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Saturday, September 15, 2012

 LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2012, DONCASTER

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LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

Race 4 - Ladbrokes St Leger winning quotes

 

ENCKE CAUSES 25/1 UPSET IN LADBROKES ST LEGER

 

Camelot’s attempt to become the 16th winner of the Triple Crown and the first for 42 years ended in disappointment as he went down by three-quarters of a length to Godolphin’s Encke.

 

Encke, a 25/1 chance, benefited from a superb Mickael Barzalona ride as he was kicked into the lead two furlongs from home. Try as he might, Camelot was never quite getting to Encke who responded most gamely to the urgings of his Corsican rider.

 

Simon Crisford, Racing Manager for Godolphin, commented: “We are probably not going to be the most popular winner on Town Moor today but from our point of view it was a fantastic result, giving Godolphin its sixth St Leger success.

 

“Mickael Barzalona has given the horse a superb ride and put the race to bed when he kicked on at the two-furlong pole. There was a question about Encke’s stamina, but in the end he has stayed it well.

 

“Encke has a fantastic pedigree and is a horse that has always been forward.

 

“We put a line through his last run in the Voltigeur which was a false run race.

 

“From the furlong pole to the finish, I thought Camelot was never getting to us.

 

“We may be party poopers today but on this occasion we are happy to be party poopers. It is fantastic result for the whole team involved with the horse.”

 

 

Race 4 - Ladbrokes St Leger - More winning quotes

 

MAHMOOD AL ZAROONI -

IT WAS SHEIKH MOHAMMED’S DECISION TO RUN

 

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni enjoyed his second Classic victory at Doncaster today when Encke caused a 25/1 shock in the Ladbrokes St Leger, beating the red-hot 2/5 favourite Camelot by three-quarters of a length. Al Zarooni’s previous Classic success came with Blue Bunting in the 2011 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

 

The Newmarket handler commented: “We have been trying to win this Classic. Two years ago we ran Rewilding and last year we ran Blue Bunting who were both favourites. Today we have won it with an outsider. Racing can be a funny game.

 

“It was a brilliant ride from Mickael which I think is a sixth St Leger win for Godolphin and His Highness (Sheikh Mohammed).

 

“To be honest, it was His Highness’ decision to run here today. I disagreed and thought we should not. He was right. His Highness and I always disagree but His Highness is always right.

 

“I thought Camelot would catch us as I remembered the way he quickened in the Guineas and in the Derby. I saw the other horses were tired and I knew Encke was tough and would keep going.

 

“It is a big thing to win a Classic - it is different to winning just any Group One race. I am thrilled to have won my second Classic in England after Blue Bunting last year.”

 

 

Ladbrokes St Leger winning jockey quotes

 

DELIGHTED BARZALONA

 

Mickael Barzalona, who partnered the 25/1 winner Encke, commented: “I am very happy - the St Leger is a very good race in England and this is my second Classic now.

 

“Encke is a very good horse - he improved after his last run and I am very happy to win today.

 

“When I saw Camelot on my inside, I preferred to go right a little bit and try to run. My horse was very generous today.

 

“I kicked and asked my horse to go and he answered very quickly. I won very nicely. Today Encke was the best.

 

“I knew Camelot was behind on the inside and could see he had difficulty navigating. I asked my horse to go and he went very quickly. Today I won.”

 

ENCKE (USA) FACTFILE - THE 2012 LADBROKES ST LEGER WINNER

 

b c Kingmambo (USA) - Shawanda (IRE) (Sinndar (IRE))

Form: 21-1231   Owner: Godolphin  Trainer: Mahmood Al Zarooni

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona  Breeder: Darley

 

Encke

Encke is out of dual Group One winner Shawanda and is a full-brother to Group Three Sandown Classic Trial scorer Genius Beast. He made his debut in a mile maiden at Doncaster's Ladbrokes St Leger Festival in September, 2011 and ran with plenty of credit to take second behind subsequent Group Three runner-up Perennial at Newmarket. The son of Kingmambo went one better on his next start in early October when scooting clear of his rivals to win by four and half lengths under Richard Hughes. He missed his intended engagement in the Group One Racing Post Trophy on October 22 due to injury, after being supplemented, and did not run again in 2011. He made a winning return to action in a 10-furlong handicap at Sandown on July 6, before a much-improved effort in the Group Three Gordon Stakes over 12 furlongs, when missing out to Noble Mission by a nose after a ding-dong final furlong battle. Although he reversed the form with that rival in the Group Two Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 22, it wasn't enough to see him win the 12-furlong contest as he finished two and a quarter lengths behind Thought Worthy in third. On September 15 at Doncaster he caused a big upset when defeating the 2/5 favourite and Triple Crown-seeking Camelot by three-quarters of a length in the Ladbrokes St Leger, handing Godolphin its sixth success in the world's oldest Classic.

Race Record: Starts: 6; Wins: 3; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £355,974

 

Godolphin

Godolphin is the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed and other members of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai. Its aim is to win races worldwide. Godolphin horses benefit from Dubai's warm winter climate. The experiment began on a small scale in the winter of 1992, with horses enjoying the advantages of the Arabian sunshine before arriving in Britain for the 1993 season. The Godolphin operation was formally established in 1994, with Hilal Ibrahim as trainer, when Balanchine won the Investec Oaks and Irish Derby. The following year, Saeed bin Suroor was appointed as the official trainer. In 1999 and 2000, Godolphin's two-year-olds were housed at the former Evry racecourse in France under the care of David Loder, who in 2001 relocated to Godolphin Stables in Newmarket, although 2003 was his last year as Godolphin's juvenile handler and he has subsequently retired from training. Godolphin's British-based horses are handled by Saeed bin Suroor and Mahmood Al Zarooni, who started training in March, 2010, and enjoyed a first European Classic win with Frozen Power in the 2010 German 2000 Guineas. Andre Fabre trains for Godolphin in France while the US runners are overseen by Kieran McLaughlin, Tom Albertrani and Eoin Harty. Godolphin's famous blue colours have been carried to victory in every British Classic bar the Investec Derby, although Saeed bin Suroor did train Lammtarra to win the premier Classic for Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum in 1995 and Godolphin claims the success. The unbeaten Lammtarra also won the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe at Lonchamp. Godolphin ambitions, other than landing the Investec Derby, include taking the American Triple Crown series, winning the Japan Cup and the Melbourne Cup. Daylami led an historic 1-2-3 in the 1998 Coral-Eclipse, the first time that the same owner and trainer had the first three in a British Group One, and Godolphin's tally of Group/Grade One wins stands at 193. Godolphin was leading British owner in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007 and captured an American Eclipse Award for top owner in 2007. Godolphin has won 14 British Classics: QIPCO 2,000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1,000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq, 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery and 2012 Encke). Other major Group/Grade One wins include: Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist, 2012 Monterosso), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), French 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Breeders' Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' (2001 Tempera), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998, 1999 Kayf Tara), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani - Godolphin's 100th G1 winner), Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee and 2002 Marienbard).

