GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
BUCKLEY WILL WATER THIS EVENING
Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s clerk of the course, is pleased with the current condition of the course and is looking to maintain the superb underfoot conditions through the final three days of the meeting.
After the fifth race, he reported: “I’m delighted with the way the course is riding. It is riding true to the description of good to firm, as is borne out by the time of the Group One BGC Sussex Stakes, which was one second off the standard time.
“In view of the drying conditions, we’ll be watering the course after racing this evening to maintain good to firm ground by putting on eight milimetres.
“The last three furlongs of running rail up inside of the straight will be removed, providing a nice fresh strip for the rest of the meeting. The remainder of the temporary rail on the mile course will be removed tomorrow after racing to give us fresh ground on that part of the course for Friday and Saturday.
“We will take a penetrometer reading tomorrow morning to give us an indication as to where we are with the going description.”
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
INVESCO PERPETUAL GOODWOOD HANDICAP
MORE STAYING GLORY FOR GUTSY BADDAM
The Ian Williams-trained Baddam added another long-distance success to his CV when holding on to take the two-mile and five furlong Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Handicap under Johnny Murtagh.
“I thought the other horse (runner-up Inchpast) was going to do us,” said Williams. “The horse came to me at the start of last National Hunt season to go jumping but didn’t take to that.
“The pace in his handicap at Royal Ascot didn’t suit him, they went too slow. But we had a change of tactics today and he did what he’s done best.
“He loves the ground and the trip and it’s great to see him in the winner’s enclosure again. He was given a great ride by Johnny.
“There are not many races over this trip but I’d be happy to win one every year. We’ll get over today and maybe look at a lower Group race in France or the Cesarewitch.”
Murtagh added: “That’s a good start to the day. He deserved it. He ran well at Ascot, probably the second day was a better race and the ground was softer but he enjoyed the good conditions today.
“He travelled really well, we were in a nice position all of the way and he stayed on really well. When these horses hit form they seem to go on a bit of a roll so hopefully we can get up a sequence this year.”
GROUND QUOTES AFTER FIRST RACE
Jim Crowley, the rider of John Terry, said: “It’s about the same as yesterday, maybe slightly quicker, with a nice covering of grass.”
Apprentice Jack Dean, who rode Directa’s Digger, reported: “It’s quick ground - good in places.”
Ryan Moore partnered Mudawin and commented: “The ground’s good to firm.”
Rose Bien’s rider, Dominic Fox, opined: “It’s quick and is just riding on the fast side.”
Luke Morris, the rider of Cavendish, said: “There’s a lovely covering of grass.”
Catherine Gannon was aboard Abstract Folly and reported: “It’s quick - it’s lovely ground.”
TOMPKINS MULLS OVER INCHPAST OPTIONS
Trainer Mark Tompkins is unsure about plans for Inchpast, who was a length runner-up to Baddam in the Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Stakes over two miles, five furlongs.
The Newmarket handler reported: “I’m not really sure where we go with him. He doesn’t like soft ground, so I don’t know about the Cesarewitch.
“I knew he was on his right handicap mark and if he stayed he’d run well. He did but he just met one on the day and that’s how it goes.
“He’s run his race and I’m thrilled with him.”
Race Two - Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes
ORIZABA ENJOYS VINTAGE SUCCESS
West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon was delighted with the victory of Orizaba in the Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes, despite the knowledge that the colt is unlikely to be in his care should he make it to next year’s 2,000 Guineas.
The Orpen juvenile, ridden by Frankie Dettori, carried the colours of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the son of Sheikh Mohammed, whose Godolphin operation he may join.
Channon said: “Orizaba’s a nice horse and I’m delighted for Godolphin that they’ve got a nice horse.”
After being settled in mid division through much of the seven-furlong contest, Orizaba found himself in a line of five horses challenging for the lead at the furlong pole but dug deepest of all to draw clear for a length and a quarter verdict over Lord Shanakill.
The 11/4 favourite had won on debut at Newbury before finishing fifth in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Channon reported: “He didn’t run badly at Ascot - he ran better than his fifth place suggests. He half reared and things went wrong.
“He had been to the sales and had scopes stuck up every orifice, so he didn’t have the ideal prep for Royal Ascot. We saw the real Orizaba today.
“He’s so straightforward. The only thing that hasn’t been straightforward was the sale. He had a little drop in his foot and had to go through all the things that go with vet tests, so forget Ascot.
“Orizaba may not be here next week but that’s the nature of the game - I’m a big boy and I can take it. If I’ve still got him, he’ll probably got to the Dewhurst Stakes or the Racing Post Trophy. Not a lot of thought’s got to go into it.”
Winning rider Frankie Dettori reported: “I said after Ascot that I felt he was growing and a bit weak. He felt like a different horse today. Seven furlongs was what he wanted and he finished well. The trainer fancied him and told me not to come back if I got beat.
“The ground is riding good to firm and there’s a good covering of grass that keeps the moisture in.”
Orizaba is quoted at 33/1 for the 2,000 Guineas with VC Bet and Ladbrokes, while Stan James go 25/1 from 50/1, Cashman’s offer 25/1 from 66/1, Paddy Power also go 25/1 and totesport offer 20/1.
SECOND RACE PLACES QUOTES
VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE STAKES (GROUP 2)
SHANAKILL DELIGHTS BURKE
The Karl Burke-trained Lord Shanakill ran another excellent race to lose out by a length and a quarter to Orizaba in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes.
“We’ve no complaints, we were beaten by a better horse on the day,” said Burke. “The winner has gone on from Ascot and looked tremendous beforehand.
“We did just get stopped slightly, he just got stopped in his stride and didn’t quicken once he got going again.
“We want to win a Group race with him, he’s well capable of that, and he’s in all the races - the Futurity in Ireland, the Champagne at Doncaster and he’ll be given an entry in the Dewhurst.”
Peter Chapple-Hyam was pleased with the efforts of third-placed Sayif. “He’s run well again although Seb (Sanders) maybe thought the ground was a bit fast. We’ll find a maiden now and then wait until the backend of the season.”
Seb Sanders was found guilty of careless riding aboard Sayif in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes and the stewards suspended him for one day, on Wednesday, August 13.
Ed Cronin, an employee of trainer Tommy Stack, was found to have bought a prohibited substance into the stable yard. The interviewed the trainer’s representative Fozzy Stack and found him in breach of instruction C7, headed ‘Security of Racehorses’, and fined the trainer £1,000.
THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
BGC SUSSEX STAKES (GROUP 1)
HENRY THE 16TH
Aidan O’Brien saddled an amazing 16th Group 1 winner of the year when Henrythenavigator became responsible for a quarter of that tally after capturing the BGC Sussex Stakes by a head from Raven’s Pass
The O’Brien-trained Windsor Palace had been expected to set a strong pace for his stablemate but the searching early gallop did not materialise.
“I was very worried because it was a very slow race and David (McCabe) did his best on the pacemaker but he was flat out and couldn't extend. We just needed a better pacemaker. He was going as fast as he was able to but when that happens it makes thing a bit complicated.” said O’Brien.
"Henry’s a special horse. He did nothing wrong today and picked up and sprinted. He's a horse that has speed but gets a mile as well so he's a very special horse. We thought before he ran at Gowran last year that he was very special and then when he won the Coventry Stakes we always thought he was impressive.
“He’s had his break and is in all those races including the ones in France (Prix Jacques Le Marois) and England (Juddmonte International). We know how hard it is to win each of these Group 1s.”
Henrythenavigator is 7/2 favourite with Ladbrokes for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on an artificial surface at Santa Anita in October and the winner’s owner John Magnier admitted the 10-furlong event was on the agenda.
“We’re going to try and stretch him out (in distance). If he’d have got his ground he’d have run in the Derby and we had to come here because we wanted to take on the older horses,” said Magnier.
“I won’t say that he won’t run in mile races again but we’re thinking 10 furlongs for his next start.
“All options are open and at the moment we’d be thinking about the Breeders’ Cup Classic, although we don’t need to decide now and it could be that we do go for the Mile. It’s on a new surface, which is somewhere between turf and dirt, so it would easier to go from the grass to run on that.
“We have done it before in the Classic with Giant’s Causeway (when second in 2000) and also unsuccessfully tried with Galileo and Hawk Wing.”
Murtagh added: “The good ones have everything and this lad has it when the battle is put to him. We probably didn’t go fast enough for him today. He’s a horse who would go better off a fast pace.
“I had a nice position - I was following Hughesy (Richard Hughes). When I quickened up, I’d say the time over the last two furlongs was exceptional – he really quickened well.
“He got to the front and was a bit idle but he won snug. When he hit the line, he was still full of running. I don’t think the second would ever have got to him.
“All of the races here today, the winner seems to be coming up the middle of the track but when I went by the others, I went over to the rail. I was in front probably soon enough on him but he sensed Jimmy (Fortune) coming and he was still up for the battle.
“He is a great horse and he won very easily at the line. He won’t be beaten this year.”
TWO-DAY BAN FOR MURTAGH
Johnny Murtagh was given a two-day ban by the Goodwood stewards for careless riding aboard Henrythenavigator, winner of the BGC Sussex Stakes. He was found to have caused interference with the third Major Cadeaux approaching the final furlong by letting his mount drift right-handed.
THE WINNER HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA)
3 b c Kingmambo(USA) - Sequoyah(IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
Form: 1123-1111 Owner: Sue Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE Jockey: Johnny Murtagh Breeder: Western Bloodstock
Out of Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Sequoyah, Henrythenavigator took little time to make his mark as a juvenile, scoring on his debut against eight rivals in a seven-furlong maiden on fast ground at Gowran Park on May 6, 2007. Ridden by Seamus Heffernan, the Kingmambo colt was soon in command and announced himself as one of Ballydoyle’s most promising prospects with an impressive seven-length victory. Reappearing at Royal Ascot, Henrythenavigator was sent off a warm 11/4 favourite for the first race of the meeting, the Group Two Coventry Stakes over six furlongs. With Michael Kinane in the saddle, Henrythenavigator took a keen hold on his way to the start but was towards the front of the 20-runner field before taking up the running entering the final furlong to record a workmanlike three quarters of a length victory over Swiss Franc. Having encountered good to firm going on both his starts, he experiencedd testing conditions in the first Group One two-year-old race of the season, the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on August 12. Taking up the running with a furlong left under Kieren Fallon, Henrythenavigator stayed on in the closing stages but was unable to repel the challenge of the filly Saoirse Abu in the closing stages, and eventually finished a length behind the Jim Bolger-trained runner on the tacky ground. Another Bolger-trained runner took the honours on Henrythenavigator’s final juvenile appearance in the Group Two Futurity Stakes at the Curragh two weeks later. New Approach, fresh from success in the Group Three Tyros Stakes the previous month, made all of the running and recorded a comprehensive three-length success over subsequent Group Two Beresford Stakes victor Curtain Call, with Henrythenavigator, again racing on ground softer than ideal, a neck further back in third. He won the Classic stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in early May by a nose from New Approach on his seasonal debut and then went to the Curragh for the Irish equivalent in which he increased his advantage over New Approach to a length and a half. His next start was at Royal Ascot in the St James’s Palace Stakes in which he beat Raven’s Pass by three quarters of a length. He confirmed his superiority over that colt at Goodwood today, winning the BGC Sussex Stakes by a head. Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st 6; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1 Win & Place Prize Money: £807,724
Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Her husband John is the most powerful man in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire and she is daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O'Brien, who saddled three consecutive Grand National winners and six Derby winners. Her brother David O'Brien is another Derby-winning handler while another brother, Charles, is also a successful trainer. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with the late Robert Sangster and trainer Vincent O'Brien with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred. Magnier subsequently bought out his partners at Coolmore - which now has huge offshoots in Australia and America - and owns the nearby magnificent Ballydoyle training stable. He has a myriad of other business interests, mainly with top jump owner J P McManus and the duo held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United FC, which they sold to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. The pair have also invested in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, Castlebeck care homes, a property company that owns Unilever House in London, leisure clubs, including the Chelsea Harbour Club, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, the media company run by Michael Tabor’s son Ashley. Magnier’s fortune is estimated at £746 million in the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. London-born and Monaco-based Michael Tabor, who founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm before selling it for £28 million in 1995, is a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. Like Magnier, Tabor spends much of the winter in Barbados and became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses in the mid 1990s after his Thunder Gulch won the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Tabor is valued at £620 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his colt Entrepreneur, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the 1997 stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas to provide a first British Classic success for the Sue Magnier/Tabor partnership, who also won that season's Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. The duo won the Epsom Derby in 2001 and 2002 with Galileo and High Chaparral. In partnership with Sir Alex Ferguson, Magnier owned Rock Of Gibraltar, who won seven successive Group One victories including the 2002 2,000 Guineas. Other major wins include the 1998 2,000 Guineas with King Of Kings, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the 2000 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group One successes in 2000 from Giant's Causeway. Galileo also won the Irish Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes after his 2001 Epsom win, while further British Classic glory has come in the Ladbrokes St Leger with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003) and Scorpion (2005). High Chaparral, who went on to take the 2002 Irish Derby, also landed that year's Breeders' Cup Turf and then dead-heated in the same event 12 months later. In 2004, Derrick Smith, a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados, joined Tabor as a Coolmore investor. Smith is valued at £750 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his own colours have been carried to Group One success aboard Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal and Mount Nelson. The Magnier/Tabor/Smith partnership retained Kieren Fallon as its jockey from February, 2005, although - with Fallon banned from riding - Johnny Murtagh took on that role this season. In 2005, Coolmore won both the 2000 Guineas with Footstepsinthesand and the 1,000 Guineas with Virginia Waters, while Hurricane Run took the Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. George Washington, winner of the 2000 Guineas in 2006, was the star of the show that year, while Alexandrova took the Oaks at Epsom. Last year, the Coolmore empire's successes include the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Dylan Thomas, the Irish Derby with Soldier Of Fortune, the Irish Oaks, Nassau Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks with Peeping Fawn and the French 2,000 Guineas with Astronomer Royal In the US, the Coolmore-owned Rags To Riches became the first filly for 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes. The Coolmore team is enjoying a fabulous season, with Henrythenavigator leading the way with four Group One wins, including two Classics.. BGC Sussex Stakes wins - 2000-Giant’s Causeway (with Michael Tabor); 2002-Rock of Gibraltar (with Sir Alex Ferguson); 2008 Henrythenavigator
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 Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler 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 stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas and went on to land the Epsom Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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 (Ladbrokes St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the 2000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Epsom Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. It was an indifferent season for the Ballydoyle team in 2004, but O'Brien was still successful in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes with Ad Valorem and the Tattersalls Gold Cup with Powerscourt. He enjoyed an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the stanjamesuk.com 2,000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Epsom Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. O’Brien was champion trainer for the third time in Britain last season. He is enjoying a fantastic year with Henrythenavigator’s success in today’s BGC Sussex Stakes being his 16th Group One winner of the season. BGC Sussex Stakes wins - 2000-Giant’s Causeway; 2002-Rock of Gibraltar; 2008 Henrythenavigator
Born in Co Meath, Ireland, on May 14, 1970, Johnny Murtagh, who is married to Orla and has five children, was apprenticed to John Oxx and became Irish champion apprentice in 1989. He suffered drink problems early in his career but in 1995 he became Irish champion jockey(he was also champion in 1996 and 1998) and has since gained international prominence, riding in Dubai during the winter (where he has been champion rider), winning the 1995 Breeders' Cup Mile on Ridgewood Pearl and the following year's Beverly D Stakes on Timarida. He enjoyed a phenomenal international season in 2000, winning 12 Group Ones in six different countries, partnering Sinndar to victory in both the Vodafone Derby and Irish Derby and then the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, winning the Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Prix de l'Opera on Petrushka and the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf on Kalanisi among others. He was the most successful rider at Royal Ascot in 2001 with five wins, including the Gold Cup on Royal Rebel and St James's Palace Stakes on Black Minnaloushe, aboard whom he also won the 2002 Irish 2,000 Guineas. He won the 2002 stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas for Aidan O'Brien on Sir Alex Ferguson's Rock Of Gibraltar and landed a second Vodafone Derby on what again seemed the O'Brien second string, High Chaparral, and landed a third renewal of that Classic with Motivator in 2005. In 2003 he won the Budweiser Irish Derby on Alamshar and took a break in the summer to sort out problems with his back and weight. He stepped down from being stable jockey to John Oxx and had a short-lived spell as stable jockey to David Loder. Murtagh rode over hurdles in the 2005/06 season and came close to riding a Cheltenham Festival winner when second on Golden Cross in the 2006 Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Among his Group One victories last year were Dylan Thomas (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Peeping Fawn (Yorkshire Oaks, Nassau Stakes & Irish Oaks), Soldier’s Tale (Golden Jubilee Stakes), Simply Perfect (Falmouth Stakes) and Notnowcato (Tattersalls Gold Cup). With Kieren Fallon currently out of action due to failing a drugs test in France, Murtagh was announced as the retained rider for Ballydoyle earlier this year and has had a tremendous year. BGC Sussex Stakes wins 2004-Soviet Song; 2008 Henrythenavigator
Race Three - Group One BGC Sussex Stakes - Place Quotes
RAVEN’S PASS SECOND AGAIN
Raven’s Pass, the 4/1 second favourite, chased home the mighty Henrythnavigator for the second time this season, getting closer than he did at Royal Ascot. Raven’s Pass had also come fourth to the same horse in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May.
Trainer John Gosden was delighted with his colt’s effort in going down by a head in a thrilling finish to the BGC Sussex Stakes, but felt that the Elusive Quality three-year-old’s chance of victory was compromised by being drawn six of the seven runners.
The Newmarket handler said: “Our slight problem was being drawn on the rail. I didn’t think Aidan’s pacemaker was up to his usual standard and we even considered making it ourselves but if you jump and commit, the pacemaker is still going to come and annoy you.
“We decided we had no choice but to get off the rail. We didn’t want to get stuck on the rail and penned in, so we had to come round. You can’t give Henrythenavigator a length and a half start but that’s what we had to do. We had to track him and try to come round him.
“The winner is exceptional and it was a great performance from both horses. We are thrilled with our horse, it's a great run and made it a proper race. Thank God we turned up he would have won by four lengths otherwise! He ran great and we are very proud of him."
Gosden has no intention of shirking another encounter with this season’s star miler.
He said: “I wouldn’t mind meeting the winner again. We have to consider freshening our horse up. We’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup later in the year but do we go to the Prix Jacques Le Marois (at Deauville in August)? If we go to the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (at Ascot in September), what will the ground be like? This is a summer ground horse. We’ll think long and hard.”
