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Wednesday, August 29, 2001



SIR MICHAEL STOUTE'S improver Ghazal has been installed 8-1 favourite with the sponsors for the Tote Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr on September 22.

Tote PR director, Matt Chapman, said: "The Tote are thrilled to have taken over sponsorship of the Ayr Gold Cup - it has been a major coup bagging the event.

"Year in year out the Ayr Gold Cup - not to mention the Tote Silver Cup, which is the consolation race for those missing the cut in the main race - is a major betting contest, and this season's renewal will be no different.

"It is far from a surprise Ghazal has been installed favourite. Her defeat of Hurricane Floyd at Yarmouth last time suggests she is already nearly Group class, and the daughter of Gone West currently gets in with a handy weight of 8st 7lb at Ayr."

TOTE AYR GOLD CUP SPONSORS' BETTING: 8 Ghazal, 12 Antonio Canova, 14 Abbajabba, Continent, Undeterred, 16 Banjo Bay, Honesty Fair, 20 Brevity, Candleriggs, Caprichio, Como, Ellens Academy, Guinea Hunter, Indian Spark, Needwood Blade, Orientor, Summerhill Parkes, 25 bar.


ALPHAEUS has been installed 7-1 favourite with the sponsors for the Tote Cambridgeshire, highlight at Newmarket's October 6 fixture which marks the momentous first day of tax-free betting in Britain.

To mark the occasion, the Tote are preparing plenty of special offers for their big race, including settling all bets - ante-post and on the day - at 1/3rd the odds 1-2-3-4.

Tote PR director, Matt Chapman, said: "Obviously the Tote are thrilled that they are sponsoring the big betting race - and one of the biggest betting races of the season - on the same day tax-free betting reaches British shores.

"With plenty of incentives flying around this season's race is going to be more than just a bit special - it will provide a betting bonanza. As usual there will be a cavalry charge with a maximum field, and punters will have to be ultra shrewd to come up with the winner."

TOTE CAMBRIDGESHIRE SPONSORS' BETTING: 7 Alphaeus, 10 Smirk, 12 Halland, 14 Foreign Affairs, 16 Katy Nowaitee, Lagudin, Moon Goddess, 20 Albuhera, Duke of Modena, Masterful, Momentum, Mosayter, Scheming, 25 bar.


Two Derby winners Morshdi (pictured) and Boreal head a field of 15 for the fourth leg of the Emirates World Series, the UAE Grosser Preis von Baden over a mile and a half at Iffezheim Racecourse in Germany on Sunday.

Trained in Newmarket, England by Michael Jarvis, Morshdi, a three-year-old son of Slip Anchor won the Italian Derby prior to finishing runner-up in the Irish Derby behind Galileo, winner of the second leg of the Emirates World Series; the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

Morshdi will be ridden by Philip Robinson who teamed up with Jarvis when finishing fifth in last year's Grosser Preis von Baden with the French Derby winner Holding Court.

Boreal, winner of the German Derby, is trained by Peter Schiergen and will be partnered by John Reid. Boreal, a son of Java Gold, is a half brother to Borgia who won both the German Derby and the Grosser Preis von Baden in 1997.

Included in the home team is Sabiango, who has been referred to as the best three-year-old in training in Germany. The Andreas Wohler-trained half brother to Emirates World Series joint leader Silvano, was withdrawn from the German Derby due to the soft going. He will be ridden on Sunday by Andreas Suborics who is currently lying in joint second place in the Emirates World Series 2001 points standings.

Paolini, also from the Wohler stable, has already won two Group Ones this year, the Premio Presidente della Repubblica and the Gran Premio di Milano, both in Italy. The son of dual Grosser Preis von Baden and Japan Cup winner Lando, likes the ground firm and will suit the track on Sunday if there is no rain beforehand.

Andreas Schutz, who won this race last year with the 2000 German Derby winner Samum, will be represented by Subiaco, a multiple Group winner including the Group Three Betty Barclay Rennen at Baden-Baden in May. Reigning German Champion jockey Andreas Starke will take the ride on Sunday.

Sir Michael Stoute, winner of this race with Pilsudski in 1996, has left in Little Rock, winner of the Princess Of Wales's Stakes in 2000 and runner-up in the same race this year. The five-year-old will be ridden in Sunday by French jockey Olivier Peslier.

France is also well represented with the Philippe Demercastel-trained Hightori, who is currently on eight Emirates World Series points following third place finished in the first two legs of the 2001 Series, the Dubai World Cup and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. If the son of Vettori were to finish in the first two places on Sunday he would take the lead in the 2001 Emirates World Series.

