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Wednesday, July 31, 2002


3-20 Goodwood - JPMorgan Goodwood Cup, 2m


Each Way: -1/5 Odds 1-2-3

3-50 Goodwood - King George V Stakes, 5F


Each Way: -1/5 Odds 1-2-3



Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Kieren Fallon 2 1 1
Richard Hughes 1 2 2
Michael Hills 1 1 -


Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Mark Johnston 2 3 1
Barry Hills 2 1 -
David Nicholls 2 - -
Amanda Perrett 2 - -



Rock Of Gibraltar equalled Mill Reef’s 30-year-old record of six consecutive Group 1 victories when landing the Sussex Stakes in a canter by two lengths from last year’s winner Noverre.

The winner carries the colour of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who said: ”I’d have been happy to have been second to Mill Reef, to achieve six in a row is unbelievable. This is a different type of excitement from football, at the football I’m meant to be in control. I told Mick I would fine him for contempt today!”

Possible future races for Rock Of Gibraltar such as the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Mile are likely to clash with football engagements but Ferguson reasoned: “I think I am due a couple of sick days after 28 years!”

Trainer Aidan O’Brien added: “The horse just has so much class. It was his first run back after a break and he was a bit heavy as a result, they all improve for a run after having a break.

“Today was a big thing for us because if he had been well beaten we would have known the three-year-olds were not up to scratch. They look a decent bunch now though.

“He’s in the two Group 1s at York over a mile and a quarter (Juddmonte International) and five furlongs (Nunthorpe) and it is unusual to have a horse that you wouldn’t mind running in either. He was proving hard to pull up today.

“He’s just top-class and has come through all his tests. It’s very rare to have a horse that doesn’t mind any distance or going. The only reason we put pacemakers in the races is to give the best horse a chance of winning.

“He was always a top colt and the only times he has ever been beaten was when he couldn’t get out in the Coventry and then at Doncaster when Mick learned how to ride him.

“We have all heard about Mill Reef and seen the videos so this is great.”

Several inmates at Ballydoyle have been coughing and O’Brien added: “Obviously his scope was clean, which was why we let him take his chance, but that doesn’t mean he’s not harmed. It’s obviously a big worry when the horses are down.”

Mick Kinane added: “It was the best performance of the horse’s career and I was surprised how well the horse was, he was wanting to buck and kick on the way down.

“When I looked through my legs Sir Alex told me he should have fined me for contempt!”



Mick Kinane, who rode Rock Of Gibraltar to victory, said: “That was a great performance , he is the ultimate racehorse.

“I was amazed at him going down (to the start) today, he wanted to have a buck and a kick. He was just full of himself. He was so well and so happy to be here.

“It is very hard to find that quality in horses. He loves to come and do his work.

“We have gone a nice pace and I knew that Johnny (Murtagh on No Excuse Needed) was always going to sit behind me and creep along. I just had a look to see where he was so I could see how much he had up his sleeve. The last time I had a look I thought he was in trouble and so I said ‘come on Alex’.

“No matter how quick the others go, Rock Of Gibraltar is always in control.

“He just lost his concentration pulling up and slipped a bit but we got it together.”



“He has run a really good race, all the more so as this was his first run since the Lockinge,” said Godolphin’s Simon Crisford after Noverre had gone down to Rock of Gibraltar in the Sussex Stakes.

And Crisford immediately paid tribute to the winner by saying that “any horse who can win six Group One races in a row as he has done must be brilliant.”

The Godolphin plan is now to step Noverre up in trip. “We have been waiting for some time to run him over a longer distance, but there just have not been the opportunities,” Crisford added. “But the time to do so is coming pretty soon now and we shall certainly look at the Juddmonte International at York for him.”

Richard Hannon was very pleased with the display by third-placed Reel Buddy, but he would have liked a bigger field for his colt. “He would have been able to get some cover if there had been more runners, but as it was with only five in the field he just did not settle.

“If he had done so I am sure he would have been second,” Hannon added, though he made no claims to thinking that Reel Buddy would have won.

“He has spent too much of his time running over six furlongs, because one of his owners wanted to keep him to that trip after he had won over it first time out this year.

“But I am sure he is really a miler and there is Group 111 race over that distance in him. We have not yet entered him in anything like that, but the plan will have to try him in Group 111s and then maybe in Group 11 over a mile. He is a very good horse.”


3 ch c Danehill (USA) - Offshore Bloom (Be My Guest (USA))
Form: 1611211-1111 Owner: Sir Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE
Breeder: Joe Crowley, Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien Jockey: Mick Kinane

Rock of Gibraltar
One of the top two-year-olds in Europe last year when winning five of his seven starts, Rock Of Gibraltar was rated 7lb behind his stablemate Johannesburg in the International Classifications. He was bred in partnership by his trainer Aidan O’Brien, the trainer’s wife Anne-Marie and her father Joe Crowley, and made a winning debut at the Curragh in April, 2001, and then had a very unlucky run when unplaced in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, but soon put that misfortune behind him when beating stable companion Hawk Wing, in the Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Derby day. That day Rock of Gibraltar started at 1/2 and Hawk Wing was a 12/1 shot. After that Rock of Gibraltar won the Gimcrack at York by three lengths from Ho Choi, but then could not manage the 4lb concession to Dubai Destination in the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. He soon resumed winning days, though, with a decisive success in heavy ground in the Group 1 Grand Criterium at Longchamp over Bernebeau and ended his season with a battling victory over his stablemates Landseer and Tendulkar in the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, showing real determination to win by a short head and a head. Rock Of Gibraltar has not looked back this season and today became the only horse since Mill Reef in 1971 to win six Group One races in succession in the Sussex Stakes. Rock Of Gibraltar began this season by holding off his fast-finishing stablemate Hawk Wing in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas on May 4. He followed up with an effortless victory from stablemate Century City in the Irish equivalent three weeks later and beat another Ballydoyle inmate, French 2,000 Guineas winner Landseer, when taking the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18.
Race Record: Starts: 11; 1st: 9; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 0; Win & place prize money: £1,014,088

