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Saturday, May 5, 2012

 QIPCO GUINEAS FESTIVAL 2012, NEWMARKET

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QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 5
 
QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS DAY DELIVERS IN STYLE
 
The 2012 QIPCO British Champions Series launched in fantastic style at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course with a pleasing crowd of 15,902 generating a great atmosphere on QIPCO 2000 Guineas Day.
 
Thousands of racegoers weren't put off by overcast skies and cool temperatures, resulting in an attendance that was marginally up on last year’s figure of 15,837 when good weather prevailed.
 
Record levels of rainfall in Britain over the last five weeks, including no less than 35 millimetres in Newmarket in the last five days alone, had seen race meetings abandoned in many parts of the country. Yet the Rowley Mile delivered an excellent racing surface, just on the soft side of good, for the biggest day’s racing of the Flat season so far.
 
The day started with the return of last year’s outstanding QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Frankel who worked on the course before racing ahead of a top-class seven-race card.
 
The highlight was the unbeaten Camelot's superb victory in the first Classic of the season, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, but there were also fine performances from Al Kazeem to win the Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes and from Mayson to take the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes.
 
Amy Starkey, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, overseeing her first QIPCO Guineas Festival, said: “We have enjoyed a great day's racing, highlighted by the brilliant Camelot's win in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
 
"We are very pleased with the crowd, who more than played their part in generating a special atmosphere.
 
“It was a tough build-up for us with all the rain we have had and it is tribute to all the team, especially the groundstaff, that we were able to deliver a top-class day of racing with ultra-competitive, international fields.
 
“As well as a good attendance, hospitality sales were excellent with the Champions Gallery and every private box sold out, while the extensive free entertainments and attractions in the Rowley Enclosure and on the Hyperion Lawn proved extremely popular.
 
“We are now looking forward to a great afternoon for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas tomorrow. While tickets will be available for all enclosures at the gate, our advance sales suggest a bigger attendance than we achieved for this day last year.”
 
GROUND NEWS
 
The going remains Good to Soft after the first day of the 2012 QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket.
 
Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing, said: “I’m keeping the going as Good to Soft and it has just been riding on the dead side.
 
“Given we had nearly six inches of rain in four weeks, I am more than happy with how it has ridden today.
 
“The forecast for the next 24 hours is for it to remain dry with a slight grass frost tomorrow morning when there will be an air temperature of 2-3 degrees.
 
“The forecast suggests that Sunday will not be dissimilar to today. It is set to be dry with a temperature of 9-10 degrees.”
 
QIPCO GUINEAS FESTIVAL 2012, NEWMARKET
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 5 
 
CAMELOT A TALKING POINT
 
Myth or Magic is the main theme of the Racing Post today as it examines the possibility of long-time ante-post favourite Camelot living up to his star billing in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. The paper’s lead tipster, Tom Segal writing as Pricewise, is keen to take on the Ballydoyle battalions though and puts forward French raider Hermival as a value alternative at 25/1.
The Post’s great weekend rival, Racing Plus, asks on its front page “Can they blunt the sword of Camelot?” And leading contributors James Willoughby and Nick Robson believe they can. The former tips French raider Abtaal while Robson, better known as Value Plus, puts up Born To Sea.
Greg Wood in The Guardian argues that Camelot needs to win to end trainer Aidan O’Brien’s drought of Classic wins stretching back to when Henrythenavigator beat New Approach in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas four years ago. “O’Brien has already ticked off all of the English Classics. How he would love to do it all again, with his son - and possible heir of Ballydoyle - holding the reins. It could all start with Camelot, and after 53 straight losers in Flat racing’s showpiece events, the finest trainer of his generation is overdue,” writes Wood.
The Guardian’s tipster, Will Hayler, puts forward Trumpet Major as the horse who is worthy of support in the colts’ Classic, while David Yates, writing as Newsboy in Mirror Racing, tips 2009 winner Sea The Stars’s sibling Born To Sea.
Frankie Dettori pens a column in the aforementioned pullout and gives his QIPCO 2000 Guineas mount Telwar an “outside chance”. He says: “Telwar’s trainer Jeremy Noseda would not have gone to the trouble of supplementing him if he thought the horse would disgrace himself. I think all things point to Camelot, who has an almost freakish amount of pace given he is by Montjeu.”
Lacking from the Daily Mail is any editorial copy on the feature race but tipster Sam Turner, writing as Robin Goodfellow, has several tipping paragraphs published, and writes “Trumpet Major can blow away his rivals in today’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas,” and adds “At 2/1 Camelot represents poor value, especially as this is a stepping stone to the Derby next month”.
The Daily Express is also light on copy but their Computerman tips up Camelot to strike for O’Brien.
Steve Jones, Templegate in The Sun, goes for French fancy Abtaal in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas arguing that Camelot is worth opposing given the softish ground conditions and the fact he is bred to be better over further. The paper’s racing correspondent, Claude Duval, also picks up on the ground issue and quotes Coral’s David Stevens. “We expect him to be bigger than 6/4 at the off. Even his trainer has said the soft ground will be against him,” said the PR supremo.
Star Form features jockey Jamie Spencer on their front page and he tips Camelot to win the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and Maybe to land the fillies’ equivalent tomorrow afternoon, with Mark “The Couch” Winstanley also believing in the power of the French and advertising the chances of Abtaal.
Jim McGrath, writing in The Daily Telegraph, touches on the fact that last year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Frankel will gallop before racing. Frankel’s rider Tom Queally partners northern raider Red Duke on this occasion and McGrath believes John Quinn’s horse could outrun his 50/1 odds. “He is already a tough, seasoned performer,” argues McGrath. “He has won two of his seven starts and been placed in Goodwood’s Vintage Stakes and Doncaster’s Champagne Stakes.”
Abtaal is also a strong fancy for The Times’s Rob Wright, who writes: “Abtaal seems sure to strip fitter for his comeback run, and with the excellent Christophe Soumillon retaining the ride, he looks well worth backing at the 9/1 offered by William Hill.”
 
FRANKEL BACK ON TRACK
 
Frankel, last year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner and the highest-rated horse in the world, made a pleasing return to the racecourse when working under big-race jockey Tom Queally on the Rowley Mile.
 
The towering four-year-old suffered a setback last month which threatened his comeback and Henry Cecil’s unbeaten four-time Group One winner missed an intended gallop at Newbury two weeks ago, ahead of his first scheduled race in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at the same track on May 19.
 
However, he has made a quick recovery and galloped with stablemates Bullet Train (Ryan Moore) and Jet Away (Shane Fetherstonhaugh) at the scene of his finest hour - 12 months on from demolishing his rivals in the colts’ Classic by upwards of six lengths.
 
Frankel entered the parade ring at 12.37pm before beginning his gallop at 12.47pm. Queally settled him in rear of the trio before allowing his mount to use his powerful stride to gallop on with two furlongs left to run. The jockey and his mount had effortlessly moved eight lengths clear crossing the line and received a warm round of applause from the gathered crowds.
 
 Cecil said: “He enjoyed that and was relaxed going down, which is good as he wasn’t last year.
 
“He did everything right and had a good blow. Tom asked him to go in the last two furlongs and he then had a good blow. They have all done well - the riders and the horses.
 
“He has grown stronger since last year and is much more sensible. This time last year he would never have gone down like that. It was a worry as horses like that can often fall in a heap but he didn’t and is now much stronger and I hope there is more to come.
 
“He will have another two or three bits of work and so long as it is decent ground then he will run in the Lockinge. He gets the mile very well and I hope he will get further in time.
 
“Touch wood he seems fine now after his setback and it is not worrying me so it must be OK.”
 
Queally added: “He seemed very good. It was a nice piece of work and a stepping stone to Newbury. He certainly felt like the Frankel of old. It was just a piece of work; he is better than the other two horses and he worked nicely so I am happy.”
 
Frankel carries the colours of Khalid Abdullah, and his racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe added: “I hope it has done him good and he appeared to enjoy the experience. 
 
“He moved tremendously well and was strong at the start of the gallop but soon got in to his rhythm. He is deceptive like that as his stride is so big so you have to be pleased.
 
“The main idea is to go to Newbury and if continues to please then he will go. He did miss a week of work but has caught up pretty quickly.”
 
FRANKEL - THE WORLD’S HIGHEST-RATED HORSE - TO WORK AT NEWMARKET TODAY
 
Racegoers today - the first day of the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket - will have the chance of seeing the world’s best horse in action with Frankel set to work on the Rowley Mile before racing. 
 
Khalid Abdulla’s brilliant miler lit up the racing world at last year’s QIPCO Guineas Festival with a scintillating display of front-running to win the Group One QIPCO 2000 Guineas by six lengths. 
 
He subsequently went on to annex three more Group One races - the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Goodwood before ending his season with another outstanding performance as he readily captured the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO at Ascot in October.
 
The Sir Henry Cecil-trained colt, who has yet to taste defeat in nine career starts, will be making his first racecourse appearance since recovering from a slight leg injury he sustained in April.   
 
Frankel, scheduled to arrive at 12.30pm, is expected to work with Bullet Train and Jet Away at approximately 12.55pm. 
 
He was rated 136 in the end-of-the-year World Thoroughbred Rankings, the best horse in the world by 4lb from Australian sprinting sensation Black Caviar.
 