Earlene, from the Henri-Alex Pantall stable, will be running in the colours of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and will be ridden by Thierry Thulliez. Earlene, a filly by In The Wings won the Group Two Prix d'Harcourt at Longchamp in April.


14.30 (GMT) (16.30 German Time)
UAE Grosser Preis von Baden (Group One); 2,400 Metres 3yo+
Fourth Leg Of The Emirates World Series

1,600,000 DM (1,000,000, 300,000, 150,000, 100,000, 25,000, 25,000)

2410 AESKULAP (GER) Gestut Sommerberg Hans Blume (GER) 4 60kgs Andreas Helfenbein (15)

-5187 BONVIVANT (GER) Stall Rolando Horst Horwart (GER) 4 60kgs Jiri Palik (3)

3233 HIGHTORI (FR) Gary A Tanaka Philippe Demercastel (FR) 4 60kgs Gerald Mosse (11)

5-429 LITTLE ROCK (GB) J M Greetham Sir Michael Stoute (GB) 5 60kgs Olivier Peslier (7)

-113 PAOLINI (GER) Frau C Ostermann-Richeter Andreas Wohler (GER) 460kg Andreas Boschert (14)

7434 PASSIMO (GER) Stall Steiermark Guenter Kussatz (GER) 4 60kgs Lennart Hammer-Hansen (2)

1145 SUBIACO (GER) G Baron von Ullman Andreas Schutz (GER) 4 60kgs Andrasch Starke (1)

1146 EARLENE (IRE) Sheikh Mohammed Henri-Alex Pantall (FR) 4 58kgs Thierry Thulliez (8)

3312 BOREAL (GER) Gestut Ammerland Peter Schiergen (GER) 3 55kgs John Reid (9)

3924 FOREMAN (GER) Stall Gelb-Blau Christian von der Recke (GER) 3 55kgs Filip Minarik (6)

1392 KROMBACHER (GER) Gestut Ittlingen Peter Rau (GER) 3 55kgs Torston Mundry (5)

3128 MORSHDI (GB) Darley Stud Management SNC Michael Jarvis (GB) 3 55kgs Philip Robinson (12)

NEAR HONOR (GER) Stall Renaissance Tim Gibson (GER) 3 55kgs Jozef Bojko (4)

ONALDO (GER) Stall Jenny Christian von der Recke (GER) 3 55kgs Jimmy Quinn (13)

SABIANGO (GER) Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof Andreas Wohler (GER) 3 55kgs Andreas Suborics (10)

Note: Horses are listed in racecard order.

2001 Emirates World Series Current Points Rankings
After Round 3; The Arlington Million


Captain Steve 12
Galileo 12
Silvano 12
Hightori 8
To The Victory 6
Fantastic Light 6
Hap 6
Redattore 4
State Shinto 3
Storming Home 3
Caitano 3


Jerry Bailey 18
Michael Kinane 12
Andreas Suborics 12
Gerald Mosse 8
Yutaka Take 6
Lanfranco Dettori 6
Alex Solis 4
Kent Desormeaux 3
Ted Durcan 3
Michael Hills 3


Michael Pegram 12
Mrs J Magnier & M Tabor 12
Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof 12
Gary Tanaka 8
Makoto Kaneko 6
Godolphin 6
Allen E Paulson Living Trust 6
Luiz A Tauney 4
Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid
Al Maktoum 3
Sheikh Rashid bin
Mohammed Al Maktoum 3
Gary Tanaka 3


Bob Baffert 12
Aidan O'Brien 12
Andreas Wohler 12
Philippe Demercastel 8
Yasuo Ikee 6
Saeed bin Suroor 6
Bill Mott 6
Richard Mandella 4
Andreas Schutz 3
John Dunlop 3
John Sadler 3


The 225th running of the world's oldest Classic, the Group 1 Rothmans Royals St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday, September 15, promises to be one of the most competitive renewals after the latest forfeit stage at which 19 contenders remained, including plenty with strong credentials.

Ante-post betting on the Rothmans Royals St Leger is currently headed by the unbeaten Alexius, winner of the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood last time out for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who is also represented by the progressive Artillery, winner of a handicap at York last week, and Beekeeper, who finished fourth in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at the same meeting.

The Great Voltigeur winner Milan heads a powerful international challenge. The Sadler's Wells colt is one of four entries for trainer Aidan O'Brien, and his team also includes the Tote Ebor Handicap winner Mediterranean, the unraced Life Match and likely pacemaker Saddler's Creek. A victory in the 350,000 Rothmans Royals St Leger would help O'Brien's chances of becoming champion trainer in Britain.

