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Hit the Bid could face Marsha in the Sapphire Stakes at Curragh

Darren Bunyan, the trainer of Hit the Bid could go head on with star Marsha at the Curragh on the 15th of July. Sir Mark Prescott is contemplating the second group heats with his Prix de l’ Abbaye winner. This three-year-old sprinter finished second in the Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh under top weight. While he has registered into various events, he will not be running frequently as Bunyan does not want to overdo the three-year-old. He also said that it was not a good day at Rockingham and could have done better. Darren Bunyan has very high hopes for his horse, and he believes the three-year-old will prove him in the future.


More Excitement at Fairyhouse this Summer Season

The Horse Racing Ireland Racecourse Capital Development Scheme has funded the building of a new first aid building Fairyhouse Racecourse just in time for its third flat facing fixture this evening. Located alongside the old building the new first aid building houses two examination room, a physic room, a drug testing facility, and kitchen. It will also look after the prerequisite of the participants, the first aid teams and also of the audiences on days of competition. The core building has gone through an extensive restoration with the open roof closed to provide a comfortable line up for the onlookers.


Musselburgh and BHA unable to solve conflict

The Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee is facing a severe deadline to approve to a review by the British Horseracing Authority. However, the Musselburgh Racing Committee chairman seems to have called for a meeting much later than the scheduled deadline. Meanwhile, the British Horseracing Committee is still hoping the matters get resolved as quickly as possible. The BHA had issued a statement citing, the Musselburgh Racing Committee has been made clear on the fact that the BHA will grant a renewal of Musselburgh’s racecourse license on the condition that Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee will be subjected to an independent governance review. The two parties had their differences since early April, which made the British Racing Authority to issue a statement.


More news from the Qatar Steward’s Cup

The top three horses of 9st 10 lb in the Steward’s Cup are Growl of Richard Fahey, Perfect Pasture of Mick Easterby and Firenze of David Griffiths. Leading the ante-post market is Projection who ran superbly to finish third at Royal Ascot. Also conspicuous in the ante-post market are Godolphin’s advanced four-year-old Culturati and Raucous. The winner of the 2011 Steward’s Cup Hoof It, a 10-year-old runner has had superb races last year but is still to start this season.