BOLD SHOW FROM CALYPSO CHOIR

KIRK HOPING FOR A BOLD SHOW FROM CALYPSO CHOIR IN EBF BREEDERS' SERIES FILLIES HANDICAP

 
Thursday July 14th 2016 – The new EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series continues on Saturday (July 16th) with races at both Newbury and Newmarket.

Eight runners have been declared for the Bathwick Tyres EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap over a mile worth £30,000 with trainer Ralph Beckett who recorded five winners last Saturday looking for more success. He saddles Golden Stunner who is bidding to land her hat-trick after wins at Nottingham and most recently at Newmarket.  

Calypso Choir is one of 15 declared runners for the EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket worth £20,000 over six furlongs. Her rivals include Silver Rainbow who will be looking to follow up on her recent success at Newbury for trainer Charlie Hills.

Calypso Choir finished a close up second on her latest start at Goodwood back in June and her trainer Sylvester Kirk is hoping she can double her winning tally on her seventh start on Saturday.

Sylvester Kirk, trainer of Calypso Choir, said:

"She is in great form, but we have just been waiting for the ground to dry up for her. It is an extremely competitive race but she should give a good account of herself. The faster the ground the better, so I am hoping the rain stays away. The prize-money is great in these EBF Fillies’ Series races so that always helps.”

David Bowe, manager of Littleton Stud, owned by Calypso Choir’s owner, Jeff Smith said:

"The EBF have been instrumental with prize-money and sponsorship over the years and I believe the new EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series launched this year is a fantastic idea.  Something like this has been badly needed for a long time, as in the past there have been limited opportunities for three year old and upwards fillies. The prize-money is exceptional and I cannot emphasise enough how much of a success the series has been so far.”

The EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series boasts overall prizemoney of £625,000 and has been specifically designed to give valuable opportunities to those fillies that fall just below black type level, encouraging their owners and owner-breeders to keep them in training rather than sell them or retire them.

For further information please contact:
Kerry Murphy, CEO of the European Breeders’ Fund
Phone:  01638 667960 or 07788 497644

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Special two day ticket now on sale for Newmarket's Dubai Future Champions Day on Friday 17 October and QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 18 October

 

With £4.75 million in prize money and six Group 1 races across the weekend, racegoers attending both Newmarket's Dubai Future Champions Day on Friday 17 and QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 18 October can look forward to an unprecedented two days of elite sporting action.
 
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Notes to Editors

About the QIPCO British Champions Series:

The QIPCO British Champions Series is designed to throw the spotlight on Britain's best Flat races and will climax on 18 October 2014 with the richest fixture in British racing history, the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

The Series features 35 Flat races staged at ten of the UK's leading racecourses: Ascot, Doncaster, Epsom Downs, Goodwood, Haydock Park, Newbury, Newmarket's July Course, Newmarket's Rowley Mile, Sandown Park and York.

It encompasses the top races at British racing's key festivals, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the Mo�t & Chandon Newmarket July Festival, Glorious Goodwood, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York and the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster.

The QIPCO British Champions Series comprises five easy-to-follow champion categories - Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.

The seven highest-rated races feature in each category, including a same-day finale in each on QIPCO British Champions Day.

Long-term, the QIPCO British Champions Series aims to attract a wider audience for the UK's second most attended sport.

Over time, the group has diversified itself to form individual subsidiaries, each operating independently and specialising in their fields of expertise. For more information visit: www.qipco.com.qa

About Dubai Future Champions Day:

Dubai Future Champions Day is dedicated for horses aged just two to establish themselves as potential legends of the sport. The roll of honour of winners on the day shows the importance of the day with the likes of Frankel, New Approach and Dream Ahead all being successful on the Rowley Mile in recent years.

Founded in 1875, the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes is run over seven furlongs on Future Champions Day at Newmarket's Rowley Mile and is described by many as the pinnacle race for two year olds. Indeed it is the highest rated two-year-old race by far in the world. Steeped with a history of greatness, the Dewhurst is the race every trainer wants to win come the end of the season with their juveniles.

This year's meeting features six Group races, including the £360,000 Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, which was won by the legendary Frankel in 2010, the £200,000 Group 1 Dubai Fillies' Mile, the £180,000 Group 1 Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes, the £100,000 Group 2 Dubai Challenge Stakes, as well as the Group 3 Darley Stakes and Dubai Cornwallis Stakes.

About Newmarket Racecourses:

Newmarket Racecourses (www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk) is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport (2013 turnover: £166.9m), The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2013: £158.7m), racecourses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2013: 1.74m), total prize money (2013: £41.6m), contribution to prize money (2013: £18.24m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket and Lambourn; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

About QIPCO Holding:

QIPCO Holding is one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar. Established in 1999, QIPCO Holding has a diverse range of interests, including real estate, construction, oil and gas, finance and health services. Its portfolio of interests includes Qatar Bloodstock, which owns the stallion Makfi, the winner of the 2010 2000 Guineas.

Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company (QIPCO Holding) is owned by six brothers who are members of the Royal Family of Qatar. The Chief Executive is Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, who together with his brothers are nephews of the Emir of the State of Qatar.