Dermot Weld provides a fifth entry from Ireland in Vinnie Roe, winner of a 1m 6f Listed event at the Curragh on August 25. The Irish entries are completed by the John Oxx-trained Pugin, fourth in the Irish Derby and runner-up to Vinnie Roe on his latest start. There has not been an Irish-trained St Leger winner since Vincent O'Brien sent over Boucher in 1972.

This year's race is given a further cosmopolitan feel through Roman Saddle, trained in France by Carlos Laffon-Parias. The progressive colt landed the Group 3 Prix Berteux at Vichy on July 21. It is 10 years since Andre Fabre's Toulon last took the Rothmans Royals St Leger prize across the Channel.

A strong home challenge also includes Mr Combustible, a convincing winner of the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury on his latest start, the Italian Derby winner and Irish Derby runner-up Morshdi and Putra Sandhurst, who should relish the Rothmans Royals St Leger trip.

There has not been a Yorkshire-trained winner of the county's Classic since Bill Elsey saddled Peleid in 1973, but Middleham handler Mark Johnston looks to have a strong contender this year with And Beyond, who has been aimed at Doncaster since winning the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot in June.

The Irish Oaks runner-up Mot Juste represents trainer Ed Dunlop while Godolphin, successful in half of the last six runnings (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi and 1999 Mutafaweq), rely on Alunissage, winner of a Lingfield maiden on August 18, and the lightly-raced Wareed to enhance that impressive record.

There is a 20,000 supplementary entry stage on Saturday, September 8, when Nayef, the runaway winner of Haydock's Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes on August 11, could be added to the line up.

Tim Betteridge, General Manager at Doncaster Racecourse, said: "This year's Rothmans Royals St Leger promises to be one of the most-competitive renewals of recent years and we are thrilled to see so many overseas-trained entries keen to take on the strong home challenge."

For further information, please contact Tim Betteridge at Doncaster Racecourse on 01302 320066.


Class A, Group One, Total Prize fund £350,000. Doncaster, Saturday, September 15, 2001, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed Wednesday, June 27, 2001 (62 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, August 28, 2001 (19 remain). £20,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, September 8, 2001. Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 10, 2001. Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 13, 2001. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing of Monday, August 27, 2001. May not include some overseas form.

11 ALEXIUS (IRE) Sheikh MohammedSir Michael Stoute
221 ALUNISSAGE (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1511 AND BEYOND (IRE) Maktoum Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
3101 ARTILLERY (IRE) Sheikh Mohammed Sir Michael Stoute
55-114 BEEKEEPER Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
LIFE MATCH (FR) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-0261 MEDITERRANEAN Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-23541MILAN Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
510-3120 MORSHDI Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
1-1420 MOT JUSTE Mohammed Al Nabouda Ed Dunlop
02-21461 MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) Dick Bonnycastle Barry Hills
12142 PUGIN (IRE) Lady Clague John Oxx IRE
5-20212 PUTRA SANDHURST (IRE) H.R.H. Sultan Ahmad Shah Michael Jarvis
21201 ROMAN SADDLE (IRE) Wertheimer et Frere Carlos Laffon-Parias FR
3100 SADDLER'S CREEK (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
051-2600 SUNNY GLENN Helen Mahr Nick Littmoden
31-344011 VINNIE ROE (IRE) Seamus Sheridan Dermot Weld IRE
1-26 WAREED (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
36-32321055 WHEN IN ROME Mrs E. A. Cyzer Charles Cyzer

19 entries remain after August 28 forfeit stage
6 Irish-trained
1 French-trained


An incredible total of 180 entries is revealed today for the 100,000 Tote Ayr Gold Cup, Scotland's most famous and valuable Flat race, run at Ayr on Saturday, September 22. This figure surpasses the previous record of 171 entries, set 12 months ago.

The weights are headed on 9st 12lb by Orientor, trained at Uplawmoor near Glasgow by Jim Goldie, and one of 27 Scottish-trained entries bidding to keep the Ayr Gold Cup north of the border for the first time since Nigel Angus was successful with Roman Warrior in 1975. Goldie's nine entries also include, on 9st 6lb, Indian Spark, winner of a valuable handicap at Newcastle on June 29.

Linda Perratt, who trains across the road from Ayr racecourse, has 16 entries including the experienced pair Get Stuck In (8st 4lb) and Ho Leng (8st 3lb) plus Ptarmigan Ridge (7st 8lb), who landed an 18-runner handicap over five furlongs at Haydock on August 11.