 
FRANKEL (GB) FACTFILE
3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Form: 1111-11111- Owner: Khalid Abdulla Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Jockey: Tom Queally
In nine racecourse appearances, the unbeaten Frankel has more than proved a fitting tribute to the legendary US trainer Bobby Frankel, who provided owner/breeder Khalid Abdulla with a host of big-race victories in America until his death from cancer at the age of 68 in November, 2009. The home-bred son of Galileo, a three-parts brother to 2010 Lingfield Derby Trial winner Bullet Train, made an eye-catching winning debut when readily scoring in a mile maiden on Newmarket's July Course on August 13, 2010, as he beat subsequent Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor Nathaniel by half a length. He built on that promising start when quickening clear of two rivals for a bloodless 13-length victory in a seven-furlong conditions race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting on September 10 that year. The manner of his win saw Frankel propelled towards the head of the ante-post markets for both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby and he showed himself as a juvenile of uncommon ability with a stunning success in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes over a mile at Ascot on September 25. Not content with the sedate pace, Tom Queally took up the running entering the straight and Frankel accelerated away from the field with ease to gain an almost effortless 10-length triumph over Klammer. His trainer then suggested that Frankel was the finest juvenile to have passed through his hands since Wollow in 1975 (who subsequently went on to win the 2,000 Guineas). Frankel's final start of 2010 came at Newmarket on October 16 in the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. A strong line-up for the seven-furlong event also included dual Group One winner Dream Ahead and impressive Group Two victor Saamidd. Held up at the rear of the field, Frankel began to make smooth progress with three furlongs remaining, led before the furlong-pole and defeated Roderic O'Connor by two and a quarter lengths in good style. The runner-up strongly endorsed the form when winning a Group One in France afterwards. Frankel was the joint champion two-year-old in Europe on official ratings with Dream Ahead - rated 126. Frankel reappeared this season in the seven-furlong Group Three Greenham Stakes at Newbury on April 16, when he went to the front passing the three-furlong marker to record a comfortable four-length success over subsequent French Group One winner Excelebration. He started the shortest-priced favourite in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas since Apalachee, third at 4/9 in 1974, going off at 1/2. He galloped his opponents into submission and was over 10 lengths clear before halfway, winning by six lengths from Dubawi Gold with the field strung out. After a stunning performance, he headed to Royal Ascot for the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes, also over a mile, on June 14 and extended his unbeaten run. But the victory was not delivered in the manner expected by his legion of admirers. Queally sent the colt to the lead with well over three furlongs remaining and Frankel was six lengths clear with a quarter of a mile to run. After such an explosive mid-race burst however, his speed decreased markedly inside the final furlong, allowing the fast closing Zoffany to get within three quarters of a length at the line. Frankel took on older opposition for the first time in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 27, with his main opposition set to come from five-time Group One winner Canford Cliffs in a race billed as the ‘Duel on the Downs’. In reality the mile contest looked distinctly one-sided as Frankel made the running before powering clear of his rivals nearing the final furlong for an imperious five-length success. Connections briefly toyed with the idea of stepping Frankel up to a mile and a quarter for either the Juddmonte International or the QIPCO British Champions Stakes before going for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPO on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday, October 15 and again won easily. He went into the lead smoothly around the furlong pole and was soon clear, winning by four lengths from Excelebration. He has started favourite in all his races and for the last eight was sent off at odds-on. Tom Queally has ridden Frankel every time. Frankel is the highest-rated horse in the world on 136, 6lb clear of Australian sprinter Black Caviar, in the latest standings of the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Race Record: Starts: 9; 1st: 9; 2nd:-; 3rd:-; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,372,715
 
SIR HENRY CECIL
Sir Henry Cecil, who in June, 2011, was awarded a knighthood for services to racing in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, has been Britain's champion trainer 10 times and is master of Warren Place Stables in Newmarket. Since taking out a licence in 1969, Cecil has compiled a record of success that ranks him among the pantheon of training legends. He has won 36 European Classics, including 25 in Britain, collected nearly 400 Pattern successesand saddled well over 3,000 individual winners. He is also the most successful trainer at Royal Ascot, having won 73 races at the meeting. Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was born in Aberdeen on January 11, 1943, 10 minutes before his twin brother David, with whom he enjoyed a close bond. His father, Captain Henry Cecil of the Welsh Guards, brother of the third Baron Amherst of Hackney, was killed in action in North Africa some two weeks prior to the birth. Henry's widowed mother Rohays subsequently married royal trainer Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and moved her brood of four boys to Freemason Lodge from the family farm near Newmarket. His formative years at Freemason Lodge stables, along with his brothers Bow, James, David and later Arthur, infused a desire to pursue a life in racing. This was undoubtedly detrimental to any potential academic distractions that may have robbed the sport of one of its most intuitive talents. In his book, On The Level, published in 1983, Cecil recalls at the age of seven being sent to prep school at Sunningdale where, with his twin David, he “went straight to the bottom form and stayed there.” He failed to get into Eton and spent the remainder of his school life at Canford School in Dorset, which he left with 10 O-Levels, before embarking on a high-spirited year at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural College, where he and David “studied drinking and gambling”, before leaving without sitting any exams. Henry was destined for a career in stud management until accepting the role of assistant to his step-father in 1964. Two years later he married Julie Murless, daughter of the great trainer Sir Noel Murless. Boyd-Rochfort, the man he called Uncle Cecil, retired at the end of the 1968 Flat season, at which point Henry took over the reins at Freemason Lodge. He did not exactly hit the ground running and it was two months before he sighted the winner's enclosure. His initial victory as a licensed trainer came on May 17, 1969, when Celestial Cloud was the short-head winner of an amateur riders’ event at Ripon. That success came after a piece of anxious advice from his then father-in-law. After watching the Cecil string work, Sir Noel Murless, never one to interfere, awkwardly declared: “Your horses are galloping like a lot of old gentlemen. You must make them work.” Henry gratefully heeded the advice and big-race glory soon followed with Wolver Hollow in the 1969 Eclipse. A move to Marriott Stables brought his first European Classic, courtesy of Cloonagh in the 1973 Irish 1,000 Guineas. Bolkonski's win in the 1975 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket set the ball rolling in Britain. Wollow's 2,000 Guineas victory a year later came in Henry's first season training at Warren Place, formerly the yard of his father-in-law, and heralded an era of success that has etched his name indelibly in the annals of racing greatness. As the 1980s dawned, the Henry Cecil legend took shape. Supported by Julie Cecil, head man Paddy Rudkin, travelling head man George Winsor and others, he reigned supreme. He ended the 1979 season as champion trainer with a 20th century record of 128 wins to his name. That was his third title in four seasons, in a year that saw One In A Million land the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Le Moss and Kris emerge as champions.The following decade brought five more training titles, while eight individual English Classic winners, including the Derby heroes Slip Anchor (1985) and Reference Point (1987), and the brilliant fillies' Triple Crown scorer Oh So Sharp (1985), were complemented by champions such as Ardross, Diesis, Indian Skimmer and Old Vic. In 1985, the year of Slip Anchor and Oh So Sharp, Henry became the first trainer in history to pass the £1-million mark in prize money. The 1987 season brought an even more phenomenal feat as Warren Place runners captured 180 races, smashing John Day's 1867 record of 146. Success continued throughout the next decade with a further clutch of Classic triumphs including four Oaks wins in five years with Lady Carla (1996), Reams Of Verse (1997), Ramruma (1999) and Love Divine (2000). He produced the brilliant Bosra Sham to be champion filly, nursing her fragile feet with the patience and care with which he is renowned, while enjoying two further successes in the Derby with Commander In Chief (1993) and Oath (1999). The latter's owner, the late Prince Ahmed Salman, summed up the feeling of many after Oath's triumph when he said, "winning Classics is easy. You just buy a horse and send it to Henry Cecil". The years have seen many of his owner-breeders pass away, while the loss of Sheikh Mohammed's patronage in 1995 was an undoubted blow. The numbers housed at Warren Place fell dramatically from a peak of near 200, so that by midway through the decade 2000 to 2010 Henry Cecil was no longer seen as a force in the contests that mattered. Owners deserted him, though Khalid Abdulla and the Niarchos Family remained loyal. The family standard, run up the flag pole after each Group One win, gathered dust for over six years after Beat Hollow's Grand Prix de Paris win in 2000. In 2006, however, a corner was turned as Multidimensional gave Henry his first Pattern race success in four years. October of that year marked a return to the top table as the Khalid Abdulla-owned Passage Of Time captured the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Classic success made a welcome return to Warren Place in 2007 when Light Shift, owned by the Niarchos Family, clinched an emotional success in the Oaks, while Midday went close to handing the stable a ninth victory in the premier fillies’ Classic when a close runner-up to Sariska in 2009. The Khalid Abdulla-owned filly has since proved a bona fide superstar, with an unprecedented three victories in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as the Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille in 2010. She also provided Henry with a first success at the Breeders' Cup when landing the 2009 Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Twice Over has also been a standard bearer for Warren Place over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in 2010 and York’s Juddmonte International in 2011. The unbeaten Frankel is the latest superstar on the block, having annexed the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes last season and he completely dominated in the first Classic of 2011, winning the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas in tremendous style by six lengths, the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot,  the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO. He is rated the top horse in the world and Henry Cecil believes he is the best he has ever trained. As well as housing equine superstars, Warren Place was also the haunt of champion jockeys, with Joe Mercer, Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen, Pat Eddery and later Kieren Fallon each doing their bit and enjoying the spoils of the master trainer's meticulously-planned campaigns. Nowadays, the talented young Irishman Tom Queally is the jockey most often proving his worth atop Cecil-trained contenders. The record books do not lie and Henry Cecil rewrote them as he cultivated and nurtured a string of champions. He is a trainer of great flair - a gifted horseman with an exceptional ability in assessing a horse, and possesses a rare instinctive genius that enables him to appreciate potential far earlier than most. He is also the focus of great fascination, particularly among the media - a champion trainer with a penchant for gardening and fine clothes. He has fought cancer over the last few years and married Jane McKeown, his third wife, in 2008. He ended 2011 with 51 British winners and prize money of £2,730, 438.
 
