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Thursday, August 16, 2001


Tote Ebor, Wednesday August 22, York

10-Artillery, 8-Ovambo, 10-Solo Flight, 12-Akbar, 12-Travelmate, 14-Cover Up 14-First Ballot, 14-Mutakarrim, 16-Elsaamri, 16-Kuster, 16-Maniatis, 16-Mediterranean 20-Ansar, 20-Capal Garmon, 20-Hambleden, 20-Mana D'argent, 20-Order 20-Reason, 20-Thari, 20-Moon Emperor, 20-Ravenswood, 20-Shayadi, 25-Brother Joe 25-Distinguished Cove, 25-Dominant Duchess, 25-Hirapour, 25-Loop The Loup 25-Quest For Peace, 25-Rhythmicall, 25-Windsor Boy, 25-Zafonium, 33-Bawsian 33-Canford, 33-Compton Commander, 33-Court Shareef, 33-Courteous, 33-Cracow 33-Father Juninho, 33-Fly With Me, 33-Hannibal Lad, 33-King's Mill, 33-Mist Of Magic
33-Polar Red, 33-Sudden Flight, 33-Weet For Me, 33-Spring Pursuit, 33-Virgin Soldier

Each way ¼ odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4


Adrian Nicholls

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 16th August 2001, held an enquiry to establish whether or not Adrian Nicholls, the rider of RUDI'S PET (IRE) had committed a breach of Jockey Club Instruction H17 headed 'Jockeys Riding to their Draw' concerning his riding in The Banham Poultry Conditions Stakes at Yarmouth on 8th August. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Yarmouth Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because this was his fifth offence within the previous twelve months.

The Committee considered evidence from Nicholls. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

The Committee found Nicholls to be in breach of Jockey Club Instruction H17 headed 'Jockeys Riding to their Draw' and was of the opinion that he allowed the gelding to drift right before reaching the marker poles without attempting to keep it straight.

The Committee did not consider that Nicholls's explanation that the horse was hanging and he had done everything possible to keep the gelding straight was borne out by the evidence.

As this was his fifth offence within the last twelve months, they suspended him from riding for 8 days from Friday 24th August to Friday 31st August inclusive.

Wincanton Races Company Limited

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 16th August 2001 to consider whether or not Wincanton Races Company Limited, the Managing Executive of Wincanton Racecourse, had committed breaches of Rule 80 (ii) (a) of the Rules of Racing, in the light of Rule 80 (ii) (b) and the Jockey Club General Instructions 11.1 headed "Requirements for the Provision of Racecourse Medical Services" and 11.2, headed "Responsibilities of Racecourse Medical Officers and other Medical Staff", in that at their meeting on 11th May:

JCGI 11.2 (paragraph 3 (c))- the Senior Racecourse Medical Officer (RMO) failed to ensure that the correct number of ambulances were on the racecourse one hour before the advertised time of the first race; JCGI 11.2 (paragraph 3 (d)) - the Senior RMO failed to ensure all Medical staff were aware of the nature and location of their duties;

JCGI 11.2 (paragraph 3 (f)) - the Senior RMO failed to ensure that a full briefing had been given to all Medical staff, at least 45 minutes before the advertised time of the first race;

JCGI 11.2, (paragraph 4 (a)) - the Senior RMO, when informing the nominated representative of the Managing Executive and the Clerk of the Scales that the medical arrangements on the racecourse were satisfactory, failed to provide details of the above shortcomings.

Having considered the evidence, including a statement from Stephen Higgins, the Racecourse Manager and representative of the Managing Executive, the Committee accepted an admission from the Managing Executive that they were in breach of Rule 80 (ii) (a) on all four counts. It imposed a fine of £1250 upon Wincanton Races Company Limited.

Ian Mongan

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 16th August 2001 into the analysis of the sample of urine provided by Ian Mongan, an apprentice jockey, at Newbury Racecourse on 20th April 2001.

Mongan's sample was found to contain frusemide which is a diuretic and banned substance. Having considered the evidence, including a statement from Mongan, the Committee accepted an admission from him that he was in breach of Rule 66(viii) of the Rules of Racing and imposed a fine of £500 upon him. It also ordered Mongan to be the subject of an enhanced sampling programme in accordance with the Jockey Club Protocol and Rules for the Testing of Riders for Banned Substances and Procedures for Notifiable Medications.

Ian Mongan

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 16th August 2001 to consider whether or not Ian Mongan, an Apprentice Jockey, had committed a breach of Rule 6 of the Rules of Racing concerning his failure to attend, when requested to do so, the Disciplinary Committee hearing at Portman Square on Thursday 26th July 2001.

