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Saturday, August 2, 2008



Today’s crowd came to 24,678. This compares to 24,660 on the Saturday of Glorious Goodwood in 2007.

Overall attendance in 2008 across the five days came to 102,103, compared to 102,222 in 2007.

Callum MacKay, Marketing & PR Manager at Goodwood, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the attendance figures in 2008, especially when you consider the current economic climate and the fact that we didn’t enjoy the best of luck with the weather.”


Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s Managing Director, expressed his satisfaction at the conclusion of a successful Glorious Goodwood 2008.

He said: “Attendance has held up very well during Festival Week and we were particularly pleased to see the increase in the crowd on Tuesday, as this defied the general trend at major racing festivals of racegoers migrating to later in the week.

“Our additional marketing for Tuesday clearly worked and the increases in attendance on Friday and Saturday can be attributed to our strengthening partnership with Channel 4 and their promotion of the race meeting.

“The race programme held up very well indeed and the combination of Aidan O’Brien and Johnny Murtagh were in tremendous form with Yeats, Henrythenavigator and Halfway To Heaven.

“Yeats’ imperious performance in the Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup was a joy to watch and he joins the likes of Double Trigger, Further Flight and Persian Punch as a multiple winner of this historic contest.

“It was very exciting to see Henrythenavigator take Wednesday’s BGC Sussex Stakes and he must surely be in pole position to be crowned European champion miler for 2008 while Halfway To Heaven added success over 10 furlongs in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes to her previous Irish 1,000 Guineas victory.

“We also like to unearth a nice two-year-old at Goodwood and the Betfair Molecomb Stakes once again looks to have thrown up an exciting prospect in Finjaan. We look forward to him following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Fleeting Spirit.

“Operationally, we only experienced minor crowd trouble limited to a small minority and the only real issues we had to contend with was the incidence of forged badges and forged £20 notes, but that almost goes with the territory at a major racing festival.

“I would like to pay tribute to the Groundstaff who have done a wonderful job to keep the racing surface in such good condition in what were not always the easiest of circumstances. On Monday night there was a severe weather warning, but fortunately we missed the worst of the rain.

“The cover of grass has been excellent and the use of temporary rails has worked extremely well in providing fresh ground throughout the week.

“It was great to see trainers who specifically target Goodwood such as Mark Johnston, Marcus Tregoning, Aidan O’Brien and one of our directors, John Dunlop, rewarded with success.”



Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Johnny Murtagh 8 3 1
Richard Hughes 5 2 2
Ryan Moore 4 1 2
Alan Munro 3 - -
Frankie Dettori 2 4 1
Richard Hills 1 3 1
Royston Ffrench 1 1 1
Adrian Nicholls 1 1 1
Steve Drowne 1 1 -
Francis Norton 1 1 -
Philip Robinson 1 - 3
Seb Sanders 1 - 1
William Buick 1 - -
Silvestre De Sousa 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Dane O’Neill 1 - -
David Probert 1 - -
Frederik Tylicki 1 - 1
Jimmy Fortune - 4 1
Liam Jones - 3 2
Martin Dwyer - 2 3
Ted Durcan - 1 3
Eddie Ahern - 1 1
Chris Catlin - 1 1
Jimmy Quinn - 1 1
Stephen Carson - 1 -
Darryll Holland - 1 -
Kevin Manning - 1 -
Andrew Mullen - 1 -
Fergus Sweeney - 1 -
Neil Callan - - 1
Pat Cosgrave - - 1
Edward Creighton - - 1
Jim Crowley - - 1
John Egan - - 1
Michael Hills - - 1
Liam Keniry - - 1
Tom Queally - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1


Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 4 2 3
Mark Johnston 3 2 2
Sir Michael Stoute 3 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 3 - 1
David Nicholls 2 2 2
William Haggas 2 1 1
Luca Cumani 1 4 1
Andrew Balding 1 2 -
Marcus Tregoning 1 1 3
Paul Cole 1 1 -
John Best 1 - 2
Clive Cox 1 - 2
Mick Channon 1 - 1
John Dunlop 1 - 1
Ian Williams 1 - 1
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
James Given 1 - -
William Jarvis 1 - -
Tom Keddy 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
Mark Usher 1 - -
Saeed bin Suroor - 2 2
John Gosden - 2 -
John Hills - 2 -
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Amanda Perrett - 1 1
Jim Bolger IRE - 1 -
Karl Burke - 1 -
Frances Crowley IRE - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Eve Johnson Houghton - 1 -
Alan King - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Derek Shaw - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
Eric Wheeler - 1 -
Henry Cecil - - 2
Robin Bastiman - - 1
Jim Boyle - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Michael Jarvis - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Terry Mills - - 1
Eoghan O’Neill - - 1
Brendan Powell - - 1
John Spearing - - 1

Race 1 - bluesquarepoker.com Handicap - Winning Quotes


The opening race on the final day of Glorious Goodwood 2008, the 11-furlong bluesquarepoker.com Handicap, saw one of the most exciting finishes of the week as Southpaw Lad came from the gods under Alan Munro to win by a length and a half.

The Diktat colt still had masses of ground to make up in the final furlong but came flying down the outside and if anything won with something in hand.

Successful trainer John Best, recording his first Glorious Goodwood winner, said: “He was won like that before on the all-weather and it’s just the way he tends to run.

“He had nowhere to go and it was always going to be difficult to take off from that draw (8).

“We always thought last year that he was pretty decent. Alan did a great job switching him off today.

“This was his first attempt at this trip. We thought he would stay, but there was a just a question mark whether he would on pedigree.

“We will now try and find something at York for him now. Our team for York will include Kingsgate Native and Flashmans Papers in the Nunthorpe Stakes.

“We like to win at these big festivals. It is the time of the year now when we are starting to think about buying horses for next year.”

Alan Munro added: “He was keen early and I had to try and settle him.

“He went a bit flat coming down the hill and it wasn’t until the straight that he started to take off, by which time I wasn’t in a great position.

“He is still young, green and inexperienced. He really flew when he did pick up and there should be more to come from him.”

Race 1 - bluesquarepoker.com Handicap - placed quotes


Trainer Alan King was very pleased with the length and a half defeat of his Cosmea under Johnny Murtagh in the opening race on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, the bluesquarepoker.com Handicap.

He intends on giving the daughter of Compton Place a break before trying to win a similar contest on the level but the ultimate plan will be a National Hunt career, with the filly already being “well-schooled”.

King said: “She got there but then got mugged on the outside! But the winner has come from behind us. I’m very pleased with her. It wasn’t an ideal preparation for her because she travelled all the way to Bath last night and didn’t run on the soft ground.

“Of course it would have been great to win, but I’m very pleased with the filly. Johnny (Murtagh) said she got a great ride. She doesn’t like being crowded, but with the draw we had there was no real option. She’s run a marvelous race.

“I wouldn’t want to blame the ground. If she’s going to go jumping, she’s going to have to handle the ground. She’s well-schooled - she schooled on Thursday. I’m not going jumping just yet, so we’ll give her a little break and go from there.”

Race 1 - bluesquarepoker.com Handicap - ground


Winning rider Alan Munro said: “It’s good to soft, if not worse but it’s fresh ground.”

Paul Hanagan, rider of Deep Winter, said: “It’s good to soft. It was fast yesterday but it’s definitely good to soft out there now.”

Seb Sanders, rider of St Jean Cap Ferrat, said: “The ground is riding on the slow side this afternoon.”

Travis Block, rider of Stow, agreed saying: “It’s a bit slow today.”

