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Sunday, January 13, 2002


TOTE BETTING AND MARKET MOVES ON 12th JANUARY




TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

Tresor De Mai 50-1 (from 100-1)


QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE

Turgeonev 20-1 (from 40-1)
Wahiba Sands 16-1 (from 12-1)


TOTE GOLD TROPHY

Got One Too 9-1 (from 16-1)
Marble Arch 6-1 (from 8-1)
Regal Exit 7-1 (from 5-1)


JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE

Live the Dream 33-1 (from 25)
Sud Bleu 33-1 (from 25-1)
Quazer 25-1 (from 33-1)


MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL

Take Control 33-1 (from 25-1)
Earthmover 33-1 (from 40-1)
The Last Fling 33-1 (from 40-1)


TOTE GOLD TROPHY (NEWBURY, FEBRUARY 9)
6 Marble Arch, 7 Regal Exit, Valiramix, 9 Got One Too, 10 Dark Shell, In Contrast, Lady Boston, Magnus, 12 Brother Joe, Silver Top, 14 Ilnamar, Tango Royal, Tysou, Westender, 16 Fait Le Jojo, Got One Too, Image De Marque II, Joe Cullen, Lord Brex, Salamah, 20 Belle D'Anjou, Darapour, Dibea Times, Exit Swinger, First Ballot, Hors La Loi III, Mr Cool, Rooster Booster, Telemoss, The Gatherer, Tikram, 25 Bar

TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (CHELTENHAM, MARCH 14)
7 Best Mate, Sackville, 8 Bacchanal, 10 First Gold, Florida Pearl, Looks Like Trouble, Lord Noelie, Shooting Light, 12 Behrajan, 14 Marlborough, 16 Alexander Banquet, Cyfor Malta, 25 Foxchapel King, Whats Up Boys, 33 Ad Hoc, Commanche Court, Rince Ri, Shotgun Willy, 40 Kingsmark, Legal Right, Sleeping Night, Tiutchev, Toto Toscato, 50 Bar

QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (CHELTENHAM, MARCH 13)
5-2 Edredon Bleu, 7-2 Flagship Uberalles, 8 Fadalko, 12 Knife Edge, Latalomne, Native Upmanship, 14 Tiutchev, 16 Direct Route, Wahiba Sands,Young Devereaux, 20 Eskleybrook, Turgeonev, 25 Geos, 33 Cenkos, Exit Swinger, Exit To Wave, Get Real, Ilnamar, Redemption, Rockforce, 40 Bar

SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (CHELTENHAM, MARCH 12)
15-8 Istabraq , 7-2 Valiramix, 9-2 Landing Light, 14 Bilboa, Brother Joe, Jair Du Cochet, 16 Arctic Owl, Ned Kelly, 20 Marble Arch, Moscow Flyer, 25 Ansar, Azertyuiop, Geos, 33 Dibea Times, Hors La Loi III, Ulundi, Westender, 40 Milligan, Montalcino

JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE (CHELTENHAM, MARCH 14)
14 Londoner, 16 Tempo D'or, 20 Le Roi Miguel, 25 Green Ideal, Kelami, Newhall, Prizeman, Quazer, Sonevafushi, Turtleback, 33 Derivative, Find the King, Green Hope, Hernandita, Live the Dream, Riyadh, Sadlers Wings, Rigmarole, Sud Bleu, Trained Bythe Best, Volano, 40 Mambo, Mujalina, Santenay, 50 Gin Palace,

MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL (AINTREE, APRIL 6)
16 Papillion, 20 Beau, Behrajan, Supreme Glory, 25 Alexander Banquet, Commanche Court, Foxchapel King, Paris Pike, Smarty, 33 Ackzo, Amberleigh House, Bindaree, Blowing Wind, Browjoshy, David's Lad, Earthmover, Ever Blessed, Frantic Tan, Kingsmark, Mely Moss, Montifault, Moral Support, Narrow Water, Red Marauder, Royal Tommy, Samuel Wilderspin, Streamstown, Take Control, The Last Fing, 40 Gower-Slave, Meadowbank, Paperising, Rathbawn Prince, Satchmo, Supreme Charm, The Last Fing

TONY MCCOY
1-4 to ride at least 270 winners in the 2001/2002 jumps season
6-4 to ride at least 300 winners in the 2001/2002 jumps season.


SAGITTA 2,000 GUINEAS (NEWMARKET, MAY 4)
7-4 (with a run) Johannesburg, 9-2 Hawk Wing, 5 Dubai Destination, 12 Rock of Gibraltar, Tendulkar, 20 Landseer, 25 Legal Approach, Meshaheer, Naheef, Right Approach, Roar of the Tiger, 33 Comfy, Della Francesca, Farqad
*** Special bet: Aidan O'Brien to land the 2,000 Guineas: 10-11

SAGITTA 1,000 GUINEAS (NEWMARKET, MAY 5)
3 Queen's Logic, 7-2 Gossamer, 10 Revealing, 12 Quarter Moon, 16 Protectress, Silent Honour, 25 Barzah, Dressed to Thrill, Maryinsky, Muklah, Zaeema, 33 Distant Valley, Lahinch

VODAFONE DERBY (EPSOM, JUNE 8)
16 Hawk Wing, High Chaparral, 20 Ballingarry, Castle Gandolfo, Right Approach, 25 Act One, Dubai Destination, Shaanmer, 33 Black Sam Bellamy, Diaghilev, Naheef, Roar of the Tiger, Sir George Turner

VODAFONE OAKS (EPSOM, JUNE 7)
7 Gossamer, 10 Quarter Moon, 12 Half Gance, 14 Revealing, 20 Shadow Dancing, Protectress, 25 Silent Honour.