Ian Semple, who is based at Carluke in Strathclyde, adds further weight to the Scottish team through the progressive three-year-old Chookie Heiton, who has 8st and is the winner of two of his last three outings.

There will be a very strong English-trained challenge that includes 14 entries from Thirsk-based David Nicholls, who was successful 12 months ago with Bahamian Pirate. The Nicholls team include Continent and Undeterred, who both carry 8st 6lb and have been in good form this season.

The lightly-raced Summerhill Parkes is unbeaten in two starts this season, most recently when taking the Listed Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock on June 9, and has been allotted 9st 4lb, 2lb less than the Lynda Ramsden-trained French import Marweh, who caught the eye when fourth on his British debut in a Doncaster conditions event on August 4.

Antonio Canova (8st 4lb), star of Bob Jones's Suffolk stable, has won three of his four starts this season, including Ripon's Great St Wilfred Handicap on August 18 while others with good recent form include Smokin Beau (8st 9lb), winner of a 17-runner handicap at Goodwood on Saturday, plus Technician (8st 4lb) and Jessica's Dream (8st 1lb), who were both successful at York's Ebor Meeting last week.

Ireland's most-successful ever trainer Dermot Weld has entered Social Harmony (9st 11lb), who was beaten a length in a Group 3 sprint at Leopardstown on August 12, and Lethal Agenda (9st 6lb), who beat the subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Black Minnaloushe at the Curragh in April.

There is a safety limit of 29 for the Tote Ayr Gold Cup and those that miss the cut for the big race are eligible to run in the Tote (Ayr) Silver Cup, which this year has moved to the Friday of the Western Meeting, September 21.

The Tote is sponsoring the Ayr Gold Cup for a first time this year and the company's PR Director, Matt Chapman, commented: "We are absolutely delighted that in our first year of sponsorship of the Tote Ayr Gold Cup there is a record entry. The race always provides a tremendous betting medium and the ante-post market, which will be put into place on August 29, is sure to be active."

Richard Pridham, Ayr's Clerk of the Course and General Manager, added: "It is wonderful to have such a huge entry for the Tote Ayr Gold Cup in its first year of new sponsorship and we look forward to seeing whether the strong Scottish entry can keep the prize at home for the first time in 26 years."


Class B, Showcase Handicap, Total Prize fund £100,000. Ayr, Saturday, September 22, 2001, 6f. For three-year-olds & upwards. Lowest weight: 7st 10lb; highest weight: not less than 9st 10lb. Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight alloted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted without limitation to the highest weight carried. Penalties: after August 25, a winner of a class D race 3lb; of a Class C race 5lb; of a Class A or B race 7lb. Entries closed Wednesday, August 22, 2001, entries and weights revealed Wednesday, August 29 (180 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, September 4, 2001 Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 17, 2001. Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 20, 2001. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing of Monday, August 27, 2001. May not include some overseas form.

