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REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/results/home.sd?r_date=2012-05-04 

TODAY'S CARDS Newmarket (Flat Turf) Goodwood (Flat Turf) Thirsk (Flat Turf)
Uttoxeter (Jumps Turf) Doncaster (Flat Turf) Hexam (Jumps Turf)
Limerick (IRE) (Jumps Turf)
Churchill Downs. Saint- Cloud. Sha Tin.
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/ 

C4 MORNING LINE bring us a window into the world of horseracing. Through the keyhole the clues are there - but can you spot them?

Preview of this afternoon's live action from:

Newmarket (Flat Turf) and Goodwood (Flat Turf)



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WEEK MONDAY APRIL 30th TO SUNDAY MAY 6th 2012
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CAMELOT HIT OR MYTH? HIT
All winter long believers have whispered his name ..... Today we learn if the 2,000 Guineas prophecies were true. But will we or won't we? O'Brien is destinctly nervous that the soft going may blunt his speed, + punters are offered only the shortest of short prices win or loose.

LEE MOTTERSHEAD JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR "Today's big talking point on a day when a potential superstar faces his big test.


" There is general agreement  among scholars that the kingdom of Camelot exists only in fiction . In their assessment of the horse who bears the Arthurian name, punters are not sure what to believe but should a long-anticipated Classic campaign begin with victory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, another legend could be born.


"Ever since CAMELOT made winning the Racing Post Trophy look as arduous as a routine training gallop, his return has been awaited   .........

 RICHARD HUGHES IS BACK
 "Our shining knight  of a Saturday columnist return's with hopes of a big- race upset this afternoon, when he partners TRUMPET MAJOR at Newmarket in the  3.10  2,000 Guineas. Read what Richard has to say today.

DON'T MISS THIS RACE YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED WHOEVER WINS
The first two Classics of the 2012 British Horseracing Season
The best of the very best will be running this afternoon at Newmarket.


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YOUR WEEKEND HORSERACING INFO

THIS WEEKEND TWO GUINEAS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
INSIDE All the weekend cards - all in time order for only £1

CAN THEY BLUNT THE SWORD OF CAMELOT?

2000 GUINEAS SPECIAL
 FANTASTIC EVENT  A WEEKEND TO ENJOY AND REMEMBER


C4 LIVE FROM NEWMARKET (Flat Turf)
2.00. Makfi Suffolk Stakes Handicap (Class 2) for 3yo+ over 1m1f  winner £27,390
WIN:  TULLIUS 4 8-12 partner JIMMY FORTUNE for TEAM BALDING 
2.30. Qatar Bloodstock Jocket Club Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 1m4f
winner £56,710
WIN: AL KAZEEM 4 8-12 partner J DOYLE. for TEAM CHARLTON 15-2 from QUEST FOR PEACE
Feature Race
3.10. QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes (204th Running) British Champion Series (Group 1) (Colts and fillies) (Class 1) for 3 year olds colts and fillies over 1m Row winner £213,513.15
WIN: CAMELOT 3-9-0 partner J P O'BRIEN for TEAM O'BRIEN (IRE) 15-8f from FRENCH FIFTEEN 3-9-0 partner O PESLIER for TEAM CLEMENT (FR) 12-1
3.45. Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) for 3yo+ over 5f winner £31,190.50
WIN: MAYSON 4-9-0 partner P HANAGAN for TEAM FAHEY 7-2f from DEFINIGHTLY



C4 LIVE FROM GOODWOOD (Flat Turf)2.15. Betfred The Bonus King EBF Daisy Warwick Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies and Mares) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 1m4f+ winner £20,720
WIN: VITA NOVA 5 8-12 partner I MONGAN for TEAM CECIL 4-9 from SHIMMERING SURF

3.30. Betfred Mobile Sports Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) for 4yo+ over 1m6f winner £16,172
WIN: LIFETIME 4-8-0 partner D E EGAN (7) for TEAM ELLISON 3-1 from SPICE FAIR

Scoop6 Race 1 : 2.00 Newmarket TULLIUS
Scoop6 Race 2 : 2.30 Newmarket AL KAZEEM
Scoop6 Race 3 : 3.10 Newmarket CAMELOT
Scoop6 Race 4 : 3.20 Thirsk ORPSIE BOY
Scoop6 Race 5 : 3.30 Goodwood  LIFETIME
Scoop6 Race 6 : 3.45 Newmarket Bonus Race MAYSON
There was 1 winner of the Scoop6 last Saturday who won £71,584. They will be playing for the Bonus fund of £30,678 this Saturday. They will need to pick the winner of race 6, the 3.45 Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket. If they fail, any winners of this week’s Scoop6 will get to play for the bonus fund next week.
The punter, who placed just a £2 bet in a William Hill shop in the West Midlands, has chosen to remain anonymous after picking all six Scoop6 winners with the minimum stake.


