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Tuesday, September 17, 2002


Tote Cambridgeshire
Beauchamp Pilot 10-1 (from 12-1)
Funfair 14-1 (from 16-1)

TOTE AYR GOLD CUP (Ayr Saturday)
10 Torosay Spring, 11 Impressive Flight, 12 Attache, Halmahera, Capricho, 14 Bond Bay, Injaaz, 16 Croeso Croeso, Cubism, Curfew, Indian Spark, 20 Funfair Wayne, Green Line, Little Edward, Royal Millennium, The Tatling, 25 Antonio Canova, Artie, Budelli, Deceitful, Doctor Spin, Flying Millie, Forever Times, Hurrican Floyd, Marsad, Pic Up Sticks, Tayif, 28 Bar

8 Curfew, Demonstrate, 10 Binary File, 14 One More Round, 16 Capricho, Eljohar, Pablo, Royal Millennium, Scotty's Future, True Night, Wixoe Express, 20 Atlantic Ace, Attache, Certain Justice, Colisay, Green Line, Inchdura, Lunar Leo, Mr Mahoose, Polar Ben , Ratio, Vicious Knight, 25 Bar

TOTE CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Newmarket 5 October)
8 Binary File, 10 Beauchamp Pilot, 14 Funfair, 16 Atlantic Ace, Bourganville, Champion Lodge, Eljohar, Heretic, Jabaar, Lingo, Selective, Unshakable, 20 Bestam, Bishr, Contract, Divine Task, Father Thames, I Cried For You, Judge Davidson, Lahooq, Reseached, Smirk, The Gaikwar, Travelling Band, True Night, Vicious Knight, Wixoe Express, 25 Bar



Over the last few years, the Sale has produced such major winners as : ELMHURST (Breeders' Cup Sprint Gr1), URBAN SEA (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Gr1), AUBE INDIENNE (Yellow Ribbon St Gr1), VERT AMANDE (Prix Ganay Gr1), LATIN AMERICAN (Californian St Gr1).

2002 graduates includes MEGAHERTZ (2001 Arc Sale) 5 wins including American Oaks gr1 and 2nd Del Mar Oaks gr1.

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This year sale feature 68 lots from the main French , German and Italian Racing Stable . JC Rouget Stables will offer the proven 3yo fillie KANE ORE (Recent St Winner) , HH Aga Khan : ASTARAX and ZANATAN both maiden winners.

Group and Stakes performers will also be offered by the racing stables of Mrs C. Head , JE PEASE (ON REFLECTION), SARATAN , S GUILLOT (CAYOKE rating 105) S WATTEL (LES YEUX MAUVES) A de ROYER DUPRE (LABIRINTO, LA BELLE SIMONE), German Stables : U Ostmann (AUENTEUFEL rating 107 ­ GORLOR rating 104) , Ch Von Der Recke (DENARO rating 104 ­ ONALDO rating 104). Some interesting 2 years old with forms will be also on the market including IL BARONE (Gr3 placed at Longchamp ,St winner last august).

The sale also feature some well bred fillies including a 1/2 sister to GRANDERA (irish Champion St gr1 2002), 1/2 sister to CERULEAN SKY and some Listed placed 3 and 4 yo fillies.


Racing at Pontefract on Thursday (26 September) is scheduled to begin at 2.20 p.m. with The European Breeders Fund Poppin Lane Maiden Stakes (six furlongs), one of a brace of races for two-year-olds supported by the European Breeders Fund; the other being a £12,000 contest over one mile.

The feature race on Thursday is The Dalby Screw-Driver Rated Stakes - a Showcase Handicap contested over one mile and a quarter, with prize money of £15,000. It's the tenth running of this race which honours an 1826 oil painting by the celebrated equine artist, David Dalby of York, who specialised in depicting racing and hunting scenes, as well as horse portraiture.

This particular painting, which is owned by the race company, shows "Screw-Driver" owned by Mr. Flintoff Leatham and ridden by Captain W. Healy of the 7th Hussars, winning The Badsworth Cup at Pontefract on 29 March 1824.

The race programme also features the fifth and final round of the 2002 betfair.com Pontefract Apprentice Series - a classified contest over one mile. The seasonal top rider receives a fortnight's working holiday next winter, based at Gulfstream Park, Miami with a leading United States trainer.


The curtain comes down on Beverley's 2002 campaign with the course's final meeting of the year on Tuesday (24 September), when racing is scheduled to start at 2.00 p.m.

The feature race is the third running of The Violet and Eddie Smith Memorial Conditions Stakes, a contest for sprinters over the minimum distance of five furlongs.

Beverley welcome a new sponsor, The Jaguar Centre (Hull), part of the MacLean and Appleton Group who support a brace of races - The Jaguar Centre Selling Stakes (one mile and a half) and The MacLean and Appleton Handicap Stakes (extended seven furlongs).

The leading online betting exchange company betfair.com continue their association with this meeting by sponsoring a race for novice two-year-olds over five furlongs, while a former head groundsman at Beverley is commemorated in The Brian Merrington Memorial Stakes, a handicap contest over one mile and a quarter.

Looking forward to next year, Beverley's 19-day 2003 season begins on Wednesday, 17 April.

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