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Wednesday, January 21, 2004



AKSHAR AND SUGGESTIVE HEAD FREEPHONE STANLEYBET LINCOLN




The weights for the 2004 Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln, announced today, are jointly headed on 9st 10lb by Akshar, who was bought out of Sir Michael Stoute's stable for 170,000gns by Dermot Weld in October, and the William Haggas-trained Suggestive, who ran consistently well in Group company last year.


The £100,000 Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, March 27, and Weld will be bidding to saddle the first Irish-trained winner since he sent over Saving Mercy to score in 1984. The Curragh-based handler could also run Evolving Tactics (9st 7lb), who won the Grade 2 American Derby at Arlington in Chicago in July.


Irish champion Aidan O'Brien also has three intriguing entries, Shoal Creek and Sahara Desert on 9st 2lb and High Country on 8st 7lb.


Fremen, representing Sir Michael Stoute and the Niarchos Family, was installed as one of the market leaders for the Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln when the entries were announced last week and has 8st 8lb while Hamdan Al Maktoum's Alkaadhem, whose three runs for trainer Marcus Tregoning have yielded two wins and a second, will carry 9st 1lb. Prince Khalid Abdulla's Desert Opal, a progressive handicapper for John Gosden last year, has 8st 10lb.


Last season's Cambridgeshire winner Chivalry is unbeaten in two starts over hurdles for new trainer Howard Johnson, whose main patron Graham Wylie paid 170,000gns for the horse at Tattersalls last year. The five-year-old has been allotted 8st 10lb in the Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln.


Pablo, who landed a big gamble in the 2003 race off 8st 11lb, will race off 9st 6lb if lining up this year although the 2002 winner Zucchero, trained by David Arbuthnot, has 7st 9lb compared to 8st 13lb when landing his big success. Nimello, who scored in 2001 for trainer Paul Cole off a weight of 8st 9lb, looks unlikely to make the cut in this year's race with just 7st 4lb.
Trainer Gay Kelleway hopes to have a representative in the Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln with Labrett (7st 12lb), Te Quiero (7st 9lb) or Lygeton Lad (7st 3lb).


"Lygeton Lad will definitely go if the ground is not soft as he is a brilliant horse and rated 105 on the all-weather now," said Kelleway. "There are not a lot of opportunities for him on the all-weather with his rating so he will go for the Winter Derby and the Lincoln Trial.


"Labrett would be a strong possibility for Doncaster and if the ground got soft, Te Quiero would definitely go. He won the Lincoln Trial last year and was in the Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln but unfortunately the ground came up firm at Doncaster so he didn't run. He will be in good order come March. I've got a variety of horses which go on various grounds so I will definitely have a runner in the Lincoln."

There are a record 141 entries in this year's Freephone Stanleybet Lincoln, which has a safety limit of 24, and horses who fail to make the big-race line-up can go for the Freephone Stanleybet Spring Mile 24 hours earlier on Friday, March 26.


For further information, please contact John Sanderson, Doncaster's Chief Executive, on 01302 304202/07860 919660 or Steven Clarke, General Manager, on 01302 304203/07899 917451.