310015 ORIENTOR 3-9-12 S. Bruce Jim Goldie
435364 SOCIAL HARMONY (IRE) 7-9-11 S. Creaven Dermot Weld IRE
160134 MUNJIZ (IRE) 5-9-07 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
30111-4 MARWEH 6-9-06 Bryan Lynam Lynda Ramsden
004103 INDIAN SPARK 7-9-06 Frank Brady Jim Goldie
000065 ELLENS LAD (IRE) 7-9-05 Rita Brown Willie Musson
1-00300 BOUNCING BOWDLER 3-9-05 Paul Dean Mark Johnston
3-11 SUMMERHILL PARKES 3-9-04 Joseph Heler Michael Jarvis
512023 ELLENS ACADEMY (IRE) 6-9-03 K. Lee and I. Davies Eric Alston
150100 PALACE AFFAIR 3-9-03 Bridget Swire Toby Balding
203001 GUINEA HUNTER (IRE) 5-9-03 Martyn Burke Tim Easterby
054600 DOCTOR SPIN (IRE) 5-9-02 Anthony Pye-Jeary Fulke Johnson Houghton
3(0)1406 LETHAL AGENDA (USA) 3-9-01 Kenneth Ramsey Dermot Weld IRE
400455 COTTON HOUSE (IRE) 4-9-00 Michael A. Foy Mick Channon
500020 BLUE MOUNTAIN 4-9-00 Mrs C. J. Hue Williams Fulke Johnson Houghton
2/0300-0 THE TATLING (IRE) 4-9-00 The Gardening Partnership David Nicholls
001533 HONESTY FAIR 4-8-12 P. and S. Partnership Jeremy Glover
1045U3 NEEDWOOD BLADE 3-8-12 R. L. Bedding Bryan McMahon
521305 AFAAN (IRE) 8-8-11 R. A. B. Saville Richard Marvin
0-50300 CUBISM (USA) 5-8-10 K. Y. Lim John Hills
011003 BREVITY 6-8-10 Eddie Hayward Milton Bradley
506234 MAGIC OF LOVE 4-8-09 Maureen Buckley Michael Bell
401001 SMOKIN BEAU 4-8-09 Turf 2000 Limited John Cullinan
600642 PERFECT PEACH 6-8-09 Ann Morris Chris Fairhurst
0-20360 CANDLERIGGS (IRE) 5-8-08 The Right Angle Club Ed Dunlop
000060 MITCHAM (IRE) 5-8-07 Terry Mills Terry Mills
21-021 GHAZAL (USA) 3-8-07 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
120205 MARSAD (IRE) 7-8-07 Canisbay Bloodstock Ltd Jon Akehurst
021300 UNDETERRED 5-8-06 Peter Savill David Nicholls
050000 FURTHER OUTLOOK (USA) 7-8-06 Mark Leatham David Nicholls
2-03500 CONTINENT 4-8-06 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls
000320 HALMAHERA (IRE) 6-8-05 Exors of the late Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
212320 ROYAL MILLENNIUM (IRE) 3-8-05 Jackie & George Smith Mick Channon
203003 AMBITIOUS 6-8-05 Dean Ivory Ken Ivory
002520 GET STUCK IN (IRE) 5-8-04 David Sutherland Linda Perratt
01-4626 CAPRICHO (IRE) 4-8-04 Michael Tabor William Haggas
2-20506 THREEZEDZZ 3-8-04 Steve Evans Jonny Portman
214221 TECHNICIAN (IRE) 6-8-04 All Saints Racing Eric Alston
010503 DANIELLE'S LAD 5-8-04 Mrs P. K. Chick Bryn Palling
12-1411 ANTONIO CANOVA 5-8-04 The Antonio Canova Partnership Bob Jones
000000 AWAKE 4-8-04 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls
040040 CRETAN GIFT 10-8-04 Tom Clarke Nick Littmoden
030223 HAND CHIME 4-8-04 Maureen Haggas William Haggas
000000 HO LENG (IRE) 6-8-03 Alan Guthrie Linda Perratt
010220 JODEEKA 4-8-03 S. J. Beard Jeremy Glover
161202 BANJO BAY (IRE) 3-8-03 Mrs C. P. Lees-Jones Bryan McMahon
210444 ARMAGNAC 3-8-02 C. C. Buckley Mark Buckley
454020 UP TEMPO (IRE) 3-8-02 Tom Bennett Tim Easterby
113500 SEVEN NO TRUMPS 4-8-02 Paul McNamara Barry Hills
61321-0 SIR FRANCIS (IRE) 3-8-02 L. P. Calvente Jeremy Noseda
4-52203 ABBAJABBA 5-8-02 North Cheshire Trading & Storage Ltd Chris Fairhurst
20-0020 GREENWOOD 3-8-01 Jeff Smith James Eustace
563031 FIRE DOME (IRE) 9-8-01 Andrew Reid Andrew Reid
030000 GALLOWAY BOY (IRE) 4-8-01 C. P. Byrne David Nicholls
120020 MISTER MAL (IRE) 5-8-0 1 Andrea M. Mallinson David Nicholls
046652 NIGHT FLIGHT 7-8-01 Charlie Stevens Richard Fahey