C4 MORNING LINE PREVIEW TEAM ARE:-
HOST PRESENTER FORM ESSENTIALS
Nick (Lord Snooty) Luck
Mastermind Nick brings everything in the focus together .


GUEST STAR BLOODHORSE LITERATE
Lester Piggott

Lester with 4,493 race wins to his name, including winning the Epsom Derby on nine occasions, brought up in a professional horseracing family environment,


No way did Lester deserve to be sent to prison for working and earning money in different countries. Lester was in the unique position that he was able to live and to work in other countries, he earned money in other countries.

That the British political system is so out of touch in governing this country along with how British horseracing is governed  is not Lester's fault, so why was he the one blamed? Why was Lester punished by governments who govern centuries behind the times? Governments who are totally out of touch with  people's daily lives? 


Horseracing Families Pioneers of  the Turf
Keith Piggott, professional handler rider jockey and licensed  trainer: born 11 April 1904; married 1929 Iris Rickaby (died 1987; one son Lester); died 15 June 1993.

Keith Piggott Lester's father tutored his son from a very early age to become one of the greatest jockey's this world has ever seen.

Horseracing Families Pioneers of  the Turf
Iris Rickaby (maiden name) Lester's mother


Lester's Grandfather Ernie Piggott partner to three  Grand National winners.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Piggott  

MAIL ONLINE
Piggott makes a House call for Derby
By Marcus Townend UPDATED: 01:36, 3 June 2011
PUNTERS CHAMPION
Tanya (Bloodhorse illiterate) Stevenson
Form, Stats and Market Movers Tanya meets up with Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser out on the track at Newmarket to check out turf conditions, not easy after
the long drought, and then at last we get the rain and plenty of it.


 
PUNTERS CHAMPION
John (Mac) McCririck
Mac brings us up to date with this weeks news from the papers
both on the general front and the betting front. Plus all the key points
of interest to punters.

FORM ESSENTIALS + BREEDING HORSES FOR RACING  
Jim (Jimbo) McGrath  
Jimbo takes us through the Form Essentials of today's feature races ( 3.10. 2000 Guineas 
+) from Newmarket.  And key info on breeding thoroughbreds for racing. With particular interest today in the half brother to SEA THE STARS the 3 year old colt
BORN TO SEA who runs in the 3.10. 2,000 Guineas, belonging to Christopher Tsui. The true story of SEA THE STARS and now BORN TO SEA belonging to Christopher, who's mother gifted the brood mare URBAN SEA to her son resulting in a very exciting adventure indeed for Christopher. WOW. How will BORN TO SEA run this afternoon? He has only had a couple of runs as a two year old, this is the first race he is attempting as a three year old, so he has still got much to learn about actual racing. How he learns it is the key.



BLOODHORSE LITERATE - IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE
Emma Spencer
Emma brings her special knowledge input minding the horses within the bloodhorse literacy zone -





BLOODHORSE LITERATE -  IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE
John (Greatest jockey) Francome
Francs brings us to meet  up with BORN TO SEA and handler minder JIMMY O'NEILL - TEAM OXX -  who have travelled over from Ireland  to challenge for the 2,000 Guinea this afternoon, staying in the Newmarket Racecourse Stable Yard where all the runners stay whilst here to compete.



NEW FOCUS
BLOODHORSE LITERATE  IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE
Jackie (Jackie's Juveniles) Jarvis
Jackie presents  a new  feature focus ' preparing the next generation, of yearling and two year olds coming through in 2012 introducing us this Saturday to a  two year old named

 ' YOUR THE BOSS' due to run in about two weeks time so look out and see.