Sinbad The Sailor’s rider Jimmy Quinn said: “It’s riding quite slow up the straight.”

Ted Durcan, rider of Tomintoul Flyer, said: “The ground is quite loose. The rain isn’t really getting into it - just about an inch and a half - but it’s loosened it up.”

Richard Hills, rider of Wikaala, said: “The ground is riding good to soft today.”

Race 2 - Blue Square Premier Stakes


Trainer Paul Cole was delighted that River Proud finally got his head in front in the Listed Blue Square Premier Stakes after some unlucky runs in defeat.

The three-year-old soon took up the running under Richard Hughes and was clear over a furlong out to come home by two and a half lengths ahead of Alexandros.

Cole said: “With a really nice horse like that and you just can’t get him into the winner’s enclosure, it’s terribly disappointing. He’s got a lot of talent and a lot of speed - everything you want. He just has an aversion to the stalls.

“Everything went well today except he wasn’t meant to make the running. I didn’t know enough about the horse to say, you got to do this, you got to that, so I really rather left it to him ( Richard Hughes). Ideally, I suppose you are better off covered up.

“We took him to Kempton with a couple of mile and a half four-year-olds rated quite highly - in the 90s. And he just walked all over them, so we think he’ll get further.

“We thought that there was a pacemaker but there obviously wasn’t. It was the first furlong and a half that he pulled and the jockey gave him a couple of inches and everything was fine after that. Richard obviously realised that he couldn’t settle and it was a waste of time. He just gave him a couple of inches and he settled fine after that.

“We’ve got pencilled in a mile and a quarter Group Two at Deauville - the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano on August 23 . That’s his target at the moment but obviously we’ll have to look at it again and mull it over to see what we’re going to do. That’s his rough plan.

“He was unlucky in the July Stakes and then he banged his head at Doncaster. Then he was in the impossible stall at France - Longchamp - they tell me you might as well go home. So nothing has gone for him but it’s gone right for him today.”

Richard Hughes added: “He travels and moves so nicely - an easy ride. He was in a good frame of mind.

“I wanted to drop him in but I got a soft lead and took it. The ground is riding a bit slow - coming off down the hill it is not too bad but the last two furlongs are quite slow.”

Race 2 - Blue Square Premier Stakes (Listed) - Placed Quotes


There were no excuses from the Godolphin camp after Alexandros finished the runner-up, beaten two and a half lengths, behind River Proud in the Listed £50,000 Blue Square Premier Stakes over a mile.

Racing Manager Simon Crisford said: “He ran well and we are pleased.

“We were simply beaten by a faster horse today.

“There are no specific plans. We will just try and win a race with him somewhere.”

Race 3 - Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group One) - Winning Quotes


Glorious Goodwood 2008 just got even better for the Coolmore team as Halfway To Heaven benefited from a superb Johnny Murtagh ride to claim the £200,000 Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes, to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a 17th Group One success of the year.

Prominent throughout, the three-year-old Pivotal filly dug deep in the final furlong as she just held on from the fast-finishing Lush Lashes to register a head success.

O’Brien was not present, nor were owners Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Sue Magnier.

Winning jockey Johnny Murtagh said: “I thought it could be a tactical affair. Aidan said to me to do what you think is best, if there isn’t much pace be prominent or if there is a fast pace, drop her in.

“The race went as I thought it would do, there was no pace early on. She travelled beautifully throughout and is a very straightforward filly to ride - nice and steady. At Goodwood, you need to get a position early, during the first two furlongs as you go uphill. Otherwise, it’s very difficult to get a position.

“I had to give her two smacks two furlongs out and she ran on bravely. It was a good finish, with good jockeys around me.

“The horses having been going so well at home and I know Aidan had been pleased with her progress since she won the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

“She liked the ground out there today. To be honest, I didn’t see what was going on in behind - I was just concentrating on my filly. All our success is down to the fact that it is a great team effort. Everyone pulls their weight.

“This filly is very genuine and has a big heart. She toughs it out. She just gets a bit lazy when she hits the front and was just coming to the end of her run today.”

Murtagh, riding his seventh Glorious Goodwood winner of the week and 15th Group One of the 2008, said continued: "I did know I was in the right spot. When we jumped off, no-one wanted to go on and I was left in front. So I said OK, I will do my own thing and then Richard Hills (on Muthabara) went past me.

"Richard and I really had the race to ourselves, we were up there, we doddled around the bends and we got into the straight.

"I just wanted to save her for as long as I could. I knew when I let mine go that she was going to extend and then she had to be brave and she was in the end.

"She got every yard of it - she is very brave and very tough. She seems to have come on from the Irish Guineas - she has come on physically and is moving very well now.

"She has won two Group Ones now and has to be special. The ground is a bit loose on top and she just slipped a bit on pulling up.

“I don’t know where she goes next - wherever Aidan tells me!”

Race 3 - Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group One) - placed quotes


Jim Bolger wasn’t attributing any blame to jockey Kevin Manning after Lush Lashes’ defeat in the Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes, in which the filly didn’t get the clearest of runs before bursting through inside the final half a furlong to get within a head of winner Halfway To Heaven.

“These things happen. It’s not really frustrating - that’s horse racing. It’s happened before and it will happen again,” said Bolger.

“We’re in the Yorkshire Oaks, I’ll be having a look at that, she’s in at Leopardstown and Longchamp. She’s already invited to Hong Kong so there’ll be plenty of days yet.

“Alexander Goldrun didn’t lose anything in defeat (when second in 2006) and I’d be happy to have the second again next year!”

Meanwhile, Lord Grimthorpe, Racing Manager to owner Khalid Abdulla, whose Passage Of Time finished a further head back in third, said: “She’s run really well and travelled really well. I think she would have appreciated a better pace, she’s been beaten by two milers, obviously the sprint at the end has paid. But she’s run super.

“There’s two possibilities for her next - either the Yorkshire Oaks or a Group Two (Prix Jean Romanet on August 24) at Deauville at the end of the month. She’s coming back to her best.”

Race 4 - bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup - winning quotes


William Haggas saddled the first two home in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup, when Conquest and Dane O’Neill just held off the fast-finishing King’s Apostle by a head. The last trainer to have the one-two in the £100,000 six-furlong contest was Richard Hannon, whose Knight Of Mercy and Bocas Rose were separate by a neck in 1990.

The delighted winning handler said: “My first impression was that King’s Apostle should have won actually because he just got stopped at a bad time and finished well. He’s a really tough horse and likes quicker ground than this. It’s a lottery, this race, and we just got lucky.

“Conquest has always had talent and when you’ve got talent, you’ve got half a chance but it’s been messy. I haven’t done anything different with him, he got lucky today. I don’t want to discredit the winner, but the second horse is much more consistent, much more genuine.

“While I’m thrilled to win, I’m bloody disappointed for the second and the connections of the second. If there’s one horse out of this race who’s going to win a stakes race, it’s King’s Apostle - when the trainer runs him over his correct distance (six furlongs)!

“I would think we’ll try to get some black-type with King’s Apostle. He’s the first foal of a young mare which the owner has and he needs to get some black-type for the mare. I’m going to take him out of the Phoenix Stakes but he might go to the Curragh at the end of August.

“Conquest might go to Ayr for the Gold Cup. We’ve had blinkers on, a different jockey, different ground, a different track, we’ve led with him, we’ve held him up. I don’t think you need to fight with him, just let him go and do his own thing and he’s won.

“There’s nothing we’ve done different, it was just his turn. He’s clever but he’s talented. When they are clever and they’ve got no talent, you are in trouble but when they’ve got a bit of talent you’re okay.

