Saturday, 31 July 2010
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, the curtain comes down on a spectacular, fantastic, fascinating, miraculous and wondrous five days racing from Glorious Goodwood covered live so beautifully for us by the Channel4 Horseracing Team. As M’s and Cat bow out, M’s sums this whole meeting up as follows:
i. Broadcasting History The First Televised Stewards Inquiry shown live on Channel4 today after the running of the 3.05 Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies and Mares) (Class 1) Winner £122,169.04 (One hundred and twenty two thousand, one hundred and sixty nine pounds and 4 pence.) Run over 1 mile 2 furlongs, won by MIDDAY TOM QUEALLY trainer Henry Cecil for K Abdulla. From in second place STACELITA CHRISTOPHE SOUMILLON trainer J-C Rouget (FR) for Martin S Schwartz.
ii. In the closing stages with the fillies tiring, MIDDAY got lonely and wandered a bit taking the ground slightly of STACELITA, however no harm was done and the placing remained unaltered. TOM QUEALLY received a two day suspension for careless riding which will kick in, in 14 days time.
iii. Channel 4 Broadcasting History. The Acting Stewards at this inquiry where:
Adrian Pratt, John Paxman and Stewards’ Secretaries’ (stipendiaries)
William Nunneley with Dawn taking notes in the background.
However the second part of this inquiry was not shown at all. The part that takes place still in secret when the stewards decide amongst themselves what the outcome must be.
GUEST STAR ON THE MORNING LINE TO-DAY, DAVID (Dandy The Sprint King) NICHOLLS
iv. David (Dandy The Sprint King) Nicholls, shows us so brilliantly through his horses what training sprinters is all about. Let The Horses Do the Talking.
Caught in action with the spectacular performance given by EVENS AND ODDS partnered by BILLY CRAY (5) to win the Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)
for Dab Hand Racing at 20/1. Winner £62,310.(Sixty two thousand three hundred and ten pounds). With JONNY MUDBALL SEB SANDERS second at 14/1 for Dandy's Team.
Dandy and his Team Scored again on Friday (30.07.10) with JOSEPH HENRY partnered by DAVID PROBERT for Billy Hughes to win at 28/1 ‘The Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint (Handicap) Class 2 over 5 furlongs, with second place going to their VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR partnered by ADRIEN NICHOLLS for Middleham Park Racing xviii, beaten a neck at 13/2 joint fav.
Dandy and his Team Scored on Thursday (29.07.2010) In the RUK Leading Jockey Award Handicap (Class 3) with HARMOODY MICHAEL GERAN (3)14/1 for Hart Inn 1. HARMOODY'S first win since he won the Richmond Stakes at the meeting 4 years ago when trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam. HARMOODY the sixth winner of this race in a dozen runnings for David Nicholls. With CRIMEA ADRIAN NICHOLLS taking third place at 16/1.
A wonderful achievement for Dandy, his owners, their horses and his team.
WATCH CHANNEL4 THE MORNING LINE LIVE FROM 8AM to 9AM EVERY SATURDAY. TO ORGANISE YOUR AFTERNOONS' RACING ACTION.
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE. An interesting and entertaining program providing previews, key current news, review and updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action from Goodwood and Newmarket.
TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:
GOODWOOD Flat (Turf) 7 races £429k First race 1.55-5.25.
C4 show 1.55. 2. 30. 3.05 Nassau Stakes Group 1 and the 3.40 Stewards’ Cup.
NEWMARKET Flat (Turf) 7 races £85k First race 2.10-5.40.
C4 show 2.10. 2.45. and the 3.20.
C4 SATURDAY’S TV BET TOTE SCOOP6
TOTE SCOOP6 RACES
GOODWOOD 1.55 Leg 1
NEWMARKET 2.10 Leg 2
GOODWOOD 2.30 Leg 3
NEWMARKET 2.45 Leg 4
NEWMARKET 3.20 Leg 5
GOODWOOD 3.40 Leg 6
C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:
NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK
Host Presenter/Broadcaster/ Bloodhorse Illiterate
GUEST STAR DAVID (Dandy The Sprint King) NICHOLLS (THIRSK)
Bloodhorse Literate. Professional Horseman, licensed British trainer of the highest calibre. Currently training 98 horses, 58 of which are older horses (4 year olds and up) and with 12 two year olds. Dandy began training in 1992 after a successful career as a jockey. Dandy’s wife Alex Greaves achieved breakthrough status when winning the champion lady jockey title, during a time of change for the female gender.
