Monday, July 16, 2001
LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES
Vodafone Stewards Cup
10-Undeterred, 12-Mujado, 12-Seven No Trumps, 14-Nice One Clare, 16-Brevity, 16-Deep Space, 20-Astonished, 20-Candleriggs, 20-Continent, 20-Surprised, 25-Antonio Canova, 25-Blackheath, 25-Cadeaux Cher, 25-Cotton House, 25-Cubism, 25-Glowing, 25-Harmonic Way, 25-Ho Leng, 25-Honesty Fair, 25-Kathology, 25-Literary Society, 25-Marsad, 25-Night Haven, 25-Palace Affair, 25-Palanzo, 25-Polar Kingdom, 25-Promised, 25-Railroader, 25 from 40-Rudik, 25-Smart Predator, 25-Type One, 25-Zuhair, 33-Argent Facile, 33-Bon Ami, 33-Flak Jacket, 33-Galloway Boy, 33-Get Stuck In, 33-Guinea Hunter, 33-Halmahera
Each-way ¼ odds places 1,2,3,4
The King George VI Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
4/7-Galileo, 5/2-Fantastic Light, 10-Anabaa Blue, 10-Morshdi, 14-Golan, 16-Grandera, 16-Golden Snake, 16-Hightori, 20-Millenary, 20-Mutafaweq, 20-Storming Home, 33-Sakhee, 40-Bonnard, 40-Broche, 40-Ela Athena, 40-Holding Court, 40-Lear Spear, 50-Ekraar, 50-Give The Slip, 50-Lucido, 50-Pebble Island, 66-Ice Dancer, 66-Mediterranean, 66-Shoal Creek, 100-Chimes At Midnight
Each-way 1/5 odds places 1,2,3.
STRATFORD'S BIGGEST EVER RECORDED ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY
Stratford Racecourse welcomed its biggest ever-recorded attendance at the Coventry Evening Telegraph Family raceday last Sunday.
Official crowd figures stood at 8,961, beating the previous record of 8,943 achieved at the Horse & Hound meeting on 31st May1975. Last Sunday's total did not include children, who were in abundance with all the free family entertainment on offer, which is thought to have pushed the total crowd figure to over the 12,000 mark.
Clerk of the Course Stephen Lambert said: "Indicators are that crowd figures during the early part of the century were huge, so we cannot claim to have hit a best ever total, but it is certainly the best attendance since proper records were kept. We are thrilled with this meeting, which has become a superb partnership with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, whose help and enthusiasm for this meeting has introduced so many newcomers to racing. This is the third year we have worked with the Coventry Evening Telegraph and its newsgroup and we are already planning next year's event, which we hope will be an even bigger event".
Stratford Racecourse will be holding an extra fixture next Tuesday afternoon, July 24th. The first race will be 2.10pm and the last race of the six race card will be at 4.40pm. Private boxes are available for £50 +VAT, while the Centre course will be closed for this meeting.
UTTOXETER BACK ON COURSE WITH NEW FIXTURE
Uttoxeter Racecourse has announced the date of a brand new replacement fixture on Tuesday 31st July.
The fixture will replace one of the ten meetings lost in recent months due to foot and mouth. Restrictions which have been in place since February have now been lifted, allowing business to get back to normal at Britain's finest country course.
In addition to the new date, a further nine fixtures are scheduled for the remainder of the year, starting with an evening racemeeting on Friday 24th August, and Countryside Day which will be held on Tuesday 28th August.
Admission starts at £5 for the Centre Course, £11 Tattersalls and £15 Daily Club. Under 16's are free when accompanied by an adult and car parking is also free. For further information, or to purchase tickets in advance, please call 01889 562561 or visit www.uttoxeterracecourse.co.uk.
THE ROLLIN' CLONES AT BEVERLEY RACECOURSE
The Sensational Rolling Stones tribute band, THE ROLLIN' CLONES, are paying a special visit to Beverley Racecourse on the evening of July 23rd at 9.10pm.
Recently returned from a tour of Ireland and following a highly successful race sponsorship and concert at Newbury Racecourse, the band will be performing their dynamic stage show.
