Friday, June 28, 2002
LADBROKES PRICES FOR NEWCASTLE TOMORROW
2.45 Newcastle - Tote Scoop6 Northern Sprint Handicap
7/1-Onlytime Will Tell
28/1-Lago Di Varano
Each way ¼ the odds 1, 2, 3, 4
Each way ¼ the odds 1, 2, 3, 4
SCOOP6 ROLLOVERS MARCH ON
Scoop6 rollovers nearing £290,000 will give the bet an ideal start this Saturday as the Tote prepare for a surge of interest in the punters favourite Saturday wager with racing from Newmarket and Newcastle.
The Win fund-fast catching the Bonus prize fund in terms of size-stands at £118,294, while the Bonus Prize fund has reached £170,019, making a total of £288,313 up for grabs before the pools are again swollen tomorrow.
"It's the end of the month, and with their bank balances topped up again punters will be looking to capitalise on the strong rollovers already lining the pools," said Tote spokesman Jeremy Scott.
"By the time the pools close tomorrow there could be as much as £500,000 lining up for a single Win fund winner going on to Scoop next Saturdays Bonus Prize fund."
Saturdys Scoop6 legs are:
leg 1 2.10 Newcastle
leg 2 2.25 Newmarket
leg 3 2.45 Newcastle
leg 4 3.20 Newcastle
leg 5 3.50 Newcastle
leg 6 4.10 Newmarket
CAPE TOWN POSSIBLE FOR CORAL EUROBET ECLIPSE STAKES
Richard Hannon's Cape Town could join the growing list of contenders already set to contest the Group 1 Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park on Saturday, July 6.
The five-year-old has already produced a high-class performance at Sandown this season when second to Swallow Flight in the Group 2 attheraces Mile on April 27 and Hannon will decide whether his charge heads to the Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes or the Group 3 Prix Messidor at Deauville in France the same afternoon.
"We will probably leave Cape Town in at Sandown and look at the race - he's a possibility for that or France on the same day but it depends what the opposition looks like in France," Hannon revealed today.
On his last run over 10 furlongs when blinkered for the first time, Cape Town was an unlucky-in-running ninth behind Grandera in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Hannon explained: "We put the blinkers on to make him concentrate a bit more and make him race a little better - just to sharpen him up really on the round track. I don't think that the trip matters. A mile and two furlongs or a mile are fine as he's a good galloping horse."
With only eight days remaining until the Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes, a new contender has emerged in Italian Derby winner Rakti, whose connections are considering supplementing the Polish Precedent colt on Saturday (June 29).
The three-year-old could be the second high-class horse to be added to the field following the announcement earlier this week that Aramram, who was third in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, may be supplemented at the same stage.
Other notable likely runners include the ante-post favourite Hawk Wing, runner-up in both the Sagitta 2000 Guineas and Vodafone Derby, the progressive Prince Of Wales's Stakes Indian Creek and Olden Times, winner of last year's Group 1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly. This media pack contains factfiles on all three of these horses as well as Rakti.
Andrew Cooper, Director of Racing at United Racecourses, said today: "The course at Sandown is still being watered and the current going is good to firm."
The Hampton Court Flower Show will also be taking place over the course of the two-day Coral Eurobet Eclipse Meeting, Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. Racegoers are advised to avoid the Hampton Court area if at all possible as delays are expected.