Started in the late 1960’s when the male domination within the Jockey Club and within British racing held sway, eventually granting women licenses to train. Then in the early 1970’s came the chance for girls to obtain a license to ride on the flat, such girls that applied and were accepted were known as “Jockettes” apart from the fact that there were hardly any races to ride in. Plus further if you worked in horseracing you were not allowed to ride in the men's amateur races. Now 40years on nothing much has changed. Hayley Turner's achievement in riding 100 winners in one season on the flat is amazing, as one can see the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), and before them the Jockey Club (JC) and the British Horseracing Board (BHB) move at a snails pace and are mostly 'Bloodhorse Illiterate'.
GUEST STAR ROGER CHARLTON (MARLBOROUGH)
Bloodhorse Literate. Licensed British classic winning trainer.
Currently training 72 horses, 24 of which are two year olds.
Inclusive of a seven hundred acre estate providing private training grounds.
Roger learned his profession at this historic Beckhampton Estate under the tutelage of Jeremy Tree ongoing over twelve years. It could be said that Jeremy Tree was Roger Charlton's Lead Horse.
Roger started training with a Flat License on 1st February 1990
JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK THE PUNTERS CHAMPION
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/Commentator. ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’ Mac brings us up to date info from the newspapers.
TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats. Bloodhorse Illiterate. Email Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org
JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/Commentator/Racehorse Owner. ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’
JOHN (The Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME
‘Bloodhorse Literate’. Retired professional jump jockey horseman of the highest caliber. Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Journalist/Author.
PHONE CALL THIS MORNING TO: BARRY (BISMARK) DENNIS
Form Specialist/Bookmaker/ Over the phone Barry names the horse that he believes will not succeed in winning this afternoon. Last week Barry’s Bismark ‘WORKFORCE’ was well beaten by HARBINGER in the King George v1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes run at Ascot, a truly amazing performance. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
The Racing Post this morning (p 10 31.07.2010) bring the news that AGE OF AQUARIUS the four year old son of GALILEO who broke down during the running of the Artemis Goodwood Cup last Thursday (29.07.10) was transferred directly from Goodwood Racecourse to the Arundel Veterinary Hospital close by. Trainer Aiden O’Brien reports that “AGE OF AQUARIUS received great care and attention, whilst there, from which we are very grateful.”
TRAINER Aidan O’Brien statement issued on Coolmore.com yesterday read: “After sustaining a serious injury in the Goodwood Cup, AGE OF AQUARIUS
arrived back at the Fethard Equine Hospital (Eire) this morning and we are delighted to report that we are going to be able to save the horse for breeding.
“Essentially he has torn ligaments at the back of his fetlock joint and, although his recuperation will be long, we hope and expect that he should be back out in a paddock in a few months.”
AGE OF AQUARIUS ran 9 times earning £265,006, running HARBINGER to a length and a half in the Ormond Stakes at Chester.
Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com captures a shot of Jim McGrath (Left) John Francome (Right) two stars from the Channel4 horseracing team on duty this week from Goodwood. AGE OF AQUARIUS like many athletes had the misfortune to get hurt in running, showing that racing is not always so glorious.
COUNTDOWN DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
ASCOT REPORT SHERGAR CUP TEAMS TAKING SHAPE. TO BE RUN ON SATURDAY AUGUST 7 2010.
ASCOT RACECOURSE PREPARE FOR THE 2010 RUNNING OF THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP.
The teams for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot a week on Saturday (August 7) are close to being finalised, with stars like six times British champion jockey Kieren Fallon, three times French champion Christophe Soumillon and five times Irish champion Pat Smullen signed up in the last 10 days for the world’s premier international jockeys team competition.
Both Soumillon and Smullen will be making their Shergar Cup debuts, while Fallon has not participated in it since 2004. All three of the Rest of the World jockeys – three times South African champion, Anton Marcus, top Japanese rider, Yasunari Iwata, and Melbourne’s reigning champion jockey, Luke Nolen – will be making their UK debuts.
