GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JULY 31
After the penultimate race on the third day of Glorious Goodwood 2008, Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley reported: “We are delighted with the way the day has gone and we have seen some fabulous racing.
“What a pleasure it was to see a great horse like Yeats come back to Goodwood and win a second Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.”
Referring to the ground conditions, Buckley continued: “The jockeys felt the ground rode slightly better today and the watering we carried out last night certainly paid dividends.
“This afternoon we have received around one millimetre of rain, which we were forecast, and we could see up to three millimetres by the end of the day.
“We will also be watering part of the round course from the mile start up to the intersection of the top bend, where will be putting down between 8 and 10 millimetres of water.
“I am leaving the going description as good to firm.
“After racing, we will take down the false running rail from the lower bend to provide fresh ground for tomorrow.”
Gravitation showed she is a filly with an abundance of stamina as she wore down long-time leader Folk Opera to land Thursday’s opener, the £70,000 Group Three Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes over a mile and six furlongs.
Folk Opera looked as if she may have done enough to hold on, but the winner battled on bravely under Alan Munro inside the final furlong to get up on the line and score by a short-head.
Trainer William Jarvis said of the three-year-old Galileo filly: “That was a long final 100 yards!
“We knew she would stay and she is a very exciting prospect for next season.
“She has a great pedigree and is a great tribute to both the late Leslie Harrison and the late Lord Howard de Walden.
“I trained her dam and her grand-dam. This filly would be the best of the three and it is wonderful to see the famous apricot colours in the winner’s enclosure once again.
“She was maybe a bit unlucky last time out in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket. That race was over a mile and five furlongs. Today was over a mile and six furlongs which suited her.
“She will go next to the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster, all being well and I think she could be a 10lb better filly next year.
“It was a great ride from Alan to get her up on the line.”
Successful owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden, added: “It was wonderful to see the colours successful in a big race once again.
“We have had horses with William for many years and the continuity makes it fun. He has trained many winners for us and it is lovely to watch the bloodlines over the years.
“Gravitation is very likely to stay in training next year.”
Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin said of the second, Folk Opera: “She has run really well - it was a very good effort.
“Frankie gave her a great ride from the front and she was only just caught. Her time will come.”
Winning rider from first race
Alan Munro said about the Moet Hennessy Fillies Stakes winner Gravitation: “It was great and I’m really pleased with her. She really fights. We rode her positively because we didn’t want it to be a false race.
We went nice and even and picked it up down the hill. I thought that there was always a chance that I’d outstay Frankie because of her Ascot run.
She answered my every call and was very game, really fights. There is more to come from her and she’ll be better next year.”
JOCKEYS COMPLIMENT GROUND
Jockeys riding in the first race felt the overnight watering of the track had slightly eased the ground.
“It’s still quick but you can definitely feel that they’ve put water on it,” said Philip Robinson while Ryan Moore said “it’s not too bad at all.”
Richard Mullen said that “it’s very similar to the first day” while both Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore described it as “good to firm.”
SECOND RACE WINNING
AUDI STAKES (GROUP 3)
ENTICING ON TOP
Johnny Murtagh had his fourth success at Goodwood this week when bringing Enticing with a well-timed run to take the Group Three Audi Stakes prompting lavish compliments from Lester Piggott’s daughter Maureen Haggas, whose husband William trained the winner.
“Johnny gave her a brilliant ride, he’s riding with such confidence and I think he’s a genius as a jockey. He’s the closest thing to my father I’ve seen,” said Haggas.
“It’s great to see Enticing come back to form because she’s been a bit disappointing this year, one way and another. She’s not the easiest filly in the world, which you could see in the preliminaries.
“She’s strong and she throws her weight around but actually today she was quite good. She has run here three times and she’s won twice and was second in this race last year so she obviously likes the place. I think she wants a fast track like this and the fast ground today really suited her. It was a bit loose on top when she was beaten by Moorhouse Lad here last year.
“She’s not in the Nunthorpe and I really don’t know where she’ll go, I’ll leave that to William and I’d think she’d go to stud next year, she’s done her stuff really and there is a yearling full-sister and foal full-sister coming through.
“It’s all about good horses and we’re lucky this year that we’ve got some nice ones. We’re not doing anything different – it’s just one of those things, we’re getting a bit of luck this year and we’ve got some nice horses to go to war with.”
Murtagh added: “She’s a bit mad this one. She’s got two speeds - very slow and very fast. She’s keen in a five-furlong race and she really has a lot of speed. Maureen (Haggas) said to me to get some cover today. I knew they won’t be going fast enough to leave her, so I just gave her a chance and halfway she came on the bridle.
“I moved over behind Frankie (on Dandy Man), then I got a lovely split and she quickened up well. She’s a big, powerful filly with loads of speed.”
Race 2 - Audi Stakes (Group 3) - Placed Quotes
NICHOLLS - START DID NOT HELP PLASTA
MAN YORK BOUND
Trainer David Nicholls believed that the start did not do any favours to Masta Plasta, the length runner-up in the Group Three £70,000 Audi Stakes.
The North Yorkshire handler said of the 13/2 chance: “He ran a blinder, but maybe next time we will try and get down to the start later with him. He was in the stalls for far too long today. Also, look at where he was drawn (12).
“I don’t know where he will go next. He’s not in the Nunthorpe but he is in a race at Deauville and is also entered at Chester this weekend. However, I doubt he will go to Chester as he had quite a hard race today and the race will come too soon.
“If they all get in, I think we will have a lot of runners in the Abbaye this year!
“We will be back. The horse is still relatively young and you will hear a lot about him in the future.”
Dandy Man, the 7/4 favourite, finished a further length and a quarter back in third and Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin commented: “He ran an honest race.
“Dandy Man sometimes runs better races than others and today was not one of his best days. He didn’t run up to his Ascot form and there are no real excuses.
“He wouldn’t be our most trustworthy horse.
“He will now go for the Nunthorpe.”
Race 3 - Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup - Winning Quotes
SO EASY FOR YEATS
Treacherous weather in Ireland may have grounded trainer Aidan O’Brien and owners John and Sue Magnier and David and Diane Nagle, but there was no stopping Yeats confirming his standing as one of the greatest stayers of all time as he waltzed to a flawless seven-length victory in the Group Two £100,000 Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
Partnered by Johnny Murtagh, the Sadler’s Wells horse picked up the pace-setter Tungsten Strike entering the final quarter mile and there was never any doubt to as to the result as Yeats powered right away. As Yeats entered the winner’s enclosure, he received a fabulous reception from the Goodwood crowd and must have been the most-photographed horse of the week.
J P Magnier, son of John and Sue Magnier, commented: “He’s been a great servant for everyone and hopefully he’ll keep going. They made up their mind after the last day to run in today’s race. As long as he’s happy, there’s no harm in racing him and decide his future at the end of the year.
“This horse is seven now and if you look at him today, he looks as good as ever.
“I have definitely followed him because he goes to all of the big race meetings so we all have a little bit of fun. A few of the lads went with him to Melbourne a couple of years ago and it was great fun.
“My father and Aidan’s plane couldn’t take off because of fog so the B team were sent to represent today.”
Johnny Murtagh said: “He is a great horse. He is a true warrior and fair dues to the owners for keeping him in training. The crowd has turned out to see him today and he did not let them down. He often does more on the gallops!