Major Cadeaux, a 14/1 shot, took third for trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes, a further three and a quarter lengths back.
Hannon said: “It was a messy race with no gallop. The O’Brien pacemaker jumped and then pulled up, which left us there too soon. I think we’d have always been third but we’d have been a much closer third with a proper pace and he took a bump as well.
“We’ll have a look at the Group Three Hungerford Stakes over seven furlongs at Newbury and then consider the Jacques Le Marois in which he could well meet those two again.
“He stayed on well there to take third - he’s a very good horse.”
Fourth race quotes - Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap
LOVE GALORE BRINGS UP MURTAGH TREBLE
The Mark Johnston-trained Love Galore relished the step up to a mile and a half as he battled to a deserved length and a quarter victory under Johnny Murtagh in the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap.
The Galileo colt, an 8/1 shot, raced in mid-division before challenging wide on the course and staying on determinedly to defeat top-weight Savarain.
The North Yorkshire trainer reported: “On breeding, he was entitled to stay this trip and was crying out for a mile and a half but he was always a difficult ride because he was too keen in his races, so we’d been running him over shorter.
“We took him back to a mile in the Britannia at Royal Ascot because the jockeys kept saying he wouldn’t settle. He wore a net muzzle in his last two races and it made a huge difference - that has been the key.”
This was the colt’s first success at the sixth attempt this term and he could bid for more glory at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow in the Marjorie And Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Heritage Handicap, for which he is entered.
Johnston said: “I don’t know if we’ll run him tomorrow, we’ll think about it. He actually cut himself before the race, it’s quite deep through the hoof wall. It happened beforehand but didn’t seem to bother him so we ran him and it’s just as well we did.”
Love Galore provided the third leg of a Johnny Murtagh treble that paid 158.5/1, following successes on Baddam and Henrythenavigator.
The rider commented: “I was starting to worry because these were the first two outside winners I’ve had to date and the lads were saying to me that it’s OK riding for Aidan O’Brien! Thankfully, now I’ve got a nice one for Mr Johnston and the one earlier today.
“He’s a nice horse. He has a neck muzzle on him and Mark said that he might be a bit keen and that I should settle him in. Being by Galileo, he probably wants the trip but he’s just a bit keen. Today everything happened for him well. He settled well and typical of a Mark Johnston horse, he was never going to get beaten inside the furlong-pole. I like him. He’s a big, hardy devil. I think he’ll improve now once he got the message over a mile and a half today.”
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
WEATHERBYS BANK EBF FILLIES’ HANDICAP
BECKETT CASTS WINNING SPELL
The well-backed 13/2 shot Spell Caster was brought with a well-timed run under William Buick to take the Weatherbys Bank EBF Fillies’ Handicap by a length and a quarter.
“I entered her here slightly on a whim - the plan had been to go to Bath for a £10,000 race,” admitted winning trainer Ralph Beckett.
“But I felt she was a bit unfortunate not to win at Newbury last time when (jockey) George Baker couldn’t get out when he needed a run. I did think she would go well round here if the ground suited her. She has a big stride on her and has a big heart.
“William is a good boy and I’d say he’s destined to go all the way as jockey. He didn’t panic and just waited for the gap to come today.”
It was Buick’s first winner at Glorious Goodwood.
Sixth Race - Winston’s Wish Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
ABSENT NICHOLLS LANDS THE SPOILS
North Yorkshire trainer Dandy Nicholls is a familiar figure in the Goodwood winner’s enclosure but he was nowhere to be seen following the victory of Gower Valentine in the six-furlong Winston’s Wish Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
“He’s at home,” reported Nicholls’ wife and assistant Alex Greaves as she welcomed back the Primo Valentino youngster after her two-length victory over the Barry Hills-trained Intense.
Gower Valentine found the necessary improvement under jockey Adrian Nicholls, the trainer’s son, to score at the fourth attempt, having come home sixth of 12 on her latest start at Pontefract on June 22.
Greaves commented: “She’s a nice filly but you never know what you’re coming up against here. We knew she was better than her run at Pontefract last time and six furlongs suits, so we were hopeful she’d run well.”
As for the trainer himself, Greaves jokingly suggested he may be better staying where he is.
“He’ll be down here tomorrow,” she said, before adding, “but if we get winners when he’s not here, he can stay at home!”
SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE KENNELS EBF CLASSIFIED STAKES
QUEEN’S WINNING STREAK CONTINUES
An excellent summer for the Queen as a racehorse owner continued in today’s concluding Kennels EBF Classified Stakes when her home-bred Firestreak ran out an easy winner.
The Queen also had a Royal Ascot winner last month when Free Agent won the Chesham Stakes and her racing manager John Warren believes there is plenty more to look forward to.
“It’s always nice to win with a home-bred and the Queen will be thrilled,” said Warren. “Richard (Hannon) has trained the horse beautifully and this was only his third start this year.”
Looking ahead, Warren added: “We like the two-year-olds we have in the system a lot. They are starting to move up a pace. The home-breds are nice and we bought two yearlings last year, a Montjeu filly and Sadler’s Wells colt who are both with Sir Michael Stoute. They are really horses for next year.”
