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Wednesday, March 14, 2001



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CHELTENHAM ANNOUNCES NEW DATES




Cheltenham Racecourse announces that it has agreed with the British Horseracing Board new dates for the Cheltenham National Hunt Meeting. The dates are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 17, 18 and 19.

Tickets will be valid for the same days of the week. Cheltenham will be writing to everyone who bought a ticket outlining the arrangements which include a full refund if they cannot attend.


Announcing these dates, Cheltenham's Managing Director, Edward Gillespie said: "We at Cheltenham are only too conscious of the continuing foot and mouth crisis and the effect this is having on so many of our customers.

"However, there is a balance to be struck. We are convinced that we can safely conduct a successful race meeting and that, so long as racing continues and the racecourse remains outside an infected area, then we should make every effort to hold the meeting.

"We have therefore set dates so that the preparation of the horses and all the arrangements for the meeting can resume."

The National Hunt Festival was scheduled to run this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 13, 14 and 15. Cheltenham was unable to comply then with BHB instructions regarding the precautions issued to allow racing to continue during the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.




NEWMARKET ACCOMMODATES CHELTENHAM MOVE




Following today's news that the Cheltenham Festival will take place from Tuesday to Thursday, April 17 to 19 - the same three days as Newmarket's Craven Meeting - Newmarket has adjusted its race times and will now kick off at 1.15pm each day.

Channel 4 will televise two live races from Newmarket before moving on to Cheltenham and from that point the coverage will be shared between the two meetings.


The Craven Meeting features the first British Group races of the 2001 Flat season, with some important classic trials taking place. These include the Group 3 Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes, Listed Victor Chandler European Free Handicap and Group 3 Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes.


Lisa Hancock, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses Trust, said: "Over the last few days we had anticipated that this might happen and as such have adjusted our order of running to fit in with Cheltenham's programme and to ensure that all our sponsors continue to have live television coverage.


"While it is far from ideal, these are exceptional circumstances and we hope that any effect will be minimal. Our typical Craven crowd is largely made up of Flat-racing purists and their enjoyment should remain unaffected.


"The double-header with Cheltenham will offer the best racing, both Flat and National Hunt, and I'm sure the course-to-course betting turnover will be excellent!"




THE GREATEST EASTER DOUBLE HEADER




On Tuesday 17th April - Thursday 19th April Channel Four Racing will broadcast the 'greatest double header' since its inception with live action from Cheltenham (the postponed festival meeting) and Newmarket.


The afternoon schedule will incorporate 7 live races - 4 from Cheltenham (National Hunt) and 3 from Newmarket (Flat).


Andrew Franklin, Executive Producer commented: "What a fantastic Easter week for racing enthusiasts! On behalf of Channel 4 and the team we would like to thank Newmarket and Cheltenham officials for their flexibility and assistance which has enabled us to create a top quality broadcast schedule for the three days which will appease the complete racing audience."



VODAFONE OAKS ENTRIES REVEALED




Aidan O'Brien leads the way in the 2001 Vodafone Oaks with 10 of the 101 entries - up five on last year's total of 96 - announced today. The Irish champion trainer, who won the premier fillies' Classic in 1998 with Shahtoush, is closely followed by Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor - successful with Moonshell in 1995 - on nine entries.


O'Brien's team includes the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Sequoyah, Gowran Park maiden winner Fantasy Royale and the Group 3 scorer Imagine, who is a half-sister to 1991 Vodafone Derby victor Generous.


Godolphin's entry is largely unexposed with those to have run including Blixen and Enrich, winner of Irish maidens for John Oxx last season, Moonlight Sail, who scored at Chantilly in July, Muwakleh, who made a winning debut at Nad Al Sheba on February 22, Tempting Fate, winner of a Salisbury conditions event for John Hills, while those yet to run include Chilly Start, a three-parts sister to the 1995 Vodafone Derby winner Lammtarra.


But neither O'Brien nor Bin Suroor can match the incredible record of ten-time champion trainer Henry Cecil, who has won the Vodafone Oaks seven times, including four of the last five renewals. Cecil has five entries this year including Lyrical, an unraced half-sister to last year's winner Love Divine, the ante-post favourite Autumn Rhythm, winner of her only race last season, and Fully Invested, who has also won her sole start.