“He was a little bit fresh at Ascot but today was much better. There was a more even pace while at Ascot , I was always trying to hold my position because we went so slow.
“He has a very high cruising gear. When he gets into top gear he can maintain it consistently. He’s a truly great stayer.
“Seamus who rides him at home said he had improved since Ascot.
“I was always in control today. He cruised all the way and hit top gear at the two-furlong marker and picked up the leader in a matter of strides. He is a great galloper, relentless. He had so many horses beaten even at the top of the hill. He is better than any other stayer I have ridden in that he just has that bit of class. I think he could run over a mile and a half and go round in top gear all the way.”
Murtagh continued: “I would hate to get beaten on him now!
“He equalled Sagaro’s record at Ascot and I know lots of people come to the races just to see him.”
Paying tribute to his absent boss, Aidan O’Brien, Murtagh continued: “Aidan is a gentleman. The way you see him at the races is the way he is all the time. He is a family man and is good for racing.
“He set the tone. It is not by accident that the yard is so successful. Aidan is very dedicated and the whole team is just wonderful. There is no secrecy or whispering at the yard, everyone is involved.
“We just have to maintain the momentum and make sure there are no backward steps.”
MURTAGH FINED £290
Jockey Johnny Murtagh was fined £290 by the stewards after he was observed using a mobile phone in contravention of Instruction F5 headed “Use of Mobile Telephones by Riders, Master Jockeys’ Valets and Master Valet’s Assistants on Racecourse Property”, following his winning ride on Yeats in the Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GOODWOOD CUP (GROUP 2)
TUNGSTEN STRIKE RUNS RACE OF LIFE
The seven-year-old Tungsten Strike put up one of the best performances of his career when finishing seven lengths behind the brilliant Yeats when runner-up in the Royal Bank of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
“It’s great that Yeats was here but a tragedy for our horse because he has run the race of his life,” said the runner-up’s trainer Amanda Perrett.
“I wanted to go for the mile and six handicap this week but fair play to his owner Mr (Connolly) who wanted to run in this.
“We’re trying to pick up an easy lead with him and Johnny (Murtagh on Yeats) was the only one that kept tabs on him.
“I should think he’ll come back here for the March Stakes then maybe something like the Fenwolf Stakes at Ascot and the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket. I doubt he’ll go to Melbourne again.”
Ted Durcan, rider of third-placed Sagara, said: “He’s run well, he was much better today and if the ground had been softer he would have been second. If you take out the winner, it was a good effort.
Frankie Dettori, who partnered Regal Flush to come fifth, added: “He didn’t really stay the two miles.”
Sergeant Cecil, one of the most popular horses of recent years, has been retired after finishing last in the Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
The nine-year-old was trained by Rod Millman to win 10 races including the 2006 Group 1 Prix du Cadran at Longchamp although it was an amazing staying handicap treble the previous year that first endeared him to the racing public. After landing the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, he went on to take the Ebor at York and Cesarewitch at Newmarket.
He was voted Horse of the Year at the 2005 Racehorse Owners Association Awards after that victory.
“For me that Cesarewitch is the race that stands out,” said jockey Alan Munro, who partnered Sergeant Cecil to many of his major successes. “I couldn’t believe he would win that but he was always a Group horse running in those handicaps.”
Munro, who famously partnered Generous to win the 1991 Derby, added: “He is my favourite out of all the horses I have ridden - to have been Horse of the Year as a handicapper says it all. I love him to pieces and he did so much for me. I’m a lot older now and so Generous and those sort of horses seem very distant.”
MILLMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO CECIL
Trainer Rod Millman paid tribute to his stable star Sergeant Cecil, who was retired after finishing last in today’s Royal Bank of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
"He has been wonderful and has taken us to places we never dreamed of going,” said Millman.
"Him winning the Cadaran on Arc weekend was probably the most memorable day, along with his win in the Cesarewitch. We have had some great days with him and he helped to establish Alan Munro again in this country.
"He has been a credit to the girls who have looked after him but he is now nine, isn't getting any quicker and is racing against the best group of stayers there has been.
"Coming here today I was day dreaming in the car thinking that if Yeats wasn't quite right we could stalk him and come through and beat him, but obviously we got tired. It has been a great ride and I want to thank all of the public for their interest in him."
FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
MARJORIE AND BERNARD BENHAM EMERALD ANNIVERSARY
INDIAN IN FRONT
Indian Days made the long journey from James Given’s Lincolnshire stable worthwhile when capturing the £100,000 Marjorie and Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Handicap under Alan Munro.
“Alan said he didn’t travel as well as he did at Newmarket because the ground was a just a bit loose on top where the rain had got in,” said Given.
“He didn’t shirk the issue when he was asked a question and is a big horse who has been a tad unlucky. He’s been knocking on the door and deserved to win one of these.
“We’ll see what the handicapper does with him before deciding where we go next. He was rated 91 and I should think will go up to 97 or 98 and we’ll put him in the Cambridgeshire.”
Munro added: “He was always going to be a nice horse. I rode him the last day at Newmarket and we nearly won the race but just got ran down up the hill.
“He’s just a three-year-old but he’s got a lot of strength and has a lovely physique. We just thought this year that he might win a big one and he’s done it today.”
BLUE SKY BASIN RUNS AWAY WITH XL INSURANCE HANDICAP
“He’s improving fast.”
That was the reaction of trainer Andrew Balding after Blue Sky Basin ran away with the seven-furlong £40,000 XL Insurance Heritage Handicap under Francis Norton.
The winner, an 11/1 chance, travelled supremely well and was in front with over two furlongs to go. Inside the final furlong, he powered right away to score by three and a quarter lengths from House.
Andrew Balding said: “This race was his target at the start of the year, but he took an age to come to hand.
“I didn’t think at one stage that we would get in but the penalty he got for winning at Kempton last week helped.
“It is great for George (Strawbridge, owner). He is reluctant to keep horses in training if they are not Group class.
“This horse could hopefully prove competitive in Group races over seven furlongs and could stay in training as a four-year-old.”
More fifth race quotes - The XL Insurance Heritage Handicap
MORE TO COME FROM FIFTH RACE WINNER
Francis (Franny) Norton, the winning rider on Blue Sky Basin in the fifth race, said: “I think my lad was just the best horse in the race. I managed to get up to the front and give him a breather into up around the turn.
“I had things my own way which made it easier. He never did a stroke for me up the straight, he had his ears pricked. There’s still plenty more to come from this lad.
“He ran around here before so he had experience, the ground was soft that time, but he knew his way around. This horse used to lose his cool before his races and he’d forfeit his chance before the race started.
“The team have done a great job with him. They took him out early today and kept things nice and quite. He behaved impeccably today. Obviously, he kept a little bit in reserve for himself because he kept himself nice and calm and that’s the key to him.
“He ran off 80 today and he’ll probably get himself 20lb the way he won today. He might go for a Listed race. So long as he keeps his cool and keeps his head right, he could be a nice horse in the making.”
SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
EBF NEW HAM MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
HIGH HOPES FOR PACHATTACK
In-form Gerard Butler has big plans for Pachattack after her convincing victory in the EBF New Ham Maiden Fillies’ Stakes under Frankie Dettori.
“Even in February or March she seemed a filly of exceptional ability,” recalled Butler. “She ran against the colts first time out and finished well and one or two nice horses have come out of it.
