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Friday, September 14, 2012

 LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2012, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 

DEMAND STRONG FOR TOMORROW’S LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY AT DONCASTER

 

Doncaster Racecourse is expecting a near sell-out crowd for Camelot’s Triple Crown attempt in tomorrow’s Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season.

 

Some areas of the racecourse are already sold out for Saturday, while strong demand is expected today and tomorrow for the remaining tickets.

 

Current availability at Doncaster Racecourse for Saturday, September 15, 2012

Frenchgate Family Enclosure: There are 3,500 tickets available

Grandstand: There are 1,000 tickets available

County Enclosure: SOLD OUT

Premier Suite: SOLD OUT

Premier on the Lawn: SOLD OUT

 

Kate Hills, on behalf of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The Camelot factor has been very strong, with some racegoers, who would normally come earlier during the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, postponing their visit until Saturday.

 

“The fact that the County Enclosure, Premier Suite and Premier on the Lawn are sold out and the Grandstand is nearly sold out testifies to the desire of people to witness a moment of racing history at Doncaster tomorrow.

 

“We expect most, if not all, of the remaining tickets to be sold. Grandstand tickets will be available at 9am tomorrow for those coming to Doncaster Racecourse and the remaining Frenchgate Family Enclosure tickets will go on sale at 10.30am.

 

“The forecast is for dry weather tomorrow so hopefully conditions will be perfect for racegoers attending the 236th running of the world’s oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger.”

 

There will be a major media presence at Doncaster tomorrow, with over 150 accredited for the day as against the normal 50.

 

Camelot’s Triple Crown attempt is a worldwide phenomenon, with American, Australian, French, other European and Middle East media among those attending.

 

Extra media facilities have been laid on to cope with the demand.

 

 

GOING REMAINS GOOD

 

The going at the conclusion of day three of the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival remains:

 

GOOD

 

Clerk of the Course Jon Pullin reported: “I am leaving the going description as good ahead of tomorrow.

 

“The ground did continue to dry out during the afternoon but it is still good ground.

 

“The forecast for tomorrow is for a dry day, with temperatures of up to 19 degrees Celsius.

 

“Also, the strong breeze we have experienced today should drop by tomorrow.”

 

CROWD

 

Today’s crowd came to around 9,000, slightly down on the 2011 figure.

 

A near sell-out crowd is expected for Camelot's Triple Crown attempt in tomorrow's Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season.

 

Tickets to the Grandstand and Family Enclosures will be available tomorrow morning.

 

 

GOING UPDATE AT 11.50AM

 

The going at Doncaster today, Stobart Doncaster Cup Day, is now:

 

GOOD all over

                                                                                                                               

(Previously Good, Good to Soft in places)

 

GOING

 

The going at Doncaster today, Stobart Doncaster Cup Day, remains:

                                                                                                                               

GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES

 

Jon Pullin, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported this morning: “At the moment, the going description remains good, good to soft in places.

 

“I am going to walk the course and I am hopeful that, with the strong breeze this morning, I may be able to remove the good to soft in places from the going description before racing. It was dry overnight.

 

“There is a chance of a very light shower today but it should be predominantly dry with temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius.

 

“Tomorrow is also forecast to be dry, with temperatures of up to 19 degrees Celsius.”

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER MILESTONES

 

Victory for Camelot would make him the 16th winner of the Triple Crown (the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger) and the first since Nijinsky in 1970.  The timespan involved to this year’s running is 204 years; the youngest of the three Classics, the 2,000 Guineas, was first run in 1809.

 

Victory for Camelot would make Aidan O’Brien the first trainer in Turf history to win all five British Classics in the same year. Camelot has won the 2,000 Guineas and Derby and his Ballydoyle stablemates Homecoming Queen the 1,000 Guineas and Was the Oaks.

 

Victory for Thought Worthy, Michelangelo or Dartford would make John Gosden, who won with Masked Marvel  last year and Arctic Cosmos in 2010, the first trainer to record a hat-trick since John Scott won with Don John (1838), Charles The Twelfth (1839) and  Launcelot (1840). Only three trainer hat-tricks had been achieved previously.

 

Victory for Thought Worthy would make William Buick the first jockey to record a hat-trick since Lester Piggott in 1972 (Nijinsky, Athens Wood, Boucher). The only other achieved was by Bill Scott on Don John (1838), Charles The Twelfth (1839) and Launcelot (1840).

 

Victory for Michelangelo would give Frankie Dettori a sixth success, after Classic Cliche (1995), Shantou (1996), Scorpion (2005), Sixties Icon (2006) and Conduit (2008). It would put him behind only Bill Scott (nine wins between 1821-1846), John Jackson (eight between 1791-1822) and Lester Piggott (eight between 1960-1984) on the all-time numerical list.

 

Victory for Thought Worthy would emulate his brother Lucarno, winner in 2009. Previously six sets of siblings have won,most recently Ribocco (1967) and Ribero (1968).

 

Victory for Encke would give Godolphin a sixth success as owner, after Classic Cliche (1995), Nedawi (1998), Mutafaweq (1999), Rule Of Law (2004) and Mastery (2009), and put Sheikh Mohammed’s  operation joint-second on the all-time list. The most successful owner has been the 9th Duke of Hamilton with seven wins between 1786-1814. The 17th Earl of Derby and the third Aga Khan also have six wins.

 

Trainers with their first runners are Tommy Carmody with Ursa Major and David Lanigan with Main Sequence.

 

Jockeys with their first rides are Mickael Barzalona on Encke, Phillip Makin on Guarantee and Tom Queallyon Thomas Chippendale.

 

THE TRIPLE CROWN HEROES: WHO WERE THEY?

 

1853 West Australian

Won his 2,000 Guineas and Derby only narrowly and was the only Triple Crown winner to start at odds against in the St Leger, which  which he won by an easy three lengths to prove himself the greatest horse of his era, his only defeat in 10 runs coming on his debut.

 

1865 Gladiateur

Though trained in Newmarket, he was bred in France and earned the nickname ‘the Avenger of Waterloo’. One of the best Triple Crown winners, with 16 victories from 19 runs in a brilliant career, including the Ascot Gold Cup by 40 lengths at four.

 

1866 Lord Lyon

Scraped home in both the Derby and St Leger, in which he held on by a head from the fast-finishing Savernake, who had been badly boxed in. He was consistent, with 15 wins from 19 starts, and hardy, but was one of the lesser Triple Crown winners.

 

1886 Ormonde

The best racehorse of the 19th century, unbeaten in 16 races, and arguably the best Triple Crown winner. His  victories included the St James's Palace and Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Champion Stakes, at 1/100, at three and the July Cup at four.

 

1891 Common

The least of the Triple Crown winners, in terms of looks (he was appropriately-named), talent and durability. He raced only five times, starting in the 2,000 Guineas and was no match for the top four-year-old Surefoot in the Eclipse Stakes.

 

1893 Isinglass

A champion in each of his four seasons, beaten only once in 12 starts. His Triple Crown was unique in that he beat the same horse, Ravensbury, in each race. He was the only Triple Crown winner to race at five, when he won the Ascot Gold Cup.

 

1897 Galtee More

His St Leger starting price of 1/10 made him the shortest-priced favourite in the Classic's history, but it was not the shortest price in his; he won the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot at 1/33. He won 11 from 13, but against mostly moderate contemporaries.

