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Thursday, July 13, 2000


2.40pm Hearthstead Homes Handicap, 1m

Tarawan - 12 C
Taffs Well - 11/2 C, L
Robzelda - 20 C
Kala Sunrise - 13/2 T, WH
Style Dancer - 8 L, T
The Wife - 15/2 C
Adobe - 8 T
Zietzig - 16 L
Queen's Pageant - 14 T, WH
Harmony Hall - 11/2 - C, T, WH
Hakeem - 9 L, T, WH
Sporting Gesture - 14 L, WH

3.10pm Stanley Racing Summer Stakes, 6f

Cassandra Go - 9/2 WH
Hot Tin Roof - 11/2 C, T, WH
Halland Park Girl - 10 C
Cotton House - 7 L
Dandy Night - 7 L, T
Flowington - 25 C, L, T
Jezebel - 12 C, WH
Magic Of Love - 14 C, T
Meiosis - 5/2 L, T, WH

3.40pm Cuisine De France Handicap 1m 3f(No Tote prices available)

Stategic Choice - 25 C, L, WH
Loop The Loup - 16 L
J R Stevenson - 11 C, WH
Ligne Gagnante - 9/4 C
Three Green Leaves - 5 C, L, WH
Flossy - 7/2 WH
Boreas - 7 C, L
Galleon Beach - 12 L
First Officer - 11 L

C=Coral L=Ladbrokes T=Tote WH=William Hill


Agnes World, trained by Hideyuki Mori, became the first ever Japanese-trained horse to win a race in Britain when landing the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket this afternoon.

The Danzig horse was prominent throughout and was one of the few winners at the July meeting not to have come up the stand side rail. In a battling finish, he managed to hold off the challenges of Lincoln Dancer and Pipalong in a blanket finish.

Elsewhere on the card, Vacamonte landed the opening race, the Listed Weatherbys Superlative Stakes to make it two wins out of two for Henry Cecil's juveniles this season and looks a really nice colt in the making. The big handicap of the day, the Ladbroke Bunbury Cup, went to the David Nicholls-trained Tayseer.


Jockeys George Duffield and Pat Eddery have both received a ten day ban for their use of the whip in the Coral-Eclipse last Saturday.

At today's hearing at Portman Square of the Disciplinary Committee, it was held that as the two jockeys had both used their whips excessively and as this was a Group One race, they should banned for ten days.

Duffield's suspension will run from July 18 to July 27 while Eddery will be out of action between July 25 and August 3.


There will be a special procession on July 29 at Ascot, De Beers Diamond Day, to honour the Queen Mother's 100th birthday.

The day will begin with a Royal Procession, using the horse-drawn carriages normally only used for Royal Ascot, which will take place down the Royal Hunt Cup mile course. At the end of the procession, the Queen Mother will be greeted by a "Guard of Honour", which will comprise 49 children wearing replica silks of the 49 winners of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

Douglas Erskine-Crum, Chief Executive at Ascot stated: "The Royal Procession on De Beers Diamond Day will provide the perfect opportunity for Ascot and all its racegoers to join in The Queen Mother's birthday celebrations, as well as marking the Golden Jubilee of the race named after her. It should be a wonderful occasion - one of the most special in Ascot's near 300 year history."


The Tote have announced a number of changes to their senior management team.

John Heaton will continue to serve as Chief Executive, although he will now concentrate his efforts on the Tote's commercial development. Tom Phillips will move from his current position of Finance Director and take on the new position of Chief Operating Officer with Finance, Legal and Human Resources affairs coming under his portfolio.

Further changes include Les Corless undertaking the newly created position of Business Development Manager, which will require focussing on the international and new technology markets. Roger Easterby currently Personal Assistant to Chairman Peter Jones, becomes Director of Parliamentary Affairs.


Known Fact, winner of the 1980 2000 Guineas, following the disqualification of Nureyev, has died at owner Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farm in Kentucky at the age of 23.

Trained by Jeremy Tree, the son of In Reality also won the Middle Park Stakes and defeated Kris in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

At the end of his racing career he was retired to stud, standing initially in Britain before being transferred to Juddmonte Farm in America, where he played a significant role in establishing Abdullah's breeding operation. As a stallion, his best progeny were Waring, Markofdistinction and So Factual.

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