KHALID ABDULLA
Prince Khalid Abdulla(h), who prefers to be known as plain Mr K Abdulla on the racecard, is a first cousin to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He owns extensive racing and breeding interests in America, Britain, France and Ireland. He is a semi-retired businessman who, along with his four sons, presides over a huge conglomerate, the Mawarid Group, in Saudi Arabia and beyond. He developed a love for British racing during the 1960s when renting a house in London and, with the help of former trainer Humphrey Cottrill, had his first winner on May 14, 1979, when the Jeremy Tree-trained Charming Native scored at Windsor. Born in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in 1937, Abdulla has been one of the most successful owner-breeders in Europe over the past four decades and is the only current owner to have owned and bred the winners of all five British Classics. The first British Classic success came when Known Fact was awarded the 1980 2,000 Guineas on the disqualification of Nureyev. He has won the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas thrice more, thanks to Dancing Brave (1986), Zafonic (1993) and Frankel (2011), while in 1990 Quest For Fame gave him an initial Derby triumph, followed by Commander In Chief in 1993 and Workforce in 2010. His only Ladbrokes St Leger victory came with the Andre Fabre-trained Toulon in 1991. Abdulla also races with great success in France, Ireland and the United States, where under the Juddmonte Farms banner he won a Triple Crown race in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. In 2003, Abdulla became champion owner in both Britain (78 winners) and France (58 winners), while he also finished third in the USA owners' championship. The full-sisters out of Hasili, Banks Hill (2001) and Intercontinental (2005), gave Abdulla a notable pair of victories in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, a race he also annexed in 2009 with three-time Nassau Stakes (2009, 2010 & 2011) winner Midday. Hasili also produced the owner's dual Grade One winning mare Heat Haze, trained by the late Bobby Frankel. 2010 was a superb year and Abdulla finished it as champion owner in Britain (74 winners & prize money of over £3 million) for the second time, while Juddmonte was crowned the top breeder once again. Workforce won in great style both the Investec Derby and Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, while the unbeaten Frankel was crowned joint-champion European juvenile after victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. Special Duty also won two 2010 Classics in the stewards' room. In the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, she was promoted to first ahead of Jacqueline Quest after finishing a nose second and in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, the filly was awarded first place after coming home the head runner-up to Liliside. Twice Over has also been a leading light over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the 2010 Coral-Eclipse and 2011 Juddmonte International. Frankel has remained unbeaten in 2011 with his latest victory being a facile one in the £1-million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO. He is officially rated the best horse in the worldJuddmonte breeding operation has nine properties in England, Ireland and Kentucky, including the 373-acre Banstead Manor Stud just outside Newmarket and the 2,500-acre Juddmonte Farms south of Lexington. Juddmonte Farms stand 10 stallions, including Oasis Dream and Dansili, as well as outstanding broodmares in Britain and the US including Hasili, Toussaud and Slightly Dangerous. Abdulla is an honorary member of the British Jockey Club and his daughter was married to the late Prince Fahd Salman, owner of 1991 Derby victor Generous. His notable horses have included the great Dancing Brave, narrowly beaten in the 1986 Derby but successful in the 2,000 Guineas, Eclipse, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, plus Rainbow Quest, Warning, Danehill, Reams Of Verse, Rail Link, Zafonic, Oasis Dream, Chester House, Observatory, Xaar, All At Sea, Commander In Chief, Sanglamore, Ryafan, Exbourne, Marquetry, Raintrap, Sun Shack, Aptitude, Senure, Tates Creek, Cacique, Ventura and Proviso. Abdulla has over 300 broodmares and a similar number of horses in training. Lord Grimthorpe is his racing manager in Europe and Dr John Chandler oversees his US interests. He has won 10 Eclipse Awards in America as well as plenty of Cartier Racing Awards in Europe including the Award of Merit in 2002, while last year Frankel gained the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Award and Cartier Horse Of The Year.
 
TOM QUEALLY
Tom Queally, born on October 8, 1984, has come a long way since riding his first winner on the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel on April 13, 2000, when 15. He was crowned Ireland's champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. The apprenticeship was terminated when Queally's parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002, when apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year's Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of owner/trainer Barney Curley, he moved to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder's Newmarket stable, becoming British champion apprentice that year. He won the 2008 Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Henry Cecil's Warren Place stable. Since his move to Cecil's yard, he has recorded significant victories on Midday, who finished runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks before going on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood (2009 and 2010), the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2010), Qatar Prix Vermeille (2010) and  the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009). Twice Over has given him success in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 and 2010) and Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2010). In 2009, he also won two Group One sprints, partnering the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur in Royal Ascot’s Golden Jubilee Stakes (Queally’s first top level win) and Fleeting Spirit, trained by Jeremy Noseda, in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. He has partnered Frankel on all the colt’s nine appearances, including Group One wins in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2010), QIPCO 2,000 Guineas (2011), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011) and QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011) and £1-million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (2011). He also had a Group One success came on the Cecil-trained Timepiece in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on July 8.
 
 
 GOING NEWS AT NEWMARKET ON QUIPCO 2000 GUINEAS DAY
 
The going remains GOOD TO SOFT on the Rowley Mile Course.
 
Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourses, said:” I am calling the going this morning Good To Soft. The GoingStick reading at 10.30am had improved to 7.1 from 6.8 at 3pm yesterday.
 
“There wasn’t a lot of dew on the ground this morning  - the first time in two weeks when the grass has not been sopping wet. That will have been helpful. 
 
“With the moisture off the surface, the track will ride a lot differently, preventing the ground from becoming loose. The track will continue to dry out through the day.”
 
Newmarket drains well and has coped with lots of rain.
 
Prosser explained: “We had four inches of rain in April and a month’s rainfall in the last three to four days. 
 
“There was 25 millimetres of rain, just over an inch, overnight into Thursday morning; four times as much as we were expecting. The track has dealt with it well, drying out and going in the right direction.
 
“There was standing water towards the away canter - a long way from the course - of about 40 square metres and I have never seen water lying there before which gives some idea of how much rain we had.
 
“That water has all gone and I suspect if the Guineas was held at anywhere else there would be a completely different scenario. There is a lush covering of grass across the whole course and this ground has not been raced on since October. We have 33 metres of fresh ground. 
 
“It walks even and feels even. It may be slightly slower bang underneath the rails but we are talking such fine margins here that I think the important thing will be where the pace is. If jockeys are more positive on one side rather than the other and they pinch a length then that may make the difference and be decisive.”
 
Stalls on Stands’ Side Course Position
Qipco 2000 Guineas -Centre
12f  -Far Side
Remainder                 -Stands’ Side
 The re-positioning of the bend has increased the distance of the 12-furlong races by 12 metres.
 
The forecast is for mostly dry weather today and tomorrow, with sunny intervals, and temperatures of up to 10 degrees Celsius
Prosser added: “There is due to be a light frost tonight, with air temperatures down to 2 or 3 degrees Celsius. Tomorrow, Sunday, is forecast to be dry as well.” 
 
 
MARKET MOVERS
 
First race: MAKFI SUFFOLK STAKES
 
No 1 Fury: 9/2 from 5/1 with Betfred.
 
No 3 Spanish Duke: 9/1 from 12/1 with Corals.
 
No 10 Memory Cloth: 5/1 from 15/2 with Corals.
 
No 13 Pleasant Day: 14/1 from 18/1 with Betfred.
 
Second race: QATAR BLOODSTOCK JOCKEY CLUB STAKES
 
No 6 Meandre: 2/1 from 15/8 with Ladbrokes,  2/1 from 9/4 with Betfred.
 
Third race: QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS
 
No 2 Boomerang Bob: 80/1 from 100/1 with Ladbrokes, 50/1 from 80/1 with Corals, 66/1 from 100/1 with Betfred.
 
No 5 Camelot: 2/1 from 15/8 with Corals.
 
No 11 Power: 9/1 from 10/1 with Ladbrokes, 8/1 from 10/1 with Corals.
 
Fourth race: PEARL BLOODSTOCK PALACE HOUSE STAKES
 
No 16 Night Carnation: 12/1 from 16/1 with Betfred.
 
No 18 Caledonia Lady: 16/1 from 18/1 with Corals.
 
Sixth race: QATAR RACING NEWMARKET STAKES
 
No 1 Mariner’s Cross: 2/1 from 5/2 with Betfred.
 
UPDATED NON-RUNNERS
 
2.00pm MAKFI SUFFOLK HANDICAP
5 ALBAQAA (Self Cert, Ground)
 
3.45pm PEARL BLOODSTOCK PALACE HOUSE STAKES 
8 MASAMAH (IRE) (Going) 
14 KATLA (IRE) (Self Cert (Not Eaten Up)) 
 
4.20pm AL RAYAN HANDICAP
2 ES QUE LOVE (Going)
4.55pm QATAR RACING NEWMARKET STAKES 
7 SWEDISH SAILOR (Self Cert (Lame)) 
 
NON-RUNNER TOMORROW
 
4.25pm MAKFI FUTURE STARS MAIDEN STAKES 
12 SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL (IRE) (Vet’s Cert (Sore Shins))
 
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Race One - Makfi Suffolk Handicap
Winner quote
 
BALDING BLITZES OPENER
 
Tullius scored on his first outing for Andrew Balding when taking the Makfi Suffolk Handicap - the first race on QIPCO 2000 Guineas afternoon.
Jimmy Fortune had the former Peter Winkworth inmate towards the rear of the field before making stealthy headway. The 12/1 winner then kept on well when hitting the front to beat last weekend’s Ripon winner Memory Cloth by three-quarters of a length. 
 
Fury, the 4/1 favourite, was five lengths adrift in third.
 
Balding said: “He did that nicely and is improving.
 
“He was already useful but has improved again and grown up a lot - both physically and mentally.
 
“He could be a Hunt Cup horse and I will talk to his owners (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds) about that, but he could be a candidate for that race. If he does go to Royal Ascot then he will go straight there and I am very pleased for the owners as they have been very loyal to me over the years.”
 
Fortune added: “It’s nice to start the weekend with winner. They went a nice gallop, he travelled well, he’s fit and he likes the ground. He is only a small horse and he probably doesn’t take much getting ready. 
“The ground is good to soft, it’s no worse than that. It’s wet at the moment and the horses are getting through it well.”
 
 
FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES
MAKFI SUFFOLK HANDICAP
 
ELLISON HAS CAMBRIDGESHIRE PLAN FOR MEMORY
 
Trainer Brian Ellison is planning to bring Memory Cloth back to the Rowley Mile in the autumn for the Betfred Cambridgeshire after the five-year-old finished runner-up in the Makfi Suffolk Handicap.
 
“We bought him last year and he’s getting better and better after we have sorted his problems out,” said Ellison. “That was a great run and an improved effort on last week, he was five lengths clear of the third. We got stuck behind when the winner got first run on us. We’ll hopefully come back here for the Cambridgeshire.”
 
Last year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas fifth Fury took third place and Chris Richardson, managing director of owners Cheveley Park Stud, commented: “It was a good run and he has just plenty of weight to carry. He’s so much more settled in his races this year and we might look at the Listed Hambleton Handicap at York on May 17.”
 
GOING AFTER THE FIRST
 
Jimmy Fortune, partner of three quarters of a length winner Tullius, said: “Good to soft.”
 
Barry McHugh, partner of second Memory Cloth, said: “It is on the soft side of good.”
 
Kieren Fallon, rider of the 4/1 favourite and third placed Fury, said: “It is on the slow side.”
 
Mirco Demuro, on board fourth Fattsota, said: “Good.”
 