 

1899 Flying Fox

Won nine of his 11 races, including all six at three. Was probably a lucky Derby winner as his main rival Holocauste broke a leg two furlongs out when poised for victory. When he was sold at four, his price of 37,500gns remained an auction record for 67 years.

 

1900 Diamond Jubilee

Named for his year of foaling, Queen Victoria's eponymous celebration. Won only six of his 16 races, making him the losingmost Triple Crown winner. Renowned for his vicious temperament, he was the best of an ordinary generation at three and failed to win at four.

 

1903 Rock Sand

Ran more often than any other Triple Crown winner, with 16 wins from 20. In the Classics he benefited from the absence of the best three-year-old Zinfandel and his shortcomings were exposed when he was trounced by Ard Patrick and Sceptre in the Eclipse Stakes.

 

1915 Pommern

Did not have to tackle the contours of Epsom or the long Doncaster straight in the wartime Classics at Newmarket, but was a high-class performer and an emphatic winner of all three. Won seven from 10 including the wartime substitute for the Coronation Cup at four.

 

1917 Gay Crusader

Nothing special at two but after a narrow 2,000 Guineas victory dominated his rivals at three with a series of wide-margin successes that hardly tested his considerable ability. A top-class winner of eight from 10, including the Ascot Gold Cup substitute by 15 lengths.

 

1918 Gainsborough

His three-year-old campaign included victory in the Ascot Gold Cup substitute and he retired as the top-class winner of five from nine. At stud earned immortality as sire of Hyperion. Died aged 30, the longest-lived Triple Crown hero, and up there with the best.

 

1935 Bahram

The second unbeaten Triple Crown winner, winner of nine from nine. Top-class at two, he won the St James’s Palace Stakes after the Derby and produced his most impressive win as he strode five lengths clear in the St Leger.

 

1970 Nijinsky

A champion in both his seasons and took his unbeaten run to 11 in the St Leger. His three-year-old victories included the Irish Derby and King George, but in his last two runs he went under by a head to Sassafras in the Arc and was a dull second to Lorenzaccio in the Champion Stakes. He went on to become a great sire.

 

 

                                                                THE TRIPLE CROWN AND ITS HEROES

 

The Triple Crown comprises the 2,000 Guineas over Newmarket’s straight mile in early May, the Derby over Epsom’s switchback  mile and a half in June and the St Leger over Doncaster’s sweeping extended mile and three-quarters in September. To win all three a horse must own speed, stamina, soundness and durability as well as class.

 

Few are capable of excelling season-long at the highest level over such a variety of courses and distances and in the 203 years since the running of the first 2,000 Guineas (the other two Classic races are older) just 15 horses have completed the set. Three of those, Pommern, Gay Crusader and Gainsborough, did not have to show the versatility required by different tracks, as their wartime races were all run at Newmarket, but they still had to demonstrate the other qualities.

 

Of the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who have attempted the Triple Crown, more have actually succeeded than failed. The most recent to succeed, Nijinsky, was the last to try. The idea that a potential stallion should demonstrate the quality of stamina has become  less popular in recent times, parallel with the expansion of the elite international calendar.

 

The Triple Crown races are the three of the five Classic races which are open to colts. There is also a filly Triple Crown, for a horse that wins the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger. In the past this had lesser currency, as the best fillies would have been expected to run against colts at Newmarket and Epsom. But in the modern era, when fillies rarely tackle colts in the first two Classics (even though they are still eligible) the filly Triple Crown has equal status. Nine have achieved it, most recently Oh So Sharp in 1985.

 

 

Triple Crown Winners (15)

1853 West Australian (6/4 St Leger favourite)

1865 Gladiateur (8/13 St Leger favourite)

1866 Lord Lyon (4/7 St Leger favourite)

1886 Ormonde (1/7 St Leger favourite)

1891 Common (4/5 St Leger favourite)

1893 Isinglass (40/75 St Leger favourite)

1897 Galtee More (1/10 St Leger favourite)

1899 Flying Fox (2/7 St Leger favourite)

1900 Diamond Jubilee (2/7 St Leger favourite)

1903 Rock Sand (2/5 St Leger favourite)

1915 Pommern (1/3 St Leger favourite)

1917 Gay Crusader (2/11 St Leger favourite)

1918 Gainsborough (4/11 St Leger favourite)

1935 Bahram (4/11 St Leger favourite)

1970 Nijinsky (2/7 St Leger favourite)

 

2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who tried and failed in the St Leger (9)

1843 Cotherstone - 4/7 favourite, second to Nutwith (100/6), beaten a head

1869 Pretender - 5/6 favourite, unplaced behind Pero Gomez (3/1)

1882 Shotover - 100/15, third to Dutch Oven (40/1), beaten 5½ lengths. The only filly to attempt the premier Triple Crown.

1888 Ayrshire - 2/1 favourite, unplaced behind Seabreeze (5/2)

1894 Ladas - 1/4 favourite, second to Throstle (50/1), beaten 3/4 length

1904 St Amant - 4-1, 6th and last behind Pretty Polly (2/5f)

1909 Minoru - 7/4, 4th to Bayardo (10/11f)

1925 Manna - 7/2 joint favourite, 10th behind Solario (7/2 jf)

1931 Cameronian - 5/6 favourite, 10th and last behind Sandwich (9/1)

 

2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who did not run in the St Leger (12)

1813 Smolensko

1828 Cadland

1836 Bay Middleton

1863 Macaroni

1911 Sunstar

1939 Blue Peter (St Leger cancelled due to outbreak of war)

1949 Nimbus

1957 Crepello

1967 Royal Palace

1968 Sir Ivor

1989 Nashwan

2009 Sea The Stars

 

                                                                        

                                                                                                                

A TRIPLE CROWN FOR CAMELOT, A SINGLE CROWN FOR O’BRIEN

 

Apart from Camelot’s attempt to become the 16th colt to win a Triple Crown and the first since Nijinsky in 1970, the Ladbrokes St Leger could produce a statistic unique in Turf history. Victory in the race would make Aidan O’Brien the first trainer to win all five British Classics in a single season. Camelot has won the 2,000 Guineas and Derby and his Ballydoyle stablemates Homecoming Queen the 1,000 Guineas and Was the Oaks.

 

Camelot, unbeaten in five runs, will face eight rivals in the Ladbrokes St Leger on Saturday, the 236thrunning of the oldest and longest Classic. He will be the first Derby winner to run at Doncaster since Reference Point, who in 1987 became the 35th Derby hero (including the 15 Triple Crown winners) to win both Classics.

 

Camelot’s class is not in doubt - his official rating of 124 puts him 9lb ahead of the next best of his rivals, Thought Worthy and Main Sequence - but he has yet to tackle further than a mile and a half. But his late sire Montjeu is one of the world’s leading influences for class and stamina, already responsible for two St Leger winner in Scorpion (2005)  and Masked Marvel (2011), as well as an Ascot Gold Cup winner in Fame And Glory.

 

O’Brien has won three St Legers, with Milan (2001), Scorpion and Brian Boru (2003). But the trainer with the best recent record in the race is John Gosden, who first scored with Shantou in 1996 and has won three of the last five with Lucarno in 2007, Arctic Cosmos in 2010 and Masked Marvel last year. He saddles three on Saturday - Thought Worthy, Michelangelo and their pacemaker Dartford - and success would make him the first trainer to achieve the hat-trick since John Scott in 1840.

