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Monday, July 9, 2001



BEST PRICES FOR NEWMARKET TOMORROW




2.35pm H & K Commissions (Bookmakers) Handicap

Indian Plume - 11 WH
Glory Quest - 20 T, WH
Hail The Chief - 18 L
Honest Borderer - 12 T, WH
Iron Mountain - 9 L, T, WH
Topton - 12 WH
Quantum Leap - 14 L, T, WH
Zanay - 25 T
Night Sight - 40 L, T
Silk St John - 16 WH
Grand Bahamian - 66 T
Taffs Well - 8 L, T
Bold Raider - 9 T
Arpeggio - 20 L
So Tempting - 9 L, T
Sudra - 14 L
Derryquin - 16 T
Nomore Mr Niceguy - 16
Compradore - 33 L, T
Khaled - 50 L, T, WH

3.40 Princess of Wales's Pearl And Coutts Stakes

Holding Court - 16 L
Little Rock - 7 L
Sandmason - 9/2 L, T
Ekraar - 9 L
Lucido - 15/2 WH
Mutamam - 5 T
St Expedit - 7 L
Zinabad - 100/30 T, WH
Sunny Glen - 33 T

L=Ladbrokes T=Tote WH=William Hill



LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES




The Darley July Cup 12th July 2001 Newmarket

3-Mozart, 4(from 5)-Shibboleth, 8(from 12)-Pipalong, 9-Harmonic Way, 10-Three Points, 10-Cassandra Go, 10-Misraah, 10-Tillerman, 14-Primo Valentino, 14-Enthused, 14-Iron Mask, 14-Lincoln Dancer, 14-Superior Premium, 14-Volata, 16-Freud, 16-Vision Of Light, 16-Ishiguru, 16-Mount Abu, 20-Invincible Spirit, 20-Gorse, 25-Modigliani, 33-Fath, 33-Dietrich, 33-Funny Valentine, 50-Hurricane Floyd

Each way 1/5 the odds a place 1, 2, 3

Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup - 12th July 2001- Newmarket

8-Persiano, 9(from11)-Atavus, 9-Judicious, 10-Camberley, 10(from 12)-Entail 12-Border Subject, 12-Duke Of Modena, 12-Salty Jack, 14-Bold King, 14-Highland Reel, 14-Intricate Web, 14-Needwood Blade, 16-I Cried For You, 16-Lord Pacal, 16-Volontiers, 20-Amaranth, 20-Calcutta, 20-Digital, 20-Free Option, 20-Hand Chime, 20-Hilltop Warning, 20-Ile Michel, 20-Peacock Alley, 20-Premier Baron, 20-Putra Pekan, 20-True Night, 20-Whale Beach, 25-Ho Leng, 25-Labrett, 25-Patsy's Double, 25-Russian Rhapsody, 25-Zucchero, 28-Yarob, 33-Cretan Gift, 33-Lapwing, 33-Noble Pursuit, 33-Pays D'amour, 33-Peartree House, 40-Alpen Wolf, 40-Cosmic Millennium, 40-Deep Blue, 40-Jalindi. 40-Sloane, 50-Shatin Venture, 50-Sudra

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4

Vodafone Stewards Cup - 4th August 2001- Goodwood

10-Undeterred, 12-Seven No Trumps, 14-Nice One Clare, 16-Brevity, 16-Deep Space, 16-Mujado, 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-Misraah, 25-Night Haven, 25-Palace Affair, 25-Palanzo, 25-Polar Kingdom, 25-Promised, 25-Railroader, 25-Smart Predator, 25-Type One, 25-Zuhair

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4 others on request

John Smith's Cup Saturday 14th July 2001 York

6-Foreign Affairs, 8-Chem's Truce, 9-Mastermind, 10-Little Amin, 10-Pension Fund, 11-Kuster, 12-Man O'mystery, 14-Blue Sugar, 14-Riberac, 16-Ballet Master, 16-Bawsian, 16-Denise Margaret, 16-Pantar, 16-Prince Alex, 20-Golconda, 20-Gudlage, 20-Jedi Knight, 20-Parisien Star, 20-Pinchincha, 20-Sharp Play, 20-Zibeline, 25-Elsaamri, 25-Prize Winner, 25-Zafonium, 33-Octane, 40-Lermontov

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4



NEWMARKET READY FOR GREAT START TO JULY MEETING




A fascinating card opens the 2001 July Meeting at Newmarket tomorrow, with high-class older horses like HOLDING COURT, LITTLE ROCK, SANDMASON and LUCIDO contesting the £60,000 Princess of Wales's Pearl & Coutts Stakes (Group 2), and potential stars of the future, like SILENT HONOR in the £50,000 Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group 2) and DUBAI DESTINATION in the £8,000 Strutt & Parker Maiden Stakes, contesting the two year-old races.


Four highly-competitive handicaps complete the 7 race card which starts at 2.05pm. Gates open at 11.30am.


The going remains officially GOOD.