611231 JESSICA'S DREAM (IRE) 3-8-01 Derek Hilton James Given0-05153 IDLE POWER (IRE) 3-8-00 The Dreamers Peter Harris
0/554-40 DIFFERENTIAL (USA) 4-8-00 Smart Movers Bryan Smart
300200 KATHOLOGY (IRE) 4-8-00 McDowell Racing Mark Johnston
2-63141 CHOOKIE HEITON (IRE) 3-8-00 Hamilton Park Members Syndicate Ian Semple
100000 JUWWI 7-8-00 Milton Bradley Milton Bradley
001040 TAYIF 5-7-13 J. Herrington, P. Forster, J. Hames David Nicholls
51-2223 RICH GIFT 3-7-13 Mrs J. E. Vickers James Bethell
000-300 LADY BOXER 5-7-13 Esprit de Corps Racing Michael Mullineaux
411355 POLAR KINGDOM 3-7-13 Peter Goulandris Jeremy Noseda
0-03113 COMO (USA) 3-7-13 Khalid Abdulla Roger Charlton
044025 LORD PACAL (IRE) 4-7-13 Paul & Jenny Green Neville Callaghan
203400 PAYS D'AMOUR (IRE) 4-7-12 Mrs M. W. Bird Richard Hannon
121662 FOREVER TIMES 3-7-12 Times of Wigan Tim Easterby
4-01440 SURPRISED 6-7-12 David Brotherton Richard Fahey
105400 CANTINA 7-7-12 R.Kinsey,Mrs M.Kinsey & Miss B.Roberts Alan Bailey
000000 RUDIK (USA) 4-7-12 Thoroughbred International David Nicholls
305000 LABRETT 4-7-12 Mrs E. A. Lerpiniere Brian Meehan
5-30000 WHERE'S JASPER (IRE) 3-7-11 Jimm Racing Kevin Ryan
50-2010 GLOWING 6-7-11 Peters Friends James Fanshawe
200000 CADEAUX CHER 7-7-11 Nick Browne Barry Hills
033420 PERUVIAN CHIEF (IRE) 4-7-11 M. C. S. D. Racing Ltd Nick Littmoden
033500 ZIETUNZEEN (IRE) 3-7-11 Chris & Antonia Deuters Alan Berry
321000 ZUHAIR 8-7-10 The Gardening Partnership David Nicholls
00-0005 PROMISED (IRE) 3-7-10 Paul J. Dixon Jeremy Glover
043005 JAMES STARK (IRE) 4-7-10 Paul J. Dixon Nick Littmoden
265600 NINEACRES 10-7-10 Milton Bradley Milton Bradley
62(2)51(0) BODFARI PRIDE (IRE) 6-7-10 Bodfari Stud Ltd David Nicholls
114113 MY AMERICAN BEAUTY 3-7-10 Peter G. Gorvin Tim Easterby
613610 PIPS MAGIC (IRE) 5-7-09 Frank Brady Jim Goldie
331304 MACAROON (IRE) 3-7-09 The Fitzrovians Michael Bell
050020 BOANERGES (IRE) 4-7-09 P. A. & D. G. Sakal Rae Guest
602060 STARBECK (IRE) 3-7-09 WWW.Clarendon Racing.Com James Bethell
455261 CONNECT 4-7-08 www.raceworld.co.uk Mark Tompkins
305460 PREMIER BARON 6-7-08 Miss T. J. Fitzgerald Phil McEntee
000060 LAGO DI VARANO 9-7-08 The PBT Group Richard Whitaker
20(0)-600 GREAT NEWS 6-7-08 Executive Network (Pertemps Group) William Haggas
0-54410 PTARMIGAN RIDGE 5-7-08 Heather Galbraith Linda Perratt
131 TOROSAY SPRING 3-7-07 C.I.T. Racing Ltd James Fanshawe
203026 RAFTERS MUSIC (IRE) 6-7-07 Wilwyn Racing (www.wilwyn.com) Barry Hills
005000 RAGAMUFFIN 3-7-06 Jennifer E. Pallister Tim Easterby
212135 ONLY FOR GOLD 6-7-06 John Milner & Stephen Milner Alan Berry
032466 GLENROCK 4-7-06 Pisani Limited Alan Berry
200010 ELVINGTON BOY 4-7-05 K. Hodgson & Mrs J. Hodgson Mick Easterby
001100 SHARP HAT 7-7-05 Miss N. F. Thesiger David Chapman
(2)30(0)10 TEYAAR 5-7-05 Justin R. Aaron Derek Shaw
000000 BON AMI (IRE) 5-7-05 Ken Ivory Ken Ivory
2221 INDABA (IRE) 3-7-04 Mrs K. Sellars Jeremy Noseda
001114 FLY MORE 4-7-04 Eddie Hayward Milton Bradley
620406 SAMADILLA (IRE) 3-7-04 W. T. Whittle Tim Easterby
(1)(2)(3)-400 GIFT OF GOLD 6-7-03 Classic Gold Alan Bailey
400023 FEARBY CROSS (IRE) 5-7-03 Rita Brown Willie Musson
2020(1)0 HEADLAND (USA) 3-7-03 The MacDougall Partnership James Eustace
00-3300 DEBBIE'S WARNING 5-7-03 Nicola Spence Kevin Ryan
302000 ONLY ONE LEGEND (IRE) 3-7-02 The Four Ball Partnership Tim Easterby
203100 LOVE YOU TOO 4-7-02 Mike Perkins Ken Ivory
125030 COLLEGE MAID (IRE) 4-7-02 S. Bruce Jim Goldie
312000 FRANCPORT 5-7-01 Mr & Mrs Julian and Rosie Richer Kevin Ryan
