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Monday, September 16, 2002


1m 4f, Longchamp, Sunday 6th October 2002
5/2 High Chaparral, 5/2 Sulamani, 7 Golan, 8 Marienbard, 10 Pearly Shells, 12 Aquarelliste, 12 Manhatten Café, 16 (from 20) Falbrav, 16 Next Desert , 16 Wellbeing, 20 Kazzia, 25 Asian Heights, 25 Dance Routine, 25 Rakti, 33 Anabaa Blue, 33 Boreal, 33 Bright Sky, 33 Paolini, 40 High Pitched, 40 Millenary

Sakhee 5 (from 4) With A Run

1m, Newmarket, Saturday 3rd May 2003

7/1 Almushahar, 12 Refuse To Bend, 16 Maghanim, 16 Statue Of Liberty, 16 Van Nistelrooy, 20 Elusive City, 20 Muqbil, 25 Dublin, 25 Hold That Tiger, 25 Snipewalk, 25 Tomahawk, 33 Spartacus, 33 Surbiton, 33 Trade Fair, 33 Western Diplomat, 40 Bourbonnais, 40 Country Reel, 40 Helm Bank, 40 Tycoon Hall, 40 Pakhoes, 50 Apex Star, 50 Mister Links

1m, Newmarket, Sunday 4th May 2003

5/2 Russian Rhythm, 12 Six Perfections, 16 Soviet Song, 20 Ego, 20 Geminiani, 20 Walayef, 25 Nayzak, 25 Reach For The Moon, 25 Summitville, 33 Cassis, 33 Hi Dubai, 40 Billbill, 40 Duty Paid, 40 Londonnetdotcom, 40 Medeena, 40 Wimple

6f, Ayr, Sat 21st Sept 2002

11 (from 12) Impressive Flight, 12 Attache, 12 (from 14) Halmahera, 12 Injaaz, 14 (from 16) Capricho,14 Torosay Spring, 16 (from 20) Cubism, 16 Croeso Croeso, 16 (from 14) Curfew, 16 Cyclone Connie, 16 (from 25) Funfair Wane, 16 Royal Millenium, 20 Antonio Conova, 20 Bond Boy, 20 (from 16) Brave Burt, 20 Deceitful, 20 Doctor Spin, 20 (from 33) Forever Times, 20 Flying Millie, 20 (from 33) Hurricane Floyd, 20 (from 33) Peruvian Chief, 20 (from 25) Pic Up Sticks, 25 (from 33) Abbajabba, 25 (from 33) Armagnac, 25 Artie, 25 Awake, 25 (from 20) Budelli, 25 Fantasy Believer, 25 Final Exam, 25 Green Line, 25 Grey Cossack, 25 (from 20) Indian Spark, 25 Marsad, 25 Tayif, 20 (from 25) Tom Tun, 33 Albashoosh, 33 (from 25) Beyond The Clouds

1m 1f, Newmarket, Sat 5th Oct 2002

12 Beauchamp Pilot, 14 Funfair, 16 Bourganville, 16 True Night, 16 Unshakable, 20 Adiemus, 20 Atlantic Ace, 20 Bishr, 20 Counsel's Opinion, 20 Divine Task, 20 Heretic, 20 I Cried For You, 20 Imbibing, 20 Inchdura, 20 Jabaar, 20 Lingo, 20 Macaw, 20 Researched, 20 Smirk, 20 Takes Tutu, 20 (from 33) Waleef, 20 Wixoe Express, 25 Champion Lodge, 25 Contract, 25 Dream Magic, 25 Eljohar, 25 Faithful Warrior, 25 Father Thames, 25 Forbearing, 25 J R Stevenson, 25 Judge Davidson, 25 Kelburne, 25 Kilkenny Castle, 25 Kirovski, 25 Lahooq, 25 Man Of Distinction, 25 Muchea, 25 Muwassi, 25 Nadour Al Bahr, 25 Norton, 25 Pagan Dance, 25 Persian Lass, 25 Prince Hector, 25 Prize Time, 25 Thihn, 25 Travelling Band, 25 Vicious Knight, 25 Vicious Warrior, 25 Whitewater Boy, 25 Zonergem, 33 Astrocharm, 33 Bestam, 33 Broadway Score, 33 Chivalry, 33 Courageous Duke