THE FREEPHONE STANLEYBET LINCOLN

Class B, Showcase Handicap, Total Prize Fund 100,000, one mile, Doncaster, Saturday, March 27, 2004. For 4yo+. Weights: Lowest weight 7st 12lb. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried. Penalties: after January 17, a winner of a Class A to C race 5lb. Entries closed Wednesday, January 7 (141 entries), weights revealed Wednesday, January 21, first confirmation stage January 27, second confirmation stage March 9, five-day confirmation stage March 22, final declaration stage 10.15am March 25. Horses eliminated at the 48-hour declaration stage may be nominated for the Freephone Stanleybet Spring Mile on Friday, March 26, 2004. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Tuesday, January 20, 2004. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
424415- SUGGESTIVE 6-9-10 Barbara Bassett William Haggas
113130- AKSHAR (IRE) 5-9-10 Dr R Lambe Dermot Weld IRE
00421(0)- BABODANA 4-9-08 M P Bowring Mark Tompkins
346(0)(0)-(4) LUNDY'S LANE (IRE) 4-9-08 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
310316- EVOLVING TACTICS (IRE) 4-9-07 Dr Michael Smurfit Dermot Weld IRE
2/36631- EKLIM (IRE) 4-9-07 Hamdan Al Maktoum Kevin Prendergast IRE
045302- DANGER OVER 7-9-06 Paul Dixon and Mountgrange Stud Jamie Osborne
31/1455- PABLO 5-9-06 Guy Reed Barry Hills
624320- VINTAGE PREMIUM 7-9-05 J C Parsons Richard Fahey
06/0531- CAPE TOWN (IRE) 7-9-03 A F Merritt Richard Hannon
1/321/32/- SHOAL CREEK (IRE) 7-9-02 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
00556/2- SAHARA DESERT 5-9-02 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
121- ALKAADHEM 4-9-01 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
134500- ROYAL DIGNITARY (USA) 4-9-01 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
531314- CALCUTTA 8-9-01 Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
013240- PENTECOST 5-9-01 J C, J R and S R Hitchins Andrew Balding
30041(0)- CORNELIUS 7-9-01 Sir George Meyrick Paul Cole
431316- LITTLE GOOD BAY 4-8-13 Lady Bamford John Gosden
411130- HIT'S ONLY MONEY (IRE) 4-8-13 Clive Whiting Paul Blockley
320000- NORTON (IRE) 7-8-13 Terry Mills Terry Mills
0000(3)(4)- CAMP COMMANDER (IRE) 5-8-11 Tony & Simon Richards Clive Brittain
610304- EL COTO 4-8-11 R J H Ltd & J P Hames Bryan McMahon
200560- GOBLET OF FIRE (USA) 5-8-11 Susan Roy Paul Nicholls
123126- CONVENT GIRL (IRE) 4-8-11 Axminster Carpets Ltd Nerys Dutfield
05(2)(6)(4)(5)- QUITO (IRE) 7-8-11 Michael Hill David Chapman
122/(0)4(6)/- CAUGHNAWAGA (FR) 6-8-10 Richard Cohen Philip Mitchell
11304/1- CHIVALRY 5-8-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
142110- DESERT OPAL 4-8-10 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
002500- ONLYTIME WILL TELL 6-8-10 J Hair & D Faulkner David Nicholls
600021- TURBO (IRE) 5-8-09 Peter Richardson Toby Balding
221330- TOUGH LOVE 5-8-08 The Gordon Partnership Tim Easterby
100000- OUR TEDDY (IRE) 4-8-08 The Beare Family Andrew Balding
402600- JAY GEE'S CHOICE 4-8-08 John Guest Mick Channon
23110- FREMEN (USA) 4-8-08 Niarchos Family Sir Michael Stoute
550200- ALMOST FAMOUS (IRE) 5-8-07 Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
620000- UNSHAKABLE (IRE) 5-8-07 Unshakable Partnership Bob Jones
540233- WING COMMANDER 5-8-07 Bee Health Ltd Richard Fahey
251132- COAT OF HONOUR (USA) 4-8-07 E B Rimmer-Osborne House Sir Mark Prescott
504300- SERIEUX 5-8-07 Mrs S L Whitehead Amanda Perrett
4(1)4110- CHINKARA 4-8-07 Susan Roy Brian Meehan
500403- DUMARAN (IRE) 6-8-07 Propak Sheet Metal Limited Willie Musson
10(0)(0)-(3)(0) ACTION FIGHTER (GER) 4-8-07 Vanessa Church Nick Littmoden
01633(4)- BLUE SKY THINKING (IRE) 5-8-07 Triple Trio Partnership Karl Burke
110300- DAME DE NOCHE 4-8-07 The G-Guck Group James Given
014322- FLIGHTY FELLOW (IRE) 4-8-07 Mrs Peter Easterby Tim Easterby
202- HIGH COUNTRY (IRE) 4-8-07 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
152204- FINISHED ARTICLE (IRE) 7-8-05 The Caledonian Racing Society David Elsworth
052(0)-(5)(6) GOLDEN CHALICE (IRE) 5-8-05 Holistic Racing Ltd Andrew Balding
101250- CRAIOVA (IRE) 5-8-05 Ahmed BuHaleeba Barry Hills
414004- BLUE SPINNAKER (IRE) 5-8-05 G Sparkes G Hart S Curtis & T Dewhirst Mick Easterby
153/550- TYCOON HALL (IRE) 4-8-05 Cathal M Ryan Richard Hannon
520400- DARK CHARM (FR) 5-8-05 George Leatham Richard Fahey
206011- THIHN (IRE) 9-8-05 The Square Milers John Spearing
660163- IRONY (IRE) 5-8-04 John Nicholls Ltd/Mobley Homes Andrew Balding
01005(0)- DIAMOND MAX (IRE) 6-8-04 Diamond Racing Ltd David Evans
(3)11400- MYSTIC MAN (FR) 6-8-04 R J H Limited Kevin Ryan
30153(4)- MARSHMAN (IRE) 5-8-04 John Ellis Mark Tompkins
034003- HURRICANE FLOYD (IRE) 6-8-04 Lucayan Stud Martin Pipe
500420- JABAAR (USA) 6-8-04 P Lake & S Hull David Nicholls
132412- ARCALIS 4-8-03 R C Thompson Lynda Ramsden
221623- SWIFT TANGO (IRE) 4-8-03 Khalifa Sultan Ed Dunlop
4016(0)(0)- BLUE PATRICK 4-8-03 Blue Peter Racing 2 James Eustace
00/4220- DANELOR (IRE) 6-8-02 Mark Leatham Richard Fahey
1/60644- FLYING EXPRESS 4-8-02 Mohamed Obaida Barry Hills
105053- DUNASKIN (IRE) 4-8-02 Mrs I Battla Don Eddy
200(1)(1)(1)- CARDINAL VENTURE (IRE) 6-8-02 Tony Fawcett Kevin Ryan
006141- SPANISH DON 6-8-01 Richard Cohen David Elsworth
663210- ILE MICHEL 7-8-01 P J Finn Martin Pipe
446305- WINNING VENTURE 7-8-01 A Bloom David Nicholls
2/(1)(2)015- ARRY DASH 4-8-01 Mike & Denise Dawes Mick Channon
5/50005- GO TECH 4-8-00 Ryedale Partners No 4 Tim Easterby
63543(0)- AVENTURA (IRE) 4-8-00 APB Racing Mark Polglase
023000- EVEREST (IRE) 7-8-00 I S Sandhu and Partners Brian Ellison
025362- ACE OF HEARTS 5-7-13 Lady Stuttaford & W G Bovill Chris Wall
5000(0)(0)- SAHAAT 6-7-13 Paul Dixon Jamie Osborne
622(4)(2)(6)- ALRAFID (IRE) 5-7-13 Gillespie Brothers Gary Moore
101- ANGLO SAXON (USA) 4-7-13 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
111150- UNICORN REWARD (IRE) 4-7-13 Mrs A Kane & Mrs M Crane Micky Hammond
0(0)(0)(2)(1)-(0) LINNING WINE (IRE) 8-7-12 Favourites Racing Brendan Powell
614335- FISIO THERAPY 4-7-12 Susan McDonald Mark Johnston
5(1)(0)(6)(1)-(3) LABRETT 7-7-12 Tony Griffin Gay Kelleway
201(4)(3)-(0) INVADER 8-7-11 R J Swinbourne Clive Brittain
0(3)(3)(1)(3)5- CHEESE 'N BISCUITS 4-7-11 D T L Limited Gary Moore
050000- SCOTTY'S FUTURE (IRE) 6-7-11 Lucayan Stud David Loder
501030- SAWWAAH (IRE) 7-7-11 Fayzad Thoroughbred Limited David Nicholls
033430- UHOOMAGOO 6-7-11 Platinum Racing Club Limited Kevin Ryan
(1)(0)(0)(3)1(5)- ST PETERSBURG 4-7-11 P Heath Mark Tompkins
050105- ATLANTIC ACE 7-7-11 Richard Page Bryan Smart
465000- RAFFERTY (IRE) 5-7-11 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain
33(5)(1)(1)(0)- STRONG HAND 4-7-11 Jean Turpin Mick Easterby
511103- H HARRISON (IRE) 4-7-11 Ivy House Racing Ian McInnes
054040- KRUGERRAND (USA) 5-7-11 The Square Table II Willie Musson
140- AUTUMN GLORY (IRE) 4-7-11 Mollers Racing Geoff Wragg
0360-(0)(2) INTERNATIONALGUEST (IRE) 5-7-10 John Guest George Margarson
100226- AFRICAN SAHARA (USA) 5-7-10 Debbie Mountain Debbie Mountain
(2)6(3)(5)(1)-(2) J R STEVENSON (USA) 8-7-09 Claret & Blue Army Michael Wigham
1(2)(1)(1)(2)-(0) STAR OF NORMANDIE (USA) 5-7-09 Norcroft Park Stud George Margarson
010310- AIMEE'S DELIGHT 4-7-09 Derek Hilton James Given
500000- COMPTON DRAGON (USA) 5-7-09 John Connor David Nicholls
634215- TRUE NIGHT 7-7-09 Benton and Partners David Nicholls
000000- ZUCCHERO 8-7-09 Philip Banfield David Arbuthnot
3/000(2)(2)- INCLINE (IRE) 5-7-09 Pauline Merrick Terry Mills
110/000- RED GALAXY (IRE) 4-7-09 Red Alert Racing David Arbuthnot
621006- TAGULA BLUE (IRE) 4-7-09 Boston R S Ian Bennett Jeremy Glover
1//4(2)(3)/- TAKRIR (IRE) 7-7-09 David Wilson Denis Coakley
5060(1)-(4) TOPTON (IRE) 10-7-09 Liam Sheridan Paul Howling
0(5)(2)(3)(0)-(0) TE QUIERO 6-7-09 Tony Griffin Gay Kelleway
33(0)(0)(1)- WOOD FERN (UAE) 4-7-09 Wooden Tops Partnership Mick Channon
030010- PRINCE HECTOR 5-7-08 David Heath William Haggas
(1)/130(6)0- TIDY (IRE) 4-7-07 Peter Davies Micky Hammond
21(5)4(0)(1)- WHAT-A-DANCER (IRE) 7-7-07 A Barnes Alan Swinbank
5(6)(4)(4)-(2)(2) BLUE TROJAN (IRE) 4-7-07 The Ex Katy Boys Sylvester Kirk
(0)11034- WELCOME STRANGER 4-7-07 Henry Moszkowicz James Eustace
(2)14100- JOOLS 6-7-07 Anthony Parsons Dean Ivory
35223(1)- LEOBALLERO 4-7-07 Cliff Lines and M Mason Hugh Collingridge
0(2)/11(0)(1)- FLOWERDRUM (USA) 4-7-06 J Capla William Haggas
(1)(0)/(6)(5)0-(1) HAIL THE CHIEF 7-7-06 Peter Crane David Nicholls
10000-(0) NO GROUSE 4-7-05 Valley Paddocks Racing Limited Richard Fahey
06(1)(2)(1)-(0) NIMELLO (USA) 8-7-04 Gerardine O'Reilly Tony Newcombe
(1)254(0)-(0) HOV 4-7-04 G A Lucas John Quinn
0(0)(1)(0)(1)-(5) LYGETON LAD 6-7-03 J McGonagle & B J McGonagle Gay Kelleway
630360- BAND 4-7-03 D J Allen Bryan McMahon
05500-(0) BOUNDLESS PROSPECT (USA) 5-7-03 M Wauchope, Sir Simon Dunning, R Cottam John Hills
002110- PAGAN PRINCE 7-7-02 Gap Partnership & Mrs James Toller James Toller
11050-(0) MAMORE GAP (IRE) 6-7-02 The South-Western Partnership II Richard Hannon
062342- PACIANO (IRE) 4-7-01 The Beech Nuts Clive Cox
4(1)(3)00(0)- PRINCE OF GOLD 4-7-01 Horne, Hollinshead, Johnson Reg Hollinshead
(1)(2)(2)(5)-(2)(4) LAKOTA BRAVE 10-7-01 Valley Fencing Stef Liddiard
05(2)(0)(0)(0)- SWIFT ALCHEMIST 4-6-13 The Kennet Connection Karl Burke
632213- HARRY POTTER (GER) 5-6-13 Elaine Burke Karl Burke
(6)22/(3)(0)(1)- SANGIOVESE 5-6-13 Kentisbeare Quartet Hughie Morrison
(0)(1)(3)(0)-(5)(0) FREE OPTION (IRE) 9-6-12 Valerie Bennett Willie Musson
1(0)1112- REAP 6-6-10 Stephen Robinson Lydia Pearce
(0)11000- TANTRIC 5-6-09 J Saul John O'Reilly
5021(1)(1)- COMPTON DRAKE 5-6-09 Erik Penser Gerard Butler
064404- CLANN A COUGAR 4-6-09 Sue Pidcock Ian Wood
40-(4)(0) DUSK DANCER (FR) 4-6-07 Gloria Abbey Brian Meehan
010104- THE WIZARD MUL 4-6-07 Gremlin Racing Wilf Storey
360(6)(4)-(0) MIDDLETON GREY 6-6-07 Andy Beard Tony Newcombe
401542- MEGAN'S MAGIC 4-6-03 Steve Howard and Tony Peters Wilf Storey
060(5)(2)-(3) WALTZING WIZARD 5-6-00 Paul Dixon Alan Berry