Just four jockeys need to confirm their participation once they know whether they will be required by their retained stables – Ryan Moore and William Buick for the Great Britain team, Richard Hughes for the Ireland team and Frankie Dettori for the European team .
Hayley Turner (Captain)
Kieren Fallon (Captain)
*Frankie Dettori (Captain) (Italy)
Christophe Soumillon (Belgium)
Umberto Rispoli (Italy)
Rest of the World
Anton Marcus(Captain) (South Africa)
Yasunari Iwata (Japan)
Luke Nolen (Australia)
* to be confirmed
At The Races, for whom this is a stand-alone afternoon card, will be the host broadcaster for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and will be looking to capture the whole flavour of the event.Racing will start an hour later than in previous years at 2.10pm, with the 12 jockeys signing autographs between 1pm and 1.30pm and the Opening Ceremony following straight on from that.
In the races, the jockeys will wear team colours for the first time, with the ROA having given its support to the initiative which should help bring alive the team competition more vividly for racegoers on the track and ATR viewers at home.
As last year, cheerleaders will be dancing in front of the stands when the horses reach the start before each race and they will dance again once each race is over to the winning rider’s team anthem.The anthems this year are:
Great Britain: Kasabian – Fire
Europe: Alphabeat – Fascination
Ireland: U2 – Elevation
Rest of the World: Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
After the Closing Ceremony and presentation of the Shergar Cup, the Silver Saddle trophy for the top points-scoring jockey and the Dubai Duty Free Ride of the Day award, a free 80’s concert will take place in the Old Paddock with stars like Boy George, former Ultravox front man Midge Ure, Belinda Carlisle, the Christians, Captain Sensible, Cutting Crew and Johnny Hates Jazz entertaining the crowds.
Only a few tickets for Premier Admission (£35, but £31.50 if booked in advance) remain to be sold although there are still plenty of General Admission tickets available (£25, but £22.50 if booked in advance). All accompanied under 18’s are admitted free and there will be lots of additional free children’s entertainments.
Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free, said: “We are delighted with the way the day is shaping up and look forward to another exciting competition.
“We are very pleased that special guests Joe Mercer and John Reid will be joining us to judge the Dubai Duty Free Ride of the Day, a new award we introduced last year that we expect to be keenly contested once again.”
Ascot Head of Communications and International Racing Nick Smith commented: “In recent years the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Day has been our best attended race meeting outside the five days of Royal Ascot and there should be another fantastic atmosphere here next Saturday.
“It’s great to have a lot of new faces in the competition this year, all with tremendous international or domestic achievements to their name. For instance, it will be fascinating to see Frankie Dettori riding alongside fellow countryman Umberto Rispoli, the young rider who last year smashed Frankie’s father’s all-time record for the number of winners in an Italian season.
“And it will be just as interesting to see Yasunari Iwata from Japan, the only rider from his country to win Australia’s greatest race, the Emirates Melbourne Cup, riding alongside an up-and-coming Aussie star, Luke Nolen.
“Overall we have an outstanding array of jockeys taking part and a great line-up of acts for the post-racing concert. It all points to a vintage Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Day and with advance bookings on a par with last year, we should be on for another crowd not far short of 30,000.”
Nick Smith, Head of Communications and International Racing, Ascot , 07771 791 449
Alistair Haggis, Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Event Manager, 07761 896500
The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is one of the world’s major international jockeys’ competitions and was first staged at Ascot in 2000. Twelve top riders take part, three representing Great Britain, three Ireland , three Europe and three riding for the Rest of the World. The day features six races, all handicaps worth £30,000, with each jockey having five rides and sitting out one race. Points are awarded on a 15, 10, 7, 5, 3 basis to the first five horses to finish in each race and the team with the highest points total after the last race lifts the Shergar Cup trophy. The top individual points-scoring rider wins the Silver Saddle trophy and there is also the Dubai Duty Free Ride of the Day award.
Dubai Duty Free, the world’s number one airport retailer, has been involved with the Shergar Cup since its inception, and became title sponsor of the event in 2006.