 

Thought Worthy is the choice of stable jockey William Buick, who will be bidding to emulate Lester Piggott, - successful on  Nijinsky, Athens Wood and Boucher - as winner of three in a row. The only other rider to achieve the feat was Bill Scott, 1838-40. Thought Worthy, by Dynaformer, is a brother to Lucarno; previously six sets of siblings have won, most recently Ribocco (1967) and Ribero (1968).

 

Michelangelo will be ridden by Frankie Dettori, who will be going for his sixth victory. He is already the race’s most successful jockey currently riding and another win would put him behind only Scott (nine wins between 1821-1846), John Jackson (eight, 1791-1822) and Piggott (eight, 1960-1984) on the all-time list.

 

Like Lucarno, Thought Worthy finished fourth in the Derby and warmed up for the Ladbrokes St Leger by winning the Great Voltigeur Stakes. The York race has been the best trial for the Classic in recent years, having produced nine St Leger winners since 1993.

 

Of those nine, Bob’s Return (1993), Milan (2001), Rule Of Law (2004) and Lucarno won both races. The most recent examples of horses beaten in the Great Voltigeur Stakes who turned the tables on their York conquerors to win at Doncaster have been Mastery (2nd at York to St Leger third Monitor Closely) in 2009 and Bollin Eric (3rd at York to St Leger third Bandari) in 2002.

 

Three behind Thought Worthy in the Great Voltigeur reoppose in the Ladbrokes St Leger, neck runner-up Main Sequence, third-placed Enke and Thomas Chippendale, fifth.

 

Main Sequence, a first St Leger runner for trainer David Lanigan, will be trying to become the first Derby runner-up to find compensation at Doncaster since Rule Of Law in 2004. Ursa Major, for Tommy Carmody, are other first-time runners in the Classic for their trainers.

 

The Godolphin operation, previously successful with Classic Cliche (1995), Nedawi (1998), Mutafaweq (1999), Rule of Law (2004) and Mastery (2009), are represented by Encke.

 

                                                                

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2012, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 

Race 1 - Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes - Winning Quotes

 

PERFECT START TO STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY FOR TINKLER

 

Andrew Tinkler, CEO of today’s headline sponsor the Stobart Group, enjoyed the perfect start to the day when Sir Prancealot carried his colours to victory in the five-furlong Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes.

 

Partnered by Johnny Murtagh, the Richard Hannon-trained colt looked to have it all to do entering the final furlong but came with a great run to get up and deny Bungleinthejungle by half a length. He was returned the 7/4 favourite.

 

Richard Hannon Junior, assistant trainer to his father, commented: “The horse deserved it.

 

“He has twice taken on Reckless Abandon this year. He ran well at Royal Ascot and then again in the Morny at Deauville, when he just got tired near the line.

 

“He gets six furlongs and we will now look at the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket for him. The timing of that race (October 13) is just right.

 

“This horse is throughly consistent, has a great attitude and is a gentleman to deal with. We came here and dropped down in trip so that we could win a Group race and I am very pleased. It’s also nice for his owner Mr Tinkler, who also has Dubawi Gold with us.

 

“I think the horse may get seven furlongs in time but for now I think his future is over six.”

 

Johnny Murtagh added: “He is a very professional two-year-old. He’s fast, they went a good pace, he settled well, quickened up and hit the line well. Hopefully, an extra furlong won’t bother him.

 

“He is very natural - he was quick out of the gates and he relaxed well today, which was good. I think that he might even improve for that run - he is starting to learn how to race now.

 

“It’s hard going for two-year-olds in the head-on wind but this lad didn’t seem to mind. Like all of Richard Hannon’s, nothing seems to faze them.

 

“The ground has dried out a lot from yesterday. It’s good ground now, maybe on the slow side of good, but it was good to soft yesterday so it has dried out a bit.”

 

Race 1 - Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes Group Two - placed quotes

 

BUNGLE IN THE ABBAYE?

 

Aspirations are high for Bungle Inthejungle, caught close home and beaten half a length by Sir Prancealot in the opening Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes. “He’s run a stormer,” said the trainer Mick Channon’s son and assistant Michael. “He’s done it the hard way, gone out like a rocket in front. All the others tried to pick him off and only one could. He is just so quick.

 

“He’s a serious prospect for next year, he’s such a big scopey horse he’s bound to strengthen from two to three and again from three to four and is going to give us a lot of fun in the future in the big sprints and take us to some great places. He’s entered in the Abbaye and if the ground was not soft, he could take his chance against the older horses. He’s already got the frame of a three-year-old.”

 

Bungle Inthejungle, a son of Exceed And Excel, is homebred by his owners Christopher Wright and Emily Asprey.

 

Third-placed Sound Of Guns, the first filly home in the Group Two five-furlong dash, will not run again this year, and is also regarded as a bright emerging talent. “She’s just getting better and better,” said trainer Ed Walker of the daughter of Acclamation, “but we’ll now put her away and look after her for next year. She’s got plenty of scope - she was one of the leggiest in the race - and will make a lovely three-year-old. And she’ll be even better on faster ground.”

 

 

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

Johnny Murtagh, jockey of the 7/4 favourite and winner Sir Prancelot, said: “Good.”

 

Martin Harley, on half-length second Bungle Inthejungle, said: “Good.”

 

William Buick, rider of third Sound Of Guns, said: “Good.”

 

Richard Kingscote, partner of Ceiling Kitty, said: “Nice fast ground.”

 

Neil Callan, rider of Morawij, said: “Good.”

 

Graham Gibbons, partner of Welliesinthewater, said: “Good ground and drying - it will be faster by the end of the day.”

Jim Crowley, on board Girl At The Sands, said: “Good at the moment but drying.”

 

Jamie Spencer, partner of Hoyam, said: “Good.”

 

 

Race 2 - Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap - winner quotes

 

SIR GRAHAM UP FOR NEXT YEAR’S CUPS

 

Sir Graham Wade, late-thrust winner of the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap, may be back at Doncaster on the same day 12 months on with a more prestigious target.

 

“Our dream is that he is our Cup horse for next year,” said Deidre Johnston, wife of trainer Mark, of the three-year-old. “He stays, he’s brave and he’s tough.”

 

The only one of his age in the extended mile and three-quarter contest that preceded the Stobart Doncaster Cup, Sir Graham Wade pounced to score by a neck and a nose from Nanton and No Heretic.

 

It was the fifth win of his career, just six days after the fourth at Haydock Park. “I was very relieved it all worked out,” added Johnston. “I wasn’t sure about running him again so soon as he’s such a lovely horse in the making, but he had lost hardly any weight and had eaten up.

 

“He seemed to have taken last weekend all in his stride. But then he does nothing between his races. He hasn’t had a gallop since he first won earlier in the year; just eats and sleeps and ticks over at home and saves it all for the racecourse.”

 

The grey Dalakhani colt, the 9/4 favourite, was delivered with confident inch-perfect precision by Kieren Fallon.

 

“I wanted to be handy but leave it late,” he said. “There’s a strong headwind and you don’t want to be in front too long out there. But I knew I had enough horse to get there when I wanted.

 

“I was lucky on him at Haydock but things went better today. They didn’t go a great gallop but he picked up well for me and he is a battler.