141 entries
7 Irish-trained




ULTIMATEBET.COM TO SPONSOR GUINEAS FESTIVAL




Newmarket announces exciting partnership with leading online poker website

UltimateBet.com, one of the world's leading online poker websites, is to sponsor one of the world's most famous race meetings, the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd May 2004, featuring the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas and the UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas. The new-look race meeting, which will now take place over two days instead of three, also includes the UltimateBet.com Jockey Club Stakes, the main supporting race on the second day.

UltimateBet.com is looking to increase its share of the rapidly expanding online poker market in Europe. In the UK, poker is currently the fastest growing online gambling activity, with more than £40m reportedly being staked a day compared with just £6m a year ago (source: Poker Britain Report). The Guineas sponsorship, together with a major sponsorship and advertising package with UK racing's digital satellite broadcaster, attheraces, will be the key elements in a major promotional campaign masterminded by UltimateBet.com for the UK market.


The sponsorship contract with Newmarket is for an initial one year period with an option to renew. If it proves successful for UltimateBet.com, there is every prospect of it being extended.

John Davis, a Director of Newmarket Racecourses, commented: "We see this as a very exciting opportunity to link two of the world's most historic and prestigious races to a young, dynamic and innovative 21st century business looking to make its mark in this country.


"The traditions and heritage of these two great classics are safe. What the partnership with UltimateBet.com will bring is a new global marketing initiative and all the possibilities that an association with a rapidly growing brand leader in the internet entertainment and gaming market can offer.


"The synergy between horse racing and poker is very strong. Both offer gambling opportunities for the thinking man, where skill and judgement are vital, so it is not surprising that a great many people love both pastimes. The opportunities for cross-promotion are particularly interesting."

Arthur Thomas, Chairman of the Board for UltimateBet.com, stated: "Our sponsorship of the Guineas Festival at Newmarket is an exciting opportunity that opens many doors. This is a top class event that is synonymous with professionalism and we believe that people, no matter their skill level, want to experience this same level of professionalism and class when playing poker.


"UltimateBet.com, though part of a new emerging market that is still defining itself, is dedicated to providing our members with an online poker experience that stimulates the mind and satisfies these needs. Together, Newmarket and UltimateBet will be able to introduce established markets to new ones and the new markets to the established. It promises to be a very rewarding year for all involved."

The Guineas Festival's previous sponsor, Sagitta Asset Management, supported Newmarket's premier race meeting for 6 years from 1998-2003 and was preceded by Pertemps (1996-1997), Madagans (1993-1995) and General Accident (1984-1992). The latter was the inaugural sponsor of the first two classics in the British season.


ULTIMATEBET.COM GUINEAS FESTIVAL STREAMLINED INTO TWO TOP CLASS DAYS

The 2004 UltimateBet.com Guineas Festival has been streamlined into an outstanding weekend of racing on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May with prize money currently scheduled to total £1,054,000.

The best 14 races from the old three-day format have been retained, headed by the first two classics of the British season, the £320,000 UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (Group 1) on the Saturday and the £320,000 UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (Group 1) on the Sunday. The old Friday fixture has been transferred to a new day, Sunday 30th May.


The day to benefit the most from the revised Guineas Festival race programme is the Sunday, which will now for the first time include the £100,000 UltimateBet.com Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) and the £50,000 Dahlia Stakes, which has been upgraded to Group 3 status from Listed status as part of the recent European Pattern Race review. Both these races had previously been run on the Friday.