“She’s done some very nice work recently so we were more than hopeful today. She’s a gorgeous filly and please God she has a nice future.
“She entered in the Moyglare Stud Stakes but I don’t know whether seven furlongs in a Group 1 might be a bit much for her. The Fillies’ Mile at Ascot is her target and I think both the track and the mile will be ideal for her.
“Her owner Michael Deegan has been a big supporter and hopefully there is a lot to look forward to with this filly. We’ll concentrate on Ascot and then see after that.”
Dettori added: “She’s very nice with a lot of scope. She’s very tall and gave me a good feel - it felt like she’ll improve all year.”
Race 7 - De Boer Handicap - Winning Quotes
IMPACT COULD BE PORTLAND BOUND
Favourite backers went home happy as 9/2 chance Total Impact collected the concluding De Boer Handicap over five furlongs on the third day of Glorious Goodwood 2008.
The winner was drawn in stall 9 and asserted close home under Frederik Tylicki to score by a neck from Even Bolder (drawn 3), with Mandurah (drawn 6) third and top-weight Toms Laughter (drawn 8) fourth. This was a first winner at Goodwood for Tylicki while the draw numbers of the first four home augur well for those who chose a low number at today’s bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup draw.
Mark Leatham, who bought Total Impact and heads The Wakey Exiles syndicate commented: “I think Frederik’s 7lb claim made all the difference - he is not going to be a 7lb claimer for much longer.
“It was a typical sprint, as shown by the fact he only won by a neck.
“I think his best trip is five or five and a half furlongs.
“He will be going to go up in the weights now and the Portland Handicap at Doncaster could be a possible target.”
Today’s attendance was 21,678, compared to a figure of 22,948 on the same day last year.
"The difference was virtually all in the Lennox Enclosure - we had very good sales in the Richmond and Gordon Enclosures," said Callum Mackay, Marketing and PR Manager at Goodwood.
"It was the weather that was responsible but the forecast is good for tomorrow and we have healthy advance ticket sales so we look forward to a good day."
THE bluesquare.com STEWARDS’ CUP DRAW
£100,000, 3.50pm, Saturday, August 2, 2008, six furlongs
YEAR/ WINNER DRAW OF FIRST FOUR GOING RAN/STALLS
2007 ZIDANE 11 7 25 13 Good to Firm 27 low
2006 BORDERLESCOTT 19 26 22 28 Good to Firm 27 low
2005 GIFT HORSE 19 17 20 27 Good to Soft 28 low
2004 PIVOTAL POINT 1 24 28 6 Good to Firm 28 low
2003 PATAVELLIAN 27 29 28 3 Good 29 low
2002 BOND BOY 29 9 22 16 G (G/F patch) 28 low
2001 GUINEA HUNTER 19 30 23 7 G (G/F patch 30 low
2000 TAYSEER 28 24 4 19 G (G/F patch) 30 low
1999 HARMONIC WAY 8 10 28 6 Good to Firm 30 low
1998 SUPERIOR PREMIUM 28 25 29 23 Good 29 low
1997 DANETIME 5 23 30 2 Good to Firm 30 low
1996 COASTAL BLUFF 29 23 28 15 Good to Firm 30 low
1995 SHIKARI’S SON 30 26 10 4 Good to Firm 27 low
1994 FOR THE PRESENT 16 20 30 23 Firm 26 low
1993 KING'S SIGNET 21 6 13 28 G/S (S patch) 29 low
1992 LOCHSONG 5 9 13 11 G (G/F patch) 30 low
1991 NOTLEY 28 6 21 16 Good 29 low
1990 KNIGHT OF MERCY 18 14 20 25 Good to Firm 30 low
1989 VERY ADJACENT 20 18 11 14 Firm 22 high
1988 ROTHERFIELD GREYS 9 15 10 8 Good to Soft 28 low
1987 MADRACO 12 30 6 7 Good to Firm 30 low
1986 GREEN RUBY 22 10 12 11 Good 24 low
1985 AL TRUI 20 24 21 11 Good to Soft 28 low
1984 PETONG 11 2 7 21 Good to Firm 26 high
1983 AUTUMN SUNSET 10 3 23 7 Good to Firm 23 high
1982 SOBA 1 23 27 3 Good to Firm 30 high
1981 CREWS HILL 21 8 14 24 Good 30 high
1980 REPETITIOUS 29 4 17 6 Good 28 high
1979 STANDAAN 11 1 3 8 Good 16 high
1978 AHONOORA 15 19 16 6 Firm 23 high
1977 CALIBINA 18 22 17 24 Good 24
1976 JIMMY THE SINGER 5 4 7 10 Good 17
1975 IMPORT 8 14 11 18 Firm 21
1974 RED ALERT 16 20 18 2 Good 25
1973 ALPHADAMUS 20 23 1 21 Firm 27
1972 TOUCH PAPER 6 13 7 16 Good 22
1971 APOLLO NINE 19 23 24 6 Good to Soft 26
1970 JUKEBOX 1 2 23 24 Good 24
1969 ROYAL SMOKE 10 14 15 6 Good 15
1968 SKY DIVER 11 9 15 4 Good 18
1967 SKY DIVER 25 29 7 6 Good 31
1966 PATIENT CONSTABLE 8 2 1 6 Good 25
When the stalls are positioned "low", stall one is placed adjacent to the stands’ rail. When they are placed "high", the highest-numbered stall is placed directly next to the rail on the other side of the course. Because of the large number of runners in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup, the horses are spread across virtually the whole course.
There is a safety limit of 28 in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup.
NEW BLUE SQUARE ODDS FOR SATURDAY’S BIG BETTING RACE
The sponsors bet on Saturday’s £100,000 bluesquare.com Stewards' Cup after the draw:
10 Prime Defender, Borderlescott (from 12/1), 12 King's Apostle, Knot In Wood (from 10/1), 14 Mac Gille Eoin (from 12/1), Machinist, 16 Beaver Patrol, Buachaill Dona, Northern Fling, 20 Bentong, Sohraab, Barney McGrew, Hitchens, Off The Record, 25 Edge Closer, Hoh Hoh Hoh, Orpsie Boy, Something, Siren's Gift, 33 Patavellian, Indian Trail, Hinton Admiral, Rising Shadow, 40 Ashdown Express, Conquest, 50 Confuchias, Protector, Fyodor.