 

“After today, I think that he will have to step up to Group company - he has beaten some smart horses and some older horses as well. This fellow is only getting better.”

 

Race 2 - Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap - Placed Quotes

 

SO CLOSE FOR VETERAN NANTON

 

The 10-year-old grey Nanton has been a mainstay in competitive handicaps over the past few seasons and the veteran showed he was as good as ever with a fine second in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap over the St Leger distance of one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster today. Nanton had previously won this race in 2009.

 

Partnered by Graham Lee, Nanton came with a strong late run down the outside and almost caught Sir Graham Wade, going down by a neck. He was returned at 9/1.

 

Trainer Jim Goldie said: “That was a terrific run, I’m chuffed to bits. He might have got there in a few more yards.

 

“I don’t know why, but he loves this place. There was a strong headwind today and we always knew it was going to be a tactical affair.

 

“He would have a great turn of foot for a three-year-old, never mind a 10-year-old!

 

“He could now go for the Cesarewitch at Newmarket now. He ran well in it before when he was a wee bit unlucky.

 

“He would also be very interesting off his current mark in the Cambridgeshire - where I think his form figures are 234 - but I think he will struggle to get in that race. He only needs a 1 to complete his form figures in the Cambridgeshire!” 

 

CROWLEY BANNED FOR TWO DAYS

 

Jim Crowley was banned for two days - September 30 and October 1 - by the Doncaster stewards for careless riding on Western Prize, sixth in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap.

 

The stewards found Western Prize interfered with Caravan Rolls On, William Buick’s mount who  finished well to take fifth.

 

The stewards ruled that Crowley let Western Prize drift left towards the rail.

 

 

Race 3 - Stobart Doncaster Cup - Winning Quotes

 

TIMES UP WRITES THE SCRIPT PERFECTLY FOR DUNLOP

 

Trainer John Dunlop, who announced yesterday that he will be retiring at the end of the season, saddled the winner of today’s Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup - who was somewhat ironically named Times Up.

 

The consistent six-year-old, who won the Group Two Lonsdale Cup at York last time, was given a perfect ride by Eddie Ahern. Travelling well throughout, Times Up hit the front in the final furlong and kept on well to hold off the late challenge of High Jinx by a neck.

 

John Dunlop said of the 5/1 winner: “He was always travelling very, very  well up the straight. I was a bit worried because there was no pace - they looked to go no gallop at all for the first mile and a half and that’s always a bit of a concern.

 

“He got very relaxed and enjoyed the track - he loves flat, left-handed courses - and he is in very good form.

 

“I think that we shall run him again but it is not easy to find out where. We ran in the two-mile race on Champions Day last year but he doesn’t really like going right-handed on a tight track. Having said that, he only just got beaten a head at Longchamp last year, so we might go for the Prix du Cadran.

 

“We have won a few Doncaster Cups in the past and we have won the November Handicap here quite a few times, including with Times Up. Doncaster has been lucky for me.

 

“Times Up is a wonderful horse who has done us proud.

 

“The horse isn’t getting any younger but still has some mileage in him. He certainly has more mileage in him than me!”

 

Speaking about his decision to retire Dunlop, who has sent out three winners of the Ladbrokes St Leger, continued: “I had been thinking about it for a while. With the current size of the string, it has become unsustainable.

                                                                                                               

“We had a bad first half to the season, but all stables go through that and it didn’t affect my decision. I first thought about retiring last year and it is within the last couple of months that I made the decision to stop.

 

“I think it was pointed out by one of the scribes that it was somewhat ironic I was running a horse called Times Up today! Anyway, you won’t be seeing the back of me for a couple of months yet. In my time in racing I’ve seen plenty of nightmares so it’s nice to have a fairytale winner today.

 

“I’ve had lots of good days over the years. You always remember them. My sons Ed and Harry are moving forward with their training careers and I will bask in their glory.”

 

Eddie Ahern added: “I was saying before the race that it would be fantastic if Mr Dunlop went out on a big one. They didn’t go as fast as I thought they would and I was probably a little closer to the pace than normal but he travelled so well.

 

“It’s a good buzz when you can pick your spots going to the two-pole - it’s a good feeling and you know that you are going to win.

 

“It’s a pity I didn’t come to England 10 years earlier when Mr Dunlop had so many good horses!

 

“He has always stood by me and never jocked me off a horse. The best horses I have ridden for him are Palavacini and Elusive Pimpernel.”

 

As well as his prize for winning the Stobart Doncaster Cup, Dunlop was also presented with a magnum of champagne by Doncaster Racecourse to mark his impending retirement.

 

 

Race 3 - Stobart Doncaster Cup - runner-up quotes

 

HIGH PRAISE FOR DUNLOP AND JINX

 

James Fanshawe, trainer of Stobart Doncaster Cup runner-up High Jinx, paid tribute to his soon-to-retire colleague John Dunlop, responsible for the neck winner Times Up.

 

“It is great for John to have such a good note the day after he announced he was retiring,” said Fanshawe. “His record speaks for itself, all those Classic and big-race winners over such a long period of time.

 

“I suppose it was good that he won the race and I wish him all the best. But mind you, if I’d been the one retiring, he would have tried his hardest to win all the same. And if I’d beaten him, he wouldn’t have minded.”

 

Fanshawe was delighted with the effort of Graham Lee-ridden High Jinx, who was two lengths closer to Times Up than when the pair finished first and second in the Lonsdale Cup at York last month.

 

“I was really pleased with the way he switched off when there was a lack of pace early again,” he said of the four-year-old. “He had learned from York and is really starting to get it all together, really improving. He’s going to be an exciting prospect for next year in these big staying races.”

 

High Jinx, by High Chaparral, may be seen again this year. “We’ll see how he is,” added Fanshawe,  “But he’s had a fairly light campaign and either the Prix du Cadran or the Long Distance Cup at Ascot will be possibilities.”

 

 

 

 

Race 4 - Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes - winner quotes

 

BRAVE CERTIFY TO STEP UP IN CLASS

 

Mahmood Al Zarooni, trainer of Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes winner Certify, was particularly pleased with the Godolphin filly’s effort, given the way the race was run. “They went a bit of a slow pace which usually suits the one in front and makes if difficult for the ones coming from behind and closing, so I am really pleased with her and her attitude.”

 

Certify beat Purr Along a head and the pair came eight lengths clear of Light Up My Life. The daughter of Elusive Quality will step up next time to Group One level, either the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket later this month or the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp nine days later.

 

“The first choice would be Newmarket,” said Al Zarooni, “but we will see how she recovers and if she needs more time we will wait for France.”

 

Certify, now a best-priced 16/1 with Ladbrokes for next year’s 1,000 Guineas, is now unbeaten in three and was a back-to-back winner of today’s mile Group Two contest for Al Zarooni, after Lyric Of Light, and the third in a row for Godolphin, after Saeed Bin Suroor-trained White Moonstone in 2010.

 

“She is a really nice filly,” he said of Certify, “very relaxed and professional. She has become special in her way of going at home - there was a change after she won for the first time. She began to develop confidence and to trust in herself and her ability.”

 

Lyric Of Light went on to win the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile, but flopped in this year’s 1,000 Guineas and has not been seen since. “It is difficult to compare the two,” added Al Zarooni, “as at the moment Certify has done the same as the other one and has yet to win a Group One. But let us hope she turns out better.”