Complete with backing singers (The Clonettes) and featuring Nobby Keys on Saxophone and the lovely Mari Unfaithful, the ‘CLONES' offer an evening full of classic Stones songs, colourful costumes and a touch of tongue-in-cheek humour!
With further tours abroad in planning, including possible visits to Canada and the Middle East, and with increasing demand for private and corporate functions, ‘THE ROLLIN' CLONES' are busy cementing their growing reputation as one of the world's finest tribute bands.
For booking details please contact the Beverley Racecourse on 01482 867488. Website address rollin-clones.com.
FRIDAY IS 'RED SHIRT NIGHT' AT PONTEFRACT
Pontefract's ninth annual 'Red Shirt Night' charity meeting on Friday evening (20 July) - the course's third and final evening fixture of the year - will raise revenue for The Injured Jockeys Holiday Fund, to once again send a party of disabled former jockeys to enjoy a holiday in Tenerife.
Famous for wearing his trademark red shirt at the races, former top northern trainer, Jack Berry, M.B.E. - whose son, Alan, now holds the licence at Moss Side Racing Stables at Cockerham near Lancaster - has been the major fund-raiser over the years for this worthy cause, in his capacity as a trustee of The Injured Jockeys Fund. His other son, Sam, was badly injured when riding over Jumps at Sedgefield in 1985.
The most valuable race on Friday evening is the £10,000-added Antonia Deuters Handicap Stakes over the sprint distance of five furlongs, sponsored once again by Mr & Mrs Chris Deuters - long-standing owners with Jack and Alan Berry.
Weatherbys Group Ltd. of Wellingborough, which provides many important services (both administrative and commercial) sponsor for the fourth time at this particular meeting - supporting a handicap race over one mile.
As usual, the racecourse will donate a sum to the Injured Jockeys Holiday Fund equivalent to the number of runners in each race.
Racing on Friday evening starts at 6.40 p.m. and Pontefract's popular creche facility will be in use, along with a selection of children's attractions. The Tom Roberts Jazz Band provide the evening's musical entertainment.
BETTING HIGHLIGHTED AT REDCAR'S SUNDAY MEETING
The first of Redcar's two Sunday meetings this season takes place this coming weekend (Sunday, 22 July), starting at 2.25 p.m.
Every race on the programme is sponsored by The National Joint Pitch Council, the principal race being the £10,000 National Joint Pitch Council Handicap Stakes, a contest for three-year-olds over one mile, three furlongs.
The NJPC is the organisation responsible for the administration of betting with bookmakers on all of Britain's racecourses. The NJPC's aim is to encourage and promote the development of the on-course betting markets in the ring and on the rails.
Prior to racing on Sunday, there will be a special NJPC 'Roadshow' from the Betting Information Unit, based in the Tattersalls betting ring - designed to entertain and inform racegoers about betting on-course.
There's a range of attractions for younger racegoers in the Family Enclosure, including the childrens' playground. Irish jazz band, 'Scarlet Heights' provide the musical entertainment.
Family Tickets for Redcar's forthcoming Sunday meeting on 12 August will be on sale at £4.50 into the Family Enclosure for two adults and children.
RIPON'S CHARITY SATURDAY
The 12th annual Institute of Journalists Royal Charter Meeting at Ripon on Saturday (21 July) will benefit several I.O.J. charities and The Newspaper Press Fund.
The principal race is The Ripon Bell-Ringer Stakes, a £10,000-added handicap contest over the extended one mile and a half.
Racing on Saturday begins at 2.30 p.m. with The Centaur Selling Stakes (one mile), supported for the seventh year by the Leeds-based company, Centaur Clothes, which once again provides a £200 clothing voucher to the person responsible for the best turned-out horse in the parade ring.
The Leeds Hospital Fund Handicap Stakes (one mile and a quarter) and The Posthouse Maiden Handicap Stakes (six furlongs) are also featured on Saturday, while The Institute of Journalists Maiden Stakes, a contest for two-year-olds over five furlongs, enjoys the support of the European Breeders Fund.
The Harrogate Band will entertain racegoers from Ripon's bandstand and the course's two playgrounds will be in use.
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink