Saturday, September 14, 2002
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER FESTIVAL
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DONCASTER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2002
Today’s crowd of 24,000, plus 1,000 children, (not including the Tattersalls tickets given out for the 780 Members’ badge forgeries) was 1,000 up on last year’s St Leger day attendance and completed an excellent week for Doncaster Racecourse.
Today’s on course cash pool betting turnover was £460,461, up 3% on the £444,847 bet last year on the big day.
Friday’s crowd at Doncaster came to 11,200, 700 up on the attendance seen on the corresponding last year.
Friday’s Tote on course cash pool betting turnover came to £251,114, a 17.2% increase over the £214,193 bet on the corresponding day last year.
Thursday’s Ladies Day attracted a great attendance of 12,500, up 1,300 on last year’s crowd of 11,200.
Tote on course cash pool betting turnover on Ladies Day at Doncaster came to £293,190, up 12.5% on last year’s £260,766.
The first day of the Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival on Wednesday saw an increased crowd of 7,500, significantly up on last year’s figure of just under 7,000.
The Tote on-course cash pool turnover was also up, by 8.5% , at £180,766 as against £166,659 on the opening day last year.
SANDERSON REFLECTS ON WONDERFUL
Doncaster’s chief executive John Sanderson was delighted with this year’s Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival when record crowds have gathered on Town Moor to watch some outstanding racing.
“It has been a wonderful four days,” said Sanderson. “And the result of the big race could not have been better for Yorkshire.
“I’m delighted with the way the track has ridden and the jockeys have been extremely complimentary about the course, it is a credit to the groundstaff. There has been plenty of moisture in the ground and a good dew at night.”
780 FORGED BADGES FOUND
Around 780 racegoers arrived with forged members badges today and Sanderson added: “They are good forgeries but we have found a way of spotting them very quickly. I believe two people are helping police with their enquiries.
“We gave all the people with forgeries Grandstand tickets as a goodwill gesture because they are our customers and all but a couple of people were happy and have had a good day.”
THE 2002 ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER WINNER
by 1 1/4 l and 2 l in a time of 3m 2.92s. The first
Northern-trained winner for 29 years
BOLLIN ERIC, 7/1
b c Shaamit - Bollin Zola (Alzao)
Form: 3211-322331 Owners: Sir Neil and Lady Westbrook
Trainer: Tim Easterby Breeders: Sir Neil and Lady Westbrook Jockey: Kevin Darley
He has never been out of the first three in his nine career starts and gained his first success in a maiden race at Beverley in August of last year, and he followed that with victory in a nursery at last year’s Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival at Doncaster. He began this season with a third in Listed company at Newmarket behind Playapart, and then ran extremely well when beating all but Moon Ballad in the Dante Stakes at York. He was second to Balakheri in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot before being unlucky in running behind Jelani at Haydock the following month. On his most recent appearance, Bollin Eric was staying on strongly when third behind Bandari and Highest in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last month. He won a tremendous renewal of the Rothmans Royals St Leger.
Race Record: Starts: 10; 1st: 3; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 4; Win & place prize money: £294,139
Sir Neil and Lady Westbrook
The octogenarian Sir Neil Westbrook and his wife have been supporters of Peter and now Tim Easterby’s stable at Great Habton in Yorkshire for many years and have had many winners with them carrying the Bollin prefix. That name comes from a river near their home in Cheshire and, before Bollin Eric, horses with that prefix who have done well for the owner-breeders include Bollin Patrick, Bollin Emily, Bollin Joanne, winner of the 1998 Duke Of York Stakes, Bollin Charlotte, as well as Immortal Knight and Royal Bollin. At the moment they have about ten horses in the yard.
No previous Rothmans Royals St Leger Winners 2002 BOLLIN ERIC
Took over the licence at Habton Grange, near Malton in Yorkshire, when his father Peter retired in 1995. Peter Easterby was an oustanding trainer under both codes with horses like Sea Pigeon, Little Owl and Alverton and Tim has very much maintained the family record. His top jumper has been Barton, who has been very successful over hurdles and fences, and on the Flat his good winners include Flanders, Romantic Myth, Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup heroine Pipalong and Guinea Hunter. He had two winners with Somnus and Golden Nun on the first day of the 2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival and has a team of 125 in training this year.
No previous Rothmans Royals St Leger Runners 2002 BOLLIN ERIC
Kevin Darley is unlikely to forget the 2000 season, after his 152 wins made him the first English-born champion jockey since Lester Piggott in 1982.
Born on August 5, 1960, in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, Darley lives in Sheriff Hutton, near York, and married Debby on November 22, 1982. They have two daughters - Lianne and Gemma. He served his apprenticeship with Reg Hollinshead and his first winner came on Dust Up at Haydock on August 5, 1977. Darley became champion apprentice the following year. His most important win was in the 1995 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) on the Lady Herries-trained Celtic Swing, on whom he had also won the previous year=s Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, carrying the colours of Peter Savill, to whom he was retained rider at the time.