“In the final furlong, I was mulling through a sandwich because I want to get home and I was thinking ‘I can’t believe this!’ It was great - I was on my own watching it on telly. It was fantastic.

“Liam (Jones, rider of the runner-up) shouldn’t feel bad. That horse is a progressive horse and it’s my mistake that he ran last weekend and I think we rode him too positively - he needs to be waited with. Liam said he was hanging and hung in at the wrong time. I’m sorry for Liam and the owner, Bernard Kantor.

“It’s been our year this year, I don’t know why. We’ve had a lot of luck - a lot of luck in draws and a lot of luck in photographs.”

The winning rider added: “Today, I did say to Mr Haggas ‘Please give me some instructions on him’ because, while I wouldn’t say he’s tricky, things have to drop right for him. He said to go out and ride him as you find him, hopefully you‘ll get some cover and a lead, it worked out very well and I think that’s why you saw the result today.

“I just slotted in behind a few and shifted my run to the left - the stands’ side - because I was getting a better lead from the other horse, the ones in front of me were stopping. I just wanted to get carried a little further.

“I settled just in behind the leaders and it was ideal for him today, we didn’t have to mess him around. We got plenty of room and I was able to ride him with confidence. Today he had his day.

“It’s a nice race to win - a prestigious race. It all worked to a tee and approaching the two-furlong marker, I was quite confident. I just had a bit of anxious moment when Mr Haggas’ other horse came at me but we’ve just held him off.

“We went through the first two furlongs pretty even. Where I was drawn, I was always going to edge to the stands’ side. Probably the early pace favoured the higher drawer, then maybe the more chewed up ground took effect on them.

Race 4 - bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) - Placed Quotes



Borderlescott, winner of the 2006 bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup and the short-head runner up 12 months ago, ran yet another brave race to finish third, beaten a head and half a length, in the 2008 renewal after blazing the trail on the stands’ side for much of the six-furlong contest.

Trainer Robin Bastiman said: “I am very pleased.

“That’s just how it is. He was always going to be vulnerable to a well-handicapped horse coming and beating him.

“He is only a small horse and had to carry 9st 10lb today.

“I think we will go over five furlongs with him next time and he could go in the Nunthorpe. He has run well with that huge weight today, so why not give it a try?”

Back in fourth was Machinist, who fared the best of trainer David Nicholls’ five runners.

Nicholls said: “He’s been around a while and knows the crack. He ran a good race.

“I think we might look at the Ayr Gold Cup for him now.

“Of my other runners that I have seen so far, I am not sure that Buachaill Dona stayed while I think Indian Trail ran too free.”


Blue Square will all refund bets on Bentong, who refused to leave the stalls in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup.

Race 5 - Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes - Winning Quotes


Jockey Johnny Murtagh equalled the record for the number of winners at Glorious Goowood when securing his eighth winner of the week aboard debutant Jukebox Jury in the Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes. In the process, he claimed the Racing Post Award for Leading Rider.

The Montjeu juvenile colt came with a sweeping run in the final furlong to overhaul Full Toss, who looked to have done enough to secure the race from the front in the Royal colours under Richard Hughes, Murtagh’s closest pursuer in the race for the Racing Post Award who could have tied for the prize had he won two of the last three races.

Trainer Mark Johnston, enjoying his third winner of Glorious Goodwood 2008, commented: “That was a very nice performance.

“A jockey in form helps a lot!

“We always thought he was a nice horse, but we just took our time with him as he is by Montjeu.

“He was a bit keen and we had to teach him to relax.

“Johnny felt the horse probably needs another educational run next time out.”

Murtagh does not have any more rides at Goodwood today, so he shares the record of eight winners at Glorious Goodwood with Kieren Fallon, who achieved the feat in 1998 and Lester Piggott, who enjoyed an octet of winners in 1982.


Jockey Richard Hughes was banned for two days (Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17) following his ride on second-placed Full Toss in the Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes (4.25pm). The stewards held he had interfered with the third, Cloudy Start, and that this was due to careless riding on Hughes’ part in that he allowed his mount to hang left-handed away from the whip.

Silvestre De Sousa picked up a one-day ban (Saturday, August 16) following his winning ride on Parisian Pyramid in the bluesquare.com Nursery Handicap (5.00pm). The stewards found De Sousa guilty of careless riding, as he had allowed his mount to interfere with the second Taazur by manoeuvring when not sufficiently clear.

Race 6 - bluesquare.com Nursery Handicap - winning quotes


David Nicholls saddled his second winner of Glorious Goodwood 2008 when Parisian Pyramid, carrying the trainer’s Illuminatus Investments colours, easily accounted for his nine rivals in the penultimate race of the week, the bluesquare.com Nursery Handicap over six furlongs.

It was an extra special win for connections, as the handsome two-year-old grey son of Verglas was born on April 14 and thus shares his birthday with Nicholls’ wife, Alex Greaves.

“He’s well-handicapped and you can see, he’s not a small two-year-old, he’s a big two-year-old. He’s going to progress as the years go on,” explained Nicholls.

“I think that’s the third time I’ve won the race in a row (2006 Northern Fling, 2007 Fol Hollow). All of my horses are quick! He’s a lovely horse.”

The success gave jockey Silvestre De Sousa his first victory at Goodwood Racecourse and he said: “He travelled well but he was still green, he’s still a big baby.

“When he hit the front, he didn’t know what to do, you just have to keep his mind on the job. He kept galloping. We had a low weight so a lot of the horses had to give us a lot of weight.”

Race 7 - bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap - winning quotes


Trainer Mark Usher and jockey David Probert enjoyed their first Glorious Goodwood victories in the final race of the 2008 meeting when Count Ceprano stormed clear to win the bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap in good style.

Settled in mid-division by the 5lb claimer, the winner, who carries the colours of racing enthusiast Gordon Summers, came through to lead with less than a furlong to race and had an advantage of three and three-quarter lengths at the line.

The winning owner said: “I’ve had horses with Mark Usher since 1992. The best horse we had was a jumper called Auburn Spirit, he won seven races and was placed 18 times, so he was in the frame 50 per cent of the time. I love horses.

“Mark is a great trainer but he’s got people like me, who haven’t got a lot of money, so he hasn’t got any big guns but he does a great job.

“I do some work at Newbury and I have shares in Highclere. I’m also the vice-Chairman of the West Berkshire Racing Club. So I’m very involved in racing.

“It’s lovely to have a winner at Glorious Goodwood.

“I’ll leave the planning up to Mark but Count Ceprano is entered at Brighton on Wednesday for the Brighton Challenge Cup but we’ll see how he comes out of the race. If he comes out well, he’ll run.

“David did a marvelous job. He did exactly what we asked.”

Probert, who was rushing off to ride at Lingfield, added: “Things are going very well, it’s just about getting the rides and hard work.

“It’s fantastic to have my first winner at Glorious Goodwood. It was the plan to settle the horse in and he picked up really well and has done it nicely in the end.”


The going on the straight course has changed to GOOD after persistent morning drizzle.

The going remains GOOD TO FIRM on the round course.

Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley said at 11.45am: “We have now had 3.6 millimetres of rain since midnight and the ground has eased to good on the straight course.

“The GoingStick reading is now an average of 8.2. I think we have had the worst of the rain now and look forward to great racing this afternoon.”

THE bluesquare.com STEWARDS’ CUP DRAW
£100,000, 3.50pm, Saturday, August 2, 2008, six furlongs
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.