 

Simon Crisford, Godolphin racing manager, echoed Al Zarooni’s sentiments. “It ended up as a three-furlong sprint, which worked against her,” he said, “and she had to battle but Mickael [Barzalona] said she was really tough and honest in the finish.”

 

 

Race 4 - Barrett Steel May Hills Stakes - Placed Quotes

 

SO CLOSE FOR PURR ALONG

 

Trainer William Muir was understandably pleased but also frustrated after 16/1 chance Purr Along went down by a head after a sustained duel with 4/6 favourite Certify in the Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes. The pair drew clear of third-placed Light Up My Life, who was a further eight lengths adrift.

                                                                                                                                               

Muir said: “We came here to win. We have always known she was a good filly and it was only because she was trained by William Muir that she was 16/1 today. She had already beaten the third favourite.

 

“She has never been an easy filly. She wasn’t ready early and has had a poxy draw each time she has run.

 

“What I have always said is that whatever this filly does this year is a bonus because she is not a two-year-old - she is all about next year.

 

“She has always run the race of her life - Wolverhampton was a walk in the park, at Sandown she was hampered so badly and should have won, while at Deauville the jockey rode a brilliant race but said that is not the way to ride her. Martin said the same. The filly is so competitive.

 

“The form of this race looks solid as the winner had already beaten Sky Lantern, who won the Moylare last weekend.

 

“We are competing in the big world with this filly. If she tells me, she could maybe have another run this year either in the Rockfel or the Prix Marcel Boussac. I listen to what the horses tell me.”

 

Race 5 - Rossington Hall Conditions Race - Winning Quotes

 

ASHDAN MAINTAINS PERFECT RECORD

 

Frankel, the world’s best racehorse, won the race run this year as the Rossington Hall Conditions Race two years ago and this year it was another Khalid Abdulla-owned horse, Ashdan, that took the spoils in the seven- furlong event. The two-year-old Dansili colt has now won both his starts, having scored on debut at Newmarket last month.

 

Partnered by William Buick, Ashdan took a while to find his stride but once he was settled he ran on well to defeat No Jet Lag by a comfortable length and a half. He was returned the 4/5 favourite.

 

Trainer John Gosden said: “I ran a filly who was 10 lengths second to Frankel in this race two years ago. In fact, we were second to Frankel on both his first two starts so we decided to give up then!

 

“This horse just got the wind up his backside today going down to the start and took off. He hasn’t done that before at home so I think it is probably the wind that has done it.

 

“He was just a bit keen in the race and didn’t have any cover,. He is still a young horse with a lot to learn but he has won nicely in the end.

 

“He is well-entered up for the rest of the season, including in the Racing Post Trophy back here which is a race we could look at.”

 

William Buick added: “I couldn’t get any cover but he is a nice horse and he has done it very well. He is better than that.

 

“It’s nice when you can go quietly with them and build them up slowly. He is a nice horse and will be a nice horse in time.”

                                                                               

Race 6 - Willie McKay Sports Management Handicap - winner quotes

 

CLASSIC IN LUCK THIS TIME

 

Cape Classic made up for a luckless run at Haydock seven days earlier when he ran out a ready length and three-quarter winner of the Willie McKay Sports Management Handicap under Adam Beschizza. “He was drawn badly last time and I had to come wide,” said the rider. “But it all went smoothly today. He’s a really good traveller and won pretty easily, did it really well, and it was a higher grade race than last time, too.”

 

Cape Classic, whose trainer William Haggas was absent, had a lead through the final furlong from the loose West Leake Diman, who had unseated his rider Graham Lee soon after leaving the stalls.

 

“When the horse came to go past me, I could only see his head and neck appear at first,” added Beschizza, “and he seemed to be coming quickly and easily. But then I saw there was no jockey, so panic over, and he gave me a tow to the line.”

 

 

Race 7 - Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Stakes - winner quotes

 

DICK DOUGHTY IN VICTORY

 

The widest smile at Doncaster today came from Rachel Hood after her homebred Dick Doughtywylie, named after a soldier who fell at Gallipoli, battled to victory in the concluding Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Stakes.

 

“He is tough and determined and so brave,” said Hood of her equine hero, a strapping son of Oasis Dream, “but he’s a big boy, and its taken a while for him to work it all out.” Her pleasure was complete as she finally got to lead in a winner at Doncaster. Two years ago after Arctic Cosmos, whom she part-owned, won the St Leger, she ceded the pleasure to her partner in the horse, Robin Geffen.

 

The human Dick Doughty-Wylie was killed in action in the First World War engagement in the Dardanelles after securing a strategic position and was awarded a posthumous VC. For years he exchanged love letters with the writer, traveller and political officer Gertrude Bell, which is the name of the equine Dick’s older half-sister, also bred and raced by Hood.

 

Four-year-old Dick Doughtywylie carried MP Matthew Hancock to victory in an amateurs’ charity race at Newmarket last month, his first run since disappointing in handicaps in the spring. “He wasn’t right then,” said trainer John Gosden, Hood’s husband, “but he’s ok now. He’s entered at Newbury next weekend, but it may be a bit soon.”

 

 

 

 

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LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2012, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

1.15pm POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES (GROUP 2) 5f

Class 1, £70,000 guaranteed. For 2yo. Weights: colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty value: 1st £39,697.00 2nd £15,050.00 3rd £7,532.00 4th £3,752.00 5th £1,883.00 6th £945.00

 

1)  SIR PRANCEALOT (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [7] 15/8 Fav

2)  BUNGLE INTHEJUNGLE (Christopher Wright & Emily Asprey) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Martin Harley [1] 11/1

3)  SOUND OF GUNS (Howard Russell) Ed Walker 2-8-11 William Buick [6] 13/2

4)  CEILING KITTY (Andrew Black & The Master Bettors) Tom Dascombe 2-9-00 Richard Kingscote [5]

5)  HOYAM (Ahmad Al Shaikh) Michael Bell 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [4]

6)  MORAWIJ (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 2-9-00 Neil Callan [8]

7)  FIRE EYES (Qatar Racing Limited) David Brown 2-9-00 Graham Lee [3]

8)  WELLIESINTHEWATER (IRE) (The Whiteman Partnership) Derek Shaw 2-9-00 Graham Gibbons [9]

9)  GIRL AT THE SANDS (IRE) (Peter Swann) James Given 2-8-11 Jim Crowley [2]

 

9 ran

Breeder: Dermot Cantillon And Forenaghts Stud Breeding: Tamayuz - Mona Em (IRE) (Catrail (USA))

Time: 0m 59.47s Distances: ½, ¾, ½, nk, ½, 4, 6, ¾

Tote Win: £2.80 Places: £1.10 £2.70 £2.40 Exacta: £19.50

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trainsat Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 & 2010  First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Champagne Stakes (1986 Don’t Forget Me, 2011 Trumpet Major)  Royal Ascot wins: 32 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Total Goodwood wins: 235 (62 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2012): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; 270  Wins in a Year (1982-2011): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210; 218 Champion Trainer: 1992, 2010, 2011Wins in 2012: 162