He also dead-heated with Ya Malak in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 1997, when he had stirrup problems while riding Coastal Bluff for David Barron and in 2000 enjoyed further Group 1 glory in the Haydock Sprint Cup on Pipalong and when beating Giant’s Causeway aboard Observatory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. Last season, more Group 1 success came via Super Tassa in the Yorkshire Oaks and subsequent dual Derby hero High Chaparral in the Racing Post trophy. A freelance, he has yet to win a British classic until today.
Rothmans Royals St Leger Record: 2002 BOLLIN ERIC; 2001 And Beyond (7th), 1998 Ardleigh Charmer (9th), 1996 St Mawes (5th), 1995 In Camera (4th).
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES
“That is unbelievable, I really cannot believe it,” said Tim Easterby after Bollin Eric had become the first winner of the Rothmans Royals St Leger for 29 years to be trained in the race’s home county of Yorkshire. The colt was the trainer’s first runner in a classic as he was for his owner-breeders Sir Neil and Lady Westbrook, who have been involved in owning and breeding horses for almost 40 years.
“When I went into his box the other day he had eaten up everything, his legs were ice cold and he looked wonderful. You could not have had a horse in better form for a classic and I am sure he had never been better than he was before this.
“As far as the race was concerned what can you possibly say ? He has won so well and I am utterly delighted to have won a St Leger for such marvellous owners.
“They are the most wonderful people to train for and they have been involved with us for such a long time, beginning with uncle Walter and then my father Peter and now me.
“There have been plenty of inquiries from people wanting to buy the horse but there was never the slightest chance of the Westbrooks selling him.I am sure he will stay in training next year and I am sure he will be an even better horse then.”
Sir Neil Westbrook, who carries his 85 years remarkably well, recalled that the very first horse he had suffered from a bad heart and was able to run only once. But they were not put off and have had many good winners over the years, with the vast majority of them carrying the Bollin prefix.
“I was not at all confident going into the race,” he said. “In fact if it had not been for Kieren Fallon I would have had very little hope at all. Everyone kept saying that he would not stay the trip, but Fallon was sure that he would -- he kept insisting that he wanted that sort of distance.
“We have five mares and there is so much more fun in breeding the horses than there is in buying them.”
Kevin Darley, whose first classic success this was, said that the plan had been “to get Bollin Eric to settle. He can be a bit keen if you try to get too competitive with him, but he settled very well. They went a decent gallop, though not as fast as I had expected they would, and after about a mile I started to put him into the race.
“Turning for home he was really going well, but then he started to try and get in amongst them. I felt I had to avoid that so I pulled him back and took him to the outside, which I am sure was the right thing to do.
“Sometimes he can start to climb when you ask him to race, but this time he kept galloping really smoothly and strongly. As he was on the outside, he was able to use his long stride and he really enjoyed it comng down the straight.
“When I got to Bandari I knew he would fight on, but luckily we had enough left to see him off, and though Highest was coming back at us at the end it was all over by then. It is a fabulous feeling to have won a St Leger and my first classic in this country.”
MORE WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES
LADY WESTBROOK’S FIRST THOUGHT FOR TIM
Lady Westbrook, who shares ownership of Bollin Eric, with her husband Sir Neil, said: “We have had horses with the Easterbys for about 40 years. We started with old Uncle Walter, then Peter and then Tim.”
They also bred the winner who has the prefix of Bollin, like many of their horses. The Bollin is a river that runs through their farm.
“We have five mares at the moment. I am so pleased for Tim. I think it is marvellous. We have seen him grow up and he is a great fellow.”
Bollin Eric was their first classic runner.
Tim Easterby said: “Dad is at home watching it on television. He said that one of us would do.
“I wasn’t worried about the ground. When I saw the ground on Tuesday and Wednesday, there was nice cut in it. It has been dull since, nice weather for racing, and I walked the course yesterday and thought it was good, the best it has been all year.
“Bollin Eric really got the trip well. It is like a fairytale. People have asked if he was for sale and they said he is here to race. They have been very good owners.
“It really feels like history today. We knew he was very good. When he was a foal he was just unbelievable, completely formed.
“It is definitely party time now. They have been owners with us since 1962. He is wonderful horse and will race next year. “
Sir Neil, who is 85, recalled that the biggest previous success by one of their horses came with Bollin Joanne who won the Group Three Duke Of York Stakes at York in 1998, while he said that Immortal Knight won a lot of races.
He revealed that Bollin Eric will be kept in training next year.
FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
THE ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES (GROUP 1)
TRIP TOO FAR FOR BANDARI
The Rothmans Royals St Leger favourite Bandari was beaten by three and a quarter lengths into third by Bollin Eric and connections believe the 1m 6f 132yds trip proved too far for the colt.
“He didn’t get the distance and will go back to a mile and a half,” said jockey Richard Hills. “He will be better with another year under his belt and he got very upset beforehand with the parade.”
Trainer Mark Johnston added: “I don’t want to make excuses but the thing I would say is that he sweated up at the start and that probably took its toll. I’ve always said we must get him to relax, if he lets the occasion get to him he loses a lot of energy.
“He didn’t get a mile and six and will step back in trip and will be a better horse next year. I’ll speak to Sheikh Hamdan but I doubt he’ll race again this season.”