Sir Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier
Although a major trophy may have eluded the team last season, Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest modern-day football manager, bringing a string of high-profile championships to Manchester United in past years. Ferguson, who earlier this year abandoned plans to retire and signed a new three-year contract at Old Trafford, hails from Glasgow, where his father was keen on racing. Guided by the Manchester United-supporting Mike Dillon, head of communications at Ladbrokes, Ferguson bought his first yearling in 1997 and his first runner was the Ed Dunlop-trained Candleriggs, who raced as a two-year-old in 1998. But much his best horse to date has been Rock Of Gibraltar, winner of five Group 1 races - last season’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes and Grand Criterium at Longchamp, and this year’s St James’s Palace Stakes as well as both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas. Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Not only is she married to the most powerful man in the bloodstock world, she is a daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O’Brien, and sister of another Derby winning trainer, David O’Brien, while another brother, Charles, is also a successful handler. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and breeder, teamed up with Vincent O’Brien and owner Robert Sangster with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler’s Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred and this provided the financial foundations for Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary. Magnier, who has a stake in Manchester United with friend J P McManus, is in overall charge at Coolmore, which has huge offshoots in America and Australia, and is proprietor of Ballydoyle, the magnificent training base of Aidan O’Brien. With Sangster now racing mainly home-breds, Magnier found a new partner in the 1990s with whom to resume the search for potential stallions, former bookmaker Michael Tabor. Entrepreneur in the 1997 Sagitta 2000 Guineas provided the Tabor/Magnier team with a first British classic success, and they also won that season’s Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. Tabor first tasted classic success with Thunder Gulch in the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Other major wins include the Sagitta 2000 Guineas in 1998 with King Of Kings and this year with Rock Of Bibraltar, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe plus the 2000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes with Montjeu, a run of five consecutive Group 1 successes in 2000 from Giant’s Causeway, last season Galileo won the Vodafone Derby, Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Imagine took the Vodafone Oaks, Milan landed the St Leger, Mozart become champion sprinter and the owners totally dominated the two-year-old division, led by the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Johannesburg. This season’s multitude of big-race wins include the Vodafone Derby and Irish Derby with High Chaparral, English and Irish 2,000 Guineas withe Rock Of Gibraltar, French 2,000 Guineas with Landseer and the Coral Eurobet Eclipse with Hawk Wing. Coolmore Stud also oned a majority share in Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner Golan.
Sue Magnier’s Sussex Stakes wins: 1998 AMONG MEN, 2000 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, 2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

Aidan O’Brien IRE
Born in Wexford on October 16, 1969, Aidan Patrick O’Brien has been phenomenally successful in his relatively short training career. After a spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore, which offered the precocious O’Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the young trainer’s namesake and legendary Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien had enjoyed so much success. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British classic runner, King Of Kings won the Sagitta 2000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day’s Sagitta 1000 Guineas and went on to land the Vodafone Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed in since through the likes of Giant’s Causeway (five successive Group 1s in 2000), Second Empire, Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches last season that yielded 23 Group 1 successes headed by the English and Irish Derbys, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, with Galileo. Other classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Vodafone Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O’Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division and Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders’ Cup success in the Juvenile at Belmont Park in October. It has been business as usual this year with Rock Of Gibraltar winning the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, the Irish equivalent and St James’s Palace Stakes, High Chaparral winning the Vodafone Derby from stablemate Hawk Wing and leading home a 1-2-3 for the stable in the Irish Derby, Landseer landing the French 2,000 Guineas and Hawk Wing beating fellow Ballydoyle inmate Sholokhov in the Coral Eurobet Eclipse. O’Brien now concentrates almost entirely on the Flat but he was crowned champion National Hunt trainer in Ireland for the first five seasons since he took out his licence in the 1993/4 campaign and he trained the brilliant Istabraq, who retired in March, to win three Smurfit Champion Hurdles.

Sussex Stakes wins: 2000 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, 2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

Michael Kinane
Born in Co Tipperary on June 22, 1959, Michael Kinane rode his first winner on March 19, 1975, at Leopardstown on Muscari and served his apprenticeship with Liam Browne. He was champion Irish apprentice in 1978 and has been Irish champion jockey 11 times, most recently in 1999 with 92 successes. He was first jockey to Dermot Weld from 1984 until 1998 and is now retained by Aidan O’Brien. Kinane, who regularly spends his winters riding in Hong Kong, partnered the O’Brien-trained King Of Kings to win the 1998 Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, his second consecutive victory in the classic, following Entrepreneur in 1997. He also partnered Tirol for Richard Hannon to take the first colts’ classic in 1990. He has won many of the world’s top races, including the Vodafone Derby in 1993 on Commander In Chief and last year on Galileo, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1989 on Carroll House and in 1999 on Montjeu, the 1993 Melbourne Cup on Vintage Crop, the 1990 Belmont Stakes on Go And Go and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes four times (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo). Kinane pulled off the Vodafone Derby/Vodafone Oaks double last year with Galileo and Imagine. He also won his first Irish Derby last season aboard Galileo and only had to wait 12 months for his second success in the Curragh classic when scoring on High Chaparral in June. Sussex Stakes Wins: 1998 AMONG MEN, 2000 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, 2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR


Middleham trainer Mark Johnston has almost made the JPMorgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup, showpiece of tomorrow’s card, his own in recent years, having won four of the last seven renewals.

The brilliant Double Trigger was responsible for three of those victories, including when beating his full-brother Double Eclipse by a neck in 1995, while dual Gold Cup winner Royal Rebel added to the stable’s record two years ago.

Last season, Johnston had to settle for second place when Double Honour finished runner-up to Persian Punch and the four-year-old bids to go one better tomorrow, coming to Goodwood in excellent form on the back of a 16-length success at Hamburg on July 2.

Keith Dalgleish partners Double Honour while stablemate And Beyond will be ridden by Kevin Darley. And Beyond, winner of last year’s Group 3 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot, prevailed by a neck in a Listed event at Chantilly on June 28.

Last year’s winner Persian Punch, one of the most popular horses in training, bids to land another Goodwood victory at the age of nine. He finished sixth to Royal Rebel in the Gold Cup on his most recent start.

Godolphin won the JPMorgan Goodwood Cup in 1999 with Kayf Tara and trainer Saeed bin Suroor looks to have a fair chance of adding to that record with Hatha Anna, who did not get a clear run when fourth in the Gold Cup last month on his seasonal debut.

It is more than a quarter of a century since Sir Michael Stoute last won the race, with Girandole in 1975, and he is represented by the late Lord Weinstock’s Cover Up, winner of the 2m 6f Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out.

Local trainer Amanda Perrett, whose father Guy Harwood won two Goodwood Cups, steps Bangalore up from handicap company after his success in the Northumberland Plate last time out, while Goodwood director John Dunlop has booked Johnny Murtagh for Give Notice, who finished fifth in the Gold Cup following his success in Ascot’s Sagaro Stakes on May 1.

Jardines Lookout and Bosham Mill were respectively ninth and 11th in the Gold Cup last time out while John Gosden’s Chester handicap winner Charley Bates is the only three-year-old in the field, representing an age group last successful when Lucky Moon scored in 1990.



Hugs Dancer repeated his success of 12 months ago when landing the longest race of Glorious Goodwood, the 2m 5f Marriott Hotels Goodwood Stakes, by three quarters of a length from Greenhope.

“He’s a lovely old horse and he’ll be having another go at this next year,” said the winning trainer James Given. “It’s great to have a horse like this who is only rated 75 but can have a go at these valuable races. Any talk of him going jumping can be quashed right now.