PAST WINNERS OF THE “SILVER SADDLE” FOR THE LEADING JOCKEY AT THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP
2009 Team Points
Richard Hughes IRE 49 points
Fredrik Johansson EUR 30 points
Hayley Turner GBR 30 points
Neil Callan IRE 29 points
Hiroyuki Uchida ROW 27 points
Seamus Heffernan IRE 23 points
Alan Munro GBR 19 points
Gerald Mosse EUR 18 points
Ahmed Ajtebi ROW 10 points
Malesh Narredu ROW 10 points
Darryll Holland GBR 7 points
Andrasch Starke EUR 4 points
2008 Team Points
Gerald Mosse EUR 50 points
Yutaka Take ROW 37 points
Mirco Demuro EUR 26 points
Hayley Turner GB 25 points
Richard Hughes IRE 22 points
Russell Baze ROW 20 points
Halis Karatas EUR 18 points
Frankie Dettori GB 16 points
Jamie Spencer IRE 14 points
Seb Sanders GB 12 points
Kevin Manning IRE 8 points
Jorge Ricardo ROW 0 points
2007 Team Points
Hugh Bowman ROW 37 points
Hayley Turner GB 32 points
Kevin Manning IRE 28 points
Jimmy Fortune IRE 25 points
Yutaka Take ROW 25 points
Darren Beadman ROW 24 points
Frankie Dettori EUR 20 points
Martin Dwyer GB 15 points
Fredrik Johansson EUR 15 points
Declan McDonogh IRE 13 points
Kevin Darley GB 11 points
Andreas Suborics EUR 7 points
2006 Team Points
Ryan Moore GBI 50 points
Seb Sanders GBI 30 points
Frankie Dettori ROW 29 points
Jamie Spencer GBI 26 points
Gerald Mosse ROW 22 points
Doug Whyte ROW 21 points
Robert Winston GBI 20 points
Hayley Turner GBI 17 points
Glen Boss ROW 13 points
Michael Kinane GBI 10 points
Emma Jayne Wilson ROW 7 points
Yuichi Fukunaga ROW 3 points
2004 Team Points
Weichong Marwing ROW 37 points
Frankie Dettori ROW 31 points
Michael Kinane GBI 28 points
Kieren Fallon GBI 23 points
Jamie Spencer GBI 23 points
Dario Vargiu ROW 21 points
Damien Oliver ROW 17 points
Yutaka Take ROW 17 points
Gerald Mosse ROW 15 points
Kevin Darley GBI 13 points
Johnny Murtagh GBI 10 points
Darryll Holland GBI 5 points
2003 Team Points
Kieren Fallon GBI 43 points
Doug Whyte ROW 36 points
Shane Dye ROW 32 points
Fredrik Johansson ROW 29 points
Andreas Suborics ROW 20 points
Yutaka Take ROW 20 points
Pat Eddery GBI 19 points
Darryll Holland GBI 18 points
Mick Kinane GBI 10 point
Kevin Darley GBI 5 points
Frankie Dettori ROW 5 points
Johnny Murtagh GBI 3 points
2002 Team Points
Richard Hughes GBI 45 points
Mick Kinane GBI 30 points
Kieren Fallon GBI 28 points
Hiroki Goto ROW 27 points
David Flores ROW 20 points
Pat Eddery GBI 18 points
Craig Williams ROW 17 points
Andreas Suborics ROW 15 points
Gerald Mosse ROW 14 points
Kevin Darley GBI 10 points
Doug Whyte ROW 10 points
Johnny Murtagh GBI 6 points
2001 Team Points
David Flores ROW 45 points
Pat Eddery GBI 30 points
Mirco Demuro ROW 30 points
Richard Hughes GBI 27 points
Johnny Murtagh GBI 25 points
Gerald Mosse ROW 18 points
Mick Kinane GBI 18 points
Frankie Dettori ROW 15 points
Kevin Darley GBI 10 points
Norihiro Yokoyama ROW 10 points
Craig Williams ROW 7 points
Kieren Fallon GBI 5 points
The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup a most interesting series of flat races bringing together the best riders from all around the world to compete.
Labels: At The Races, for whom this is a stand-alone afternoon card, will be the host broadcaster for this Shergar Cup card.