Those that have already scored at the highest level include the Group 1 Fillies' Mile heroine Crystal Music, who is trained for Lord Lloyd-Webber by John Gosden.


There are a total of 18 Irish-trained entries and, apart from the O'Brien team, these include the Jim Bolger-trained Siringas, 13-length winner of a Gowran Park maiden on her only start. There are 13 entries from across the English Channel, among them Bellona, trained by Freddie Head, plus Matanilla and Welimina from the stable of Head's sister Criquette. All three won their only start at Saint-Cloud in 2000.


The Queen has not won a Classic since Dunfermline landed the 1977 Oaks and St Leger but she looks to have possibly her best chance since then with Flight Of Fancy, one of six Sir Michael Stoute-trained entries. The Sadler's Wells filly won a Salisbury maiden by six lengths in August. The Queen also owns the promising three-year-old colt Border Comet, one of the 149 Vodafone Derby entries announced last week.


Andrew Cooper, Group Racing Manager at United Racecourses, said: "We are delighted with the three-figure entry for the Vodafone Oaks and, following last week's publication of the 149 Vodafone Derby entries, we can really begin to focus on Britain's two premier Classics."

The £325,000 Vodafone Oaks is run at Epsom on Friday, June 8.



THE VODAFONE OAKS



Group 1, Class A, Showcase Race, Epsom Downs, Friday, June 8, 2001, one mile four furlongs about ten yards, total prize fund £325,000, for three-year-old fillies only. Weights: 9st. Entries closed Wednesday, March 7, 2001 (101 entries), entries released Wednesday, March 14, 2001, first forfeit stage Thursday, May 24, 2001, £20,000 supplementary entry stage Friday, June 1, 2001, five-day confirmation stage Saturday, June 2, 2001, 48-hour declaraton stage 10am, Wednesday, June 6, 2001. (Form figures from Weatherbys correct up to Tuesday, March 13, 2001 and may not include some overseas form).