HAWK WING (USA) FACTFILE
3 b c Woodman (USA) - La Lorgnette (CAN) (Val De L'Orne (FR))
Form: 1211-22 Owner: Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien IRE Breeder: Hill 'N Dale Farm
Bred in Kentucky at John G Sikura's Hill N Dale Farm, Hawk Wing made $225,000 as a foal at Keeneland and $300,000 the following year at Saratoga. By Woodman, best known in Europe as the sire of Bosra Sham, out of the Canadian Oaks winner La Lorgnette, he made his debut at Tipperary on May 24 last year when - justifying a lofty home reputation and odds of 30/100 - he won a seven-furlong maiden by a short head. He was stepped up to Group 3 company for the Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Derby day, July 1, but found his more experienced stablemate Rock Of Gibraltar two lengths too good. He returned to the Curragh on August 25 for the Group 2 Futurity Stakes, beating another Ballydoyle inmate, Sholokhov, by three lengths and rounded the campaign off with a third visit to the Co Kildare course when seeing off Naheef by two and a half lengths in the Group 1 Aga Khan Studs National Stakes over seven furlongs on September 16. His juvenile form was enough to see him go off favourite for the first of this year's Classics, the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, at Newmarket on May 4, but he was just unable to justify his short price, going down by a neck to Rock Of Gibraltar. Many observers believed that Hawk Wing was unlucky in defeat as his conqueror had the advantage of racing up the far rail while he was drawn on the stands' side. Hawk Wing's jockey Jamie Spencer was more inclined to blame the lack of pace on his side than the draw. Whatever the reasons for his defeat, Aidan O'Brien, who saddled both the winner and runner-up, was delighted and afterwards commented: "Both Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing ran huge races and both thought they had won, so, mentally, the two of them are going to be super after it." On his last appearance Hawk Wing again found a stable companion too good for him in a classic. This time High Chaparral beat him by two lengths in the Vodafone Derby at Epsom on June 8, but this was still a highly-creditable performance as the 12 furlongs may have stretched Hawk Wing's stamina and there were 12 lengths back to third-placed Moon Ballad.
Race Record: Starts: 6; 1st: 3; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 0; Win & place prize money: £559,124
Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor
Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Not only is she married to John, the most powerful man in the bloodstock world, she is a daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O'Brien, and sister of another Derby winning trainer, David O'Brien, while another brother, Charles, is also a successful handler. In the 1970s, John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and breeder, teamed up with Vincent O'Brien and owner Robert Sangster with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird among those who were bought or bred and this provided the financial foundations for Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary. Magnier, who last year purchased a stake in Manchester United with friend J P McManus, is in overall charge at Coolmore, which has huge offshoots in America and Australia, and is proprietor of Ballydoyle, the magnificent training base of Aidan O'Brien. With Sangster turning to racing mainly home-breds, Magnier found a new partner in the 1990s with whom to resume the search for potential stallions, former bookmaker Michael Tabor. Tabor was born in the East End of London on October 28, 1941, but is now a resident of Monte Carlo with a reputed £20-million house in Barbados, and a $27-million yacht, and has enjoyed enormous success on the racecourse in recent years in both Europe and North America, investing millions at the major bloodstock sales. The financial foundation for this came from the sale of his Arthur Prince betting shop chain and an on-course bookmaking division for a reputed £28 million to Coral in September, 1995. Tabor now speculates in the currency markets and owns a major stake in the Victor Chandler bookmaking firm. His wealth was estimated at £400 million by the Sunday Times. Entrepreneur, trained by Michael Stoute, in the 1997 Sagitta 2000 Guineas provided the Tabor/Magnier team with a first British classic success, and they also won that season's Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. Sue Magnier won the first of this year's Classics, the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, in partnership with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson courtesy of Rock Of Gibraltar, and went on to land the Vodafone Derby in partnership with Tabor, thanks to High Chaparral. Tabor first tasted classic success with Thunder Gulch in the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Other major wins include the 1998 English and Irish 2000 Guineas with King Of Kings, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe plus the 2000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group 1 successes in 2000 from Giant's Causeway, which included the Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes. But none of this quite compared with last year which saw Galileo win the Vodafone Derby, Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Imagine take the Vodafone Oaks, Milan land the St Leger, Mozart become champion sprinter, and the owners totally dominated the two-year-old division, led by the Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero Johannesburg. Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Win: 2000 Giant's Causeway
Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in Wexford on October 16, 1969, Aidan Patrick O'Brien has been phenomenally successful in his relatively short training career. After a spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, which offered the precocious O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the young trainer's namesake and legendary Irish trainer Vincent O'Brien had enjoyed so much success. 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, the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British classic runner, King Of Kings, won the Sagitta 2000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's Sagitta 1000 Guineas and went on to land the Vodafone Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed in through the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group 1s in 2000), Second Empire, Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches last season that yielded 23 Group 1 successes headed by the English and Irish Derbys, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, with Galileo. Other classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Vodafone Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division and Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the Juvenile at Belmont Park in October. The Sagitta 1000 Guineas is the only British classic still to elude O'Brien, who was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland last season. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers, which saw him crowned champion National Hunt trainer in Ireland for the first five seasons after he took out his licence in the 1993/4 campaign. He now only trains a handful of jumpers with the great Istabraq, winner of three Smurfit Champion Hurdles, having been retired in March. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in this season's Sagitta 2000 Guineas while Landseer provided Ballydoyle with another classic success when taking the French 2,000 Guineas and Rock Of Gibraltar went on to take the Irish equivalent. Amazingly O'Brien gained a further 1-2 in the Vodafone Derby at Epsom on June 8, when High Chaparral proved two lengths too good for Hawk Wing.
Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Win: 2000 Giant's Causeway
INDIAN CREEK FACTFILE
4 br c Indian Ridge - Blue Water (USA) (Bering)
Form: 41153134-162 Owner: Seymour Cohn
Trainer: David Elsworth Breeder: Rebecca Phillips
The Indian Ridge colt was fourth in a Windsor maiden on his racecourse debut as a three-year-old in May, 2001, and it did not take him long to get into winning ways when successful in a similar event at Goodwood the following month. He followed up in a handicap at the same course in July. After a couple more fair runs in handicap company, he was victorious in a classified stakes at Ascot when he denied Tissifer by a neck. He was then upped in class dramatically and produced his best run of last season when third to Nayef in the Group 1 Dubai Champion Stakes at Newmarket in October. On the back of this outing, he was sent off joint favourite for his final run of the campaign but he disappointed when fourth of five in the Listed contest at Newmarket on November 2.
This campaign began well when he gained a head success over Island House in the Group Three Weatherbys Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket on April 17. Well beaten on soft ground in the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh the following month, Indian Creek ran the best race of his career last time when second to Grandera in the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19. This latest performance was all the more creditable as trainer David Elsworth felt he was just short of his best and would have benefitted from one further gallop at home.
Race Record: Starts: 11; 1st: 4; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2; Win & place prize money: £161,858
Born on March 8, 1911, Seymour Cohn has a son and a daughter and four adult grandchildren. Cohn still participates in property investment and has an office based in Manhattan, New York, USA. He has homes in London, Palm Beach and Anguilla. His involvement in racing dates back over 60 years and he is currently has about 30 horses in the USA who are mainly trained by John Hertler. His trainers on this side of the Atlantic include David Elsworth, John Dunlop, Amanda Perrett and Barry Hills. Cohn's interest in British racing goes back over 15 years and he has made regular trips to the Vodafone Derby, Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival. He is also active in breeding with his 28 mares boarded at Highcliff Farm in New York. Among the good horses that he has owned are Indian Lodge, in partnership with Sir Eric Parker, who was successful in the Group One Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in 2000, and Inglenook, who won two Listed contests in the same season.
Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Win: None
David Elsworth was born just before Christmas in 1939 and first became involved in racing as a jump jockey, riding for a number of stables including those of Toby Balding and Alex Kilpatrick. Success in the saddle was limited, but it was a different exercise when he turned to training after going through some lean years which included at one stage selling from a stall in Devizes market. When he was acting as assistant to Ricky Vallance, he played a big part in the successes of Red Candle in the Hennessy and Thomas Pink Gold Cups.
He set up on his own in 1978/9 and had his first winner with Fortune Cookie that season, but it was not too long before he started to train his best-known horse. This was the grey steeplechaser Desert Orchid, winner of a record four King George VI Chases at Kempton as well as the Cheltenham Gold Cup and many other races in his exhilarating, front-running style.
Elsworth has also enjoyed top-level jumping wins with Barnbrook Again, Combs Ditch, Floyd and Oh So Risky, and among his many good results on the Flat have been the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Juddmonte International and the Champion Stakes with In The Groove, the Jersey Stakes with Indian Ridge and the Racing Post Trophy with Seattle Rhyme. Many of those wins came when he was based at Whitsbury Manor in Hampshire, and he made no secret about how much he missed that place when circumstances forced him to move to Whitcombe Manor in Dorset in the early 90s. He returned to Whitsbury in 1996 and has a team of 87 in training this year.
Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Win: None
OLDEN TIMES (GB) FACTFILE
4 b c Darshaan-Garah (Ajdal (USA))
Form: 4/151344-3 Owner: Prince A A Faisal
Trainer: John Dunlop Breeder: Nawara Stud Company
A home-bred colt who finished fourth in a York maiden in July, 2000, on his only juvenile start. He reappeared in the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket the following April with a big home reputation and duly obliged, prevailing by a short head from Sunny Glenn. He was only fifth of six behind Dilshaan in the following month's Dante Stakes at York and then landed a Group 1 success in the Prix Jean Prat on June 3, 2001, at Chantilly. He ran another good race to be beaten half a length into third in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot 16 days later. The Darshaan colt rounded off his 2001 campaign with two fourths in Group One events. He found Noverre four and a quarter lengths too good in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in August and then went down by five lengths to Slickly in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp the following month.
On his seasonal reappearance Olden Times finished a creditable third to French raider Keltos in the Group One Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 18 and was due to run at Royal Ascot again but the soft ground in the run-up to the meeting put off connections.
Olden Times is set to retire to Plantation Stud in Newmarket at the end of his racing days in a deal negotiated prior to last season's Royal Ascot run.
Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st: 2; 2nd: 0; 3rd: 2; Win & place prize money: £134,982
Prince A A Faisal
Prince A A Faisal is a member of Saudi Arabia's royal family and has had horses in training in this country for a number of years. He has enjoyed Group One success with Rafha, who won the Prix de Diane in 1990 before retiring to stud, and his last Vodafone Derby runner, the 1998 seventh Sadian, finished fourth in the St Leger. Prince Faisal has also won good prizes with Midyan and Orban, successful at Royal Ascot in the Jersey and Hardwicke Stakes respectively.
His colours have also been carried successfully by last season's Prix Jean Prat winner Olden Times, Tamnia, who was runner-up in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, and Sanam. He also owned Alhijaz, who finished first in the German 2,000 Guineas only to be disqualified after a much-disputed decision. His horses are now trained by John Dunlop, and he runs his breeding operation under the Nawara Stud banner with mares kept at the Cliff Stud in North Yorkshire. His racing and bloodstock interests are managed by Johnnie Lewis, former vice-chairman of the British Bloodstock Agency.
Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Wins: None
The son of a doctor, born at Tetbury, Gloucestershire on July 10, 1939, John Dunlop is one of Britain's longest-serving and most respected trainers, having first taken out a licence in 1966. He had a two-year apprenticeship with Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth before he was asked to take over the reins at the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk's Castle Stables in Arundel, West Sussex, from where he now trains a string of 178. Black Satin's 1970 Irish 1,000 Guineas success established Dunlop as a trainer of rare quality. He has since landed ten English classics, including Vodafone Derby victories with Shirley Heights in 1978 and Erhaab in 1994, and narrowly failed to add a third to his portfolio in 1997 when Silver Patriarch was unable by a short head to catch the winner Benny The Dip, although the same horse provided him with some consolation later in the season when lifting the final classic, the St Leger. He again saddled the runner-up in 2000 with Sakhee. Champion trainer for the first time in 1995, he enjoys the fruitful support of owner Hamdan Al Maktoum. Together they have recorded multiple Group One glories with Bahri (1995 St James's Palace Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Salsabil (1990 Oaks, 1,000 Guineas and Irish Derby), Marju (1991 St James's Palace Stakes) and Lahib (1992 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes). Dunlop was rushed to hospital after the normally fatal rupture of his aorta in November but is now fully recovered and had his 3,000th career win when Rahwaan scored at Sandown in June.
Previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Win: 1973 Scottish Rifle.
RAKTI (GB) FACTFILE
3 b c Polish Precedent (USA) - Ragera (IRE) (Rainbow Quest USA)
Form: 4211-111 Owner: Gary Tanaka
Trainer: Bruno Grizzetti ITY Breeder: Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti
Rakti became the first home-trained winner of the Group 1 Italian Derby since Tisserand in 1988 when taking the Rome classic by a length and a half from Aidan O'Brien's Ballingarry on May 26. By Dalham Hall Stud stallion Polish Precedent out of Ragera, a mare bought for 30,000gns as a yearling at the 1993 Tattersalls Houghton Sales, he was bred in Britain by Rome-based Giuseppe Colarieti, owner of the 134-acre Brinkley Stud at Burrough Green near Newmarket.