ATTHERACES RECRUITS



Head of Programming for attheraces

attheraces is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Higgins as Head of
Programming for its interactive digital television channel scheduled to be
launched in May 2002. Brad joins attheraces today (14/01/02) from Carlton
Broadcasting (West Country region) where he was Controller of News and
Current Affairs, responsible for strategy, management and control of the
company’s news, current affairs, politics and sports output. As a senior
member of the start-up team for Westcountry Television, Brad was
instrumental in creating the largest regional news, sport and current
affairs operation outside of London.


Prior to joining Westcountry Television, Brad was a Programme Editor at
TVam. During this time he worked on Good Morning Britain and the Special
Report documentary series. Previously he worked in Australia as a
broadcaster, producer and senior manager specialising in news, horse racing
and sport.


Having worked on both sides of the camera, Brad has broadcast and produced
programmes from some of the world’s most famous racing festivals including
Royal Ascot, the Kentucky Derby, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and
the Japan Cup.


Among international awards won by Brad are the New York Festivals – Best
Documentary (won twice) and Prix Circom Europe – Best News Programme.


During his time in Australia, Brad was a member of a successful racehorse
owners’ syndicate, which saddled a number of winners on the flat in
Victoria.


Chris Stoddart, CEO for attheraces commented: “Brad joins us today with a
wide news and sports broadcasting portfolio as Head of Programming to
develop a new racing brand on television. He will aim to bring to our
viewers the full excitement of the sport in Britain and overseas with
relevant and up-to-the-minute information for the armchair punter. Brad will
be working closely with our Communications Director, Simon Cooper, to
develop the content and style of the first interactive digital channel for
horseracing in Britain.”

Brad said: “Racing is glamorous, fast and most of all, fun. attheraces
presents a terrific opportunity to share our enthusiasm with a wider
audience. I look forward to bringing a new dynamic coverage of racing
through the attheraces digital television channel and presenting new ideas
to the racing viewer. Viewers will be able to use the same account to bet
through the interactive digital channel and the attheraces website –
attheraces.co.uk.”


Background Note:

Brad Higgins has worked for Carlton West Country Region (ITV) – formerly
Westcountry television – since 1992; first as Editor - News and Current
Affairs, then as Controller – Corporate Development and Compliance Officer
and lastly as Controller – News and Current Affairs. Previously, he was
Programme Editor for Good Morning Britain, ITV’s first daily national news
magazine breakfast programme and Special Report; Assistant Producer of The
Bert Newton Show, a live daily national magazine/variety programme for the
Australian Television Network (Seven Network) and a
Reporter/Producer/Presenter for Good Morning Australia, Network Ten’s
national breakfast programme.


Brad is married to Lorna Dunkley, a news presenter at Carlton West Country
Television.


Current attheraces management team:


Chris Stoddart CEO
Glyn Williams Commercial Director
Teresa Walsh Legal Director
Gavin Bisdee Marketing Director
Simon Davey Finance Director
Simon Cooper Communications Director



MILLIONS MAGIC SETS NEW RECORDS


Pre-sale predictors for a sizeable drop in this years Yearling sale results proved astray as the Magic Millions Sales concluded the main part of their 2002 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale catalogue in Australia today

The fourth session concluded with gross sales of over $44 Million at an average price of $85,025 which compares with an average of $87,610 last year (down by aprox. 3%). The clearance rate also fell by 4% to 83%.


Managing Director of Magic Millions Sales Pty Limited, Don Hancock commented: “Given the world circumstance of the latter part of last year, we considered it businesswise to expect a sizeable fall in results and we astutely budgeted accordingly.


“Obviously, we did not want to see a drop in the clearance rate, because it means more yearlings did not sell but we did catalogue 47 more lots than last year. It is pleasing though that the average price has held up so well and overall the sale was solid enough.


“We did see too many yearlings come to the sale backward in development, and some vendors had unrealistic reserves.”

The sale was attended by a large contingency of buyers both from inter-state and overseas.



Sale Statistics for Sessions One, Two, Three and Four.


SESSION ONE - Thursday 10
Total Lots Sold: 282
Total Sale Aggregate: $24,504,000
Average Price: $86,894
Top Price: $650,000
Lots Withdrawn: 31
Lots Passed: 57
Lots Catalogued: 370
Sold %: 83.2%
SESSION TWO - Friday 11 January
(2001 statistics in brackets)
Total Lots Sold: 180
Total Sale Aggregate: $15,794,000
Average Price: $87,744
Top Price: $650,000
Lots Withdrawn: 21
Lots Passed: 29
Lots Catalogued: 230
Sold %: 86.1%

SESSION THREE - Saturday 12 January
(2001 statistics in brackets)
Total Lots Sold: 85
Total Sale Aggregate: $6,769,000
Average Price: $79,635
Top Price: $310,000
Lots Withdrawn: 5
Lots Passed: 20
Lots Catalogued: 110
Sold %: 80.95%

SESSION FOUR - Sunday 13 January
Total Lots Sold: 149
Total Sale Aggregate: $12,731,500
Average Price: $85,446
Top Price: $1,100,000
Lots Withdrawn: 19
Lots Passed: 42
Lots Catalogued: 210
Sold %: 78%

OVERALL RESULTS TO DATE - 10, 11, 12 & 13 January
Total Lots Sold: 521
Total Sale Aggregate: $44,298,000
Average Price: $85,025
Top Price: $1,100,000
Lots Withdrawn: 55
Lots Passed: 114
Lots Catalogued: 690
Sold %: 82.05%


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