“He’s done so well this year, winning the Cumberland Plate and then finishing foruth in the Northumberland Plate 48 hours later. He is truly versatile and has speed as well. He switches off and just creeps, creeps and creeps his way forward.

“There was a bit of a heart-stopping moment when Dean (McKeown) had to switch over to get the rail but that probably won the race.

“He has 7st 7lb in the Ebor and I think would need a few to come out above him, although a 7lb penalty would help him to get in.

“A mile and a half isn’t a problem to him so I think he will suited by a mile and six at York.”



“Kieren says that he must run in the (Tote) Cesarewitch and you can’t argue with him when he speaks like that,” said Nicky Henderson after Greenhope had gone down by three-quarters of a length to repeat winner Hug’s Dancer in the marathon opener.

“It was a pity for him that the rain came; he loves fast ground and yesterday’s going would have been ideal for him,” added the trainer. “But he has run really well and after what Kieren has said we shall have to keep him going and hope for fast ground at Newmarket.”

Mark Johnston was equally happy with the effort by third-placed Mana d’Argent, who is one of the stable’s entries in the Tote Ebor at York next month.

“He is certainly a possible for that, and he is also in at Chester on Sunday, but they have had a lot of rain in the North and it could be too soft for him,” said the trainer.

“I walked part of the course with Willie Carson before racing and felt that the best ground for him was on the far rail, so I told Keith (Dalgleish) to try to get there in the straight,” Johnston added.

“But then when he tried to get there he was a bit squeezed out and he had to come out again, and so he did not quite get the ground I thought he would have enjoyed.”



“He has worked like a lazy horse at home, but he is clearly getting the message and Frankie (Dettori) was very pleased with the way he won at Newbury last time,” said David Loder after Dublin, the apparently lesser fancied of his two runners in the race, had battled home in the Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes.

“He began on the all weather because he seemed to work better on that than on grass at home, but he had to move up to the turf sometime and he won well at Newbury,” Loder added, admitting that Dettori had felt that stablemate Silver Seeker, whom Dettori chose to ride, had disappointed in finishing only eighth.

“Silver Seeker works like a really good horse at home, but he has not transferred that to the racecourse,” said the trainer. “The idea was to settle the pair of them last and last and hope that they would not stay there. Luckily one of them didn’t.

“Jamie (Spencer) was very pleased with Dublin,” Loder went on. “He did really well to get through that narrow gap and he is clearly a colt who is going the right way.

“The Godolphin policy with the two-year-olds is to supplement them for the Group 1 races if they are good enough. The Champagne Stakes at Doncaster or the National Stakes at the Curragh would seem to be the races to consider for Dublin now, though of course I shall have to talk to Sheikh Mohammed about the plans.”

Dublin’s performance inevitably produced prices for next year’s Sagitta 2000 Guineas, with the top price offered being the Tote’s 33-1. Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Hills were more impressed and offered only 25-1, with Hills reporting that their 33-1 had been taken.



Mark Johnston’s well-backed Bourbonnais went down by a length and a quarter to Dublin, also sporting the Sheikh Mohammed silks, in the Group 3 Champagne Victor Stakes.

“I’m happy enough with that and there are no excuses,” said Johnston. “He’s a scopey horse and the sky is the limit with him. I entered him in the Royal Lodge and the Chanpagne Stakes at Doncaster this morning and of the two races I think I would be favouring the Royal Lodge, but I imagine he’ll run somewhere before that.

“I think he wants a mile now but Kevin (Darley) said he had a lot of early speed so seven furlongs wouldn’t inconvenience him.

“Two months ago I wouldn’t have said he was in my top 20 two-year-olds, and that is a good sign. He now stands out from the crowd, which he didn’t do a few weeks ago.”

Third-placed Sarayat could now step back in trip. “He ran a super race but maybe six furlongs could be better for him,” said trainer Michael Jarvis. “I thought he’d beaten the second horse but he just came back. He’s bred to be a two-year-old and is probably my most precocious juvenile but I have lots of nice ones for the second half of the season.”



Having won one valuable handicap sponsored by the Tote, Dawn Invasion could be in line for another after his battling defeat of front-running Waverley in the Tote Gold Trophy.

He now gets a 7lb penalty to add to his 7st 8lb for the Tote Ebor at York next month, and the sponsors put him in at 16-1 for that race. Paddy Power put him in at the same price, and Coral are two points shorter.

“We shall certainly look at the Ebor, but we shall have to see how he takes this race before we commit him to it,” said his trainer Amanda Perrett, who won the big York handicap with Give The Slip two years ago.

“The Ebor is a very tough race for a three-year-old, but this horse reminds me a lot of Give The Slip, so maybe he will be good enough and tough enough to win it as well.”

Mrs. Perrett said that Dawn Invasion, one of the rare winners for Prince Khalid Abdullah not to have been bred by his Juddmonte operation, was certainly helped by the overnight rain which eased the ground.

“That helped him a bit,” she said, before explaining that things had not gone Dawn Invasion’s way when he was beaten at Windsor last time. “He did not get the best of runs that day, but he learned a lot from it and is a nice colt going the right way.”

Teddy Beckett, racing manager for Prince Khalid, was delighted with the way that the owner’s retained jockey Richard Hughes had got a good early position on the winner.

“Being drawn 2, as he was, it was essential that he got out quickly and was able to have a handy position all the way. If you don’t get out from a draw like that you are soon shuffled back to last.”



Burton Agnes Stud’s home-bred Mamounia followed up on her Newmarket victory three weeks ago to take the Weatherbys Bank Fillies’ Rated Stakes by a length and three quarters from Another Secret.

“She got a nice early lead which helped,” said winning trainer Barry Hills. “We were thinking of stepping her up to a mile and a quarter after Newmarket but we’ll probably go back to a mile now. It just depends on what I can find for her.

“She’s tough, consistent and improving and I think she will have to go for something a bit better than this shortly.”



Barry Hills followed his success with Mamounia by going on to an immediate double as Judhoor easily justified her price of 2-5 by taking the maiden juvenile fillies’ heat from front-running Garmoucheh. Michael Hills was on Mamounia, but his brother Richard took over on this winner as he is the retained jockey for the filly’s owner-breeder Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum.

“She is not very big but the best things often come in small parcels, and I think she will be well suited by a move up in trip. Seven furlongs will suit her and the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket will fit in nicely,” said the trainer.

Hills also trains Fancy Lady, who beat her stablemate at Newmarket last time and is due to run here on Friday in the Bexley Nursery.

“She is in that race on a mark of 92, but she has gone up to 96 after Russian Rhythm (the current 1000 Guineas favourite), who beat her first time out, won so well at Ascot last weekend, so she appears to be 4lb well in this week,” said the trainer.