1/4 the odds 1-2-3-4-5
8/1 Winner to wear headgear
11/4 Apprentice jockey to ride the winner
5/1 Dandy Nicholls to train the winner
4/11 Winner to carry 9 stone or more
2/1 Winner to carry 8st 13lb or less
Age of winner:
20/1 - 3yrs
11/10 - 4yrs
5/1 - 5yrs
11/4 - 6yrs
9/2 - 7yrs or older
THE bluesquare.com STEWARDS’ CUP
(HERITAGE HANDICAP) WITH DRAW
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Goodwood, Saturday, August 2, 2008. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 28, a winner 3lb; a winner of two races 5lb. Entries closed, June 17, entries revealed, June 18, 2008 (127 entries), weights revealed July 2, forfeit stage July 15 (104 remained), five-day confirmation stage Monday, July 28 (85 remained). Final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, July 31 (28 declarations). Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, July 30. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer/Jockey Draw
1) 0-(1)(2)6105 EDGE CLOSER 4-9-12 Lady Whent & Friends Richard Hannon/Hadden Frost (5) 10
2) 42(2)-1222 BORDERLESCOTT 6-9-10 James Edgar Robin Bastiman/Pat Cosgrave 1
3) 150-6460 CONFUCHIAS (IRE) 4-9-05 Pattern Racing UK Ltd Karl Burke/Andrew Elliott 18
4) 400020 BEAVER PATROL (IRE) 6-9-04 G C Stevens Eve Johnson Houghton/Richard Hills 6
5) 0-4003020 PRIME DEFENDER 4-9-04 S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion Barry Hills/Michael Hills 19
6) 0-0266200 HOH HOH HOH 6-9-04 Multi Lines 2 Richard Price/Seb Sanders 22
7) (0)35501 BUACHAILL DONA (IRE) 5-9-03 Mike Browne David Nicholls/Adrian Nicholls 27
8) 41325-10 HITCHENS (IRE) 3-9-03 Richard Green Gary Moore/Ryan Moore 5
9) 003500-0 PATAVELLIAN (IRE) 10-9-03 John Deer Roger Charlton/Steve Drowne 25
10) 000-1(6)63 BENTONG (IRE) 5-9-02 H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah Paul Cole/Richard Quinn 24
11) (1)311-530 KING'S APOSTLE (IRE) 4-9-02 Bernard Kantor William Haggas/Liam Jones 3
12) 10-14000 NORTHERN FLING 4-9-01 Jim Dale/Jason Berry David Nicholls/Andrew Mullen (3) 23
13) 0(2)005441 KNOT IN WOOD (IRE) 6-9-01 3lb Ex Rhodes, Kenyon & Gill Richard Fahey/Jamie Moriarty (3) 17
14) (3)01200-0 PROTECTOR (SAF) 7-9-00 Joshua Snellings George Foster/ 11
15) 0040600 INDIAN TRAIL 8-9-00 Martin Love David Nicholls/Alan Munro 9
16) (5)10-0140 MAC GILLE EOIN 4-9-00 M C S D Racing Partnership John Gallagher/Jim Crowley 8
17) 5500-350 ASHDOWN EXPRESS (IRE) 9-8-13 John Jackson William Knight/Paul Doe 2
18) 00-016050 OFF THE RECORD 4-8-12 Peter Onslow & Ian Henderson James Given/Richard Hughes 28
19) 403200 HINTON ADMIRAL 4-8-11 Aidan J Ryan Racing I Richard Fahey/Frederik Tylicki (7) 21
20) 00001450 RISING SHADOW (IRE) 7-8-11 G Morrill Noel Wilson/Jimmy Quinn 26
21) 024000 MACHINIST (IRE) 8-8-11 Jenny & Mark Pitman Racing Club David Nicholls/Silvestre De Sousa 7
22) -(4)(1)(3)(1)05 ORPSIE BOY (IRE) 5-8-10 Vanessa Church Nick Littmoden/Kirsty Milczarek (3) 20
23) 03-030000 SOMETHING (IRE) 6-8-10 Middleham Park Racing LIII David Nicholls/ 15
24) 22020-1010 SOHRAAB 4-8-10 3lb Ex Pangfield Racing Hughie Morrison/Travis Block (3) 13
25) 0005000 CONQUEST (IRE) 4-8-09 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXXVIII William Haggas/Dane O’Neill 14
26) 416(4)-5330 SIREN'S GIFT 4-8-09 Jeff Smith Andrew Balding/Francis Norton 4
27) 0301060 FYODOR (IRE) 7-8-09 The Fyodor Partnership William Haggas/Johnny Murtagh 12
28) 0-000104 BARNEY MCGREW (IRE) 5-8-08 Andrew Tinkler Michael Dods/Ted Durcan 16
bluesquare.com STEWARDS’ CUP DRAW NEWS
The draw for Saturday’s £100,000 bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup was held at noon today, with connections able to choose their draw number after horses’ names were drawn out by model Jodie Kidd.
Connections were split as to whether to go high or low. First out was Hoh Hoh Hoh, whose connections went for stall 22. Indeed, the first three horses out of the hat all went for draws above 20 until connections of the fourth horse out, 2006 victor Borderlescott, went for stall one. The six-year-old won from stall 19 in 2006 and finished the short-head runner-up from stall seven 12 months ago. Following the draw, sponsors Blue Square clipped the 2006 victor into 10/1 (from 12/1).
Sprint king David Nicholls, successful with Tayseer in 2000 and Gift Horse in 2005, saddles five runners. His wife Alex Greaves selected the draw positions for each of the quintet - Buachaill Dona (27), last seen out when successful in the Gosforth Park Handicap at Newcastle on June 27, Northern Fling (23), who has run better than his form figures would suggest on his latest two outings at Ascot, Indian Trail (9), who finished third in the consolation Stewards’ Sprint Handicap last season, Machinist (7), who was 13th a year ago and Something (15), who ran well for a long way when 12th in 2007.
Veteran 10-year-old Patavellian (drawn 25), started just two positions away in stall 27 when triumphing five years ago.
The combination of trainer Barry Hills and his jockey son Michael are responsible for the 10/1 joint market leader Prime Defender (19), who ran a great race to finish seventh, beaten only two lengths in total, behind Marchand D’Or in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket on July 11. Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, selected stall 19 having been the 10th horse out of the hat.
Explaining his decision, Hills junior said: “We are happy that he is off the rail. We can decide where to go and he has room. There is plenty of pace on both sides.”
Local trainer William Knight plumped for stall two for Ashdown Express and said: “I just wanted to be close to Borderlescott as he tends to fly out of the gates.”
Mac Gillie Eoin’s trainer John Gallager decided to go for stall eight, stating: “All the speed is on the stands’ side. He needs a good gallop and to come off a strong pce. He missed the break when he won here before and needs something to run at. I am pleased to be on the same side as the likes of Borderlescott. I just hope we don’t get too much of the wet stuff before Saturday.”
FANTASTIC NASSAU IN PROSPECT
A superb card on Goodwood on Saturday includes the meeting’s second Group One contest - the £200,000 Blue Square Nassau Stakes - in which many of Europe’s best fillies and mares are set to line up.
Aidan O’Brien, who won last year’s race with Peeping Fawn, is set to bid for his 17th Group One success of the season with Halfway To Heaven, who will have her first start since winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas in May. O’Brien has already won Goodwood’s other Group One, the BGC Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, with Henrythenavigator.
There is another leading contender from Ireland in the Jim Bolger-trained Lush Lashes, who will be having her sixth start of the season and the first since she won the Group One Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Bolger won the 2005 Blue Square Nassau Stakes with Alexander Goldrun.
The Henry Cecil-trained Passage Of Time returned to form with a Listed success on July 19 and she would have a major chance on her best form last year, which culminated in a close third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Monmouth Park.
The Dunlop family have two chances of landing the race. Arundel-based John, a director of Goodwood Racecourse, saddles Muthabara, who began the year with a big reputation and won the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury before putting in unplaced but creditable efforts in both the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes.
John Dunlop’s son Harry, who trains in Lambourn, will rely on Classic Remark, winner of a Listed event at Newcastle recently.