Form Horse Owner Trainer
ADORARA (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
2110- AFFIANCED (IRE) A G Moylan Jim Bolger IRE
AKARIYDA (IRE) H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
ALITHINI (IRE) Charlotte Musgrave Jeremy Noseda
126- AMEERAT Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
1- AUTUMN RHYTHM Niarchos Family Henry Cecil
BAHIRAH Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
51- BARANOVA (IRE) Robert Sangster John Gosden
56- BARATHEASTAR Mohamed Obaida Clive Brittain
1- BELLONA (IRE) George Strawbridge Freddie Head FR
BILOXI Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
13- BLIXEN (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
3313- CANDICE (IRE) Maktoum Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
CHALICE WELLS Jeffen Racing Roger Charlton
44- CHAMELA BAY (IRE) Diane Nagle & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
CHILLY START (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
333- CHOC ICE (IRE) Mrs M S Vidal Robert Collet FR
CONQUESTADORA The Fairy Story Partnership Gerard Butler
111- CRYSTAL MUSIC (USA) Lord Lloyd-Webber John Gosden
3- DALANNDA (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
DALTAIYMA (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
4- DREAM (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
EMBROIDER (IRE) Katie Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
13- ENRICH (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
ENTENTE CORDIALE (IRE) Chryss O'Reilly Kevin Prendergast IRE
2102- ESYOUEFFCEE (IRE) Martyn Burke Mick Easterby
1- FANTASY ROYALE (USA) Mrs Paul Shanahan & Trish Hyde Aidan O'Brien IRE
FIESTKALDA Wertheimer et Frere Criquette Head-Maarek FR
21- FLIGHT OF FANCY The Queen Sir Michael Stoute
1- FULLY INVESTED (USA) Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
2- GAY HEROINE Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
GLOAMING Mrs H Corr Brian Doran
10- GONCHAROVA (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Sir Michael Stoute
100- GOT TO GO Mrs H Theodorou Barry Hills
HAKEYMA (USA) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
53- HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (IRE) L Neil Jones John Dunlop
361412- IMAGINE (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
IN LUCK John W Ford Bryan Smart
54- INCHIRI Woodcote Stud Ltd Gerard Butler
JOSH'S PEARL (IRE) Anne Coughlan John Oxx IRE
KALAMBARA (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
112- KARASTA (IRE) H H Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
23- KARSAVINA (IRE) Trish Hyde & Mrs Paul Shanahan Aidan O'Brien IRE
66- KAZEEM John Deer Barry Hills
34104-(4) LADY LAHAR Barry Walters Catering Mick Channon
0- LAKE KINNERET (IRE) Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute
LAOUB (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
LIGHT BALLET Khalid Abdulla Andre Fabre FR
313- LIPICA (IRE) Paul Green Karl Burke
342125- LOVE EVERLASTING Mr & Mrs Gary Middlebrook Mark Johnston
263- LOVE ME TRUE (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
0- LUCILLE (IRE) Mrs Hildegarde Focke John Dunlop
LUCKY RAINBOW (USA) Wafic Said John Dunlop
LYRICAL Lordship Stud Henry Cecil
2- MADAMAA (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE
6- MAID FOR FREEDOM (USA) Chris Brasher Gerard Butler
MAKAROVA (IRE) Michael Tabor Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
MAKELOVELAST (IRE) Maktoum Al Maktoum Barry Hills
035- MAMEHA Brian Voak Clive Brittain
5- MARANI Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
21- MARE NOSTRUM Niarchos Family Pascal Bary FR
1- MATANILLA (FR) Mrs Alec Head Criquette Head-Maarek FR
24- MATOAKA (USA) Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
MINISTRY OF MAGIC (USA) Susan Roy Brian Meehan
4- MISS TEAK (USA) Beetle N Wedge Partnership Gerard Butler
6- MISSOURI Pollards Stables Mark Tompkins
41- MOONLIGHT SAIL (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
1- MOT JUSTE Mohammed Al Nabouda Ed Dunlop
(1) MUWAKLEH Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
1- NADIA Maktoum Al Maktoum Carlos Laffon-Parias FR
NAJAH (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
4- PELAGIA (IRE) J Repard, G Doran,M Nicolson,C Witten Richard Hannon
RAYYANA (IRE) H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
RED CONQUEST Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain
1- RELISH THE THOUGHT (IRE) Maktoum Al Maktoum Barry Hills
220- ROCKERLONG Anthony Oppenheimer Geoff Wragg
616- SAMARA MIDDLE EAST (FR) Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
33- SANTA ISOBEL Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
1- SAUDIA (USA) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole
221- SAYEDAH (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
31215- SEQUOYAH (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
43- SEYOOLL (IRE) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
3- SHAWARA (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
35- SILKY DAWN (IRE) Wafic Said Henry Cecil
62- SILLY GOOSE (IRE) Wafic Said John Dunlop
(5)(2) SILVER BRACELET Ali Saeed Clive Brittain
30- SILVER GREY LADY (IRE) Philippa Cooper John Dunlop
1- SIRINGAS (IRE) Chryss O'Reilly Jim Bolger IRE
324- SNOWFLAKE (IRE) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
SO ADMIRABLE Jim Furlong Gerard Butler
SOUND OF LAUGHTER (FR) Tony Richards Francois Doumen FR
2- SPEIRBHEAN (IRE) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
3- STAPLOY Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
3- STAY BEHIND Khalid Abdulla Amanda Perrett
122- SUMMER SYMPHONY (IRE) Gerald Leigh Luca Cumani
0- SUNSTONE Mrs M J Vincent Mick Channon
131- TARFSHI Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
2114-(3) TEMPTING FATE (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
21- TIME AWAY (IRE) Robert Barnett John Dunlop
1- WELIMINA (IRE) Wertheimer et Frere Criquette Head-Maarek FR
6452-(3)(1) ZAHEEMAH (USA) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain

101 Entries
18 Irish-trained
13 French-trained
9 Dubaian-trained




Breakdown of Owners With Vodafone Oaks Entries and Past Successes

9 entries
Godolphin (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell owned with Maktoum Al Maktoum)

8 entries
H H Aga Khan
Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor (alone and in partnerships) (1998 Shahtoush - part owned by Sue Magnier)