The Dandy Nicholls-trained Zuhair amazingly won the concluding Charlton Stakes for a fourth consecutive year when justifying 7/2 favouritism under the trainer’s wife Alex Greaves.

“He lights up like a Christmas tree when he comes here,” said Nicholls. “They might name the race after him next year. You can never be confident with this horse because he has to come from so far behind but today he was always going easily.

“I think we got him when he was five and he just pays his way every year. He runs again on Friday and if he gets a decent draw he will be hard to beat.

Zuhair has won six times in all at Goodwood and five times at the Festival Meeting, with the other success coming in the Stewards’ Sprint Stakes, the race he is going for on Friday.

Mick Mullineaux, trainer of runner-up Talbot Avenue, said: “He is only the second runner I have had at Goodwood and the first was when he was second last year. It was a pity that the rain came because he is at his best on firmer ground and I was in two minds about running him. He ran well and was a bit unlucky at Sandown last week and he is really only just coming to himself.

“He is in at our local course, Chester, on Sunday but I am afraid that after all the rain it’ll be too soft for him there but I am delighted with this effort.”


The Tote turnover for the second day was marginally down on that of 12 months ago at £546,894. This was a drop of 1.8% on the 2001 figure of £556,709.


Paul Hanagan was suspended for one day (August 9) after being found guilty of careless riding on Miss Opulence, who finished fifth in the Weatherbys Bank Fillies’ Rated Stakes. The stewards felt that Miss Opulence had interfered with Twilight Mistress.


Richard Hannon’s stable has taken a narrow lead in the Vodafone Stable Staff Challenge after the second day. They have 200 points, five in front of first day leader Mark Johnston. Barry Hills is third on 135, with Dandy Nicholls (110) and Amanda Perrett (100) the only others to have broken three figures.


At the end of racing on Wednesday, the Goodwood going remains:


Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course and General Manager, said: “We’ll just have to see what the weather does overnight. There is a forecast of showers and perhaps a heavy downpour. If we got showers then that would just freshen the course up.

“Tomorrow the forecast is for a mixture of sunshine and showers.”


Charlie Fawcus, who retired in May after more than 30 years service for the racing team of the Daily Mirror, was the special guest at the Goodwood raceweek media party at Goodwood House last (Tuesday) night, being presented with a silver salver.

He joined the Mirror in 1971 after having spent seven years with the Sporting Chronicle, and was a superb ambassador for that paper during that long time. For many years he wrote under the byline of Bouverie, acquiring that as a nickname among his colleagues who continued to address him like that even when he moved up to being the paper’s top man and writing as Newsboy.

In that role he was virtually a one man band. He covered all the big meetings, tipped for every race on every single day that he was working and travelled all over the world in the paper’s service. You often wondered how much the paper’s powers that be appreciated all his efforts. They were, though, acknowledged when he won the Sporting Life’s naps table in 1986.

During all that time he was the essence of unflappability and he was hugely liked and admired by all his friends and colleagues. He has never had an enemy in the world and neither should he have.
He was the essence of unflappability, and just about the only time you ever saw him angry was on the golf course on the occasions (not many of them) when what was meant to be a raking drive down the middle trickled ignominiously into a bunker 50 yards from the tee.

Charlie was bred to be a racing man, as his father Jack, who was killed in a car crash in the 1960s, was a top class jockey, first as an amateur and then as a professional, and later a very successful trainer. In his riding days he was twice placed in the Grand National, on Cooleen and Bachelor Prince, and his best win as a trainer came when Flush Royal landed the Cesarewitch.

Charlie followed in his father’s footsteps in the saddle as well, riding winners on the flat and over jumps, and has been good enough to be put up by such top judges of a rider as Richard Hannon, David Elsworth and Toby Balding. He still rides out for Richard Hannon when he is at home, and when he is racing at Newmarket he gets up at crack of dawn to do so for Lydia Pearce.

Only once has he ever really blown his top. At a dinner party in Newmarket he was drawn next to a well refreshed man who was convinced that Mick Kinane spent his winters driving Joe Naughton’s runners from Epsom to the races on the all weather.

Charlie stood for all this and other nonsense, but when the man declared that “all races are fixed except the five classics”, Charlie finally had had too much. He told the man exactly what he thought of the drivel he had been spouting and you have never seen a balloon more effectively pricked. The final dismissal came with one of Charlie’s favourite derogatory words. “You are a complete pillock,” he said, and the audience cheered.


There was some heavy rain in the area overnight and the going for the second day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting is now


“We had a stormy night and nine millimetres (about 1/3rd of an inch) of rain,” said clerk of the course and general manager Rod Fabricius.

“The rain came between 1.30 and 4am and it was very welcome as far as the ground was concerned, though there were no complaints about the going yesterday,” said Fabricius.

“At 6am you could not see the final furlong pole because of thick mist, and it would have been impossible to race then. It did not clear until about 9am, but the outlook is that though there are some showers around things should gradually brighten through the day.

“The worst of the weather should be gone by this evening, and the outlook is then for sunshine and showers, and a fresher and cooler atmosphere as we get towards the end of the week.”


The first day crowd of 14,100 was down by 500 (4%) on last year’s. “This is inevitably a bit disappointing, but we had glorious weather last year and I think that this time some people were probably put off by the forecast of thunderstorms,” said Rod Fabricius.


Hug’s Dancer has been well backed to repeat his success of last year in the opening Marriott Hotels Goodwood Stakes (2.15), and has been cut from 9-2 to 7-2 by Paddy Power, to the same price from 5-1 by the Tote and from 9-2 to 4-1 by Victor Chandler. Hills are even shorter and have brought him in from 9-2 to 100-30, and in the same race Powers have trimmed Greenhope from 9-2 to 4-1. Hills are laying that horse at 9-2.

Powers have had money in the Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes (2.45) for Norse Dancer, who is in from 4-1 to 9-2, and the outsider Reel Buddy has been popular with Chandlers in the Sussex Stakes (3.20) from 50-1 to half that price, and an even more outside wager has been that on Sahara Desert with Hills where he is at 66-1 from 150-1.

There has been plenty of activity in the Tote Gold Trophy (3.50), with Sentinel in demand with Chandler (5-1 to 4-1) and Powers (9-2 to 4-1). Chandlers have also laid Dune from 10-1 to 8-1 and Distinction from 13-2 to 9-2 and the Tote have seen support for Total Turtle, forcing him in by three points from 12-1. Sentinel and Total Turtle are in demand with Hills at 9-1 and 11-1 respectively.

Kathinka has been in demand with Powers (8-1 to 13-2) and Chandler (8-1 to 5-1) in the Weatherbys Bank Rated Fillies Stakes (4.25), and Mamounia is another Power fancy in this race, coming in from 9-2 to 4-1. Kathinka is also Hills’ best backed horse of the day and she is in from 8-1 to 11-2 with them, while Ladbrokes have brought the filly in from 8-1 to 6-1.