Previous Ladbrokes St Leger winners: 1995 CLASSIC CLICHÉ, 1998 NEDAWI, 1999 MUTAFAWEQ, 2004 RULE OF LAW, 2009 MASTERY, 2012 ENCKE

 

Mahmood Al Zarooni

Mahmood Al Zarooni was born on October 15, 1976, close to Dubai Creek and developed a passion for horses when he started riding in the desert aged 17. He took part in some endurance races and began working with Arab-horse trainer Rod Simpson in the mid 1990s, progressing to become his assistant. In 1999, he joined Ali Al Raihe's stable at Sharjah, where he began working with thoroughbreds and developed a reputation for his skill with unruly horses. In the 2008/09 season, Sheikh Mohammed recruited him as assistant to Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables in Dubai and in 2009 he became an assistant trainer to Saeed bin Suroor at Godolphin. Al Zarooni was appointed as a trainer for Godolphin in March, 2010, and made an immediate impact with Calming Influence winning the Group Two Godolphin Mile at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. Al Zarooni is based in Newmarket for the British turf season, at Moulton Paddocks, and saddled his first British winner when Lion Mountain scored at Pontefract on April 28, 2010. A first European Classic win came when Frozen Power took the Group Two German 2,000 Guineas in May, 2010, while Group One success soon followed in the same country when Buzzword annexed that year's German Derby. In October, Biondetti collected the Group One Premio Gran Criterium at San Siro. His first Investec Derby runner, Rewilding, finished third and he ended a highly satisfactory first season in Britain with 43 winners. The 2011 season began well for Al Zarooni as Rewilding made a winning seasonal reappearance in the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on March 26, while he gained a first British Classic success with Blue Bunting in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket. That filly subsequently won the Group One Darley Irish Oaks and the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks. Rewilding gave him a first Royal Ascot victory when winning the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes in June, although the colt tragically had to be put down after breaking a leg in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot the following month. This season has seen Al Zarooni win the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup, with Monterosso. Yesterday he won the Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes for the second year running with Certify and today he won his second British Classic when Encke landed the Ladbrokes St Leger.

Ladbrokes St Leger record:  2010-6 Rewilding; 2011-6 Blue Bunting; 2011-8 Genius Beast; 2012-1 ENCKE

 

Mickael Barzalona

The 21-year-old Mickael Barzalona is the hottest young riding talent in Europe. Born at Lyon on August 3, 1991, he is the nephew of dual-purpose jockey Armand Barzalona and grandson of Corsican trainer Christian Barzalona. He was more interested in rugby as a child but spent four years at the French jockeys' school in Gouvieux before joining Andre Fabre's stable, on the recommendation of Sylvain Guillot, in 2009. His talents were quickly noticed and he started riding Godolphin's French runners in September, 2009. He had a win on only his second ride in Britain aboard Ocean War in a maiden at Newmarket in April, 2011 and sensationally won the Investec Derby two months later at his first attempt on the Fabre-trained Pour Moi, getting up in the shadows of the post and celebrating by standing up in the saddle. In 2012, Barzalona became a retained rider to Godolphin and landed the world's richest race for his new employers when partnering Monterosso to victory in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan in March. He enjoyed a dream first ride in the Ladbrokes St Leger, partnering Encke to success at Doncaster today.

Ladbrokes St Leger record:  2012-1 ENCKE

 

 

O’BRIEN RUES LACK OF PACE AS HIS HOT FAVOURITE IS BEATEN

 

Aidan O’Brien, the trainer of beaten 2/5 favourite Camelot, commented afterwards:

 

“My first thought is that it was a steadily-run race and I knew straightaway, after going a couple of furlongs, that was the case. I should have run a pacemaker or two but I thought that the pace was going to be strong.

 

“The minute the gates opened, Josesph was where he was and he couldn’t do anything about it. That’s exactly where I would have wanted him to be - when he is a horse going this distance. Joseph had to relax him and he did, but Camelot just tanked a little bit early because the pace was steady.

 

“Joseph had to take his time down the straight and wait for the gaps to come, which you would do with Camelot anyway. When the gaps came, the winner was in probably a handier position and was gone - when Camelot got out, he just stayed on rather than quickened up. He quickened up in the Guineas and the Derby but that was always liable to happen because we were running him a bit further than his distance.

 

“My regret is that I should have run a pacemaker or two and it would have made it a little bit more straightforward because that means he would have settled a little bit earlier, a little bit better and he might have quickened a bit more than he did.

 

"That’s the way it is and well done to the winner. That’s the reality of it, really.

 

“I am not sure where he will go next. I thought that, if he was to stay in training next year, there was a chance that he wouldn’t run anymore but I don’t know. It will be the boys’ decision.”

 

MORE O’BRIEN QUOTES

 

 Aidan O’Brien continued: “Joe said Camelot was a bit fresh with him - he tanked (along) a little bit. You have to take your time on him over a mile and six furlongs which Joseph did.

 “When Camelot got out (in the straight) he just stayed on rather than quickened. In the Guineas and Derby, he quickened.

 “What Camelot (normally) does is quicken - he was just staying on today - we going past our distance and were stretching the elastic band.

 “Today he was like the Guineas run. But he still has run a great race. I would have preferred a faster pace where he would have settled better. Camelot was tanking with Joseph the whole way.

 “No-one thinks more about this horse than Joseph. I can see the way the race unfolded where he went and why he was there. He had to stay creeping where he was - he could not go pulling Camelot to the outside turning in.

 “He had to keep waiting for the gaps as they came. That is what he did. If he (Joseph)  had come four wide in the straigh,t I would have been going mad.

 “How many times do I do it and make a hash of it (running pacemakers) and then I made a hash of it by not having any.

 “I regret that - I should have run a pacemaker or two.”

 

HORSES THAT FAILED TO WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN

 

The following 10 horses won the 2,000 Guineas and the Derby, but were beaten in the St Leger:

 

YEAR  HORSE    POSITION IN ST LEGER

1843   Cotherstone    2nd behind Nutwith

1869   Pretender    unplaced behind Pero Gomez

1882   Shotover    3rd behind Dutch Oven

1888   Ayrshire     unplaced behind Seabreeze

1894   Ladas     2nd behind Throsttle

1904   St Amant    6th (last) behind Pretty Polly

1909   Minoru     4th behind Bayardo

1925   Manna     10th behind Solario

1931   Cameronian    10th (last) behind Sandwich

2012  CAMELOT   2nd behind Encke

 

 

Fourth race: The Ladbrokes St Leger

 

JOCKEYS AFTER THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

 

Joseph O’Brien, on board Camelot, who finished second on Camelot, was too upset to comment after the race.

 

Frankie Dettori, partner of third, Michelangelo, said: “It was straightforward race and I stayed on well for third.”

 

Ted Durcan, rider of fifth Main Sequence, said: “I missed the break which wasn’t any help. So I ended up last which wasn’t the plan but he’s run a solid race.”

 

William Buick, jockey of sixth Thought Worthy, said: “The ground was a bit too quick - it has dried too much for me but he ran a good race for a long way. The race went perfectly for him but the ground was just too quick. He ran an honest race.”

 

Tom Queally, rider of eighth Thomas Chipppendale, said: “I thought they might have gone a bit quicker but no excuses.”

 

Robert Havlin, partner of ninth Dartford , said: “My horse led well and about half-way I had a little look behind and Joseph (O’Brien on Camelot) was cantering. Obviously, I was too far behind to see the finish but I don’t think there were any hard luck stories.”