2007 2008 +/-
TUESDAY 14,325 15,318 +993
WEDNESDAY 17,862 17,332 -530
THURSDAY 22,948 21,685 -1,263
FRIDAY 22,427 23,103 +676
SATURDAY 24,660 ? ?

bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup facts & figures before today’s race

- The Stewards’ Cup was first run in 1834 over a distance of a mile and a half.

- In a bid to attract a larger entry, the race was staged over its familiar distance of six furlongs for the first time on July 31, 1840, when 20 runners went to post. The race was won by Epirus.

- That 1840 contest was worth £300, whereas today the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup carries prize money of £100,000.

- Since 1946, the winning margin has been a short-head on 10 occasions, a head seven times and a neck 11 times. This year for the first time a new distance - a nose - could be utilised if there is a close finish.

- There has been one dead-heat in the Stewards’ Cup. The 1914 running went to both Golden Sun and Lord Annandale, the previous year’s winner.

- The biggest winning margin in the same period came in 1987 when the Peter Calver-trained Madraco won by four lengths.

- Madraco returned at 50/1, making him one of three horses since 1946 to have triumphed at such mammoth odds. The other two were Ahonoora (1978), who subsequently sired the 1992 Derby winner Dr Devious, and Ashurst Wonder (1954).

- The shortest-priced winner since 1945 has been Patavellian in who was returned as the 4/1 second favourite in 2003. He runs again today at the age of 10 - his second appearance in the Stewards’ Cup.

- The first German-bred winner of the Stewards’ Cup (pre-dating a French-bred victory on English soil by three years) was Count Hahn’s Turnus, who triumphed in 1850. He defied a penalty to add the Chesterfield Cup at the meeting two days later.

- With three wins apiece, Willie Carson, Paul Cook and Richard Hughes are the most successful jockeys in the post-war period. Richard Hughes has a chance to go clear today as he rides Off The Record, while the other two riders have retired.

- There have been three dual winners in the history of the Stewards’ Cup. Marvel scored in 1890 and 1892, while Lord Annandale triumphed in 1913 and shared the spoils in a dead-heat the following year with Golden Sun. Sky Diver was victorious in 1967 and 1968.

- Lochsong’s awesome victory in 1992 was the first in a hat-trick of major sprint handicap successes that season as the future Group One heroine added the Portland Handicap and Ayr Gold Cup on her next two starts.

- King’s Signet (1993) and Petong (1984) carried the highest weight to victory - 9st 10lb.

- At the other end of the scale, the three-year-old Psalmsinger carried a featherweight 5st 4lb when triumphant in 1845. The minimum weight is now 7st 12lb.

- The bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup has a maximum limit of 28 runners these days but that has not always been the case and in 1861 Croagh Patrick defeated 44 rivals to take the famous sprint.

- Only 12 lined up in 1842 when Lady Adela took the spoils and that is the smallest field in the race’s history.

- The Stewards’ Cup was transferred to Newmarket from 1915 to 1917 and not run at all in 1918 during the First World War. There was also no race in 1940 during the second World War although a substitute, the Stewards’ Handicap, was staged at Newmarket in 1941 and won by Valthema, with Windso playing host from 1942 to 1945.

- Epirus was a six-year-old when winning in 1840 and 11 other winners have been that age. Four-year-olds have been most successful with 66 wins, while three-year-olds have taken the prize on 51 occasions.

- The John White-trained eight-year-old Shikari’s Son became the oldest winner in 1995, taking the distinction from Epaulet, who was seven when triumphing in 1958.

- Since starting stalls were first used in 1966, the luckiest draws have been stalls 11 and 19, with four winners coming from each.

- No winner has come from stalls 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 14, 17, 23, 24 and 26.

- Dermot Weld saddled Red Alert to success in 1974, the only Irish-trained winner of the Stewards’ Cup since the war.

- Dandy Nicholls rode the brilliant mare Soba to victory in 1982 and as a trainer he has tasted success twice with Tayseer (2000) and Gift Horse (2005). He saddles five runners in today’s renewal - Buachaill Dona, Northern Fling, Indian Trail, Machinist and Something.

- Sweetsauce won the six-furlong Stewards’ Cup at 20/1 in 1860 and just two days later was victorious in the Goodwood Cup over a stamina-sapping two miles and five furlongs.

- Probably the most popular winner of the Stewards’ Cup was Tudor Monarch, who carried the pink and chocolate colours of Sir Winston Churchill when ridden to victory by Geoff Lewis in 1959

- In 1883, the previous year’s Oaks winner, Geheimniss, was pipped at the post by the fast-finishing Hornpipe.

- Spillers was the first commercial sponsor of the Stewards’ Cup from 1970 to 1980. The 1981 renewal was backed by the tote and then William Hill sponsored between 1982 and and 1992. Vodafone supported the race from 1993 to 2006, initially under the Vodac banner. Blue Square, the current sponsor, took over in 2007.

- The Stewards’ Cup used to be run on the first day of Glorious Goodwood, the Tuesday, switching to the Saturday, the final day, under Vodafone’s sponsorship in 1993.

- Owners and trainers chose the stall position for their horses for the first time in 1999 - a tradition that carries on.

- The 1998 Stewards’ Cup saw the launch of the tote trifecta bet.

Blue Square Nassau Stakes Facts & Figures before today’s race

- In 2006, Ouija Board defeated the previous year’s victor Alexander Goldrun in one of the most thrilling races ever seen. In doing so, the five-year-old joined the 1992 heroine Ruby Tiger as the joint-oldest winner of the Nassau Stakes.

- The race was opened to older horses in 1975 when the three-year-old Roussalka kept the prize for the younger generation. However, she returned the following year to become the first triumphant four-year-old.

- Ruby Tiger (1991 & 1992) and Roussalka (1974 & 1975) are the only horses to have won the race twice.

- Three-year-olds still dominate the race, with the older generation enjoying only seven successes in the last 33 renewals, though three of the last four winners have been aged four or five.

- Last year, Peeping Fawn, trained by Aidan O’Brien became only the third Irish-trained winner since the Second World War, the others being Alexander Goldrun two years earlier and Park Express in 1986, both for trainer Jim Bolger.

- Trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who has won the race seven times in total, and jockey Kieren Fallon, teamed up to notch a Nassau Stakes hat-trick between 2002 and 2004 with victories for Islington, Russian Rhythm and Favourable Terms. Sir Michael’s other winners have been Hawajiss (1994)u

- Fair Winter scored by six lengths in 1967 but that distance was bettered by the brilliant Ruby Tiger who registered the widest winning margin since the Second World War when defeating Shamshir by seven lengths in 1991.

- The legendary Lester Piggott is the winning-most rider, having enjoyed five victories in the Nassau Stakes, with the first of those being Aunt Edith in 1965. He was on top Roussalka for both of her triumphs and the second of those was the rider’s final success in the race.

- US Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens, who enjoyed wider acclaim on the silver screen as George Woolf in the film Seabiscuit, rode Godolphin’s Zahrat Dubai to success in 1999.

- The great fillies La Fleche (1892), Sceptre (1902) and Pretty Polly (1904) each won the Nassau Stakes en route to completing the Fillies’ Triple Crown in the St Leger, having earlier won the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks.

- The Nassau Stakes was upgraded from Group Two to Group One status for the 1999 renewal.

- Since the resumption of racing following the war in 1946, the smallest field saw only three runners go to post in1952 when the race won by Hortentia.

- The largest field size has been 11, with that number competing in 1981, 1982, 1985 and 2005.

- There have been four short-head winners since 1945, Hortentia (1952), Lucyrowe (1969), Favourable Terms (2004) and Ouija Board (2006).

- The longest-priced winner of the Nassau Stakes has been Crespinall, who landed the odds at 25/1 for trainer Richard Hannon in 1972.

- The great Pretty Polly was a prohibitive 1/33 favourite when winning the race in 1904. The shortest-priced winner since 1946 has been Lucyrowe, who was sent off the ½ favourite but only prevailed by a short-head under Frankie Durr in 1969.

- Park Express, successful for trainer Jim Bolger in 1986, is the dam of this season’s Derby winner New Approach, who is also trained by the Coolcullen handler.

- In the last 14 renewals, 10 favourites or joint-favourites have been successful, including Peeping Fawn last year who scored as the clear 2/1 favourite.

- Wayward Belle won the 1946 Nassau Stakes as the 11/8 favourite and a further 23 market leaders have triumphed since that time.


Aidan O’Brien became the third trainer since 1946 to complete the hat-trick of Group One BGC Sussex Stakes, Group Two Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup and Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes wins at Glorious Goodwood when Halfway To Heaven took the last-named event this afternoon.

Henry Cecil saddled the hat-trick in 1979 when Kris got the ball rolling in the Sussex Stakes under Joe Mercer and the partnership doubled up in the Goodwood Cup with Le Moss, who was also victorious 12 months later. His hat-trick was completed by Connaught Bridge, who won the Nassau Stakes by a length and a half under Mercer.

A fantastic Glorious Goodwood for Saeed bin Suroor in 1999 saw the Godolphin handler equal Cecil’s hat-trick with Aljabr, Kayf Tara, both under Frankie Dettori, and the Gary Stevens-ridden Zahrat Dubai.


The market for today’s bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup, traditionally a big betting heat, has been relatively quiet as punters wait to see how the ground will ride after persistent drizzle fell at Goodwood this morning, the final day of Glorious Goodwood 2008.

The Barry Hills-trained Prime Defender, drawn 19, currently heads the market on 7/1 with the sponsors, two points ahead of 2006 winner Borderlescott, who also finished second last year and will break from stall one.

George Primarolo, Blue Square spokesman, said: “It’s been relatively quiet because I think people are waiting to see how long the rain continues for. Maybe after the first, there’ll be a few more movers as punters get a good idea what the ground is like. I’m also assuming that there’ll be a couple of non-runners.

“I think it was always going to be the case that Prime Defender would be cut from 8/1 to 7/1, especially after the races yesterday when the winners were coming from middle to high draws. He was pretty popular overnight and then again this morning, so he’s the one that people have come for the most.

“Barney McGrew was 25/1 immediately after the draw and then he got backed into 20s straightaway. He was 16/1 yesterday and we’ve cut him to 12/1 today so he’s been quite popular. There have been a few others down the bottom being backed likewise. It’s been a good spread of business.

“On the day of the race market, Prime Defender would be our biggest loser. Ante-post, it would be Mac Gille Eoin. When the Weekender came out last week, there was some good money for him.

“Of our other races, there has been good money for Wikaala in the first. Stubbs Art is out of the Blue Square Premier Stakes now so that race has been pretty quiet.

“Lush Lashes has been well-supported for the Blue Square Nassau Stakes since the prices have been out after the 48-hour declarations. We went 2/1 initially, then it went to 15/1 and then 13/8 yesterday. That’s solid now.

“I think the boys in the office are looking to take Lush Lashes on so they are standing at 13/8 but, again, that depends on how much money we get.

“There’s not really much each-way money support for anything. There were bits and pieces yesterday for Passage Of Time but that has kind of dried up now with the rain. I think just because of the rain, it hasn’t been overly busy and we’re just holding fire.”


With four rides today, the final day of Glorious Goodwood 2008, Johnny Murtagh will need three of them to win if he is to better the record number of eight winners at Glorious Goodwood, set in 1982 by the legendary Lester Piggott and equalled in 1998 by Kieren Fallon.

With six winners already under his belt this week, Murtagh’s rides today are headed by Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven in the feature Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes. The rider has teamed up with trainer Aidan O’Brien to claim two Group winners already this week - Henrythenavigator and Yeats - and will be looking to continue there domination of high-class races on this side of the Irish Sea.

His other two rides are outsider Fyodor in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup and Jukebox Jury in the Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes. Meanwhile, he got a last-minute ride in the opener on the Alan King-trained Cosmea, replacing Dane O’Neill, who has been delayed.

If he can secure even one winner, he will join Willie Carson (1990) and Joe Mercer (1979) on seven winners, while he will also be hoping to hold off the challenges of Richard Hughes and Ryan Moore in the Racing Post Leading Rider Award race, both having already recorded four winners each.


Aidan O’Brien will this afternoon bid to become the third trainer since 1946 to complete the hat-trick of Group One BGC Sussex Stakes, Group Two Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup and Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes wins at Glorious Goodwood when he saddles Halfway To Heaven in the last-named event.

Already successful with Henrythenavigator and Yeats this week, the Ballydoyle master and Johnny Murtagh will face tough opposition, most notably from compatriot Lush Lashes, trained by O’Brien’s former boss, Jim Bolger.

Henry Cecil saddled the hat-trick in 1979 when Kris got the ball rolling in the Sussex Stakes under Joe Mercer and the partnership doubled up in the Goodwood Cup with Le Moss, who was also victorious 12 months later. The hat-trick was completed by Connaught Bridge, who won the Nassau Stakes by a length and a half under Mercer.

A fantastic Glorious Goodwood for Saeed bin Suroor in 1999 saw the Godolphin handler equal Cecil’s hat-trick with Aljabr, Kayf Tara, both under Frankie Dettori, and the Gary Stevens-ridden Zahrat Dubai.

O’Brien has already equalled Sir Gordon Richards’ Sussex Stakes/Goodwood Cup double, set in 1967 courtesy of Reform and Wrekin Rambler respectively, both ridden by Scobie Breasley.

Since 1946, the double of Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes has been completed on five occasions, firstly by Sir Noel Murless in 1954 and most recently by Ed Dunlop in 2006. In between, Cecil completed it in back-to-back years in 1975 and 1976, while Harry Wragg also saddled the double in 1982.


The going for the final day of Glorious Goodwood 2008, Saturday, August 2, remains:


Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, reported: “We had just short of two millimetres of rain overnight and also put down six millimetres of water on the straight.

“In the light of the persistent drizzle we are experiencing this morning, it was good that we did water as rain falling on unwatered ground would have made the surface slippery.

“The temporary rail on the top bend has been moved to provide two furlongs of fresh ground on the inside for today’s Blue Square Nassau Stakes.

“This week has seen some terrific racing and the course has stood up well. We are all set for another exciting day to round off the week.”


A fatal road traffic accident occurred this morning on the A285 at Upwaltham, near Petworth, and appoximately five miles from Goodwood.

The road is currently closed and will not reopen until later today.

Racegoers are advised to seek alternative routes.


Deep Winter is the one punters want in the opening bluesquarepoker.com Handicap (2.05pm), with the Richard Fahey-trained filly now 100/30 (from 9/2) with Paddy Power and 3/1 (from 9/2) with William Hill. William Hill have also trimmed Woodfall Treasure, the mount of Ryan Moore, to 3/1 (from 9/2).

Favourite Lush Lashes is hardening in the Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes (3.15pm), coming into 11/8 (from 13/8) with Paddy Power and 5/4 (from 13/8) with William Hill. Coral were best-priced at 9/1 this morning about the John Dunlop-trained Muthabara and she is now into 15/2.