The £30,000 Newmarket Stakes (Listed), previously run on the Friday, has boosted the Saturday card on which the £50,000 Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (Group 3) and the £50,000 Ladbrokes Handicap remain the two main supporting races.

The historic Newmarket Challenge Whip, first raced for in 1764 and so one of the oldest races in the world, has for some years been run on the Friday of the Guineas Festival, but will be moved to the autumn. It is a race that carries no prize money and is restricted to horses owned by members of the Jockey Club and Jockey Club Rooms. It will now be run on the Friday of the October Meeting (15th October), where it replaces the Newmarket Challenge Cup, a race with the same entry restrictions and founded 4 years later in 1768.

As a result, there will only be one such race in future, but a replica of the original Cup will be presented to the winning owner of the Jockey Club Cup, run on Champions' Day the following afternoon. The Cup itself will become the challenge trophy for the Jockey Club Cup. A valuable memento will be presented each year to the winning owner in the Newmarket Challenge Whip and the conditions of the race are being reviewed in order to see if any modifications are necessary to try to ensure that there is a larger field than has been the case in recent years.


"Our policy for the last two years has been to enhance the overall quality of our major race meetings and making the UltimateBet.com Guineas Festival a two-day meeting is a key part of that strategy," explained Newmarket's Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser.

"The Friday attracted a disappointing attendance and there were a number of comparatively weak races over the three days, notably a couple of maiden races, a Classified Stakes and the Challenge Whip. We did something similar last year when we reduced the Cambridgeshire Meeting from four to three days which dramatically improved its overall quality, whilst we have also made major improvements to the July Meeting race programme in the last two seasons.

"We can now guarantee the strongest ever Guineas Festival at the Home of Racing this May, with five Group races, two Listed races and a host of other high class contests."

ULTIMATEBET.COM GUINEAS FESTIVAL 2004 RACE PROGRAMME

Saturday 1st May
1.30 £ 20,000 Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rated Stakes (4-y-o+, 0-100) 1m 2f
2.00 £ 50,000 Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (Group 3) (3-y-o+) 5f
2.40 £320,000 UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (Group 1) (3-y-o) 1m
3.15 £ 50,000 Ladbrokes Handicap (3-y-o+, 0-95) 6f
3.50* £ 30,000 Newmarket Stakes (Listed) (3-y-o) 1m 2f
4.25 £ 20,000 Ruinart Conditions Stakes (4-y-o+) 1m 2f
5.00# £ 14,000 Curragh ‘Home of the Irish Classics' Handicap (4-y-o+, 0-100) 1m 4f
Total £504,000

Sunday 2nd May
1.30 £ 20,000 Curtis Medical Rated Stakes (Handicap) (4-y-o+, 0-110) 6f
2.00* £ 50,000 Dahlia Stakes (Group 3) (4-y-o+ fillies & mares) 1m 1f
2.40 £320,000 UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (Group 1) (3-y-o fillies) 1m
3.15* £100,000 UltimateBet.com Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) (4-y-o+) 1m 4f
3.50 £ 30,000 R L Davison Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed) (3-y-o fillies) 1m 2f
4.25 £ 10,000 Hastings Maiden Stakes (3-y-o) 1m
5.00 £ 20,000 Rowley Mile Handicap (3-y-o, 0-100) 1m
Total £550,000

Meeting total £1,054,000
* moved from old Friday card
# moved from Sunday card

RACES THAT HAVE BEEN DROPPED FROM LAST YEAR'S GUINEAS FESTIVAL:
Friday card – 0-85 Handicap (3-y-o+, 1m2f); 0-100 Handicap (3-y-o, 7f); Maiden Fillies Stakes (3-y-o, 7f); Newmarket Challenge Whip (3-y-o, 1m)
Saturday card – Conditions Stakes (3-y-o, 1m4f); Maiden Stakes (2-y-o, 5f)
Sunday card – Classified Stakes (3-y-o, 7f)

THE ROWLEY MILE RACECOURSE – Facts and Figures

Newmarket is uniquely home to two separate and very distinct racecourses, the Rowley Mile, where racing takes place in the spring and autumn, and the July Course, where racing takes place over the summer months.

Rich in history, the Rowley Mile hosts the first two of the five British Classics, the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas and the UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas. (The other Classics are the Vodafone Derby and Vodafone Oaks at Epsom in June and the St Leger at Doncaster in September).


The course is home to all but two of Newmarket's Group One races. As well as the two Guineas races, they include the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes, the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes and the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.

The Rowley Mile hosts the highest class individual raceday in the British racing calendar on Champions' Day in October, when there are no less than six Group races – two Group 1's, two Group 2's and two Group 3's – plus one of the season's most competitive handicaps.


The course takes its name from Charles II's hack, ‘Old Rowley'. Charles also inherited the same nickname from his courtiers, albeit behind his back. The first race in Britain to be run under written rules, the Town Plate, was run here during his reign in 1664. He personally rode to victory in the race in 1671.


The track is two and a quarter miles long, with a right-handed bend after one mile. A unique feature of racing on the Rowley Mile is that every race of less than ten furlongs is run on a completely straight track.

Being straight and wide with undulations and an uphill finish, the straight mile on which the UltimateBet.com 2000 and 1000 Guineas take place provides an extremely demanding test for horse and rider. To win, a horse must show a combination of speed, stamina and resilience, while jockeyship and judgement of pace are crucial.

Facilities at the Rowley Mile have been dramatically improved in recent years, most notably with the construction of the Millennium Grandstand which offers state-of-the-art facilities in a very stylish environment.

With its spectacular views over the Suffolk countryside, the Millennium Grandstand was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 2000 Guineas Day in the year 2000. With a spectator capacity of 10,000 and a 400-seater, tiered restaurant, the new grandstand impressively meets the requirements of the 21st century racegoer.


NEWMARKET – Facts and Figures

Set in the Suffolk countryside in the East of England, not far from Cambridge, the town of Newmarket is known as the Home of Racing. Rich in history, the town has a legacy of almost four centuries of racing and the "Sport of Kings" has developed into a major industry, employing thousands of people in and around the town.


Racing's heritage in Newmarket can be traced back to the early 17th century and the reign of King James I. The first ever race was recorded on Newmarket Heath in 1622. According to historians, two courtiers from the court of James 1 raced their steeds in a bid to win a purse of £100 and racing at Newmarket had begun in earnest.


The sport flourished in the reign of King Charles II, with the first race ever run under written rules in Britain, the Newmarket Town Plate which is still run today, taking place in 1664.

The Jockey Club was established in Newmarket in the 18th century to run the sport in Britain and although its headquarters moved to London in the last century, the Jockey Club continues to own and manage many of the lands and racing facilities in the town.

Today the town boasts two distinct racecourses, the modern and impressive Rowley Mile and the picturesque July Course which between them will host 37 racedays in 2004, and the world's finest racing facilities. These include 40 miles of turf gallops and approximately 17 miles of artificial gallops on Newmarket Heath, the largest area of tended grassland in the world.