634300 ALEGRIA 5-7-01 Jeff Smith James Eustace
00-1400 BECKY SIMMONS 3-7-01 Mrs S. Clifford Alan Jarvis
610021 BLUE HOLLY (IRE) 4-7-01 Andrew Sim Stan Moore
0-52060 YNYSMON 3-7-00 Chris & Antonia Deuters Alan Berry
206114 PRIX STAR 6-7-00 M. J. Grace Chris Fairhurst
000363 FIREWORK 3-7-00 M. Sakal Rae Guest
5420-06 ULYSSES DAUGHTER (IRE) 4-7-00 The Travellers Gerard Butler
052005 GDANSK (IRE) 4-7-00 Chris & Antonia Deuters Alan Berry005000 FRIAR TUCK 6-7-00 Cree Lodge Racing Club Linda Perratt
000050 FENWICKS PRIDE (IRE) 3-7-00 J. H. Tattersall Brian Rothwell
20-0000 AMELIA (IRE) 3-7-00 Alan Spargo Ltd. Toolmakers John Cullinan
100-120 ADWEB 3-7-00 Adweb Ltd John Cullinan
203300 EFFERVESCE (IRE) 3-6-12 C. C. Buckley Mark Buckley
206040 MR STYLISH 5-6-12 Alan J. Speyer Stan Moore
500510 EURO VENTURE 6-6-12 W. G. Swiers David Nicholls
140000 SOAKED 8-6-12 David Chapman David Chapman
050053 SHATIN VENTURE (IRE) 4-6-12 Shatin Racing Group Linda Perratt
(1)01603 DOCTOR DENNIS (IRE) 4-6-11 The Exclusive Two Partnership Lydia Pearce
003000 DOWNLAND (IRE) 5-6-11 Miss S. Kelly and Ms J. Rainer-Thomas David Barron
(2)50140 BOUCHRA (IRE) 3-6-11 Gordon McDowall Ian Semple
0-00000 PEPPERDINE (IRE) 5-6-11 Peter Savill David Nicholls
541003 GREY COSSACK 4-6-11 Robert E. Cook Mel Brittain
00-0000 PASSION FOR LIFE 8-6-11 Canisbay Bloodstock Ltd Jon Akehurst
01-0041 PRINCESS CHLOE 3-6-11 Christine Stevenson Michael Jarvis
002121 ROSEUM 5-6-11 Mrs B. Mills Rae Guest
100250 SOBA JONES 4-6-10 Mrs M. Hills Tim Easterby
5-12106 COLD CLIMATE 6-6-10 The Cold Climate Partnership Bob Jones
053560 WILSON BLYTH 3-6-10 Dennis Blyth & Owen Wilson Alan Berry
364452 BOND BOY 4-6-10 R. C. Bond Bryan Smart
336410 THANKS MAX (IRE) 3-6-09 Tim Finch Linda Perratt
44(1)415 CRYFIELD 4-6-09 Gary & Lesley Middlebrook Nigel Tinkler
600420 HILTON HEAD 3-6-08 Mr & Mrs John Poynton Tim Easterby
040300 RYEFIELD 6-6-08 Elaine Aird Linda Perratt
00(0)-(6)(4)(4) STYLISH WAYS (IRE) 9-6-07 Ian Hall Lydia Pearce
(0)(1)0(4)10 CZAR WARS 6-6-07 Men Behaving Badly John Balding
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304050 TANCRED TIMES 6-6-06 David Barker David Barker
550120 DISTINCTIVE DREAM (IRE) 7-6-05 A. Thomson Alan Bailey
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506046 VIEWFORTH 3-6-03 Alex Penman Builders Ltd Linda Perratt
160505 XANADU 5-6-03 David Sutherland-Ian Hay Linda Perratt
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032005 BUNDY 5-6-00 A. J. Henderson Michael Dods
060041 TRINITY (IRE) 5-6-00 Debi J. Woods Mel Brittain
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000400 PHARAOH HATSHEPSUT (IRE) 3-5-13 Mike Flynn Jim Goldie
003002 JOHAYRO 8-5-12 Frank Brady Jim Goldie
00-5400 MILLIKEN PARK (IRE) 3-5-10 Dr J. Walker Linda Perratt
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0-405 PIANO POWER 3-5-07 Miss Heather Galbraith Linda Perratt
000206 XSYNNA 5-5-05 Mike Bromley Mark Polglase
056200 GARDRUM (IRE) 3-5-04 David R. Sutherland Linda Perratt
006506 SABRE LADY 4-5-03 David R. Sutherland Linda Perratt
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506U50 PACIFIC PLACE (IRE) 4-4-10 John Breslin Jim Goldie
033000 ROBIN HOOD 4-4-09 Cree Lodge Racing Club Linda Perratt
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Following the highly successful Ebor Festival, the action at York continues with two quality meetings on Sunday and Wednesday (2 & 5 September).

