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Tuesday, June 26, 2001


Foster’s Northumberland Plate - Saturday, June 30, 2001 Newcastle

6(from 7)-Bay Of Islands, 6(from 8)-Cover Up, 8-Temple Way, 9-Distant Prospect, 10(from 12)-Guard Duty, 11-Mana D'argent, 12-Prairie Falcon, 12(from 16) -Heros Fatal, 12-Loop The Loup, 14-Order, 14-Brother Joe, 14-Zilarator, 16-Archduke Ferdinand, 16-Give Notice, 16-Virgin Soldier, 20-Arabian Moon, 20-Inching Closer, 20-Knockholt, 20-Ravenswood, 20-Yorkshire, 25-Carousing, 25-Typhoon Tilly, 25-Copeland, 25-Eternal Spring, 25-Talaash, 33-Accepting, 33-Il Cavaliere, 33-Lemon Brdge, 33-Dancing Bay, 100-Sconced

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4

King George Vi & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes - Saturday, July 28, 2001 Ascot

5/4-Fantastic Light, 5-Golan, 10-Millenary, 10-Anabaa Blue, 10-Golden Snake 12-Hightori, 12-Imagine, 14-Storming Home, 14-Aquarelliste, 16-Mutafaweq 16-Sandmason, 20-Milan, 20-Mutamam, 20-Wellbeing, 25-Beat Hollow, 25-Dilshaan 25-Ela Athena, 25-Endless Hall, 25-Exaltation, 25-Mr Combustible, 25-Sakhee 25-Equerry, 25-Fruits Of Love, 33-Lucido, 33-Pebble Island, 33-Grandera, 33-Marienbard 40-Ekraar , 40-With The Flow, 40-Hans Anderson, 40-Holding Court, 50-Compton Admiral 50-Lear Spear, 50-Mediterranean, 50-Morshdi, 50-Beckett, 50-Bonnard, 50-Broche 50-Give The Slip, 50-Ice Dancer, 66-King's County, 66-Shoal Creek, 100-El Bueno 200-Herodotus, 250-Chimes At Midnight

Each way 1/5 the odds a place 1, 2, 3


In a meeting today, the Council of the Racehorse Owners Association gave its emphatic support to the ROA President Sir Eric Parker and Vice-President Jim Furlong who at a BHB Board Meeting last Thursday voted against the granting of BHB pre-race data licences to Go Racing and the BHB's amended Future Funding Plan.

"It is a complicated subject," said Sir Eric, "and the Council welcomed the opportunity to consider the various aspects of the arrangements when the BHB Chairman, Peter Savill, addressed them earlier today. We shall be clarifying the Council's position further on this matter at the ROA AGM on Thursday."


Top performers MASTERMIND and JOHN FERNELEY, both trained by Lynda Ramsden, are to be sold at the forthcoming Tattersalls July Sale, which takes place from July 10th - 12th. MASTERMIND, currently rated 116 by Timeform, won this year's Bet Direct Spring Cup at Newbury in April, after an eye-catching fourth in the Randombet.com Lincoln Handicap on the opening Saturday of the Turf Season, while JOHN FERNELEY boasts a Timeform mark of 110 having won the 2000 Lincoln beating multiple Group winner RIGHT WIN into third place.

Famous for producing the great ISTABRAQ, the Tattersalls July Sale numbers more than ever this year, with 407 horses/fillies in training and broodmares catalogued, including high class two year olds of 2001, and the 1999 Group 2 Dante Stakes winner SALFORD EXPRESS. Heading the two year olds are exciting prospects BERK THE JERK, who followed his debut win with a fine run in the Group 3 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot earning a "Timeform" mark of 88p, and the 87 rated BLUEBIRD filly LADY HIGH HAVENS, winner of her latest start having run second at Newmarket behind David Loder's highly regarded SUNDAY SILENCE filly SILENT HONOR.

High class fillies and broodmares also feature prominently, with consignments from major owner/breeders including Cheveley Park Stud, Darley, Gainsborough Stud Management, Juddmonte Farms, Moyglare Stud, Plantation Stud, and Shadwell Estates, and mares in foal to top sires including DIKTAT, ERHAAB, GROOM DANCER, LUJAIN, MARK OF ESTEEM, MUJADIL, PIVOTAL, POLAR FALCON, POLISH PRECEDENT and ROBELLINO.

Commenting on the catalogue Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said: "This year's July Sale is not only the largest ever, but also one of the best in terms of quality. The domestic trainers, both Flat and National Hunt, will have no shortage of opportunities, and buyers looking for world class breeding stock look to be equally spoilt for choice."

Catalogues are now available online at www.tattersalls.com


Trainer William Muir has reported that his Ascot Gold Cup disappointment Mbele is likely to step back in trip for his next outing, with the Lonsdale Stakes at York’s August meeting.

Muir told Sky Sports today: "He took everything well in the preliminaries and we were in the perfect position all the way.

"Turning for home, he moved up to challenge for second and I thought 'Here we go' but he just didn't get home.

"He finished sixth, beaten quite a long way in the end but I still think he's a very good horse.

"We've beaten Jardines Lookout (who finished third) four times when we've met before and he was ridden differently to come from off the pace which helped him.

"I think he could go for the Lonsdale Stakes at York now.

"Last year he was a big baby but he'll keep improving now that he knows what he's doing and he'll definitely win Group races - he's got a big future ahead of him."

Another possible for the York contest on August 21 is Persian Punch, who was a gallant runner-up to Royal Rebel in the Ascot Gold Cup.

Trainer David Elsworth said: “He seems to thrive on hard races and he's in great shape."


Chepstow racecourse has finally been given the all-clear to commence racing once again after farms in the area were certified as free from foot and mouth disease.

The first fixtures at the Welsg track since January 16 will take place on Thursday, July 5 and Saturday, July 7.

John Williams, Chepstow’s sales and marketing executive said: “It's been quite a difficult time because we haven't know just when we would be able to race again.

"We have had to treat each meeting as if it was going ahead with it only being pulled a week or so before the event. We're glad it's all over now and there is no reason to think it is going to happen again.

"We're looking forward to staging our summer meetings and the Friday night fixtures always prove very popular. It's been a difficult time but everyone's been very patient."

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