As a two-year-old, Rakti made his debut at Milan on October 7, finishing fourth, and came second at the same course ten days later before landing a Pisa maiden on his third start on November 2. He progressed to take a decent ten-furlong conditions race at Rome on his final juvenile outing on November 25. He made his seasonal comeback at the Capannelle in Rome on March 10, landing another conditions event, before stepping up to Listed company at the same course on May 1, when taking the ten and a half furlong Premio Botticelli by seven lengths. After that win, he was purchased for an undisclosed sum by owner Gary Tanaka and survived a stewards' enquiry into possible interference to land the Derby Italiano.
Race Record: Starts: 7; Wins: 5; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 0; Win & Place Prize Money: £415,992
Born June 23, 1943 in Hunt, Idaho, Gary Tanaka came to Britain to do post-graduate work at the University of London in the late 1960s and developed his interest in racing through the likes of Sir Ivor, Nijinsky, Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef. Having been a long-term resident of San Francisco, he moved back to live in London permanently in the 1980s. He owns Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc, a technology investment management company with offices in London, New York and San Francisco.
Rakti's purchase during his three-year-old days is typical of Tanaka's policy to buy outright, or shares in, proven horses rather than untried yearlings. He once explained: "I am willing to forego the 100,000/1 chance of having the Epsom or Kentucky Derby winner in favour of buying proven stock."
He first put this policy into practice in 1993, purchasing the Group Three-placed Party Cited and a half-share in the Vodafone Oaks and St Leger winner User Friendly. Other horses to have carried his green, white and yellow colours include Docksider, who the Hong King Mile, Blues Traveller, American Derby winner Gold And Steel, Dernier Empereur, Snow Polina, Rose Of Zollern, Bluegrass Prince, Millkom, Celtic Arms, Donna Viola, Hightori, Squeak and Corrupt.
Tanaka, whose interests are managed by bloodstock agent Andy Smith, bought Rakti from Franco Rinaldi's Scuderia Il Poggio prior to the colt's victory in the Italian Derby.
No previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Wins
One of Italy's most-ambitious young trainers, Bruno Grizzetti last year broke the 25-year stranglehold on the Italian trainers' championship held by the brothers Alduino and Giuseppe Botti. Like stable jockey Mirco Demuro, he has ambitions to advertise his wares in the United States.
His major successes include the 1999 Group 1 Gran Premio del Jockey-Club Caitano at San Siro with Sumati, beating Silver Patriarch, and he won a first Italian Derby in May with Rakti, only his second runner in the classic. He also won this year's Italian 1,000 Guineas with Sadowa.
He had a first Group winner in France when Blu Air Force won the 2000 Prix du Palais-Royal at Longchamp and also won that's year's Prix Robert Papin with Rolly Polly. Both horses were bought in training by Daniel Wildenstein. He has a three-figure team split between Varese and San Siro and made the headlines this summer when, in common with many other top Italian trainers, his yards were raided by specialist police as part of Italy's biggest-ever anti-doping enquiry.
No previous Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes Wins
CORAL EUROBET ECLIPSE - Past Results
2001-WINNER-MEDICEAN 4-9-07 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-7/2
2ND-Grandera 3-8-10 Owner-Lael Stable & Viv Shelton; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Michael Hills; SP-8/1