Two of Dandy Nicholls’ runners in the Charlton Handicap (5.35) have also caught the eye. Chandlers have cut Flak Jacket from 10-1 to 8-1 and Blackheath from 14-1 to 9-1. The Tote have reduced Blackheath by four points to 10-1, as have Powers, who have also brought in Flak Jacket by two points to 8-1. Ladbrokes have cut Blackheath by six points from their morning 16-1.

Bourbonnais has been in demand with Ladbrokes for the Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes and is in from 9-1 to 6-1, and the Rayners Lane firm also report good business for Sentinel (9-2 from 6-1) and Celtic Ballet (14-1 to 10-1) in the Tote Gold Trophy.



CLASS C, for three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-95, 2 miles 5 furlongs, total prize fund £37,500. Penalties, after July 20th, a winner 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £21,750; 2nd: £8,250; 3rd: £4,125; 4th: £1,875; 5th: £937; 6th: £562

1 HUGS DANCER (J White) James Given 5-9-06 Dean McKeown [7] 7-2fav
2 GREENHOPE (Lynn Wilson, Giles Wilson and Martin Landau) Nicky Henderson 4-9-07 Kieren Fallon [6] 5-1
3 MANA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 5-9-10 Keith Dalgleish [12] 9-2
4 ALBERICH (M Patel) Tony Newcombe 7-8-09 Luke Fletcher (7) [9]
5 ARABIAN MOON (Byerley Bloodstock) Simon Dow 6-9-10 Darryll Holland [3]
6 GALLEON BEACH (Centaur Racing Ltd) Andy Streeter 5-8-04 Richard Quinn [10]
7 LORD JIM (Soo Thomas) Gerard Butler 10-9-06 Eddie Ahern [2]
8 AMBRY (Raymond Gross, Adrienne Gross) Gary Moore 5-7-07 Fran Ferris (5) [11]
9 FATEHALKHAIR (R Wagner) Brian Ellison 10-8-10 Paul Hanagan [8]
10 KALUANA COURT (Derek & Cheryl Holder) Richard Price 6-7-05 Richard Thomas (7) [1]
11 XELLANCE (The Five Nations Partnership) Barry Leavy 5-9-02 Johnny Murtagh [4]
PU GRAND FROMAGE (Jenny Powell) Paul Webber 4-8-13 John Carroll [5]

12 ran Distances: 3/4, 3, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, nk, 8, 3, 29, dist Time: 4 minutes 32.68 seconds Breeding:
Cadeaux Genereux - Embracing (Reference Point) Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management Ltd Tote: Win: £4.10; Places: £1.80; £2.00; £1.80 Exacta: £18.50

Winning Trainer - Name: James Given MRCVS
Born: June 10, 1966 Date of first licence: November 1998
Previously: Qualified vet, assistant to Mark Johnston
Trains at: Stafford’s Yard, Willoughton, Lincs
Wins 1998-2001: 0; 8; 17; 20 Horses in training (2001-02): 65; 83 First Goodwood winner: Hug’s Dancer (Marriott Hotels Goodwood Stakes, August 1, 2001) Total Goodwood wins: 2 (2 at July Meeting) Wins this season: 18

Winning jockey:-Name: McKeown, Dean Russell.

Date of birth: 5/2/60
Apprenticeship: With Peter Robinson, Patrick Haslam, Lord Huntingdon, and Bill O'Gorman.

Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1987 Balthus, 1989 Rambo’s Hall, 1992 Rambo’s Hall), Queen Mary Stakes (1990 On Tiptoes).

Wins (1982-2001): 20,10,2,1,21,20,59,86,87,72,59,67,31,38,45,54,50,42,38,34
First Goodwood win: BBC Radio Sussex & BBC Radio Surrey Claiming Stakes, June 11, 1993) Goodwood winners: 4 (3 at July Meeting)
Wins this season: 31


Group Three, Class A, £50,000 guaranteed, 7f, for 2yo. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty value: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 DUBLIN (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [2] 11-1
2 BOURBONNAIS (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Kevin Darley [1] 6-1
3 SARAYAT (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2-8-11 Philip Robinson [5] 10-1
4 NORSE DANCER (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-8-11 Richard Quinn [4] 7-2fav
5 NEWFOUNDLAND (Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 2- 8-11 Mick Kinane [6]
6 HILBRE ISLAND (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Pat Eddery [10]
7 TIZZY MAY (J May) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill [3]
8 SILVER SEEKER (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori [7]
9 SUMMERLAND (Robert Sangster & Sue Magnier) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [8]
10 NEW WISH (Salem Suhail) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Steve Drowne [9]

10 ran Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 3/4, 2, 1, 1, 1 Time: 1 minute 27.58 seconds Breeding: Carson City - Lustre (Halo) Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Tote: Win: £10.70; Places: £2.90; £2.50; £4.00 Exacta: £63.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Loder, David Richard
Date of birth: 26/1/64 First trainer's licence: 25/9/1992Previous occupation: assistant trainer to Geoff Wragg; Wins in a season (1992-2001):2:45:39:48:58:56:61:1:3:42 Horses in training:(1993-2001): 35,53,n/r,86,122,90, n/r,n/r, n/r Major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy), Italian Derby (1996 Bahamian Knight), Jersey Stakes (1996 Lucayan Prince), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1996 Bianca Nera), Prix Jean Prat (1997 Starborough), Prix Morny (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Irish 2000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince), Princess Margaret Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy, 1998 Mythical Girl), Prix du Moulin (1998 Desert Prince), May Hill Stakes (1998 Calando), Prix d’Aumale (1998 Saytarra), Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes (2001 Naheef, 2002 Dublin) First Goodwood winner: Doyella (June 20, 1997) Total Goodwood wins: 5 (2 at July Meeting) Wins this season: 8

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin) Wins (1998-2001): 3,8,78,112
First Goodwood win: Rizerie (Celer et Audax Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, June 30, 2000) Goodwood wins: 16 (5 at July Meeting) Wins this season: 44


Group One, Class A, one mile, £265,000 guaranteed, for 3yo and upwards. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo and upwards colts and geldings 9st 7lb; fillies 9st 4lb. Penalty value: 1st: £153,700; 2nd: £58,300; 3rd: £29,150; 4th: £13,250; 5th: £6,625; 6th: £3,975

1 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (Sir Alex Ferguson & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 3-8-13 Mick Kinane [3] 8-13fav
2 NOVERRE (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori [4] 3-1
3 REEL BUDDY (Speedlith Group) Richard Hannon 4-9-07 Richard Hughes [5] 33-1
4 NO EXCUSE NEEDED (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-07 Johnny Murtagh [1]
5 SAHARA DESERT (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien(IRE) 3-8-13 Paul Scallan [2]