In the big betting race of the day, the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup (3.45pm), Prime Defender is 7/1 (from 8/1) with Paddy Power and 13/2 (from 9/1) with William Hill. The same two firms also report money for Knot In Wood, who is 9/1 (from 10/1) with Paddy Power and 9/1 (from 11/1) with William Hill. Bentong has come into 20/1 (from 28/1) with Coral.

One for support in the Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes (4.25pm) is debutant Asateer, trained by Barry Hills for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum. The Alhaarth colt is now 12/1 (from 16/1) with Paddy Power.

Three attracting attracting support with Paddy Power in the penultimate bluesquare.com Nursery Handicap are Golden Rosie (4/1 from 5/1), Noble Jack (11/1 from 14/1) and Taazur (11/1 from 14/1).

In the concluding bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap (5.35pm) Sunnyside Tom, partnered by Jamie Moriarty for Richard Fahey, has halved in price to 7/1 (from 14/1) with Paddy Power and is 7/1 (from 11/1) with William Hill.


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 4/1

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 (Group Three) 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 9/2f

Friday, August 1, 2008
Coutts Glorious Stakes (Group Three) SIXTIES ICON Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh 100/30f
Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint Handicap PEARLY WEY Clive Cox Philip Robinson 10/1
totesport Mile Heritage Handicap FIFTEEN LOVE Roger Charlton Steve Drowne 5/1
Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes (Group Two) PROLIFIC Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 5/1
RSA Nursery SOHCAHTOA Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 100/30
Oak Tree Stakes (Group Three) VISIT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 2/1f
Turf Club Handicap PISCEAN Tommy Keddy Royston Ffrench 17/2

Saturday, August 2, 2008
bluesquarepoker.com Handicap SOUTHPAW LAD John Best Alan Munro 25/1
Blue Square Premier Stakes (Listed) RIVER PROUD Paul Cole Richard Hughes 5/2
Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group One) HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 5/1
bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup CONQUEST William Haggas Dane O’Neill 40/1
Blue Square EBF Maiden Stakes JUKEBOX JURY Mark Johnston Johnny Murtagh 14/1
bluesquare.com Nursery Handicap PARISIAN PYRAMID David Nicholls Silvestre de Sousa 11/1
bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap COUNT CEPRANO Mark Usher David Probert 7/1


2.05pm Bluesquarepoker.com HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed, 1m 3f, For 3yo Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights Highest weight 9st 7lb Weights raised 3lb Minimum weight 8st 2lb Penalties after July 26, for each race won 6lb Bencoolen’s Handicap Mark 87 Entries 37 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £12,462; 2nd £3,732; 3rd £1,866; 4th £934; 5th £466; 6th £234

1 SOUTHPAW LAD (SN Racing II) John Best 3-8-7 Alan Munro [8] 25/1
2 COSMEA (Four Mile Racing) Alan King 3-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [13] 4/1JF
3 GREYLAMI (IRE) (J Daniels) Terry Mills 3-9-0 Michael Hills [1] 16/1
4 PALMERIN (John Lee) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Richard Hughes [11]
5 SINBAD THE SAILOR (Wauchope Cottam, Sir S Dunning & Mrs Caroe) John Hills 3-8-10 Richard Quinn [16]
6 WIKAALA (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-0 Richard Hills [10]
7 WOOLFALL TREASURE (Margaret Findlay) Gary Moore 3-9-7 Ryan Moore [3]
8 TOMINTOUL FLYER (Angus Dundee Distillers Plc) Henry Cecil 3-9-6 Ted Durcan [2]
9 STOW (Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden) Hughie Morrison 3-8-9 Travis Block (3) [7]
10 DEEP WINTER (E (Richard Fahey) 3-8-7 Richard Fahey [9] 4/1JF
11 CATHEDRAL WALK (USA) (Cyrill Wall) Karl Burke 3-8-8 Andrew Elliott [15]
12 ST JEAN CAP FERRAT (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 3-8-13 Seb Sanders [6]
13 BENCOOLEN (IRE) (de La Warr Racing) Roger Charlton 3-9-7v1 Steve Drowne [14]

13 ran
Non-runners: 4 Addikt, 12 Drum Major, 16 Air Chief
Distances: 1 1/2, 3/4, 2 1/2, 3/4, 1, sh, 1 1/2, 3 1/4, 1/2, 4 1/2, 1 1/4, nk
Time: 2m 26.66s
Breeder: S Nunn
Breeding: b c Diktat - Ashantiana (Ashkalani (IRE))
Totes: Win: £30.10 Places: £6.90; £2.00; £4.40 Exacta: £179.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Best, John Born: January 11, 1962 Trains at: Scragged Oak Farm, Hucking, Maidstone, Kent Background: Having begun his career riding and training point-to-point and hunter chasers, John Best was granted his first professional license in 1997, and won his first race with Hever Golf Diamond in May of that year. He took out his flat racing license in 1999, and once again his first victory came soon after, with Santiburi Girl turning over an odds-on favourite at Salisbury. Big Race Wins: Lupe Stakes (2006 Rising Cross (dht Soft Centre)), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Park Hill Stakes (2006 Rising Cross), Betdirect Spring Cup, (2006 Kingsgate Prince) Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2007 Kingsgate Native) First Classic runner: Rising Cross, 2nd in the 2006 Oaks First Royal Ascot Winner: Flashmans Paprts (Windsor Castle Stakes, June 17, 2008) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Windsor Castle Stakes (2008 Flashmans Papers), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2008 Kingsgate Native) Horses in training (1998-2008): 9; 9; 19; 26; 23; 26; 39; 56; 43; 45; 53 Wins (2002-2007): 20; 16; 45; 29; 32; 20; Wins in 2008: 20 Total Goodwood wins: 3 (1 at July Meeting)

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: 41


£50,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo which have not won a Group One or Two Pattern race Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb Penalties in 2008, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb Entries 17 pay £250 Penalty Value 1st £28,385; 2nd £10,760; 3rd £5,385; 4th £2,685; 5th £1,345; 6th £675

1 RIVER PROUD (USA) (Mrs Michael Spencer) Paul Cole 3-9-0 Richard Hughes [5] 5/2
2 ALEXANDROS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-0 Frankie Dettori [9] 9/2
3 ATLANTIC SPORT (USA) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-0 Edward Creighton [3] 12/1
4 MOYENNE CORNICHE (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 3-9-0 Alan Munro [1]
5 DUNTULM (Thomas Barr) Henry Candy 3-9-0 Dane O'Neill [8]
6 PERFECT STRIDE (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-0 Ryan Moore [6] 9/4F
7 MEERISS (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-9-0 Tadgh O'Shea [4]
8 ALFATHAA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-9-0 Richard Hills [2]

8 ran
Non-runner: 9 Stubbs Art
Distances: 2 1/2, nk, 3/4, 1 1/2, sh, 3 1/2, 3
Time: 1m 38.29s
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones & B. Ned Jones
Breeding: b c Proud Citizen (USA) - Da River Hoss (USA) (River Special (USA))
Totes: Win: £3.60 Places: £1.40, £1.60, £2.40 Exacta: £14.20

Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince), Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (2007 River Proud), Parknasilla Hotal Goffs Million (2007 Luck Money) Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Calibina (June 17, 1977 - Wokingham Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1977 Calibina, 1980 Queen’s Pride, 1987 Bel Byou), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum, 1994 Sri Pekan, 1998 Red Sea), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) First Goodwood Winner: Off Games (Goodwood Claiming Stakes, August 3, 1973) Goodwood Winners: 95 (34 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1985-2008): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61; 85; Wins (1984-2007): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44; 29; Wins in 2008: 35

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprentice to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain) Royal Ascot Wins (16): Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aaviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 78 (22 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 92


