Hamish Makes It Back-To-Back Victories In The Ormonde Stakes

Published on 11 May 2023

A stylish, well-timed ride from Tom Marquand on Boodles May Festival Ladies Day saw Hamish retain the Bet £5 Get £20 Ormonde Stakes for the second year running!  

By doing so, the William Haggas-trained gelding became the first horse to secure back-to-back victories in the race for more than 20 years, seeing off competition from Lone Eagle and 2022’s Boodles Chester Vase winner Changingoftheguard.

Elsewhere, Ryan Moore had his third winner of the festival aboard San Antonio in the Boodles Dee Stakes – a race the jockey has now won an incredible ten times!

Oisin Murphy had a double on the card with Nymphadora in the CAA Stellar Handicap Stakes and City Streak in the TMT Group Handicap Stakes, while William Buick scored aboard Surely Not in the Deepbridge Capital Handicap Stakes.

James Doyle hacked up on Hackman to claim the British EBF Ruby Anniversary Maiden Stakes, while Joe Fanning rounded the day off with victory on Struth in the Halliwell Jones Handicap Stakes.

The 2023 Boodles May Festival now culminates with culminates with Tote Chester Cup Day on Friday – and the running of the prestigious Chester Cup! It’s one that everybody wants to be at!  

If you’re yet to purchase tickets for the big event, you can head down to the world’s oldest racecourse on Friday and purchase them on the gate.

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