James Doyle, on board Proponent, said: “Good to soft and very dead. The worst  is from the dip to the finish.”
 
Ryan Moore, jockey of Spanish Duke, described the going as: “Dead.”
 
Cristophe Soumillon, partner of Circumvent, said: “Very soft.”
 
Andrea Atzeni, partner of Mia’s Boy, said: “It is a bit soft.”
 
Tom Queally, rider of Askaud, said: “Dead.”
 
William Buick, jockey of Dick Doughtywylie, said: “I thought it soft, good to soft in places and holding.”
 
Patrick Mathers, rider of Las Verglas Star, said: “It is a bit dead.”
 
Paul Hanagan, on board Pleasant Day, said: “Dead.”
 
Hayley Turner, rider of Danadana, said: “Holding and sticky.”
 
Kieran, O’Neill, on board Graphic, said: “Soft.”
 
 
 
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SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES
QATAR BLOODSTOCK JOCKEY CLUB STAKES (GROUP 2)
 
CHARLTON HAS EYES ON GROUP 1 PRIZES FOR AL KAZEEM
 
Trrainer Roger Charlton was delighted with the performance of Al Kazeem when winning the Group Two Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes by four and a half lengths.
 
“It was a good performance. You always hope when a horse is as good-looking as this and bred like him that they might improve from three to four,” said Charlton. “Unless something was wrong with the rest of them, it was a good run.
 
“He’s quickened up against Group One horses there so we’ll have to look at going for Group Ones with him, maybe something like the Coronation Cup.”
 
Jockey James Doyle added: “The race wasn’t totally run to suit him. They went a bit free early on, I got him relaxed and then he quickened up well in the end. He got a bit tired at the finish and will improve from that.
 
“They weren’t bad horses he was running against and he really stamped his authority there.”
 
Race Two - Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes
Placed quotes
 
PEACE HAS EPSOM AIM
 
Quest For Peace put himself in line for the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup, sponsored by Investec, when chasing home Al Kazeem in the Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes.
 
Luca Cumani’s four-year-old was making his seasonal debut under Kieren Fallon and was beaten four and a half lengths into second.
 
Cumani said: “I am very pleased as he did not particularly appreciate the ground and there will be more improvement on better ground.
 
“It was a very strong field and the winner was able to show a better turn of foot on the ground.
 
“He will now go to Epsom for the Coronation Cup.”
 
Staying on late in the day to be third was Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden, with the French raider beaten a further length and a quarter on his return to action.
 
The six-year-old is owner by Pearl Bloodstock, whose advisor David Redvers said: “We are delighted with him and it was a great first run back.
 
“Everything went according to plan and Johnny Murtagh was very happy.
“We will see how he is before deciding if we stick to a mile and a half or step up in trip again.
 
“If he does go to Ascot then it will probably be for the Gold Cup.”
 
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INITIAL QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS WINNING QUOTES
 
Joseph O’Brien, successful on Camelot in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on his first ride in the Classic, said: “He has a lot of class and a lot of speed. 
 
“I was very happy throughout the race - he was nice and relaxed - and I always felt like I was getting there. He might have got a bit tired in the last 100 yards but it was his first run of the season and hopefully he can come on for it. 
 
“I didn’t get the best run through. I was a long way back but I was very relaxed. He will be a lot better horse going a bit further.”
 
The winning margin over the second, French Fifteen, was a neck at Joseph’s father, trainer Aidan O’Brien - winning his sixth QIPCO 2000 Guineas - was delighted with the result.
 
He said: “It’s one of those unbelievable days. We knew the statistics had a lot against Camelot but we always thought that he was very special. We knew that we had to lot to overcome - he’s  out of a Kingmambo mare out of a Danehill mare - and he has strong crosses of both of those stallions as well as Montjeu, so that is why we were very worried about the ground.
 
“We walked the course and we thought that it was plenty soft for him. I kind of had half an idea of what Joseph was going to do on him in the race and I was worried about riding a horse for such pace in that kind of ground.
 
“Joseph said to me that he would be closer to last than closer to first at halfway - I am glad I bit my tongue! 
 
“ We are delighted for everyone, those who bred him, who look after him. We are very lucky to have such a horse and so incredibly lucky to have so many special people to look after him and bring him on. 
 
“We learnt a lot from St Nicholas Abbey. I felt that I would have ruined that horse here two years ago and it is very strange that it is only now that he is starting to bring back the brilliance he had as a two-year-old. 
 
“We will go home, the lads will discuss it amongst themselves and then there will be a decision where we go next. Obviously, the Derby would be something to really look forward too but we will take it one race at a time and we will discuss. 
 
“You would imagine by looking at him that the Derby would be a very suitable race for him.”
 
Race Three - QIPCO 2000 Guineas
Winning jockey quote
 
CAMELOT MAGIC FOR O’BRIEN
Camelot provided 18-year-old Joseph O’Brien with his first British Classic success when obliging as the 15/8 favourite in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
Trained by the jockey’s father, Aidan, the Montjeu colt was unbeaten in two runs last year and had long topped the market for the first Classic of the season.
O’Brien junior rode his mount with supreme confidence - coming from off the pace to fend off French raider French Fifteen by a neck, with the 18-strong field spread across the Rowley Mile.
Camelot’s win provided O’Brien senior with a sixth success in the race, and the colt becomes just the second Racing Post Trophy winner to follow up in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas since High Top in 1972.
The young jockey, who was having his first ride in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, said: “I was very happy and very relaxed all of the way and it all went pretty much to plan.
“I was very happy and confident going in to the race and I owe a big thanks to Mr and Mrs Tabor, Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr and Mrs Magnier for giving me the opportunity to ride a horse like Camelot. He is an exceptional horse and he has proved that today.
“All the stats were against him today. Everyone knew that a three-year-old Montjeu had never won a Group One over a mile and we know what good Montjeus there have been in the past. He is a very, very good horse and to win a Guineas is a big day.
“It is easier when you know the horses and you have a straight-forward enough plan in your mind so I was happy enough. I am not too bad with nerves.” 
Race Three - QIPCO 2000 Guineas
Winning trainer quote
 
PROUD TRAINER - AND FATHER
 
O’Brien senior said: “It was great and it is very special. One of those things that you don’t think will happen.
“We knew all the statistics were against this horse but we knew that he is a very brilliant horse and has a lot of speed. 
“I had a fair idea of the way Joseph was going to ride him. After walking the course and seeing it was soft it is very rare that you can use a horse’s speed. Walking the track and Joseph said ‘Dad, at halfway I will be closer to the back than the front,’ so I bit my tongue and said nothing. 
“The ground was slow and although he is Montjeu he has strong influences of Kingmambo and Danehill in him, so I was very worried, but it worked out great.
“I can’t tell you how privileged and how we feel to be in the position we are in - for the lads to let Joseph ride him and do everything. It is one of those special days that you dream will happen.
“We always take one step at a time so we will go home and talk with Derrick, John and Michael and everyone and discuss what we are going to do but I would imagine the Derby will be his next race. We will see how he is and take it one race at a time but we will talk about it next week.
“I take one day at a time. Every day you get up and are well and go to bed and are well, I am amazed as there are so many unfortunate things that happen around the world. I don’t ever take anything for granted so take one step at a time.
“If we decide next week that we are going to the Derby then we will take it one day at a time. I really couldn’t believe coming here that every day we were coming here.  That is why we didn’t want to say he is definitely running in the Guineas as we didn’t want to force the horse. 
“I couldn’t really believe that this would happen. I had myself programmed that this wouldn’t happen so that everyone wouldn’t be too disappointed if it didn’t. Everyone involved with him have done a marvellous job and it is brilliant when this does happen.
“He was always looked a very different horse. When he was born he was very special, when he went to the sales he was very special, and the lads saw him at the sales and thought he was special so he has been special all of the way along.
“He is one of those horses who moves too well and looks too good that they are too good to be true, but we are here today and it is a great day.”
Reflecting on his son, O’Brien added: “From before Joseph could walk he has been involved in this. He has never known anything different and this has filled his life all of the way.
“I am learning to shut my mouth, say nothing and listen - like I did walking the track.”
Camelot, who was the quickest  horse in the final three furlongs and who showed a cruising speed of 37.5mph from three furlongs out to the one-furlong marker, is 5/4 with Ladbrokes to win the Investec Derby and is 3/1 with the same firm to win that race and the Ladbrokes St Leger and thus the Triple Crown.
 
WINNER - CAMELOT (GB) FACTFILE
b c Montjeu  (IRE) - Tarfah (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
Form: 11-1 Owners: Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE 
Jockey: Joseph O’Brien Breeder: Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa
 
Camelot
Camelot was born and raised at Highclere Stud having been bred by Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa, who has been a client of the Berkshire farm for around 25 years. Sheikh Abdulla bred and raced Camelot’s dam Tarfah, who was trained by Gerard Butler to win the Group Three Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket in 2005. He was raised in a paddock with the exciting three-year-old Bonfire and sold at the 2009 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, where he was bought for 525,000 guineas by Coolmore with Paul Cole, acting for Dr Jim Hay, the underbidder. He was at forefront of the 2012 classics’ betting even before he made his debut at Leopardstown on July 14 last year, when justifying 1/3 favouritism to win a mile maiden by two lengths. His second start came when impressively winning the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster by two and a quarter lengths on October 22. He made a winning reappearance in the first Classic of 2012, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket today when the 15/8 favourite.
Race Record: Starts: 3; 1st: 3; 2nd: 0; 3rd: 0: Win & Place Prize Money: £355,192
 
