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Saturday, October 18, 2008


CHAMPIONS’ DAY, NEWMARKET
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008

NEWMARKET PROVIDES A DAY TO SAVOUR



A sensational day’s action on The NatWest Rowley Mile, which featured six Group races and the historic totesport.com Cesarewitch, saw New Approach become only the third horse in history to win the Dewhurst, Derby and Champion Stakes after Ormonde and Lemberg.


Newmarket Managing Director Stephen Wallis said: “When you follow racing, it’s about moments that you treasure and remember. And the way New Approach won here today, achieving something that has only been done twice before in 150 years, it’s one of those moments when you go home and say ‘I was there’.”

He added: “The crowd figure is reasonably consistent with what’s been going on here most of the season and is down slightly, though at 14,117, it’s down less than ten per cent so it has held up better than some other days.”


Race 1 - Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes - Winning Quotes

STIMULATION WELL UP TO THE CHALLENGE

Stimulation was the decisive length and a quarter winner of the opening contest on Champions’ Day 2008, the £100,000 Group Two Victor Challenge Stakes.


The three-year-old raced in the far side group and ran on well to get the better of Cat Junior and Laa Rayb.


Winning trainer Hughie Morrison said: “He coughed badly on Tuesday and I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had run a flat race today.


“We did little with him after that - I think he probably just had something in his throat.


“He has actually only had a couple of five-furlong breezes since he ran in Turkey (on September 7).


“This victory was a real team effort and is very fulfilling.


“I don’t think I’ve ever had a horse that has been so straightforward. Our other good horses such as Alcazar, Pastoral Pursuits and Sakhee’s Secret all had their problems but this horse has just been so easy to train. He only ran one bad race this year, at Ascot.


“He ran a serious race in Turkey and was beaten by two Group One horses (Pressing and Linngari).


“He will stay in training next year and a mile on a straight course should suit him, so I have visions of races such as the Lockinge and the Queen Anne.


“Darryll (Holland, the winning jockey) actually said we should go to Hong Kong at the end of the year. We had originally planned to finish his season in this race, but we could maybe reconsider now.”



First race 2.05pm
The Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes
Placed quotes


‘BIG FUTURE’ IN STORE FOR CAT JUNIOR


Having made the running on the far side of the course, three-year-old Cat Junior eventually finished a length and a quarter behind winner Stimulation and had his trainer Brian Meehan dreaming of next year.


He said: “He missed a bit of time after Newbury with a bit of a corn and it took him out of thr game for about a week. He’s not the type of horse who needs to miss much time beacuse he’s a round, strong horse.

He added: “What a lovely horse he’s going to be next year, he’s got a big, big future. We’re delighted.”

JOCKEYS REPORT AFTER THE FIRST RACE

Darryll Holland, jockey of the 9/2 winner Stimulation, described the going as “Beautiful, it is riding like a carpet.”

Jamie Spencer, jockey of the second Cat Junior, described the ground as “Good.”

Richard Hughes, rider of Major Cadeaux, reported “Good ground though the tail wind is drying it a bit.”

Dane O’Neill, rider of Balthazaar’s Gift, described the going as “Fast ground.”

Shane Kelly, jockey of Express Wish, thought the going “Good fast ground.”

Ryan Moore, jockey of Ordnance Row, said: “It is just on the fast side of good.”

Johnny Murtagh, rider of Summit Surge, said: “Beautiful, the track is in beautiful condition.”

Frankie Dettorie, jockey of Il Warrd, said: “It is perfect racing ground.”

Martin Dwyer, rider of Sharp Nephew, described the ground as “Good to firm.”



Second race 2.35pm
The Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Winner’s quotes


HAT-TRICK FOR BOLGER AS INTENSE FOCUS GETS THE NOD IN DEWHURST THRILLER


First Teofilo, then New Approach, now Intense Focus. For the third year running, a Jim Bolger-trained juvenile prevailed in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes when the Giant’s Causeway colt just held on in a thrilling three-way photo finish with Lord Shanakill and Finjaan, by two noses.


Bolger joked with the press pack after the race, saying: “I can’t tell you whether he’s going to run in THE Derby or not but I’ll have him entered. Would it be alright to tell you next March or April?”

He continued: “I was hoping that he’d be in the first three and I knew that he’d run at least as well as he had in Longchamp.

“Intense Focus is a tough, battling horse with a nice bit of quality and speed as well. Full marks to Kevin Manning - he gave him a great ride. He’ll come back here for the Guineas.


“He wouldn’t be far behind (Teofilo and New Approach) at this stage but it wasn’t as straightforward in getting him there and he didn’t handle the heavy ground very well which was why he ran a couple of ordinary races and probably after he ran his first bad race in soft ground we shouldn’t have run him on it again.

“He could well get a mile and a half next year. His dam had a fair bit of stamina. I sold her after her three-year-old year but I always expected she’d get a mile and a half and the sire got a mile and a half. There’s every chance he’ll stay a mile and a half and he’s a very handy horse.”

Kevin Manning added: “It was very, very close and I was between two horses, so I wasn’t 100 per cent sure if I had won.


“I asked Jim (Crowley on Lord Shanakill) and Richard (Hills on Finjaan) pulling up and none of us knew who had won.


"He travelled well for me and, when the gap appeared, he went through it - he kept going to the line. He likes that quick ground and hopefully he’ll keep progressing."



MANNING RECEIVES SUSPENSION FOR DEWHURST RIDE

Kevin Manning was called before the stewards after his winning ride on Intense Focus in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. He was found guilty of improper riding after the stewards’ panel decided he had used his whip without allowing sufficient time to respond and was suspended for one day. The suspension falls on Saturday, 1 November.




Race 2 - Darley Dewhurst Stakes - Placed Quotes

MIXED EMOTIONS FOR BURKE, FINJAAN BACK ON TRACK

Trainer Karl Burke had mixed emotions after Lord Shanakill finished the nose runner-up in a thrilling three-way photo-finish to the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


The 12/1 chance was just edged out by Intense Focus, with Finjaan only a nose back in third.


Burke said: “That was a fantastic run. I am delighted he has run so well but disappointed that we were just edged out.


“I knew he was over-priced at the start of the week, and was annoyed and insulted.


“He proved himself today and was just gallingly beaten on the line - that’s racing.


“All credit to Jim Bolger for his handing of the winner - his horse has been on the go all season as we have.


“He will be aimed at the Guineas next season. Hopefully, we can have a good year.”

Marcus Tregoning was pleased with the effort of Finjaan, who bounced back to form following a disappointing effort in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket just over a fortnight ago.


Tregoning said: “He obviously got the trip fine today and Richard Hills gave him a good ride.


“It was just unfortunate to go down by such a narrow margin.


“However, this run shows we are back on track. He is a nice horse.


“Next season, we will probably start off over seven furlongs with him and see how he gets on.”

Race 3 - Emirates Airline Champion Stakes - Winning Quotes

IMPERIOUS APPROACH

New Approach brought the curtain down on his career in spectacular fashion with a devastating six-length victory in the highlight of Champions’ Day, the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.