RACING POST LEADING RIDER AWARD - STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Johnny Murtagh 3 1 1
Ryan Moore 3 - 1
Richard Hughes 2 1 1
Frankie Dettori 1 2 -
Richard Hills 1 1 -
Seb Sanders 1 - 1
William Buick 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Jimmy Fortune - 3 -
Martin Dwyer - 1 2
Stephen Carson - 1 -
Steve Drowne - 1 -
Ted Durcan - 1 -
Jimmy Quinn - 1 -
Fergus Sweeney - 1 -
Liam Jones - - 2
Philip Robinson - - 2
Eddie Ahern - - 1
Neil Callan - - 1
Chris Catlin - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1
LEADING TRAINER STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 2 1 1
Mark Johnston 2 - -
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - -
Luca Cumani 1 3 -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 - 1
Ian Williams 1 - 1
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
John Dunlop 1 - -
David Nicholls 1 - -
John Gosden - 2 -
Andrew Balding - 1 -
Karl Burke - 1 -
Paul Cole - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Eve Johnson Houghton - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
John Best - - 1
Jim Boyle - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Clive Cox - - 1
William Haggas - - 1
Michael Jarvis - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
John Spearing - - 1
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008 - WINNERS
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Hcp GULF EXPRESS Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 10/1
Betfair Gordon Stakes (Group Three) CONDUIT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 1/2F
Betfair Cup (Group Two) PACO BOY Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 7/1
Betfair Molecomb Stakes (Group Three) FINJAAN Marcus Tregoning Richard Hills 5/1
Detica Summer Handicap SANBUCH Luca Cumani Ryan Moore 13/2
Tatler Summer Season Handicap YAMAL Mark Johnston Greg Fairley 5/1
McKeever St Lawrence Bloodstock EBF Maiden Stakes GYR John Dunlop Seb Sanders 2/1f
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Handicap BADDAM Ian Williams Johnny Murtagh 12/1
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group Two) ORIZABA Mick Channon Frankie Dettori 11/4f
BGC Sussex Stakes (Group One) HENRYTHENAVIGATOR Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 4/11f
Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap LOVE GALORE Mark Johnston Johnny Murtagh 8/1
Weatherbys Bank EBF Fillies’ Handicap SPELL CASTER Ralph Beckett William Buick 13/2
Winston’s Wish Maiden Fillies’ Stakes GOWER VALENTINE David Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 14/1
Kennels EBF Classified Stakes FIRESTREAK Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 9/4
O’SULLEVAN PICTURE MAKES £5,000
A specially-commissioned portrait of Sir Peter O’Sullevan, auctioned in the winner’s enclosure after the race run in the legendary commentator’s honour, was sold for £5,000. The portrait was painted by Johnny Jonas and the proceeds will go to Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s charitable trust.
TICKETS GOING FAST
Tickets are virtually sold out for the Gordon Enclosure tomorrow and racegoers who have not pre-booked are advised to arrive early. The Gordon Enclosure is also close to selling out on Friday. There is still plenty of room in the Lennox Enclosure.
Today’s crowd came to 17,282, slightly down (minus 3 per cent) on last year’s level of 17,862.
Advance sales were down but plenty of people came through the turnstiles on the day.
Advance sales are much stronger for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and, given the forecast good weather materialising, excellent attendances are expected on the final three days of Glorious Goodwood.
GOING NEWS AT 10AM
The going for the second day of Glorious Goodwood 2008 is:
GOOD TO FIRM, GOOD IN PLACES
Seamus Buckley, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood, revealed this morning: “After no overnight rain, I have changed the going description from good, good to firm in places, to good to firm, good in places. The going stick reading is 9.1, which is indicative of drying conditions, compared with a reading of 8.8 yesterday.
“We have mowed the straight lightly, just clipped the top off, so it looks tidy and the ground is perfect for this time of year.
“The last three furlongs of running rail will be removed after racing this evening, providing fresh ground for tomorrow, and later this afternoon a decision will be made as to whether we water. There is a possibility that we will be watering the straight this evening and possibly the top bend.”
JOCKEYS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS FOR GOODWOOD RACEGOERS THIS AFTERNOON
Racegoers at Goodwood today have a fantastic opportunity to mix with the stars of the saddle such as Frankie Dettori, Ryan Moore, Johnny Murtagh, Seb Sanders, Jimmy Fortune et al.
During 15-minute slots, between the first and fourth races, the heroes of the weighing room will be signing autographs in a small pagoda located at the rear of the March Stand, beside the Kinrara Pavilion.
Jockeys will rotate, with availability dependent upon riding commitments.
Kevin Darley, the former champion and jockeys’ liaison for the Professional Jockeys’ Association, is co-ordinating the event along with PJA chief executive Josh Apiafi.
Darley said this morning: “The jockeys enjoy mixing with the public and they think it’s a great idea.
“We are all trying to promote racing and who better to do that than the jockeys themselves. It’s one of the few sports where the public can get access to those involved during the event.
“We’re trying different initiatives and this is just one of them. If it works, then we could see it happen again in the future.
“It’s difficult at high pressure meetings like Glorious Goodwood and Ascot because everything is so hectic but I’ll be rounding up jockeys, who are not riding at that time, to come out, sign autographs and chat with racegoers. It should be a lot of fun.”
AN AUDIENCE WITH SIR PETER
Sir Peter O’Sullevan, the legendary “voice of racing” held an audience with fans at the course today as part of Goodwood’s Sir Peter O’Sullevan Day to celebrate his 90th birthday.
The retired BBC commentator and former Daily Express journalist, regaled lucky attendees with many of his fondest memories, ranging from his first visit to Goodwood as a 10-year-old on Trundle Hill to his final Stewards’ Cup commentary in 1997.
Sir Peter told of how the latter was a disaster due to a late night of fine food and wine, something he would not usually do the evening before an important race.
He joked, “I was mumbling the names but I was busking. I think Danetime won it,” having forgotten most of the colours.
In his remarks, he said that he hoped the government would drop the planned sale of the Tote and commented on this evening’s Panorama programme, which will look at the subject of corruption in racing.
Asked about the BBC documentary, Sir Peter said: “Considering the opportunities for deceit, racing is remarkably clean.”
He gave an insight into his great preparation, telling of how he would learn the colours of the runners in the National Hunt Chase whilst on holiday in Switzerland prior to the Cheltenham Festival, and also revealed that he suffered from nerves, particularly in his early days as a commentator.
Sir Peter said: “There was a lot of churning inside for a very long time.
“I used to promise myself before every Grand National, if I got through this one I wouldn’t put myself through it again.”
Sir Peter reminisced about many Goodwood highlights and thanked the racecourse, as well as his good friend, the retired French trainer Alec Head, who was in attendance.
GROUND TO BE WATERED AFTER RACING
With the sun shining gloriously at Goodwood, Seamus Buckley has announced that he will water the course after racing this evening to maintain the condition of the racing surface.
Buckley, Goodwood’s clerk of the course, will put 8mm of water on the straight course and the top bend after racing tonight.
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s Colony is one of the day’s best-supported runners today in the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap at 4.05pm.
“Although there is plenty of money around, the only horse whose price we have cut this morning is Colony. He is easily the best-backed horse of the day by some margin,” said Ladbrokes’ David Williams. The progressive three-year-old is 4/1 from 9/2 with both Ladbrokes and totesport.
Meanwhile Pricewise’s selection Som Tala is generally 13/2 after good support this morning.