Highest ran a great race to finish second for the Highclere Thoroughbreds, whose manager Harry Herbert said: “I thought at the furlong pole that perhaps we might get there but Bollin Eric is a very good horse.
“We’re just over the moon with Highest. He’s improved and improved all year. He must have improved by something like two stone in his last two starts.
“He won’t run again this season but stays in training next year when we hope to get that elusive British Group 1 victory. Hopefully he will be the finished article next year.”
Highest’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute added: “He’s run a great race and has just improved with every run this year. He won’t race again this season.”
Reflecting on his other runners, Stoute added: “The ground was too firm for Balakheri, he was just not happy on that surface. There are no excuses for First Charter.”
Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of fourth-placed Mamool, said: “He ran a big race and was in a good position all the way but we were beaten by a better horse.
“I don’t know where he will go next but we will obviously be looking at races of a mile and a half or further.”
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
After another dry night the going for the final day of the Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival remains
GOOD TO FIRM.
“There was a moderate dew overnight,” said clerk of the course Tim Betteridge.
“The round course is a bit faster but the horses will still be making a print.”
Bandari and Balakheri, the big two in the betting for today’s Rothmans Royals St Leger (3.35), have dominated the interest in this morning’s betting. William Hill have shortened the favourite from 7-4 to 6-4, while Coral and Paddy Power have cut Balakheri by half a point to 5-2 from 3-1. Powers offer 15-8 about Bandari, but have laid bets of £12,000 to £4,000 and of £11,000 to £4,000 about Balakheri, and one of £24,000 to £3,000 over Bollin Eric who, however, remains an 8-1 chance.
In the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2.25) Powers have had money for Wunders Dream who is now at 11-2 from the morning 6-1, and there has been plenty of activity in the ladbroke.com Handicap (4.10) the sponsors have cut Far Lane from 7-1 to 6-1, the Tote have done good business over Bandler Ching (14-1 to 10-1) and Robandela (18-1 to 12-1). Robandela has also been popular with Hills where he is at 10-1 from the morning 12-1.
DONCASTER WILL HONOUR HERN
Doncaster Racecourse is to mark the St Leger achievements of the late Dick Hern, who died in May at the age of 81, with a specially-commissioned perpetual trophy for the winning trainer of the final Classic.
The trophy, honouring Hern’s record of six training successes in the St Leger, will be a bronze bust by an eminent artist and will be presented for the first time in 2003.
Councillor Colin Wedd, the Doncaster chairman, announced the initiative at last night’s night’s St Leger Dinner at the racecourse. He said: “Dick Hern’s name will always be associated with the world’s oldest Classic and we are delighted that a trophy that will be awarded in his honour. We believe trainers will be proud to win.”
He wants the new airport at Finningley, on the outskirts of Doncaster, to be named the Doncaster St Leger Airport.
Wedd explained: “When the Government gives permission for the airport, it should be called Doncaster St Leger Airport. The more we ally Doncaster with the St Leger the better. Remember, we are the oldest classic.”
The council is seeking partner for the £55-million redevelopment of the racecourse, plans for which were announced last year. He said: “The package has already attracted a great deal of interest and the final package, comprising the racecourse, the exhibition centre, the hotel and bloodstock sales, will, I’m confident, be an extremely attractive proposition for any organisation with vision. We go out for tender for the partner next month.”
Wedd wants a proper structure for racing as a whole and would like the Levy Board to continue in operation and he called the statutory body, which is due to be abolished, “one of the most potent forces for sensible change.
“We must have proper funding for the organisation of racing and that means having proper reviews and proper respect for those who are promulgating change and the proper coverage of all needs of racing. Change does not necessarily mean the disintegration of a central body.”
He also called for better treatment of the Northern Racing College.
HILLS SUSPENDED TWO DAYS
Michael Hills has been suspended for two days for minor irresponsible riding on Solo Flight, second in the Torne Valley Handicap. The suspension is on September 23 & 24.
MARTIN DWYER SUSPENDED FOR A DAY
FIRST RACE QUOTES
THE GNER CONDITIONS STAKES
CHEVELEY PARK NEXT FOR IMPRESSIVE EGO
The Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes is next on the agenda for Ego after the filly ran out a facile winner of the opening GNER Conditions Stakes.
“The Cheveley Park has always been the aim if she was good enough and I hope she is,” said winning trainer Geoff Wragg. “At Newmarket last time, the race was over in three strides and it was only two strides today - and he (Ted Durcan) said he’d gone too soon.”
Lady Tavistock, who owns and bred the winner at her Bloomsbury Stud, said: “From the moment she was born, I said that this was just the most exciting horse I’ve ever bred, she just has such a special attitude.
“When she was a foal I told Geoff that I had this lovely horse in a field at home that I wanted him to train.”
Michael Jarvis, trainer of runner-up Sarayat, was very impressed by the winner. “She looks a very good filly and I’m not surprised to hear that she’s going to run in the Cheveley Park,” he said. “Sarayat did nothing wrong and has run his race but the winner quickened up really well. I think he’s better at six furlongs than seven at the moment and, like a lot of Polar Falcons, he would probably have preferred a bit easier ground.”
Richard Hannon, third with Avening, was equally impressed. “That was very impressive, she looks a good filly,” he said.
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES
THE ABBAYE MAY BE THE TARGET
James Given and Michael Fenton followed up their Group Three success with Summitville earlier in the week in the Rothmans Royals May Hill when Wunders Dream led from start to finish to take the Polypipe Flying Childers by a length from Revenue, and now a trip to France for the Prix de l’Abbaye could be on the cards.
“The two-year-olds get a massive weight allowance from their seniors in that race and with her getting the fillies’ allowance she will be carrying fresh air,” said Given. “The ground just might be a bit on the easy side for her, but we shall certainly look at it.
“She really is very, very fast, and though it did look as if she did not stay the six furlongs at York, she did not seem herself on the way to the start that day. She was hanging one way and then the other -- I think the ban that Micky received was totally unjustified --, so I don’t real
ly know about trying six with her again.
“She came to hand very early, and I got her out to win her maiden at the start of the season. She has done nothing but improve all through the season, and she has grown again and put on weight since she ran at York.
Two furlongs out her Micky was hard on the steel and all the others were pushing away, and then when he let out a reef she just quickened up again and ran on really well.
“With the fillies’ allowance she will be carrying fresh air at Longchamp if she goes there. But Paul Hanagan had lead in his saddle when he rode her in the Super Sprint at Newbury at 8st, and I am sure he would start starving now if he knew he was going to get a ride in the Abbaye.
“That was her seventh race of the season, but she has kept her form and just got better and better all the time. If we decide not to try her again over six furlongs next year, there are still plenty of nice races for her over five.”
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
THE POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES (GROUP 2)
REVENUE IN MONEY AGAIN
The consistent Revenue went down by a length when second to Wunders Dream in the Group 2 Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes and a move up to Group 1 company is now on the agenda.
“We are going to step him up to six furlongs for the Middle Park Stakes,” said Revenue’s trainer Michael Bell. “He was not stopping today and we will ride him with more restraint over the longer trip.
“He has run a very solid race today and all credit to the winner, doing that with her penalty.”
Fourth-placed Bond Becks could be out again in Friday’s Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.
“I think he’s a very good horse and we were not helped by the draw today,” added his trainer Bryan Smart.
THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE PORCELANOSA RATED STAKES
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD MUCHEA SUCCESSFUL
Mick Channon’s stable stalwart Muchea notched up his eighth career success when taking the Porcelanosa Rated Stakes by three-quarters of a lengths from Calcutta.
“He’s been banging on the door and everything went according to plan today,” said Andy Larkin, travelling head lad to Channon. “It probably helped his confidence when he won at Thirsk last time.
“We’ve had this horse since he has two and we all love him at home, I went over to Germany with him when he won a Group 2 at Baden-Baden.”
Winning rider Tony Culhane added: “They went a nice pace. I was a bit worried from the outside draw whether there would be enough cover because he has to be held up. He battled on well when Calcutta came to him.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
PORCELANOSA RATED HANDICAP
NEARLY A THIRD FOR CALCUTTA
Calcutta, running for the second time at the meeting, came within three-quarters of a length of winning the Porcelanosa Handicap for the third time, but in the end was just run out of it by Muchea.
“He had to come round horses from his position at the back, and in the end I think he may have got there a bit too early,” said his trainer Barry Hills. “But he has run a good race and this is the highest mark he has ever run off in a handicap.
“He has to have fast ground and a strong gallop. The ground is vital for him and that is why I ran him twice this week. When the rains come that will be the end of things for him.”
Luca Cumani was pleased with the effort by third placed Vicious Knight, who is a possibility for next month’s Cambridgeshire. “He has been an unlucky horse this year,” he said. “He has to wait for the splits to come and this time they did not arrive at the crucial moment and Frankie had to switch him.
“I don’t really know about him staying the nine furlongs in the Cambridgeshire. When he ran at York last time it looked as if he didn’t, but from the way in which he was running here, you would think that he could stay the extra furlong.
“He has to have very, very fast ground, and if it is like that at Newmarket the Cambridgeshire would be a possibility.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
CAMBRIDGESHIRE ON THE CARDS
Vicious Warrior got up on the line to snatch the ten furlong handicap from Bandler Ching and may well now take his chance in the Cambridgeshire, for which he is quoted at 25-1 by Coral and gets a 5lb penalty to add to his 7st 8lb.
“I thought Dean (McKeown) rode a brilliant race on him,” said Simon Whitaker, whose father Richard trains the winner. “He wasn’t going to be kidded to try for that gap which came on the rails; if he had gone there he` would never have got right through, though it was a bit close at the end.
“Dean was always keen on running him in this race and he said in the paddock beforehand that he was well capable of winning it.
“My father could not come because he had to go and collect the yearlings which we bought at the sales this week. We decided that he would do that and that I would come here.”
For owner Jeff Samuel it was a double success as he is a great supporter of Leeds United -- his colours and theirs are the same -- who beat Manchester United earlier in the day.
And he could be doubly viciously handed in the Cambridgeshire if both this winner and Vicious Knight, who was third earlier in the afternoon, take their chances in the big Newmarket handicap.