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor
Sue Magnier's dark blue silks are a common sight in Europe's top races and have been carried by several of the sport's true champions. Few in racing can boast better connections than Magnier, whose father, the late Vincent O'Brien, was arguably the greatest trainer of the 20th Century and saddled six Derby winners. Her brother David O'Brien also saddled a Derby winner, while another brother, Charles O'Brien, is a successful trainer. She is married to John Magnier, one of the most powerful men in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire. In the 1970s, John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a County Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with Robert Sangster and Vincent O'Brien to buy potential stallions as yearlings. They enjoyed great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those they bought. Magnier, a former Irish senator who owns the magnificent Ballydoyle training establishment, eventually bought out his partners at Coolmore, which has huge offshoots in Australia and the USA. His fortune was estimated at £507 million in the 2012 Times Rich List. His myriad of other business interests include investment in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, a stake in British pub group Mitchells & Butlers, a property portfolio, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, founded by Michael Tabor’s son Ashley. He and top jump owner J P McManus held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United, which they sold to US tycoon Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Sue Magnier, along with Michael Tabor and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in whose colours he ran, owned the brilliant champion miler Rock Of Gibraltar, who set a new European record of seven consecutive Group One victories in 2001/02. Magnier's colours were carried to an unprecedented four successive triumphs in the Ascot Gold Cup aboard the great Yeats between 2006 and 2009. Other champions to sport the dark blue include Galileo, King Of Kings, Hawk Wing, Giant's Causeway, Imagine, George Washington, Duke Of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Henrythenavigator and Rip Van Winkle. Last season, Magnier’s dark blue silks were carried to victory in the Investec Derby with Pour Moi the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Roderic O’Connor and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf with Wrote. Michael Tabor's silks are blue with orange disc, blue and orange striped sleeves and cap. They first gained prominence aboard the Neville Callaghan-trained hurdler Royal Derbi, winner of the 1993 Irish Champion Hurdle and have since been carried to Group One success in Flat races around the globe. London-born and Monaco-based Tabor founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm and sold it for £28 million in 1995. That year, Thunder Gulch won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in his colours and at around that time he became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. He spends a lot of his time in Barbados and was valued at £550 million in the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List. The best horses to carry his colours also include Montjeu, High Chaparral, Hurricane Run, Entrepreneur, Desert King, Johannesburg, Stravinsky, Starspangledbanner, Lillie Langry, Peeping Fawn and 2007 Belmont Stakes heroine Rags To Riches. Misty For Me wore Tabor’s colours when successful in last season’s Irish 1,000 Guineas while Maybe, winner of the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes, is a leading contender for Sunday’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Derrick Smith is a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados. He is also an investor in Barchester Healthcare and has made huge profits from currency trading. In 2012, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at £550 million. In 2004, he became a Coolmore investor and his purple silks with white seams, purple and white striped sleeves and purple cap have become a common sight atop such horses as last year’s Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, 2011 Breeders’ Cup Turf and Investec Coronation Cup victor St Nicholas Abbey, Ascot Gold Cup victor Fame And Glory, Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal, Mastercraftsman and the 2010 Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner Cape Blanco. The latest star to run in Smith’s colours is Australian import So You Think, a five-time Group One winner down under who has won the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup, Group One Coral-Eclipse and Group One Irish Champion Stakes last year. The latest star is Camelot, winner of today’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
Previous QIPCO 2000 Guineas winners (in various ownership combinations): 1997 ENTREPRENEUR, 1998 KING OF KINGS, 2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, 2005 FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND, 2006 GEORGE WASHINGTON, 2008 HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, 2012 CAMELOT.
 
Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in County Wexford on October 16, 1969, one of six children of Stella and Denis O'Brien, Aidan Patrick O'Brien, who started out as an amateur rider and took the Irish amateur riders' title over jumps in 1993/94, has been nothing short of a training phenomenon. After a three-year spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Annemarie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. Wandering Thoughts was his first winner, taking a seven-furlong handicap at Tralee on June 7, 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler Vincent O'Brien (no relation), had enjoyed so much success. His first Group One winner came at the Curragh in 1996 when Desert King won the National Stakes. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British Classic runner, King Of Kings, won the 2,000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's 1,000 Guineas and went on to land the Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Investec Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Galileo. Other Classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Investec Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (Ladbrokes St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2008. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the 2,000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with jumpers, though he no longer trains under National Hunt Rules. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 2000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Investec Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. He had an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the 2000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the 1000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the 2000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Investec Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In 2008, O'Brien carried all before him winning six Classics - Henrythenavigator (Newmarket & Irish 2,000 Guineas), Halfway To Heaven (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Frozen Fire (Irish Derby) Moonstone (Irish Oaks) and Septimus (Irish St Leger) - as well as five Group One contests courtesy of Duke Of Marmalade, whose triumphs included the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Juddmonte International. O'Brien won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2009 with Mastercraftsman, his ninth consecutive Irish Classic success. Other records to have fallen to O'Brien in 2009 included a record seventh victory in the Irish Derby with Fame And Glory and Yeats winning an unprecedented fourth Ascot Gold Cup. Two seasons ago Fame And Glory and crack sprinter Starspangledbanner each clinched two Group One wins, while Lillie Langtry, Rip Van Winkle and Zoffany triumphed in the top grade and Cape Blanco gave him an eighth Irish Derby success as well as winning the Irish Champion Stakes. Last  year started on a great note with Roderic O’Connor, ridden by O’Brien’s then 17-year-old son Joseph, winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Misty For Me landing the fillies’ equivalent a day later. Treasure Beach brought another Irish Derby while he also oversaw champion juvenile Camelot, winner of the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, and leading two-year-old filly Maybe, who captured the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes. Other 2011 highlights included when Australian superstar won the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and the Irish Champion Stakes. Fame And Glory won the Gold Cup at Ascot, while Cape Blanco won three Grade Ones in America, where Wrote and St Nicholas Abbey completed a double at the Breeders’ Cup in November, respectively won the Juvenile Turf and Turf. Joseph is one of the O’Briens’ four children.He won his sixth QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Camelot today at Newmarket, ridden by Joseph. With Joe Crowley, the couple have around 20 mares at Carriganog Stud in County Kilkenny and have enjoyed considerable success as breeders via the likes of Rock Of Gibraltar, Dewhurst Stakes winner Beethoven and King Torus.
QIPCO 2000 Guineas Record: 1998-1 KING OF KINGS, 1999-15 Orpen , 2000-2 Giant's Causeway, 2000-26 Bernstein, 2001-4 Minardi, 2001-13 Darwin, 2002-1 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, 2002-2 Hawk Wing, 2002-18 Sholokhov, 2002-20 Tendulkar, 2003-8 Tomahawk, 2003-17 Hold That Tiger, 2004-9 Tumblebrutus, 2004-13 One Cool Cat, 2005-1 FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND,, 2005-4 Oratorio, 2006-1 GEORGE WASHINGTON, 2006-8 Horatio Nelson, 2006-13 Frost Giant, 2007-4 Duke Of Marmalade, 2007-5 Eagle Mountain, 2007-11 Yellowstone; 2008-1HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, 2008-8 Plan; 2009-4 Rip Van Winkle, 2009-5 Mastercraftsman; 2010-6 St Nicholas Abbey, 2010-7 Fencing, 2010-11 Viscount Nelson; 2011-11 Roderic O’Connor; 2012-1 CAMELOT, 2012-17 Power
 
Joseph O’Brien
Joseph O’Brien is the eldest of Aidan and Annemarie O’Brien’s four children and was born on May 23, 1993. Educated at Rockwell College near Cashel, he was an accomplished Pony Club rider, winning a bronze medal at the European Pony Championships in 2009. He began riding on the Flat as a 16-year-old on May 24, 2009, and rode his first winner four days later on Johann Zoffany (now named Muir), trained by his father, at Leopardstown on May 28. His career stepped up a gear in 2010 as he rode 39 winners and was joint champion apprentice in a three-way tie with Ben Curtis and Gary Carroll. He enjoyed a first Pattern race success on Beethoven, bred by his parents, in the Group Three Desmond Stakes in August, 2010. Last year he had a first Classic success on Roderic O’Connor in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and finished fourth in the Investec Derby and third in the Irish Derby on Memphis Tennessee. He added a further Group One victory to his CV when Maybe landed the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on August 28 and was aboard Camelot when winning the Racing Post trophy at Doncaster in October. He also landed the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in November on St Nicholas Abbey. His sister Sarah made her riding debut when fifth on Nantucket Bay in the Ladies Derby’ at the Curragh in July last year. He won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas today on his first ride in the Newmarket Classic.
QIPCO 2000 Guineas Record - 2012-1 CAMELOT
 
THIRD RACE PLACE QUOTES
QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS (GROUP 1)
 
FRENCH RAIDERS TAKE SECOND AND THIRD
 
Trainer Nicolas Clement was philosophical after French Fifteen went down by a neck to Camelot in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
 
“I’m delighted but at the same time it’s bitter to take,” said Clement. “He’s a great horse with the heart, class and experience and it was a fantastic run. I think it was a fair result, the race was run at a fair pace and there were not too many excuses. I think the winner is a great horse.
 
“I don’t know where we will go now, maybe the St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot or the Prix du Jockey-Club. I will talk it over with the owner.”
 
Fellow Gallic challenger Hermival was left in a small group on the far side and trainer Mikel Delzangles felt that was not to his advantage.
 
“It was a pity he was on his own on that side,” said Delzangles. “He was left in front very early and it was just a bit far for him to go on his own.
 
“It was only his third start and he’s run a great race and I think the two in front of him were good horses. He’s in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and we could try that.”
 
Richard Hannon felt the ground was not to the liking of fourth-placed Trumpet Major.
“He (Richard Hughes) said the ground got to him.” said Hannon. “He’s run a good race and when he got into the dip he was travelling like the winner. Richard thought he was going to win three out and I did too watching the race.
 
“He just got tired going into the dip and he’ll have his next start wherever the ground is OK, we won’t try him on soft again. I’ll probably give him a break and freshen him up and then go to Royal Ascot and take this lot on again (in the St James’s Palace Stakes).”
 
REACTIONS AFTER THE QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS
 
Olivier Peslier, on the second French Fifteen, said: “I am very happy with him, he relaxed and showed a good turn of foot. We were coming but there was one better today.”
 
Gregory Benoist, on the third Hermival, said: “I stayed alone on the right (far) side and he ran very well and will come on for the race. He is just a big baby- this was just his third run. He was possibly put off by the photographers on the rail at the finish - he certainly looked at them.”
Richard Hughes, on fourth Trumpet Major, said: “He ran a blinder, but got stuck in the ground in the dip. He quickens on good ground but he couldn’t quicken on that.”
 
William Buick, on sixth Fencing, said: “I am delighted and he will improve for this.”
 
Alan McCabe, trainer of ninth Caspar Netscher, said: “He’s ran a stormer. The race didn’t pan out as we wanted and we probably got to the front too soon. We ended up following the wrong horse who didn’t lead us for long enough. I think we will go back to seven (furlongs) for his next run, maybe the Jersey at Royal Ascot or maybe to France.
I don’t think a mile later on in the year is out of the question.”
Johnny Murtagh, on the twelfth Born To Sea, said: “He ran to keen.”
 