£200,000 guaranteed, 1m 1f 192y, For 3yo + fillies and mares 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 5lb eight for age 3 from 4yo+ 9lb Entries 34 pay £600 Confirmed 15 pay £1200 Penalty value 1st £113,540; 2nd £43,040; 3rd £21,540; 4th £10,740; 5th £5,380; 6th £2,700

1 HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [4] 5/1
2 LUSH LASHES (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 3-8-10 Kevin Manning [6] Evens Fav
3 PASSAGE OF TIME (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 4-9-5 Ted Durcan [3] 8/1
4 HEAVEN SENT (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-5 Ryan Moore [8]
5 MUTHABARA (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Richard Hills [1]
6 CLASSIC REMARK (IRE) (Hesmonds Stud) Harry Dunlop 3-8-10 Micky Fenton [7]
7 SOFT MORNING (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 4-9-5 Seb Sanders [9]
8 MAJESTIC ROI (USA) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-9-5 Edward Creighton [2]
9 SUGAR MINT (IRE) (Rick Barnes) Barry Hills 3-8-10 Michael Hills [10]

9 ran
Non-runner: 5 Cape Amber
Distances: hd, hd, nk, 1 1/4, 3/4, 2 1/4, 7, 10
Time: 2m 09.73s
Breeder: T Stewart
Breeding: gr f Pivotal - Cassandra Go (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Totes: Win: £3.40 Places: £1.10; £1.50; £2.30 Exacta: £8.70

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: 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), 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 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), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), 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: 11 (10 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): 16

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: Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), 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), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), 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), 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), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2008 Halfway To Heaven, 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: 20 (15 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 20


£100,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (114 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (114 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after June 28, a winner 3lb; a winner of two races 5lb Weight ofr age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb Edge Closer’s Handicap Mark 112 Entries 127 pay £100 1st Forfeit 104 pay £325 Confirmed 85 pay £75 Penalty value 1st £62,310; 2nd £18,660; 3rd £9,330; 4th £4,670; 5th £2,330; 6th £1,170

1 CONQUEST (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXXVIII) W J Haggas 4-8-9 Dane O'Neill [14] 40/1
2 KING'S APOSTLE (IRE) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 4-9-2 Liam Jones [3] 12/1
3 BORDERLESCOTT (James Edgar) Robin Bastiman 6-9-10 Pat Cosgrave [1] 7/1
4 MACHINIST (IRE) (Jenny & Mark Pitman Racing Club) D Nicholls 8-8-11 Silvestre De Sousa [7] 20/1
5 MAC GILLE EOIN (M C S D Racing Partnership) John Gallagher 4-9-0 Jim Crowley [8] 20/1
6 KNOT IN WOOD (IRE) (Rhodes, Kenyon & Gill) Richard Fahey6-8-12 Jamie Moriarty (3) [17]
7 OFF THE RECORD (Peter Onslow & Ian Henderson) James Given 4-8-12 Richard Hughes [28]
8 NORTHERN FLING (Jim Dale/Jason Berry) David Nicholls 4-8-12 Andrew Mullen (3) [23]
9 SIREN'S GIFT (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-9 Francis Norton [4]
10 BUACHAILL DONA (IRE) (Mike Browne) David Nicholls 5-9-3 Adrian Nicholls [27]
11 HITCHENS (IRE) (Richard Green) Gary Moore 3-9-3 Ryan Moore [5]
12 PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 4-9-4 Michael Hills [19] 11/2F
13 EDGE CLOSER (Lady Whent And Friends) Richard Hannon 4-9-7 Hadden Frost (5) [10]
14 ASHDOWN EXPRESS (IRE) (Bill Jackson) William Knight 9-8-13 Paul Doe [2]
15 BEAVER PATROL (IRE) (G Stevens) Eve Johnson Houghton 6-9-4v Richard Hills [6]
16 ORPSIE BOY (IRE) (Vanessa Church) Nick Littmoden 5-8-7 Kirsty Milczarek (3) [20]
17 PATAVELLIAN (IRE) (D Deer) Roger Charlton 10-9-3b Steve Drowne [25]
18 HINTON ADMIRAL (Aidan J Ryan Racing I) Richard Fahey 4-8-4 Frederik Tylicki (7) [21]
19 INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love) David Nicholls 8-9-0v Alan Munro [9]
20 CONFUCHIAS (IRE) (Pattern Racing UK Ltd) Kark Burke 4-9-5p Andrews Elliott [18]
21 HOH HOH HOH (Multi Lines 2) Richard Price 6-9-4 Seb Sanders [22]
22 SOMETHING (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing Liii) David Nicholls 6-8-10 Jimmy Quinn [15]
23 RISING SHADOW (IRE) (G Morrill) Noel Wilson 7-8-6 Ashley Hamblett (5) [26]
24 BARNEY MCGREW (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 5-8-8 Ted Durcan [16]
25 SOHRAAB (Pangfield Racing) Hughie Morrison 4-8-7 Travis Block (3) [13]
26 PROTECTOR (SAF) (Joshua Snellings) A Foster 7-9-0 Paul Hanagan [11]
REF BENTONG (IRE) (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Paul Cole 5-9-2t Richard Quinn [24]

27 ran
Non-runner: 27 Fyodor
Distances: hd, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1/2, nk, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, sh, 1/2, nse, 1 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, hd, nk, 1 3/4, 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 3/4, 4, 3 1/4
Time: 1m 11.91s
Breeder: Gerrardstown House Stud
Breeding: b g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Aguinaga (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA))
Totes: Win: £64.90 Places: £10.50; £4.40; £1.90; £6.60 Exacta: £987.00

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: bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup (2008 Conquest), 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: 15 (4 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: 54

Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: bluesquare.com Stewards Cup (2008 Conquest), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Temple Stakes (2003 Airwave), Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)) First Winner: Port Sunlight, Sandown, July 1, 1994 Royal Ascot Wins (3): Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic); Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 17, 1999, Bold Edge), Royal Hunt Cup (June 18, 2003, Macadamia) First Royal Ascot win:Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic) Wins (2000-2007): 32; 63; 70; 110; 74; 86; 94; 61; Wins in 2008: 59 First Goodwood win: Prends Ca (NSPCC Maiden Stakes, June 16, 1995) Goodwood winners: 47 (6 at July Meeting)


£20,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo colts and geldings, which are EBF eligible Weights 9st Entries 35 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962

1 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Johnny Murtagh [2] 14/1
2 FULL TOSS (The Queen) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes [15] 4/1
3 CLOUDY START (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 2-9-0 Ted Durcan [8] 13/2
4 ASATEER (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Richard Hills [14]
5 DIALOGUE (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori [11]
6 HIGHLAND STORM (D Fish) James Given 2-9-0 Alan Munro [6]
7 HOLYROOD (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-0 Ryan Moore [7] 2/1F
8 APPRAISAL (The Waney Racing Group Inc) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Tadgh O'Shea [4]
9 CAPEABILITY (IRE) (The Totally Incapables) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Edward Creighton [12]
10 ADMIRABLE DUQUE (IRE) (Brian Taylor) Dominic ffrench Davis 2-9-0 Richard Quinn [5]
11 TEPMOKEA (IRE) (Keep Racing) Karl Burke 2-9-0 Andrew Elliott [1]
12 MILLWAY BEACH (IRE) (Pat Eddery Racing (Toulon)) Pat Eddery 2-9-0 Dane O'Neill [10]
13 KHAN TENGRI (IRE) (Nurlan Bizakov) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-0 Steve Drowne [3]
14 MASTER FONG (IRE) (Barbara James) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Michael Hills [16]
15 MONETARY FUND (USA) (Alan Spence) Gerard Butler 2-9-0 Jamie Moriarty [13]
16 SAUNTON SANDS (David Bramhill) Tony Newcombe 2-9-0 Paul Hanagan [9]