Having considered the evidence, including a statement from Mongan, the Committee accepted his admission of a breach of Rule 6 and suspended him from riding for 5 days from Friday 24th August to Tuesday 28th August inclusive.


An international field of twelve go to post for the third leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series; the Grade One Arlington Million over a mile and a quarter at Arlington Park, Chicago on Saturday.

Sponsored by Emirates, the award winning international airline of the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates World Series travels around the globe taking in the twelve most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in ten countries on four continents to establish one true world champion.

Silvano, the Andreas Wohler-trained globetrotter makes his first trip to North America and arrives after an extensive tour of the Far and Middle East. In March the son of Lomitas won the mile and a quarter Singapore Cup at Kranji Racecourse, prior to finishing third in the Dubai Sheema Classic behind the Japanese-trained Stay Gold

Silvano returned to the Far East winning the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Gr.1) over a mile and a quarter at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong in April. On that occasion the son of Lomitas beat the Hong Kong specialist Jim And Tonic who was fresh from his win in the Dubai Duty Free in March. His most recent outing came in May when he finished fifth behind Endless Hall in the Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji.

Joining Silvano is fellow German raider Caitano, trained by Andreas Schutz. The seven-year-old son of Niniski has now competed in seven countries in the last year, his latest win came in the Bosphorus Cup in Turkey last September and in March he finished runner-up to Silvano in the Singapore Cup, Kent Desormeaux gets the ride on Caitano on Saturday.

Compton Bolter, trained in England by Gerard Butler, makes a return to Chicago after finishing fifth behind Ciro in last year's Secretariat Stakes, over the Arlington Million course and distance. The four-year-old arrives in North America fresh from a win in a listed handicap at Goodwood on August 3rd.

The fourth European contender for the Emirates World Series event is Dermot Weld's Muakaad, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Irish raider has recorded two wins from four starts this season including his last outing when winning the Group Three Meld Stakes at The Curragh by one and a half lengths from Bonnard. The Muhtarram colt will have the services of stable jockey Pat Smullen who is making his first riding appearance at Arlington Park.

Bienamado, who has competed in Emirates World Series events in every year since 1999, is the race favourite according to the morning line odds. Trained by Paco Gonzalez the son of Bien Bien has won his last two outings in April he landed the Grade One San Juan Capistrano and followed up with the Charles Whittingham Handicap (Gr.1) in June.

Dick Mandella will be represented in the race by the Brazilian-bred Redattore, who was drawn in stall three at the post position draw. Redattore will be partnered on Saturday by Alex Solis.

Burk Kessinger runs Make No Mistake who comes into the race with a win in the Arlington Handicap in July when he beat fellow Arlington Million challenger Takarian, trained by Beau Greely.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum will have his colours carried by the Neil Drysdale-trained White Heart who won the Woodford Reserve (Gr.1) at Churchill Downs in May.

Bobby Frankel, who won the third leg of the Emirates World Series last year with Chester House, bids to repeat the triumph with the Juddmonte Farms owned Senure who will have the services of Robbie Davis in the saddle.

Bill Mott is sending Hap, a five-year-old son of Theatrical, who has won his last three starts including the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga in July.


20.40 (GMT) ARLINGTON MILLION (Gr.1) US$1,000,000. 1 ¼ miles (Turf) Third Leg Of The Emirates World Series Racing Championship

1) 9-111 HAP (USA) (Michael Paulson & Edward White) William Mott (USA) 5 57kgs Jerry Bailey
2) 1315 SILVANO (GER) (Gestut Stiftung Fahrhof) Andreas Wohler (GER) 5 57kgs Andreas Suborics
3) 1141 REDATTORE (BRZ) (Luiz A Taunay) Richard Mandella (USA) 6 57kgs Alex Solis
4) 6412 TAKARIAN (IRE) (J J Greely, Columbine Stable & T Nichols) C Beau Greely (USA) 6 57kgs Corey Nakatani
5) 1621 MUAKAAD (GB) (Shadwell Stable) Dermot K Weld (IRE) 4 57kgs Pat Smullen
6) 44-14 WHITE HEART (GB) (Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum) Neil Drysdale (USA) 6 57kgs Gary Stevens
7) 41-22 SENURE (USA) (Juddmonte Farms Inc) Robert J Frankel (USA) 5 57kgs Robbie Davis
8) 9441 COMPTON BOLTER (IRE) (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler (GB) 4 57kgs Michael Fenton
9) 4413 QUIET RESOLVE (USA) (Sam-Son Farm) Mark Frostad (CAN) 6 57kgs Todd Kabel
10) 1911 BIENAMADO (USA) (J A Toffan, Trudy McCaffrey & R E Sangster) J Paco Gonzalez (USA) 5 57kgs Chris McCarron
11) 2-121 MAKE NO MISTAKE (IRE) (Bruce Barton & Alvin D Hayes) Burk Kessinger Jr 6 57kgs Robbie Alborado
12) 6875 CAITANO (GB) (Gary A Tanaka) Andreas Schutz (GER) 7 57kgs Kent Desormeaux

