Horse racing fixtures 12-18 August – Details of this week’s UK and Irish racemeetings and big races
Brian Healy takes a look ahead to this week’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings and details all the big races and fixtures going to post over the next seven days.
More high-class horse racing action awaits punters this week, where the Group Two Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday is the big race of the week. Saturday’s card at the Berkshire venue also includes the Group Three Geoffrey Freer Stakes on a quality afternoon.
It is also Great St Wilfred Handicap day at Ripon on Saturday, where a typically competitive renewal of the famous race goes to post.
Elsewhere, there is Listed and Group Three action during the week at Salisbury, Leopardstown and the Curragh amongst others where feature races include the Sovereign Stakes, the Irish St Leger Trial and the Royal Whip Stakes.
MONDAY 12 AUGUST
The wet weather over Scotland over the past few days has claimed Ayr’s scheduled fixture on the flat, thus leaving just four UK and Irish racemeetings to go to post on Monday.
The loss of Ayr leaves only Catterick as the surviving afternoon fixture, and the Yorkshire track are racing on the level; whiile in the evening there is further flat racing on turf from Windsor as well as from the all-weather at Wolverhampton.
Completing the revised fixture list for Monday is an evening jumps racing card at Ballinrobe in Ireland.
Catterick (flat) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Windsor (flat) – 5.30 – 8.00pm (6 races)
Ballinrobe (jumps) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.50 – 8.50pm (7 races)
TUESDAY 13 AUGUST
Four more horse racing meetings go to post on Tuesday across the UK, with afternoon flat racing from the cards at Nottingham and Ffos Las; while in the evening there is further flat racing on turf at Carlisle, and also on the all-weather at Lingfield.
Nottingham (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (flat) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 4.55 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Carlisle (flat) – 5.10 – 8.15pm (7 races)
WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST
A busy Wednesday takes in six UK and Irish horse racing meetings, and the afternoon’s flat racing comes from the cards at Beverley and Salisbury; while there is also jumps racing going to post from Newton Abbot.
In the evening meanwhile, there is further jumps racing going to post from Worcester, and also Gowran Park in Ireland; while Kempton are racing on their all-weather surface on the flat.
Beverley (flat) – 2.00 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Newton Abbot (jumps) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Salisbury (flat) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Worcester (jumps) – 4.55 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Gowran Park (jumps) – 5.20 – 8.20pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)
THURSDAY 15 AUGUST
A bumper seven-fixture line-up of UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post throughout Thursday, and the afternoon fixture list sees flat racing from Salisbury where the Group Three Sovereign Stakes goes to post. There is also flat racing from Beverley and Lingfield on the all-weather in the afternoon; while in the evening there is further flat racing action from Yarmouth and Chepstow.
Meanwhile, in the evening there is flat racing at Leopardstown where there is Group Three action on the card with the Desmond Stakes; while Tramore are hosting a mixed flat and jumps racing card to close out the day.
Salisbury (flat) – 1.50 – 4.55pm (7 races)
Beverley (flat) – 2.00 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Yarmouth (flat) – 4.45 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Leopardstown (flat) – 4.50 – 8.05pm (7 races)
Chepstow (flat) – 5.00 – 8.15pm (7 races)
Tramore (mixed) – 5.15 – 8.20pm (7 races)
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
Eight UK and Irish horse racing fixtures go to post on Friday, and the afternoon racing action comes on the all-weather at Wolverhampton, while there is further flat racing action on turf from Nottingham, Thirsk and Newbury where there is Listed action on the card.
The evening racing meanwhile comes from Newmarket’s July Course on turf, and from Chelmsford on the all-weather. There is also flat racing in Ireland from the Curragh where there is Group Three action with the Irish St Leger Trial and Royal Whip Stakes both on the agenda.
Completing the Friday line-up is a jumps racing card at Tramore in Ireland.
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 1.40 – 4.50pm (7 races)
Newbury (flat) – 1.50 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Nottingham (flat) – 2.00 – 5.20pm (7 races)
Thirsk (flat) – 4.55 – 8.05pm (7 races)
Tramore (jumps) – 5.00 – 8.10pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) – 5.15 – 7.55pm (6 races)
Curragh (flat) – 5.10 – 8.20pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.40 – 8.45pm (7 races)
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
Nine UK and Irish horse racing fixtures go to post throughout Saturday, where the Group Two feature Hungerford Stakes takes centre-stage on Newbury’s racecard which also inlcudes the Group Three Geoffrey Freer Stakes.
Elsewhere, it is Great St Wilfred Handicap day at Ripon, while Doncaster and Newmarket are also racing on the flat in the afternoon alongside Cork in Ireland where the Group Three Give Thanks Stakes heads the agenda at the Irish track.
Meanwhile, Perth are racing over the sticks in the afternoon.
The evening action sees flat racing action from Bath and also Tramore in Ireland; while over the sticks there is a jumps fixture from Market Rasen,
Doncaster (flat) – 1.10 – 4.35pm (7 races)
Cork (flat) – 1.25 – 5.25pm (7 races)
Ripon (flat) – 1.30 – 4.55pm (7 races)
Newbury (flat) – 1.50 – 5.20pm (7 races)
Perth (jumps) – 1.55 – 5.25pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) – 2.10 – 5.35pm (7 races)
Bath (flat) – 4.40 – 7.50pm (7 races)
Market Rasen (jumps) – 5.00 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Tramore (flat) – 5.10 – 8.10pm (7 races)
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
Sunday closes out the week with a three-fixture schedule of UK and Irish horse racing meetings which sees afternoon jumps racing action from Southwell, as well as a flat racing card from Pontefract which features Listed racing action.
There is also jumps racing from Tramore on Sunday.
Pontefract (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Tramore (jumps) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Southwell (jumps) – 2.20 – 5.20pm (7 races)