 

MIKE DILLON OF LADBROKES

 

 Mike Dillon of the sponsors Ladbrokes commented: “Someone else will have to try and win the Triple Crown now.

 “It was a bold move to attempt the Triple Crown with Camelot and it was a shame it did not come off.

 “It was a race - everyone turned up and they all fancied having a go. The winner got a really enterprising ride and won on merit.

 “Let’s hope someone wants to try again next year.”

 

MURTAGH DELIGHTED

 

Johnny Murtagh, on the fourth Ursa Major, said: “He stayed on well at the end. I am delighted with him. They went a slow early pavcce and I got tapped for toe at the top of the hill but I am still delighted.”

     

ENCKE THE PARTY POOPER AS LADBROKES REFUND CAMELOT STAKES

 

 Ladbrokes have refunded St Leger bets struck on Camelot as a free bet of up to £20 for all their customers.

 The 2/5 favourite could only finish runner-up to Godolphin’s Encke who was returned the 25/1 winner at Doncaster to ruin dreams of a first Triple Crown in 42 years.

  And Ladbrokes had pledged on the morning of the race to refund losing bets on Camelot as a free bet for those customers betting up to £20.

 David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Our customers who backed Camelot have been thrown a lifeline. The result wasn’t quite what we'd hoped for but our punters aren’t out of pocket, at least.

 “Encke all but slipped off the radar but was a worthy winner. We hope we don’t have to wait another 42 years before we can get excited about the Triple Crown.”

 

Race 1 - Harriet Powell Handicap - Winning Quotes

 

MILE NO PROBLEM FOR QUICK

 

Godolphin was three-handed going into the mile-long Harriet Powell Handicap, the opening race on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, and it was Quick Wit who emerged best of the trio.

 

The five-year-old was partnered by William Buick and showed an eye-catching turn of foot in the final furlong to overhaul Anderiego and score by three-quarters of a length at 6/1. His stablemate Invisible Man stayed on to take third.

 

Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “He was dropping down to a mile today but the strong pace suited him.

 

“He is a horse that can stay a mile and a quarter and it’s great to see him come back with a win.

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“His last piece of work was very good and we knew he was in good form coming into the race. He is in the Cambridgeshire but we will keep all our options open with him. He could also head out to Dubai next year as well.

 

“We run Tha’ir in the Champagne Stakes. He is a small horse but has a big heart and always tries his best.

 

“Soul goes in the Park Stakes. He is in good form but I think the ground might be a bit quick for hm today.”

 

William Buick added: “There was a strong pace in the race and you’ve got to stay a mile really well to win here. It’s good, fast ground out there today.”

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

William Buick, partner of the winner Quick Wit, said: “Good fast ground.”

 

Daniel Tudhope, partner of second Anderiego, said: “Good to firm and it is kicking up a bit.”

 

Frankie Dettori, on board third Invisible Man, said: “Perfect good ground.”

 

Mickael Barzalona, rider of Red Gulch, said: “Good.”

 

Adrian Nicholls, jockey of St Moritz, said: “Fast.”

 

Laura Pike, on board Mabait, said: “It is on the quick side of good.”

 

Andrea Atzeni, jockey of Mia’s Boy said: “Quick.”

 

Richard Hughes, rider of Bancnuanaheireann, said: “It is quicker than good.”

 

Martin Lane, partner of Vainglory, said: “Good.”

 

James Doyle, jockey of Norse Blues, said: “Good.”

 

Paul Hanagan, on board Jake’s Destiny, said: “It felt fairly quick to me and has dried again since yesterday”

 

Race 2 - One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes - Winning Quotes

 

TORONADO MAKES IT THREE FROM THREE IN CHAMPAGNE

 

Toronado maintained his unbeaten record with a game front-running performance in the Group Two One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes.

 

Trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Richard Hughes, the 11/4 chance showed a very willing attitude as he held off the challenge of 5/6 favourite Dundonnell to score by half a length in the seven-furlong contest.

 

Richard Hannon Junior, assistant trainer to his father, commented: “We were worried it might not be far enough for him today so I told Richard to go out and make it a test.

 

“The horse has done it the hard way and they all had their chance to go past him. I would say he is probably about as good a colt as we have got this year.

 

“All being well, he could come back here for the Racing Post Trophy (Group One, 1m, October 27). He was bought in France so there would be a premium if we went for the Prix Jean Luc Lagardere, so that is another option to consider.

 

“He will be aimed at the Guineas next year and maybe the Derby. Who knows, we may have a Triple Crown horse!

 

“He is a very sound horse and the ground seems no problem for him. Physically, he is as nice a horse as you’ve seen.”

 

Richard Hughes added: “I always thought that he was a good horse. I can only go on feel but today he proved that he was a good horse.

 

“I was in a Catch 22 - this horse needs a mile but I wasn’t going to go fast enough to set it up for the rest. Although I wasn’t going that fast, it wouldn’t have really suited me either.

 

“He has a lovely way of galloping with a beautiful action - it’s a pleasure to be on him.”

 

 

Second race: The One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes

Place quotes

 

NO EXCUSES FROM CHARLTON

 

After a middling pace early on, a final furlong sprint saw the two market leaders fight it out for the honours, with the 5/6 favourite Dundonnell coming off a half-length second best to the 11/4 second favourite, Toronado, in the Group Two One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes.

 

Afterwards Dundonnell’s trainer, Roger Charlton, commented: “I thought he ran very well, we were just beaten by a better horse I guess. There are no excuses, James (Doyle, jockey) had a big problem pulling him up - again. He went miles down the back straight so a mile will suit and maybe a  slightly better pace would help. I thought he had every chance.”

 

Dundonnell holds entries in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge and the Dubai Dewhurst, both held at Newmarket, but Charlton was non committal about the colt’s next appearance. “There is no decisions as to where he is going to run at this stage - there is no need to rush a decision.” said Charlton.

 

Frankie Dettori, who rode the third home, Tha’ir, said: “It was a good race but I was third best.”

 

Race 3 - Ladbrokes Portland Handicap - Winning Quotes

 

DOC HAY TAKES PORTLAND IN COURSE-RECORD TIME

 

Doc Hay got up in the shadows of the post to take the Ladbrokes Portland Handicap by a neck from Face The Problem in 1m 6.01s, a new course record for the five furlongs and 140 yards distance at Doncaster.

 

The 20/1 chance was partnered by Daniel Tudhope and the five-year-old could bid for a quick double in next Saturday’s Ayr Gold Cup.

 

Winning trainer David O’Meara said: “Doc Hay has been a good horse over the past 12-18 months.

 

“We ran him at Haydock last weekend when the ground was plenty quick enough for him, much quicker than it was today.

 

“The Haydock run was a prep for today which was the plan. It’s brilliant that it has all worked out.

 

“The horse was already on an upward curve when he joined us from Keith Dalgleish and has maintained his progression. We just try and keep the horses as fit and happy as we can.

 

“He may now go for the Ayr Gold Cup. He ran off 97 today and will get a penalty so he should get in.”

 

Daniel Tudhope added: “I thought that I had won. He is such a hard horse to win with but he has run some big races this year and has been unlucky.