5 ran Non-runner: No. 4 Shoal Creek Distances: 2, 2, 1 3/4, 3 Time: 1 minute 38.29 seconds Breeding:
Danehill - Offshore Boom (Be My Guest) Breeder: Joe Crowley and Mr and Mrs Aidan O’Brien Tote: Win: £1.60; Places: £1.20; £1.60 Exacta: £2.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien British Classic wins: (7) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), Rothmans Royals St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johanesburg), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev), St James Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesberg), Grand Criterium (2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter) Wins in Britain 2000-2001: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money) Wins in 2002 Season (In Britain): 8 First Goodwood winner: Orpen (EBF Richard Baerlein Maiden Stakes, August 1, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 5 (4 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Sussex Stakes (1998 Among Men, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing) Wins in Britain in 2001: 26 Wins in Ireland in 2001: 78 (runner-up tp Pat Smullen) Wins This Season in Britain: 10 First Goodwood win: Allez Cyrano (Kinrara H’cap, July 28, 1994) Goodwood winners: 14 (10 at July Meeting)


Class C, for three-year-olds rated 0-100, 1 mile 4 furlongs, £70,000 total prize fund. Penalties, after July 20th, a winner 4lb, of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty value 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1 DAWN INVASION (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 3-9-07 Richard Hughes [2] 12-1
2 WAVERLEY (Lord Margadale) Hughie Morrison 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [7] 20-1
3 DISTINCTION (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-04 Kieren Fallon [14] 7-1
4 DUNE (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 3-9-00 Steve Drowne [15] 9-1
5 SENTINEL (Five Horses Ltd) Gerard Butler 3-9-01 Eddie Ahern [13] 3-1fav
6 CELTIC BALLET (Peter Savill) Michael Jarvis 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [16]
7 TOTAL TURTLE (Bill Smith and Mick Dudley) Paul Cole 3-9-01 Johnny Murtagh [4]
8 OLDENWAY (Exors of the Late Tommy Staunton) Richard Fahey 3-8-00 Paul Hanagan [1]
9 TAWOOS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 3-9-00 Willie Supple [10]
10 DUKE OF EARL (Speedlith Group) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-06 Ryan Moore (5) [8]
11 IMTIHAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-05 Richard Hills [11]
12 SUALDA (The Beach Men) Clive Cox 3-8-03 George Duffield [9]
13 ANNA KAREENA (Mrs K Crangle) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [6]
14 HONOR ROUGE (Honors List) Peter Harris 3-9-02 Mick Kinane [12]
15 AFFRAY (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Mark Johnston 3-8-08 Keith Dalgleish [3]
16 ENVIRONMENT AUDIT (Jeff Buffenbarger) John Jenkins 3-9-01 Ted Durcan [5]

16 ran Distances: nk, nk, 3/4, nk, nk, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, hd, 1/2, 1 1/4, 1, nk, 1 3/4, 6, 16 Time: 2 minutes 40.14 seconds Breeding: Common Grounds - Princess Of Zurich (Law Society) Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud Tote: Win: £15.60; Places: £2.90; £5.80; £1.90; £2.10 Exacta: £300.80

Winning Trainer:- Name: Perrett, Amanda Born: December 31, 1969 Married: July 2, 1995 Trains at: Coombelands Stables, Pulborough, West Sussex Riding Career: 54 wins under Rules, 40 point-to-point winners First Trainer’s Licence: 1996 First Goodwood win: Transom (Mortar Mill Handicap, June 12, 1997) Total Goodwood wins: 12 (2 at July Meeting) First Group 1 Win: Prix du Moulin (2000 Indian Lodge) Other Big Race Wins: Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge); Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy) Winners 1996-01: 1; 8; 11; 18; 27; 37 Horses in Training 2001-02: 99; 104 Wins This Season: 31 - 2nd success of 2002 Glorious Goodwood

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins(1989-2001):19,30,35,38,19,68,62,33,55,95,102,105,90 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards’ Cup (1995 Shikari’s Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), 2001 Clearing), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King’s Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Isphan (2001 Observatory) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins This Season: 77 First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 38 (12 at July Meeting)


Class C, for three-year-old and upwards, fillies and mares rated 0-90, 1 mile 1 furlong, £15,000 added. Penalties, after July 20th, a winner 3lb. Penalty value 1st: £9,256.80; 2nd: £3,511.20; 3rd: £1,755.60; 4th: £798; 5th: £399; 6th: £239.40

1 MAMOUNIA (Burton Agnes Bloodstock) Barry Hills 3-9-08 Michael Hills [7] 7-2fav
2 ANOTHER SECRET (Jubert Family) Richard Hannon 4-9-00 Ryan Moore (5) [4] 12-1
3 FRUIT OF GLORY (Buy and Sell Partnership) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Steve Drowne [10] 11-2
4 STROKE OF SIX (N Hayes) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [5]
5 MISS OPULENCE (Miss V Haigh) Brian Ellison 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [11]
6 KATHINKA (Brian Voak) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 Kieren Fallon [6]
7 ANYHOW (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 5-8-11 Kevin Darley [8]
8 CHERRYCOMBE-ROW (D Rigby) Peter Hedger 3-8-07 Simon Whitworth [9]
9 MADELINE BASSETT (The Blewbury Hill Partnership) Gerard Butler 4-9-10 Eddie Ahern [1]
10 HELLOIMUSTBEGOING (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-07 Frankie Dettori [3]
11 TWILIGHT MISTRESS (The Twilight Team) David Arbuthnot 4-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [2]

11 ran Distances: 1 3/4, hd, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 2, 1/2, 1/2, 8, 3, 3 Time: 1 minute 56.57 seconds Breeding: Green Desert - Maroussie (Saumarez) Breeder: Burton Agnes Stud Co Ltd Tote: Win: £4.90; Places: £1.80; £3.40; £2.40 Exacta: £63.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House) Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir) Wins in a season (1982-2001):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107 Horses in training (1983-2002):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167 Wins this season: 45 First Goodwood winner: Fred Babu (First Day Supplementary Plate, September 15, 1969) Total Goodwood wins: 71 (41 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible) Wins (1990-2001):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58 Wins this season: 37 First Goodwood win: Rose Du Soir (Colmans of Norwich Liebfraumilch Handicap, September 10, 1982) Goodwood winners: 59 (25 at July Meeting)


Class D, for two-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs, £10,000 added. Penalty value 1st: £6,890; 2nd: £2,120; 3rd: £1,060; 4th: £530

1 JUDHOOR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Richard Hills [4] 2-5fav
2 GARMOUCHEH (Malih Albasti) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes [1] 11-1
3 TOY SHOW (Tom Gaffney) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Pat Dobbs [3]
4 MISS FLEURIE (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 2-8-11 Darryll Holland [2]