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland.First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) French Classic Wins (1): Prix De Diane (2012 Valiyra) Other Major Wins: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida, 2004 Soviet Song, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman, 2009 Alfred Nobel, 2010 Zoffany), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song, 2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies’ Mile (2007 Listen), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan, 2009 St Nicholas Abbey), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2008 Fame And Glory), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2000 Namid, 2009 Total Gallery), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Cadran (2002 Give Notice), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Royal-Oak (2008 Yeats), Prix Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2009 Man Of Iron), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida, 2000 Greek Dance), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), E P Taylor (2001 Choc Ice, 2007 Mrs Lindsay), Cheveley Park Stakes (2011 Lightening Pearl),QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (2011 Deacon Blues), QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2011 Dancing Rain) Royal Ascot Wins (39): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl, 2010 Lillie Langtry); Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel, 2002, Royal Rebel, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (2000 Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (2000 Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George V Handicap (2001 Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (2001 Nice One Clare, 2010 Laddies Poker Two, 2011 Deacon Blues), Queen Anne Stakes (2002 No Excuse Needed, 2008 Haradasun), King Edward VII Stakes (2002 Balakheri, 2012 Thomas Chippendale), Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue, 2011 Frederick Engels), King’s Stand Stakes (2003 Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (2003 Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel, 2008 Honolulu), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Windsor Forest Stakes (2009 Spacious), Queen’s Vase (2010 Mikhael Glinka) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 24 (18 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2011: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; 11 Wins in Britain in 2012: 10

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SECOND RACE RESULT

 

1.50pm LADBROKES MALLARD STAKES (HANDICAP) 1m 6f 132y

Class 2, £40,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ Rated 92-110 (also open to such horses rated 111 or higher; such horses rated 91 and below are also eligible - see weights). Weights: highest weight: 4yo+.10st; 3yo 9st 2lb (any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 10st; subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to theweight allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried; those horses rated 91 and below are also eligible to run), minimum weight 8st 10lb, 3-y-o 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 1, each race won 6lb. Penalty value: 1st £25,876.00 2nd £7,700.00 3rd £3,848.00 4th £1,924.00

 

1)  SIR GRAHAM WADE (IRE) (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 3-9-05 (6lb ex) Kieren Fallon [6] 9/4 Fav

2)  NANTON (USA) (J S Morrison) Jim Goldie 10-9-02 Graham Lee [7] 9/1

3)  NO HERETIC (Fitri Hay) David Simcock 4-9-04 Jamie Spencer [10] 15/2

4)  TOMINATOR (Susy Haslehurst) Reg Hollinshead 5-9-13 Graham Gibbons [12]

5)  CARAVAN ROLLS ON (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) Peter Chapple-Hyam 4-9-08 William Buick [2]

6)  WESTERN PRIZE (Jeff Smith) Ralph Beckett 4-9-05 Jim Crowley [4]

7)  NUMBER THEORY (Mohan Fonseka) John Holt 4-10-0 Russell Kennemore [3]

8)  O MA LAD (IRE) (John Duddy) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-10 Silvestre De Sousa [8]

9)  BLUE BAJAN (IRE) (Dr John Hollowood) David O'Meara 10-9-12 Daniel Tudhope [9]

10)  MARTYR (PJL Racing) George Baker 7-9-12 Johnny Murtagh [11]

11)  OLD HUNDRED (IRE) (Lael Stable) James Fanshawe 5-9-08 Eddie Ahern [1]

12)  HANOVERIAN BARON (Paul Moulton) Tony Newcombe 7-9-03 David Probert [5]

 

12 ran

Breeder: P D Savill Breeding: Dalakhani (IRE) - Needwood Epic (Midyan (USA))

Time: 3m 08.06s Distances: nk, ¼, ¼, ½, ½, 1, 1, 3½, 3¼, 4½, 4½

Tote Win: £3.40 Places: £1.40 £2.40 £2.50 Exacta: £19.30

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) British Classic wins (15):  2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Irish Classic Wins (6): Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija, 2006 Alexandrova), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats) French Classic Wins (1): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Coral-Eclipse (2001 Medicean, 2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002 Golan), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Sun Chariot Stakes (2001 Independence), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio, 2006 & 2007 Dylan Thomas), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin), National Stales (2005 George Washington), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva, 2006 Hurricane Run), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City, 2007 Myboycharlie), Prix de l’Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Grosser Preis von Baden (1997 Borgia), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Oak’s d’Italia (2002 Guadalupe), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fantastic Light), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2004 Ouija Board), Goodwood Stakes (2009 Gitano Hernando), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain) Dubai Golden Shaheen (2012 Krypton Factor) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong, 2012 Most Improved), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem) Wins (1988-2011): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27,-, -, 50, 140, 154 * = champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2012: 71

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (1): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Rheinland-Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Gran Criterium (1997 Lend A Hand, 2003 Pearl Of Love 2006 Kirklees), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Preis Von Europa (2009 Jukebox Jury), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Phoenix Stakes (1997 Princely Heir), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Grosser Dallamyr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2010 Lady Jane Digby) Irish Field St Leger (2011 Jukebox Jury)  Royal Ascot wins (35): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection, 2012 Fennell Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2011): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179 Wins in 2012: 176

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.20pm STOBART DONCASTER CUP (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (GROUP 2) 2m 2f

Class 1, £100,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 1lb; fillies 7st 12lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: after February 29, 2012, a winner of a Group 1 race 4lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 14lb. Penalty value: 1st £56,710.00 2nd £21,500.00 3rd £10,760.00 4th £5,360.00 5th £2,690.00 6th £1,350.00

 

1)  TIMES UP (Mrs I Stewart-Brown & M Meacock) John Dunlop 6-9-01 Eddie Ahern [4] 5/1

2)  HIGH JINX (IRE) (Mrs & Mrs W J Williams) James Fanshawe 4-9-01 Graham Lee [6] 6/1

3)  HURRICANE HIGGINS (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 4-9-01 Neil Callan [5] 25/1

4)  REPEATER (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-01 Luke Morris [7]

5)  SADDLER'S ROCK (IRE) (Michael O’Flynn) John Oxx IRE 4-9-01 Johnny Murtagh [9] 11/4 Fav

6)  ASKAR TAU (FR) (Nurlan Bizakov) Marcus Tregoning 7-9-01 George Baker [1]

7)  COLOUR VISION (FR) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-05 Silvestre De Sousa [10]

8)  MASKED MARVEL (Bjorn Nielsen) John Gosden 4-9-01 William Buick [3]

9) AAIM TO PROSPER (IRE) (CGA Racing Partnership 2) Brian Meehan 8-9-01 Louis Beuzelin [2]

PU) NEVER CAN TELL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Jamie Osborne 5-8-12 Jamie Spencer [8]

 

10 ran

Breeder: I Stewart-Brown & M J Meacock Breeding: Olden Times - Princess Genista (Il De Bourbon (USA))

Time: 3m 58.11s Distances: nk, 1¼, ½, ½, nk, nse, 5, 1

Tote Win:  £6.50 Places: £2.20 £1.90 £5.40 Exacta: £21.70

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Investec Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Investec Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Haydock Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Investec Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Other details:Champion trainer 1995 Royal Ascot wins: 35 First Royal Ascot winner: Arthur (June 15, 1971 - Prince of Wales’s Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1974 Ragstone), St James’s Palace Stakes (1980 Posse, 1991 Marju, 1995 Bahri), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1971 Arthur), Queen Anne Stakes (1992 Lahib), Sandringham Handicap (2008 Festivale) First Goodwood winner: Storm Bird (New Ham Stakes, July 25, 1967) Total Goodwood winners: 200 (42 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1985-2011): 177; 200; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129; 118; 106; 95; 86; Wins (1984-2011): 89; 62; 106; 61; 65; 65; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 124; 88; 98; 111; 123; 98; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53; 57; 37; 50; 38; 48 Wins This Year: 13