James Doyle, on sixteenth Top Offer, said: “He travelled really well but just struggled to cope with the ground going into the dip and he’s got very tired. It is very testing out there and for a horse with a turn of foot it just blunts their speed.”
 
Frankie Dettori, on eighteenth Talwar, said: “I made the running but he was just a bit too free.”
 
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FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
PEARL BLOODSTOCK PALACE HOUSE STAKES (GROUP 3)
 
MAYSON MAKES GOOD
 
Mayson justified 7/2 favouritism to take the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes in impressive fashion, to the delight of trainer Richard Fahey.
 
“We were going to go straight to York for the Duke Of York Stakes but decided to come here first,” said Fahey. “This trip is the bare minimum, six furlongs is best for him but we got away with it today.
 
“I was just reminded by (Newmarket’s Director of Racing) Michael Prosser that the Darley July Cup closes on Tuesday and he’ll be entered in that and all those sorts of races. He’ll go to York next.
 
“How we got beaten in the Ayr Gold Cup last year I don’t know, I thought he was a certainty and I probably should have given him a run beforehand.
 
“I’m delighted for his owner David Armstrong, who also bred him. He lost the mother when this lad was born.”
 
 
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FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
AL RAYAN HANDICAP
 
EDDERY ON SCORESHEET
 
Trainer Robert Eddery, who now trains a team of 16 on Newmarket’s Hamilton Road, was delighted to land a high-profile success when Red Quartet landed the Al Rayan Handicap.
 
“It’s great to get a Guineas day winner, that’s what this is all about,” said Eddery. “He only cost £6,000 at Doncaster last year and he has been a great horse, winning a big nursery at York last season.
 
“He ran well at Newbury last time when the sticky ground didn’t help him but I knew that he’d improved since then.
 
“I think he’s actually better when he’s fresh and he’d prefer decent ground. We’ll see what the handicapper does now but I might give him a break and then go for the seven-furlong handicap at Royal Ascot (Buckingham Palace Handicap).”
 
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Race six - Qatar Racing Newmarket Stakes
Winning and placed quotes
 
MISSION NOBLE IN VICTORY
 
Noble Mission, a brother to the outstanding Frankel, stepped up on his recent Newbury maiden success to take the Qatar Racing Newmarket Stakes.
 
Tom Queally’s mount did not enjoy the smoothest of passages despite there being just five runners in the Listed contest, but the 7/4 favourite came though to collar Mariner’s Cross and score by a neck.
 
Ladbrokes trimmed Henry Cecil’s Galileo colt to 25/1 from 33s for the Investec Derby.
 
Cecil said: “It was a funny race as they crawled and sprinted on soft ground, but he did it well and I think he has done well to win.
 
“He is learning and improving all of the time and he is getting there, but he isn’t there yet. 
 
“I think there is more improvement in him and he is a nice horse, but I am not sure how nice just yet.
 
“He needs another race and we can then decide where to go next. The Dante is an option or there is another race here in a few weeks’ time. They are both options and will tell us what he is ready for as he is still a baby.
 
“You would hope he could be a Royal Ascot or Derby horse but he has a long way to go.
 
“Like Frankel, he used to be keen and pull but he is growing up quickly.”
 
Mariner’s Cross landed the Wood Ditton here at the Craven meeting and was not beaten far on his return.
 
Jockey Frankie Dettori said: “He ran well but lacks a little experience.”
 
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SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
QIPCO SUPPORTS RACING WELFARE HANDICAP
 
REWARDED LOOKS SMART
 
The James Toller-trained Rewarded landed a walkover at the Craven Meeting but had to work harder to get up and beat Archbishop by a nose in the concluding QIPCO Supports Racing Welfare Handicap.
 
“I don’t mind winning a walkover but it’s always nice to win a proper race,” said Toller. “I think this horse is pretty nice and it will be interesting to see how this race works out - I believe they think quite a bit about the second.
 
“I think we’ll go up in trip with him now. This showed that he needs every bit of a mile and he probably needs to go up to 10 furlongs. He’s got a good attitude and I hope he keeps progressing.”
 
There was a sting in the tail for winning rider Kirsty Milczarek when she received a seven-day suspension for using her whip above the permitted level. The ban takes place from May 19 to 25 inclusive.
 
 
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O’BRIEN FINED £1,000
 
QIPCO 2000 Guineas-winning trainer Aidan O’Brien was fined £1,000 for parading the successful Camelot out of racecard order. The stewards ruled that O’Brien had failed to ensure his son and jockey, Joseph, was mounted as the horses began to leave the parade ring thereby breaking the parade.
 
CROWLEY BAN
 
Jim Crowley was another to clash with stewards, who suspended him for two days (May 20 and 21) for careless riding aboard aboard Spirit Quartz in the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes.
 
 
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SIX-DAY SUSPENSION FOR MATHERS
 
Patrick Mathers ended QIPCO 2000 Guineas day with a six-day suspension after partnering Personal Touch in the Al Rayan Handicap.
 
The clerk of the scales reported that the rider, who finished in fourth position, had weighed in at 2lbs or more than the weight at which he weighed out.
 
With this being his second offence within 12 months, Mathers was suspended for six days and misses May 19 - 24 inclusive.
 
 
 
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BETFRED PUNTER TOASTS CAMELOT'S VICTORY IN QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS
A Betfred punter is £300,000 better off after Camelot landed this afternoon’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas by a neck at Newmarket.
The customer placed a £100,000 ante-post bet in a Rochdale shop a month ago at odds of 3/1 and his faith was rewarded as Aidan O’Brien’s colt beat French Fifteen to land the first classic of the season.
“Although Camelot’s victory has cost me a fortune, it’s great that racing has another equine superstar on its hands and I can’t wait to see him line up in the Derby next month,” said Betfred chairman Fred Done.
Camelot is now the 5/4 favourite (from 2/1) with Betfred for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 2 . He heads the market from Akeed Mofeed at 14/1 and it’s 16/1 bar that pair.
 
QIPCO 1000 Guineas – Betfred bet: 5/4 Maybe; 7 Mashoora; 8 Moonstone Magic; 10 Discourse, Lyric Of Light; 12 Diala; 16 Lightening Pearl, The Fugue; 20 La Collina; 25 Alla Speranza, Gray Pearl, Starscope; 33 Homecoming Queen, Laugh Out Loud; 66 Nayarra, Radio Gaga; 80 Lily’s Angel; 100 Sunday Times.
 
Investec Derby – Betfred bet: 5/4 (from 2) Camelot; 14 Akeed Mofeed; 16 Bonfire, Imperial Monarch, Mandaean, Parish Hall; 20 Apollo, Born To Sea, Kesampour, Mighty Ambition, Noble Mission; 25 Daddy Long Legs, Fencing, Swedish Sailor, Top Offer, Wrote, 33 bar.
 
MAYSON LANDS TOTESCOOP6 BONUS FUND FOR £2 PUNTER
This afternoon’s totescoop6 bonus fund was won after Mayson justified favouritism in the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket.
Last weekend’s anonymous £2 punter plumped for Richard Fahey’s colt in the Group Three event and his three-quarter length victory means they have now taken their winnings well into six figures after adding £30,679 to the £71,584 they won seven days ago.
This afternoon’s win fund was not won though after Mayson took the final leg. One punter managed to make it through to the final leg but although his selection Spirit Quartz ran a cracker to finish fourth, he couldn’t quite get his head in front which means there is rollover of £56,259 whilst the bonus fund starts again at £24,111.
“It’s a feat in itself to win the totescoop6 win fund with just a £2 bet but to land the bonus as well is a massive effort and proves you don’t need to spend a fortune on the bet to win a life-changing amount,” said totepool chairman Fred Done.
A total of £160,740 was bet into this afternoon’s pool and there were only 18 winners of the place fund, each of whom picks up a healthy £1,786.00.
 
totescoop6 dividends - 05/05/12
Win: Not Won, Place: £1,786; Bonus: £30,679
 
totescoop6 rollovers – 05/05/12
Win: £56,259; Bonus: £24,111
 
totescoop6 leg breakdown – 05/05/12
After Leg 1 - 2.00 Newmarket: Tullius 3,011
After Leg 2 - 2.30 Newmarket: Al Khazeem 181
After Leg 3 - 3.10 Newmarket: Camelot   27
After Leg 4 - 3.20 Thirsk:     Orpsie Boy     2
After Leg 5 - 3.30 Goodwood: Lifetime   1
After Leg 6 - 3.45 Newmarket: Mayson     0
 
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FIRST RACE RESULT
2.00pm MAKFI SUFFOLK HANDICAP
Class 2, £44,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 1f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 14lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £27,390; 2nd: £8,201; 3rd: £4,100; 4th: £2,050.40; 5th: £1,025.20; 6th: £514.80
 
1)  Tullius (IRE) (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VI) Andrew Balding 4-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [4] 12/1
2)  Memory Cloth (Racing Management & Training Ltd) Brian Ellison h5-8-10 Barry McHugh [7] 6/1
3)  Fury (Cheveley Park Stud)  William Haggas 4-9-10 Kieren Fallon [8] 4/1 Fav
4)  Fattsota (Scuderia Rencati SRL) Marco Botti 4-8-11 Mirco Demuro [13]
5)  Graphic (IRE) (The Royal Ascot Racing Club) Richard Hannon 3-8-02 Kieran O'Neill [6]
6)  Pleasant Day (IRE) (J C Parsons) Richard Fahey 5-8-07 Paul Hanagan [2]
7)  Proponent (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) Roger Charlton 8-9-09 James Doyle [1]
8)  Danadana (IRE) (Swheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 4-8-06 Hayley Turner [9]
9)  Spanish Duke (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-9-06 Ryan Moore [11]
10)  Dick Doughtywylie (Rachel Hood) John Gosden 4-8-09 William Buick [14]
11) Licence To Till (USA) (The Vine Accord)  Mark Johnston 5-8-04 Joe Fanning [15]
12)  Askaud (IRE) (Paul Dixon & Audrey Hobson) Scott Dixon p4-9-01 Tom Queally [16]
13)  Mia's Boy (Shelley Dwyer) Chris Dwyer 8-9-03 Andrea Atzeni [12]
14)  Circumvent (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 5-9-06 Christophe Soumillon [3]
15)  Las Verglas Star (IRE) (CBWS Partnership) Richard Fahey 4-8-08 Patrick Mathers [10]
 