With approximately 2500 racehorses in training at any one time, Newmarket is home to some of the biggest names in racing with over 70 licensed trainers, including Sir Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor, Luca Cumani, Henry Cecil and Sir Mark Prescott.


Owners flock to Newmarket as a centre of excellence and leading proprietors include Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Aga Khan, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed and Prince Khalid Abdulla.

Newmarket is home to one of the world's largest horse sales at Tattersalls and there are more than 60 stud farms in and around the town, breeding some of the finest racehorses in the world. These include the headquarters of Sheikh Mohammed's international breeding operation at Dalham Hall. Britain's National Stud is also located on the edge of the town.


Newmarket is also home to the National Horseracing Museum, the Animal Health Trust with its state-of-the-art equine facilities, and the British Racing School where the trainers, jockeys and stable lads of the future can learn their trade and develop their skills. It is also the base for many of Britain's top bloodstock agents and racing organisations, including the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, European Breeders' Fund, Horseracing Forensic Laboratory, Injured Jockeys' Fund, Stable Lads Welfare Trust and International Racing Bureau.


POKER IN THE UK

It's official: the UK is flush with poker enthusiasts! The game is experiencing a renaissance in the UK with an incredible 29% of Britons having played at least one variety of the game. According to a recent report by a leading UK poker website, London and the South-East have the highest proportion of players in the country.

The explosion of enthusiasm for poker can perhaps be explained by televised coverage of live games. The televised Celebrity Poker Club boasts an audience of 1.5 million and the internet has boosted online poker, whereby people can play with total strangers from the comfort of their own homes. The resurgence of the game can also be attributed to blockbuster films such as Ocean's Eleven and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which have elevated the image of poker from seedy backstreet clubs to the chic and elegant drawing rooms of Mayfair.

Egalitarian and social, poker attracts a diverse cross-section of players to the table. Success depends on talent, wits and cunning rather than on privilege and background. Unlike other card games, players compete against each other and not against the house, making it a game rich in complexity and requiring each player to engage in a game of psychological warfare.

Most poker games are played with a standard fifty two card deck. The objective is to win ‘the pot' - the money accumulated by players raising their bets to remain in the game.

Jimmy White took everybody by surprise last year when he scooped the Poker Million Title at his first attempt. It is reported that he cultivated his skills online. Other celebrity fans of the game include Fiona Foster, Martin Amiss and Rory McGrath who are frequent visitors to card schools. Gossip around the London social scene cites Joan Collins as a serious and competent poker player on the weekly Celebrity Poker Circuit.


Poker's origins are unclear and ambiguous and historians agree that the rudimentary elements derive from a number of different games including the antiquated Italian game of Primero and the French Gilet, later known as Brelan during the reign of Charles IX (1150 – 1574). Persian sailors are reported to have taught French settlers in New Orleans the gambling card game of As, a derivative of the ancient game As Nas.

One of the earliest recorded forms of poker dates back to 1829. English actor, Joseph Crowell, referred in his diary to a game where players received five cards to make bets and the hand with the highest combination of cards won all bets. This game took place on a steamboat bound for New Orleans and is generally believed to be one of the earliest genres of poker. The game became increasingly popular in the US throughout the 1830s, spreading up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers via river and rail.


Poker arrived in the UK over one hundred years ago when General Robert Schenck, US Minister to Great Britain, introduced it to Queen Victoria's court. A set of rules was finally established and poker was confirmed as a socially acceptable gambling activity.

With the advent of online poker in the UK, there is no doubt that the game will continue to grow in popularity. An increasing number of people will be drawn to it in a bid to ‘read' their opponents, outwit the bookmaker and ultimately the rest of the betting population. The recent Poker Britain Report has found that it is the fastest growing online gambling activity in the UK with more than £40m currently being staked a day compared with just £6m a year ago.


UltimateBet.com 2000 GUINEAS WINNERS
(SINCE 1946)


YEAR WINNER AGE/WGT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP RAN
2003 REFUSE TO BEND 3-9-00 Moyglare Stud Farm Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen 9/2 20
2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR 3-9-00 Sir Alex Ferguson & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 9/1 22
2001 GOLAN 3-9-00 Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon 11/1 18
2000 KING'S BEST 3-9-00 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon 13/2 27
1999 ISLAND SANDS 3-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 10/1 16
1998 KING OF KINGS 3-9-00 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE Michael Kinane 7/2 18
1997 ENTREPRENEUR 3-9-00 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Michael Stoute Michael Kinane; 11/2 16
1996 MARK OF ESTEEM 3-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 8/1 13
1995 PENNEKAMP 3-9-00 Sheikh Mohammed Andre Fabre FR Thierry Jarnet 9/2 11
1994 MISTER BAILEYS 3-9-00 G R Bailey Ltd Mark Johnston Jason Weaver 16/1 23
1993 ZAFONIC 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Andre Fabre FR Pat Eddery 5/6F 14
1992 RODRIGO DE TRIANO 3-9-00 Robert Sangster Peter Chapple-Hyam Lester Piggott 6/1 16
1991 MYSTIKO 3-9-00 Lady Beaverbrook Clive Brittain Michael Roberts 13/2 14
1990 TIROL 3-9-00 John Horgan Richard Hannon Michael Kinane 9/1 14
1989 NASHWAN 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum Dick Hern Willie Carson 3/1F 14
1988 DOYOUN 3-9-00 H H Aga Khan Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn; 4/5F 9
1987 DON'T FORGET ME 3-9-00 John Horgan Richard Hannon Willie Carson 9/1 14
1986 DANCING BRAVE 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 15/8F 15
1985 SHADEED 3-9-00 Maktoum Al Maktoum Michael Stoute Lester Piggott; 4/5F 14
1984 EL GRAN SENOR 3-9-00 Robert Sangster Vincent O'Brien IRE Pat Eddery 15/8F 9
1983 LOMOND 3-9-00 Robert Sangster Vincent O'Brien IRE Pat Eddery 9/1 16
1982 ZINO 3-9-00 Gerry Oldham Francois Boutin FR Freddie Head 8/1 26
1981 TO AGORI MOU 3-9-00 Mrs Andry Muinos Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 5/2F 19
1980 KNOWN FACT 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Jeremy Tree Willie Carson 14/1 14
1979 TAP ON WOOD 3-9-00 Tony Shead Barry Hills Steve Cauthen 20/1 20
1978 ROLAND GARDENS 3-9-00 J Hayter Duncan Sasse Frankie Durr 28/1 19
1977 NEBBIOLO 3-9-00 Niels Schibbye Kevin Prendergast IRE Gabriel Curran 20/1 18
1976 WOLLOW 3-9-00 Carlo d'Alessio Henry Cecil Gianfranco Dettori EvensF 17
1975 BOLKONSKI 3-9-00 Carlo d'Alessio Henry Cecil Gianfranco Dettori 33/1 24
1974 NONOALCO 3-9-00 Mme Maria-Felix Berger Francois Boutin FR Yves Saint-Martin 19/2; 12
1973 MON FILS 3-9-00 Mrs B M L Davis Richard Hannon Frankie Durr 50/1 18
1972 HIGH TOP 3-9-00 Sir Jules Thorn Bernard van Cutsem Willie Carson 85/40F 12
1971 BRIGADIER GERARD 3-9-00 Jean Hislop Dick Hern Joe Mercer 11/2 6
1970 NIJINSKY 3-9-00 Charles Engelhard Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 4/7F 14
1969 RIGHT TACK 3-9-00 J R Brown John Sutcliffe Geoff Lewis 15/2 13
1968 SIR IVOR 3-9-00 Raymond Guest Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 11/8F 10
1967 ROYAL PALACE 3-9-00 Jim Joel Noel Murless George Moore 100/30JF 18
1966 KASHMIR 3-9-00 P Butler Charles Bartholomew FR Jimmy Lindley 7/1 25
1965 NIKSAR 3-9-00 Wilfred Harvey Walter Nightingall Duncan Keith 100/8 22
1964 BALDRIC 3-9-00 Mrs Howell E Jackson Ernie Fellows FR Bill Pyers 20/1 27
1963 ONLY FOR LIFE 3-9-00 Monica Sheriffe Jeremy Tree Jimmy Lindley 33/1 21
1962 PRIVY COUNCILLOR 3-9-00 Gerald Glover Tom Waugh Bill Rickaby 100/6 19
1961 ROCKAVON 3-9-00 T C Yuill George Boyd Norman Stirk 66/1 22
1960 MARTIAL 3-9-00 R N Webster Paddy Prendergast IRE Ron Hutchinson 18/1 17
1959 TABOUN 3-9-00 Aly Khan Alec Head FR George Moore 5/2F 13
1958 PALL MALL 3-9-00 HM The Queen Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Doug Smith 20/1 14
1957 CREPELLO 3-9-00 Victor Sassoon Noel Murless Lester Piggott 7/2 14
1956 GILLES DE RETZ 3-9-00 A G Samuel Helen Johnson Houghton Frank Barlow 50/1 19
1955 OUR BABU 3-9-00 David Robinson Geoffrey Brooke Doug Smith 13/2 23
1954 DARIUS 3-9-00 Sir Percy Loraine Harry Wragg Manny Mercer 8/1 19
1953 NEARULA 3-9-00 W Humble Charles Elsey Edgar Britt 2/1f 16
1952 THUNDERHEAD 3-9-00 E Constant Etienne Pollet FR Roger Poincelet 100/7 26
1951 KI MING 3-9-00 Ley On Martin Beary Scobie Breasley 100/8 27
1950 PALESTINE 3-9-00 H H Aga Khan Marcus Marsh Charlie Smirke 4/1 19
1949 NIMBUS 3-9-00 Mrs M Glenister George Colling Charlie Elliott 10/1 13
1948 MY BABU 3-9-00 Maharaja of Baroda Sam Armstrong Charlie Smirke 2/1F 18
1947 TUDOR MINSTREL 3-9-00 John Dewar Fred Darling Gordon Richards 8/11F 15
1946 HAPPY KNIGHT 3-9-00 Sir William Cooke Henri Jelliss Tommy Weston 28/1 13