 

Winning jockey:-Name:Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, November 7, 1994)Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1999 Preseli), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince, 2011 Frederick Engels), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Acomb Stakes (2009 Elusive Pimpernel), Northumberland Plate (2010 Overturn), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve), Sky Bet Strensall Stakes (2009 Palavicini), Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (2010 Aviate) Horris Hill Stakes (Tell Dad 2011) Doncaster Cup (2012 Times Up) Classic Wins: Irish St Leger (2011 Duncan)Royal Ascot Wins (8): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian, 2011 Veiled), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), King Edward VII Stakes (2009 Father Time), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola), Royal Hunt Cup (2011 Julienas) First Goodwood winner: True Night (The Tatler Summer Season Handicap, July 30, 2002) Goodwood winners: 24 (10 at Festival Meeting) Wins in Britain (2000-2011): 1; 3; 84; 107; 111; 120; 140; 89; 84; 99; 68; 68 Wins This Season: 29

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

2.55pm BARRETT STEEL MAY HILL STAKES (GROUP 2) 1m

Class 1, £70,000 guaranteed. For: 2yo fillies. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty value: 1st £39,697.00 2nd £15,050.00 3rd £7,532.00 4th £3,752.00 5th £1,883.00 6th £945.00

 

1)  CERTIFY (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [5] 4/6 Fav

2)  PURR ALONG (Muir Racing Partnership) William Muir 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [1] 12/1

3)  LIGHT UP MY LIFE (IRE) (D Boocock & Ken Ivory) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [4] 6/1

4)  REYAADAH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [6]

5)  MASARAH (IRE) (Mohammed Al Nabouda) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa [9]

6)  GO ANGELLICA (IRE) (Ahmed Jaber) David Simcock 2-8-12 William Buick [8]

7)  TUTTIPAESI (IRE) (Valor Ladies) Marco Botti 2-8-12 Mirco Demuro [10]

 

 

OLLIE OLGA (USA) (Self Cert - In Season), ROZ (Going), LIZZIE TUDOR

 

7 ran

Breeder: Hurstland Farm Inc Et Al Breeding: Elusive Quality (USA) - Please Sign In (USA) (Doc’s Leader (USA))

Time: 1m 38.92s Distances: hd, 8, ¾, 4, ¾, ½

Tote Win:  £1.70 Places: £1.30 £3.80 Exacta: £8.20

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati), german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2011 Discourse), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Shadwell Fillies Mile (2011 Lyric Of Light) Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (2012 Capponi) Dubai World Cup (2012 Monterosso) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Wins (2010-2011): 43; 81; Wins This Year: 46

 

Winning Jockey: Barzalona, Mickael Born: August 3, 1991, Avignon  Background: Nephew of former Flat and National Hunt jockey Armand Barzalona and grandson of Corsican trainer Christian Barzalona. Spent four years at the French Jockeys’ School in Govieux before joining the legendary stable of Andre Fabre in 2009 under the recommendation of former jockey Sylvain Guillot. Rides mainly for Fabre and is retained by the Wertheimers as their second jockey in France behind Olivier Peslier. Started riding Godolphin’s French runners in the September 2009 and rode out for the operation in Dubai the following winter. British Classic winners (1): Pour Moi (2011 Investec Derby) First Ride for Godolphin: Colonial (6th),Prix de la Rochette, Longchamp, September 6, 2009. First Win in Britain: Ocean War, Download Blue Square iphone App Maiden Stakes, Newmarket, April 13, 2011 (his second ride in the country) First Group One Win: Wavering, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary , Longchamp, May 22, 2011 Other Big Race Wins Include: DRC Gold Cup (2010 Sabotage), UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (2011 Khawlah) Investec Derby (2011 Pour Moi) Premio Roma GBI Racing (2011 Zazou) Dubai World Cup (2012 Monterosso) UK Wins (2011): 12 Wins in 2012 (UK): 49

 

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

3.30pm ROSSINGTON HALL CONDITIONS STAKES

Class 2, £17,500 guaranteed. For: 2yo which have not won a Class 1 or Class 2 race. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: each Class 5 race won 2lb; for each Class 4 race won 4lb; for each Class 3 race won 6lb (Nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb). Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty value: 1st £10,893.75 2nd £3,262.00 3rd £1,631.00 4th £815.50 5th £407.75 6th £204.75

 

1)  ASHDAN (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-9-02 William Buick [1] 10/11 Fav

2)  NO JET LAG (USA) (Iraj Parvizi) David Lanigan 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer [2] 5/1

3)  ONE WORD MORE (IRE) (Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer) Charlie Hills 2-9-02 Johnny Murtagh [3] 4/1

4)  NINJAGO (J Palmer-Brown & Potensis Ltd) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Sean Levey [6]

5)  GEORGIAN BAY (IRE) (P O’Grady) Elaine Burke 2-9-00 Martin Harley [4]

6)  TOP NOTCH TONTO (IRE) (Keith Brown) Ian McInnes 2-9-02 Patrick Mathers [5]

 

6 ran

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Breeding: Dansili - Bonash (Rainbow Quest (USA))

Time: 1m 27.60s Distances: 1½, 2¼, ½, 1¼, ¾

Tote Win: £1.80 Places: £1.10 £2.10  Exacta: £4.80

 

Winning Trainer:-Name:Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988(previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (6): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk, 2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel) Royal Ascot Wins (32): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B, 2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina, 2012 Joviality), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborne) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes) Horses in Training (2008-2012): 146; 161; 172; 168; 161 Wins in a season (1989-2011): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99 Wins in 2012: 71

 

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Windsor Forest Stakes (2012 Joviality), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Coronation Stakes (2012 Fallen For You), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborn) First Group One Win: Lahaleeb, E P Taylor Stakes, Woodbine, October 17, 2009Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Qatar Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead) Gran Premio Di Milano (2012 Earl Of Tinsdal), Pretty Polly Stakes (2012 Izzi Top), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), Prix Rothschild (2012 Elusive Kate), Nunthorpe Stakes (2012 Ortensia)  Wins (2006-2011): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; 106 Wins In 2012: 94

 

 

4.05pm WILLIE MCKAY SPORTS MANAGEMENT HANDICAP 6f 110y

Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For: 3yo+ Rated 91-105 (also open to such horses rated 90 and below). Weights: highest weight: 4yo+.9st 10lb; 3yo 9st 6lb, minimum weight: 8st 10lb, 3-y-o 8st 6lb. Penalties: after September 1, each race won 6lb. Penalty value: 1st £12,938.00 2nd £3,850.00 3rd £1,924.00 4th £962.00

 

1)  CAPE CLASSIC (IRE) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 4-8-10 Adam Beschizza [2] 9/1

2)  HIGHLAND COLORI (IRE) (Evan Sutherland) Andrew Balding 4-8-11 David Probert [13] 6/1