2.15pm INVESCO PERPETUAL GOODWOOD HANDICAP
Baddam 12/1 (from 16/1) VCBet
Lady Dedlock 12/1 ((from 16/1) Coral, VCBet, 9/1 (from 16/1) Paddy Power, 10/1 (from 14/1) William Hill
Som Tala 13/2 (from 8/1) VCBet, 13/2 (from 7/1) Paddy Power, 13/2 (from 15/2) William Hill, 6/1 (from 7/1) totesport, 6/1 (from 9/1) Blue Square
Tomina 17/2 (from 11/1) totesport
3.30pm BGC SUSSEX STAKES (GROUP 1)
Henrythenavigator 2/5 (from 4/9) William Hill, Blue Square
4.05pm SIR PETER O’SULLEVAN VOICE OF RACING HERITAGE HANDICAP
Always Bold 11/1 (from 14/1) Paddy Power
Colony 4/1 (from 9/2) totesport, Ladbrokes
Goodwood Starlight 7/1 (from 8/1) Blue Square
Howdigo 18/1 (from 25/1) VCBet
Love Galore 16/1 (from 20/1) VCBet, 12/1 (from 16/1) Paddy Power
Manyriverstocross 18/1 (from 20/1) totesport
Trenchtown 12/1 (from 16/1) totesport, Blue Square
William Blake 14/1 (from 20/1) VCBet
4.40pm WEATHERBYS BANK EBF FILLIES’ HANDICAP
Spell Caster 8/1 (from 10/1) Paddy Power, 7/1 (from 10/1) Blue Square
FIRST RACE RESULT
INVESCO PERPETUAL GOODWOOD HANDICAP
Handicap, Class 2, £50,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-95, 2m 5f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 3lb. Som Tala’s handicap mark 95. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,155; 2nd: £9,330; 3rd: £4,665; 4th: £2,335; 5th: £1,165; 6th: £585
1) BADDAM (Noel Martin) Ian Williams 6-9-04 Johnny Murtagh  12/1
2) INCHPAST (Marcoe Racing Welwyn) Mark Tompkins 7-8-02 Jimmy Quinn  25/1
3) MITH HILL (Paul Vogt) Ian Williams 7-8-01 Chris Catlin  25/1
4) TOMINA (Paul Jacobs) Emma Lavelle 8-7-11 David Probert (5)  17/2
5) KEELUNG (D W Watson) Richard Ford 7-8-07 Micky Fenton 
6) DAYLAMI DREAMS (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 4-8-07 John Egan 
7) LADY DEDLOCK (Oceana Racing) Jamie Poulton 4-7-13 Francis Norton 
8) DIRECTA'S DIGGER (I J Anderson) Michael Scudamore v4-7-12 Jack Dean (5) 
9) DOWNING STREET (Reuben Fielding) Jennie Candlish v7-8-06 Tadgh O'Shea 
10) LA VECCHIA SCUOLA (John Connor & Graham Brown) Jim Goldie 4-9-03 Daniel Tudhope 
11) ABSTRACT FOLLY (Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing) James Bethell 6-7-12 Catherine Gannon 
12) KASBAN (Michael Watt) Jane Chapple-Hyam 4-8-06 Frankie McDonald 
13) SILVER SEEKER (Michael Watt) Pauline Robson 8-7-12 William Buick 
14) JOHN TERRY (Alan Spence) Amanda Perrett 5-9-05 Jim Crowley 
15) SOM TALA (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 5-9-10 Frankie Dettori  9/2 Fav
16) CAVENDISH (The Cavendish Partnership) James Eustace 4-7-12 Luke Morris (3) 
17) ROSE BIEN (PM Racing) Charlie McBride 6-7-09 Dominic Fox (3) 
18) MUDAWIN (John Macgregor) Jim Goldie 7-9-04 Ryan Moore 
18 ran Non-Runners: Hawridge Prince, Pocket Too
Breeder: Mrs V Rapkins Breeding: b g Mujahid - Aude La Belle (FR) (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Time: 4m 30.92s Distances: 1, 2, ¾, 7, 1, 2¼, hd, hd, nk, hd, 4½, sh, 7, 6, 2½, hd, 26
Tote: Win: £15.90 Places: £3.60; £5.90; £6.80; £2.90 Exacta: £385.40
Winning Trainer:-Name: Williams, Ian Based: Portway, Worcestershire First Trainer’s Licence: August 1996 Background: Rode as an amateur. Assistant trainer to Jenny Pitman from 1988 to 1991 and Martin Pipe from August to December 1991.Subsequently moved to France and assisted Francois Doumen from January 1992 until May 1996 Big Race Wins (Flat): ladbrokespoker.com Stakes (2005 High Action), totesport Chester Cup (2008 Bulwark), Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Stakes (2007 Baddam) Major Jumps Winners: Brit Insurance Novices’ Hurdle/Bristol Novices’ Hurdle (2004 Brewster); Cenkos Chase (2005 Bambi De L’Orme); Challow Novices’ Hurdle (2004 Brewster); Gala Casinos Daily Record Handicap Chase (2003 Korakor); Press & Journal Handicap Chase (2003 Navarone) Flat Wins in Britain (2001-2007): 3; 4; 8; 17; 12; 5; 11; Total Goodwood wins: 2 (1 at July Meeting) Flat Wins in 2008: 13
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Son of jockey John, attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 14 (9 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 14
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE STAKES
Group 2, Class 1, £85,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £48,254.50; 2nd: £18,292; 3rd: £9,154.50; 4th: £4,564.50; 5th: £2,286.50; 6th: £1,147.50
1) ORIZABA (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori  11/4 Fav
2) LORD SHANAKILL (Mark Gittins) Karl Burke 2-9-00 Fergus Sweeney  9/2
3) SAYIF (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-00 Seb Sanders  4/1
4) SOUL CITY (Patrick Fahey) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore 
5) SHAWEEL (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Greg Fairley 
6) INSTALMENT (The Queen) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes 
7) FIRTH OF FIFTH (Daniel Perchard) Tom Dascombe 2-9-03 Richard Kingscote 
8) SET SAIL (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-00 Johnny Murtagh 
9) RYEHILL DREAMER (Irs Syndicate) Tommy Stack IRE 2-9-00 Wayne Lordan 
10) BAYCAT (A S B Portman) Jonny Portman 2-9-00 James Doyle 
10 ran Non-Runner: Westphalia
Breeder: W Powell-Harris Breeding: b c Orpen (USA) - Jus’chillin (IRE) (Elbio)
Time: 1m 26.54s Distances: 1¼, nk, nse, sh, 2¼, 1½, ½, 1¾, dist
Tote: Win: £4.20 Places: £1.40; £1.80; £2.00 Exacta: £14.70
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Trains at: West Ilsley, Berks Date of first training licence: 1990 First Flat Winner: Golden Scissors, Bridlington Bay Maiden, Beverley, March 30, 1990 First Jumps Winner: Wessex Warrior, Wincanton, March 30, 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Number of horses in training (1990-2007): 20: 35: 45: 44: 64: 86: 91: 84: 106: 124: 135: 159: 177: 184: 203: 175: 199; 189; 199 Major wins include: Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Cornwallis Stakes (2006 Alzerra); Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (2008 Please Sing), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic, 2004 Majestic Desert), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Shadwell Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2006 Halicarnassus, 2007 Hatta Fort), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2007 Majestic Roi), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (2008 Orizaba) First Royal Ascot win: Great Deeds (June 18, 1993 - Windsor Castle Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (16): Windsor Castle Stakes (1993 Great Deeds, 1999 Kalindi, 2003 Holborn), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic, 2005 Flashy Wings), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe); Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift, 2007 Nijoom Dubai), Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Ascot Stakes (2006 Baddam), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2006 Baddam), Wolferton Handicap (2007 Championship Point) First Goodwood winner: You Know The Rules (Ultramar Handicap, June 28, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 71 (10 at July Meeting) Wins in a season (1990-2007): 16: 22: 27: 41: 74: 71: 56: 40: 71: 72: 90: 67: 123: 143: 98; 103; 127 Wins in 2008: 53