2m2f, Newmarket, Sat 19th October 2002

8 Tees Components, 10 Conquestadora, 14 Distant Prospect, 14 Fantasy Hill, 14 Hugs Dancer, 14 Mesmeric, 14 Palua, 14 Taffrail, 16 Bangalore, 16 Bourgeois, 16 Dancing Bay, 16 Double Honour, 16 Greenhope, 16 Guard Duty, 16 Hawkwind, 16 Mana D'argent, 16 Random Quest, 16 Ranville, 16 Riyadh, 16 Wintertide, 20 Bollin Thomas, 20 Coco Loco, 20 Direct Bearing, 20 Establishment, 20 Eternal Spring, 20 Missouri, 20 Rapid Deployment, 20 Reviewer, 20 Thewhirlingdervish, 20 Zibeline, 25 Alberich, 25 Archduke Ferdinand, 25 Balladeer, 25 Cupboard Lover, 25 First Ballot, 25 Hambleden, 25 Hirapour, 25 Jasmick, 25 Miss Fara, 25 Rahwaan, 25 Trained Bythe Best, 25 Wave Of Optimism, 33 Alcazar, 33 Allez Mousson, 33 Alrida, 33 Churlish Charm, 33 Citrine, 33 Dubai Seven Stars, 33 L'evangile, 33 Order, 33 Taming, 33 Turtle Valley, 33 Valdesco

3m 2f, Cheltenham, March 2003

4 Best Mate, 16 Barton, 16 First Gold, 20 Commanche Court, 25 Rinci Ri, 33 Bacchanal, 33 Behrajan, 33 Florida Pearl, 33 Frenchman's Creek, 33 Harbour Pilot, 33 Hussard Collonges, 33 Marlborough, 33 Valley Henry, 40 Ad Hoc, 40 Carbury Cross, 40 Foxchapel King, 40 Heros Collonges, 40 Lord Noelie, 40 Royal Auclair, 40 Whats Up Boys

2m, Cheltenham, March 2003

10 Davenport Milennium, 12 Hors La Loi, 12 Ned Kelly, 16 Like A Butterfly, 20 Bilboa, 20 Galileo, 20 In Contrast, 20 Landing Light, 20 Marble Arch, 20 Puntal, 20 Scolardy, 20 Scottish Memories, 25 Adamant Approach, 25 Holy Orders, 25 Intersky Falcon, 33 Ilnamar, 33 Quazar, 40 Copeland

2m, Cheltenham, March 2003

4 Moscow Flyer, 7 Flagship Uberalles, 12 Native Upmanship, 12 Seebald, 14 Latalomne, 16 Cenkos, 16 Tuitchev, 20 Armaturk, 20 Dark N'sharp, 20 Truckers Tavern, 25 Edredon Bleu, 25 Fadoudal Du Cochet, 25 Knife Edge, 33 Fadalko, 33 Fondmort, 33 Royal Auclair, 40 Strong Run, 40 Turgeonev, 50 Exit Swinger

4m 4f, Aintree, April 2003

20 Ad Hoc, 20 Bounce Back, 20 David's Lad, 25 Bindaree, 25 Commanche Court, 25 Kingsmark, 25 Rinci Ri, 25 What's Up Boys, 33 Alexander Banquet, 33 Beau, 33 Blowing Wind, 33 Carbury Cross, 33 Frenchman's Creek, 33 It's Time For A Win, 33 Lord Noelie, 33 Marlborough, 33 Shotgun Willy, 33 Take Control, 33 The Bunny Boiler, 33 This Is Serious, 40 Amberleigh House, 40 Foxchapel King, 40 Moor Lane, 40 Paris Pike, 40 See More Business, 40 Timbera, 40 Valley Henry, 50 Streamstown


The winner of last season's Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat Olden Times, has recovered from a hairline fracture of the pelvis and will return to action next year. The John Dunlop-trained high-class miler has been off the track since running third to Keltos in the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes in May. He has just returned to light exercise and will have next year's top mile and ten furlong races as his targets.