3)  JOHNNY CASTLE (George Materna) Amanda Perrett 4-8-12 William Buick [12] 10/1

4)  DIESCENTRIC (USA) (Axom (XVIII)) Julie Camacho 5-8-10 Micky Fenton [3]

5)  WEBBOW (IRE) (Wentdale Limited) Julie Camacho 10-9-01 Jim Crowley [6]

6)  DUKE OF FIRENZE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-09 Kieren Fallon [10] 15/8 Fav

7)  SIR REGINALD (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 4-8-11 Freddie Tylicki [5]

8)  LADIES ARE FOREVER (Reg Bond) Geoff Oldroyd 4-9-10 Robert Winston [4]

9)  SHROPSHIRE (IRE) (The Hon Mrs J M Corbett & C Wright) Charlie Hills 4-9-05h Johnny Murtagh [8]

10)  HAAMAAT (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 4-8-12 Paul Hanagan [14]

10)  IMPERIAL DJAY (IRE) (Hollinbridge Partnership) Ruth Carr 7-8-11 P J McDonald [16]

11)  MAC'S POWER (IRE) (Michael McDonnell) James Fanshawe 6-9-03 James Spencer [7]

12)  GALICIAN (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Mirco Demuro [11]

13)  POWERFUL PRESENCE (IRE) (The Lawton Bamforth Partnership) David O'Meara 6-8-10 Daniel Tudhope [9]

15)  RASSAM (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-04 Silvestre De Sousa [15]

UR) WEST LEAKE DIMAN (IRE) (Henry Barton) Charlie Hills 3-9-03 Graham Lee [1]

 

16 ran

Breeder: Wentworth Racing Breeding: Cape Cross (IRE) - Politesse (USA) (Barathea (IRE))

Time:  1m 18.56s Distances: 1¾, 2¼, sh, nk, hd, hd, hd, ¾, nk, ½, 1½, nk, 3, 1

Tote Win: £12.40 Places: £2.70 £1.90 £2.90 £11.90 Exacta: £83.50

 

Winning Trainer: NameHaggas, William John Date of Birth: 23/8/60 Trains at Somerville Lodge, Newmarket Suffolk Date of first trainer's licence: 20/11/86 First winner: Tricky Note, Newmarket, April 15, 1987, EBF Bartlow Stakes Previous Occupation: Assistant trainer to Sir Mark Prescott and John WinterBritish Classic wins: (2) Shaamit (1996 Investec Derby - his first (and so far only) runner in the Classic); Dancing Rain (2011 Investec Oaks) Other Major wins include: bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup (2008 Conquest), Italian 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont, 2004 Brunel), Audi Stakes (2008 Enticing), Betfred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Champagne Stakes (1990 Bog Trotter), Park Stakes (1991 Bog Trotter), Joel Stakes (1996 Yeast), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Victoria Cup Handicap (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2000 Superstar Leo), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Molecomb Stakes (2003 Majestic Missile), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2004 Chorist), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), Prix du Petit Couvert (2006 Majestic Missile) totesport.com Challenge Cup (2007 Candidato Roy), William Hill Lincoln (2007 Very Wise, 2010 Penitent), John Guest Diadem Stakes(2008 King’s Apostle), Dee Stakes (2009 South Easter), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain), QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2011 Dancing Rain), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve)  Royal Ascot wins (8): Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Hampton Court Stakes (2008 Collection), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2000 Superstar Leo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Britannia Handicap (2012 Fast Or Free)  First Royal Ascot Win: Yeast (June 19, 1996 - Royal Hunt Cup) Number of horses in training (1993-2012): 47; 37; 37; 42; 45; 49; 53; 58; 72; 63; 70; 82; 88; 96; 102; 106; 110; 129; 130Wins in a Year (1991-2011): 25; 13; 13; 22; 19; 27; 12; 24; 46; 45; 39; 43; 44; 46; 53; 59; 66; 86; 69; 59; 76Wins This Year: 62

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Beschizza, Adam Based: c/o Julia Feilden, Exning, Newmarket Background: Based in Newmarket with leading trainer William Haggas. Won the Ribot Cup, a points based jockeys’ competition, in Italy in February 2012.Known as “Rich Tea” because of his surname. Big Race Wins: John Smith’s Cup (2011 Green Destiny) Wins (2010-2011): 39; 30 Wins This Year: 27

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

4.35pm FRANK WHITTLE PARTNERSHIP CLASSIFIED STAKES 1m 2f 60y

Class 3, £13,000 guaranteed. For: 3yo+ rated 0-85. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb (for horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated) Penalties: after September 1, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £8,092.50 2nd £2,423.20 3rd £1,211.60 4th £605.80 5th £302.90 6th £152.10

 

1)  DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE (Rachel Hood) John Gosden 4-9-04 William Buick [2] 7/2

2)  KEENE DANCER (Newsells Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon [6] 6/1

3)  COOL MACAVITY (IRE) (Triermore Stud) Charlie Hills 4-9-04h Robert Winston [11] 10/1

4)  MAVEN (Habton Farms) Tim Easterby 4-9-01 Daniel Tudhope [7]

5)  RAMONA CHASE (Bagden Wood Building Services Limited) Michael Attwater 7-9-01t Mark Coumbe [3]

6)  CLASSIC PUNCH (IRE) (The Classic Bunch) David Elsworth 9-9-04 Martin Harley [9]

7)  HAYLAMAN (IRE) (Ahmad Al Shaikh) David Simcock 4-9-04 Paul Hanagan [13]

8)  SIR QUINTIN (IRE) (Dr Philip Brown) Andrew Balding 3-8-11 David Probert [12]

9) FORK HANDLES (Dr Marwan Koukash) Mick Channon 4-9-01 Neil Callan [15]

10)  PINK DAMSEL (IRE) (Fitri Hay) Roger Varian 3-8-08h Jamie Spencer [1] 5/2 Fav

11) TIGER REIGNS (Joe Buzzeo) Michael Dods 6-9-04 P J McDonald [8]

12)  MARINE BOY (IRE) (Andrew Black) Tom Dascombe 6-9-04t Richard Kingscote [4]

 

Non runners: ALAKHAN (IRE) (Going), THE HIGH MAN (Going), MARJURO

 

12 ran

Breeder: Rachel Hood Breeding: Oasis Dream - Sugar Mill (FR) (Polar Falcon (USA))

Time: 2m 8.80s  Distances: nk, 1½, nk, ½, ½, 1, ½, ½, 1½, 10, 27

Tote Win: £5.40 Places: £2.10,£1.90,£4.00 Exacta: £35.90

 

Winning Trainer:-Name:Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988(previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (6): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk, 2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel) Royal Ascot Wins (32): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B, 2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina, 2012 Joviality), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborne) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes) Horses in Training (2008-2012): 146; 161; 172; 168; 161 Wins in a season (1989-2011): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99 Wins in 2012: 72

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Windsor Forest Stakes (2012 Joviality), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Coronation Stakes (2012 Fallen For You), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborn) First Group One Win: Lahaleeb, E P Taylor Stakes, Woodbine, October 17, 2009Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Qatar Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead) Gran Premio Di Milano (2012 Earl Of Tinsdal), Pretty Polly Stakes (2012 Izzi Top), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), Prix Rothschild (2012 Elusive Kate), Nunthorpe Stakes (2012 Ortensia)  Wins (2006-2011): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; 106 Wins In 2012: 95

 

 


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