4 ran Distances: 5, 3, 5 Time: 1 minute 13.11 seconds Breeding: Alhaarth - Almurooj (Zafonic) Breeder:
Shadwell Estate Co Ltd Tote: Win: £1.40 Exacta: £4.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House) Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir) Wins in a season (1982-2001):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107
Horses in training (1983-2002):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167 Wins this season: 46 First Goodwood winner: Fred Babu (First Day Supplementary Plate, September 15, 1969) Total Goodwood wins: 72 (42 at July Meeting - 2nd success of 2002 Glorious Goodwood)

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins: German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium); Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Flutter.com Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2001 Summoner), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak) Wins (1990-2001):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79 Wins this season: 48 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Goodwood winners: 55 (12 at July Meeting)


Class D, £12,000 added, Penalties: after July 20, a winner 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,379.50; 2nd: £2,886; 3rd: £1,443; 4th: £721.50

1 ZUHAIR (The Gardening Partnership) David Nicholls 9-9-05 Alex Greaves [17] 7-2fav
2 TALBOT AVENUE (Mrs C Wilson) Mick Mullineaux 4-9-05 Darryll Holland [13] 20-1
3 TEXAS GOLD (C Edginton) William Muir 4-9-00 Richard Mullen [1] 20-1
4 FLAK JACKET (The Knavesmire Alliance) David Nicholls 7-9-07 Adrian Nicholls [4] 7-1
5 OUR CHELSEA BLUE (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 4-9-03 Lee Carter [8]
6 AROGANT PRINCE (Alex & David Irvine Racing) Ian Semple 5-8-09 Derek McGaffin (3) [2]
7 LONE PIPER (Paul & Anne Sellars) Jedd O'Keeffe 7-8-00 Paul Hanagan [3]
8 TOLDYA (Benham Racing & Friends) Alan Jarvis 5-9-04 Liam Keniry (5) [5]
9 TUSCAN DREAM (Chris & Antonia Deuters) Alan Berry 7-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [10]
10 MARY JANE (W Burton) Nigel Tinkler 7-8-11 Kevin Darley [7]
11 NINEACRES (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley 11-8-11 Claire Bryan (5) [15]
12 BEYOND CALCULATION (Eddie Hayward) Milton Bradley 8-9-11 Paul Fitzsimons [9]
13 MAROMITO (David Myers) Gerard Butler 5-9-11 Johnny Murtagh [19]
14 CAYMAN EXPRESSO (The Cayman ‘A’ Team) Richard Hannon 4-9-02 Richard Hughes [12]
15 ASHLINN (Wayne & Hilary Thornton) Simon Dow 4-9-07 John Egan [11]
16 SUNRISE GIRL (Unity Farm Holiday Centre Ltd) Nerys Dutfield 5-7-09 Claire Stretton (7) [16]
17 RITA'S ROCK APE (Janet Pearce) Roy Brotherton 7-9-10 Steve Carson [14]
18 PURE ELEGANCIA (Mrs Andry Muinos) Gerard Butler 6-8-07 Eddie Ahern [6]
19 BLACKHEATH (Middleham Park Racing XX & Streamhill) David Nicholls 6-8-11 Tony Hamilton (5) [18]

19 ran Distances: 1 1/4, 2, 1/2, 1 1/4, sh, hd, nk, nk, 1, 1/2, 1/2, 2, 1/2, hd, nk, nk, 3, 7 Time: 58.80 seconds Breeding: Mujtahid - Ghazaath (Northern Dancer) Breeder: Shadwell Estate Co Ltd Tote: Win: £3.80; Places: £1.80; £4.90; £4.60; £1.80 Exacta: £131.60

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Horses in training (1996-2002): 37:45: 45: 46: 58:78:74 Wins in a season (1993-2001): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50:75: 73:47 Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children Major wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak dh with Coastal Bluff), Ladbroke (Ayr) Silver Cup (1998 Royal Result), Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent)Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), William Hill Golden Spurs Handicap (1999 Pepperdine), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent) First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 19 (12 at July Meeting - 2nd success of 2002 Glorious Goodwood) Wins This Season: 44

Winning jockey:-Name: Greaves, Alex Ann. First winner: Andrews First (Southwell 1/12/89) Big race wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (Ya Malak 1997 - dead-heat with Coastal Bluff), Lincoln Handicap (1991 Amenable), Ladbroke (Ayr) Silver Cup (1998 Royal Result) Wins in 2001: 5 Wins this season: 12 Other details: First female jockey to ride out claim and 100 winners. First female to ride in Derby (1996 last on Portuguese Lil). First and currently only female jockey to win a Group race (won Group One Nunthorpe Stakes). Married to trainer David Nicholls First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Goodwood winners: 5 (5 at July Meeting)


This year's Blue Square Shergar Cup team managers need no introduction to the racing fraternity.

Former Snooker World Champion John Parrott, whose astute knowledge of racing comes through loud and clear whenever he captains his BBC Question of Sport team, takes the role of manager to the jockeys riding in "HOK Design Team Great Britain & Ireland."

HOK Design Team comprises three major companies involved in the redevelopment of the racecourse; HOK Sport+Venue+Event, lead architects, Buro Happold, project engineers, and cost consultants Gardiner & Theobald.

In the Dubai Duty Free Rest of The World corner, Michael Roberts, formerly champion jockey in his native South Africa as well as in Britain, will provide his team with invaluable track knowledge and an assessment of the form of the horses they will be riding.

This year, the role of the managers has been significantly enhanced as they will select the horses to run in their teams at the draw at Ascot on Thursday, 8th August. Each manager will take alternate pick in each race. The jockeys will then be drawn to the horses, with each taking the mount on one first choice pick, one second, one third etc, to ensure everyone a balanced book of rides. There are six jockeys in each team. They all ride in five races and sit one out.

As every year, at 11.30am, the managers will participate in an open children's sports master class and autograph session on Blue Square Shergar Cup day. John will host a snooker class, Michael will show kids how to ride the equicisor, and there will be a mass football coaching session with last year's GBI Manager Vinnie Jones. In addition, all racegoers can enjoy the concert from Natalie Imbruglia in the paddock after racing.

"Having John and Michael on board is going to make the managers' role really hands on this year," said Nick Cheyne, Clerk of the Course at Ascot.

"Everything is in place now for Blue Square Shergar Cup day and we're thrilled that the HOK Design Team will be sponsoring the Great Britain & Ireland squad. This is the third year that we've hosted the event and the increase in its profile each year is something we're very proud of. We've already had over 8,000 advance bookings for the day, compared with just under 6,000 at this point last year."

All six races of the Blue Square Shergar Cup, on August 10th will be televised, live on BBC, in an afternoon programme devoted to the event.


