Wednesday, August 8, 2001
LATEST TOTE ANTE-POST PRICES
TOTE EBOR (YORK, AUGUST 22)
10 Ovambo, Solo Flight, 12 Mutakarrim, Artillery, Harlequin, 14 Akbar, Cover Up, First Ballot, Mediterranean, 16 Hambledon, 20 Maniatis, Ravenswood, Kuster, 25 bar.
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER (DONCASTER, SEPTEMBER 15)
3 Alexius, 7 Beekeeper, 10 And Beyond, 12 Milan, Mr Combustible, Xtra, 14 Grandera, Sahara Slew, 16 Mot Juste, Putra Sandhurst, Qaatef, Snowflake, Theatre Script, 20 bar.
PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE (LONGCHAMP, OCTOBER 7)
4 Fantastic Light, 9-2 Aquarelliste, Hightori, 8 Anabaa Blue, 10 Egyptband, Mirio, 12 Imagine, 16 Alexius, Carnival Dancer, Grandera, Lailani, Sakhee, Storming Home, 20 bar
SAGITTA 2,000 GUINEAS (NEWMARKET, MAY 2002)
16 Naheef, 20 Dubai Destination, Meshaheer, 25 Leo's Luckyman, Waldenburg, Rock of Gibraltar, Johannesburg, Roar of the Tiger, Bragadino, 33 bar.
QUINN BAN REDUCED TO 18 MONTHS
The Appeal Board of the Jockey Club, on 8th August 2001, considered an appeal lodged by Mick Quinn, a licensed trainer, against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee on 28th June to withdraw his current Licence to Train and inform him that he should not reapply for a further Licence to Train before 1st January 2004, following an admission from him that he was in breach of Rule 51.
Having considered the evidence and heard submissions from both Quinn, who was legally represented, and the Jockey Club, the Board was satisfied that the seriousness of Quinn's breach was such that it upheld the Disciplinary Committee's decision to withdraw Quinn's Licence to Train. However, despite the obvious gravity of the facts admitted by Quinn and the case proved against him, the Board took the view that it would not be proportionate to the offence to impose such penalty as might effectively end his career as a racehorse trainer on a permanent basis.
Accordingly, bearing in mind this factor and other matters raised before it, the Board reduced by 12 months (that is, from 2½ years to 1½ years) the period during which Quinn should not apply for a Licence to Train.
The Board therefore confirmed the withdrawal of Quinn's Licence to Train, varying the date of commencement to Friday 10th August, but allowed the appeal in part to the extent that Quinn was informed that he should not reapply for a Licence to Train before 1st January 2003. The Board ordered the deposit money to be returned and made no order as to costs.
ROTHMANS ROYALS CHAMPAGNE STAKES RECEIVES FANTASTIC ENTRY
The £100,000 Group Two Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on Friday, September 14, 2001, has attracted an amazing 107 entries, a figure which includes 21 from champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien.
A measure of how attractive this prestigious and valuable seven-furlong contest has become for the connections of the best two-year-olds is provided by the fact that this year's renewal has produced 26 more entries than the 81 entered last year, while 83 entries were received in 1999 and 63 in 1998.
Despite his brilliance at training juveniles, O'Brien has yet to win this event although he came close with Rossini in 1999 when his charge was runner-up to Distant Music, trained by Barry Hills who has a great record in the race, also being successful with Auction House (1998), Sure Blade (1985) and Sexton Blake (1977). The master of Ballydoyle is clearly determined to add the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes to his illustrious CV as this is the second year in succession that he has entered more than 20 horses, compared to 17 in 1999 and a dozen the previous season.
This time the pick of O'Brien's crop could be Johannesburg, who remains unbeaten after three outings, including the Group Three Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh last month, when he beat stable companion and fellow-entry Wiseman's Ferry by four lengths.
Other notable Ballydoyle residents include Rock Of Gibraltar, a winner of the Group Three Railway Stakes on his last start where once again O'Brien had a one-two, completed by Hawk Wing, Landseer, who was successful in the Group Three Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot where he just go the better of the Ian Balding-trained Firebreak by a neck, and Roar Of The Tiger who has only won a Naas maiden but did so in promising style and the form is working out.
Last season's Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes was won by the David Loder-trained Noverre, who has just been rated the best European miler after his success in the Group One Sussex Stakes at Goodwood earlier this month. The Rahy colt had previously posted his claim to this title when "winning" the French 2,000 Guineas, but was subsequently relieved of the classic after failing a drug test over treatment for an arthritic condition.
This year Loder, who returned to train in Britain at the beginning of the season after previously being based in France, has made 18 entries - 14 more than last season.
Dubai Destination was fractionally beaten by the John Gosden-trained Waldenburg on his racecourse debut at Newbury, but clearly the Kingmambo colt learnt from the experience and he easily won a Newmarket maiden, beating subsequent scorer Sohaib, trained by Hills who also has easy Goodwood winner Serieux, Ayr scorer Plateau and two promising sorts in Cereus and Mount Joy.
Loder is also responsible for Meshaheer, who won the Group Three July Stakes at Newmarket on July 11, and Naheef, who was impressive in what many pundits consider to be the best juvenile event seen so far this season - the Group Three Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on the first day of August.
Seven other horses who ran in that race are also entered for the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes - the useful Bragadino (2nd), Leo's Luckyman (3rd), a Mark Johnston-trained entry whose handler believes he is the best juvenile that he has trained for some time, Loweswater (5th), Highdown (6th), Redback (7th), Where Or When (8th), and Rafferty (10th).
Tim Betteridge, General Manager at Doncaster Racecourse, said: "The Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes is one of the most prestigious two-year-old races of the season and we are delighted by the massive entry which has been received this year. Noverre's success last season indicates that only a top-class horse will be capable of succeeding in the race next month."
THE ROTHMANS ROYALS CHAMPAGNE STAKES
Class A, Group Two, Total Prize Fund £100,000, Doncaster, Friday, September 14, 2001, for two-year-old colts & geldings only, seven furlongs. Weights: 8st 10lb each. Penalties: a winner of a Pattern race 4lb. Entries made August 1 (107 entries), entries released August 8. Forfeit stage August 21, five-day declaration stage September 8, final declaration stage, 10.00am September 13. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, August 6, 2001.
1 AL MOUGHAZEL (USA) 2 C. Cotran Pip Payne
41 AMOUR SANS FIN (FR) 2 Abbott Racing Limited Brian Meehan
31 ASHEER 2 C. Cotran Pip Payne
BANNING 2 Anthony Pye-Jeary And Mel Smith Fulke Johnson Houghton
1031 BERK THE JERK (IRE) 2 Angela Lovat Paul D'Arcy
12 BRAGADINO 2 Athos Christodoulou Sir Michael Stoute
1 CASTLE GANDOLFO (USA) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
5 CEREUS (USA) 2 Maktoum Al Maktoum Barry Hills
12 CLASS LEADER (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
3 COMFY (USA) 2 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
21 CONTINUOUSLY (USA) 2 S. Khaled Henry Cecil
1 CREEKVIEW (USA) 2 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Robert Sangster Aidan O'Brien IRE
DELLA FRANCESCA (USA) 2 Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Betty Moran Aidan O'Brien IRE
4124 DOBBY ROAD (FR) 2 Hillbrow Breeding Limited Valerie Dissaux FR
164 DOC HOLIDAY (IRE) 2 Racegoers Club Owners Group Brian Meehan
DOUBLE HELIX 2 Susan Roy Brian Meehan
21 DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
DUBAI EXCELLENCE 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
DUBAI HONOR 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
1 DUBAI STATUS (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
11 DULCET SPEAR 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
15 ESENIN 2 Michael Tabor Neville Callaghan
1 FAR PAVILIONS 2 David Abell Mark Johnston
112 FIREBREAK 2 Kennet Valley Thorougbreds I Ian Balding
GEORGE ROMNEY (USA) 2 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Paul Cole
4 GOLDEN BOUNTY 2 George Teo Richard Hannon
2 GOLDEN SPECTRUM (IRE) 2 George Teo Richard Hannon
4 GRAMPIAN 2 Mike Dawson Luca Cumani
621 GREAT VIEW (IRE) 2 Susan McCarthy Brian Meehan
1 GUYS AND DOLLS 2 Anthony Speelman Paul Cole
3 HARRY JAKE 2 Colin Davey Henry Cecil
12 HAWK WING (USA) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 HENRI LEBASQUE (IRE) 2 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Paul Cole
21 HIDDEN DRAGON (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
20146 HIGHDOWN (IRE) 2 Mrs W. W. Fleming Mick Channon
1 HO CHOI 2 Alan Guthrie Linda Perratt
3 ICE AND FIRE 2 Abdullah Saeed BelHab David Loder
3 IKTINAS 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ben Hanbury
IMBIBING (IRE) 2 Anthony Pye-Jeary And Mel Smith Fulke Johnson Houghton
13 IMTIYAZ (USA) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum David Loder
IROQUOIS CHIEF (USA) 2 Maureen Buckley Michael Bell
111 JOHANNESBURG (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
24 KASPAROV (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 KING OF HAPPINESS (USA) 2 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
1 KRISKOVA (USA) 2 Maktoum Al Maktoum David Loder
32 KRUGERRAND (USA) 2 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Michael Bell
14 KUNDOOZ 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis LAHOOQ 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
