Thursday, January 3, 2002
LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES
Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup
7-Sackville, 8-Best Mate, 8-Shooting Light, 10-First Gold, 10-Florida Pearl, 10-Looks Like Trouble, 12-Lord Noelie, 12-Marlborough, 14-Behrajan, 16-Bacchanal, 20-Alexander Banquet, 20-Cyfor Malta, 20-Foxchapel King, 25-Commanche Court, 25-Ad Hoc, 25-Kingsmark, 25-Shotgun Willy, 25-Sleeping Night, 33-Japhet, 33-Beau, 33-Rince Ri, 33-Whats Up Boys, 50-Go Ballistic
Each way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3.
Smurfit Champion Hurdle
11/10-Istabraq, 7/2-Valiramix, 6-Landing Light, 14-Bilboa, 16-Arctic Owl, 16-Ned Kelly, 20-Regal Exit, 25-Ansar, 33-Bust Out, 33-Hors La Loi Iii, 33-Marble Arch, 40-Joe Cullen, 40-Dark Shell
Each way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3.
Queen Mother Champion Chase
3-Edredon Bleu, 4-Flagship Uberalles, 6-Native Upmanship, 8-Fadalko, 8-Knife Edge, 10-Tuitchev, 10-Wahiba Sands, 16-Direct Route, 16-Young Devereaux, 20-Exit Swinger, 20-Latalomne, 20-Mickos Dream, 25-Grimes, 25-Ikrenel Royal, 25-Cenkos, 25-Dusk Duel, 33-Eskleybrook, 33-Crocadee, 33-Logician
Each way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3.
JCB Triumph Hurdle
16-Green Ideal, 16-Londoner, 16-Tempo D'or, 20-Kelami, 20-Turtleback, 25-Hyderabad, 25-Find The King, 25-Le Roi Miguel, 25-Newhall, 25-Prizeman, 25-Rigmarole, 25-Scolardy, 25-Sud Bleu, 25-Volano, 33-Derivative, 33-Greenhope, 33-Live The Dream, 33-Riyadh, 33-Vol Solitaire, 40-Balapour, 40-Hawkes Run, 40-Hernandita, 40-Lord Joshua, 40-Pasteur, 40-Quazar, 40-Saddlers Wings, 50-Annie's Luck
Each Way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3,4.
TBA AWARD WINNERS FOR 2001 ANNOUNCED
Gunner B, who turned 29 on January 1 and is believed to be the oldest stallion still covering in Europe, has picked up two Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Awards for 2001, as leading active British-based National Hunt stallion in both the earnings and individual winners categories.
It is the third successive year that Shade Oak Stud resident Gunner B, sire of Grand National winner Red Marauder, has picked up a TBA Award. Peter Hockenhull, Manager of Shade Oak Stud, said: "We are delighted to be collecting a TBA Award for a third time with Gunner B. Winning these awards is something we have strived towards since we started out as National Hunt breeders. Gunner B is fit and well and will hopefully be covering again this year."
Dalham Hall Stud resident Machiavellian, sire of Medicean, No Excuse Needed and Storming Home, is the leading British-based Flat stallion in prize money terms while Cadeaux Genereux picks up the equivalent award for individual winners.
Cadeaux Genereux, who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, is the property of Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud Management as is the Royal Studs-based Royal Applause, who is leading British-based first season sire on the Flat with 17 individual winners in Britain and Ireland.
Indeed Gainsborough Stud Management has picked up the award for leading British-based breeder with such flagbearers in 2001 as Lailani, No Excuse Needed and Storming Home.
Michael Goodbody, Managing Director of Gainsborough Stud Management, commented: "We are very honoured and delighted to have received the award as leading British-based breeder. It is a tribute to all the people involved in our organisation."
Gerald Leigh of Eydon Hall Farm has been given the discretionary TBA Silver Rose Bowl award for a Flat breeder following the exploits of his Group 1-winning two-year-olds Gossamer and Act One.
Shropshire-based Peter Tellwright has won the Langham Cup for a small breeder deserving special merit thanks to the efforts of the Group 2 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Rebelline and Heavenly Whisper, who was successful in the Listed Masaka Stakes.
Former trainer Neville Dent takes the National Hunt Achievement Award in recognition for his efforts in advancing the cause of jump breeding and breeders in Britain, standing stallions for 30 years at his Hart Hill Stud near Shaftesbury.