Always travelling well throughout in the slipstream of his pacemaker Upton Grey, the son of Galileo went to the front three furlongs out and showed a great turn of foot entering the final furlong to power right away and make the opposition look distinctly average.


New Approach, the 6/5 favourite, becomes the third horse following Ormonde (1886) and Lemberg (1910) to win the Dewhurst Stakes, Derby and Champion Stakes.


Trainer Jim Bolger, celebrating a Group One double today, said: “He had been in super form this week, I couldn’t have been happier with him.


“It all worked out perfectly today - it’s as if he waved two fingers to me on this his last run!

“I think his run today was near to perfect. It all worked out. He is the finest horse I have trained.


“To win a Group One race and still have something in the tank is just unbelievable.


“The horse really came to himself and was on-song a week after he won the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. He just needed the run to put him on song and has made further progress since then.


“It was lovely to get it all right with him today. I am very lucky to have had a horse like him pass through my hands. This horse has his idiosyncrasies - we have just had to play it by ear with him. It was a huge day when we went to Epsom - to have kept everything together that day was a great achievement.”

Kevin Manning, the successful jockey, added: “The pacemaker did a good job in giving us a good even pace.


“New Approach settled well today and everything went right. The way he picked up approaching the final furlong, I knew nothing was going to come past me. That was his best performance so far.”

The winning time of 2m 0.13s was a new course record, beating the previous best of 2m 1s.




Third race
Emirates Airline Champion Stakes

PRINCESS HAYA - THE WINNING OWNER

Princess Haya of Jordan, the owner of the very impressive winner of the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, New Approach, revealed that the three-year-old colt has run his last race.


She said: “Everything was perfect today - the horse looked wonderful. I took my daughter to see him this morning. It has been a wonderful day, though we miss not having Sheikh Mohammed here - he is in the UAE.


“It was a dream come true to win the Derby and everybody who has had anything to do with New Approach has been part of that dream - Jim (Bolger) and all his team, the whole Bolger family and the stables - they have all been wonderful to us throughout. It is people who really make it special along the way.


“The horse has saved the best until last - I think we have seen something wonderful today.


“You are always nervous before your horse runs. He is going to retire to stud now - I was praying that he would win today as he really deserves it.

“It is a wonderful way to end his racing career. I don’t think my nerves would stand him running again.


“Thank you all today and thanks to Newmarket and everybody in racing in England who have been so supportive all the way through. All the friendliness and hospitality that we see in this country is really impressive.”





Third race 3.10pm
The Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes
Placed quotes



CECIL GRACIOUS AFTER ANOTHER GROUP ONE RUNNER-UP



Runner-up Twice Over was Henry Cecil’s sole Emirates Airline Champion Stakes representative after injury ruled out stablemate Phoenix Tower. The Observatory colt posted a valiant effort when finishing second to the highly impressive New Approach.


Cecil said: “He ran a great race but the winner was very good today. Phoenix Tower would have given him a race but whether he’d have beaten him or not is another matter.


“This horse I’m really pleased with - he’s done everything right. He was a really good second but the winner was a better horse than he was at Newmarket (in the re-arranged Juddmonte International).”

Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of the third-placed Linngari hinted at one final run for the six-year-old Indian Ridge entire before retirement.


He said: “It was as good a performance as he’s ever put up. He’s a model of consistency and he’s tough and honest.

“He could have one final fling in Hong Kong but it’s too early to tell. He could go for the Cup there.”




TWO-DAY BAN FOR TOM QUEALLY

Tom Queally was suspended for two days - Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2 after being found guilty of careless riding by the Newmarket stewards.



The jockey, riding Emirates Airline Champion Stakes second Twice Over, caused interference to the fourth Russian Cross two and a half furlongs out, going to the right when not sufficiently clear.








Fourth race 3.50pm
The totesport.com Cesarewitch
Winner’s quotes


VETERAN LANDS THE SPOILS AND LEADS HOME JUMPING TRIFECTA


Eleven-year-old Caracciola defied age and odds of 50/1 to record a memorable victory in the totesport.com Cesarewitch. The Nicky Henderson-trained gelding was second in the race last year and has the rare distinction of having won on the Flat, over hurdles and fences.


His delighted owner Piers Pottinger when questioned on the possible retirement of his veteran said: “He doesn’t owe us anything. We’ll have to think about it. I always thought that this would be his last performance on the Flat but if he’s this fit and the ground stays firm for him, there might be the odd hurdle race.

“We’ll see but we’re not going to put him through anything very testing now because he doesn’t need to be tested. He’s been a great character and so courageous and finally his day has come today.

He continued: “I thought 50/1 was an unfair price given his run last year. We kept him fresh for this and I thought he’d have a better than 50/1 chance and he certainly did.


“It’s been a great job by all the team at Seven Barrows to keep this horse on the go for so long. Nicky’s strike rate on the Flat is more impressive than for his jumpers!”

Tom Symonds, assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson who was on duty at Cheltenham, said: “He’s a horse you can set your watch by. He’ll go with any of our horses at home, Champion Hurdlers, anything. He’s been the horse of a lifetime and is a huge credit to Sarah Shreeve who looks after him. He’s never had a lame step, he’s just been a fantastic horse.”

Winning jockey Eddie Ahern received some compensation after missing the ride on Charlie Farnsbarns, who won Friday’s Georgia House Stud Darley Stakes.

He said: “I love riding those type of horses and getting into a rhythm. When a horse is travelling like that it’s brilliant. The first race I ever won in England was a two-and-a-half mile race on San Sebastian at Ascot.”


Race 4 - totesport.com Cesarewitch - Placed Quotes

NO EXCUSES FROM MARTIN AND TREGONING

There were no excuses offered by trainers Tony Martin and Marcus Tregoning after their charges Arc Bleu and Askar Tau finished second and fourth respectively in the totesport.com Cesarewitch.


Tony Martin, who was bidding for a second consecutive triumph in the historic handicap following Leg Spinner’s victory in 2007, said of the three-length runner-up: “He ran a blinder.


“He was very fresh and well today. We were just beaten by a better horse on the day.


“A bit of ease in the ground would have helped, but there are no excuses. I am delighted.”

Askar Tau, the 7/2 favourite, was beaten just over eight lengths in fourth place but his trainer Marcus Tregoning was far from despondent.


He said: “It is a very tough race for a three-year-old. The first three horses home were 11, seven and four!

“He will be better with a bit more experience, but has run well today. He has proved he stays and we can look forward to next year with him now. He should strengthen up over the winter.


“He was just short of room when wanted to go today, but there are no real excuses.”


Race 5 - Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes - Winning Quotes

LAHALEEB TAKES THE ROCKFEL

The Group Two Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes, won by subsequent 1000 Guineas winners Speciosa and Finsceal Beo in recent years, fell to the Mick Channon-trained Lahaleeb.

The 11/1 shot saw off Aspen Darlin to score by two and a quarter lengths.


Michael Channon, representing his father, said: “I’ve just been on the phone to dad and he sounded a bit hoarse!

“He’s been a bit full of himself lately but is just the same Mick as ever.


