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Tuesday, July 15, 2003


Having had his colours lowered by Alamshar in the Irish Derby, Dalakhani has been installed as the 9-2 favourite for the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe to gain his revenge in the Autumn. Hills have also issued odds for the leading rider at next weeks Glorious Goodwood meeting and make Kieran Fallon the 13-8 favourite.

THE PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE: 9-2 Dalakhani, 11-2 Alamshar, Kris Kin, 6-1 High Chapparal, Sulamani, 10-1 Ange Gabriel, 12-1 Falbrav, Nayef, 14-1 Bright Sky, Islington, 16-1 Nebraska Tornado, 20-1 BAR

KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES: 11-4 Alamshar, 4-1 Kris Kin, 9-2 Nayef, 6-1 Falbrav, Sulamani, 10-1 Islington, 12-1 Bollin Eric, Yesterday, 14-1 Millenary, Warrsan, 16-1 Indian Creek, Leadership, Mamool, Victory Moon, 20-1 Black Sam Bellamy, Next Desert, 25-1 Brian Boru, Gamut, Grandera.

VODAFONE STEWARDS CUP: 11-2 Patavellian, 10-1 Fire Up The Band (from 11), Mutawaqed, 14-1 Dazzling Bay, Ratio, Torosay Spring, 16-1 Capricho, Curfew, Fayr Jag, Halmahera, 20-1 Bond Becks, Bond Boy, By Far, Demonstrate, Endless Summer, Frizzante, Royal Millenium, Vanderlin, 25-1 BAR

WILLIAM HILL MILE: 10-1 Funfair, Macadamia, Tarjman, 12-1 Mine, 14-1 Excellento, Inverness, Lafi, Putra Pekan, 16-1 Desert Opal, Grizedale, New Seeker, Tough Love, Wizard of Noz, 20-1 Adekshan, Atlantic Ace, Audience, Camp Commander, Chinkara, Court Masterpiece, Everest, Grand Passion, Green Line, Heretic, Highland Shot, Island Light, Moharib, Norton, Nuit Sombre, Smirk, Unshakable, Wannabe Around, With Reason, 25-1 BAR

2004 SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS: 8-1 Three Valleys, 14-1 One Cool Cat (from 20), 20-1 Grand Reward, 25-1 Antonious Pius, (Others Upon Application)

BETDAQ (GLORIOUS GOODWOOD) LEADING RIDER: 13-8 K Fallon, 5-2 L Dettori, 7-2 M Kinane, 10-1 R Hughes, J Murtagh, 12-1 D Holland, 14-1 K Darley, 16-1 BAR


Annual results for 2002/2003

The Tote was created in 1928 by Act of Parliament to offer pool betting on horseracing. It is now also a leading bookmaker in the UK with a chain of 435 betting shops. Tote Credit, its telephone betting operation, is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is present on each of Britain's 59 racecourses. The Tote, through its website, tote.co.uk, also offers an internet betting service.


* Turnover up 43% at £916m

* Gross profit rose by 14.6% to £96.7m

* Profit before contribution to racing reached £18.7m, an increase of 7%

* Total pool betting turnover up 16% to £221m

* Racecourse Division turnover broke through the £100 m level for the first time

* £10.7m was the Tote's contribution to the horseracing industry

Peter Jones, Chairman of the Tote commented: "Overall, it has been a very good year for the Tote. Our strategy of competing through all the channels (racecourse, high street, phone and internet) and across a range of bets means that we have a balanced business that is able to grow the value of the Tote and maximise the amount we can give back to racing"


STEVE CAUTHEN, the only jockey to be a champion on both sides of the Atlantic, is returning to Britain later this month.

Cauthen, 43, who won the American title once and the jockeys' championship in Britain three times during the 1980s, is set to attend the Glorious Goodwood meeting to mark a sparkling new sponsorship of one of the festival's major races. He will present the winner's trophy following the Four Star Sales Richmond Stakes, a Group Two contest for two-year-olds run on the opening day of the meeting, July 29.

The £70,000 contest has been won by some smart horses in recent years, notably Bachir, Daggers Drawn, Sri Pekan, Dilum and Warning, although, strangely enough, Cauthen never managed to win the race as a jockey. He did enjoy victories in other big races at the meeting, notably the Goodwod Cup in 1982 on Heighlin and 1984 on Gildoran, and the Nassau Stakes in 1987 on Nom De Plume.

Four Star Sales is managed by Cauthen's brother, Kerry. He and three other veteran Kentucky horsemen set up the company in 2002 with the aim of preparing and selling bloodstock at public auction.

They have enjoyed an immediate impact on the American market, and were among the top-ten consignors at Keeneland in September.

This autumn Four Star Sales are entering the European market for the first time, and have earmarked 16 highly valuable yearlings to sell at Tattersalls in Newmarket.

Among their draft of horses will be youngsters by champion sire Sadler's Wells, by the 'Iron Horse' Giants Causeway, and by Kingmambo, whose progeny are doing so well in European racing at present.

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