Cheveley Park Stud’s colours were carried to victory by Russian Rhythm in the 2003 Blue Square Nassau Stakes and David and Patricia Thompson’s breeding operation will run Heaven Sent on Saturday. The Pivotal filly, trained like Russian Rhythm by Sir Michael Stoute, most recently finished third to Nahoodh in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Meeting.
Majestic Roi finished sixth in the Newmarket race but she has already scored at the highest level, winning the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in October.
Sir Mark Prescott has won the Blue Square Nassau Stakes twice before - with Last Second in 1996 and Alborada two years later - and he bids for a third success with Soft Morning, who has been placed on both her starts this year, most recently when second in a Listed race at York on July 25.
The field is completed by the Barry Hills-trained Sugar Mint, who finished fifth in the same event at York, and Cape Amber, whose best effort this year was when second to Lush Lashes in the Musidora Stakes at York.
GOING UPDATE AT 10AM
The going ahead of the third day of Glorious Goodwood is
GOOD TO FIRM
after watering last night.
Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, said: “We put down eight millimetres overnight on the straight and around the top bend. I’m delighted with the results of the watering - it has got the moisture back into the ground where it was needed. The Going Stick reading is 9.1, as it was at the same time yesterday morning showing that the watering has worked.
“We have also taken down the false running rail on the last three and a half furlongs of the straight to produce some fresh ground and we’ll take down the remainder of the rail on the bend this evening.”
Looking ahead to the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup on Saturday, Buckley does not think any stall position will have a great advantage.
“I think it’s very even across the course, there is no real bias and the most important thing will be to be where the pace is.”
Today’s market movers:
2.15pm MOET HENNESSY FILLIES’ STAKES (GROUP 3)
Gravitation 6/1 (from 7/1) Stan James
2.50pm AUDI STAKES (GROUP 3)
Crimson Fern 10/1 (from 14/1) Paddy Power, 10/1 (from 12/1) Stan James
Dandy Man 5/2 (from 11/4) Ladbrokes
Masta Plasta 9/2 (from 5/1) Coral
3.30pm ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GOODWOOD CUP (GROUP 2)
Yeats 1/2 (from 4/6) Stan James, 4/7 (from 4/6) William Hill
4.05pm MARJORIE AND BERNARD BENHAM EMERALD ANNIVERSARY HANDICAP
Drill Sergeant 14/1 (from 22/1) Coral
Indian Days 9/1 (from 12/1) Stan James
4.40pm XL INSURANCE HANDICAP
Adversity 7/2 (from 4/1) Stan James
Tawaash 10/1 (from 12/1) William Hill
5.15pm EBF NEW HAM FILLIES’ MAIDEN STAKES
Sanvean 5/2 (from 11/4) Ladbrokes, 2/1 (from 5/2) William Hill
5.50pm DE BOER HANDICAP
Merlin’s Dancer 12/1 (from 14/1) Stan James
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm MOET HENNESSY FILLIES' STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£70,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo 8st 6lb; 4yo+ 9st 6lb Penalties after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties) Weight for age 3 from 4yo 14lb Entries 15 pay £350 Penalty Value 1st £39,739; 2nd £15,064; 3rd £7,539; 4th £3,759; 5th £1,883; 6th £945
1 GRAVITATION (Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden) William Jarvis 3-8-6 Alan Munro  9/2
2 FOLK OPERA (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-6 Frankie Dettori  9/4f
3 MIRACLE SEEKER (D Burke) Clive Cox 3-8-6 Philip Robinson 
4 SUSIE MAY (Mrs Charles Cyzer) Gary Moore 4-9-6 George Baker 
5 QUEEN OF NAPLES (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-6 Richard Mullen 
6 SAMIRA GOLD (FR) (Jaber Abdullah) Luca Cumani 4-9-6 Seb Sanders 
7 HI CALYPSO (IRE) (Philip Newton) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-11 R L Moore 
Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, William Date of Birth:14/10/60 Based: Phantom House Stables, Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Part of the Jarvis racing dynasty that included grandfather William Rose and father William Joseph Ryan, William began riding horses as a toddler. Educated at Harrow, William retained an enthusiasm for riding and rode his first winner, Chance Belle, at Redcar in June 1977. He soon grew too big for the saddle and decided to see some of the world instead, working in Australia for trainers Tommy Smith and George Hanlon in 1978. Returned to Newmarket the following year to become pupil assistant to Henry Cecil. Took over the family stables of Phantom House after Willie Misson moved on. Enjoyed his first winner as a trainer when Dorset Cottage won a maiden at Beverley on June 4, 1985.Became a dual-purpose handler in 1992, but is primarily known for his flat exploits. Major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge), Norfolk Stakes (1987 Colmore Row), Richmond Stakes (1989 Contract Law), Doncaster Cup (1989 Weld) totesport.com Silver Bowl (2007 Tobosa), Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes (2008 Gravitation) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Norfolk Stakes (1987 Colmore Row), Queen’s Vase (1989 Weld), St James’s Palace Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge) Trains at Phantom House Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk First Goodwood winner: Raisinhell (May 21, 1986) Goodwood winners: 15 (4 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1990-2008): 88: 73: 51: 53: 59: 54: 42: 51: 58: 54: 29: 47: 55: 46: 50: 48: 42; 57; 53; Wins in a season: (1990-2007): 31: 29: 22: 21: 23: 27: 14: 18: 17: 14: 20: 21: 18: 21: 21: 27; 25; 13; Wins This In 2008: 21
Winning jockey:-Name: Munro, Alan Born: January 14, 1967 Classic Wins: Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous), Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2006 Araafa) First Winner: Sentimental Roses, Yarmouth, August, 1985 Background: Partnered his first success for trainer Barry Hills before joining Mel Brittain’s North Yorkshire stable the following year while spending winters riding in America. He moved on to ride for Bill O’Gorman, and in the spring of 1991 was appointed retained rider to owner Prince Fahd Salman, for whom he won the Derby on Generous. In the mid 1990s he headed to the Far East, riding in Japan and Hong Kong before in 2000 deciding he wanted to take a break from horses. He took up karate and is now a black belt in the sport but decided it was time for a return to racing, explaining “No-one calls and you lose your identity - you have to readjust to being just a small person in the world and it's really hard.'' He returned to Britain for the start of the 2005 season, riding mainly for Rod Millman but was sidelined in 2006 and 2007 after suffering a blackout. Finished second on his first ride since August 2006 when riding at Toulouse on February 13, 2008, four days before riding a winner on his return to England at Lingfield. Other Big Race Wins Include: Budweiser International (1992 Zoman), Coventry Stakes (1990 Macs Imp, 1991 Dilum), Ebor (2005 Sergeant Cecil), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), Northumberland Plate (2005 Sergeant Cecil), Prix d’Ispahan (1992 Zoman), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum, 2006 Hamoody), Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes (2008 Gravitation) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Coventry Stakes (1990 Mac’s Imp, 1991 Dilum); Norfolk Stakes (1991 Magic Ring, 2006 Dutch Art); Chesham Stakes (1991 Fair Cop); Royal Hunt Cup (1994 Face North); St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Queen Mary Stakes (2008 Langs Lash) First Royal Ascot winner: Mac’s Imp, Coventry Stakes, June 1990 First Goodwood Winner: Mac’s Imp, Clive Graham Graduation Stakes, May 23, 1990 Total Goodwood Wins: 28 (7 at Festival meeting) Number of Wins 2005-07: 60; 49; -; Wins in 2008: 38