"After 36 hours of dry weather following all the rain on Saturday evening, it's drying up quickly out there and if it stays dry tonight it should be good, fast ground by tomorrow," said Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser, at 11.30am this morning (Monday)

"Tonight and tomorrow day are expected to be dry with only a small risk of showers. On Tuesday night and Wednesday we are forecast to have some heavy showers, but some sunshine as well and it is very much the same for Thursday. How much we rain we get and what the going will be for the Darley July Cup on Thursday is clearly very much in the lap of the gods."

As well as the racing tomorrow, the opening day of the meeting is also Ladies' Day. Chris Tarrant and his wife Ingrid will be judging the "Best Dressed Hat" competition, with the presentation taking place in the winner's enclosure after the first race. Other celebrity guests present will include Janet Street-Porter, Germaine Greer and Tony Hadley.


Tickets are available for all three days. The Members Enclosure costs £25 each day, Grandstand & Paddock £13 and the Family Enclosure just £5, with all accompanied children under 16 admitted free to all Enclosures and discounts for anyone aged 16-21.




DISCOVER RACING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED




A £10 million campaign, named "Discover Racing" was launched today to promote British horseracing. The campaign, funded by the Levy Board, is the sport's biggest promotion in its 300 year history.


The campaign has been organised by the Racing and Betting Marketing Group (RBMG) and its aim is to encourage more people to go racing. For the first time, there will be a centralised system for booking tickets at all Britain's 59 racecourses, on the website www.discover-racing.com. The website also contains lots of general information about going racing.


Celebrities supporting the campaign include Clare Balding, Frankie Dettori, Matthew Pinsent, Kirsty Gallacher, Sally Gunnell, John Parrot and Victor Obogu.




NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE AND DONCASTER COLLEGE FOR THE DEAF STUDENTS THANK ESF




Two Doncaster Colleges have joined forces in a unique venture to publicise the European Social Fund at a national level.


Students from the Northern Racing College and Doncaster College for the Deaf will present a card, signed by student beneficiaries from both organisations at Doncaster Races on Wednesday, 11 July.


This year the Northern Racing College is benefitting from a grant of £271,800 under Objective 3 of the European Social Fund. This project aims to help young people develop skills to find permanent jobs in the racing industry. Doncaster College for the Deaf is in receipt of a £498,000 grant this year.

In a joint statement, the Directors of the two colleges, Hartley Heard (Deaf College) and Jim Gale (NRC) said "The ESF cash grant is very welcome, both in recognising the importance of our work and in offering tangible support for our respective vocational training provision. In particular, the money is making a vital contribution towards helping unemployed deaf people and potential stable staff to realise their potential and to train for jobs and successful careers in the labour market."



TATTERSALLS MILLENNIUM PAINTING




The Tattersalls Millennium Painting, which is available from Tattersalls as a limited edition print for £100, is the first commissioned picture of a scene at Tattersalls Park Paddocks since those painted by Lionel Edwards and Peter Biegel in the 1960s.


Appropriately the painting is by the internationally acclaimed artist John King, whose friendship with Lionel Edwards influenced him to become a full time artist. Born at West Tytherley near Salisbury where he still lives, King specialises in equestrian and field sports scenes, as well as portraits, family groups, and recently an increasing number of bronzes.


Many of King's works have been reproduced as limited edition prints, his illustrations have appeared in Horse and Hound and Illustrated London News, and he has had 10 one-man exhibitions in London since 1966. In addition he has exhibited with the R. I., The Society of Wild Life Artists and is a founder member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.


King's most notable recent commission was to paint DUBAI MILLENNIUM for Sheikh Mohammed. The picture, which measures 16ft x 8ft and now hangs in the Emirates Tower Hotel in Dubai, is believed to be the largest equestrian picture to have been painted in the UK in the last 200 years.


The prints will be available from the Tattersalls Shop during Sales or through contacting Tattersalls directly.




LEVY BOARD ACTION




Lancashire-based Billam Bookmakers last month gave up their attempt to renew their bookmaker's permit.


The Wigan licensing magistrates had decided, at a renewal hearing last September, that the betting permit should not be renewed, following formal objections from the Levy Board, HM Customs & Excise and a local punter. All claimed that outstanding sums owed to them by Billam Bookmakers had not been paid.


Billam Bookmakers appealed against the decision at a Bolton Crown Court hearing on June 21 but, faced with representations from the original objectors, including Levy Board collections manager, Theresa Slattery, the company's directors withdrew their appeal. Court costs were awarded to the local punter.


Roger Haincock, Chief Financial Officer of the Levy Board, said: "Each year we take some dozen cases of non-compliance with the Levy Scheme to the Crown Courts. So far we have had a 100% success rate in applications for non-renewal of bookmakers' permits."

Paul Lates, a Director of the British Betting Office Association, commented: "Bookmakers that properly pay betting duty, the levy, other taxes and national insurance are unable to compete with operators of betting shops who fail to make some or all of these payments and thus can offer punters big concessions on bets. So I am pleased that the Levy Board takes action where necessary."