“This filly’s first win came off 72 in a Newbury nursery but we have always thought a lot of her.


“She was unlucky when she was second at the Curragh in a Group Three, as she was drawn badly and had no cover.

“Today she has done it really well and Darryll (Holland, winning jockey) said she could be anything.


“This win gives us things to think about over the winter. There are plenty of things to consider.

“She wasn’t really an early type, not an Ascot type of filly, but has been very progressive as the season has gone on.”

Sponsors Stan James make Lahaleeb a 25/1 chance for 1000 Guineas glory next May.




Fifth race 4.25pm
The Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes
Placed quotes


GAME DARLIN FIRES GUINEAS DREAM


Aspen Darlin was runner-up in the Skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes at the Cambridgeshire Meeting and followed up that excellent perfomance with another game effort with second in the Group Two Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes.


Her delighted trainer Alan Bailey said: “She’s brilliant, isn’t she? There’s nothing of her. She might not be the best filly but by God she’s the gamest. She’s nothing to look at but she’s all heart. I’m just so proud of her.”

Confirming that Aspen Darlin has been withdrawn from Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale at Newmarket on Monday week, Julian Smith, who represents her owners The Indian Haven Syndicate, said: “We’re keeping her and will race her next year. I would think she’ll go for the Guineas. She’s a little bit unfurnished but hopefully that’s the plan.


“She’ll be put away now for the winter - she’s certainly earned her holiday.”


Sixth race 5.00pm
The Pride Stakes
Winner’s quotes


FIVE IN A ROW FOR PROGRESSIVE CAPELLA

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild’s homebred three-year-old Crystal Capella brought up her fifth successive win with a battling victory in the inaugural running of the Pride Stakes, beating St Leger runner-up Unsung Heroine by a head.



Her trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “That was very brave and she keeps progressing. I wish we could find a few more like that. I’m thrilled with her and she will stay in training next year.”



RYAN MOORE SUSPENDED FOR A DAY

Ryan Moore was suspended for a day - Saturday, November 1 - by the Newmarket stewards for careless riding after causing interference inside the final furlong in the Pride Stakes.


He allowed his mount to drift right without taking sufficient corrective action and interfered with the second Unsung Heroine.





Race 6 - Pride Stakes - Placed Quotes

HEROINE AND FIRE RUN WELL

Unsung Heroine, second in the St Leger at Doncaster last month, again had to settle for the runner-up spot in the inaugural running of the Group Two Pride Stakes.


The 11/8 favourite went down by a head to Crystal Capella after a sustained duel inside the final furlong.


Fozzy Stack, assistant trainer to his father Tommy, said: “She ran well.


“The steady early pace probably didn’t suit her and she hit the front a bit too soon maybe.


“That’s it for this season but she will be back next year.”

A further two and a half lengths back in third was Saphira’s Fire, who won the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket back in the spring but had not been seen out since disappointing in the Oaks at Epsom.


Her trainer William Muir said: “She injured her ankle badly in the Oaks. She needed a lot of bone remodelling and it has taken time to get her back.


“We had thought of running her in a race abroad a couple of weeks ago but decided to keep her for today.


“She ran really well today. Martin (Dwyer) said she gave him a really good feeling and she could run again this season as she is so well in herself. I am looking for a race for her.”



Race 7 - Jockey Club Cup - Winning Quotes

VERACITY AND SAGARA GIVE GODOLPHIN 1-2 IN JOCKEY CLUB CUP

Champions’ Day 2008 ended with a 1-2 for Godolphin in the Group Three Jockey Club Cup as Veracity held on by a half-length under Frankie Dettori from his fast-finishing stable companion Sagara, the mount of Ted Durcan, in the two-mile event.

The winner, the 5/2 market leader, was having only his third outing of the current campaign and hit the front over a furlong from home. Racegoers were a treated to a flying dismount from Frankie as Veracity entered the winner’s enclosure.


Successful trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “It was a good result for us to have the first two horses home.


“I am pleased that we have won a Group Three race with Veracity and I am also pleased that Sagara has run well too. The visor has made Sagara much more focused and helped him a lot.

“There are no plans for either horse at the moment. There is nothing left for them to run in this season, but they will hopefully both be back in training next year.”





CHAMPIONS’ DAY - FACTS AND FIGURES

* The last two renewals of the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes have gone to horses trained in France, while Triptych landed back-to-back successes for the French in 1986 and 1987. If either Full Of Gold or Russian Cross is successful today, it will be the first time in the post-war period that French-trained horses have won the 10-furlong event three years in a row.


* The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes favourite New Approach is bidding to become the first Epsom Derby winner to go on and win today’s contest since Sir Ivor in 1968.


* New Approach also has to overcome the statistic that no Irish-trained horse has been successful since Cairn Rouge in 1980.


* The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes is one of the few Group One races to have eluded Aidan O’Brien. This year the master of Ballydoyle saddles Hebridean.


* The Head family has a tremendous connection with the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes. Alec Head trained the winners Hafiz II and Rose Royale II while his daughter Criquette saddled the 1993 victory Hatoof. This year the family is represented by Full Of Gold - trained by Criquette and owned by Alec.


* totesport Cesarewitch favourite Asker Tau has to overcome the fact that the last winning three-year-old was Spirit Of Love 10 years ago. In addition, only seven market leaders have obliged since the end of World War Two.


* If Aidan O’Brien were to land both the Darley Dewhurst Stakes and the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, it would take his Group One tally for the season to 23 - just two short of the annual record of 25 set by Bobby Frankel in the USA. It would also enable him to break through the £3-million barrier in prize money won in Britain this season.



MARKET MOVERS

2.05pm Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes

Positives
Cat Junior (11/1 from 16/1 with Coral, 10/1 from 12/1 with Blue Square, 9/1 from 14/1 with Paddy Power)
Stimulation (9/2 from 5/1 with Paddy Power)
Laa Rayb (8/1 from 9/1 with Coral)

2.35pm Darley Dewhurst Stakes

Postives
Huntdown (9/1 from 12/1 with Blue Square)
Ashram (9/2 from 5/1 with Paddy Power)
Soul City (9/1 from 10/1 with Paddy Power)

Negatives
Rip Van Winkle (13/8 from 11/8 with Coral, 13/8 from 5/4 with Paddy Power)

3.10pm Emirates Airline Champion Stakes

Positives
City Leader (16/1 from 25/1 with Paddy Power)

3.50pm totesport.com Cesarewitch

Positives
Arc Bleu (8/1 from 9/1 with Coral, 15/2 from 9 with Paddy Power)
Top The Charts (11/1 from 14/1 with Blue Square, 12/1 from 16/1 with Paddy Power & William Hill)
Bulwark (33/1 from 50/1 with William Hill)

4.25pm Countywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes

Positives
Aspen Darlin (4/1 from 9/2 with William Hill)
Purissima (4/1 from 5/1 with Paddy Power, 7/2 from 11/2 with William Hill)


TWO TRAINERS FINED FOR PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES IN NEWMARKET STABLES

Tony Martin, trainer of Leg Spinner, and Jim Best, trainer of Gee Dee Nen, were fined £1,500 and £1,000 respectively by the Newmarket stewards after bringing prohibited substances into the stable yard without the permission of the veterinary officer.