16 ran Non-runners: 7 Dreamwalk, 16 Mt Kintyre Distances: nk, 1 1/2, 2, 3 1/2, 1 1/2, hd, 3/4, 2 1/4, nk, 1 1/2, 1/2, 1 1/2, 6, 2 3/4, 6
Time: 1m 28.61s Breeder: Paul Nataf Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Mare Aux Fees (Kenmare (FR))
Totes: Win: £11.60 Places: £2.80; £1.80; £2.70 Exacta: £77.20

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) Royal Ascot wins (28): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 62 (44 at July Meeting) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2007): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain): 141; 158; 130; Wins in 2008: 95

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: Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), 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), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), 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), 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), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2008 Halfway To Heaven, 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: 21 (16 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 21 Eighth winner of the week - clinches the Racing Post Leading Rider Award and equals the record of the most winners at Glorious Goodwood, also held by Lester Piggott and Kieren Fallon.


5.00pm Bluesquare.com NURSERY HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weights raised 11lb Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after July 26, for each race won 6lb Tishtar’s Handicap Mark 88 Entries 33 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962

1 PARISIAN PYRAMID (IRE) (David Nicholls) David Nicholls 2-8-1 Silvestre De Sousa [7] 11/1
2 TAAZUR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-10 Richard Hills [10] 12/1
3 NOBLE JACK (IRE) (M George) Richard Hannon 2-9-5 Ryan Moore [5] 13/2
4 TAGULA BREEZE (IRE) (Terence Elsey) Ian McInnes 2-8-10 Jamie Moriarty (3) [4]
5 GOLDEN ROSIE (IRE) (John Grant) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [3]
6 FINNEGAN MCCOOL (Lawrence & Wilkinson) Ralph Beckett 2-9-5 Seb Sanders [8]
7 TISHTAR (The Waney Racing Group Inc) Richard Hannon 2-9-7 Richard Hughes [6] 2/1F
8 KYLLACHY STAR (Cbws Partnership) Richard Fahey 2-8-13 Paul Hanagan [1]
9 FAULT (John Livock) Roger Charlton 2-9-5 Steve Drowne [2]
10 IN TRANSIT (IRE) (Tim Corby I) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Tadgh O'Shea [9]

10 ran
Distances: 4 1/2, 2 3/4, 2, 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 1, 1, 9
Time: 1m 12.24s
Breeder: Illuminatus Investments
Breeding: gr c Verglas (IRE) - Sharadja (IRE) (Doyoun)
Totes: Win: £12.10 Places: £3.50; £3.30; £2.20 Exacta: £92.70

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children. Son Adrian rides for the stable Major wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Prix du Gros-Chene (2006 Moss Vale), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer, 2005 Gift Horse), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine, 2005 Tax Free), Greenland Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2008 Regal Parade) First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 35 (14 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1996-2008): 37; 45; 45; 46; 58; 78; 74; 82; 82; 84; 94; 70; 92; Wins in a season (1993-2007): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50: 75: 73: 47: 65: 65: 55: 67:59; 58; Wins in 2008: 49

Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: Brazil Age: 24 Background: Formerly a leading apprentice in Brazil where he partnered 82 winners, riding alongside his good friend Nelson de Souza. Worked for Dermot Weld in Ireland before joining Dandy Nicholls’ yard in 2004. First Brazilian to ride in the 2000 Guineas when partnering Danum Dancer for Neville Bycroft in 2007. Big Race Wins: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 First Double in Britain: Handsome Cross & Royal Dignitary, Musselburgh, June 10, 2006 Winners 2003-2007: 15, 3, 20; 17; 19; Wins This Season: 22 First Goodwood Winner: Parisian Pyramid, bluesquare.com Nursery, August 2, 2008 Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at Glorious Goodwood)


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£20,000 guaranteed, 1m 1f, For 4yo+ Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Eweights highest weight 9st 7lb Weights raised 4lb Minimum weight 8st 2lb Penalties after July 26, for each race won 6lb Jagger’s Handicap Mark 86 Allowances rider who, prior to July 30, 2008, had not ridden more than 50 winners under any Rules of racing 3lb; more than 25 such winners 5lb; more than 5 such winners 7lb Entries 35 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962

1 COUNT CEPRANO (IRE) (Gordon Summers) Mark Usher 4-8-9 David Probert (5) [12] 7/1
2 WHITE DEER (USA) (Ian Bellamy) David Nicholls 4-9-2 Andrew Mullen [5] 10/1
3 BENFLEET BOY (Miss J Semple) Brendan Powell 4-8-7 Frederik Tylicki (5) [1] 10/1
4 SPEEDY SAM (Maura Gittins) Karl Burke 5-9-1 Declan Cannon (5) [10]
5 DANETIME PANTHER (IRE) (The Pink Panther Partnership) Paul Cole 4-8-6 Duilio Da Silva (5) [2]
6 LORD THEO (Karen Graham) Nick Littmoden 4-9-0 Kirsty Milczarek [6]
7 JAGGER (C McFadden) Gerard Butler 8-9-7p Tolley Dean [7]
8 FONGS GAZELLE (Around The World Partnership) Mark Johnston 4-8-13 Patrick Hills [8] 5/1F
9 ZERO COOL (USA) (Dedman Properties) Gary Moore 4-8-10 Jemma Marshall (5) [13]
10 FORT CHURCHILL (IRE) (L Gamble & Mr & Mrs J Mathias) Brian Ellison 7-8-5 Lance Betts (5) [9]
11 SUNNYSIDE TOM (IRE) (The Sunnyside Racing Partnership) Richard Fahey 4-8-12 Jamie Moriarty [4]

11 ran
Non-runners: 2 Zero Tolerance; 13 Marvo
Distances: 3 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, hd, 1/2, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1, 1/2, 4 1/2
Time: 1m 57.55s
Breeder: Pendley Farm
Breeding: b g Desert Prince (IRE) - Camerlata (Common Grounds)
Totes: Win: £6.80 Places: £2.20; £4.50; £3.40 Exacta: £95.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Usher, Mark Donald Ian; Date of birth 1/10/58 Trains at Manor Farm Racing Stables, Wantage, Oxon. Previous occupation: Assistant to Henry Candy for 3 years and to Robert Armstrong and Barry Hills Big Race Wins: Sportsman Fillies’ (Snowdrop) Stakes (2006 Royal Alchemist) First Goodwood winner: My Chiara (May 27, 1988) First Glorious Goodwood Winner: Count Ceprano, bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap, August 2, 2008 Total Goodwood wins: 8 (1 at July Meeting) Wins in a season (1987-2007): 15:8:14:12:4:3:11:12:10:8:8:8:7:14:5:12:2:10:17; 11; 11; Wins in 2008: 20

Winning Jockey:-Name: Probert, David Age: 19 Background: A graduate of pony racing in Britain, he attended the British Racing School in Newmarket prior to joining Andrew Balding’s Kingsclere stable.Father was a poit-to-point rider while his sister rides out for Richard Hannon. First Winner: Mountain Pass, Wolverhampton, December 3, 2007 First Goodwood Winner: Count Ceprano, bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap, August 2, 2008 Total Goodwood wins: 1 (1 at Glorious Goodwood) Big race wins: The ladbrokes.com Heritage Handicap (2008 Jedediah) Wins in 2007: 1 Wins This Year: 21


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