15 ran Non-Runner: ALBAQAA (Self Cert, Ground)
Breeder: Sc Archi Romani Breeding: ch g Le Vie Dei Colori - Whipped Queen (USA) (Warning)
Time:1m 55.36s Distances: ¾, 5, 3¾, ¾, nk, 3, nk, ½, ½, 3¾, 3, 9, 2½, ¾   
Tote Win: £15.30 Places: £4.70; £2.30; £2.10 Exacta: £106.10
 
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Derby with Mill Reef as well as a many other top races. Attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, joined uncle Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as amateur. In just over 100 rides he rode 20 winners under Rules, including The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 joined Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter joined the Kingsclere team when Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who is personal assistant to Andrew’s sister Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Investec Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), totepool Sovereign Stakes (2011 Side Glance) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) First Goodwood winner: Phoenix Reach (July 29, 2003 - Peugeot Gordon Stakes) Number of horses in training (2003-2012): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121; 136; 136; 147;167  Wins in a Year (2003-2011): 54; 48; 40; 48; 39; 67; 68; 78; 70 Wins in 2012: 10
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Coolmore Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2009 Dar Re Mi), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), Premio Vittorio di Capua (2007 Linngari), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Prix de la Foret (2001 Mount Abu), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins) Royal Ascot Winners (14): Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Tercentenary Stakes (2011 Pisco Sour) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) First Goodwood win: Fraam (Anne Frances Stevens Memorial Stakes, September 11, 1992) Goodwood winners: 71 (20 at July Meeting) Wins (1988-2011): 8, 29, 47, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 91, 71, 92, 46, 72, 95, 77, 110, 87, 73, 77, 67 Wins in 2012: 20
 
 
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.30pm QATAR BLOODSTOCK JOCKEY CLUB STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: after August 31, 2011, a winner of a Group 2 race of one mile or over 3lb; of a Group 1 race of one mile or over 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £56,710; 2nd: £21,500; 3rd: £10,760; 4th: £5,360; 5th: £2,690; 6th: £1,350
 
1)  Al Kazeem (John Deer) Roger Charlton 4-8-12 James Doyle [1] 15/2
2)  Quest For Peace (IRE) (O.T.I. Racing) Luca Cumani 4-8-12 Kieren Fallon [6] 12/1
3)  Dunaden (FR) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd)  Mikel Delzangles FR 6-9-03 Johnny Murtagh [2] 9/2
4)  Meandre (FR) (Rothschild Family) Andre Fabre FR 4-8-12 Maxime Guyon [7] 11/8 Fav
5)  Blue Bajan (IRE) (Dr John Hollowood) David O’Meara 10-8-12 Daniel Tudhope [3]
6)  Fiorente (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-12 Ryan Moore [4]
7)  Masked Marvel (Bjorn Nielsen)  John Gosden 4-9-03 William Buick [8]
8)  Sadeek's Song (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-8-12 Frankie Dettori [5]
 
8 ran
Breeder: Mr & Mrs John Deer Breeding: b c Dubawi (IRE) - Kazeem (Darshaan)
Time: 2m 39.66s Distances: 4½, 1¼, 2¼, 1½, 1½, 6, 10   
Tote Win: £9.70 Places: £2.40; £3.80; £1.50 Exacta: £88.70
 
Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50 First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Trains at Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of Kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree British Classic wins: (1) Investec Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca, 2005 Blue Monday), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Joel Stakes (2010 Cityscape), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Haydock Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk, 2004 Tante Rose), totesport.com International Stakes (2007 Third Set), Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian, 2009 Genki), totesport Mile (2007 Third Set) Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2012 Cityscape), Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes (2012 Al Kazeem) Royal Ascot wins (7): King George V Handicap (1992 Source Of Light), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (1993 Source Of Light), Wokingham Handicap (2000 Harmonic Way), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2001 Harmonic Way), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Britannia Handicap (2008 Fifteen Love) First Royal Ascot winner: King George V Handicap (June 18, 1992 Source Of Light Number of horses in training (1990-2012): 73; 73; 70; 79; 93; 109; 104; 110; 96; 70; 75; 84; 76; 91; 105; 97; 100; 96; 101; 84; 72; 87; 82 Wins in a season (1990-2011): 37; 26; 43; 47; 48; 42; 52; 40; 22; 30; 34; 33; 56; 57; 36; 43; 37; 39; 33; 35; 48; 43 Wins in 2012: 3
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Doyle, James Date of birth: April 22, 1988 Background: Mother is Lambourn trainer Jacqui Doyle. First Winner: Farnborough, Future Champion Apprentice Handicap, Wolverhampton, June 1, 2005 First Treble: Lingfield, January 25, 2006 (Blue Hedges, Countrywide Luck, Prince Charlemagne) Big Race Wins: Dubai Duty Free (2012 Cityscape), Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes (2012 Al Kazeem) Wins (2005-2011): 8; 73; 41; 52; 28; 29; 76 Wins in 2012:  11
 
 
THIRD RACE RESULT - 3.10pm QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS (THE 204TH RUNNING) 
(PART OF THE QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) 
Class 1, Group 1, £376,500 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo entire colts & fillies, 1m. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £213,513.15; 2nd: £80,947.50; 3rd: £40,511.40; 4th: £20,180.40; 5th: £10,127.85; 6th: £5,082.75
 
1)  Camelot (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00  Joseph O'Brien [12] 15/8 Fav
2)  French Fifteen (FR) (H H Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani) Nicolas Clement FR 3-9-00 Olivier Peslier [16] 12/1
3)  Hermival (IRE) (H H Skeikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, G Augustin-Normand) Mikel Delzangles FR 3-9-00 Gregory Benoist [4] 16/1
4)  Trumpet Major (IRE) (John Manley) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes
5)  Coupe de Ville (IRE) (Macdonald, Wright, Creed, Smith & Jiggins) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [3]
6)  Fencing (USA) (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 3-9-00 William Buick [15]
7)  Ptolemaic (Mrs F Denniff) Bryan Smart v3-9-00 Tom Eaves [1] 
8)  Abtaal (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum)  Jean-Claude Rouget FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [2]
9)  Caspar Netscher (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe 3-9-00 Shane Kelly [5]
10)  Redact (IRE) (Kennet Valley Thoroghbreds III) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Jim Crowley [13]
11)  Red Duke (USA) (Maxilead Limited) John Quinn 3-9-00 Tom Queally [10]
12)  Born To Sea (IRE) (Christopher Tsui) John Oxx IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [14]
13)  Boomerang Bob (IRE) (R J Tuft) John Hills 3-9-00 Seb Sanders [8]
14) Saigon (Patrick Dalby & Richard Schuster) James Toller 3-9-00 Robert Havlin [7]
15)  Bronterre (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [11]
16)  Top Offer (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 3-9-00  James Doyle [9]
17)  Power (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Suen Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [17]
18)  Talwar (IRE) (Vimal Khosla) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [6]
 
18 ran
Breeder: Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa 
Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Tarfah (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
Time: 1m 42.46s Distances: nk, 2¼, 1¼, nose, 2¼, ½, 1½, nk, ¾, ½, ½, ¾, 1½, ½, 6, 18, 1¼       
Tote Win: £3.00 Places: £1.90; £2.70; £3.50 Exacta: £36.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (15) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2012 Camelot), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (26) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 Treasure Beach), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Breeders Cup Turf (2002 & 2003 High Chaparral, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey) Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti, 2008 Fame And Glory, 2010 Recital), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson, 2011 So You Think), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 So You Think), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2011 Crusade), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2011 Misty For Me), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me, 2011 Maybe), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry), QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2011 Fame And Glory) UAE Derby (2012 Daddy Long Legs) Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf (2011 Wrote) Royal Ascot wins (35): Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator, 2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach, 2011 Maybe), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem, 2008 Haradasun), Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Yeats, 2011 Fame And Glory), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler, 2010 Mikhail Glinka) Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur, 2011 Await The Dawn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2008 Honolulu), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010 Starspangledbanner) Wins in Britain 2000-2011: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; 16 *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins This Year (In Britain):
 
Winning Jockey:-Name: O’Brien, Joseph Born: May 23, 1993 Based: c/o Aidan O’Brien, Ballydoyle Stables, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland Background: Son of champion trainers Aidan and Annemarie O’Brien. Won bronze individual eventing medal at the European Pony Championships in Belgium in August, 2009. Tied for the 2010 Irish Apprentice Title with Gary Carroll  Gary Carroll and Ben Curtis. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2012 Camelot) Irish Classic Wins(1): Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas (2011 Roderic O’Connor) First Ride: Coat Of Arms (12th), Boylemobile.com Handicap, the Curragh, May 24, 2009 First Winner: Johann Zoffany, Kilmacud Handicap, Leopardstown, May 28, 2009 First Winner in Britain: Grams And Ounces, Bet Now At Victorchandler.com Apprentice Handicap, Ayr, July 12, 2010 First Group Winner: Beethoven, Desmond Stakes, Leopardstown, August 12, 2010 First Classic (and First Group One) Winner: Roderic O’Connor, Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Curragh, May 21, 2011 Other big race wins include: Moyglare Stud Stakes (2011 Maybe), Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2011 Reply), Racing Post Trophy (2011 Camelot), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2011 St Nicholas Abbey) Wins in Britain (2009-2011): 0; 1; 2 Wins in 2012: 2
 
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm PEARL BLOODSTOCK PALACE HOUSE STAKES
Class 1, Group 3, £55,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5F. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 5lb; 3yo fillies 8st 2lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; 4yo+ fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: after August 31, 2011, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 6lb; of a Group 1 race 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,190.50; 2nd: £11,825; 3rd: £5,918; 4th: £2,948; 5th: £1,479.50; 6th: £742.50
 
