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Wednesday, June 13, 2001


Ladbrokes Jockeys Championship

Royal Ascot 19th 22nd June incl

11/4 Frankie Dettori
3/1 Kieren Fallon
3/1Michael Kinane
8/1 Pat Eddery
10/1 Richard Hughes
11/1 Richard Quinn
14/1 Johnny Murtagh
16/1 Richard Hills
18/1 Kevin Darley
18/1 Jimmy Fortune
33/1 Michael Hills
33/1 Darryll Holland
5 points a winner - 3 points a second - 1 point a third

Win only singles only dead heat rules apply

Number of David Loder trained 2-year old winners

Royal Ascot 19th 22nd June incl

0-1 Evens
2-3 Evens
4-5 7/1

Singles Only Normal Ladbrokes rules apply

Ladbrokes Trainers championship

Royal Ascot 19th 22nd June incl

4/1 David Loder
4/1 Aiden O'Brien
4/1 Sir Michael Stoute
7/1 Saeed Bin Suroor
8/1 Henry Cecil
10/1 John Dunlop
10/1 John Gosden
12/1 Barry Hills
14/1 Michael Jarvis
14/1 Geoff Wragg
20/1 Richard Hannon
5 points a winner - 3 points a second - 1 point a third
Win only singles only dead heat rules apply


Go Racing, whose shareholders are Channel4, BskyB, Arena Leisure, and who have been involved in negotiations with racing for two years, today announced that a major condition of their Agreement with 49 racecourses, namely the supply of pre-race data by the BHB, has not been fulfilled. If this remains the case, the agreement will not be completed.

Time for the practical completion of the Agreement is fast expiring. Arena Leisure has succeeded in raising £85 million of new funds, but this is conditional on the other major terms of the Agreement being satisfied. In order to provide £60 million to Go Racing by 1 July (a condition of the Agreement with the racecourses), Arena has arranged an EGM for 18 June. The Company therefore needs to know within the very near future whether the data will be supplied, in order to confirm or cancel the EGM.

Christopher Stoddart, CEO of Go Racing, said: "The BHB has refused so far to give a price for the supply of pre-race data. The BHB has spoken to Go Racing direct, but has refused to supply a firm price. They have merely said that they will not ask more for data than the total value of the deal which we have negotiated with the racecourses for all rights. This is plainly ludicrous, as it sets the potential price far too high, and creates
maximum uncertainty for Go Racing.

"In addition, the BHB has said that some data rights, in relation to new technology markets, are not available to us at all.

"I am driven to question whether the BHB is interested in building the sport through enterprise, or whether they are merely intent on bolstering their own position. If the BHB maintains their current position i.e. partial supply of pre-race data on uncertain terms - they will have frustrated fulfilment of the conditions of the Agreement, which must then fall.

"It is sad that yet another deal is likely to founder on the rocks of a divided industry."


Trick Taker is set to be the first Godolphin juvenile to run out of the operation's new base at Arlington Park, USA.

15 juveniles were recently transferred from Santa Anita Racecourse and are currently under the care of David Duggan, an assistant to Godolphin's Santa Anita trainer Eoin Harty.

Trick Taker, who is related to both Dahlia and Nedawi, runs in the a 4.5f maiden today, with Mark Guidry in the saddle.


Sumitas, the leading German horse who chased home Dubai Millennium in last year's Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, is to stay in the US following his fourth place in the Grade One Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park.

The five-year-old Lomitas horse was recently purchased by Gary Tanaka from Baron Georg von Ullmann. He remains under the care of Peter Schiergen.

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