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm AUDI STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£70,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 2 race 8lb; of a Group 1 race 10lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties) Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb Entries 22 pay £350 Penalty Value 1st £39,739; 2nd £15,064; 3rd £7,539; 4th £3,759; 5th £1,883; 6th £945
1 ENTICING (IRE) (Lael Stables) William Haggas 4-8-11 Johnny Murtagh  9/1
2 MASTA PLASTA (IRE) (Lady O’Reilly) David Nicholls 5-9-0 Adrian Nicholls  13/2
3 DANDY MAN (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-0 Frankie Dettori  7/4f
4 STARLIT SANDS (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-7 S Sanders 
5 FAT BOY (IRE) (M Sines) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Richard Hughes 
6 ROWE PARK (Sue Ashdown) Linda Jewell 5-9-5 Liam Keniry 
7 MOORHOUSE LAD (Ron Hull) Bryan Smart 5-9-0 Ryan Moore 
8 CRIMSON FERN (IRE) (Malcolm Saunders) Malcolm Saunders 4-8-11 Tom McLaughlin 
9 CUTE ASS (IRE) (Bigwigs Bloodstock II) Karl Burke 3-8-7 Ted Durcan 
10 SAKHEE'S SONG (IRE) (D Mac A’bhaird & Dr O Butting) David Elsworth 4-8-11 Alan Munro 
11 DESERT LORD (Bull & Bell Partnership) Kevin Ryan 8-9-0 Jamie Spencer 
12 MORINQUA (IRE) (D Mac A’bhaird & Dr O Butting) James Given 4-8-11 Tom Queally 
Winning Trainer: Name Haggas, William John Date of Birth: 23/8/60 Date of first trainer's licence: 20/11/86 First winner: Tricky Note, Newmarket, April 15, 1987, EBF Bartlow Stakes Previous Occupation: Assistant trainer to Sir Mark Prescott and John Winter British Classic wins: (1) Shaamit (1996 Vodafone Derby - his first (and so far only) runner in the Classic) Other Major wins include: Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont, 2004 Brunel), Audi Stakes (2008 Enticing), Betfred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Champagne Stakes (1990 Bog Trotter), Crocker Bulteel Handicap (1996 Yeast), Joel Stakes (1996 Yeast), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Insulpak Victoria Cup Handicap (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2000 Superstar Leo), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Molecomb Stakes (2003 Majestic Missile), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), Prix du Petit Couvert (2006 Majestic Missile) totesport.com Challenge Cup (2007 Candidato Roy), William Hill Lincoln (2007 Very Wise) Trains at Somerville Lodge, Newmarket Suffolk Royal Ascot wins (5): Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Hampton Court Stakes (2008 Collection), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2000 Superstar Leo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile) First Royal Ascot Win: Yeast (June 19, 1996 - Royal Hunt Cup) First Goodwood Winner: Munadhil, Pilley Green Stakes, September 12, 1987 Total Goodwood Wins: 14 (3 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1993-2008): 47; 37; 37; 42; 45; 49; 53; 58; 72; 63; 70; 82; 88; 96; 102; Wins in a season (1991-2007): 27; 13; 13; 22; 19; 28; 12; 47; 45; 39; 43; 44; 75; 46; 53; 59; 57 Wins in 2008: 51
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: 17 (12 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 17
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.30pm ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GOODWOOD CUP (GROUP TWO)
£100,000 guaranteed, 2m, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 4lb; fillies 8st 1lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 7lb; fillies 9st 4lb Penalties after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties) Entries 16 pay £500 Penalty Value 1st £56,770; 2nd £21,520; 3rd £10,770; 4th £5,370; 5th £2,690; 6th £1,350
1 YEATS (IRE) (Sue Magnier & Diane Nagle) Aidan O'Brien IRE 7-9-12 Johnny Murtagh  8/15f
2 TUNGSTEN STRIKE (USA) (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 7-9-7 Darryll Holland  33/1
3 SAGARA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-7 Ted Durcan  33/1
4 DISTINCTION (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd) Sir Michael Stoute 9-9-7 Jimmy Fortune 
5 REGAL FLUSH (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-7 Frankie Dettori 
6 HONOLULU (IRE) (Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-7 Seamie Heffernan 
7 BULWARK (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ian Williams 6-9-7 Jim Crowley 
8 SERGEANT CECIL (Terry Cooper) Rod Millman 9-9-7 Alan Munro 
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), Royal Bank of Scotland Goodwood Cup (2006 & 2008Yeats), 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: 10 (9 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): 15
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) Other Major Wins: Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (2008 Yeats) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 18 (13 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 18
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm MARJORIE & BERNARD BENHAM EMERALD ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE HANDICAP
£100,000 guaranteed, For 3yo Weights highest weight not less than 9st v7lb (any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that vratingt and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 7lb; subsequently, the excessover 110 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after July 19, for each race won 6lb Khateeb’s Handicap Mark 106 Entries 32 pay £350 Penalty Value 1st £62,310; 2nd £18,660; 3rd £9,330; 4th £4,670; 5th £2,330; 6th £1,170
1 INDIAN DAYS (D Fish) James Given 3-8-6 Alan Munro  5/1
2 MILITARY POWER (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Hills 3-8-3 Liam Jones  4/1f
3 DRILL SERGEANT (J Barson) Mark Johnston 3-8-8 John Egan  16/1
4 AGE OF REASON (UAE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Frankie Dettori 
5 STEELE TANGO (USA) (The Thirty Acre Racing Partnership) Roger Teal 3-8-9 Ted Durcan 
6 RAMONA CHASE (Norman Ormiston) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-9 Richard Hughes 
7 UPTON GREY (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-7 Richard Mullen 
8 PORTHOLE (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-8-3 Chris Catlin 
9 LATIN LAD (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-7 Francis Norton 
10 HUNTING COUNTRY (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-8 Joe Fanning 
11 DR FAUSTUS (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-1 Ryan Moore 
12 DONA ALBA (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 3-8-5 Eddie Ahern 
13 DAUBERVAL (IRE) (Norman Ormiston) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-5 Martin Dwyer 
14 SIBERIAN TIGER (IRE) (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Darryll Holland 
15 KHATEEB (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-7 Richard Hills 
Winning Trainer - Name: James Given MRCVS Born: June 10, 1966 Based: Stafford’s Yard, Willoughton, Lincs Background: James is a vet who began his racing career as an Assistant Trainer to Mark Johnston. After three and a half years in this job he won a scholarship to study training methods in Dubai. James started training in his own right in November 1998 from a yard based at Wolverhampton Racecourse. In April 1999 he moved his operation to his current base in Lincolnshire. Big Race Wins: Tote Cambridgeshire (2001 I Cried For You), Molecomb Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Goodwood Stakes (2001 & 2002 Hugs Dancer), Cumberland Plate (2002 Hugs Dancer),Tote Ebor (2002 Hugs Dancer), May Hill Stakes (2002 Summitville), Flying Childers Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Chester Cup (2003 Hugs Dancer), Princess Royal Willmott Dixon Stakes (2007 Trick Or Treat), Princess Elizabeth Stakes First Goodwood winner: Hugs Dancer (Goodwood Stakes, August 1, 2001) Number of Goodwood winners: 6 (4 at July Meeting) Horses in training (2001-08): 65; 83; 104; 125; 95; 75; 53; 72; Wins (1998-2007): 0; 8; 17; 20; 26; 47; 32; 30; 33; 29; Wins In 2008: 21