GOING CHANGE: GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES


At 12.30pm, Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser revised his description of the going for Champions’ Day after walking the course again. The official going is now good, good to firm in places, having previously been good.


Prosser said: “There’s quite a strong wind, across and behind, which should assist the runners.”




GOOD GOING ON FRESH GROUND FOR CHAMPIONS’ DAY


Following a dry night and a heavy dew, Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser reported that the going for Champions’ Day is officially good.


He said: “The going stick reading at 10am was 8.2. The reading for yesterday was 8.4, with the slight change being because we’re racing on fresh ground and the home straight is marginally easier than it was for Friday.


“The stalls are on the stands’ side and the reading for each side of the course is remarkably consistent. The track is laid out at 18.2 metres wide to accommodate 17 horses. I was very conscious that I did not want to claim back any ground used during the Cambridgeshire Meeting. We’re racing today on completely virgin ground.


“We’ve had a heavy dew overnight which has maintained the going as good and the forecast is unchanged: it will be dry with sunny spells and a temperature of 15 degrees.”



NEW RACE IN HONOUR OF FORMER CHAMPION ATTRACTS CLASSY LINE-UP


The NatWest Rowley Mile today hosts the inaugural running of the Group 2 Pride Stakes, a mile-and-a-half contest named in honour of the 2006 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes winner.


Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser said: “The European Pattern Committee identified a gap in the fillies’ and mares’ middle-distance programme and the Champions’ meeting was the ideal place to stage such a race.


“It was named after the fantastic French mare who won the Champion Stakes and then went on to win in Hong Kong. Her owner and breeder Sven Hanson has donated a perpetual challenge cup and is here today to present it.”

Ante-post favourite Dar Re Mi is a non-runner but eight fillies will go to post, including the lightly-raced St Leger runner-up Unsung Heroine, who bids for her second Group victory having won the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes at Cork in August on only her second start. The Tommy Stack-trained daughter of High Chaparral subsequently chased home Conduit at Doncaster in the final Classic of the season, finishing just ahead of Oaks heroine Look Here.


Crystal Capella bids for her fifth consecutive win having notched back-to-back Listed victories at Glorious Goodwood and Ascot on her last two starts. The three-year-old, who races for her breeder Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, had the measure of Under The Rainbow in the Princess Royal Stakes and the pair renew their rivalry today.

The Michael Jarvis-trained Armure also heads to today’s race in great form, her last two outings have been winning ones, and she will be aiming to add some black type to her CV. Aidan O’Brien fields two runners: the Cheshire Oaks winner Sail and Perihelion, who races in the colours of his wife Anne-Marie.

Saphira’s Fire is, like Crystal Capella, a daughter of Cape Cross. She won the Listed stanjamesUK.com Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket in the spring, a race also claimed by another paternal half-sister Ouija Board en route to her Oaks victory of 2004. Saphira’s Fire was last seen in the Oaks, the only time she has tasted defeat, and will be bidding to return to winning form today. As a half-sister to Group One winners Youmzain and Creachadoir, Shreyas has much to live up to in following in the footsteps of her illustrious siblings. The three-year-old is already a black type winner herself, however, having won a Group Three contest over nine furlongs on her last start at Gowran Park at the end of September.




NEW APPROACH BIDS TO BECOME THE THIRD HORSE TO COMPLETE DEWHURST, DERBY AND CHAMPION STAKES HAT-TRICK



Should favourite New Approach add the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes to his tally of wins today, he will become only the third horse in the history of the race to have also won the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket and the Derby.


The Champion Stakes was first run in 1877 and, nine years later, the great Ormonde became the first horse to win country’s premier juvenile contest and the Epsom Classic en route to his success.

In 1910, Lemberg capped an impressive Classic campaign with a Champion Stakes triumph, the first of two consecutive victories in the race for the colt.


New Approach’s unbeaten juvenile campaign culminated here on The NatWest Rowley Mile on this day last year when he fought off Fast Company and Raven’s Pass for a half-length victory in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. He subsequently found only Henrythenavigator too good when missing out on the StanJamesUK.com 2000 Guineas by a nose in May before his memorable win at Epsom.





HISTORIC TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED TO WINNER OF JOCKEY CLUB CUP



Bearing the inscription, ‘To the best in England’, the Newmarket Challenge Cup, weighing 11lb and made of silver gilt, will be awarded to the winner of the final race on today’s card, The Jockey Club Cup.


The trophy was bought by Sir Charles Bunbury after collecting five guineas from the 27 members of the Jockey Club and was first presented to Marquis, the winner of a 200 guineas sweep in 1768. Lack of prize-money resulted in the race not being run between 1776 and 1855 and, with only two more renewals prior to the Second World War, the Cup eventually became a maiden race in 1982 before being abandoned in 2004.


Now called back into service, The Newmarket Challenge Cup will be presented to the winner of the Jockey Club Cup for the second year running.






FIRST RACE RESULT

2.05pm VICTOR CHANDLER CHALLENGE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£100,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Penalties in 2008, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 4lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 2lb Entries 49 pay £300 Confirmed 21 pay £550 Penalty value 1st £56,770; 2nd £21,520; 3rd £10,770; 4th £5,370; 5th £2,690; 6th £1,350

1 STIMULATION (IRE) (Michael Kerr-Dineen) Hughie Morrison 3-9-1 Darryll Holland [12] 9/2f
2 CAT JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Limited) Brian Meehan 3-9-1 Jamie Spencer [14] 9/1
3 LAA RAYB (USA) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-3 Royston Ffrench [5] 15/2
4 BALTHAZAAR'S GIFT (IRE) (Nicola Mahoney & De La Warr Racing) Luca Cumani 5-9-3 Dane O'Neill [11]
5 EXPRESS WISH (Peter Mitchell) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-3 Shane Kelly [2]
6 DUFF (IRE) (Kilboy Estate) Edward Lynam IRE 5-9-3p Kevin Manning [1]
7 CAPTAIN MARVELOUS (IRE) (Ron Arculli) Barry Hills 4-9-3 Richard Hills [4]
8 SUMMIT SURGE (IRE) (William Bellew) Ger Lyons IRE 4-9-3 Johnny Murtagh [10]
9 MAJOR CADEAUX (N Woodcock, A Pickford & David Mort) Richard Hannon 4-9-7 Richard Hughes [17]
10 ROYAL CONFIDENCE (Derek James) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Michael Hills [15]
11 BAHARAH (USA) (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 4-9-0 Hayley Turner [13]
12 ORDNANCE ROW (Poilin Good) Richard Hannon 5-9-3 Ryan Moore [3]
13 IL WARRD (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-1 Frankie Dettori [7]
14 RACER FOREVER (USA) (Mohamed Obaida) John Gosden 5-9-3 Olivier Peslier [8]
15 SHARP NEPHEW (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Brian Meehan 3-9-1 Martin Dwyer [16]