Pip Payne, trainer of runner-up Bandler Ching, said: “He does not like being in front too long, but we were forced to go there, unfortunately.”
Cliff Wooff, of owners Newmarketconnections.com, added: “he is in two races on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, but he’s had a hard race today so I don’t think he’ll be running. He’s done brilliantly for us and who knows what he could have done if he didn’t have a trapped epiglottis -- he’s been tubed almost since birth.”
SIXTH RACE QUOTES
THE TORNE VALLEY HANDICAP
CAVALIER TO ATTEMPT NOVEMBER
Royal Cavalier will return to Doncaster in two months to try and win a second successive November Handicap after his success in the Torne Valley Handicap.
“He’s been in good form and we were as hopeful as you can be beforehand,” said Sarah Hollinshead, whose father Reg trained the winner.
“Dad’s at home and he’s absolutely thrilled as he also bred the horse. I presume he’ll be coming back for the November Handicap now.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE SEVEN
BATTLE OF BRITAIN NURSERY
BENEFIT OF BEING POSITIVE
“When Gavin (Faulkner) rode here yesterday he said that it was impossible to win from a draw on the far side, so we decided that we were going to have to be positive from where we were,” said John Ryan after Juste Pour l’Amour, trained by his father Mick, had taken the closing Battle of Britain Nursery.
“We were in a horrible draw of stall 5, but Gavin jumped him out and I wonder if the others just let him go a bit. In any case he ran on really well.
“He is a game little horse and has been improving through the year. From the way he has been working recently we felt that he was entitled to take his chance here.”
Juste Pour l’Amour is owned and bred by Ian Marks, who is known as “roofie” in the Newmarket yard. He has a yearling full brother to the winner at home, and their dam, Fontaine Lady, is now in foal to Golden Snake.
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.50pm GNER CONDITIONS STAKES
Class C, £12,000 Added. For 2yo which have not won a Class A or B race. 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: for each Class E race won 2lb; for each Class D Race won 4lb; for each Class C race won 6lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties) (Penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 12lb). Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,619; 2nd: £2,652; 3rd: £1,326: 4th: £663
1) EGO (Bloomsbury Stud) Geoff Wragg 2-8-10 Ted Durcan  2/1
2) SARAYAT (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori  6/5F
3) AVENING (John Deer) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune  25/1
4) SHOUTING THE ODDS (Three Gents And A Lady) James Given 2-8-06 Michael Fenton  11/2
5) GRAND HALO (Morton, Bonnycastle, Hanson, Harrison) Barry Hills 2-8-08 Michael Hills  8/1
5 ran Non-Runner: Al Turf (Ground)
Time: 1m 12.11s Dist: 1 3/4, 1, 2 1/2, 11
Breeder: Bloomsbury Stud Breeding: b f Green Desert (USA) - Myself (Nashwan (USA))
Tote Win: £3.10 Places: £1.40; £1.40 Exacta: £5.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Wragg, Geoffrey; Date of birth:9/1/30 Previous Occupation:Assistant to father Harry Wragg; First Trainers’ licence: February 1983 Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1983 Teenoso): Other Major wins:Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights) King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1984 Teenoso, 1996 Pentire), Prince of Wales's Stakes (1996 First Island), Sussex Stakes (1992 Marling, 1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1992 Marling, 1997 Rebecca Sharp, 1998 Balisada), Lockinge Stakes (1989 Most Welcome, 1997 First Island), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Cheshire Oaks (2001 Rockerlong), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), September Stakes (1991 Young Buster, 2002 Asian Heights) Wins in a season (1983-2001): 27:22:26:32 :27:31:25:32:51:45:35:33:33:28:27:14:22:27:29 Number of horses in training (1983-2002): 69:74:76 :78:74 :81:84:84:68:67:64 :68:60:61:64:69:58:44:50:60 Trains at Abington Place, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins this season: 19
Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Wins 1997 to 2001: (15, -, 0, 23, 54) Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999 (58 wins from 280 rides), 2000 (56 wins), 2001 (56 wins) Big Race Wins include: Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000); Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000)
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.25pm POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES
Class A, Group Two, £75,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo. 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: a winner of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £45,000; 2nd: £17,250; 3rd: £8,625; 4th: £4,125
1) WUNDERS DREAM (John Ellis) James Given 2-8-12 Michael Fenton  9/2
2) REVENUE (The Royal Ascot Racing Club) Michael Bell 2-8-12 Darryll Holland  7/1
3) SPEED COP (Jeff Smith) Ian Balding 2-8-07 Martin Dwyer  8/1
4) BOND BECKS (Reg Bond) Bryan Smart 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune  14/1
5) FANCY LADY (Mohamed Obaida) Barry Hills 2-8-07 Michael Hills 
6) FIEPES SHUFFLE (Stall Jenny) Mario Hofer GER 2-8-12 Warren O'Connor 
7) NO TIME (Paul Dixon) Mark Polglase 2-8-12 Francis Norton 
8) NEW FOUNDATION (Julie Mitchell) Richard Hannon 2-8-07 John Carroll 
9) PERCY DOUGLAS (Mrs S E Cooper) Ann Stokell 2-8-12 Carl Lowther 
10) REDDING (J C Fretwell) Bryan McMahon 2-8-12 Graham Gibbons 
11) LORD OF THE INN (The Inn Partnership) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Pat Eddery 
12) COQUETRY (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-07 Richard Hughes 
13) SIR ALBERT (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori  2/1F
14) MISS TAKEORTWO (Crewe & Nantwich Racing Club) Kevin Ryan 2-8-07 Robert Winston 
Time: 59.00s Dist: 1, hd, nk, nk, 1 1/4, hd, 1/2, 1, sh, 3/4, 3/4, sh, 1/2
Breeder: John Ellis Breeding: b f Averti (IRE) - Pizzicato (Statoblest)
Tote Win: £5.10 Places: £1.80; £2.40; £2.40 Exacta:£34.30
Winning Trainer - Name: James Given MRCVS Born: June 10, 1966 Date of first licence: November 1998 Previously: Qualified vet, assistant to Mark Johnston Trains at: Stafford’s Yard, Willoughton, Lincs Big Race Wins: Tote Cambridgeshire (2001 I Cried For You), Molecombe Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Goodwood Stakes (2001 & 2002 Hugs Dancer, Cumberland Plate (2002 Hugs Dancer),Tote Ebor (2002 Hugs Dancer), May Hill Stakes (2002 Summitville), Flying Childers Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream) Wins 1998-2001: 0; 8; 17; 20 Horses in training (2001-02): 65; 83 Wins This Season: 24
Winning jockey:-Name: Fenton, Michael Date of birth: 18/1/72 Apprenticeship: With Michael Bell. Wins (1993-2001): 56,39,51,42,34,55,50,63 Big wins: Italian Oaks (2001, Zanzibar), William Hill Cup (1996 Grand Selection), Tote Cambridgeshire (2001 I Cried For You), Molecombe Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream Flying Childers Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream)
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.55pm PORCELANOSA RATED STAKES
Class B, Handicap, £25,000 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-105. 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb, minimum weight 8st 7lb, 3yo 8st 2lb. Penalties: after September 7, a winner 3lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £16,138.49; 2nd: £6,121.50; 3rd: £3,060.75; 4th: £1,391.25; 5th: £695.63; 6th: £417.38
1) MUCHEA (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 8-8-10 Tony Culhane  13/2
2 CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 6-9-05 Michael Hills  7/2F
3) VICIOUS KNIGHT (David Metcalf) Luca Cumani 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori  11/2
4) PASSING GLANCE (Kingsclere Stud & Michael Wates) Ian Balding 3-8-03 Martin Dwyer 
5) BOUNCING BOWDLER (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 4-9-07 Richard Hughes 
6) ZARIN (Littleton Manor Racing) Terry Mills 4-9-04 Michael Kinane 
7) NASHAAB (M W Lawrence) Ralph Beckett 5-8-10 Robert Winston 
8) ELJOHAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden t5-8-09 Richard Hills 
9) INVADER (R J Swinbourne) Clive Brittain 6-8-07 Eddie Ahern 
10) SHARMY (T J & Mrs H Parrott) Ian Williams 6-8-11 Ted Durcan 
Time: 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1, 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, 4, 4 Dist: 1m 37.34s
Breeder: Lady Richard Wellesley Breeding: ch h Shalford (IRE) - Bargouzine (Hotfoot)
Tote Win: £5.80 Places: £1.60; £1.60; £1.60 Exacta: £16.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2001):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67 Number of horses in training (1990-2002):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic),
Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit) Wins this season: 96 Trains at: Kingsdown, Upper Lambourn, Berks
Winning jockey:-Name: Culhane, Patrick Anthony. Date of birth: 13/3/69 Apprenticeship: 4 years with Reg Hollinshead First winner: Mariners Dream (Catterick 29/4/86) Major wins include: King George V H’cap (1988 Thethingaboutitis) Wins (1991-2001): 29, 16, 17, 15, 21, 51, 63, 86, 79, 92, 27
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.35pm ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER
Class A, Group One, £400,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo only, entire colts & fillies. 1m 6 1/2f. Weights: colts: 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £240,000; 2nd: £92,000; 3rd: £46,000; 4th: £22,000
1) BOLLIN ERIC (Sir Neil Westbrook) Tim Easterby 3-9-00 Kevin Darley  7/1
2) HIGHEST (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Darryll Holland  10/1
3) BANDARI (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Richard Hills  13/8F
4) MAMOOL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori  11/1
5) MR DINOS (Constantinos Shiacolas) Paul Cole 3-9-00 Richard Quinn  11/1
6) BALAKHERI (H H Aga Khan) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Pat Eddery  7/2 2ndF
7) FIRST CHARTER (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune 
8) SHOLOKHOV (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane 
8 ran Non-Runners: Black Sam Bellamy (Vet’s Certificate), Nysean (Ground)
Time: 1 1/4, 2, 1 1/2, 5, 2 1/2, 2, 8 Dist: 3m 02.92s
Breeder: Sir Neil & Lady Westbrook Breeding: b c Shaamit (IRE) - Bollin Zola (Alzao)
Tote Win: £8.30 Places: £1.90; £1.90; £1.30 Exacta: £63.20
Winning trainer:- Name: Easterby, Tim Date of first licence: 1995. Previously assistant to father Peter Easterby Trains at Habton Grange, Malton, North Yorkshire Classic Wins (1): Rothmans Royals St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric) Major wins: Windsor Castle Stakes (1998 Flanders), Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (1998 Flanders), Tote Festival Handicap (1997 Jo Mell), Duke Of York Stakes (1998 Bollin Joanne), Lowther Stakes (1999 Jemima), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Hilary Needler Trophy (1998 Flanders; 2001 Good Girl; 2002 On The Brink), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guineau Hunter) Wins (1996-2001): 29: 34: 54: 62: 58: 73 Horses in training (1996-2002): 60: 68: 101: 85: 109: 138: 125 Wins this season: 68
Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976, with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) Classic Wins (1): Rothmans Royals St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk), Wokingham Handicap (1996 Emerging Market), Jersey Stakes (2000 Observatory), Queen Mary Stakes (2000 Romantic Myth), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond), King George V H’cap (2002 Systematic), Hardwicke Stakes (2002 Zindabad), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub) Wins 1991-01: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 118; 155; 162 Wins this season: 90 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.10pm ladbrokes.com HANDICAP
Class C, £25,000 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-95. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. 1m 2f Penalties: after September 7, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £19,987.50; 2nd: £6,150; 3rd: £3,075; 4th: £1,537.50
1) VICIOUS WARRIOR (Jeff Samuel) Richard Whitaker 3-8-08 Dean McKeown  20/1
2) BANDLER CHING (Newmarketconnections.com) Pip Payne 5-7-09 David Kinsella (3)  10/1
3) DREAM MAGIC (P E Axom) Mick Ryan 4-8-10 Martin Dwyer  7/1
4) PINCHINCHA (T J Wells) Dave Morris 8-8-11 Neil Callan  16/1
5) FAR LANE (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-02 Richard Hughes  11/2F
6) STYLE DANCER (Mrs C A Hodgetts) Tim Easterby v8-8-08 Richard Quinn 
7) QUIET TRAVELLER (Mrs K A Cullen) Linda Perratt 4-8-01 Francis Norton 
8) TROUBLE MOUNTAIN (Jean Turpin) Mick Easterby 5-8-08 Dale Gibson 
9) FREE OPTION (Mrs G E M Brown) Ben Hanbury 7-8-13 Kevin Darley 
10) LERMONTOV (L Vettraino) Richard Fahey 5-9-00 Paul Hanagan 
11) ROBANDELA (Robert Aird) Mark Johnston v5-9-03 Joe Fanning 
12) PAGAN SKY (The Gap Partnership) James Toller 3-8-05 Philip Robinson 
13) RING OF DESTINY (The Ringleaders) Peter Harris 3-9-01 Tony Culhane 
14) MCGILLYCUDDY REEKS (Don Enrico Incisa) Don Enrico Incisa 11-7-12 Kim Tinkler 
15) MOVING EXPERIENCE (The Moving Partnership) David Arbuthnot 5-8-06 Eddie Ahern 
16) SALTRIO (Dr Omellia Carlini Cozzi) John Gosden 4-10-00 Jimmy Fortune 
17) SCENIC LADY (Exors of the late Eddie Davess) Luke Dace 6-7-12 Paul Quinn 
18) DON FERNANDO (Lucayan Stud) Ed Dunlop v1 3-9-01 Frankie Dettori 
Time: 2m 08.15s Dist: sh, 1 1/4, 3/4, sh, 1 1/4, nk, 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 2, nk, hd, 2 1/2, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1, 5
Breeder: Hellwood Stud Farm Breeding: b g Elmmamul (USA) - Ling Lane (Slip Anchor)
Tote Win: £41.70 Places: £7.50; £2.40; £1.80; £3.70 Exacta: £474.40
Winning trainer:- Name: Whitaker, Richard Mawson Mawson Born: June 25 1942 Former Career: amateur rider - 50 wins over jumps/point to points Date Of First Licence: 1977 Based: Hellwood Farm, Scarcrfot, North Yorkshire Big Race Wins: Two-Year-Old Trophy (2001 Captain Rio), Criterium de Maissons-Laffitte (2001 Captain Rio). Wins This Season: 9