Betting: 2-1 Bienamado, 5-1 Hap, 6-1 Senure, White Heart, 8-1 Redattore, 10-1 Muakaad, Silvano, 12-1 Make No Mistake, 15-1 Quiet Resolve, 30-1 Caitano, Compton Bolter, Takarian.

2001 Emirates World Series Current Points Rankings - After Round 2; King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes

Horses Points
Captain Steve 12
Galileo 12
Hightori 8
To The Victory 6
Fantastic Light 6
State Shinto 3
Storming Home 3
Sei Mi 2
Millenary 2
Aptitude 1
Golden Snake 1

Jockeys Points
Jerry Bailey 12
Michael Kinane 12
Gerald Mosse 8
Yutaka Take 6
Lanfranco Dettori 6
Ted Durcan 3
Michael Hills 3
Chris McCarron 2
Kieren Fallon 2
Gary Stevens 1
Pat Eddery 1

2001 Emirates World Series Current Points Rankings - After Round 2; King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes

Trainers Points
Bob Baffert 12
Aidan O'Brien 12
Philippe Demercastel 8
Yasuo Ikee 6
Saeed bin Suroor 6
Barry Hills 3
John Dunlop 3
John Sadler 3
Jerry Barton 2
Bobby Frankel 1

Owners Points
Michael Pegram 12
Mrs John Magnier and Michael Tabor 12
Gary A Tanaka 8
Makoto Kaneko 6
Godolphin 6
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3
Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum 3
Prince Sultan Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer 2
L Neil Jones 2
Juddmonte Farms 1
The National Stud 1

EMIRATES WORLD SERIES 2001 - Sponsored by Emirates Airline

Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Nad Al Sheba, March 24Won by Captain Steve

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, sponsored by De Beers Ascot, England, July 28Won by Galileo

The Arlington Million Arlington Park, Chicago, USA, August 18

United Arab Emirates - Grosser Preis von Baden Baden-Baden, Germany, September 2

Ireland The Food Island Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown, Dublin, September 8

The Canadian International Woodbine, Toronto, September 30

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere Longchamp, Paris, France, October 7

Carlton Draught Cox Plate Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia, October 27

Breeders Cup Classic Belmont Park, New York, USA, October 27

Breeders Cup Turf Belmont Park, New York, USA, October 27

Japan Cup Tokyo Racecourse, November 25

Hong Kong Cup Sha Tin, December 16


James Halley will join BHB as Finance Director next month, as the Board continues to prepare for the assumption of key additional commercial responsibilities. Halley, who will turn 36 before taking up his position on 17th September, will report to Managing Director Chris Reynolds.

BHB Chairman Peter Savill said today: "The Board is delighted to secure the services of James and is confident that he will make a major contribution to the development of BHB's commercial and financial activities. His love of horseracing will be an added advantage in getting to grips quickly with his brief at this key time for both BHB and British racing."

Halley commented: "I am very excited to have the opportunity to play a part at the centre of racing during a period of enormous change. New skills are needed to maximise the revenue from its rights and to create the best structures for its development. I hope that my professional background will stand me in good stead and I am greatly looking forward to working with all the BHB team."

James Halley was born in Waterford, Ireland, where his father was a farmer. He was educated at De La Salle College and Waterford Regional College. He joined Ernst & Young in Waterford as a trainee accountant in 1984 and, after completing his Articles, moved to Arthur Andersen's London office in 1988. He was appointed a Partner in the Financial Markets Division in 1996.

In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director by Guardian Royal Exchange in Dublin. When, later that year, the business was acquired by AXA he assumed additional responsibility for the company's reinsurance management and internal audit functions as well as the group's reinsurance operation in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin.

In 2000 he joined Xelector, a fledgling internet company offering comparison shopping facilities for financial services and utilities throughout Europe, as Chief Financial Officer, before taking up his current appointment earlier this year as a consultant at Macleod Phillips in London. The firm provides turnaround management and restructuring services to troubled companies.

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