York's second Evening Press Sunday fixture will build on last year's successful formula on the Knavesmire, with many of the features that made for such a memorable day on the programme again, to provide a complete day out for the novice or the regular. As usual, accompanied children under 16 years of age are admitted free of charge into all enclosures.

The fully sponsored seven-race card, which begins at 2.00 p.m., should attract plenty of runners, making for an afternoon of competitive racing at one of the finest racecourses in Europe.

The headline sponsor of the day is the Evening Press with the principal race the £25,000 Flat Roof Company Stakes - a Showcase Handicap for stayers over one mile and three quarters, while a strong programme also features The Polo Smoothies Handicap Stakes (one mile), The Monks Cross Shopping Park Quintin Gilbey Silver Trophy (a handicap race over seven furlongs), The Smith Brothers Maiden Auction Stakes (for two-year-olds over six furlongs), The Wundercars Maiden Stakes (for three-year-olds over the extended mile and a quarter), The Crystal Windows Claiming Stakes (nine furlongs) while the opening race is The Maxiprint Stakes (Nursery Handicap) - a contest for two-year-olds over six furlongs. Harrisons Signs sponsor the 'Jockey of the Day'.

The gates open on Sunday at 11.30 a.m. and there's a full range of activities designed to inform and entertain such as The 1st Royal Dragoons Display Team and the 'Parade of the Horse' - including the John Smith's Dray Horses and Holly the Shetland Pony. Riding skills can be tested on the 'virtual reality' Equicisor. For broader sports fans there will be celebrity appearances by players of York City Football Club who will test their skills in a 'speed gun penalty shoot out'.

There will be souvenir racecards that include a range of discount vouchers and racing personalities will be interviewed during the afternoon. There's a plethora of children's attractions, along with a Family Bar in the Tattersalls Enclosure; nearby The Minster FM Roadshow will join various live bands to entertain the crowd.

The giant ToteVision Screen situated opposite the main stands will enable racegoers to follow all of the action; the free 'Colts & Fillies' crèche facility is available during the afternoon, while before racing the 'Punters Panel' - situated in the Winners Enclosure - will look at all aspects of the afternoon's racing.

Wednesday's top-class action on the track starts at 2.10 p.m. and a highly-attractive programme consists of a valuable 'Listed' race, competitive handicaps and informative maiden races, including one that last year saw leading colt, Tobougg, make a successful racecourse debut.

Leading York builders, Persimmon Homes return to the Knavesmire to support The Strensall Stakes for the first time - a 'Listed' race over nine furlongs, while the highly-successful Yorkshire-based Peterhouse Group also continue their support for York in sponsoring the afternoon's Showcase Handicap, a valuable contest for sprinters.

The Emirates Airline Garrowby Rated Stakes - a handicap race for three-year-olds is also featured, along with The Travel Trade Gazette Maiden Auction Stakes (one mile) and The E.B.F. Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Maiden Stakes (seven furlongs) both of which cater for two-year-olds - the late race was won last year by Tobougg.

Apprentice riders are featured in the betabet Stakes, a handicap race over the extended one mile and a quarter - one of 18 races in Yorkshire this year (two at each racecourse) sponsored by betabet - the largest network of independent bookmakers in the U.K.

The Blackburn-based brewers, Daniel Thwaites plc, which have many outlets throughout the north, sponsor for the first time at York when they support Wednesday's opening race, The Thwaites Smooth Beer Stakes, a handicap contest over one mile and a half.

The season long Studford Inns Jockey Championship will continue to be closely fought with Champion Jockey Kevin Darley retaining a narrow lead after the Ebor Festival; in the equivalent Trainer's contest supported by Minster Jaguar, North Yorkshire's Mark Johnston is holding off a chasing pack.

The 'Punters Panel' takes place prior to racing from the winners' podium, and again the giant ToteVision Screen will feature all of the action.

There's something for everyone at York.


Redcar's seven-race programme on Thursday (6 September) features The Maunby Investment Management Handicap Stakes (a sprint contest over the straight six furlongs) and The Maunby Performance Maiden Stakes (nine furlongs).

This brace of races marks the first-time support of the racing programme at Redcar by the Harrogate-based Maunby Investment Management Ltd., independent financial advisers and leading investment managers.

Racing on Thursday is scheduled to begin at 2.00 p.m.

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