THE UltimateBet.com 2000 GUINEAS

Facts and Figures


* The classic was first run in 1809 and won by Wizard. His connections - trainer T Perren, owner Christopher Wilson and jockey Bill Clift - were also responsible for the first 1000 Guineas winner, Charlotte in 1814.


* The mile contest, run on Newmarket's Rowley Mile course, is for three-year-old colts and fillies. Few fillies, who carry 5lb less than colts, run in the 2000 Guineas and seven have been successful - Pastille (1822), Crucifix (1840), Formosa (dead-heat with the colt Moslem in 1868), Pilgrimage (1878), Shotover (1882), Sceptre (1902) and Garden Path (1944).


* The largest field was in 1930 when there were 28 runners in the race won by Diolite while 27 ran in 2000. In both 1829 and 1830 there were just two competitors, with both winners - Patron and Augustus - owned by Lord Exeter and trained by C Marson. The maximum field allowed for safety reasons is currently 30.


* Since 1900 the longest winning distance was recorded in 1947 by Tudor Minstrel, who came away an easy eight-length winner. During the same period the classic has been won by the smallest margin (a short-head) a dozen times - Neil Gow (1910), Kennymore (1914), Adam's Apple (1927), Pay Up (1936), Kingsway (1943), Nimbus (1949), Palestine (1950), Only For Life (1963), Kashmir II (1966), Royal Palace (1967), Mister Baileys (1994) and, most recently, Mark Of Esteem (1996).


* The longest-priced winner in the history of the race was 1961 hero Rockavon, who was returned at 66/1. Not quite so generous were the odds of 12/100 laid on St Frusquin in 1896 - the shortest-priced winner.


* In the 194 runnings to date a total of 78 favourites or joint-favourites have obliged - a healthy 40.2% of winners have headed the betting market. Favourite backers have not had such a good time over the last 14 years with just one market leader, Zafonic at 5/6 in 1993, obliging.


* Irish-trained horses have won nine renewals since 1900. The first was 1960 winner Martial, trained by Paddy Prendergast, and he has been followed by Sir Ivor (1968 Vincent O'Brien), Nijinsky (1970 Vincent O'Brien), Nebbiolo (1977 Kevin Prendergast), Lomond (1983 Vincent O'Brien), El Gran Senor (1984 Vincent O'Brien), King Of Kings (1998 Aidan O'Brien), Rock Of Gibraltar (2002 Aidan O'Brien) and the most recent winner, Refuse To Bend (2003 Dermot Weld).


* Since 1900 there have been 11 winners trained in France. They are 1933 Rodosto (trained by Harry Count), 1937 Le Ksar (F Carter), 1940 Djebel (A Swann), 1952 Thunderhead II (Etienne Pollett), 1959 Taboun (Alec Head), 1964 Baldric II (Ernie Fellows), 1966 Kashmir II (Charles Bartholomew), 1974 Nonoalco (Francois Boutin), 1982 Zino (Francois Boutin), 1994 Zafonic (Andre Fabre) and 1995 Pennekamp (Andre Fabre).


* The first horse to complete the 2000 Guineas/Epsom Derby double was Smolensko, owned by Sir Charles Bunbury, in 1813. Since then a further 33 horses have completed this double, the most recent being Nashwan in 1989.


* Sir Michael Stoute, responsible for the 2001 UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas winner Golan, is the most successful current trainer with five victories. His other four winners were Shadeed (1985), Doyoun (1988), Entrepreneur (1997) and King's Best (2000). Richard Hannon has saddled three winners - Mon Fils (1973), Don't Forget Me (1987) and Tirol (1990).


* The most successful current jockey is Mick Kinane with three wins. Kinane gained his most recent win in 1998 on the Aidan O'Brien-trained King Of Kings, and also scored on Entrepreneur the previous season and Tirol in 1990. Kieren Fallon has ridden the winner for two of the last four years while Frankie Dettori has also had a couple of successes.


* The record time is 1m 35.08s, set by Mister Baileys in 1994.