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (12) Vodafone Derby (2007 Authorized), Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2007 Sixties Icon), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, h2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) First Goodwood Win: Lizzy Hare (Birdless Grove Handicap, June 9, 1987) Total Goodwood wins: 152 (47 at July Meeting) Wins (1987-2007): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2008: 31
1) HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-13 Johnny Murtagh  4/11 Fav
2) RAVEN'S PASS (Stonerside Stable LLC) John Gosden 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune  4/1
3) MAJOR CADEAUX (N A Woodcock, A C Pickford & David Mort) Richard Hannon 4-9-07 Richard Hughes 
4) WINKER WATSON (The Comic Strip Heroes & Joy Trotter) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-13 Ryan Moore 
5) TARIQ (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Peter Chapple-Hyam 4-9-07 Seb Sanders 
6) WINDSOR PALACE (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-13 David McCabe 
6 ran Non-Runner: Dream Eater
Breeder: Western Bloodstock Breeding: b or br c Kingmambo (USA) - Sequoyah (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Time: 1m 38.46s Distances: hd, 3¼, sh, 6, 15
Tote: Win: £1.40 Places: £1.10; £1.90 Exacta: £2.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (10) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters),Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (18) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) Other major wins include: Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), BGC Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn) Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune) First Goodwood Winner: Orpen, EBF Richard Baerlein Maiden, August 1, 1998 Total Goodwood Wins: 9 (8 at Festival meeting) Wins in Britain 2000-2007: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6; 4; 20; 11; 18 (champion trainer for win and place prize money) Wins in 2008 (In Britain): 14
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Son of jockey John, attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 15 (10 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 15
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm SIR PETER O’SULLEVAN VOICE OF RACING STAKES
Heritage Handicap, Class 2, £85,000 guaranteed. For 3yo rated 0-105, 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £52,963.50; 2nd: £15,861; 3rd: £7,930.50; 4th: £3,969.50; 5th: £1,980.50; 6th: £994.50
1) LOVE GALORE (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-9-01 Johnny Murtagh  8/1
2) SAVARAIN (Ronchalon Racing (UK) Ltd) Luca Cumani 3-9-07 Frankie Dettori  13/2
3) HOWDIGO (G G Racing) John Best 3-8-02 Hayley Turner  10/1
4) TRENCHTOWN (David & Paul Hearson) Roger Charlton 3-8-07 Steve Drowne 
5) WILLIAM BLAKE (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoun) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Greg Fairley 
6) MY AUNT FANNY (J R & S R Hitchins) Andrew Balding 3-8-09 Liam Keniry 
7) SWINGING SIXTIES (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-02 Philip Robinson 
8) MYSTERY STAR (John Brenchley) Mark Tompkins 3-8-06 Jimmy Quinn 
9) GOODWOOD STARLIGHT (Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Fourteen) John Dunlop 3-9-03 Eddie Ahern 
10) DETONATOR (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-01 Joe Fanning 
11) COLONY (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Delilah)) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-04 Ryan Moore  7/2 Fav
12) ALWAYS BOLD (Always Trying Partnership V) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 Michael Hills 
13) NORTH PARADE (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan t3-8-10 William Buick 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Royal Ascot wins (28): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 61 (43 at July Meeting) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2007): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain): 141; 158; 130; Wins in 2008: 93
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Son of jockey John, attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 16 (11 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 16 158.5/1 TREBLE FOR JOHNNY MURTAGH TODAY AT GOODWOOD TODAY
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm WEATHERBYS BANK EBF FILLIES’ STAKES
Handicap, Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies which are EBF eligible & rated 0-100, 1m 1f. Weights: highest weight 10st; minimum weight 8st 9lb (3yo 8st). Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 6lb. Perfect Star’s handicap mark 96. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234
1) SPELL CASTER (D P Barrie & M J Rees) Ralph Beckett 3-8-02 William Buick  13/2
2) JAZZ JAM (Faisal Salman) Paul Cole 3-9-02 Jimmy Fortune  16/1
3) ASFURAH'S DREAM (Hadi-Al-Tajir) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-06 Martin Dwyer  9/1
4) FARLEY STAR (A Parker (London)) Roger Charlton 4-9-08 Steve Drowne 
5) GHAIDAA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-00 Richard Hills  4/1 Fav
6) FREE OFFER (The Earl Cadogan) John Dunlop 4-9-02 Eddie Ahern 
7) PERFECT STAR (Dr Bridget Drew & E E Dedman) Clive Cox 4-10-00 Adam Kirby 
8) LEE MILLER (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 3-8-02 Chris Catlin 
9) FONGS GAZELLE (Around The World Partnership) Mark Johnston 4-8-10 Frankie Dettori 
10) MARAMBA (Philip Newton) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-02 Ryan Moore 
11) APHRODISIA (Bellhourseracing.com) Stuart Williams 4-8-09 Philip Robinson 
12) ALGARADE (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 4-9-04 Seb Sanders 
13) MARYQUEENOFSCOTS (Melba Bryce) Michael Bell 3-8-04 Hayley Turner 
Breeder: Peter E Clinton Breeding: ch f Bertolini (USA) - Princess Claudia (IRE) (Kahyasi)