 

“I am so delighted for the owner - he is such a nice man and very patient. It’s great to get his head in front.

 

“He just got away with the ground today. It’s good to firm ground but there is no jar in it. We thought today’s distance would suit him down to a T - it was perfect.”

 

 

Third race: The Ladbrokes Portland Handicap

Place quotes

 

FACE UP FOR THE CUP

 

A course record was what it took to beat Jamie Osborne’s charge, Face The Problem, into second place by a neck in the extended five furlong Ladbrokes Portland Handicap, though the trainer was still pleased with the result.

 

“He’s run a very sound race.” said Osborne “The plan is to go to Ayr with him next Saturday (for the Ayr Gold Cup) and we were rather hoping for the penalty of winning a Portland on the way. That would have guaranteed us getting in. We will have to wait till Monday now to see if I think there is still a fair chance we will get in.”

 

“What is pleasing about the run is that clearly the six furlongs (of the Ayr Gold Cup) isn’t going to be beyond him - it was always a question mark in my mind.”

 

Fifth race: The OLBG Park Stakes

Win quotes

 

LIBRANNO HARD TO BEAT

 

Trainer Richard Hannon went into the Group Two OLBG Park stakes double-handed but it was the less fancied of his two runners, 16/1 shot Libranno, that came up with the spoils, winning by half-a-length.

 

Richard Hannon Jnr, representing his father, said afterwards: “ He did it well, he’s a very good horse when he is on song. His form goes up and down but when he is on form he is a very hard horse to beat.

 

“I am a bit disappointed with Strong Suit (sent of as the 6/4 favourite and finished fourth), he was on and off the bridle and didn’t get much luck in running I thought this was a race he could win but take nothing away from the winner, he did it very well.”

 

Asked as to future plans for the winner and Strong Suit, Hannon said: I don’t know about either, we will sleep on it and speak to the owners.

 

“Strong Suit is going to be stallion at some point so I will have to talk to David (Redvers, racing manager for Quater Racing) who is in America at the moment about him. We will talk to Libranno’s owners as to future plans later.”

     

 

Sixth race: The AgriArgo UK Tractor Challenge Nursery

Win quotes

 

HANNON HAS A RISING STAR

 

Rising Legend took the sixth race by half-a-length on Ladbrokes St Leger day for Richard Hannon, giving the stable a 521.75/1 treble, with Toranado and Libranno winning earlier.

 

Richard Hannon Jnr, assistant to his father, said of the Rock Of Gibraltar colt: “He did it very nicely, they went very quick and I think that suited him.

 

“We had said in the paddock before the race for Richard (Hughes) to ride him handy but that all got changed around somehow. He travelled very well and came though stongly and got the trip well which is very important in these two-year-old races.”

 

 Hannon was uncertain as to Rising Legend’s, who broke his maiden tag at Brighton in August, future plans.

 

“We may look at the Zetland or maybe another nursery,” said Hannon, “He’s a pretty talented horse but has taken his time, his first run was very good but then he tapered off a bit and went a bit weak. Then we had to go to Brighton to win a race with him but now we are back here on the big day. We are very pleased.”

 

Seventh race: The Mollart Cox Handicap

Win quotes

 

VIKING STORMS TO VICTORY

 

Viking Storm completed a hat trick of wins for his connections when getting the nod in a photo-finish in the closing race, the Mollart Cox Handicap, of the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

 

Harry Dunlop, who trains the four-year-old gelding, said: “He is a horse who is very much on the up and today he had a difficult position. I thought for a minute he might not get out. Paul (Hanagan, jockey) said they went very hard early on and that he almost couldn’t lay up with them.  Then he got into a bad pocket but got out of it with his bit of class.

 

“He loves the fast ground which why he hasn’t run as much as he could have, having said that he has won four for us. Not many do!

 

“As to his future plans it is very much a case of see what the handicapper does to him. He adores the dirt and he is very effective on it. I have always talked about taking him to Dubai if he was ever good enough.

 

“He’s given a everybody a lot of fun and he’s capped of a really good season for us, the best season we have ever had.”

 

CAMELOT THE FOCUS WITH TRIPLE CROWN BID AT DONCASTER BUT THERE ARE DOUBTERS

 

 Camelot is pictured bursting through flames, alongside an excalibur engraved with his name in a dramatic Racing Post front page montage. The headline is “Camelot on the brink of history”, with the following text: “It has been 42 years since Nijinsky won the Triple Crown. We thought it wouldn’t happen again, but now Aidan O’Brien’s 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner can join the giants in today’s Ladbrokes St Leger”.

 The national newspapers cannot quite rival the Post’s level of St Leger coverage but most make a decent attempt. The Daily Telegraph leads off its sport supplement with a large front page picture of Camelot, with the headline “Crowning Glory - Camelot aims for place among Racing Legends”.

 The Daily Telegraph tags exclusive Paul Hayward’s interview, featured on the next page, with trainer Aidan O’Brien who is quoted: “He’s an incredible talent, really. One of those very special horses, one that only comes once in a lifetime.”

 On the opposite page, J A McGrath puts his slant on Camelot’s Triple Crown attempt: “In terms of achievement in the athletic arena, the closest human equivalent would be asking Usain Bolt to line up in the 800 metres, having hacked up in the 100m and 200m.”

 The Times devotes the back page of its sport’s section to the Triple Crown bid. Alan Lee has an interview with O’Brien and his 19-year-old son Joseph who rides Camelot at Doncaster today.

 Lee wrote: “It will not be a betting opportunity that brings a sell-out crowd of more than 30,000 to this gritty part of South Yorkshire. It will be the prospect of witnessing something few of us expected to see again.”

 Rob Wright of The Times tips Thought Worthy to upset Camelot, while Chris Cook, writing in The Guardian says Guarantee makes the most appeal.

 The Guardian’s racing coverage features in the middle page spread of the paper’s sports section, with main correspondent Greg Wood’s article headlined “How the horse with a mystical name can fulfil the quest of a lifetime”.

 The Independent’s Chris McGrath reminds that, while there have been 15 previous Triple Crown winners, no trainer has ever before won all five British Classics in the same year. O’Brien has captured two with Camelot, the 2,000 Guineas and the Derby, while he was also successful with Homecoming Queen in the 1,000 Guineas and Was in the Oaks.

 The Daily Star’s Starform racing insert, which terms itself Britain’s Number One Racing Pullout,  puts its Ladbrokes St Leger verdict on the front - Camelot to win from Ursa Major and Main Sequence third. Inside there is a Lester Piggott exclusive from Patrick Weaver, while Times Up’s success in yesterday’s Stobart Doncaster Cup for trainer John Dunlop, who announced his retirement the day before, is highlighted by Tony Lewis. Mark Winstanley tips Thomas Chippendale in the Ladbrokes St Leger.

 Meanwhile, in The Sun’s Favourite racing section there is another Lester Piggott exclusive, correspondent Claude Duval’s interview with the legendary former jockey who partnered Nijinsky to victory in the 1970 St Leger. Piggott is quoted: “I won the 1970 St Leger in a canter. Like Camelot, Nijinsky had beaten most of his rivals before. It will be the same story again (today).” Duval also has interviews with  Aidan and Joseph O’Brien inside.