25 year old Yoshiyuki Aoki who has ridden over 200 winners in Japan, has arrived in France for a 3 month riding spell. He rides at 50kg and is riding out every day at Chantilly. He can be contacted on +33 3 44 62 64 25.

He was the "blue" Wildenstein jockey from 1993 to 2001, Fabre jockey 2001-2002, and next year he will be first jockey to Wertheimer and Frere. The bulk of there string are with Christiane Head, but a few are with Freedy (Head) and Carlos Laffon-Parias. Oliveir Peslier takes over from Olivier Doleuze who has been with Criquette Head since his apprentice days (16 years). He starts a new career in Hong Kong. So, who will ride as first jockey to Andre Fabre next year? During the weeks of uncertainty when Wildenstein moved his horses, Fabre relied heavily on Thierry Gillet. Since the recent injury to Peslier (broken collar bone), he has used Gillet and the youngsters Olivier Placais and Mathjas Sautjeau. As things cone in threes, perhaps it could be another Olivier…Placais? However, weighing room gossip suggests Gillet already has the job, and just needs to sign the dotted line.

Efisio enjoyed a successful Sunday with two Group winners at Longchamp. First was Le Vie Dei Colori who narrowly landed Gr.3 Prix La Rochette, and later in the day it was his progressive 3YO daughter Pearly Shells, who set a new track record in the Gr.1 Prix Vermeille. Pearly Shells would have to be supplemented for the Arc, but this looks a near certainty. Christophe Soumillon, who has a second retainer with her owners (after the Aga Khan) would ride her in preference to Anabaa Blue, who also put in a fine trial when a fast-finishing second in the Prix Foy.

Gr.1 Prix du Jockey-Club hero Sulamani showed his wellbeing with a farcial win in the Gr.2 Prix Niel at Longchamp on Sunday, remaining firmly on track for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in three weeks time. The three runners in this trial completed the first half mile at a crawl, and when the winner was led in, he received a hostile reception from the crowd.

Aquarelliste won the Gr.2 Prix Foy, quickening inside the last and winning in good style. She looked right back to her best and could prove dangerous in the Arc. The other "blue", Bright Sky, finished "only" third in the Gr.1 Prix Vermeille, prompting suggestions that she didn't last home the 1½m trip. She will now skip the Arc and go for the Prix de L'Opera, also on Arc day.


LONGCHAMP 15th Sep (good to firm 2.9)
Gr.1 PRIX VERMEILLE 1m4f 3yof 42,850 57,150 28,575

1. PEARLY SHELLS (GB) 3f Efisio - Piffle (Shirley Heights)
2. ANA MARIE (Fr) 3f Anabaa - Marie de Ken (Kendor)
3. BRIGHT SKY (Ire) 3f Wolfhound - Bright Moon (Alysheba)
O: 6 C Racing Ltd B: Lord Harrington T: F Rohaut J: C Soumillon
Distances: 1½ 2 Time: 2'26"00

Gr.2 PRIX FOY GRAY 1m4f 4yo+ 62,700 24,200 11,550
1. AQUARELLISTE (Fr) 4f Danehill - Agathe (Manila)
2. ANABAA BLUE (GB) 4c Anabaa - Allez Les Trois (Riverman)
3. FALBRAV (Ire) 4cFairy King - Gift of the Night (Slewpy)
O: D Wildenstein B: Allez France Stables T: E Lellouche J: D Boeuf
Distances: 1 shd Time: 2'29"00