1)   Mayson (David Armstrong) Richard Fahey 4-9-00 Paul Hanagan [2] 7/2 Fav
2)  Definightly (Mr S & Mrs R Emmet) Roger Charlton b6-9-00 Ryan Moore [4] 16/1
3)  Elusivity (IRE) (Poilin Good) Brian Meehan 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori [6] 12./1
4)  Spirit Quartz (IRE) (( T W & Mrs J Morley) Robert Cowell 4-9-00 Jim Crowley [10]
5)  Night Carnation (George Strawbridge) Andrew Balding 4-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [18]
6)  Caledonia Lady (Isla & Colin Cage) Jo Hughes 3-8-02 Joe Fanning
7)  Eton Rifles (IRE) (The Eton Riflemen) Stuart Williams 7-9-00 William Carson [16]
7)  Move In Time (A Turton, J Blackburn & R Bond) Bryan Smart 4-9-00 Tom Eaves [3]
9)  Inxile (IRE) (David Nicholls & Mrs J Love) David Nicholls p7-9-00 Adrian Nicholls [5]
10)  Hamish McGonagall (Reality Partnerships I) Tim Easterby 7-9-00 David Allan [9]
11)  Astrophysical Jet (Ladas) Ed McMahon 5-8-11 Shane Kelly [8]
12)  Temple Meads (John Fretwell) Ed McMahon 4-9-00 Richard Mullen [1]
13)  Stepper Point (Clive Edginton) William Muir 3-8-05 Martin Dwyer [11]
14)  Foxy Music (G M & Mrs Baillie) Eric Alston 8-9-00 Pat Cosgrave [17]
15)  Jonny Mudball (Woodgate Family) Tom Dsacombe t6-9-00 Seb Sanders [12]
16)  Margot Did (IRE) (T Redman & P Philipps) Michael Bell t1 4-8-11 Hayley Turner [13]
 
16 ran Non-Runners: MASAMAH (IRE) (Going), KATLA (IRE) (Self Cert (Not Eaten Up)) 
Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Breeding: b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Mayleaf (Pivotal)
Time: 1m 01.42s Distances: ¾, sh, ¾, ½, sh, 1¾, dead heat, ½, 1¼, 3½, 2¼, 6, nk,. sh, 1   
Tote Win: £4.30 Places: £1.70; £5.90; £4.10 Exacta: £39.60
  
Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2010 Wootton Bassett) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Victoria Racing Club International Stakes (2010 Castles In The Air), 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) Horses in training (1995-2012): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; 119; 73 Wins (1993-2011): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; 181; 151 Wins in 2012: 23
 
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: 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) 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: 29
 
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm AL RAYAN HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80- and below), 6f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,938; 2nd: £3,850; 3rd: £1,924; 4th: £962
 
1)  Red Quartet (IRE) (Anderson, Donaldson, Keane & Rayment) Robert Eddery 3-8-03 Andrea Atzeni [3] 12/1
2)  Mince (Lady Rothschild) Roger Charlton 3-8-04 Harry Bentley (3) [4] 5/1 Fav
3)  Democretes (The High Flyers) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Richard Hughes [1] 8/1
4)  Personal Touch (Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart) Richard Fahey 3-8-02 Patrick Mathers [15] 20/1
5)  Hurry Up George (A E Frost) Ralph Beckett 3-9-07 Jim Crowley [10]
6)  I'll Be Good (Do Well Racing) Robert Johnson 3-8-05 Mickael Barzalona [2]
7)  Parc de Launay (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 3-8-06 Adrian Nicholls [6]
8)  Ultrasonic (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-01 Ryan Moore [21]
9)  Heartsong (IRE) (Colin Rashbrook) John Gallagher 3-8-07 John Fahy [8]
10)  Muaamara (M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Martin Harley [17]
11)  Muarrab (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-8-05 Paul Hanagan [5]
12)  Alejandro (IRE) (F.L.F.S. Ltd) Richard Fahey 3-8-09 Laura Barry (7) [9]
13)  Mezzotint (IRE) (Gianni Paladini) Marco Botti 3-8-08 Pat Cosgrave [11]
14)  Fulbright (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Joe Fanning [20]
15)  Sans Loi (IRE) (Mrs Z Wentworth) Alan McCabe 3-8-07 Martin Dwyer [18]
16)  Tioman Legend (H R H Sultan Ahmed Shah) Roger Charlton 3-9-02 Jamie Spencer [12]
17)  Right Result (IRE) (Christopher Wright) James Bethell 3-8-02 Mirco Demuro [14]
18)  Al Khan (IRE) (Ziad Galadari) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-01 William Buick [7]
19)  Princess of Orange (Colin Joseph) Rae Guest 3-8-07 William Carson [19]
 
19 ran Non-Runner: ES QUE LOVE (IRE) (Going), GOLD LACE (withdrawn at start, refused to enter stalls)
Breeder: Mrs Brid Cosgrove Breeding: b c Red Clubs (IRE) - Nans Lady (IRE) (Mozart (IRE))
Time: 1m 16.03s  Distances: hd, 2, ¾, ½, 1, nk, nk, ¾, ½, 1¼, ½, 2¼, 1½, nose, 1¼, 3, 8, 11    
Tote Win: £9.00 Places: £3.10; £1.90; £2.60; £5.70 Exacta: £53.20
 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Eddery, Robert Based: Heywood Place, Newmarket Horses in Training (2012): 14 Wins 2011: 7 Wins in 2012: 2
 
Winning Jockey:- Name: Atzeni, Andrea Background: Formerly apprenticed to Marco Botti, having joined the trainer’s Newmarket yard in 2006. Graduate of the British Racing School. Rode work in the US in the winter of 2008/2009. Major wins: totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2009 Darley Sun) Wins in (2008-2011): 30; 47; 41; 55 Wins in 2012: 6
 
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm QATAR RACING NEWMARKET STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo colts & geldings, 1m 2f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Group 3 race of 7f or more 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race of 7f or more 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £22,684; 2nd: £8,600; 3rd: £4,304; 4th: £2,144; 5th: £1,076; 6th: £540
 
1)  Noble Mission (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil h-3-8-12 Tom Queally [7] 7/4 Fav
2)  Mariner's Cross (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [3] 9/4
3)  Michelangelo (Bjorn Nielsen) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick [1]
4)  Stencive (Bernard Kantor & Markus Jooste) William Haggas 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [4][
5)  Mister Music (Longview Stud & Bloodstock Ltd) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Richard Hughes [2]
 
5 ran Non-Runner SWEDISH SAILOR (Self Cert, Lame), PRINCE ALZAIN (Ground)
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 
Time: 2m 11.45s Distances: nk, ½, 5, 4½ 
Tote Win: £2.30 Places: £1.50; £2.10 Exacta: £3.20
 
Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Sir Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Background: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort. Knighted for services to racing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. British Classic wins: (25) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 2011 Frankel), Investec Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Investec Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), Ladbrokes St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham, 2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis, 2010 Frankel), Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B, 2010 Twice Over), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 2011 Timepiece), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem, 2011 Twice Over), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, sponsored by QIPCO (1979 Kris, 2011 Franke;), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal, 2011 Frankel), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna, 2010 Midday), Nassau Stakes (1975 & 1976 Roussalka, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1993 Lyphard’s Delta, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Midday) Royal Ascot wins: 73 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong, 2011 Frankel), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993). Knighted in 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List Horses in training (1969-2012): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; 115; 140; 157 Wins (1984-2011): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; 63; 62; 55 Wins in 2012: 7
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (2009, 2010 & 2011 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2011 Timepiece), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 Frankel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (2011 Frankel) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel) Wins (2003-2011): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101; 100 Wins In 2012: 9
 
 
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm QIPCO SUPPORTS RACING WELFARE HANDICAP
Class 2,£20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below), 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,938; 2nd: £3,850; 3rd: £1,924; 4th: £962
 
1)  Rewarded (Patrick Dalby & Richard Schuster) James Toller 3-8-12 Kirsty Milczarek [8] 100/30 Fav
2)  Archbishop (USA) (Catesby Clay) Brian Meehan 3-9-03 Martin Dwyer [3] 7/2
3)  Frog Hollow (Richard Pegum) Ralph Beckett 3-9-05 Jim Crowley [10] 6/1
4)  Mr Red Clubs (IRE) (Ferrybank Properties Limited) Tim Pitt 3-9-06 Shane Kelly [4]
5)  Hadaj (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-07 Tom Queally [1]
6)  Campanology (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 3-9-05 Richard Hughes [9]
7)  Ghost Protocol (IRE) (A & A) David Simcock 3-9-05 Jamie Spencer [5]
8)  Devdas (IRE) (H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 3-8-10 John Fahy [6]
9)  Fourth of June (IRE) (Susan Roy) Ed Dunlop 3-8-09 Ryan Moore [7]
10)  Elkhart (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-03 Joe Fanning [2]
11)  Ghostwriting (USA) (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-9-02 William Buick [11]
 
11 ran
Breeder: Edward David Kessly Breeding: b c Motivator - Granted (FR) (Cadeaux Genereux)
Time: 1m 43.91s  Distances: nose, 2½, nk, 3¼, 4, 1¼, hd, ½, 9, 10  
Tote Win: £3.70 Places: £1.80; £1.60; £2.00 Exacta: £13.00 
 
Winning trainer:-Name: Toller, James Arthur Born: January 25, 1954 Based: Eve Lodge Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket Background: Four years with Luca Cumani, one year with Bernard van Cutsem Date of first licence: 1979 Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2004 Bachelor Duke) Major wins include: July Cup (1997 Compton Place), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row) First Royal Ascot win: Nagida (June 18, 1993 - Wokingham Handicap) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (1993 Nagida) Horses in training (1995-2012): 33, 30, 29, 31, 35, 31, 31, 30, 32, 35, 37, 31, 24, 25, 23, 20, 21, 18 Wins (1992-2011): 9, 3, 9, 10, 11, 14, 14, 13, 19, 10, 9, 14, 10, 17; 11; 7; 11; 10; 9; 5 Wins in 2012: 2
 
Winning Jockey:-Name: Milczarek, Kirsty Born: October 19, 1984 Background: former junior international showjumper from Essex. Started out as an apprentice with Jeff Pearce before moving to Julia Fielden, with whom she featured in the TV documentary Newmarket Woman. Then apprenticed to Christine Dunnett before joining Conrad Allen. Gave up the chance to have a working holiday, choosing to stay in the UK and was rewarded by becoming top apprentice on the all weather for the 2007/08 season, which included a treble at Kempton on January 9, 2008. First Winner: Levantine, Lingfield, September 18, 2004 Number of Wins (2004-2011): 1; 4; 9; 23; 71; 24; 35 Wins in 2011: 3


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