Thursday, July 20, 2000
LATEST CORAL KING GEORGE BETTING
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, 1m 4f
7 Fruits Of Love
8 Kayf Tara
10 Air Shakur
10 Fantastic Light
14 Beat All
BEST PRICES FOR NEWBURY TOMORROW
4.30pm Tote Jackpot Handicap, 6f
Juwwi - 13/2 C
Easy Dollar - 12 T, WH
Roo - 7/2 C
Alpen Wolf - 5 c, WH
Brave Edge - 4 C
Mister Superb - 10 C, WH
Petarga - 12 T
Slumbering - 6 T
Hunting Tiger - 16 WH
C=Coral T=Tote WH=William Hill
JOCKEY CLUB FINE PIPE
Ten-times champion National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe has been fined £1,000 by the Disciplinary Committee Jockey Club.
Pipe was found to be in breach Rule 97(vii)(a) of the Rules of Racing, namely that he had procured Craig Wylie to submit an alternative claim for his horse Port Meadow, after it had finished second in the Manny Bernstein Claiming Stakes at Leicester on October 12 last year.
UNWIND AT SALISBURY AT THE END OF WEEK
There are few more relaxing or pleasant ways to unwind after a hard week at work than by going racing on a Friday evening at Salisbury. The course stages its second Friday night meeting of the year on July 28 with a six-race card beginning at 6.05pm.
This follows hot on the heels of the highly-successful Soir de France evening earlier in the month when the large crowd could have been forgiven for thinking that they were in the heart of Paris.
July 28 is a Charity Evening, aiming to raise funds for St John Ambulances. The two-year-old maiden (7.05pm), over six furlongs, has been named the ST JOHN AMBULANCE MAIDEN STAKES by the racecourse in honour of this very worthwhile charity.
BBC Wiltshire Sound, who will be broadcasting from the track during the course of the evening, sponsors the BBC WILTSHIRE SOUND HANDICAP (7.35pm), over one mile. Fittingly, last year's race was won by a Wiltshire-trained horse, Richard Hannon's Swell Betty, as was the equivalent of the NEWNHAM MAIDEN STAKES (6.05pm), which went to Peter Makin's Fantastic Belle, the odds-on favourite.
Ian Renton, Clerk of the Course and General Manager of Salisbury Racecourse, said: "We have been inundated with comments about how much people enjoyed our last Friday evening and we had a really wonderful atmosphere.
"We look forward to repeating that on Friday, July 28, when we will welcome racegoers of all ages looking for the perfect start to the weekend - evening racing at Salisbury."
Admission costs £15 for the Members Enclosure, £10 into Tattersalls and £5 for the Course Enclosure. There is FREE admission for accompanied children aged under 16 and FREE Car Parking.
RACECOURSE ASSOCIATION TO CONSIDER MEDIA RIGHTS
The Racecourse Association considered at their board meeting on Thursday the BHB's proposal on the pooling of media rights.
However, no firm decision was made and the RCA will now prepare a proposition, to be put before all the UK's 59 racecourses on July 31, concerning the BHB's proposals.
RICHEST DAY AT MARKET RASEN
This Saturday is the richest day's racing at Market Rasen, with the £50,000 Tote Summer Special Steeplechase and the £25,000 Tote Scoop6 Anniversary Handicap Hurdle being the main attractions on the card.
The Tote Summer Special Steeplechase is headed by useful chaser Ashwell Boy heading the weights on 12 stone. Other useful chasers entered in the contest include recent winner Manhatten Castle, Art Pince, Foundry Lane, Hoh Invader, Monnaie Forte and Torn Silk. There are 28 entries in total, including two possible Irish runners - Anabatic and Carjune.
Meanwhile the Tote Scoop6 Anniversary Handicap Hurdle has attracted 24 entries, headed by topweight Tibetan. Again, there are Irish challengers for this valuable contest - Aerleon Pete and Rash Decision.
There are six races on Saturday's card, with proceedings getting underway at 2.25pm.
TARA AND ENZELI WANTED FOR MELBOURNE CUP
Ascot Gold Cup heros Kayf Tara and Enzeli, as well as this season's runner-up Far Cry, are wanted to run in the Foster's Melbourne Cup on November 7.
This year the Melbourne Cup will be worth £800,000, with prizemoney going down to tenth place. Greg Nicholls from the Victoria Racing Club, who is currently visiting the UK, stated: "To my mind, Far Cry is an obvious choice for the Cup and have already approached Martin Pipe with a view to him entering the horse. I also expect to have last years eleventh placed horse, Yavana's Pace and Enzeli - I have spoken to his trainer John Oxx who has given some very positive soundings."
STAG WILL STAY IN US
Philip Mitchell's Running Stag will not return to the UK after his latest run in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga in the US. However, he will remain under the control of the Epsom trainer.
Mitchell stated: "We shall miss him - he's given a lot of fun over the last three years."
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