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
 
VIEWPOINT AS PUBLISHED IN THE RACING POST LAST TUESDAY MAY 1st
C4 JIM (Jimbo) McGRATH IN BLAST AT OWNERS GROUP
JIMBO speaks out against an initiative that he believes has ramifications for the racing industry as a whole.
HORSEMEN'S GROUP BONUS SCHEME
"Horsemen's Group bonuses were introduced on April 18th covering almost
100 races over Flat and Jumps.
"AS THERE is no rule in racing requiring any registered owner to be a member of one of its constituent bodies, ipso facto no discriminatory action pertaining to racing can take place against anyone on such a basis alone.
"Quite clearly, the Horsemen's Group's bonus scheme, which specifically targets people (as opposed to horses) who are otherwise deemed 'fit and proper' under the rules of racing, runs contrary to this and arguably, the laws of the land pertaining to discrimination. Had this instance concerned race, religion or gender, by now it may well have been a national issue and its perpetrators running for cover.

"The Horsemen's Group's wafer-thin justification on its right to flout the rules of racing, at the same time dragging umpteen others along with it, is laughable. It neither initiated the bonus scheme fund (circa £480,000) nor received the money from the Racecourse Association with such an expectation in mind.
"It also failed to carry out an agreed consultation with the RCA and the BHA as to how best the fund could be used to help racing per se. Out of the blue, this grubby scheme appeared. But, anyway, with the opening point very much in mind, all such arguments are redundant.
"Don't think these views have been inflicted on you without my having attempted to put them before the relevant parties.
"In the case of the BHA, whose chairman assured me the scheme would be discussed at its monthly board meeting on April 17, there has been no response. Why? If it's all kosher, it would have taken a few seconds for someone at the BHA to let me know how and why.
"Does it not realise this is a serious issue that potentially has wide-ranging ramifications for the whole industry concerning representation and regulation?

"So far as two of the constituent bodies are concerned, Rachel Hood and Rupert Arnold, on behalf of the Racecourse Owners' Association and the National Trainers' Federation respectively, issue polite fob-off emails to a letter I sent on April 4, stressing as this was a HG initiative Alan Morecombe, it's chief executive, would reply instead. At the same time, Rachel invited me to come and discuss my "concerns".

"Two weeks later, Morecombe finally responded, his letter more at pains to stress the HG's relevance and status within racing, as opposed to answering any of the specific points I raised with Hood and Arnold.
"But it is Hood and Arnold who should have concerns. They are party to a hostile action by a so-called legitimate group, whose representative sits on the authority that exists to govern racing fairly and in the interests of everyone!

"Interestingly, Morecombe's letter also assured me that non-members of the National Association of Stable Staff will not now be precluded from bonus payments. On the one hand, that's great news. Phew, at last kicking up a fuss apparently means some of racing's lowest-paid workers won't be subjected to the same cynical prejudice as others.
"However, with the other (hand) very much in mind, that's not what it says on the tin or the ROA website.

"In view of the BHA's recent zealous application of the rules of racing in other situations (Notably to Kirsty Milczarek and Richard Hughes) it is scarcely believable this scheme ever saw the light of day. So when is its 'world-leading integrity' going to swing in to action? Hundreds of owners, clearly now without anyone to defend our interests, need to know and soon.
"The whole absurd, shabby scenario was put into context at Newbury a week last Friday, when the world's most famous owner, the Queen, patron of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association but, understandably, not a member of any of racing's constituent bodies, was present on an occasion that has now become an annual mini-break for her. Low-key, clearly enjoying herself at the races, presumably with people she both likes and trusts. She is by far the highest profile of the 1,690 'active' owners against whom this Horsemen's Group bonus scheme blatantly discriminates.

"As such, it would be fascinating to know her thoughts. After all, a number beside her in the paddock then, including some of those behind this, have been guests in her carriage and house parties at Royal Ascot .
"That trainers, via the NTF, are party to an obviously discriminatory scheme surely renders invalid mandatory BHA agreements (which authorise trainers to act as owner's agents, and which every owner has to sign) concerning non-ROA owners. With this in mind, how can, say, Sir Michael Stoute for the Queen, any more than Richard Fahey, Tim Easterby or Mark Johnston for me, be said to be representing an owner's best interests?

"OF COURSE, the Queen (who neither involves herself in, nor comments upon, situations like this) relies on her bloodstock advisers to take care of racing matters. Some 450 years ago, they wouldn't have needed to worry on her behalf - very likely those responsible would have been found guilty of treason and dealt with accordingly.
"It is possible to have some sympathy for Paul Roy and his BHA board who,encouraging
and helping the Horsemen's Group (it has loaned the HG £500,000) , had this scheme bounced on them without warning. However, the BHA is racing's guardian and, at the moment, by failing to stop this scheme it is in effect regulating against people who have done nothing to warrent such treatment.