Gr.2 PRIX NIEL 1m4f 3yo c&f 62,700 24,200 11,550
1. SULAMANI (Ire) 3c Hernando - Soul Dream (Alleged)
2. GULF NEWS (USA) 3c Woodman - Balanchine (Storm Bird)
3. MOROZOV (USA) 3c Sadler's Wells - High Hawk (Shirley Heights)
O/B: Niarchos Family T: P Bary J: T Thuillez
Distances: 2 shd Time: 3'12"80

Gr.3 PRIX LA ROCHETTE 7f 2yo 33,000 13,200 9,900
1. LE VIE DEI COLORI (GB) 2c Efisio - Mystic Tempo (El Gran Senor)
2. IL BARONE (Ire) 2c Perugino - Thunderflash (Runnett)
3. ZANYBOY (Fr) 2cNight Shift - Party Zane (Zafonic)
O/B: Scuderia Archi Romani T: R Brogi J: T Thuillez
Distances: nk ½ Time: 1'21"10

Longchamp Sep 12 (good 3.2)
Gr.3 PRIX D'AUMALE 1m 2yof 35,000 13,200 9,900

1. LOVING PRIDE (USA) 2f Quiet American - Yafill (Nureyev)
2. WELCOME MILLENNIUM (Fr) 2f Kendor - Tambura (Kaldoun)
3. HIGH PRAISE (USA) 2f Quest for Fame - Stellaria (Roberto)
O: Maktoum Al Maktoum B: Gainsborough Farm Inc T: Mme C Head-Maarek J: R Thomas
Distances: shd ½ Time: 1'39"20

Gr.3 PRIX DU PETIT COUVERT 5f 3yo+ 33,000 13,200 9,900
1. ZIRIA (Ire) 3fDanehill Dancer - Surprise Visitor (Be My Guest)
2. DANANAYEV (Fr) 6hGoldneyev - Danagroom (Groom Dancer)
3. PORLEZZA (Fr) 3f Sicyos - Pupsi (Matahawk)
O: L Marinopoulos B: Farmers Hill Stud T: C Laffon-Parias J: D Boeuf
Distances: snk 1½ Time: 56"60


Catterick's seven-race programme on Saturday (21 September) features The Weatherbys Bank Handicap Stakes over a mile and a half.

Weatherbys Group Limited of Wellingborough provide administration services to the British Horseracing Board and commercial services to racing in general.

Musical entertainment will be provided during the afternoon by the Tees Valley Jazz Men, while there will be a selection of attractions for children in the Course Enclosure.

Racing on Saturday begins at 2.10 p.m. with The European Breeders Fund Maiden Stakes - a race for two-year-olds over six furlongs.



In the same week as he entered his 22nd season at stud in New Zealand, Windsor Park Stud-based Star Way added two more wins to his magnificent record at Pukekohe on Saturday.

Group One winner Elevenses (Star Way-Celtic Joy by Sir Tristram) made a welcome return to the winners' circle when she took out the $30,000 Lion Red Stakes (1400m) at the Counties meeting.

It was the first win by Elevenses in 18 months and she showed great fight to overcome a stern challenge from Ella Sierra in the final 200m.

The other success for Star Way came from the four-year-old gelding, Label This, who is raced by his Whitford breeder, Emma Evans.

"His dam, Label Basher, won her first race at Counties on 30,000 day so it was appropriate for her first foal to notch up his first win on the same track," Evans said.

Evans has been a great supporter of Windsor Park Stud stallions with Label Basher.

Her second foal is a three-year-old gelding by Volksraad, the third foal is a two-year-old gelding by Kaapstad while the mare has a Spinning World yearling filly and is to return to Kaapstad this year.

Star Way, who is Australasia's leading active sire and broodmare sire, covered his first mare of the 2002-breeding season last week. She was the Kingdom Bay mare, Summerdale, a half-sister to multiple group race winner Corndale, who is owned by Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge owner Ada Parnwell.

"He carries his years well but his book this year will be limited to around 30 mares," says Windsor Park Stud's farm manager Steve Till.