* Queen Elizabeth II owned the 1958 winner, Pall Mall, while her great-grandfather, King Edward VII, owned both the 1900 victor Diamond Jubilee (when he was the Prince of Wales) and Minoru, successful in 1909.



UltimateBet.com 1000 GUINEAS WINNERS
(SINCE 1946)

YEAR WINNER AGE/WGT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP RAN
2003 RUSSIAN RHYTHM 3-9-00 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon 12/1 19
2002 KAZZIA 3-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 14/1 17
2001 AMEERAT 3-9-00 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson 11/1 15
2000 LAHAN 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden Richard Hills 14/1 18
1999 WINCE 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon 4/1F 22
1998 CAPE VERDI 3-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 10/3JF 16
1997 SLEEPYTIME 3-9-00 Greenbay Stables Ltd Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon 5/1 15
1996 BOSRA SHAM 3-9-00 Wafic Said Henry Cecil Pat Eddery 10/11F 13
1995 HARAYIR 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum Dick Hern Richard Hills 5/1 14
1994 LAS MENINAS 3-9-00 Robert Sangster Tommy Stack IRE John Reid 12/1 15
1993 SAYYEDATI 3-9-00 Mohamed Obaida Clive Brittain Walter Swinburn 4/1 12
1992 HATOOF 3-9-00 Maktoum Al Maktoum Criquette Head FR Walter Swinburn 5/1 14
1991 SHADAYID 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop Willie Carson 4/6F 14
1990 SALSABIL 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop Willie Carson 6/4F 10
1989 MUSICAL BLISS 3-9-00 Sheikh Mohammed Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 7/2 7
1988 RAVINELLA 3-9-00 Ecurie Aland Criquette Head FR George Moore 4/5F 12
1987 MIESQUE 3-9-00 Stavros Niarchos Francois Boutin FR Freddie Head 15/8F 14
1986 MIDWAY LADY 3-9-00 H Rainier Ben Hanbury Ray Cochrane 10/1 15
1985 OH SO SHARP 3-9-00 Sheikh Mohammed Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen 2/1F 17
1984 PEBBLES 3-9-00 Marcos Lemos Clive Brittain Philip Robinson 8/1 15
1983 MA BICHE 3-9-00 Maktoum Al Maktoum Criquette Head FR Freddie Head 5/2F 18
1982 ON THE HOUSE 3-9-00 Philip Oppenheimer Harry Wragg John Reid 33/1 15
1981 FAIRY FOOTSTEPS 3-9-00 Jim Joel Henry Cecil Lester Piggott 6/4F 14
1980 QUICK AS LIGHTNING 3-9-00 Ogden Phipps John Dunlop Brian Rouse 12/1 23
1979 ONE IN A MILLION 3-9-00 Helena Springfield Ltd Henry Cecil Joe Mercer EvensF 17
1978 ENSTONE SPARK 3-9-00 Dick Bonnycastle Barry Hills Ernie Johnson 35/1 16
1977 MRS MCARDY 3-9-00 Mrs E Kettlewell Mick Easterby Edward Hide 16/1 18
1976 FLYING WATER 3-9-00 Daniel Wildenstein Angel Penna FR Yves Saint Martin 2/1F 25
1975 NOCTURNAL SPREE 3-9-00 Mrs D O'Kelly Stuart Murless IRE Johnny Roe 14/1 16
1974 HIGHCLERE 3-9-00 HM The Queen Dick Hern Joe Mercer 12/1 15
1973 MYSTERIOUS 3-9-00 George A Pope Jnr Noel Murless Geoff Lewis 11/1 14
1972 WATERLOO 3-9-00 Mrs R Stanley Bill Watts Edward Hide 8/1 18
1971 ALTESSE ROYALE 3-9-00 Colonel Roger Hue-Williams Noel Murless Yves Saint Martin 25/1 10
1970 HUMBLE DUTY 3-9-00 Lady Jean Ashcombe Peter Walwyn Lester Piggott; 3/1JF 12
1969 FULL DRESS 3-9-00 Budgie Moller Harry Wragg Ron Hutchinson 7/1 13
1968 CAERGWRLE 3-9-00 Mrs Noel Murless Noel Murless Sandy Barclay 4/1F 19
1967 FLEET 3-9-00 R C Boucher Noel Murless George Moore 11/2 16
1966 GLAD RAGS 3-9-00 Mrs J P Mills Vincent O'Brien IRE Paul Cook 100/6 21
1965 NIGHT OFF 3-9-00 Lionel Holliday Walter Wharton Bill Williamson 9/2F 16
1964 POURPARLER 3-9-00 Lady Beatrice Granard Paddy Prendergast IRE Garnet Bougoure 11/2 18
1963 HULA DANCER 3-9-00 P A Widener Etienne Pollet FR Roger Poincelet 1/2F 12
1962 ABERMAID 3-9-00 Roderic More O'Ferrall Harry Wragg Bill Williamson 100/6 14
1961 SWEET SOLERA 3-9-00 Mrs S M Castello Reg Day Bill Rickaby 4/1JF 14
1960 NEVER TOO LATE II 3-9-00 Mrs Howell E Jackson Etienne Pollet FR Roger Poincelet 8/11F 14
1959 PETITE ETOILE 3-9-00 Prince Aly Khan Noel Murless Doug Smith 8/1 14
1958 BELLA PAOLA 3-9-00 Francois Dupre Francois Mathet FR Serge Boullenger 8/11F 11
1957 ROSE ROYALE II 3-9-00 H H Aga Khan Alec Head FR Charlie Smirke 6/1 20
1956 HONEYLIGHT 3-9-00 Sir Victor Sassoon Charlie Elsey Edgar Britt 100/6 19
1955 MELD 3-9-00 Lady Zia Wernher Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Harry Carr 11/4F 12
1954 FESTOON 3-9-00 John Dewar Noel Cannon Scobie Breasley 9/2 12
1953 HAPPY LAUGHTER 3-9-00 David Wills Jack Jarvis Manny Mercer 10/1 14
1952 ZABARA 3-9-00 Sir Malcolm McAlpine Vic Smyth Ken Gethin 7/1 20
1951 BELLE OF ALL 3-9-00 Henry Tufton Norman Bertie Gordon Richards 4/1F 18
1950 CAMAREE 3-9-00 Jean Ternynck A Lieux FR Rae Johnstone 10/1 17
1949 MUSIDORA 3-9-00 N P Donaldson Charles Elsey Edgar Britt 100/8 18
1948 QUEENPOT 3-9-00 Sir Percy Loraine Noel Murless Gordon Richards 6/1 22
1947 IMPRUDENCE 3-9-00 Mme P Corbiere Jacques Lieux FR Rae Johnstone 4/1F 20
1946 HYPERICUM 3-9-00 H M The King Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Doug Smith 100/6 13



THE UltimateBet.Com 1000 GUINEAS

Facts and Figures

* The inaugural running of the 1000 Guineas, for three-year-old fillies, took place in 1814. The Classic was won by the 11/5 favourite Charlotte, who beat four rivals. The connections of Charlotte - trainer T Perren, owner Christopher Wilson and jockey Bill Clift - were also responsible for Wizard, the first 2000 Guineas winner in 1809.