15 ran Non-runners: 2 Al Qasi (self certificate); 11 Utmost Respect (self certificate)
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, hd, sh, sh, sh, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, nk, 1 1/2, 1, 4, 6
Time: 1m 22.48s Breeder: Illuminatus Investments Breeding: b c Choisir (AUS) - Damiana (IRE) (Thatching)
Totes: Win: £6.50 Places: £2.80; £4.40; £4.30 Exacta: £48.20

Winning Trainer:-Name: Morrison, Hughie Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley, Berkshire Date of First Licence: 1997. Had five point-to-point wins and previously assistant to Paul Cole for two years. Major Jumps Wins: William Hill National Hunt Chase (2002 Frenchman’s Creek), Ladbroke Hurdle (2001 Marble Arch) Major Flat Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits - first Group One winner, 2007 Sakhee’s Secret), Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (2008 Stimulation), City & Suburban Handicap (2002 Salim Toto), Vodafone Rated Stakes (2002 Salim Toto), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2004 Baltic King), Prix Kergorlay (2005 Alcazar), Prix Royal Oak (2005 Alcazar), Sagaro Stakes (2003, 2005 Alcazar), Sirenia Stakes (2003 Pastoral Pursuits) Horses in training (2003-2008): 65; 73; 92; 76; 84; 92; Number of Wins on Flat (2002-2007): 28; 46; 34; 43; 46; 37; Wins This Season: 35

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul Date of birth: 14/6/72 Background: First sat on a horse aged 16, and wrote to Barry Hills, asking to become his stable apprentice. Rode his first winner two years later, becoming champion apprentice in the 1990/91 season. Moved to Mark Johnston’s yard in 1994, spending the winters riding in Hong Kong. Also rode in Japan, winning the Group Two Mainichi Okan for Godolphin in October 1996. Finished third in the jockeys’ championship in 1998 with 128 victories, and became a household name in 2003, winning three Group One races aboard Falbrav, as well as the Dewhurst on Milk It Mick and finishing second behind Kieren Fallon in the jockeys’ table with 157 wins. First winner: Sinclair Boy, Warwick, May 7, 1990 Major wins include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2008 Little White Lie), Befred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (2008 Stimulation), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Ebor Handicap (2004 Mephisto), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German Oaks (2006 Almerita), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Keepmoat May Hill Stakes (2006 Simply Perfect), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Yorkshire Cup (2005 Franklins Gardens, 2006 Percussionist), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2000 Danceabout, 2007 Majestic Roi) Wins(1990-2007):30, 83, 68, 68, 55, 71, 30, 104, 128, 74, 78, 105, 113, 157, 152, 64, 73, 61, Wins This Year: 70


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.35pm DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£287,750 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo entire colts and fillies Weights colts 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 138 pay £750 1st Forfeit 59 pay £800; 2nd Forfeit 1 pay £20,000 Confirmed 24 pay £700 Penalty Value 1st £163,355.67; 2nd £61,923.79; 3rd £30,990.67; 4th £15,452; 5th £7,740.48; 6th £3,884.63

1 INTENSE FOCUS (USA) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 2-9-1v1 Kevin Manning [1] 20/1
2 LORD SHANAKILL (USA) (Mark Gittins) Karl Burke 2-9-1 Jim Crowley [12] 12/1
3 FINJAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-1 Richard Hills [4] 20/1
4 SHAWEEL (Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-1 Greg Fairley [9]
5 DELEGATOR (Poilin Good) Brian Meehan 2-9-1 Jamie Spencer [8]
6 ASHRAM (IRE) (Mountgrange Stud) John Hills 2-9-1 Ryan Moore [10]
7 RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Johnny Murtagh [13] 6/4f
8 HUNTDOWN (USA) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-1 Frankie Dettori [5]
9 OUQBA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-1 Martin Dwyer [6]
10 SOUL CITY (IRE) (Patrick Fahey) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Richard Hughes [3]
11 GALPIN JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Limited) Brian Meehan 2-9-1 Ted Durcan [2]
12 PRIME DELIVERY (USA) (Prestige Racing) Robert Cowell 2-9-1 Shane Kelly [11]
13 EGYPT (NEW) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Eddie Ahern [7]

13 ran
Distances: nse, nse, 1/2, 1, nk, hd, 1 1/4, 4 1/2, 1 1/4, 1/2, 7, 1/2
Time: 1m 23.33s
Breeder: Robert Clay & Airlie Stud
Breeding: b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Daneleta (IRE) (Danehill)
Totes: Win: £22.70 Places: £4.10; £4.50; £6.90 Exacta: £166.30

Winning Trainer:- Name: Bolger, Jim (James) Born: County Wexford, December 25, 1941 Based: Glebe House, Coolcullen, Co. Carlow, Ireland First Winner: Peaceful Pleasure, Roscommon, September 20, 1976 Classic Winners: Vodafone Derby (2008 New Approach), Irish Derby (1992 St. Jovite), Vodafone Oaks (1991 Jet Ski Lady); Irish Oaks (1983 Give Thanks; 2002 Margarula), English 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Irish 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo) Other Major Wins: Anglesey Sdtakes (1991 St Jovite); Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach, 2008 Intense Focus), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus); Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (1992 St Jovite); Futurity Stakes (1991 StJovite, 2006 Teofilo); King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Meld Stakes (2006 Heliostatic); National Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach); Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun); Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo); Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1986 Park Express, 2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2008 Lush Lashes), Matron Stakes (2008 Lush Lashes), Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach) Wins in Britain (2005-2007): 2; 2; 2; Wins in Britain this year: 6

Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill, Kildare, Ireland First Winner: Keynes (The Curragh, April 23, 1983) Background: His father Jim was a sales supervisor at the airport and used to take Kevin jump racing at weekends. While his brother and twin sisters did not share his passion, Kevin’s parents bought him a pony and were so impressed with his natural ability in the saddle that they sent him to Jim Bolger’s yard in 1982, for whom he rode his first winner, Keynes, at the Curragh in April, 1983. He was twice champion apprentice in Ireland in 1984 and 1987, when he beat Kieren Fallon and succeeded Christy Roche as Bolger’s number one jockey in 1993. Surprisingly, he had to wait until 2002 until his first Classic success, when he partnered Margarula to victory in the 2002 Irish Oaks. His first British winner on April 14, 2005, with Democratic Deficit in the Group Three Craven Stakes at Newmarket and he has won the last two running of the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at the Suffolk course courtesy of Teofilo (2006) and New Approach (2007) as well as the stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas with Finsceal Beo (2007). He has also enjoyed significant success on the international stage aboard Alexander Goldrun. Away from racing, Kevin is married to Jim Bolger’s daughter Una and they have two children. English Classic Winners (2): 1,000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Vodafone Derby (2008 New Approach) Big Race Wins: Irish Oaks (2002 Margarula); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Ballycorus Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Ballysax Stakes (2006 Rhythm N’ Roots), Brownstown Stakes (2004 Tropical Lady), Concorde Stakes (2002 Marionnaud), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach, 2008 Intense Focus), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus), Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Meld Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady, 2006 Heliostatic), Minstrel Stakes (2003 Avorado), Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (1994 Eva Luna), Pretty Polly Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo), Railway Stakes (1994 Eva Luna, 2004 Democratic Deficit), Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Round Tower Stakes (2005 Abigail Pett), Royal Whip Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady) Wins in Britain (2005-2007): 2; 2; 3; Wins in Britain this year: 6


