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Thursday, March 22, 2001


3.10 randombet.com Spring Mile Showcase Handicap

33-Castleshane, 4-Lucky Gitano, 18-Kingsdon, 16-Salty Jack, 22-Freddy Flintstone, 22-Swift Dispersal, 16-Prince Babar, 14-Digital, 6-Judicious, 16-Roman King, 28-Masterpiece, 14-Scene, 16-Iron Mountain, 25-Pacific Alliance, 10-Greenaway Bay, 18-Bold Ewar, 16-Pension Fund, 16-Slumbering, 16-Mister Rambo, 20-Melodian, 33-Bacchus, 50-Pagaent, 40-Sutton Common, 40-Riverblue

3.40 Town Moor Handicap

20-Al Mullaim, 8-Marsad, 22-Tayif, 12-Card games, 9-Cadeaux Cher, 8-Tom Tun, 25-Pips magic, 8-Abbajabba, 28-Xanadu, 22-William's Well, 16-Ellens Academy, 33-Seven No Trumps, 12-Look Here Now, 22-Nashaab, 14-Teyaar, 28-Lone Piper, 22-Mister Mal, 25-The Gay Fox, 9-Pipadash, 14-Sir Sandrovitch, 11-Threat, 25-Royal Romea


Philip Hobbs/ODYSSEY

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 22nd March 2001 into the analysis of the urine ordered to be taken from ODYSSEY, trained by Philip Hobbs, by the Stewards at Bangor-On-Dee after the gelding had finished first in the North Wales Maiden Hurdle on 19th August 2000. The Committee also considered whether or not Hobbs had committed a breach of Rule 221B(i), in the light of Jockey Club Instruction C8 headed "Records of A Treatment" in that his records of treatment for the yard failed to include an injection of flunixin which had been given to IN THE FLOW, another horse in the yard.

The urine of the horse was found to contain flunixin, which is a prohibited substance. After considering the evidence, including statements from Hobbs, and other witnesses, the Committee was unable to establish the source of the substance, and therefore could not be satisfied that the administration of the substance was accidental and that he had taken all reasonable care.

The Committee accepted an admission from Hobbs that he was in breach of Rules 53 and found him to be in breach of Rule 221B(i) because it could not accept his explanation that he did not think he had to enter in his records prohibited substances administered by his veterinary surgeon. In respect of the former it imposed a fine of £800 upon him, this being his second offence, and in respect of the latter a fine of £250. Under Rule 180(ii), the Committee disqualified ODYSSEY from the race, placing BRIGHT BUCK (IRE) first, ALPHA TWO (IRE) second, MAKATI, third and BOLD FELICITER fourth.

John Jenkins/SIFAT

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 22nd March 2001 into the analysis of the urine ordered to be taken from SIFAT trained by John Jenkins, by the Stewards at Nottingham after the mare had finished unplaced in the Nottingham Racecourse Conference Centre Classified Stakes on 15th September 2000.

The urine of the horse was found to contain phenylbutazone and oxyphenbutazone, which are prohibited substances. After considering the evidence, including statements from John Jenkins, and other witnesses, the Committee was satisfied that the source of the substance was 2 sachets of Equipalazone, which were administered to SIFAT on the evening of 9th September, on veterinary advice.

The Committee accepted an admission from Jenkins that he was in breach of Rule 53 and imposed a fine of £600 upon him. Under Rule 180(ii), the Committee disqualified SIFAT from the race.


Thursday, two days before the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race meeting, was an enjoyable morning for the 2,000, plus, racing fans visiting Nad Al Sheba for the annual Breakfast With the Stars.

With only two days remaining until the big night most of the contestants for the seven race card have completed their serious work with very few of the horses seen out this morning asked for any major effort.

Trainer Julio Canani had LADIES DIN out on the grass track before the sun was up. The six-year-old is back in Dubai for another tilt at the Dubai Duty Free (Gr. 2, 1777m, Turf), sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, in which he ran 5th (beaten 2 and-a-half lengths) behind Rhythm Band last year. Working out very wide on the grass LADIES DIN was clocked to run the final 600 metres of his work in 37.73 seconds.

Another Dubai Duty Free runner, Japan's, Eagle Cafe was also an early bird cruising through 800 metres in 49.15 seconds before schooling in the paddock after the workout.

Australia's Dubai Golden Shaheen (Gr.3, 1200m, Dirt), sponsored by Gulf News, candidate, BOMBER BILL was another out early, rolling down the final 400 metres of the dirt track in 24.75 seconds. The Russell Cameron-trained gelding scored Group One success two runs back winning the Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley, in Melbourne, on January 25.

Trainer Joanna Morgan was aboard ONE WON ONE who moved leisurely from the 1600 metres chute to the home straight before dashing down the final 200 metres. ONE WON ONE, who captured the HH The Presidents Cup (1400m) at Abu Dhabi on January 31 at his debut in the Emirates, will line up in the Godolphin Mile (Gr.3, 1600m, Dirt), sponsored by Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort, second race on Saturday night's card.

Hong Kong's challengers, Dubai Duty Free runner, FAIRY KING PRAWN with DALIAPOUR and INDIGENOUS, both set for the Dubai Sheema Classic (Gr. 2, 2400m, Turf), sponsored by the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Port Authority, spent a lengthy period being schooled in the Nad Al Sheba paddock.


Tomorrow's meeting at Newbury is subject to a 7.30am inspection.

Estates Manager Richard Osgood reported today: "It is very heavy ground.

"We will have a precautionary inspection at 7.30am due to a forecast of heavy rain.

"It is raceable at the moment but we'll have to see how much rain arrives."

Meanwhile at Kempton, where the ground is currently heavy, official are keeping a close eye on the weather.

Brian Clifford, Clerk of the Course, reported: "My main concern is the weather forecast for tomorrow morning when we could have up to 15mm of rain.

"That would put us in doubt but we could take a couple of millimetres."


The Uttoxeter Racecourse Executive has confirmed today that it has been forced to abandon its racemeeting scheduled for Friday March 30.

The racemeeting is the second to be lost this month due to foot and mouth disease, and follows abandonment of the Midlands Grand National which was scheduled for Saturday March 17.

Uttoxeter's Commercial Executive Lisa Needham said:

"The Racecourse still remains within the boundaries of the infected area and as such, the British Horseracing Board have informed us that they will not permit us to race on Friday March 30. As the regulating body of British Horseracing, we are obliged to follow their instructions and therefore will not stage the meeting.

Although the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food are unable to confirm the length of time a restriction can last, they have advised us that it is likely to remain in place for 21 days, from the date of the most recent outbreak..

However, we look forward to the resumption of racing at Uttoxeter and are optimistic that our Spring and Summer schedule will be unaffected."

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