Today’s racing

The Racehorse Owners Association stages another of its popular Industry Ownership Racedays at Hereford today.

Industry Ownership Racedays give racegoers the opportunity to find out more about owning a racehorse as well as celebrating the joys of racehorse ownership.

The ROA sponsors all six races on the card including the feature handicap chase run over 2m4f, which will see a field of nine go to post. Previous course winner Ballyhill, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, should have benefited from his comeback run at Kelso last month and looks to hold a good chance.

Jumps cards are also staged at Huntingdon and Lingfield today.

Having cancelled Monday’s meeting due to a waterlogged track, Fairyhouse inspects at 7.30am this morning to see if its eight-race card can go ahead.

Chantilly’s meeting today includes the Listed Prix Yacowlef (5½f) where the British charge is led by John Quinn’s representative Keep Busy, the Ed Walker-trained Nina Bailarina and Spartan Fighter, trained by Declan Carroll.

Joseph O’Brien sends out Lady Penelope, who missed the Criterium International after she was withdrawn following a frightening stalls incident. The two-year-old would become the sixth stakes winner by Night Of Thunder from his first crop if she were to be successful in today’s contest.

Tweenhills stud fees

Qatar Racing’s Zoustar, one of the leading sires in Australia, heads the Tweenhills roster of stallions for 2020 when his fee will be £30,000, an increase of £5,000 on this year.

Charm Spirit remains at the Gloucestershire operation instead of returning to Haras de Bonneval and will stand at a fee of £8,500 while Havana Gold is available at £10,000, having stood 2019 at £15,000.

The Tweenhills roster is completed by Hot Streak and Lightning Spear, both standing at £5,000 in 2020.

Garswood off to France

Group 1 winner Garswood has made the switch from Cheveley Park Stud to Haras de la Huderie for the 2020 breeding season.

Beranger Bussy of Haras de la Huderie said: “We’re very pleased to have Garswood; he’s a big, fine horse and he’s settled in very well. We’re looking forward to him covering a nice book of mares.”