"So what to do instead? Sue our trainers for failing to act in our best interests? Call for a vote of no confidence in the BHA? Seek a referral of the board of the Horsemen's Group to the Crown Prosecution Service for discrimination, misconduct and the misappropriation of funding?
"For sure there are options. But, as the above hopefully illustrates, either individually, or collectively, those affected, including some of the biggest owners in racing, as well as a few of its most generous sponsors, simply shouldn't have to. What a disgrace.
"The whole episode has made me vow never to rejoin any of racing's constituent bodies. What fair-minded individual wants anything to do with one coming under the auspices of the Horsemen's Group. replete with dubious leadership and politics, selfish, coercive activity and general abuse of power? Not me, that's for sure."
HORSEMEN'S GROUP BONUS SCHEME
"Horsemen's Group bonuses were introduced on April 18 covering almost 100 races over Flat and Jumps to the end of 2012. Underwritten by an HG development fund, the scheme features a £5,000 bonus added to races held only at racecourses to have received HG partner status.

"The scheme applies only to winning connections who are members of their relevant Horsemen's Group member associations, whether the Racehorse Owners' Association , National Trainers' Federation, Professional Jockeys Association, Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and National Association of Stable Staff."    
ENDS

J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL COMMENT
THE HORSEMEN'S GROUP A MISLEADING FALSE TITLE AT PRESENT
There is only one person in this group who is' Bloodhorse Literate' Rachel Hood.

One would expect a Horsemen's Group to have names inclusive of Rachel Hood,  John Francome, Emma Spencer, Julie Cecil, Alice Plunkett, Kevin Darley, John Reid, Richard Pitman, Clare Balding,  Mick Fitzgerald, Richard Dunwoody, Bloodhorse Literate achiever in their own right in the main are needed. Otherwise what is the point?

EG: To strike the right balance as C4 Morning Line achieve, as in John Francome and Jim McGrath work so well together. Emma Spence and Mike Cattermole, Alice Plunkett and Alastair Down also. etc etc. Paul Roy is in real trouble he has surrounded himself with a bloodhorse illiterate team.

AS PUBLISHED IN THE RACING POST YESTERDAY FRIDAY MAY 4th  

HOWARD WRIGHT " HG bonus scheme a display of rampant self-interest .

"WHEREAS some arguments throw up more heat than light, the inflammatory debate sparked by Jim McGrath's strongly worded attack on the Horsemen's Group prize-money bonus scheme has also turned the spotlight on a worrying, more general issue regarding British racing's administration.

 
"Some of the mechanic's behind the bonus exercise have been exposed to public gaze, and they do not make a pretty sight.


"The way the horsemen managed to smuggle the discriminatory nature of the scheme's percentage share-outs under the BHA and Racecourse Association radar demonstrates ingenuity that would be praiseworthy but for its lack of openness and blatant disregard of fairness.


"Whereas in the past racecourse payments for leasehold fixtures slots were distributed among specific items of general prize-money funding, the process has been transformed into a marketing tool, not for the overall good of racing but for the benefit of one particular voluntary- membership organisation.

 
"By restricting the bonus to paid-up members of four of the HG's five constituents, the scheme displays every appearance of having been devised as an added draw in the recruitment of members for the Racehorse Owners' Association, using as bait money handed over by racecourses that cannot have expected this to be the case when they bid for fixtures.



"The ROA makes no bones about the attraction. Its website lists ten membership benefits. After those granted by the RCA (free admission) and BHA (20 percent discount on most registration fees) in at No 5 has come 'HG bonus races.'



"Owners - ROA members or not-and other HG constituents did nothing to generate the£480,000 bonus pool. Would the BHA, the RCA or individual courses have sanctioned its use for a membership-only scheme if the exact details had been put before them, or they had been sharp enough to spot what was going on? Indications about their attitude to the 2013 process suggested not.



"The Horsemen's Group is seeking a big say in the future administration of British racing. To achieve that it needs to show an acceptible level of responsibility, but this display of rampant self-interest is hardly likely to win friends in the organisation with which they wish to stand shoulder to shoulder."    ENDS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
ROYAL ASCOT TUESDAY JUNE 19th to SATURDAY JUNE 23rd 2012
http://www.ascot.co.uk/?page=royal_ascot 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVmU3iANbgk 

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