 The Daily Mail’s racing correspondent Marcus Townend ended his lead item by writing: “Some argue the Triple Crown is an outdated irrelevance but if Camelot can make history, he will be far better remembered in 50 years than next month’s Arc hero, unless that is also him.”

 The Daily Express’s racing coverage is limited to two pages, with just three paragraphs of editorial. Two paragraphs are devoted to Dunlop’s Stobart Doncaster Cup victory, with Camelot’s Triple Crown attempt mentioned at the end.

 The Daily Mirror Racing pullout is all for Camelot and the headline says “The History Boys”. The exploits of Camelot and Nijinsky are compared inside.

 Jamie Reid in the FT Weekend’s colour magazine says the St Leger is back in the fashionable fray. “Famous old races can drift in and out of fashion just like flared trousers and platform-heeled shoes. Take the St Leger, for example. This afternoon the 236th running of the oldest classic in the calendar will take place at Doncaster, and there’s high excitement that it will culminate in a moment of racing history.”

 The Yorkshire Post has done racing proud each day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, thanks to comprehensive coverage, mostly by Tom Richmond. Today’s edition of the broadsheet daily features  interviews with Aidan and Joseph O’Brien conducted by Richmond in Ireland on Monday.

 Finally, the alternative racing Saturday paper, Racing Plus, devotes its first five pages to asking whether Camelot can follow in the footsteps of Nijinsky.

 

DONCASTER ON LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY 2012 IS A SELL-OUT

 

The remaining tickets for the Grandstand and the Frenchgate Family Enclosure available at Doncaster Racecourse today, totalling nearly 3,500, have all been snapped up and Ladbrokes St Leger Day is a sell-out.

 

This means there are approximately 32,000 racegoers at Doncaster today to witness an historic Ladbrokes St Leger in which the unbeaten Camelot goes for the Triple Crown after victories in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby.

         

Kate Hills, on behalf of Doncaster Racecourse, commented: “We were always confident that today would be a sell-out.

 

“It is great that so many people are here for the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival to witness what should be a tremendous 236th running of the world’s old Classic.”   

 

 

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LADBROKES LATEST BETTING ON THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

 

At 3.25pm

 

Camelot 2/5

 

Dartford 100/1

 

Encke 33/1

 

Guarantee 14/1

 

Main Sequence 10/1

 

Michelangelo 10/1

 

Thomas Chippendale 16/1

 

Thought Worthy 10/1

 

Ursa Major 14/1

 

GOING

 

The going for the fourth and final day of the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Ladbrokes St Leger Day, is now:

 

GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES

(Previously Good at the end of Friday’s racing)

 

Jon Pullin, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported this morning: “We had a dry night and the going is now good, good to firm in places.

 

“Today is forecast to stay dry with temperatures set to reach 19 degrees Celsius and the strong breeze we experienced yesterday has dropped.

 

“The ground may quicken a bit throughout the day although I don’t expect the going description to change at this stage.

 

“We are set fair for what will hopefully be a historic Ladbrokes St Leger Day at Doncaster.”

 

 

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A FABULOUS WEEK SO FAR ON TOWN MOOR

 

Everyone is hoping that the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival concludes in perfect fashion today with Camelot becoming the 16th winner of the Triple Crown after the first three days of the meeting provided some magic moments.

 

The action kicked off on Wednesday with Welcome To Yorkshire Day, the centrepiece of which was the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes. The mile contest saw riding stars of the past take to the saddle once again and it was two St Leger-winning jockeys who fought out the dramatic finish with 53-year-old Mick Kinane getting the better of 65-year-old George Duffield by a nose. Most importantly, the contest has already raised over £100,000 for the two nominated charities,  the Injured Jockeys Fund Jack Berry House in Malton and the Northern Racing College, Doncaster. Donations can still be made online at www.justgiving.com/northernracingcollege

 

Wednesday also saw a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure for the 2010 Nunthorpe Stakes victor Sole Power in the Listed Scarbrough Stakes. After that confidence-boosting success, the five-year-old is set for another international campaign, taking in France, Hong Kong and Dubai. Proud Chieftan provided a good story following his victory in the Kat Communications Knowledge About Telecoms Conditions Stakes as his trainer, Cliff Lines, was at Doncaster 50 years ago to lead up the 1962 St Leger hero Hethersett.

 

It was DFS Ladies Day on Thursday and the Sir Henry Cecil-trained Wild Coco was an impressive winner of the ‘fillies’ St Leger, the DFS Park Hill Stakes. Sunday Times caused a 22/1 upset in the day’s other Group race, the Group Three Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes, while the richest race of the day, the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes, went to the only filly in the race, 11/4 favourite The Gold Cheongsam. The latter’s jockey, Liverpool-born Franny Norton, dedicated his victory to the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

 

Yesterday was Stobart Doncaster Cup Day and proceedings began perfectly for the CEO of the  headline sponsor, Andrew Tinkler, when his Sir Prancealot took the opening Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes. Sir Graham Wade has been one of the season’s progressive handicappers and he rewarded favourite backers when taking the ultra-competitive Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap.

 

John Dunlop, one of the most successful trainers in Britain during his 47-year career, announced on Thursday that he is to retire at the end of the season and the ironically-named Times Up gave him perhaps his last big-race winner in the Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup on Friday. The Arundel-based handler has always been a big supporter of Doncaster and saddled three winners of the Ladbrokes St Leger - Moon Madness (1986), Silver Patriarch (1997) and Millenary (2000). Dunlop was presented with a magnum of champagne by the Doncaster executive in recognition of his retirement.

 

The Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes went to Godolphin for the third successive year with the unbeaten Certify battling to a brave head victory over Purr Along. She looks a leading fancy for Classic honours in 2013.

 

Frankel, the world’s best racehorse, won the contest now run as the Rossington Hall Conditions Race two years ago and in 2012 it was another Khalid Abdullah-trained horse, Ashdan, that took the spoils. Trained by John Gosden, the unbeaten Dansili colt could possibly return to Town Moor for the Racing Post Trophy on October 27.

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY MARKET MOVERS

 

 

Fourth race: The Ladbrokes St Leger

 

Ladbrokes are offering a innovative bet on the Ladbrokes St Leger, available at any Ladbrokes outlet.

 

For a £20 stake on Camelot, at 2/5, Ladbrokes will pay out £8 on the win and refund your stake should Camelot lose. This represent a 40% return on your initial stake.

 

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “We want everyone to have a piece of Triple Crown history.”

 

No. 9 Ursa Major 16/1 from 20/1

 

First race: The Harriet Powell Handicap

 

No. 3 Red Gulch 8/1 from 9/1

 

Third race: The Ladbrokes Portland Handicap

 

No. 11 Steps 10/1 from 14/1

No. 13 Mass Rally 10/1 from 12/1

 

No.22 Prodigality 11/2 from 6/1

      

Sixth race: The AgriArgo UK Tractor Challenge Nursery

 

No. 5 Shebebi 7/1 from 8/1

 

Seventh race: The Mollart Cox Handicap

 

No. 5 Rio’s Rosanna 11/2 from 13/2

 

 

BRACE OF GROUP TWO CONTESTS ADD TO AN HISTORIC DAY

 

Today’s racing on Ladbrokes St Leger day isn’t all about the world’s oldest Classic and the historic attempt by Camelot to emulate the greats of old, with two cracking Group Two contests also on offer.