10.00am - Fran Ferris

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 1st August 2002, will hold an enquiry to establish whether or not Fran Ferris, the rider of VIOLENT, has committed a breach of Rule 153 of the Rules of Racing in respect of Improper riding when he appeared to strike his horse in annoyance prior to the Lady Taverners Selling Stakes at Lingfield on 20th July. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Lingfield Stewards following their enquiry of the same day.

10.45am - Neil Graham

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 1st August 2002, will consider an appeal lodged by Neil Graham, the trainer of KING'S MILL (IRE), against the decision of the Sandown Stewards on 14th June 2002, to impose a fine of Ù240 upon him in respect of his failure to report the reasons for the gelding's poor performance on its previous run at Newmarket, as required by Jockey Club Instruction H14, headed 'Reports on Performance.'


Up to July 28, 2002

The following are World Thoroughbred Rankings for the top 10 horses in each racing division for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, to be held October 26 at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. The World Thoroughbred Rankings are established by an international panel of racing secretaries and handicappers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of the horses' past performances in graded and group stakes races around the world through the date of ranking. The rankings will be published weekly through October 8.

The rankings will be part of the criteria used to determine horses' qualifications to participate in the World Thoroughbred Championships. The rankings currently reflect six of the eight Breeders' Cup divisions: Distaff, Filly & Mare Turf, Mile, Sprint, Turf and Classic. The Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies divisional rankings will commence in late summer.

For a rankings list that includes owners, breeders and jockeys, go to www.ntra.com.

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Sakhee GB Saeed bin Suroor 127
2 Street Cry (IRE) USA Saeed bin Suroor 126
3 War Emblem USA Bob Baffert 125
4 Sky Jack USA Doug O'Neill 121
5 Buddha USA H. James Bond 120
5T Came Home USA J. Paco Gonzalez 120
5T Medaglia d'Oro USA Robert J. Frankel 120
5T Milwaukee Brew USA Robert J. Frankel 120
9 Lido Palace (CHI) USA Robert J. Frankel 119
9T Sunday Break (JPN) USA Neil D. Drysdale 119

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Sakhee GB Saeed bin Suroor 133
2 Golan (Ire) GB Sir Michael Stoute 126
2T Grandera (IRE) GB Saeed bin Suroor 126
2T High Chaparral (IRE) IRE Aidan O'Brien 126
5 Sulamani (IRE) FR Pascal Bary 125
6 Beat Hollow (GB) USA Robert J. Frankel 123
6T Hawk Wing IRE Aidan O'Brien 123
6T Nayef GB Marcus Tregoning 123
9 Boreal (GER) GER Peter Schiergen 122
9T Jungle Pocket (JPN) JPN Sakae Watanabe 122

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Azeri USA Laura De Seroux 125
2 Farda Amiga USA Paulo H. Lobo 120
2T Take Charge Lady USA Kenneth G. McPeek 120
2T You USA Robert J. Frankel 120
5 Dancethruthedawn USA Mark R. Frostad 119
6 Raging Fever USA Mark Hennig 118
7 Affluent USA Ronald L. McAnally 117
8 Bella Bellucci USA Neil D. Drysdale 116
8T Summer Colony USA Mark A. Hennig 116
10 Forest Secrets USA John T. Ward, Jr. 115
10T Nonsuch Bay USA Frank A. Alexander 115

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Squirtle Squirt USA Robert J. Frankel 121
1T Xtra Heat USA John E. Salzman, Sr. 121
3 Left Bank USA Todd A. Pletcher 120
3T Swept Overboard USA Craig Dollase 120
5 Kona Gold USA Bruce Headley 119
6 Affirmed Success USA Richard E. Schosberg 118
6T Continent (GB) GB David Nicholls 118
6T Orientate USA D. Wayne Lukas 118
9 Disturbingthepeace USA Darrell Vienna 117
10 Carson Hollow USA Richard E. Dutrow 116

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Astra USA Laura De Seroux 122
2 Banks Hill (GB) FR Andre Fabre 120
2T Kazzia (GER) GB Saeed bin Suroor 120
2T Starine (FR) USA Robert J. Frankel 120
5 Golden Apples (IRE) USA Ben D. A. Cecil 119
5T Quarter Moon (IRE) IRE Aidan O'Brien 119
7 Affluent USA Ronald L McAnally 118
7T Aquarelliste (FR) FR Elie Lellouche 118
7T Gossamer (GB) GB Luca Cumani 118
7T Rebelline (IRE) IRE Kevin Prendergast 118
7T Voodoo Dancer USA Christophe Clement 118

Country Rank* Name of Horse** Based Trainer Rating

1 Keltos (FR) FR Carlos Laffon-Parias 126
2 Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) IRE Aidan O'Brien 124
3 Eishin Preston JPN Shuji Kitahashi 123
4 Ladies Din USA Julio C. Canani 121
4T Noverre GB Saeed bin Suroor 121
6 Landseer(GB) IRE Aidan O'Brien 120
7 Forbidden Apple USA Christophe Clement 119
7T No Excuse Needed (GB) GB Michael Stoute 119
7T Sarafan USA Neil D. Drysdale 119
7T Sunline (NZ) NZ Trevor McKee 119

*(T) next to a ranking indicates a tie.

**A country code follows a horse's name if that horse was born outside of the United States or Canada.

Changes in World Thoroughbred Rankings from July 22 to July 28


JOHN DEERE TURF - GOLAN surges to the No. 2 spot behind SAKHEE, after winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. GRANDERA (IRE) drops into a third-place tie with HIGH CHAPARRAL following his fifth-place effort in the King George. NAYEF, runner-up in the King George, moves into a sixth-place tie with BEAT HOLLOW (GB) and HAWK WING. BOREAL (GER) falls back into ninth place after finishing seventh in the King George.

DISTAFF - DANCETHRUTHEDAWN rises to fifth place after winning the Go For Wand Stakes Sunday at Saratoga. FOREST SECRETS drops from a sixth-place tie to a 10th place tie with NONSUCHBAY after finishing fifth in the Go For Wand. SOPHISTICAT, now pointing to the Filly & Mare Turf, drops out of the rankings.

SPRINT - The three-year-old filly CARSON HOLLOW takes over the 10th spot, displacing Nuclear Debate, following her terrific second place finish behind You in the Test Stakes at Saratoga. FILLY AND MARE TURF - AFFLUENT enters this division in a five-way tie at No. 7 with AQUARELLISTE (FR), GOSSAMER (GB), REBELLINE (IRE) and VOODOO DANCER, after winning the John C. Mabee/Ramona at Del Mar.
MILE - SARAFAN, winner of the Eddie Read Handicap at Del Mar, is now in the Top 10, tied for seventh place with FORBIDDEN APPLE, LANDSEER (GB) and NO EXCUSE NEEDED.

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