (7 races)
Newcastle (flat, aw) - 5.45 - 9.00pm (7 races)

FRIDAY 10 August 5, 2018


Friday’s busy schedule of horse racing action sees seven meetings going to post across the UK and Ireland, with afternoon flat racing action on turf at Brighton and Musselburgh, and on the all-weather at Wolverhampton.

In the evening meanwhile there is further action on the flat with meetings on the July Course at Newmarket, and at Haydock; while Chelmsford race on their all-weather surface.

Completing Friday’s line-up of racing fixtures is an evening meeting on the flat in Ireland at Tipperary.

Wolverhampton (flat, aw) - 1.50 - 4.50pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Musselburgh (flat) - 2.10 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Tipperary (flat) - 5.05 - 8.20pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) - 5.25 - 8.15pm (6 races)
Haydock (flat) - 5.45 - 8.30pm (6 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 5.55 - 9.10pm (7 races)

Brighton are racing on Friday.


SATURDAY 11 AUGUST


Nine UK and Irish horse racing meetings will go to post on Saturday, headed by the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot.

There is also further flat racing action on Saturday afternoon from Redcar, Haydock and Newmarket on turf, where the Sweet Solera Stakes dominates the meetings on the July Course.

Chelmsford are also racing in the afternoon with an all-weather card; while there is also flat racing action in Ireland at Cork.

The flat racing continues into the evening with fixtures on turf at Lingfield and Ayr; while Kilbeggan race over the sticks in Ireland.

Ascot (flat) - 1.05 - 4.00pm (6 races)
Redcar (flat) - 1.10 - 4.35pm (7 races)
Cork (flat) - 1.15 - 4.40pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) - 1.20 - 4.50pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 1.30 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) - 2.00 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) - 5.10 - 8.15pm (7 races)
Kilbeggan (jumps) - 5.20 - 8.25pm (7 races)
Ayr (flat) - 5.35 - 8.35pm (7 races)

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST


Four UK and Irish horse racing meetings draw the week to a close, and the day’s action comes on the turf from Leicester and Windsor, as well as from the Curragh in Ireland where there is Group One action with the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes going to post on the card..

Meanwhile, Downpatrick in Ireland are also racing with a jumps fixture.

Curragh (flat) - 1.50 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Leicester (flat) - 2.00 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Downpatrick (jumps) - 2.05 - 5.35pm (7 races)
Windsor (flat) - 2.15 - 5.40pm (7 races)

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Horse racing fixtures 5-11 August - Details of this week's UK and Irish horse racing cards, featuring the Shergar Cup

Brian Healy looks ahead to this week's schedule of UK and Irish horse racing meetings, including the Shergar Cup at Ascot.

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