 

The first of the Group races is the Group Two One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes due off at 2.25pm. First run in 1823, it is a two-year-old race for colts and geldings with classic aspirations. Previous winners include Grundy (‘74), Wollow (‘75), Rodrigo De Trianno (‘91) and Poet’s Voice (‘09).

 

This year’s renewal sees a field of five contest the seven furlongs of Town Moor with the Richard Hannon-trained Toronado, who is quoted at 25/1 for next year’s Inverstec Derby, expected to be well supported. Ladbrokes quote 11/4 about the High Chaparral colt. Another horse of significant interest is the Roger Charlton-trained Dundonnell, who took the Group Three Acomb Stakes at York last time out, and is evens favourite with Ladbrokes

 

The other Group Two on offer is the OLBG Park Stakes which follows the Ladbrokes St Leger on the card at 4.15pm. It is is also run over seven furlongs and open to three-year-olds and upwards of either sex. The OLBG Park Stakes was first run in 1978 with Tap On Wood (‘79), Known Fact (‘80), and dual winner Iffraaj (‘05, ‘06) being among those to grace the winner’s enclosure.

 

This year there are eight declared with Pastoral Player an interesting prospect. He won the Group Three Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock back in June for Hughie Morrison, who also trained the five-year-old’s sire, Pastoral Pursuits, to win the race in 2004. He is 8/1 with Ladbrokes. Another leading fancy is the multiple Group winner Strong Suit (2/1 with Ladbrokes), who is looking to bounce back after a disappointing seventh in the Haydock Sprint Cup last weekend, and there is also Foxtrot Romeo, who was second in this year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas on the Curragh and is hoping to improve on his fifth-place in the Group Two Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on his last start. He is 8/1 with Ladbrokes.

 

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FIRST RACE RESULT

1.50pm HARRIET POWELL HANDICAP

Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below), 1m. Weights: highest weight: 4yo+ 9st 10lb; 3yo 9st 5lb. Minimum weight 8-10, 3-y-o 8-5. Penalties after September 8, each race won 6lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty value 1st £12,938.00 2nd £3,850.00 3rd £1,924.00 4th £962.00

 

1)  QUICK WIT (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-10 William Buick [3] 6/1

2)  ANDERIEGO (IRE) (Ebor Racing Club) David O'Meara 4-8-12 Daniel Tudhope [1] 7/1

3)  INVISIBLE MAN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v6-9-10 Frankie Dettori [4] 5/1

4)  JAKE'S DESTINY (IRE) (Delancey) George Baker 3-8-05 Paul Hanagan [11] 7/2 Fav

5)  MABAIT (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 6-8-13 Laura Pike (5) [7]

6)  BANCNUANAHEIREANN (IRE) (Dallas Racing) Michael Appleby 5-8-11 Richard Hughes [9]

7)  NORSE BLUES (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-10 James Doyle [5]

8)  ST MORITZ (IRE) (Billy Hughes) David Nicholls 6-9-06 Adrian Nicholls [10]

9)  VAINGLORY (USA) (David Simcock) David Simcock 8-8-11 Martin Lane [12]

10)  RED GULCH (Godolphin) Mahmmod Al Zarooni 5-9-08 Mickael Barzalona [6]

11)  MIA'S BOY (Shelley Dwyer) Chris Dwyer 8-8-12 Andrea Atzeni [8]

11 ran Non-Runner: Titus Mills (Going)

Time: 1m 35.72s Distances: ¾, nk, 1½, ¾, hd, 1, 7, hd, 12, 30

Breeder: Ptarmigan Bloodstock Limited Breeding: Oasis Dream - Roo (Rudimentary (USA))

Tote Win:  £6.30 Places:  £1.70, £3.30, £2.30 Exacta: £63.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool, 2011 Campanologist) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (34): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh, 2012 Tha’ir), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2011): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; 58 Wins in 2012 (in Britain): 52

 

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, 2009 Other 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: 96

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

2.25pm ONE CALL INSURANCE CHAMPAGNE STAKES

Class 1, Group 2, £75,000 guaranteed. For 2yo colts and geldings, 7f. Weights 8st 12lb. Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty value 1st £46,558.91 2nd £17,651.50 3rd £8,833.96 4th £4,400.56 5th £2,208.49 6th £1,108.35

 

 

1) TORONADO (IRE) (Carmichael Humber) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [1] 11/4

2) DUNDONNELL (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 2-8-12 James Doyle [5] 5/6 Fav

3)  THA'IR (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [3] 9/2

4)  MAXENTIUS (IRE) (Tony Elliott) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-12 William Buick [2]

5)  BIRDMAN (IRE) (Anthony Hogarth) David Simcock 2-8-12 Martin Lane [6]

 

5 ran Non-Runner: Unsinkable (Going)

Time: 1m 24.88s Distances: ½, 2¼, ½, ¾

Breeder: Paul Nataf Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) - Wana Doo (USA) (Grand Slam (USA))

Tote Win:  £3.50  Places:  £1.80, £1.20 Exacta:  £5.70

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at 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, 2012 Toronado)  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) 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, 2011 Wins in 2012: 164

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Champagne Stakes (2011 Trumpet Major, 2012 Toronado), Nassau Stakes (2012 The Fugue) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) Wins in Britain (1994-2011): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192; 130  Wins in 2012: 128

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.00pm LADBROKES PORTLAND HANDICAP

Class 2, £60,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 5f 140yds. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (112 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (or 112 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted). Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties after September 8, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £37,350.00 2nd £11,184.00 3rd £5,592.00 4th £2,796.00 5th £1,398.00 6th £702.00

 

1)  DOC HAY (USA) (S Laffan) David O'Meara 5-8-11 Daniel Tudhope [21] 20/1

2)  FACE THE PROBLEM (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Jamie Osborne 4-8-11 Kieren Fallon [18] 6/1

3)  SECRET WITNESS (Paul Moulton) Ron Harris b6-9-04 James Doyle [12] 33/1

4)  BARNET FAIR (Donald Wheatley) Richard Guest 4-8-05 Kieren Fox [16] 16/1

5) ANCIENT CROSS (Pete Bown, Backup Technology & Steve Hull) Mick Easterby t8-8-08 William Buick [22]

6)  PRODIGALITY (Paul Moulton) Ron Harris 4-8-04 Joe Fanning [8] 5/1 Fav

7)  PICABO (IRE) (Tom Ford) Henry Candy h4-8-07(1lbow) Dane O'Neill [17]

8)  KALDOUN KINGDOM (IRE) (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 7-8-07 Paul Hanagan [20]

9) KINGSGATE CHOICE (IRE) (T Gould) Ed de Giles 5-8-07 Liam Keniry [1]

10)  MASS RALLY (IRE) (Business Development Consultants Limited) Michael Dods hb5-8-08 Paul Mulrennan [10]

11)  STEPS (IRE) (Michael Hill) Roger Varian hb4-8-09 Neil Callan [5]

12)  SINGEUR (IRE) (Ms M Austerfield) Robin Bastiman 5-8-09 Darryll Holland [15]