Prince Faisal's Prix de Diane winner Rafha, who is based at Cliff Stud in North Yorkshire under the owner's Nawara Stud banner, wins the Flat Broodmare Award, having been responsible for Invincible Spirit, Aquarius and Massarra, who won six races between them in 2001 including three stakes events.
Anne Jenks' Cover Your Money, who was put down aged 26 in the summer of 2000, takes the National Hunt equivalent for the second successive year. She is the dam of Grand National winner Red Marauder and his full brother Red Striker, who also won at Aintree in April.
The prizes will be presented at the TBA Awards' Dinner in London on Tuesday, January 8, when the winners of two Special Awards for contributions to the British breeding industry will be announced. Peter Savill, Chairman of the British Horseracing Board, will be guest of honour at the Awards' Dinner.
Nigel Elwes, Chairman of the TBA, said: "Our annual Awards' Dinner gives the TBA the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding achievements by some of the well-known and less familiar names, both human and equine, who contributed to the success of the British breeding industry in 2001."
TBA AWARD WINNERS 2001
1. Leading British-based Breeder (Flat), given by HM The Queen
Winner: GAINSBOROUGH STUD MANAGEMENT
The Queen's Silver Cup has been won by Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud Management, generous sponsor of the TBA luncheon/dinner for many years. Principal winners in this category (winners in GB and Ireland) were LAILANI (by Unfuwain), who landed the Irish Oaks and Nassau Stakes, and two Group 2 winners, NO EXCUSE NEEDED and STORMING HOME, both by Machiavellian.
2. Leading British-based Stallion (Flat prize money won), given by the British Bloodstock Agency
The winner of the BBA Silver Cigar Box is Dalham Hall Stud's MACHIAVELLIAN, sire of MEDICEAN (Eclipse Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes) who will be standing at Cheveley Park Stud on the opposite side of Duchess Drive in Newmarket this year. Two more major contributors were NO EXCUSE NEEDED (Celebration Mile) and STORMING HOME (King Edward VII Stakes).
3. Leading British-based Stallion (most individual winners on the Flat), given by the Barleythorpe Stud
Winner: CADEAUX GENEREUX
Gainsborough Stud owner Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum won the Barleythorpe Stud Cup seven times with Shadwell Stud resident GREEN DESERT and he has now won the prize for a second time with CADEAUX GENEREUX, whom he boards at Whitsbury Manor Stud. Cadeaux Genereux recorded 41 individual winners to the end of the 2001 turf Flat season compared to the 38 achieved by Polar Falcon.
4. Leading British-based First-Season Sire (Flat), given by the Directors of Tattersalls
Winner: ROYAL APPLAUSE
An astonishing 17 individual winners in Britain and Ireland to the close of the turf season saw ROYAL APPLAUSE, who appropriately stands at The Royal Studs, win the Tattersalls Silver Salver by a very substantial margin. His progeny earnings also gave him the distinction of being the leading UK-based sire of two-year-olds. Three of his more noted winners were MISTER COSMI (Richmond Stakes), MADAME BOULANGERE and ACCLAMATION.
5. Leading Broodmare, given by the late Mr H.J. Joel
Prince A A Faisal, who trades as Nawara Stud Co Ltd and boards his bloodstock at Cliff Stud in North Yorkshire, has won the H.J. Joel Silver Salver with his homebred mare, RAFHA. Successful in the 1990 Prix de Diane, her winners during 2001 comprised four-year-old INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, the year-younger AQUARIUS and two-year-old MASSARRA. Between them they won six races, including three stakes races, and all three finished runner-up in a Group race.
6. TBA Flat Breeder, given by the TBA
Winner: GERALD W LEIGH
In the face of particularly strong competition, the TBA Silver Rose Bowl, a discretionary award, went to Gerald Leigh, winner of the 1995 Duke of Devonshire Award. The owner of Eydon Hall Farm in Northamptonshire was responsible for two Group 1 winning two-year-olds in GOSSAMER (Fillies' Mile), and ACT ONE (Criterium International). They also won a Group 3 race apiece, while INNUENDO was a dual Graded winner in the USA.
