August 4, 2015
The week started with a bang for Paco Boy with Highclere Stud home grown Galileo Gold (Paco Boy x Galicuix) winning the Gr.2 Qatar Vintage Stakes for Al Shaqab racing. He was ridden to victory by Frankie Dettori and trained by Hugo Palmer. Dettori said: “It was an eventful race and I got the splits at the right time, but he dug deep and he won well. He showed a good attitude and I was very impressed.” An incredible race for a very plucky horse with a bright 3yo future ahead.
To add to the success, Highland Reel, bought by John and Jake Warren in 2012, won the Gr.3 Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes. Trained by Aiden O’Brian and ridden by Joseph O’Brian, Highland Reel ‘stamped his little bit of extra class on his rivals in the final stages.’
A glorious week as always for the newly sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival with incredible racing, serious prize money and wonderful events each evening.