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Friday, December 31, 2004


Cheltenham Racecourse will make a donation of £1 to the DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal for every paying customer at tomorrow's New Year's Day fixture.

In addition, racegoers will have the opportunity to make a donation to the appeal throughout the day. Collecting buckets will be situated near the Tote windows and information kiosk in the paddock, in all bars and there will also be buckets at exits when racegoers leave the course.

All donations will be sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee (0870 606 0900).

Edward Gillespie, Cheltenham's Managing Director, commented: "It is not easy to put racing into perspective as we are constantly aware of the dreadful situation around the Indian Ocean.

"£50 is an amount that changes hands on a raceday with very little thought, and yet it can provide a new home for one of the tens of thousands that have lost theirs in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka."


To assist with the alleviation of the suffering and the crisis faced by the survivors of the tidal waves that affected 10 countries surrounding the Indian Ocean this week, the Coolmore stallion owners are donating a nomination to every one of their Flat and National Hunt stallions, including Sadler's Wells in Ireland, Fusaichi Pegasus in the USA and Encosta de Lago in Australia. The total fund will be given to the International Red Cross to assist its work with those devastated communities. Beginning Friday, Dec. 31, Ashford Stud in Kentucky and Coolmore Stud in Ireland will accept bids for nominations to each of their stallions while Coolmore Australia will do so for its one permanent resident, Encosta de Lago. Bidding will close at 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday Jan. 11, during the Keeneland January Sale. The highest bids and the names of the bidders for each stallion will be published daily in the Thoroughbred Daily News and the final charitable purchasers will be released to all major racing and breeding publications. In order to respond to the urgent needs of the Red Cross and their international partners, payment will be required immediately. These nominations will therefore be on a no-guarantee basis but will include a right of return. Richard Henry, a spokesman for Coolmore, said, "Everybody has been so affected by this unprecedented human disaster that Coolmore, its stallion owners and staff wanted to do something to help. It will also provide a way in which breeders internationally can contribute to the excellent work of the Red Cross. Offering a nomination to every stallion across the board gives the widest possible involvment. Coolmore welcomes the participation of other stud farms or syndicates to add stallion nominations to the auction for this charitable effort. Coolmore and the TDN will be willing to assist them in handling the details in any way possible."

Bidders should call the following lines, being manned by Coolmore staff over the New Year holiday period:

Coolmore, Ireland
Contact Christy Grassick, David O'Loughlin +353 52 31298

Coolmore, America
Contact Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan +1 859 873 7088

Coolmore, Australia
Contact Michael Kirwan or, Peter O'Brien +61 2 65 764 200

Stallion Lineup
Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee

BLACK MINNALOUSHE (Storm Cat - Coral Dance) $ 7,500
CHAPEL ROYAL (Montbrook - Cut Class Leanne) $10,000
FUSAICHI PEGASUS (Mr. Prospector - Angel Fever) $150,000
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (Storm Cat - Mariah's Storm) $150,000
GRAND SLAM (Gone West - Bright Candles) $85,000
HENNESSY (Storm Cat - Island Kitty) $35,000
HIGH YIELD (Storm Cat - Scoop The Gold) $15,000
HOLD THAT TIGER (Storm Cat - Beware Of The Cat) $15,000
HONOUR AND GLORY (Relaunch - Fair To All) $15,000
JOHANNESBURG (Hennessy - Myth) $30,000
LION HEART (Tale Of The Cat - Satin Sunrise) $30,000
MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (Danzig - Prospector's Delite) $10,000
ROYAL ACADEMY (Nijinsky - Crimson Saint) $17,500
STRAVINSKY (Nureyev - Fire The Groom) $25,000
TALE OF THE CAT (Storm Cat - Yarn) $65,000
THUNDER GULCH (Gulch - Line Of Thunder) $40,000
VAN NISTELROOY (Storm Cat - Halory) $ 7,500
WOODMAN (Mr. Prospector - Playmate) $20,000

Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee

DANEHILL DANCER (Danehill - Mira Adonde) EUR40,000
FASLIYEV (Nureyev - Mr. P's Princess) EUR25,000
GALILEO (Sadler's Wells - Urban Sea) EUR37,500
GOLAN (Spectrum - Highland Gift) EUR10,000
HAWK WING (Woodman - La Lorgnette) EUR25,000
HIGH CHAPARRAL (Sadler's Wells - Kasora) EUR30,000
MONTJEU (Sadler's Wells - Floripedes) EUR45,000
ONE COOL CAT (Storm Cat - Tacha) EUR17,500
PEINTRE CELEBRE (Nureyev - Peinture Bleue) EUR30,000
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (Danehill - Offshore Boom) EUR55,000
SADLER'S WELLS (Northern Dancer - Fairy Bridge) Private
SPINNING WORLD (Nureyev - Imperfect Circle) EUR12,500
STATUE OF LIBERTY (Storm Cat - Charming Lassie) EUR10,000

Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee

ALZAO (Lyphard - Lady Rebecca) EUR7,500
CATCHER IN THE RYE (Danehill -Truly A Dream) EUR4,000
CHOISIR (Danehill Dancer - Great Selection) EUR12,500
KING CHARLEMAGNE (Nureyev - Race The Wild Wind) EUR 7,000
MULL OF KINTYRE (Danzig - Retrospective) EUR5,000
NIGHT SHIFT (Northern Dancer - Ciboulette) EUR17,500
ORPEN (Lure - Bonita Francita) EUR8,000
SPARTACUS (Danehill -Teslemi) EUR5,000

SIRE (Sire - Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (Fairy King - Shoal Creek) A$132,000

SIRE (Sire - Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee

OSCAR (Sadler's Wells - Snow Day) EUR5,000
SADDLERS' HALL (Sadler's Wells - Sunny Valley) EUR4,500
MILAN (Sadler's Wells - Kithanga) EUR3,500
SNURGE (Ela-Mana-Mou - Finlandia) EUR2,500
BACH (Caerleon - Producer) EUR2,500
DR. MASSINI (Sadler's Wells - Argon Laser) EUR2,000
FLEMENSFIRTH (Alleged - Etheldreda) EUR4,000
TURTLE ISLAND (Fairy King - Sisania) EUR3,000
BRIAN BORU (Sadler's Wells - Eva Luna) New For 2005
IMPERIAL BALLET (Sadler's Wells - Amaranda) New for 2005


The Tattersalls February Sale closes today, Friday 31st December. Final entries of foals (yearlings of 2005), broodmares or horses and fillies in training should be made to Harry Fowler at Tattersalls or online at www.tattersalls.com.

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