12 LAISSEZALLER (USA) 2 Seymour Cohn Amanda Perrett
411 LANDSEER 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
40 LASCOMBES 2 Kilboy Estate Jeremy Noseda
13 LEO'S LUCKYMAN (USA) 2 Mrs S. J. Brookhouse Mark Johnston
215 LOWESWATER (USA) 2 Manton Racing Partnership John Gosden
2 MAMOOL (IRE) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
1 MARTIN HOUSE (IRE) 2 Mike Dawson James Bethell
131 MESHAHEER (USA) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum David Loder
4 MEXICAN (USA) 2 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1241 MISTER COSMI 2 Elisabetta Tulliani Mark Johnston
MOON BALLAD (IRE) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
2 MOUNT JOY 2 Jack Hanson Barry Hills
2 MR DINOS (IRE) 2 C. Shiacolas Paul Cole
20 MUTARAFAA (USA) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
11 NAHEEF (IRE) 2 Maktoum Al Maktoum David Loder
NOSTRADAMUS (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
OFFICIAL FLAME (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
12 PARASOL (IRE) 2 Mohammed Al Nabouda Mick Channon
441 PENNE DANCER (IRE) 2 Mrs Charles Sparrowhawk Richard Hannon
410 PIETER BRUEGHEL (USA) 2 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Paul Cole
1 PLATEAU 2 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
2132 PRINCE DAYJUR (USA) 2 Major A. M. Everett Richard Hannon
330 RAFFERTY (IRE) 2 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain
311 RED BRIAR (IRE) 2 Terry Neill Michael Bell
214410 REDBACK 2 The Waney Racing Group Inc. Richard Hannon
RESCINDO (IRE) 2 Nick Littmoden Nick Littmoden
1 RIGHT APPROACH 2 The Queen Sir Michael Stoute
1 ROAR OF THE TIGER (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
161 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
ROYAL STORM (IRE) 2 The Cloran Family Amanda Perrett
SAHARA DESERT 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
SALENTINO (IRE) 2 Katie Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
SAMHARI (USA) 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum David Loder
SARAVA (USA) 2 Susan Roy Brian Meehan
312 SCOTTISH RIVER (USA) 2 Jumeirah Racing Mark Johnston
0 SCURRA 2 D. S. Lovatt Mark Polglase
21 SERIEUX 2 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
12 SHAH JEHAN (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
3 SHAKRAN 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
31 SIGHTS ON GOLD (IRE) 2 Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE
21 SOHAIB (USA) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
2 STEADFAST AND TRUE (USA) 2 Maktoum Al Maktoum David Loder
42 STEENBERG (IRE) 2 Kenneth MacPherson Mark Tompkins
1 STONEMASON (USA) 2 Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/P Man-Lok Kan Aidan O'Brien IRE
31 SWEET BAND (USA) 2 Abdullah Ali Ed Dunlop
TELESTO (USA) 2 Niarchos Family Sir Michael Stoute
TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
123 TERFEL 2 Anne Yearley Michael Bell
22 TOREADOR (IRE) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
61 TUMBLEWEED CHARM (IRE) 2 The Eighth Tumbleweed Partnership Brian Meehan
21 TWENTYTWOANDCHANGE (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
URSA MINOR (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
VOLCANIC 2 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
1 WALDENBURG (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
10 WESTERN VERSE (USA) 2 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
10 WHERE OR WHEN (IRE) 2 John Humphreys (Turf Accountants) Ltd Terry Mills
WILD COUGAR (USA) 2 Maktoum Al Maktoum David Loder
1362 WISEMAN'S FERRY (USA) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
TOMORROW'S JOCKEY CLUB DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRIES
Thursday 9th August 2001
9.30am James Eustace
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 9th August 2001, will consider an appeal lodged by James Eustace, the trainer of SALUTE (IRE), placed second in the H & K Commissions Nursery Handicap Stakes on 27th July 2001, against the decision of the Newmarket Stewards to find that FAIRY MONARCH (IRE), placed first, had accidentally interfered with SALUTE (IRE), that the interference had not improved FAIRY MONARCH (IRE)'s placing, and to leave the placings unaltered.
11.00am David McCabe
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 9th August 2001, will hold an enquiry to establish whether or not David McCabe, the rider of BLAIR (IRE) had committed a breach of Rule 153(iii) of the Rules of Racing concerning his riding in The Get Best Odds With The Racecourse Bookmakers Selling Handicap Stakes at Nottingham on 28th July. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Nottingham Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because McCabe had been suspended from riding for 17 days for interference within the previous twelve months.
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