13)  FRATELLINO (Sale Of The Century) Alan Mccabe t5-8-05 Martin Lane [19]

14)  BAJAN TRYST (USA) (Margaret Forsyth & Mrs R G Hillen) Kevin Ryan 6-9-00 Graham Lee [11]

15)  EDGE CLOSER (Godfrey Wilson) Tony Carroll 8-8-08 Pat Dobbs [14]

16)  MOVE IN TIME (A Turton, J Blackburn & R Bond) Bryan Smart v1 4-8-08 Lee Topliss (3) [13]

17)  BEACON LODGE (IRE) (McManus, Devaney, Harrington, Flood) David Nicholls 7-9-03 Shirley Teasdale (7) [6]

18)  CAPTAIN DUNNE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XV & Partners) Tim Easterby 7-8-13 Ted Durcan [2]

19)  TAX FREE (IRE) (David Nicholls & Mrs J Love) David Nicholls 10-8-09 Adrian Nicholls [4]

20) REX IMPERATOR (Clipper Logistics) Roger Charlton 3-9-02 George Baker [7]

 

 

20 ran Non-Runners: Hallelujah (Going), New Planet (Going)

Time: 1m 06.01s (new track record; previous one 1m 6.63s) Distances: nk, 1¼, nk, nk, hd, nk, 1½, ½, ½, nk, 1½, nk, nse, nk, sh, 1, 1, 1, 19

Breeder: Colts Neck Stable Llc Breeding: Elusive Quality (USA) - Coherent (USA) (Danzig (USA))

Tote Win:  £24.40 Places: £4.90 £1.70 £7.20 £6.50   Exacta: £131.70

 

Winning trainer:-Name: O’Meara, David Born: February 3, 1977 Based: Great Habton, Malton, North Yorkshire Background: Raised in Fermoy, County Cork. Rode point-to-point winners for Michael Hourigan before joining Philip Hobbs as an amateur in August 1998. Turned professional and later joined Tim Easterby. Won the Martell Fox Hunters Chase in 2000 on Bells Life. Took out his training licence in June, 2010, taking over from James Hetherton at owner Roger Fell’s Great Habton stables. First Winner as a Trainer: Simple Jim, Buy Your Tickets On-line @ Redcarracing.co.uk Handicap, Redcar, June 19, 2010 First Group Winner: Blue Bajan, Charles Heidsieck Champagne Henry II Stakes, Sandown Park, May 26, 2011Big Race Wins: Bet365 Mile (2012 Penitent) Wins (2010-2011): 25; 48 Wins This Year: 59

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Tudhope, Daniel Born: December 2, 1985 First winner in Britain: Rust En Vrede, Southwell, February 29, 2004 Background: Grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire, and did not consider becoming a jockey until a careers advisor suggested the profession after Daniel left school. Graduated of the Northern Racing School and rode first career winner in Italy in November 2003. Spent three weeks riding at Gulfstream Park, USA, in January 2005. Rides predominantly for David O’Meara. First Group Winner: Blue Bajan, Charles Heidsieck Champagne Henry II Stakes, Sandown Park, May 26, 2011 Big Race Wins Include: Bet365 Mile (2012 Pentitent) Wins in Britain (2004-2011): 28; 33; 53; 24; 20; 23; 6; 43 Wins This Year: 68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.40pm, LADBROKES ST LEGER

Class 1, Group 1, £550,000 guaranteed, part of QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo, entire colts and fillies, 1m 6f 132yds. Weights colts.9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty value 1st £311,905.00 2nd £118,250.00 3rd £59,180.00 4th £29,480.00 5th £14,795.00 6th £7,425.00

  

1)  ENCKE (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-00 Mickael Barzalona [1] 25/1

2)  CAMELOT (Derrick Smith, Suie Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Joseph O'Brien [7] 2/5 Fav

3)  MICHELANGELO (Bjorn Neilsen) John Gosden 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [4] 10/1

4)  URSA MAJOR (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Tommy Carmody IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [5]

5)  MAIN SEQUENCE (USA) (Niarchos Family) David Lanigan 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [6]

6)  THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 3-9-00 William Buick [3]

7)  GUARANTEE (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Authorized) William Haggas 3-9-00 Phillip Makin [9]

8)  THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-00 Tom Queally [2]

9)  DARTFORD (USA) (Bjorn Nielsen) John Gosden 3-9-00 Robert Havlin [8]

 

9 ran

Time: 3m 03.61s Distances: ¾, 3, 1½, hd, 8, 1¼, 1¾, 16

Breeder: Darley Breeding: Kingmambo (USA) - Shawanda (IRE) (Sinndar (IRE))

Tote Win:  £32.30  Places:  £4.70 £1.10 £3.00 Exacta: £65.00

 

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 (2): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting), Ladbrokes St Leger (2012 Encke) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First 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, 2010 Other 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) Total Goodwood Wins: 6 (3 at July Meeting) Wins (2010-2011): 43; 81; Wins This Year: 47

 

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 (2): Pour Moi (2011 Investec Derby), Encke (2012 Ladbrokes St Leger) 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): 50

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

4.15pm OLBG PARK STAKES

Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 7f. Weights 3yo colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb. 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)  LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 4-9-04 Kieren Fallon [3] 16/1

2)  PASTORAL PLAYER (The Pursuits Partnership) Hughie Morrison 5-9-04 Darryll Holland [6] 8/1

3)  LETHAL FORCE (IRE) (Alan Craddock) Clive Cox b3-9-00 Adam Kirby [2] 7/1

4)  STRONG SUIT (USA) (Qatar Racing Limited) Richard Hannon 4-9-04 Richard Hughes [5] 6/4 Fav

5)  PENITENT (Middleham Park Racing XVII) David O'Meara 6-9-04 Daniel Tudhope [8]

6)  MAJESTIC MYLES (IRE) (James Gaffney) Richard Fahey 4-9-04 Paul Hanagan [7]

7)  FOXTROT ROMEO (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Bryan Smart 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [1]

8)  SOUL (AUS) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-04 Frankie Dettori [4]

 

8 ran

Time: 1m 23.16s Distances: ½, 4, ¾, 1¼, 3¼, nse, ½

Breeder: O McDowell Breeding: Librettist (USA) - Annabelle Ja (FR) (Singspiel (IRE))

Tote Win: £19.50  Places: £3.20 £2.50 £1.90 Exacta: £107.10

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at 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, 2012 Toronado)  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) 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, 2011 Wins in 2012: 165

 

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) First win after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 First Group One win after return to riding: Gitano Hernando, Goodwood Stakes (Santa Anita), October 10, 2009 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) Royal Ascot wins: 29  First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) 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: 72      

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

4.50pm AGRIARGO UK TRACTOR CHALLENGE NURSERY

Class 2, £15,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 1m. Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb. Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties after September 8th, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £9,703.50 2nd £2,887.50 3rd £1,443.00 4th £721.50

 

1)  RISING LEGEND (M S Al Shahi) Richard Hannon 2-8-13 Richard Hughes [2] 8/1

2)  HOARDING (USA) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [5] 11/4 Fav

3)  AJMANY (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 2-9-01 Kieren Fallon [11] 7/2