6 entries
Khalid Abdulla (1997 Reams Of Verse)

5 entries
Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum

3 entries
Maktoum Al Maktoum (1991 Jet Ski Lady, 1995 Moonshell owned with Godolphin)
Wafic Said (1996 Lady Carla)

Breakdown of Trainers With Vodafone Oaks Entries and Past Successes

10 Entries
Aidan O'Brien IRE (1998 Shahtoush)

9 Entries
Saeed bin Suroor UAE (1995 Moonshell)

6 Entries
John Dunlop (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil)
Sir Michael Stoute (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite)

5 Entries
Clive Brittain (1992 User Friendly)
Gerard Butler
Henry Cecil
(1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine)
Mick Channon
Barry Hills

4 Entries
Alain de Royer Dupre FR

3 Entries
Jim Bolger IRE (1991 Jet Ski Lady)
John Gosden
Criquette Head-Maarek FR
Michael Jarvis
John Oxx IRE

2 Entries
Ed Dunlop

1 Entry
Ian Balding
Pascal Bary FR
Karl Burke
Roger Charlton
Paul Cole
Robert Collet FR
Luca Cumani
Brian Doran
Francois Doumen FR
Mick Easterby
Andre Fabre FR (1993 Intrepidity)
Richard Hannon
Freddie Head FR
Mark Johnston
Carlos Laffon-Parias FR
Brian Meehan
Jeremy Noseda
Amanda Perrett
Kevin Prendergast IRE
Bryan Smart
Mark Tompkins
Marcus Tregoning
Dermot Weld IRE (1981 Blue Wind)
Geoff Wragg



TheEquineDirectory.com LAUNCHED




A major new Internet portal for the racing and equine industries is launched today. TheEquineDirectory.com aims to be the first port of call for anybody searching for suppliers of equine goods and services or horse-related products.


TheEquineDirectory.com is a joint venture between Racing Link and the Racing Network, two of the industry's most progressive young companies. Racing Link was set up two years ago by Martin Pipe's former amateur Josh Apiafi and is the only company of its kind, with a stand at over 145 race meetings each year promoting a wide range of products. The Racing Network operates one of the sport's most successful Internet sites, www.racing-network.co.uk

With combined visitor numbers of more than 2,000 a day, the Racing Network and Racing Link websites lead to the directory, which already has 100 companies taking part after a successful test period.


Services shown include racecourses, trainers, equipment suppliers, sporting artists, sculptors, jewellers, tour operators and much more. It is planned later in the year to have the directory available on-course at the Racing Link stand.


Josh Apiafi, Managing Director of Racing Link, said: "There has long been a need for a single source of information covering the many services available within the equine and racing industries and we are delighted to be associated with TheEquineDirectory.com

"Input from both Racing Link and the Racing Network will serve to ensure that TheEquineDirectory.com becomes the first, the best and ultimately the only place to get up-to-date and reliable information about services within the equine and racing industries."



SCHUTZ AIMS AT EMIRATES WORLD SERIES




Andreas Schutz, Germany's training sensation, has never been one to avoid a challenge and the 2001 Emirates World Series Racing Championship is one of the titles that he will be setting his sights on this season.


The Emirates World Series Racing Championship, sponsored by Emirates Airline, the international airline of the UAE and four times winner of Airline of the Year, takes in the 12 most prestigious thoroughbred races around the globe and is the largest sponsorship in the history of horseracing.

Schutz, 31, the son of the late Bruno Schutz, took over the running of the Cologne-based stables in August 1997 when his father became too ill and took over the training licence in January 1998. Schutz has the pedigree and the education of a horseman, being a fourth generation trainer from a family that has always been involved in the racing industry.


The art of winning has always been in his blood and prior to assisting his father, Schutz was a successful amateur jockey becoming champion between 1984 and 1987 and retiring with a total of 173 wins.


Schutz is scheduled to arrive in Dubai on Monday to oversee his globetrotting Caitano through his final preparations for the Dubai Sheema Classic on Dubai World Cup night at Nad Al Sheba. This will be Schutz's fourth visit to Dubai, the first being in 1998 with his World Cup challenger Borgia.