McGREAVY SETS UP BLOODSTOCK AGENCY




After more than 20 years working for Tattersalls, Europe's premier auction house, and a recent period as Sales Director at Newmarket's historic Egerton Stud, David McGreavy has set up a new bloodstock agency and racing consultancy company.


David McGreavy Bloodstock, based at Snailwell near Newmarket, will buy foals, yearlings, mares and racing prospects and manage owners' racing interests and breeding plans.


McGreavy was instrumental in establishing and developing the Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale, now the most successful auction of its kind in Europe.


He was also an auctioneer at Tattersalls for four years and the company's Head of Valuations, when his work included providing valuations for Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms for ten years.


McGreavy said: "After more than 20 years working closely with some of the most-respected and knowledgeable individuals in the bloodstock world, I am looking forward to the prospect of offering my services as an agent to others.


"As well as providing the traditional services of a bloodstock agent, I hope to be especially involved in managing owners' racing interests and acting as a consultant in this area."



42ND JOHN SMITH'S CUP TOPS THE BILL AT YORK




Britain's longest-established sponsored race on the Flat, the 42nd John Smith's Cup heads a quality seven-race programme at York on Saturday (14 July) - the second day of the July meeting on the Knavesmire. First run in 1960, this famous handicap contest over the extended mile and a quarter, one of Europe's most prestigious middle-distance handicap races, has a total prize fund of £135,000 for Saturday's renewal which should produce another memorable race similar to last year, when Sobriety defeated the well-backed Man O'Mystery by a head in literally the final stride.


Another large crowd is expected on one of the big days of York's sporting calendar, with the gates opening on Saturday at 11.30 a.m. The action on the track starts at 1.55 p.m. with The John Sarginson Median Auction Maiden Stakes for two-year-olds over six furlongs; Mr Sarginson is the recently-retired managing director of Newcastle Breweries, having served Scottish Courage for (appropriately!) 42 years.


Saturday's race titles emphasise the well-known brands of John Smith's Ltd. - The Foster's Silver Cup Rated Stakes (a £30,000 'Listed' handicap contest for stayers over a mile and threequarters), The Beck's Bier Maiden Fillies' Stakes (one mile and a half), The Kronenbourg 1664 Handicap Stakes (seven furlongs) and The Theakston Cool Cask Handicap Stakes (six furlongs). The final race on Saturday, The Keith Butler Nursery Handicap Stakes - a contest for two-year-olds over five furlongs - is named after a prize winner of John Smith's Ltd., who will enjoy a V.I.P. day out at York.


Racing on Friday (13 July) begins at 2.10 p.m., with the feature race being The £25,000 Stanley Racing Summer Stakes, a 'Listed' race over six furlongs for fillies and mares, supported for the fourth year by Stanley Racing, one of the largest bookmaking firms in the U.K. National housebuilders, Hearthstead Homes of Leeds return to York for the seventh year to support a valuable handicap contest over one mile. The company has a housing development at Yeadon, with sites about to begin at Thorner, Harrogate and Knaresborough.


Friday's opening race, The Mr. Kipling Exceedingly Good Stakes, a handicap contest for sprinters over five furlongs, is sponsored once again by Manor Bakeries Ltd. of Barnsley in support of The National Grocers Benevolent Fund which exists to provide financial aid for those people who have served in the grocery industry. The Yorkshire branch of the N.G.B.F. is once again responsible for Friday's fund-raising activities, which involves three other sponsored races - The John West Tuna Stakes (a Showcase Handicap contest over a mile and a half), The Cuisine de France Rated Stakes (a handicap race over one mile) and The Ramesys Maiden Stakes for two-year-olds over seven furlongs.


The giant ToteVision screen will enhance racegoers enjoyment of the action on both days, while York's free supervised creche facility, 'Colts & Fillies' is available on Saturday. The Minster FM Roadshow will be in full flow prior to racing in the Tattersalls enclosure on Saturday with the morning show broadcasting 'live' from the Knavesmire.


Adding to the atmosphere in the Course Enclosure is the 'Ebor Walkway' - a gallery of the colours of recent Tote-Ebor winners. With the closure of the Silver Ring, there is further space for racegoers in both the Tattersalls and Course Enclosures.


The popular 'Punters Panel', part of the Tote Partnership Initiative with the racecourse, takes place prior to racing on both days from the winners' podium to review the afternoon's action, while the Trend Betting Guide to the major races is featured in the full-colour racecard.


The Studford Leisure Jockeys' Championship at York is led by the defending British champion rider, Kevin Darley, with six winners so far this term on the Knavesmire, while five of the country's top trainers, including local heroes Mark Johnston and Tim Easterby, have each recorded two successes in the battle for the Minster Jaguar Trophy, presented to York's leading trainer.


The course will continue to observe the appropriate precautions against the inadvertent spread of foot & mouth disease.


The stage is set for an enthralling July meeting at York, so be sure to get there early.


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