* Four fillies have completed the 1000 Guineas/2000 Guineas double. The last was Sceptre in 1902, who was amazingly also successful in the Oaks and St Leger. The other fillies to win both Newmarket classics are Crucifix (1840), Formosa (1868) and Pilgrimage (1878).


* In 1825, the Duke of Grafton's Tontine was the sole participant. At the other end of the spectrum, the largest field was 29 in 1926, when Pillion was successful at 25/1.


* Humble Duty recorded the greatest winning margin since 1900 when scoring by seven lengths in 1970 under Lester Piggott. During the same period six winners have scraped home by the narrowest of margins, a short-head, namely Atmah (1911), Fair Isle (1930), Highclere (1974), Nocturnal Spree (1975), Oh So Sharp (1985) and Las Meninas (1994).


* The longest-priced winner was Lord Derby's Ferry, returned at 50/1 in 1918. The shortest-priced was Crucifix, whose odds were 1/10 when taking the 1840 renewal.


* A total of 77 of the 190 runnings have been won by either the favourite or a joint-favourite. This works out as just over four in every 10 runnings being won by a favourite. The favourite has only twice been out of the first four home since 1994.


* One of the race's true heroines was Tagalie, successful in 1912, who was the only winner to go on and land the Derby.


* A total of 46 fillies have won both the 1000 Guineas and Oaks. Neva was the first in 1817 and Kazzia the latest in 2002.


* Five winners since 1900 have been trained in Ireland - 1908 Rhodora (trained by James Allen), 1964 Pourparler (Paddy Prendergast), 1966 Glad Rags (Vincent O'Brien), 1975 Nocturnal Spree (Stuart Murless) and 1994 Las Meninas (Tommy Stack).


* There have been 14 French-trained winners since 1900 - 1929 Taj Mah (trained by Juan Torterolo), 1932 Kandy (Frank Carter), 1935 Mesa (P Corbiere), 1947 Imprudence (Jacques Lieux), 1950 Camaree (A Lieux), 1957 Rose Royale (Alec Head), 1958 Bella Paola (Francois Mathet), 1960 Never Too Late (Etienne Pollet), 1963 Hula Dancer (Etienne Pollet), 1976 Flying Water (Angel Penna), 1983 Ma Biche (Criquette Head), 1987 Miesque (Francois Boutin), 1988 Ravinella (Criquette Head) and 1992 Hatoof (Criquette Head).


* Henry Cecil is the most successful current trainer with six wins while Kieren Fallon is the most successful current jockey, with a trio of victories.


* Lahan recorded a new record time for the race in 2000 when scoring in 1m 36.38s, shaving 0.43s off the previous best set by Las Meninas in 1994.


* The present Queen owned the 1974 heroine Highclere while her father, King George VI, saw both Hypernicum (1946) and Sun Chariot (1942) carry his colours to victory. King George V was victorious with Scuttle in 1928 and way back in 1896 Thais triumphed for the Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward VII).



UltimateBet.com JOCKEY CLUB STAKES WINNERS
(1980-2003)

YEAR WINNER AGE/WGT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP
2003 WARRSAN 5-8-09 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain Philip Robinson 12/1
2002 MARIENBARD 5-8-09 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Jamie Spencer 9/1
2001 MILLENARY 4-9-00 Neil Jones John Dunlop Pat Eddery 11/4
2000 BLUEPRINT 5-8-09 The Queen Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon 9/2
1999 SILVER PATRIARCH 5-9-00 Peter Winfield John Dunlop Pat Eddery 9/2 Fav
1998 ROMANOV 4-8-09 Robert Sangster Peter Chapple-Hyam John Reid 5/1
1997 TIME ALLOWED 4-8-06 Robert Barnett Michael Stoute John Reid 13/2
1996 RIYADIAN 4-8-09 H R H Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole Richard Quinn 10/11 Fav
1995 ONLY ROYALE 6-8-11 Frank Stronach Luca Cumani Frankie Dettori 4/1
1994 SILVER WISP 5-8-09 Shirley Robins David Nicholson Michael Hills 20/1
1993 ZINAAD 4-8-09 Maktoum Al Maktoum Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 3/1 Fav
1992 SAPIENCE 6-8-12 Bill O'Gorman David Elsworth Ray Cochrane 40/1
1991 ROCK HOPPER 4-8-07 Maktoum Al Maktoum Michael Stoute Pat Eddery 8/11 Fav
1990 ROSEATE TURN 4-8-07 Peter Brant Luca Cumani Frankie Dettori 17/2
1989 UNFUWAIN 4-8-10 Hamdan Al Maktoum Dick Hern Willie Carson 5/6 Fav
1988 ALMAARAD 5-8-10 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop Willie Carson 13/2
1987 PHARDANTE 5-8-12 Simon Karmel Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 7/1
1986 PHARDNTE 4-8-07 Simon Karmel Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 11/2
1985 KIRMANN 4-8-07 H H Aga Khan Fulke Johnson Houghton Steve Cauthen 11/1
1984 GAY LEMUR 4-8-07 Lady Roseberry Bruce Hobbs Geoff Baxter 8/1
1983 ELECTRIC 4-8-10 Raymond Clifford-Turner Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 12/1
1982 ARDROSS 6-8-12 Charles St George Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Evens Fav
1981 MASTER WILLIE 4-8-12 Robert Barnett Henry Candy Philip Waldron 2/1
1980 MORE LIGHT 4-8-11 R Budgett Dick Hern Willie Carson 4/1


UltimateBet.com JOCKEY CLUB STAKES
FACTS & FIGURES

* The UltimateBet.com Jockey Club Stakes was first run in 1894.


* The inaugural winner was Isinglass, who had won the Triple Crown (2000 Guineas, Derby & St Leger) the previous season.


* Persimmon, owned by the Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward VII), won the 1896 Jockey Club Stakes. He also won the Derby and the St Leger that year.


* Other Derby winners to have also won the Jockey Club Stakes are Rock Sand (1904), St Amant (1905), Lemberg (1910) and St Paddy (1961).


* Its no longer possible for a horse to win the Jockey Club Stakes and the Derby in the same season as since 1963 three-year-olds have been excluded from the Newmarket contest.


* Peter Walwyn and Pat Eddery teamed up for three consecutive Jockey Club Stakes successes in the 1970s with Orange Bay (1976), Oats (1977) and Classic Example (1978).


* There has only been one dual winner in the history of the contest - Phardante in 1986 and 1987.


* The great stayer Ardross won the 1982 renewal ridden by Lester Piggott. He also won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 1981 and 1982, as well as finishing runner-up in the 1982 Arc de Triomphe.


* Sir Michael Stoute leads the way among current trainers with five successes in the race.


* Following the retirement of Pat Eddery at the end of last season, who won six renewals of the UltimateBet.com Jockey Club Stakes, the leading current jockey is Frankie Dettori with two successes.


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