Caitano finished runner-up to World Champion Fantastic Light in last year's Dubai Sheema Classic and the two will meet again on the Nad Al Sheba turf a week on Saturday. On his most recent outing the son of Niniski travelled to East Asia where he finished second to Silvano in the Singapore Cup at Kranji Racecourse on March 3rd.


Schutz commented, "I have not seen Caitano since his run in Singapore but my travelling head lad has reported that he is in very good form."

Schutz went on to outline the season's plans for Caitano, "I hope to run him in the Emirates World Series races this year. He ran well in the Canadian International (the sixth leg of the Emirates World Series) last year and he is the same class as most of the horses that run in the Series races.


"He will be aimed at both European and overseas legs of the Series. His main targets will be the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot, the Irish Champion Stakes and then the Cox Plate in Australia towards the end of the year."

Last year Schutz finished fourth in the Emirates World Series trainer's championship with 16 points, 13 of which were scored by his German Derby Hero Samum, who claimed the fourth leg of the Series - the Grosser Preis von Baden and was then sixth in the Hong Kong Cup.


It could so nearly have been a different story, going into the final leg of the 2000 Emirates World Series, the Hong Kong Cup, there were three horses who could have lifted the prestigious title, Fantastic Light, Samum and Ireland's Giant's Causeway. Samum unfortunately did not get a clear run until it was too late and the rest as they say is history.

"Samum is in good form and I wanted to give him a long winter break." Schutz commented about his stable star.


"I will now be aiming Samum at those Emirates World Series races which are later in the year, mainly the Grosser Preis von Baden, then the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and then hopefully the Breeders' Cup. I am really looking to win the World Series with one of my horses this year." Schutz stated.


The Emirates World Series Racing Championship 2001 Races

Dubai World Cup, Sponsored by Emirates - 24th March, Nad Al Sheba
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Sponsored by De Beers - 28th July, Ascot
Arlington Million - 18th August, Arlington International Racecourse
Grosser Preis von Baden - 2nd September, Baden-Baden
Esat Digifone Irish Champion Stakes - 8th September, Leopardstown
Canadian International - 30th September,Woodbine
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere - 7th October, Longchamp
BMW Cox Plate - 27th October, Moonee Valley
Breeders' Cup Turf - 27th October, New York
Breeders' Cup Classic - 27th October, New York
Japan Cup - 25th November, Tokyo
Hong Kong Cup - 16th December, Sha-Tin



SIX MEETINGS LOST TO FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE




The meeting at Sedgefield next Tuesday (March 20) is one of six meetings to br abandoned due to the ongoing foot and mouth disease crisis.


In a statement the County Durham venue said: "Following new guidelines produced by the Ministry of Agriculture and issued by the Jockey Club, it will not be possible to hold our race meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 20.


"We are hopeful that measures can be put in place as soon as possible to be able to recommence racing at the earliest possible time. At all times we will be governed by the circumstances involved with the foot and mouth situation."

Other meeting abandoned because of foot and mouth disease:

Folkestone - Monday, March 19
Exeter - Tuesday, March 20
Chepstow - Wednesday, March 21
Ludlow Saturday, March 24 & Tuesday, April 4

In light of the huge number of meetings lost because of both foot and mouth disease and the weather, the BHB has announced the following replacement fixtures:

Lingfield - All-Weather, Monday, March 19
Warwick - All chase card, Tuesday, March 20
Huntingdon - Wednesday, March 21
Southwell - All-Weather, Wednesday, March 21



RACING SCHOOLS' APPRENTICE CHAMPIONSHIP 2001




The British Racing School, Northern Racing College and the Irish Racing Apprentice Centre Of Education will once again be working in conjuction to promote a championship for their graduates.


The Championship is open to graduates who can claim 7lb at the start of the season and also those who are later granted a licence. It will run throughout the British Turf Flat season (Thursday, March 22 to Saturday, November 10).


Points will be awarded on thr following basis:

Win - 10 points
Second - 6 points
Third - 4 points
Ride - 1 point

The lucky winner will receive a six-week working holiday in Dubai, provided by the British Bloodstock Agency, through the Robin Hastings Memorial Trust Fund.


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