3RD-Bach 4-9-07 Owner-Satish Sanan & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O'Brien IRE; Jockey-John Reid; SP-20/1
8 ran, Time-2m 04.65s, Dist-½, nk 9/4 Fav Tobougg (4th)
2000-WINNER-GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 3-8-10 Owner-Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O'Brien IRE; Jockey-George Duffield; SP-8/1
2ND-Kalanisi 4-9-07 Owner-H H Aga Khan; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Pat Eddery; SP-7/2
3RD Shiva 5-9-04 Owner-Niarchos Family; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Richard Quinn; SP-4/1
8 ran, Time-2m 05.32s, Dist-hd, 2½ 7/4 Fav Sakhee (4th)
1999-WINNER-COMPTON ADMIRAL 3-8-10 Owner-Erik Penser; Trainer-Gerard Butler; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-20/1
2ND-Xaar 4-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-6/1
3RD-Fantastic Light 3-8-10 Owner-Maktoum Al Maktoum; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Gary Stevens; SP-6/1
8 ran, Time-2m 06.42s, Dist-nk, ½ 5/2 Fav Croco Rouge (7th)
1998-WINNER-DAYLAMI 4-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-6/4 Fav
2ND-Faithful Son 4-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-John Reid; SP-20/1
3RD-Central Park 3-8-10 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Daragh O'Donohoe; SP-14/1
7 ran, Time-2m 06.82s, Dist- ½, 6
1997-WINNER-PILSUDSKI 5-9-07 Owner-Lord Weinstock; Trainer-Michael Stoute; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-11/2
2ND-Benny The Dip 3-8-10 Owner-Landon Knight & Clairborne Farm; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Willie Ryan; SP-6/1
3RD-Bosra Sham 4-9-04 Owner-Wafic Said; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-4/7 Fav
5 ran, Time-2m 12.51s, Dist-1¼, sh
1996-WINNER-HALLING 5-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-John Reid; SP-100/30
2ND-Bijou D'Inde 3-8-10 Owner-Stuart Morrison; Trainer-Mark Johnston; Jockey-Jason Weaver; SP-12/1
3RD-Pentire 4-9-07 Owner-Mollers Racing; Trainer-Geoff Wragg; Jockey-Michael Hills; SP-2/1 Fav
7 ran, Time-2m 08.05s, Dist-nk, 1¾
1995-WINNER-HALLING 4-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Walter Swinburn; SP-7/1
2ND-Singspiel 3-8-10 Owner-Sheikh Mohammed; Trainer-Michael Stoute; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-9/2
3RD-Red Bishop 7-9-07 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-4/1
8 ran, Time-2m 05.32s, Dist-nk, 3 100/30 Fav Eltish (5th)
1994-WINNER-EZZOUD 5-9-07 Owner-Maktoum Al Maktoum; Trainer-Michael Stoute; Jockey-Walter Swinburn; SP-5/1
2ND-Bob's Return 4-9-07 Owner-Jackie Smith; Trainer-Mark Tompkins; Jockey-Philip Robinson; SP-13/2
3RD-Erhaab 3-8-10 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-John Dunlop; Jockey-Willie Carson; SP-4/6 Fav
8 ran, Time-2m 04.70s, Dist-1½, ¾
1993-WINNER-OPERA HOUSE 5-9-07 Owner-Sheikh Mohammed; Trainer-Michael Stoute; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-9/2
2ND-Misil 5-9-07 Owner-Scuderia Laghi; Trainer-Vittorio Caruso ITY; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-25/1
3RD-Tenby 3-8-10 Owner-Khalid Abdulla; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Pat Eddery; SP-11/4
8 ran, Time-2m 06.25s, Dist-sh, 1½ 5/2 Fav Barathea (5th)
1992-WINNER-KOOYONGA 4-9-04 Owner-Mitsuo Haga; Trainer-Michael Kauntze IRE; Jockey-Warren O'Connor; SP-7/2 Fav
2ND-Opera House 4-9-07 Owner-Sheikh Mohammed; Trainer-Michael Stoute; Jockey-Steve Cauthen; SP-8/1
3RD-Sapience 6-9-07 Owner-Bill O'Gorman; Trainer-David Elsworth; Jockey-Ray Cochrane; SP-14/1
12 ran, Time-2m 10.83s, Dist-1½, 1½
THE CORAL EUROBET ECLIPSE ROLL OF HONOUR (1946-2001)
2001 MEDICEAN Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon 7/2
2000 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE George Duffield 8/1
1999 COMPTON ADMIRAL Erik Penser Gerard Butler Darryll Holland 20/1
1998 DAYLAMI Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 6/4F
1997 PILSUDSKI Lord Weinstock Michael Stoute Michael Kinane 11/2
1996 HALLING Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor John Reid 10/3
1995 HALLING Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Walter Swinburn 7/1
1994 EZZOUD Maktoum Al Maktoum Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 5/1
1993 OPERA HOUSE Sheikh Mohammed Michael Stoute Michael Kinane 9/2
1992 KOOYONGA Mitsuo Haga Michael Kauntze IRE Warren O'Connor 7/2F
1991 ENVIRONMENT FRIEND Bill Gredley James Fanshawe George Duffield 28/1
1990 ELMAAMUL Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum Dick Hern Willie Carson 13/2
1989 NASHWAN Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum Dick Hern Willie Carson 2/5F
1988 MTOTO Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Alec Stewart Michael Roberts 6/4F
1987 MTOTO Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Alec Stewart Michael Roberts 6/1
1986 DANCING BRAVE Khalid Abdulla Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 4/9F
1985 PEBBLES Sheikh Mohammed Clive Brittain Steve Cauthen 7/2
1984 SADLER'S WELLS Robert Sangster Vincent O'Brien IRE Pat Eddery 11/4
1983 SOLFORD Robert Sangster Vincent O'Brien IRE Pat Eddery 3/1
1982 KALAGLOW Tony Ward Guy Harwood Greville Starkey 11/10F
1981 MASTER WILLIE Robert Barnett Henry Candy Philip Waldron 6/4F
1980 ELA-MANA MOU Simon Weinstock Dick Hern Willie Carson 85/40F
1979 DICKENS HILL Mme J Binet Mick O'Toole IRE Tony Murray 7/4
1978 GUNNER B Mrs P Barratt Henry Cecil Joe Mercer 7/4F
1977 ARTAIUS Mrs G Getty II Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 9/2
1976 WOLLOW Carlo d'Alessio Henry Cecil Gianfranco Dettori 9/4F
1975 STAR APPEAL Waldemar Zeitelhack Theo Grieper GER Greville Starkey 20/1
1974 COUP DE FEU Tim Sasse Duncan Sasse Pat Eddery 33/1
1973* SCOTTISH RIFLE Sandy Struthers John Dunlop Ron Hutchinson 15/8
1972 BRIGADIER GERARD Jean Hislop Dick Hern Joe Mercer 4/11F
1971 MILL REEF Paul Mellon Ian Balding Geoff Lewis 5/4F
1970 CONNAUGHT Jim Joel Noel Murless Sandy Barclay 5/4
1969 WOLVER HOLLOW Hope Iselin Henry Cecil Lester Piggott 8/1
1968 ROYAL PALACE Jim Joel Noel Murless Sandy Barclay 9/4
1967 BUSTED Stanhope Joel Noel Murless Bill Rickaby 8/1
1966 PIECES OF EIGHT Comtesse de al Valdene Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 15/2
1965 CANISBAY The Queen Cecil Boyd-Rochford Stan Clayton 20/1
1964 RAGUSA Jim Mullion Paddy Prendergast IRE Garnet Bougoure 4/6F
1963 KHALKIS Lord Elveden Paddy Prendergast IRE Garnet Bougoure 7/4F
1962 HENRY THE SEVENTH Jim Joel Bill Elsey Edward Hide 8/11F
1961 ST PADDY Sir Victor Sassoon Noel Murless Lester Piggott 2/13F
1960 JAVELOT Baron Guy de Waldner Percy Carter FR Freddie Palmer 4/1
1959 SAINT CRESPIN III Prince Aly Khan Alec Head FR George Moore 5/2
1958 BALLYMOSS John McShain Vincent O'Brien IRE Scobie Breasley 8/11F
1957 ARCTIC EXPLORER Gerald Loder Noel Murless Lester Piggott 10/3
1956 TROPIQUE Baron G de Rothschild Geoffrey Watson FR Paul Blanc 3/1
1955 DARIUS Sir Percy Loraine Harry Wragg Lester Piggott 11/10F
1954 KING OF THE TUDORS F Dennis Willie Stephenson Ken Gethin 9/2
1953 ARGUR Marcel Boussac J Glynn FR Charlie Elliot 100/9
1952 TULYAR HH Aga Khan Marcus Marsh Charlie Smirke 1/3F
1951 MYSTERY IX Mme E Esmond Percy Carter FR Lester Piggott 100/8
1950 FLOCON Baron Guy de Waldner Percy Carter FR Freddie Palmer 100/9
1949 DJEDDAH Marcel Boussac Charles Semblat FR Charlie Elliot 6/4F
1948 PETITION Sir Alfred Butt Frank Butters Ken Gethin 8/1
1947 MIGOLI HH Aga Khan Frank Butters Charlie Smirke 7/2
1946 GULF STREAM Lord Derby Walter Earl Harry Wragg 8/1
* Run at Kempton Park
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