Winning jockey:-Name: McKeown, Dean Russell. Date of birth: 5/2/60 Apprenticeship: With Peter Robinson, Patrick Haslam, Lord Huntingdon, and Bill O'Gorman Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1987 Balthus, 1989 Rambo’s Hall, 1992 Rambo’s Hall), Queen Mary Stakes (1990 On Tiptoes), Queen Alexandra Stakes (1990 Regal Reform) Wins (1982-2001): 20,10,2,1,21,20,59,86,87,72,59,67,31,38,45,54,50,42,38,34
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.45pm TORNE VALLEY HANDICAP
Class B, £25,000 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-105. 1m 4f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 7, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £19,256.25; 2nd: £5,925; 3rd: £2,962.50; 4th: £1,481.25
1) ROYAL CAVALIER (The Three R’s) Reg Hollinshead 5-9-07 Graham Gibbons  9/2
2) SOLO FLIGHT (Lady Hardy) Barry Hills 5-9-10 Michael Hills  5/1
3 ARABIAN MOON (Byerley Bloodstock) Simon Dow 6-9-04 Paul Doe 
4) KUNDOOZ (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-10 Philip Robinson 
5) SOLOMON'S MINE (Paul Dixon) Mark Polglase 3-7-12 Francis Norton 
6) SPECTROMETER (Concertina Racing) Philip Hobbs 5-9-00 Martin Dwyer  7/4F
7) NIGHT SIGHT (David Fravigar-Alan Mann) Michael Chapman 5-8-05 Dominic Fox (7) 
Time: 2m 34.26s Dist: nk, 1/2, 3/4, 1 3/4, nk, hd
Breeder: Longdon Stud Ltd Breeding: b g Prince Of Birds (USA) - Gold Belt (IRE) (Bellypha)
Tote Win: £5.00 Places: £2.00; £3.00 Exacta: £23.00
Winning trainer:- Name Hollinshead, Reginald Date of birth: 3/1/24 Business interests: Farming & Stud Riding career: Amateur then later professional Date of first licence: 1951 Trains at Lodge Farm, Upper Longdon, Nr Rugeley, Staffs Horses in training (1995-2002): 69, 71, 74, 58, 59, 59, 72, 67 Major races won: Ormonde Stakes (1979 Remainder Man), Cork And Orrery Stakes (1981 The Quiet Bidder), November Handicap (2001 Royal Cavalier) Wins This Season: 13
Winning jockey:-Name: Gibbons, Graham Wins 2000-2001: 7; 54 Background: Son of psychiatric nurse. On horseback since the age of seven he is a former all-Ireland pony club champion. Apprenticed to Reg Hollinshead.
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.15pm BATTLE OF BRITAIN NURSERY
Class D, £10,000 Added. For 2yo rated 0-85. 7f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 7, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,190; 2nd: £2,520; 3rd: £1,260; 4th: £630
1) JUSTE POUR L'AMOUR (Ian Neville Marks) Mick Ryan 2-8-13 Gavin Faulkner  12/1
2) DUNASKIN (Mrs I Battla) Don Eddy 2-7-12 David Kinsella (3)  20/1
3) BRAMANTINO (Mrs Kenyon, A Rhodes,Haulage, P Timmins) Richard Fahey b1 2-7-12 Dale Gibson  20/1
4) CLANN A COUGAR (The Dirty Dozen Partnership) Ian Wood 2-9-00 Graham Gibbons  14/1
5) CAPTAIN GINGER (The Queen) Ian Balding 2-9-06 Martin Dwyer 
6) ALBANY (Jeremy Gompertz) Lynda Ramsden 2-8-11 Paul Hanagan 
7 SIR NIGHT (Marcus John Lund) James Bethell 2-8-03 1lb ow Philip Robinson 
8) WISE PETORIUS (R J Hayward) Michael Chapman 2-7-12 Dominic Fox (7) 
9) TUSCAN SKY (J R Fleming) Barry Hills 2-9-05 Michael Hills 
10) RONNIE FROM DONNY (A Clarke) James Given 2-9-02 Michael Fenton 
11) MACHYNLETH (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-9-06 Tony Culhane 
12) TO BE FARE (D Blott) Russ Wilman 2-8-00 Allan Mackay 
13) FLIGHTY FELLOW (T H Bennett) Tim Easterby 2-8-11 Robert Winston 
14) LANDESCENT (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern 
15) COPPINGTON FLYER (Brendan W Duke Racing) Brendan Duke 2-8-04 Joe Fanning 
16 JALOUHAR (Mrs K Halsall) Karl Burke 2-8-10 Darryll Holland 
17) BOND MAY DAY (The Bond Girls Partnership) Bryan Smart 2-8-08 Paul Eddery 
Non-Runners: Litewska (Ground), Emerging Star (Vet’s Cert), Yarrita (Vet’s Cert), Bedazzled (Vet’s Cert)
Time: 1m 26.10s Dist: 1 3/4, 1 1/4, sh, 1, 3/4, hd, 1, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 2, 1 1/2, 4
Breeder: Ian Neville Marks Breeding: ch g Pharly (FR) - Fontaine Lady (Millfontaine)
Tote Win: £21.30 Places: £4.00; £10.70; £5.70; £3.50 Exacta: £865.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Michael John; Date of birth:19/5/41; Date of first licence:1976; Major races won:All Dutch Classics, Irish 1000 Guineas (1984 Katies), Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies);Wins in a season: (1987-2001): 29 :22 :13:32:23:26:22 :30:25:19:27:26:12:27:10 Wins this season: 7 Trains at Newmarket, Suffolk Number of horses in training (Flat and Jumps 2002): 25
Winning jockey:-Name:Faulkner, Gavin Riding Weight: 8st 4lb Based: Newmarket Other Information: Has ridden for Godolphin, mainly two-year-olds for David Loder
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