THIRD RACE RESULT

3.10pm EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£427,500 guaranteed, 1m 2f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb Entries 64 pay £1250 1st Forfeit 30 pay £1400 2nd Forfeit 2 pay £30,000 Confirmed 12 pay £1100 Penalty value 1st £242,691.75; 2nd £91,998; 3rd £46,041.75; 4th £22,956.75; 5th £11,499.75; 6th £5,771.25

1 NEW APPROACH (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) Jim Bolger 3-8-12 Kevin Manning [10] 6/5f
2 TWICE OVER (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-12 Tom Queally [3] 8/1
3 LINNGARI (IRE) R Plersch & P Walichnowski) Sir Michael Stoute 6-9-3 Ryan Moore [1] 12/1
4 RUSSIAN CROSS (IRE) (Baron Edouard de Rothschild) Andre Fabre FR 3-8-12 Olivier Peslier [9]
5 TRAFFIC GUARD (USA) (Fitri Hay) Jane Chapple-Hyam 4-9-3 John Egan [6]
6 FULL OF GOLD (FR) (Alec Head) Criquette Head-Maarek FR 3-8-12 Dominic Boeuf [7]
7 PIPEDREAMER (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 4-9-3 Frankie Dettori [8]
8 UPTON GREY (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-12 Robert Havlin [11]
9 HEBRIDEAN (IRE) (Adrian Nolan) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [4]
10 CITY LEADER (IRE) (Roldvale Ltd, Sangster Family & A Collins) Brian Meehan 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [2]
11 STAYING ON (IRE) (M Dixon) Walter Swinburn 3-8-12 Adam Kirby [5]

11 ran Distances: 6, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 4 1/2, nk, 8, 1/2, 1/2, 5, 22
Time: 2m 00.13s (New Track Record - previous record 2m 01.0s)
Breeder: Lodge Park Stud Breeding: ch c Galileo (IRE) - Park Express (Ahonoora)
Totes: Win: £2.20 Places: £1.10; £2.50; £3.70 Exacta: £11.90

Winning Trainer:- Name: Bolger, Jim (James) Born: County Wexford, December 25, 1941 Based: Glebe House, Coolcullen, Co. Carlow, Ireland First Winner: Peaceful Pleasure, Roscommon, September 20, 1976 Classic Winners: Vodafone Derby (2008 New Approach), Irish Derby (1992 St. Jovite), Vodafone Oaks (1991 Jet Ski Lady); Irish Oaks (1983 Give Thanks; 2002 Margarula), English 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Irish 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo) Other Major Wins: Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach), Anglesey Stakes (1991 St Jovite); Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach, 2008 Intense Focus), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus); Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (1992 St Jovite); Futurity Stakes (1991 StJovite, 2006 Teofilo); King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Meld Stakes (2006 Heliostatic); National Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach); Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun); Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo); Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1986 Park Express, 2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2008 Lush Lashes), Matron Stakes (2008 Lush Lashes), Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach) Wins in Britain (2005-2007): 2; 2; 2; Wins in Britain this year: 7

Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill, Kildare, Ireland First Winner: Keynes (The Curragh, April 23, 1983) Background: His father Jim was a sales supervisor at the airport and used to take Kevin jump racing at weekends. While his brother and twin sisters did not share his passion, Kevin’s parents bought him a pony and were so impressed with his natural ability in the saddle that they sent him to Jim Bolger’s yard in 1982, for whom he rode his first winner, Keynes, at the Curragh in April, 1983. He was twice champion apprentice in Ireland in 1984 and 1987, when he beat Kieren Fallon and succeeded Christy Roche as Bolger’s number one jockey in 1993. Surprisingly, he had to wait until 2002 until his first Classic success, when he partnered Margarula to victory in the 2002 Irish Oaks. His first British winner on April 14, 2005, with Democratic Deficit in the Group Three Craven Stakes at Newmarket and he has won the last two running of the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at the Suffolk course courtesy of Teofilo (2006) and New Approach (2007) as well as the stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas with Finsceal Beo (2007). He has also enjoyed significant success on the international stage aboard Alexander Goldrun. Away from racing, Kevin is married to Jim Bolger’s daughter Una and they have two children. English Classic Winners (2): 1,000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Vodafone Derby (2008 New Approach) Other Big Race Wins: Irish Oaks (2002 Margarula); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Ballycorus Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Ballysax Stakes (2006 Rhythm N’ Roots), Brownstown Stakes (2004 Tropical Lady), Concorde Stakes (2002 Marionnaud), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach, 2008 Intense Focus), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus), Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach), Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Meld Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady, 2006 Heliostatic), Minstrel Stakes (2003 Avorado), Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (1994 Eva Luna), Pretty Polly Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo), Railway Stakes (1994 Eva Luna, 2004 Democratic Deficit), Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Round Tower Stakes (2005 Abigail Pett), Royal Whip Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady) Wins in Britain (2005-2007): 2; 2; 3; Wins in Britain this year: 7

FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.50pm totesport.com CESAREWITCH HERITAGE HANDICAP
£160,000 guaranteed, 2m 2f, For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after August 30, a winner 4lb; of any two races 7lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 11lb Leg Spinner’s Handicap Mark 102 Entries 89 pay £250 1st Forfeit 76 pay £150 2nd Forfeit 68 pay £250 Confirmed 48 pay £150 Penalty Value 1st £99,696; 2nd £29,856; 3rd £14,928; 4th £7,472; 5th £3,728; 6th £1,872