4)  GLORY AWAITS (IRE) (Emerald Racing) Kevin Ryan 2-9-07 Graham Lee [10]

5)  NILE KNIGHT (R C C Villers) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-10 Ted Durcan [7]

6)  RED RUNAWAY (Ronald Arculli) Ed Dunlop 2-8-12 Hayley Turner [8]

7)  MAD JAZZ (Chris Green & Tony Coyle) Tony Coyle 2-7-07 (2lbow) Kevin Lundie (7) [3]

8)  CAPPADOCIA (IRE) (Dark Horse Racing Partnership Six) Mick Channon 2-8-06 Adrian Nicholls  [6]

9)  EXCELLENT MARINER (IRE) (Excellence Racing) Mark Johnston 2-8-02 Joe Fanning [12]

10)  WINGED ICARUS (USA) (Mrs Z Wentworth) Alan McCabe v2-8-09 Neil Callan [9]

 

10 ran Non-Runners: Shrewd (Going), Shebebi (Withdrawn -deduction of 10p in the pound on All Bets)

Time: Distances: ½, nk, 1, 4, 7, 13, 2¾, 7, 19

Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE)  - Miswaki Belle (USA) (Miswaki (USA))

Tote Win:  £9.60 Places: £2.50 £1.60 £1.40  Exacta: £26.30

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at 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, 2012 Toronado)  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, 2011 Wins in 2012: 166

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Champagne Stakes (2011 Trumpet Major, 2012 Toronado), Nassau Stakes (2012 The Fugue) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 135 (42 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2011): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192; 130  Wins in 2012: 129

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

5.20pm MOLLART COX HANDICAP

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

 

1)  VIKING STORM (Be Hopeful Partnership) Harry Dunlop 4-9-09 Paul Hanagan [1] 4/1

2)  FATTSOTA (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Marco Botti 4-9-10 Adam Kirby [4] 4/1

3)  NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA) (B Dunn) Tony Coyle 4-8-13 Lee Topliss (3) [5] 14/1

4)  RIO'S ROSANNA (IRE) (James & Susan Marshall) Richard Whitaker 5-9-02 Hayley Turner [7]

5)  SCATTER DICE (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 Joe Fanning [3]

6)  MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Sir Michael Stoute v3-8-10 Kieren Fallon [6] 11/4 Fav

7)  DREAMSPEED (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 5-9-12 Liam Keniry [2]

8)  INCENDO (Andrew & Julia Marshall) James Fanshawe t6-8-13 Graham Lee [8]

 

8 ran

Time: 2 28.70s Distances: hd, ½, 1¾, 1, hd, 9, 1¼

Breeder: Charlie Wyatt Breeding: Hurricane Run (IRE) - Danehill’s Dream (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Tote Win:  £4.10    Places: £1.50 £2.10 £2.90  Exacta:  £13.60

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Harry Date of first licence: October, 2006 Based: Windsor House Stables, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Background: Destined for the training ranks, his father John and brother Ed are Classic-winning trainers. Spent two years as pupil-assistant to Nicky Henderson and three seasons as assistant to Henry Cecil, before becoming assistant to his father. Also rode in point-to-points and won a Cheltenham bumper First winner: Situla, Wolverhampton, November 2, 2006 - his first ever runner Big Race Wins: Hoppings Stakes (2008 Classic Remark), Fairway Stakes (2010 Green Moon), Cecil Frail Stakes (2009 Festoso) Star Stakes (2012 Roz) Wins (2006-11): 1; 9; 9; 17; 8; 9 Wins this Year:  12

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey. Champion Jockey for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Was appointed first jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum in 2012 on the retirement of Richard Hills. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2012 Mayson), totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova, 2009 Barshiba), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson), TNT July Stakes (2012 Alhebayeb) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Wins 2000-2011: 23, 29, 84 (champion apprentice), 64 ,101, 79, 107, 78, 91, 119, 205 (champion jockey), 177 (chamnpion jockey) Wins in 2012: 98

 

  

LADBROKES ST LEGER MEETING LEADING TRAINER

 

Trainer      1st  2nd  3rd

Richard Hannon    4  1  1

John Gosden     2  1  2

Charlie Hills     2  1  2

Mahmood Al Zarooni    2  1  -

David O’Meara     1  1  -

Jamie Osborne     1  1  -

Saeed bin Suroor    1  -  4

Mark Johnston     1  -  2

Clive Cox     1  -  2

Richard Fahey     1  -  -  

Peter Chapple-Hyam    1  -  -

Jeremy Noseda     1  -  -  

Sir Henry Cecil     1  -  -    

Noel Quinlan     1  -  -  

Edward Lynam     1  -  -  

Chris Dwyer     1  -  - 

Clifford Lines     1  -  -

Michael Bell     1  -  -  

Scott Dixon     1  -  - 

John Dunlop     1  -  - 

William Haggas     1  -  -

Harry Dunlop     1  -  -

Luca Cumani     -  2  2

Hughie Morrison     -  1  1

Sir Michael Stoute    -  1  1

James Tate     -  1  -

Nigel Tinkler     -  1  -

Stuart Kittow     -  1  -

Ed Dunlop     -  1  -

Tom Dascombe     -  1  -

Robert Cowell     -  1  -

David Barron     -  1  -

William Knight     -  1  -

Lawrence Mullaney    -  1  -

Mick Channon     -  1  -

Jim Goldie     -  1  -

James Fanshawe    -  1  -

William Muir     -  1  -

David Lanigan     -  1  -

Andrew Balding     -  1  -

Marco Botti     -  1  -

Aidan O’Brien     -  1  -

Roger Charlton     -  1  -

David Simcock     -  -  2

Alan Jarvis     -  -  1

Roger Varian     -  -  1

Bryan Smart     -  -  1

Ed De Giles     -  -  1

Ed Walker     -  -  1

Amanda Perrett     -  -  1

David Elsworth     -  -  1

Ron Harris     -  -  1

Tony Coyle     -  -  1

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING JOCKEY

 

Jockey     1st  2nd  3rd

Jamie Spencer    3  3  2

William Buick    3  2  3

Kieren Fallon    2  2  1

Richard Hughes    2  1  3

Mickael Barzalona    2  1  1

Paul Hanagan    2  -  3

Johnny Murtagh    2  -  1

Michael Hills     2  -  -

Neil Callan     1  3  1

Adam Kirby     1  1  1

Daniel Tudhope    1  1  -

Darryll Holland    1  1  -

Eddie Ahern     1  -  1

Franny Norton    1  -  1

Adam Beschizza    1  -  -

Tom Queally     1  -  -

Mirco Demuro    1  -  -

Mick Kinane     1  -  -

Martin Dwyer    -  2  -

Graham Lee     -  2 

James Doyle    -  1  1

George Duffield    -  1  -

Martin Harley    -  1  -

Patrick Hills     -  1  -

Dale Swift     -  1  -

William Carson    -  1  -

Shane Kelly     -  1  -

David Probert    -  1  -

Joseph O’Brien    -  1  -

Frankie Dettori    -  -  3

Tony Clarke     -  -  1

Robert Winston    -  -  1

Tom Eaves     -  -  1

John Fahy     -  -  1

Michael J M Murphy   -  -  1

Lee Topliss     -  -  1

 


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