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Tuesday, October 28, 2003


This Saturday Newmarket Racecourse will mark Pat Eddery's retirement with a presentation to the jockey during racing. A montage of photographs by Gerry Cranham showing ten of Pat's best moments at Newmarket, including this year's historic Cesarewitch victory on Landing Light, has been commissioned and will be given as a token of thanks for all the memories that he has been a part of for the last 35 years.

"Pat's retirement will be a great loss to the weighing room and he's riding as well now as he ever has done," said Newmarket's Managing Director Lisa Hancock. "I don't think we've seen the last of Pat here at Newmarket though - I know he's bought some nice yearlings at the October Sales for his racing club and it will be a pleasure to welcome him back into the winners' enclosure in the very near future."

Some of the highlights of Eddery's career have come at Newmarket and the montage will include photographs of the following great winners from the 11 times Champion's achievements:

2000 Guineas:
Lomond (1983)
El Gran Senor (1984)
Zafonic (1993)

1000 Guineas:
Bosra Sham (1996)

Group One races
Darley July Cup
Lake Coniston (1995)

Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Grundy (1974)
Grand Lodge (1993)

Emirates Airline Champion Stakes:
Pebbles (1985)

Tote "Autumn Double Handicaps"
Tote Cambridgeshire:
Tremblant (1985)

Tote Cesarewitch:
Landing Light (2003)


2000 Guineas
Lomond (1983)
El Gran Senor (1984)
Zafonic (1993)

1000 Guineas
Bosra Sham (1996)

Group One Races
Darley July Cup
Sharpo (1982)
Lake Coniston (1995)

Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Lunchtime (1972)
Grundy (1974)
Storm Bird (1980)
El Gran Senor (1983)
Zafonic (1992)
Grand Lodge (1993)

Emirates Airline Champion Stakes
Vitiges (1976)
Pebbles (1985)
Bosra Sham (1996)

Skybet Cheveley Park Stakes
Pasty (1975)
Woodstream (1981)
Prophecy (1993)
Gay Gallanta (1994)
Wannabe Grand (1998)

Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes
Habat (1973)
Formidable (1977)
Bassenthwaite (1984)
Primo Valentino (1999)

Tote "Autumn Double" Handicaps
Tote Cambridgeshire
Tremblant (1985)

Tote Cesarewitch
Landing Light (2003)


Local trainer victorious in Ruinart Champions Challenge

Newmarket trainer Jeremy Noseda will be receiving his own weight in Ruinart Champagne this Saturday as leading Group race trainer at Newmarket this season. Noseda notched up a total of 16 points with Carry on Katie (Cheveley Park Stakes, G1) and Just James (Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes, G2). He finished just three points clear of Jamie Osborne after the thrilling victory of Milk it Mick in the Dewhurst Stakes, with John Dunlop a further one point behind in third.

The presentation will take place this Saturday and will be shown during Channel 4 television's coverage of the racing at Newmarket that afternoon.

"It's great that the prize has gone to a local trainer," said Lisa Hancock, Newmarket's Managing Director, "Jeremy Noseda has provided us with some great entertainment this season and he has a couple of live Guineas chances for next year with Balmont and Carry on Katie. We wish him the best of luck for next season and hope he has plenty of cause to drink all this champagne!"

Points were awarded on the following basis: Group 1 race 10 points; Group 2 race 6 points; Group 3 race 3 points.

The top three trainers for this season were:

Jeremy Noseda 16
Carry on Katie (Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes [Gr1])
Just James (Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes [Gr2])

Jamie Osborne 13
Milk it Mick (Darley Dewhurst Stakes [Gr1])
Milk it Mick (Somerville Tattersalls Stakes [Gr3])

John Dunlop 12
Khulood (Shadwell Stud Nell Gwynn Stakes [Gr3])
Olden Times (Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes [Gr3])
Millenary (Prince of Wales' UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Stakes [Gr2])


The opening day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale began strongly and with the customary international flavour. Buyers from all over the world, including a large contingent from Kuwait and a strong presence from the USA and throughout Europe contributed to a total of 156 yearling's selling for 2,325,200 guineas, at an average of 14,905 guineas and a median of 10,000 guineas. The average was up 13% on last year's corresponding figures whilst the median rose 25%.

The highest price of the day was the 105,000 guineas paid for the three year old four time winning gelding ESCAYOLA. Consigned from William Haggas' Somerville Lodge Stables in Newmarket, the son of REVOQUE's four victories have come in his last five starts including a comfortable last start win in a competitive two mile handicap at Goodwood. Purchased by Nottinghamshire based Terry Williamson on behalf of owner Margaret Findlay, future plans for the gelding remain undecided but a future over hurdles looks likely in the long term.

The other lot to break the six figure barrier was the Lot 70, MIDDLEMARCH who sold for 100,000 guineas to Scottish based trainer Jim Goldie.

Consigned from Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle Stables, the three year old colt had won his second race at the Curragh on Saturday, following his unplaced run in the Group 1 Champion Stakes at Newmarket behind RAKTI and was placed in the Group 3 Desmond Stakes as a two year old. A son of GRAND LODGE out of the NASHWAN mare BLANCHE DUBOIS, MIDDLEMARCH comes from the same family as Irish 2000 Guineas winner INDIAN HAVEN and Group 1 winner COUNT DUBOIS. Underbidder on the colt was bloodstock agent Stephen Hillen.

The Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale continues at 10am today.

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