1 CARACCIOLA (GER) (Piers Pottinger) Nicky Henderson 11-9-6 Eddie Ahern [11] 50/1
2 ARC BLEU (GER) (P McGee) Tony Martin IRE 7-8-13 Johnny Murtagh [32] 15/2
3 MAMLOOK (IRE) (Peter Deal & G Lowe) David Pipe 4-8-6 Ryan Moore [28] 10/1
4 ASKAR TAU (FR) (Nurlan Bizakov) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-7 Martin Dwyer [14] 7/2f
5 LEG SPINNER (IRE) (W Moffett) Tony Martin IRE 7-9-7 Robert Colgan (3) [15] 28/1
6 TILT (The Seasiders) Brian Ellison 6-8-11 Dane O'Neill [8]
7 LIBERATE (Diana Whateley) Philip Hobbs 5-8-9 Jamie Spencer [24]
8 HUE (Mike Ashton) Brian Ellison 7-7-5 Jamie Kyne (7) [6]
9 INCHPAST (Marcoe Racing Welwyn) Mark Tompkins 7-7-12b Nicky Mackay [12]
10 FOUR MIRACLES (Pat Swayne & Partners) Mark Tompkins 4-8-0 Ashley Morgan (7) [4]
11 HERNANDO ROYAL (Paul Murphy) Dr Richard Newland 5-8-1 Andrea Atzeni (7) [1]
12 MISSOULA (IRE) (M Weaver & Pollards Bloodstock) Suzi Smith 5-8-10 Sam Hitchcott [9]
13 ALWAYS BOLD (IRE) (Always Trying Partnership V) Mark Johnston 3-8-1 Royston ffrench [3]
14 HITS ONLY VIC (USA) (Kell-Stone & Watson) Declan Carroll 4-8-11 David Allan[7]
15 TALENTI (IRE) (Fraser Miller Racing) Emma Lavelle 5-9-2 Alan Munro [18]
16 TOP THE CHARTS (Seamus Carroll) Tony Martin IRE 6-8-3 John Egan [30]
17 DARAAHEM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-10 Richard Hills [20]
18 SOUFFLEUR (Karen Bowen, W Bryan, Mr & Mrs J Timmons) Peter Bowen 5-8-4 Hayley Turner [17]
19 BOLLIN FELIX (Sir Neil Westbrook) Tim Easterby 4-8-9b Ted Durcan [5]
20 WICKED DAZE (IRE) (Roger Ferris) Sir Mark Prescott 5-9-4 J-P Guillambert [26]
21 SWAN QUEEN (Sir Thomas Pilkington) John Dunlop 5-8-9 Jimmy Quinn [34]
22 KASTHARI (IRE) (Elliott Brothers) James Bethell 9-8-5 Chris Catlin [13]
23 WHENEVER (Mr & Mrs W Williams) Richard Phillips 4-8-4 Dale Gibson [22]
24 DOWNING STREET (IRE) (Alan Baxter) Jennie Candlish 7-7-12 Francis Norton [19]
25 LAND 'N STARS (Paul Blows) Jamie Poulton 8-9-4 Robert Havlin [29]
26 PIPPA GREENE (R Evans) Paul Cole 4-9-4 Neil Callan [16]
27 BOGSIDE THEATRE (IRE) (B Lappin) George Moore 4-9-1 P J Mcdonald [31]
28 MIGHTY MOON (Enda Hunston) Richard Fahey 5-7-12 Paul Hanagan [33]
29 BULWARK (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ian Williams 6-9-9v Jim Crowley [21]
30 BADDAM (Noel Martin) Ian Williams 6-9-1 Richard Hughes [2]
31 MUDAWIN (IRE) (John Macgregor) Milton Harris 7-8-3 David Probert (5) [27]
32 GEE DEE NEN (Chris Duggan & Brendan Gilligan) Jim Best 5-9-1 Frankie Dettori [23]

32 ran Non-runners: 4 Ajaan (ground); 13 Minkowski (going); 34 Greenwich Village
Distances: 3, nk, 5, 2, nk, nk, 3/4, sh, 3/4, 1 1/4, nk, 1/2, 1, 1, 2, 5, 1, 4, nk, 3/4, 1,3/4, 3/4, 6, 9, 3 1/4, 3 1/2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 17, dist
Time: 3m 48.32s Breeder: Frau Brunotte Breeding: b g Lando (GER) - Capitolina (FR) (Empery)
Totes: Win: £62.70 Places:£10.40; £2.70; £2.30; £2.50 Exacta: £431.00

Winning Trainer: Nicholas John Henderson Based: Seven Barrows, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Date of birth:10/12/50 Date of first licence: July (1978) Previous occupation/ apprenticeship: Amateur jockey, assistant to Fred Winter 1975-78 Aintree Festival wins: Mumm Melling Chase (1992 Remittance Man), Mumm Mildmay Novices’ Chase (1991 Sparkling Flame), John Hughes Memorial Chase (1990 Wont Be Gone Long) Cheltenham Festival wins: (25) County (1997 Barna Boy, 1993 Thumbs Up), Kim Muir (1990 Master Bob, 2002 The Bushkeeper), Mildmay (1985,1986 The Tsarevich), Stayers (1989 Rustle, 2000 Bacchanal), Cathcart (1994 Raymylette, 1990 Brown Windsor, 1999 and 2000 Stormyfairweather), Supreme H (1986 River Ceiriog, 1992 Flown), Queen Mother (1992 Remittance Man), Arkle (1991 Remittance Man, 1993 Travado, 2000 Tiutchev), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1985, 1986, 1987 See You Then),Triumph (1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success, 1999 Katarino), William Hill National Hunt H’cap Chase (2000 Marlborough) Other major wins include: Desert Orchid South Western Pattern Chase (1992 Remittance Man), Plymouth Gin Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1993/94/95 Travado), First National Bank Gold Cup (1994 Raymylette), Peterborough Chase (1992 Remittance Man, 1993 & 1995 Travado), Long Distance Hurdle (1995 Conquering Leader, 2002 Bachannal), Feltham Novices’ Chase (1991 Mutare, 1997 Fiddling The Facts), Victor Chandler Chase (1996 Big Matt), Agfa Diamond Chase (1996 Amtrak Express), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1986 River Ceiriog), BMW Handicap Chase (1998 Big Matt), Kennel Gate Hurdle (1998 Hidebound), West Yorkshire Hurdle (1999 Silver Wedge), Gerry Feilden Hurdle (1999 Bacchanal), luvbet.com Pendil Novices’ Chase (1999 Makounji, 2000 Serenus), Weekender Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (1999 Premier Generation), Voice Newspaper Adonis Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle (1999 Katarino), Rossington Main Novice’s Hurdle (2000 Dusk Duel), Tote Gold Trophy Hcap Hurdle (1998 Sharpical, 2000 Geos, 2001 Landing Light), AON Chase (2002 Bacchanal), Tripleprint Gold Cup (2002 Fondmort), Ladbroke Hurdle (2002 Chauvinist), Tote Cesarewitch (2003 Landing Light) Major Flat wins: Cesarewitch Handicap (2003 Landing Light, 2008 Caracciola), betdirect.com Stakes (2007 Sentry Duty) Flat wins (2002-2007): 4; 4; 1; 2; 0; 3; Flat wins in 2008: 3

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel) Wins in Britain (2000-2007): 2; 3; 83; 108; 111; 120; 140; 61; Wins This Season: 71


FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.25pm COUNTRYWIDE STEEL & TUBES ROCKFEL STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£80,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group One or Group Two race 4lb Entries 27 pay £680 Penalty value 1st £45,416; 2nd £17,216; 3rd £8,616; 4th £4,296; 5th £2.152; 6th £1,080

1 LAHALEEB (IRE) (M Al-Qatani & K Al-Mudhaf) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [10] 20/1
2 ASPEN DARLIN (IRE) (Indian Haven Syndicate) Alan Bailey 2-8-12 Jimmy Quinn [17] 13/2
3 SOUTER'S SISTER (IRE) (P Merritt) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Dane O'Neill [14] 12/1
4 BAILEYS CACAO (IRE) (William Durkan) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [4]
5 MOONLIFE (IRE) (Godolpin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [3]
6 PENNY'S GIFT (Malcolm Brown & Penny Brown) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [12]
7 LASSARINA (IRE) (Jack Hanson) Barrry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [16]
8 BLAS CEOIL (USA) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger 2-8-12 Kevin Manning [7]
9 PURPLE SAGE (IRE) (Lady Bamford) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Richard Hills [1]
10 PURISSIMA (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [11] 4/1f
11 HAAKIMA (USA) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Neil Callan [5]
12 ROSABEE (IRE) (Richard Budge) Vicky Haigh 2-8-12 Edward Creighton [15]
13 MARQUESA (USA) (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) David Wachman IRE 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [2]
14 TAMARAH (Mohammed Moubarak) Debbie Mountain 2-8-12 Hayley Turner [8]
15 AMOSITE (Rowley) John Jenkins 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [13]