Star Way's stud career figures make for interesting reading. He has sired 490 individual winners who have collectively won more than 1800 races. His progeny have won more than $30 million.

Star Way has had 18 individual Group One winners. These are: Sky Chase, Filante, Star Board, Elevenses, Bonanova, Nimue, Smiling Like, Waverley Star, Solar Circle, Shankhill Lass, Starjo, Field Dancer, Ray's Hope, Fraternity, Ark Regal, Just A Dancer, Telesto and Interstellar.

He is currently the sire of 58 stakes winners and his name appears in the pedigree of more than 100 stakes winners.

He is also a leading broodmare sire of more than 490 individual winners who have won close to 1500 races include 23 stakes-winners headed by last season's million-dollar earner Carnegie Express, winner of last season's Group One Rosehill-Canterbury Guineas, and Australian sire sensation Encosta De Lago.

As a broodmare sire he has produced the winners of more than $24 million.

He has also made his mark as a sire of sires with the likes of Sky Chase, Telesto, Interstellar, Just A Dancer, Starjo, Ark Regal, Stargazer and Filante all making their own mark. And his grandsons such as Saintly, Yippyio and Star Of Florinda have all been outstanding gallopers.

Windsor Park Stud co-owner Nelson Schick is the first to acknowledge the instrumental role played in the success of his breeding operation by Star Way.

The former high-class British two and three-year-old soon made his mark as a sire in New Zealand after he had commenced stud duties in 1981.

On the 1984-85 New Zealand sires' table he was not only the leading first-season sire but also the overall champion sire of two-year-olds.

That first crop of Star Way produce five individual group one winners - a feat not even matched by Sir Tristram and indeed it is believed that only the great Northern Hemisphere stallion Sadler's Wells has matched it in the modern era.

Star Way's first crop Group One winners comprised the exceptional all-age performer (Our) Waverley Star and the top-class three-year-old filly, Shankhill Lass, not to mention the champion New Zealand juvenile, Star Board, the Group One Australian Derby winner Starjo and the classy weight-for-age performer Field Dancer.

In subsequent seasons Star Way's high-flyers included the likes of Bart Cummings' dual Group One winner Sky Chase, the darling of the New Zealand turf Nimue along with the brilliant gallopers Telesto and Filante.

The stakes-winning son of Star Appeal was second on the Australian Sires' List in 1989-90 and again in 1990-91 and won the New Zealand Dewar Award (for leading NZ-based sire on Australasian prize-money earnings) in 1991.

Even in the past couple of seasons Star Way has continued to make his mark at Group One level as the sire of last year's Wellington Cup winner Smiling Like and NZ One Thousand Guineas winner Elevenses.

Will this be Star Way's last season at stud? "There are no thoughts of retiring him while he's still enjoying it so much and in good health," Till said.


Experienced jockey Jim Cassidy labelled four-year-old Barborough (NZ) a spring staying prospect after the gelding's 1200m trial win in Sydney last week.

"Jim rode him in the trial and told us he was definitely a real stayer in the making," said Steve Brem, stable spokesman for top trainer Gai Waterhouse.

"He is set to make his Sydney debut in about three weeks time," Brem said.

Barborough won twice in New Zealand last season when trained at Cambridge by Murray Baker and the son of NZ-based sire Woodborough stamped himself an exciting prospect for the future.

He was purchased by clients of the Waterhouse stable early this year but has been given time to fully settle into his new environment before beginning a new campaign.

Meanwhile, Woodborough's Wanganui Guineas winner Bank Note is back in action at Ellerslie this Saturday in the Listed $25,000 Lindauer Guineas Trial.

Trained by Trevor and Stephen McKee at Takanini, Bank Note capped some consistent form with his Wanganui Guineas victory on August 31.

Trevor McKee believes Bank Note will develop into a Derby prospect. "The further he goes the better he will be and the New Zealand Derby is definitely on his programme."

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