Winning jockey:-Name: Munro, Alan Born: January 14, 1967 Classic Wins: Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous), Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2006 Araafa) First Winner: Sentimental Roses, Yarmouth, August, 1985 Background: Partnered his first success for trainer Barry Hills before joining Mel Brittain’s North Yorkshire stable the following year while spending winters riding in America. He moved on to ride for Bill O’Gorman, and in the spring of 1991 was appointed retained rider to owner Prince Fahd Salman, for whom he won the Derby on Generous. In the mid 1990s he headed to the Far East, riding in Japan and Hong Kong before in 2000 deciding he wanted to take a break from horses. He took up karate and is now a black belt in the sport but decided it was time for a return to racing, explaining “No-one calls and you lose your identity - you have to readjust to being just a small person in the world and it's really hard.'' He returned to Britain for the start of the 2005 season, riding mainly for Rod Millman but was sidelined in 2006 and 2007 after suffering a blackout. Finished second on his first ride since August 2006 when riding at Toulouse on February 13, 2008, four days before riding a winner on his return to England at Lingfield. Other Big Race Wins Include: Budweiser International (1992 Zoman), Coventry Stakes (1990 Macs Imp, 1991 Dilum), Ebor (2005 Sergeant Cecil), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), Northumberland Plate (2005 Sergeant Cecil), Prix d’Ispahan (1992 Zoman), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum, 2006 Hamoody), Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes (2008 Gravitation) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Coventry Stakes (1990 Mac’s Imp, 1991 Dilum); Norfolk Stakes (1991 Magic Ring, 2006 Dutch Art); Chesham Stakes (1991 Fair Cop); Royal Hunt Cup (1994 Face North); St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Queen Mary Stakes (2008 Langs Lash) First Royal Ascot winner: Mac’s Imp, Coventry Stakes, June 1990 First Goodwood Winner: Mac’s Imp, Clive Graham Graduation Stakes, May 23, 1990 Total Goodwood Wins: 29 (8 at Festival meeting) Number of Wins 2005-07: 60; 49; -; Wins in 2008: 39
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm Xl INSURANCE HERITAGE HANDICAP
£40,000 guaranteed, 7f, for 3yo rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 7st 12lb Penalties after July 19, for each race won 6lb Iguazu Fall’s Handicap Mark 103 Entries 34 pay £200 Penalty Value 1st £24,924; 2nd £7,464; 3rd £3,732; 4th £1,868; 5th £932; 6th £468
1 BLUE SKY BASIN (George Strawbridge) Andrew Balding 3-8-5 Francis Norton  11/1
2 HOUSE (Antoniades Family) Luca Cumani 3-8-4 Chris Catlin  13/2
3 RELATIVE ORDER (Heading For The Rocks Partnership) John Best 3-8-5 Liam Keniry  20/1
4 FERVENT PRINCE (Thurloe Finsbury II) Hughie Morrison 3-8-8 Steve Drowne  25/1
5 AYE AYE DIGBY (IRE) (Trolley Action) Henry Candy 3-8-8 Richard Mullen 
6 FATHSTA (IRE) (Speedlith Group) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-9 Jamie Spencer 
7 ROYAL INTRUDER (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XX) Richard Hannon 3-8-8 Richard Hughes 
8 ADVERSITY (Sir Alex Ferguson) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-13 Ryan Moore  3/1f
9 KEEP DISCOVERING (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-7 Greg Fairley 
10 KING'S WONDER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 3-7-12 Jimmy Quinn 
11 TAWAASH (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-2 Richard Hills 
12 NIGHTJAR (USA) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-1 Liam Jones 
13 NORTHERN BOLT (Jim Dale Jason Berry) David Nicholls 3-7-13 Catherine Gannon 
14 CARLETON (The Square Table) Willie Musson 3-8-8 Stephen Donohoe 
15 ALWAYS A ROCK (IRE) (Aalways Trying Partnership IV) Mark Johnston 3-8-6 Joe Fanning 
16 SUMMON UP THEBLOOD (Derek & Jean Clee) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Darryll Holland 
17 RETTORICAL LAD (J Wogtherspoon) Jamie Poulton 3-7-12 David Kinsella 
Non-runner: 11 Fabreze, 1 Iguazu Falls, 2 Cobo Bay
Distances: 3 1/4, 2 1/4, 1, 3/4, sh, nk, sh, nse, 2 1/4, 3/4, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 3 1/4, sh, 2 3/4, 21
Time: 1m 25.15s
Breeder: George Strawbridge
Breeding: b g Desert Prince (IRE) - Kimba (USA) (Kris S (USA))
Totes: Win: £14.90 Places: £3.20, £1.80, £4.60, £5.90 Exacta: £74.60
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur jockey and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, Andrew joined Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as the yard’s amateur jockey. In just over one hundred rides he rode 20 winners under rules, which included winning The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 Andrew joined the Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter named joined the Kingsclere team when Lynda Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who plays a part in various sides of the business as well as working as an account manager for Johnno Spence Consulting and also as personal assistant to her sister in law, Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (207 Dream Eater), Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) First Goodwood winner: Phoenix Reach (July 29, 2003 - Peugeot Gordon Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 8 (3 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (2003-2008): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121 Number of wins in a season (2003-2007): 54; 48; 40; 48; 32; Wins in 2008: 49
Winning jockey:-Name: Norton, Francis Born: July 28, 1970 Big Race Wins Include: Ebor Handicap (1991 Deposki), Cambridgeshire (1999 She’s Our Mare), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Calsberg Stand Cup (2006 Foxhaven), Coral Sprint Trophy (2006 Rising Shadow), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2006 Princess Iris), Badener Meile (2007 Banknote), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (207 Dream Eater)Royal Ascot Wins (3): Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa, June 21, 2001, Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2007 Binanti) First Royal Ascot Winner: Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa) First Goodwood Winner: Peppiatt (Consolation Stewards’ Cup H’cap, September 12, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 22 (9 at July Meeting) Wins (1991-2007): 37, 37, 24, 11, 23, 17, 22, 40, 47, 77, 82, 39, 68, 62, 70, 82, 55, Wins This Season: 29
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.15pm E.B.F. NEW HAM MAIDEN FILLIES' STAKES
£20,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo which are EBF eligible Weights 9st Entries 36 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962
1 PACHATTACK (USA) (M Deegan) Gerard Butler 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori  13/2
2 CARELESS WHISPER (Gary & Linnet Woodward (2)) John Hills 2-9-0 Eddie Ahern  40/1
3 PERSIAN MEMORIES (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Ltd) John Dunlop 2-9-0 Tom Queally  66/1
4 BELLA ROWENA (Horses For Causes) Andrew Balding 2-9-0 Francis Norton 