15 ran
Non-runners: 5 Cashleen (ground); 15 Seradim (vet certificate)
Distances: 2 1/4, sh, nk, 1 1/4, nk, 1 1/4, nk, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 3, 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 7
Time: 1m 23.95s
Breeder: Tom Twomey
Breeding: b f Redback - Flames (Blushing Flame (USA))
Totes: Win: £15.20 Places: £3.70; £2.60; £3.30 Exacta: £111.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Trains at: West Ilsley, Berks Date of first training licence: 1990 First Flat Winner: Golden Scissors, Bridlington Bay Maiden, Beverley, March 30, 1990 First Jumps Winner: Wessex Warrior, Wincanton, March 30, 1990 Background: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown. Seriously injured in a fatal road accident on returning from Doncaster Sales in August 2008. Number of horses in training (1990-2007): 20: 35: 45: 44: 64: 86: 91: 84: 106: 124: 135: 159: 177: 184: 203: 175: 199; 189; 199 Major wins include: Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Cornwallis Stakes (2006 Alzerra); Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (2008 Please Sing), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic, 2004 Majestic Desert), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns, 2008 Lahaleeb) Shadwell Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2006 Halicarnassus, 2007 Hatta Fort), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2007 Majestic Roi), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (2008 Orizaba) Wins in a season (1990-2007): 16: 22: 27: 41: 74: 71: 56: 40: 71: 72: 90: 67: 123: 143: 98; 103; 127 Wins in 2008: 88

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul Date of birth: 14/6/72 Background: First sat on a horse aged 16, and wrote to Barry Hills, asking to become his stable apprentice. Rode his first winner two years later, becoming champion apprentice in the 1990/91 season. Moved to Mark Johnston’s yard in 1994, spending the winters riding in Hong Kong. Also rode in Japan, winning the Group Two Mainichi Okan for Godolphin in October 1996. Finished third in the jockeys’ championship in 1998 with 128 victories, and became a household name in 2003, winning three Group One races aboard Falbrav, as well as the Dewhurst on Milk It Mick and finishing second behind Kieren Fallon in the jockeys’ table with 157 wins. First winner: Sinclair Boy, Warwick, May 7, 1990 Major wins include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2008 Little White Lie), Befred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (2008 Stimulation), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Ebor Handicap (2004 Mephisto), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German Oaks (2006 Almerita), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Keepmoat May Hill Stakes (2006 Simply Perfect), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Counrtywide Steel & Tubes Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl, 2008 Lahaleeb), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Yorkshire Cup (2005 Franklins Gardens, 2006 Percussionist), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2000 Danceabout, 2007 Majestic Roi) Wins(1990-2007):30, 83, 68, 68, 55, 71, 30, 104, 128, 74, 78, 105, 113, 157, 152, 64, 73, 61, Wins This Year: 71


SIXTH RACE RESULT

5.00pm PRIDE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£107,150 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo+ fillies and mares Wweights 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo + 9st 3lb Penalties in 2008, a winner of a Group Two race 2lb; of a Group One race 4lb Wweight for age 3 from 5yo 7lb Entries 38 pay £300 1st Forfeit 1 pay £8000 Confirmed 12 pay £550 Penalty Value 1st £60,829.05; 2nd £23,058.67; 3rd £11,540.05; 4th £5,753.96; 5th £2,882.34; 6th £1,446.53

1 CRYSTAL CAPELLA (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-10 Ryan Moore [2] 4/1
2 UNSUNG HEROINE (IRE) (Adahessonplusone Syndicate) Tommy Stack IRE 3-8-10 Wayne Lordan [9] 11/8f
3 SAPHIRA'S FIRE (IRE) (Mike Caddy) William Muir 3-8-10 Martin Dwyer [3] 16/1
4 UNDER THE RAINBOW (Bill Gredley) Barry Hills 5-9-3 Neil Callan [5]
5 PERIHELION (IRE) (Ann Marie O’Brien ) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [1]
6 ARMURE (Sarah Leigh) Michael Jarvis 3-8-10 Philip Robinson [7]
7 SHREYAS (IRE) (A Marshall) Jim Bolger IRE 3-8-10 Kevin Manning [6]
8 SAIL (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [8]

8 ran
Non-runner: 4 Dar Re Mi (self certificate)
Distances: hd, 2 1/2, 2, 1, 1/2, sh, 14
Time: 2m 31.48s
Breeder: Southcourt Stud
Breeding: b f Cape Cross (IRE) - Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
Totes: Win: £4.80 Places: £1.70; £1.30; £1.80 Exacta: £10.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons, but has yet to add the St Leger to his list. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (14) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket First Goodwood winner: Alphadamus (July 31, 1973 - Stewards’ Cup) Wins (1984-2007): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111 Wins in 2008: 79

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 173



SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.35pm JOCKEY CLUB CUP (GROUP THREE)
£65,000, 2m, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 4lb; fillies 8st 1lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties in 2008, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 10lb Entries 13 pay £450 Penalty Value 1st £36,900.50; 2nd £13,988; 3rd £7,000.50; 4th £3,490.50; 5th £1,748.50; 6th £877.50

1 VERACITY (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-0 Frankie Dettori [5] 5/2f
2 SAGARA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-0 Ted Durcan [3] 13/2
3 FIULIN (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Marco Botti 3-8-4 John Egan [8] 9/2
4 HOST NATION (Tweehills Racing XII) Venetia Williams 5-9-0 Johnny Murtagh [4]
5 DISTINCTION (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd) Sir Michael Stoute 9-9-0 Ryan Moore [2]
6 BALKAN KNIGHT (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 8-9-0 George Baker [9]
7 CLASSIC PUNCH (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-0 Richard Quinn [1]
8 BIG ROBERT (Martin Graham) William Muir 4-9-0 Martin Dwyer [6]
9 CARTE DIAMOND (USA) (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 7-9-0 J-P Guillambert [7]

9 ran
Non-runner: 8 Speed Gifted (self certificate)
Distances: 1/2, nk, nk, 2, 1/2, 3 1/2, 7, 16
Time: 3m 28.94s
Breeder: Darley
Breeding: ch c Lomitas - Vitusia (Bering)
Totes: Win: £3.50 Places: £1.70; £2.60; £1.90 Exacta: £20.20

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (11) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Italy: Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in a season in Britain (1995-2007): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; Wins in 2008: 49

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Vodafone Derby (2007 Authorized), Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti) Wins (1987-2007): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2008: 65


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