7. Langham Cup (Small Breeder Special Merit), given by the late Miss Phillipa Vaughan
Winner: PETER TELLWRIGHT
Peter Tellwright from Shropshire has won the coveted Langham Cup thanks to two stakes-winning three-year-old fillies, REBELLINE and HEAVENLY WHISPER. The former won the Group 2 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh and Leopardstown's 1,000 Guineas Trial, and was third in the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera; the latter won the Masaka Stakes at Kempton Park and was second in the Falmouth Stakes and third in the Musidora Stakes.
NATIONAL HUNT AWARDS
8. Leading Active British-based Stallion (most NH prize money won), given by the late Col. W.H. Whitbread Winner: GUNNER B
If ever there was an illustration that breeding jumpers is a long term undertaking, there is no better example than GUNNER B, who turned 29 on January 1, 2002, and is reputed to be the oldest active thoroughbred stallion in Europe. The Shade Oak Stud resident has won both the Whitbread Silver Salver and the Horse & Hound Cup for a second year running. Remarkably three of his dozen individual chase winners were bred by Anne Jenks from Gloucestershire RED MARAUDER (Grand National), his own-brother, RED STRIKER (Dipper Novices' Chase, Newcastle), and BOBBY GRANT (Tommy Whittle Chase, Haydock Park).
9. Leading Active British-based Stallion (most individual NH chase winners), given by Horse & Hound Winner: GUNNER B
10. Leading Broodmare (NH), given by Mr E.K. Dudgeon
Winner: COVER YOUR MONEY
There is a decided touch of deja vu about the NH awards for the 2000-2001 season as once again the Dudgeon Cup for leading British-based broodmare has gone to Anne Jenks' COVER YOUR MONEY. It is a posthumous award as the daughter of Precipice Wood died aged 26 in the summer of 2000. However, she is responsible for two of the GUNNER B geldings mentioned above, Grand National hero RED MARAUDER and RED STRIKER, both trained by Norman Mason in Co Durham.
11. National Hunt Achievement Award, given by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Winner: NEVILLE DENT
In recognition of his sterling work on behalf of British NH breeders over a prolonged period, Neville Dent takes home the Queen Mother's Silver Salver. Chairman from 1980 to 1986 (and a member until 1991) of what started out as the TBA's National Hunt sub-committee, the then master of Hart Hill Stud, near Shaftesbury, was probably more instrumental than any other single individual at that time in advancing the cause of jump breeding and jump breeders in the UK. A pioneer in the standing of stallions in the West Country, he set the standard which all other NH stallion studs have strived to emulate.
12. The Award to the person employed within the Industry who, in the opinion of the Council, has made a significant contribution to the British Breeding Industry, given by the Dominion Syndicate.
Winner: To be announced at the Awards' Dinner on January 8, 2002.
13. The Special Award to the person who, in the opinion of the Council, has made a significant contribution to the British Breeding Industry, given by the Duke of Devonshire.
Winner: To be announced at the Awards' Dinner on January 8, 2002.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOODWOOD
The dawning of a new year, 2002, sees the 200th anniversary of Goodwood Racecourse.
Horse racing on the Goodwood Estate came about almost by chance when the officers of the Sussex Militia staged their own races on top of the Downs courtesy of their Colonel in Chief, the 3rd Duke of Richmond, in 1801. The following year the public were admitted to a three-day meeting in April held under the Rules of Racing.
The racecourse is marking this special anniversary with events as well as the publication early in the spring of a hardback book, Glorious Goodwood, charting the history of the most beautiful racecourse in the world.'
An old favourite has been reinstated in order to celebrate the birthday; the Raceweek Ball, for Richmond Enclosure members only, will be held on Thursday 1st August at Goodwood House. This glittering occasion takes the form of a ball complete with fairground and splendid dinner in the Ballroom.
Also on Thursday 1st August, the Group Three King George Stakes, over five furlongs, will be renamed the King George 200th Anniversary Stakes in order to mark the occasion.
Clerk of the Course and General Manager, Rod Fabricius, said today: "We also have plans for a Junior Racing Club for younger enthusiasts complete with club events, newsletter and special raceday activities. Junior Membership to the Richmond Enclosure (up to the age of 25) remains at just £80 for the third year running.
"In our Racing Colours Shop, we will be offering a range of special 200th birthday merchandise."
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink