Friday, July 21, 2000
BEST PRICES FOR TOMORROW
Newmarket 4.15pm Foodbrokers Animal Health Trust Trophy, 1m
Ferzao - 9 C
Tumbleweed Tor - 11 C
Jathaabeh - 9 C, T, WH
So Precious - 25 C, WH
Cair Paravel - 12 C, L
Sir Ferbet - 7 L
Desert Fury - 25 C, WH
Argentan - 10 T
Atavus - 7 T
Blue Sugar - 6 L, T
Chapel Royale - 9 C, L, WH
Kind Regards - 10 L
Bold Ewar - 20 C
Newmarket 4.45pm Chemist Brokers Handicap, 5f
(Only Coral and Ladbrokes Prices)
Guinea Hunter - 6 L
Differential - 14 C
Half Moon Bay - 7 C
Jeed - 5 C, L
Pipadash - 9 C, L
Annette Valon - 15/8 C
That Man Again - 4 C, L
Newbury 1.30pm Ruinart Champagne Stakes, 6f
Cretan Gift - 8 L
Desaru - 33 WH
Gaelic Storm - 10 L
Halmaherea - 10 T, WH
Harmonic Way - 11/4 C
Now Look Here - 10 C, L
Alfailak - 7 T
Auenklang - 5 L, WH
Don Puccini - 11 T
Halland Park Girl -12 WH
Tabheej - 10 C, L
Market Rasen 3.00pm Tote Summer Special Handicap, 2m 4f
(Only Tote and William Hill Prices)
Aswell Boy - 10 T, WH
Manhattan Castle - 16 WH
Foundry Lane - 4 T
Hoh Invader - 12 WH
Violet Express - 16 WH
Native Recruit - 5 T, WH
Monnaie Forte - 12 T
Torn Silk - 18 WH
Adamatic - 25 WH
Winsford Hill - 16 T, WH
Wisley Wonder - 20 T, WH
Lord Esker - 14 WH
Gladiateur IV - 11 T
Profluent - 25 WH
Governor Daniel - 8 T
Glamanaglitz - 28 WH
KEY: C=Coral L=Ladbrokes T=Tote WH=William Hill
SIR ERIC PARKER CONDEMNS RCA FOR NOT RESPONDING TO BHB PROPOSAL
ROA President Sir Eric Parker today came out in strong support of the BHB in the current dispute with the RCA about the pooling of racing's media rights.
"This dispute," said Sir Eric, "has now reached the stage where it could jeopardise the whole future of the racing industry.
"A deadline of July 31st has been set by the Home Office for the BHB to come up with a plan for the future funding of racing, but the RCA are preventing this deadline from being met.
"After long discussions, the BHB presented the RCA with a very reasonable proposal whereby rights were pooled across all platforms. It suggested a way for the BHB and the RCA to work together for the good of the whole industry. Yet, despite concessions being made to placate the RCA all the way along the line, the Racecourse Association has refused to discuss the proposal with the BHB before the government deadline. The attitude adopted by the RCA is sending out totally the wrong messages both to the racing industry and the government.
"We have to ask once more, who is running racing? Is it the elected body, the BHB, or the RCA?
"The whole industry is going to be affected by these key decisions. Owners, who provide two thirds of the cost of putting on the racing show, cannot be expected to sit back and watch the best opportunity that we have ever had go down the drain because of the actions of one selfish group.
"Throughout this whole sorry saga, the ROA has acted in a spirit of goodwill, trusting the BHB and the RCA to come up with an agreement that is fair to all parties. Contrast this to the attitude of the RCA who have not been prepared to take anything on trust.
"I am now calling on the RCA to enter into immediate and serious discussions with the BHB so that an agreement can be reached on behalf of the whole industry at the BHB Board meeting on July 27th. This agreement would then be subject to approval by the 59 racecourses when they meet on July 31st."
DUNLOP SUCCESSFUL WITH APPEAL
Trainer John Dunlop has successfully appealed against a decision of the Chepstow Stewards on July 6, namely that his filly Sabreon had not lost a place as a result of careless riding by Richard Quinn, who won the Monmouth Maiden Fillies Stakes on Land Ahead.
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club found that Land Ahead had in actual fact caused interference to Sabreon and that Land Ahead had improved her finishing position in relation to Sabreon.
Sabreon has now been placed first and Land Ahead second. Richard Quinn was also cautioned as to his future conduct in races.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF SCOOP6
Tomorrow sees the first anniversary of the Tote Scoop6, with a special party for previous winners of the bet during the first year.
For tomorrow, the win fund stands at £219,934 while the bonus fund stands at £399,607.
The schedule for tomorrow's Scoop6:
3.00pm Market Rasen - Tote Summer Special Handicap Chase
3.15pm Newmarket - Paynes Just Brazils Handicap
3.45pm Newmarket - Foodbrokers Aphrodite Stakes
4.15pm Newmarket - Foodbrokers AHT Trophy Rated Stakes
4.30pm Market Rasen - Tote Scoop6 Anniversary Handicap Hurdle
4.45pm Newmarket - Chemist Brokers Handicap
DEATH OF ALLEN PAULSON
American owner-breeder Allen Paulson has died at the age of 78.
The most famous horses owned by Paulson included the champion two-year-old of 1991 Arazi, Breeders' Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup hero Cigar 1996 Budweiser Irish Derby victor Zagreb.
Dermot Weld, who trained the many of Paulson's European-based horses stated: "He was a wonderful owner and I was fortunate to train some outstanding horses for him. Zagreb, of course, and Committed, who was champion sprinter of Europe and won the Prix de l'Abbaye twice, are two that rapidly spring to mind, but I also trained a number of other high-class horses for him. He was a joy to train for, and I am very sad to hear of his death."
KINANE TO RIDE MONTJEU
Michael Kinane hopes to be fit to ride Montjeu in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week.
The 41-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining a back injury at the Curragh on
July 1. Kinane stated: "The trouble has been a bit slow to come right but it is coming along now and I expect to return next Wednesday. I will definitely be fit to ride Montjeu at Ascot next Saturday."
COCHRANE BACK IN SADDLE TONIGHT
Ray Cochrane, injured along with Frankie Dettori in the Newmarket plane crash on June 1, makes a return to action at Newmarket tonight.
Cochrane has been given the all clear by Dr Michael Turner, after recovering from burns and bruising. The 43 year-old stated: "I was going to wait until Saturday, but I'm feeling good so I'm going to ride Glowing to get me back in the swing. I'm looking forward to it - I have been off too long. Glowing is a very nice filly, and I'm hoping to come back with a winner."
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