5 SANVEAN (IRE) (Margaret Findlay) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Ryan Moore  2/1f
6 HIGH HEELED (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Steven Jenkins) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Michael Hills 
7 MIDDAY (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 2-9-0 Ted Durcan 
8 RUSSIAN RAVE (The Traditionalists) Jonny Portman 2-9-0 Jack Doyle 
9 LAKE KALAMALKA (IRE) (Capt J Macdonald-Buchanan) John Dunlop 2-9-0 Richard Mullen 
10 ORDER ORDER (David & Jennifer Seiff) Harry Dunlop 2-9-0 Seb Sanders 
11 BRIEF CANDLE (Exors of the late Caryl Harris) Walter Swinburn 2-9-0 Alan Munro 
12 JA ONE (IRE) (J Acheson) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Richard Hills 
13 MISS SOPHISTICAT (Sheila Mitchell) William Knight 2-9-0 Paul Doe 
14 PRINCESS HANNAH (A Patey) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes 
15 CARAVAN OF DREAMS (IRE) (Peter Savill) Michael Jarvis 2-9-0 Neil Callan 
Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Background: Started out as a stable lad in Chantilly. Spent four years as assistant to D Wayne Lukas before spending a year with Chris Hayes in Australia and three years working for John Dunlop. Father owned Pier House Stud on the Curragh and brother Edward was a trainer in Ireland. Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Cadland Stables, Newmarket (moved there in May 2008, having previously trained from Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire) Wins (1998-2006): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir)Total Goodwood winners: 17 (8 at July Meeting) Wins (1998-2007): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19; 29;Wins in 2008: 14
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: 153 (48 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: 32
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.50pm DE BOER HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 4yo+ Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights Highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 8st 2lb Penalties after July 19, for each race won 6lb Tom’s Laughter’s Handicap Mark 91 Entries 41 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £12,952, 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962
1 TOTAL IMPACT (The Wakey Exiles) Richard Fahey 5-8-8 Frederik Tylicki (7)  9/2f
2 EVEN BOLDER (Astrod Ta Austin Stroud & Co) Eric Wheeler 5-8-3 Liam Jones  25/1
3 MANDURAH (IRE) (Martin Hignett) David Nicholls 4-8-4 Adrian Nicholls  10/1
4 TOMS LAUGHTER (Five To Follow) Ron Harris 4-9-7b Kevin Ghunowa (3)  6/1
5 TONY THE TAP (K Mercer & S Mercer) William Muir 7-8-13 Richard Mullen 
6 OCEAN BLAZE (Ocean View Properties International Ltd) Rod Millman 4-9-1 Alan Munro 
7 SPECIAL DAY (Suzanne & Nigel Williams) Barry Hills 4-9-3 Michael Hills 
8 JOHANNES (IRE) (John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn) Eoin O'Neill 5-8-11 Chris Catlin 
9 BERTIE SOUTHSTREET (G G Racing) John Best 5-8-3 Jimmy Quinn 
10 MERLIN'S DANCER (Helen Chamberlain & Tom Parker) Simon Dow 8-9-5 Seb Sanders 
11 BLAZING HEIGHTS (Jim Goldie Racing Club) Jim Goldie 5-8-6 Hayley Turner 
12 GUEST CONNECTIONS (Hall Farm Racing & David Nicholls) David Nicholls 5-8-3 Francis Norton 
13 MAGIC GLADE (Sarah Grayson) Peter Grayson 9-8-8 Tom McLaughlin 
14 BOND CITY (IRE) (Reg Bond) Geoff Oldroyd 6-9-5b1 Frankie Dettori 
15 DIANE'S CHOICE (The Dark Side) Gay Kelleway 5-7-9t Rosie Jessop (7) 
16 dht ELHAMRI (Norman Ormiston) Sylvester Kirk 4-9-7 Jamie Spencer 
16 dht MILLFIELDS DREAMS (Theresa Fitsall) Paul Leech 9-8-8 Stephen Donohoe 
18 DIGITAL (Bill Wightman) Mick Channon 11-8-11 Sam Hitchcott 
19 MAMBO SPIRIT (IRE) (Jones, Jones, Clarke & O’Sullivan) James Given 4-9-0 Tom Queally 
20 RASAMAN (IRE) (Royston Vasey) Kevin Ryan 4-8-12 Neil Callan 
Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) First Goodwood Winner: Superior Premium, Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, August 1, 1998 Total Goodwood Wins: 8 (5 at Festival meeting) Horses in training (1995-2008): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; Wins (1993-2007): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 38; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 72 Wins in 2008: 75
Winning Jockey:-Name: Tylicki, Frederik Based c/o Richard Fahey, Malton, N Yorks Background: Son of three-time German champion jockey, Poland-born Andrzej Tylicki, who committed suicide in 2003. Frederik became interested in horses when 13 and began riding out with his father but moved to Ireland with his mother in 2001 after his parents divorced. Had apprenticeships with Dermot Weld and Jim Bolger before he followed close friend Jamie Moriaty across the Irish Sea to join Richard Fahey’s yard in early 2008. First Winner in Ireland: Chantelle, Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap, Navan, April 24, 2004. First Winner in Britain: Kings College Boy, Yorkshire Racing Festival Apprentice Handicap, Beverley, June 24, 2008. Big Race Wins: John Smith’s Cup (2008 Flying Clarets) First Goodwood Winner: Total Impact, De Boer Handicap, July 31, 2008 Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at Glorious Goodwood) Wins This Season: 10
RACING POST LEADING RIDER AWARD
STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY THREE
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Johnny Murtagh 5 1 1
Ryan Moore 3 - 1
Frankie Dettori 2 3 1
Richard Hughes 2 1 1
Alan Munro 2 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 1 1
Richard Hills 1 1 -
Seb Sanders 1 - 1
William Buick 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Francis Norton 1 - -
Frederik Tylicki 1 - -
Jimmy Fortune - 3 -
Liam Jones - 2 2
Martin Dwyer - 1 2
Eddie Ahern - 1 1
Chris Catlin - 1 1
Ted Durcan - 1 1
Stephen Carson - 1 -
Steve Drowne - 1 -
Darryll Holland - 1 -
Jimmy Quinn - 1 -
Fergus Sweeney - 1 -
Philip Robinson - - 3
Neil Callan - - 1
John Egan - - 1
Liam Keniry - - 1
Tom Queally - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1
LEADING TRAINER STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY THREETrainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 2 1 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 - 1
Mark Johnston 2 - 1
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - -
Luca Cumani 1 4 -
David Nicholls 1 1 1
Andrew Balding 1 1 -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - 2
John Dunlop 1 - 1
William Haggas 1 - 1
Ian Williams 1 - 1
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
James Given 1 - -
William Jarvis 1 - -
John Gosden - 2 -
John Hills - 2 -
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 2
Karl Burke - 1 -
Paul Cole - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Eve Johnson Houghton - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Amanda Perrett - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
Eric Wheeler - 1 -
Clive Cox - - 2
John Best - - 2
Jim Boyle - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 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
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes GRAVITATION William Jarvis Alan Munro 9/2
Audi Stakes (Group Three) ENTICING William Haggas Johnny Murtagh 9/1
Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (Group Two) YEATS Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 8/15f
Marjorie & Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Handicap INDIAN DAYS James Given Alan Munro 5/1
XL Insurance Heritage Handicap BLUE SKY BASIN Andrew Balding Francis Norton 11/1
EBF New Ham Maiden Fillies’ Stakes PACHATTACK Gerard Butler Frankie Dettori 13/2
De Boer Handicap TOTAL IMPACT Richard Fahey Frederik Tylicki 9/4f