Time: 1m 54.56s Distances: 1¼, 1, hd, ¾, 1¼, ¾, nk, 2¾, 2¼, 4, 3¼, dist
Tote: Win: £8.60 Places: £2.70; £4.70; £3.20 Exacta: £157.40
Winning traner:-Name: Ralph Beckett Born: June 24, 1971 Based: Windsor House Stables, Lambourn (formerly home to Peter Walwyn from whom he rents his yard) Background: Cousin of Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Has previously worked for Peter Walwyn, Martin Pipe, Arthur Moore, Jimmy FitzGerald, David Loder, Colin Hayes in Australia and Tom Skiffington in the USA Classic Wins (1): Juddmonte Oaks (2008 Look Here) Big Race Wins: Fred Darling Stakes (2005 Penkenna Princess), Oh So Sharp Stakes (2004 Penkenna Princess), Shergar Cup Distaff (2001 Flying Millie) totesport.com Oaks Trial (2007 Kayah) Date of First Trainer’s Licence: November, 1999 First Goodwood Winner: Cape Secret, Paddy Duffy Lifetime in Racing Maiden Handicap, June 16, 2006 Total Goodwood Wins: 5 (2 at Festival Meeting) Number of horses in training (2000-2008): 20; 30; 47; 50; 46; 42; 60; 76; 85 Wins in 2000-2007: 11; 15; 13; 17; 17; 32; 31; 40; Wins in 2008: 22
Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway Background: Apprenticed to Andrew Balding. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 Big Race Wins: Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile), National Bank Of Dubai Cup (2007 The Illies), Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (2007 The Illies) Wins (2006-2007): 10; 51; Total Goodwood Wins: 5 (1 at July Meeting) Wins In 2008: 38
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.15pm WINSTON’S WISH MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,952; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962
1) GOWER VALENTINE (David & Gwyn Joseph & Partner) David Nicholls 2-9-00 Adrian Nicholls  14/1
2) INTENSE (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Richard Hills  10/1
3) STERLING SOUND (Kirsten Rausing) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer  9/2
4) SERADIM (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
5) VICTORIA SPONGE (Simon Leech) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes  9/4 Fav
6) SLANT (Fulke Johnson Houghton) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-9-00 Stephen Carson 
7) RED KYTE (Malih L Al Basti) Kevin Ryan 2-9-00 John Egan 
8) SAVE THE DAY (Jaber Abdullah) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Greg Fairley 
9) DANZADIL (J Morton) Roger Teal 2-9-00 Steve Drowne 
10) RUASGREYASME (Fergus Jones) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Pat Dobbs 
11) HARQUAHALA (Miss J A Leighs) Terry Mills 2-9-00 Joe Fanning 
12) EQUININE (South Bank Thoroughbred Racing) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Michael Hills 
13) DANE'S WORLD (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore 
Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children. Son Adrian rides for the stable Major wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Prix du Gros-Chene (2006 Moss Vale), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer, 2005 Gift Horse), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine, 2005 Tax Free), Greenland Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2008 Regal Parade) First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 34 (13 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1996-2008): 37; 45; 45; 46; 58; 78; 74; 82; 82; 84; 94; 70; 92; Wins in a season (1993-2007): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50: 75: 73: 47: 65: 65: 55: 67:59; 58; Wins in 2008: 47
Winning jockey:-Name: Nicholls, Adrian Born: July 16, 1981 Based: Thirsk, North Yorks Background: Stable jockey to his father, Dandy Nicholls First winner: Fancy A Fortune, Thirsk, August 1, 1997 Big Race Wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2002 Funfair Wane), Vodafone “Dash” (2002 Rudi’s Pet), Audi Stakes -Registered as King George Stakes (2005 Fire Up The Band), Molecomb Stakes (2005 Strike Up The Band), Prix du Petit Couvert (2007 Tax Free), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), William Hill Trophy (2005 Tax Free), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free) First Goodwood Winner: River Beat (CSMA’s 75th Anniversary Rated Stakes H’cap, June 28, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 18 (11 at July Meeting) Wins (2000-2007): 39; 23; 24; 32; 23; 55; 32; 31; Wins in 2008: 21
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.50pm KENNELS EBF CLASSIFIED STAKES
Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-95 which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; 3yo fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 9st 1lb (for horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list for entry, the excess in any rating shall be added to the weights stated. Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234
1) FIRESTREAK (The Queen) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes  9/4
2) MUJOOD (Eden Racing) Eve Johnson Houghton 5-9-04 Stephen Carson  12/1
3) WE'LL COME (Stephen Dartnell) Michael Jarvis 4-9-04 Philip Robinson  7/2
4) FLAWED GENIUS (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Ryan Moore  2/1 Fav
5) BERBICE (Jim McCarthy) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Pat Dobbs 
6) KAY ES JAY (Mr & Mrs Steven Jenkins) Barry Hills 3-8-08 Michael Hills 
7) MONKEY GLAS (Denis Fehan) Karl Burke v4-9-04 Andrew Elliott 
8) BINANTI (Mrs J E L Wright) Patrick Chamings 8-9-04 Francis Norton 
8 ran Non-Runner: Palmerin
Breeder: The Queen Breeding: b g Green Desert (USA) - Flash Of Gold (Darshaan)
Time: 1m 25.53s Distances: 1½, nk, 2¼, hd, nk, 5, 8
Tote: Win: £2.90 Places: £1.40; £2.60; £1.70 Exacta: £36.30
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo) Royal Ascot wins: 23 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Chesham Stakes (1983 Head For Heights, 2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 162 (41 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2008): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184 Number of wins in a season (1982-2007):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; Wins in 2008: 118
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprentice to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain) Royal Ascot Wins (16): Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aaviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 75 (19 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 89