Tuesday, September 24, 2002
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TOTE TRIFECTA HANDICAP
7f, Ascot, Saturday 28th Sept 2002
WIXOE EXPRESS IS CUT FROM TOP PRICE 20/1 TO 14/1
6 Demonstrate, 11 One More Round, 12 Polar Ben, 14 True Night, 14 Mr Mahoose, 14 Royal Millennium, 14 (from 20) Wixoe Express, 16 Gateman, 16 Inchdura, 16 Millennium Force, 18 Pablo, 20 Bouncing Bowdler, 20 Certain Justice, 20 Lunar Leo, 20 Mister Cosmi, 20 Ratio, 20 Scotty's Future, 20 Surprise Encounter, 22 Thihn, 25 Colisay, 25 Kool, 25 Mine, 25 Nose The Trade, 25 Serieux, 25 Takes Tutu, 28 Eljohar, 33 Aldora, 33 Ceepio, 33 Digital, 33 Enchanted, 33 Give Back Calais, 33 Grizedale, 33 J R Stevenson, 33 Lord Protector, 40 Albashoosh, 40 Cashmere, 40 Falcon Hill,40 Impeller, 40 Kareeb, 40 Pie High, 50 Definite Guest, 66 Mutawaqed, 66 Taranaki, 66 Welsh Wind
PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE
1m 4f, Longchamp, Sunday 6th October 2002
2 Sulamani, 5/2 High Chaparral, 8 Islington, 8 Marienbard, 10 Aquarelliste, 10 Manhatten Café, 16 Asian Heights, 16 Falbrav, 25 Ana Marie, 33 Anabaa Blue, 33 Boreal, 33 Paolini, 40 Califet, 40 High Pitched, 40 Millenary
SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS
1m, Newmarket, Saturday 3rd May 2003
7/1 Almushahar, 12 Refuse To Bend, 16 Maghanim, 16 Statue Of Liberty, 12 Trade Fair, 16 Van Nistelrooy, 20 Elusive City, 20 Muqbil, 25 Dublin, 25 Hold That Tiger, 25 Tomahawk, 33 Saturn*, 33 Spartacus, 33 Surbiton, 33 Western Diplomat, 33 Zafeen, 40 Bourbonnais, 40 Country Reel, 40 Helm Bank, 40 Snipewalk, 40 Tycoon Hall, 40 Pakhoes, 50 Apex Star, 50 Mister Links
* Saturn is also given a 33/1 quote for the Derby
SAGITTA 1000 GUINEAS
1m, Newmarket, Sunday 4th May 2003
ECHOES IN ETERNITY EARNS A QUOTE OF 33/1 FOLLOWING HER IMPRESSIVE WIN
5/2 Russian Rhythm, 12 Six Perfections, 16 Soviet Song, 20 Ego, 20 Geminiani, 20 Walayef, 25 Intercontinental, 25 Nayzak, 25 Reach For The Moon, 25 Summitville, 33 Cassis, 33 Echoes In Eternity, 33 Hi Dubai, 33 Quiet Storm, 40 Billbill, 40 Duty Paid, 40 Londonnetdotcom, 40 Medeena, 40 Wimple
1m 1f, Newmarket, Sat 5th Oct 2002
8 Funfair, 12 Beauchamp Pilot, 12 Far Lane, 16 Unshakable, 20 Atlantic Ace, 20 Counsel's Opinion, 20 Divine Task, 20 Heretic, 20 I Cried For You, 20 Jabaar, 20 Kirovski, 20 Lady Bear, 20 Lingo, 20 Persian Lass, 20 Smirk, 20 Whaleef, 20 Wixoe Express, 25 Bourgainville, 25 Contract, 25 Dream Magic, 25 Eljohar, 25 Faithful Warrior, 25 Father Thames, 25 Forbearing, 25 Judge Davidson, 25 Muchea, 25 Norton, 25 Pagan Dance, 25 Takes Tutu, 25 Thihn, 25 True Night, 25 Vicious Knight, 25 Vicious Warrior, 25 Whitewater Boy, 25 Zonergem, 33 Astrocharm, 33 Bestam, 33 Champions Lodge, 33 Chivalry, 33 Courageous Duke, 33 Danelor, 33 Duke Of Modena, 33 Finished Article, 33 Heemanela, 33 Ionian Spring, 33 Jokesmith, 33 Man O'Mystery, 33 Maumee, 33 Morro Castle, 33 Nadour Al Bahr
2m2f, Newmarket, Sat 19th October 2002
5 Tees Components, 10 Conquestadora, 12 Distant Prospect, 14 Hugs Dancer, 14 Mesmeric, 14 Palua, 14 Taffrail, 16 Bourgeois, 16 Double Honour, 16 Greenhope, 16 Guard Duty, 16 Hawkwind, 16 Mana D'argent, 16 Random Quest, 16 Ranville, 16 Riyadh, 16 Wintertide, 20 Coco Loco, 20 Direct Bearing, 20 Establishment, 20 Missouri, 20 Rapid Deployment, 20 Reviewer, 25 Alberich, 25 Archduke Ferdinand, 25 Balladeer, 25 Callisto, 25 First Ballot, 25 Hambleden, 25 Jasmick, 25 Miss Fara, 25 Rahwaan, 25 Trained Bythe Best, 25 Wave Of Optimism, 33 Alcazar, 33 Allez Mousson, 33 Churlish Charm, 33 Citrine, 33 Domenico, 33 Dubai Seven Stars, 33 L'evangile, 33 Turtle Valley, 33 Valdesco
IRISH THOROUGHBRED NEWS
IRISH SALES SEASON BEGINS THIS WEEK
471 entries have been made for the Tattersalls (Ireland) SeptemberYearling Sales, which gets underway this week.
These will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday and the sale will conclude on Thursday with the Open Yearling Sale which has its own catalogue offering a further 220 yearlings.
Proceedings begin on the opening (Tuesday) morning at 11am, but the first lot will be offered at the earlier time of 10am on the remaining days.
All yearlings in the September catalogue will be eligible to compete in the six-furlong Tattersalls Breeders Stakes at the Curragh next August. The race carries a prize fund of EUR300,000.
BARGIN-BUY WINS TATTERSALLS OPEN RACE
Oh So Rosie secured her third win and easily her most valuable success when landing the EUR30,000 Tattersalls (Ireland) Open Race at Fairyhouse.
The daughter of Danehill Dancer cost trainer Stanley Moore IR£650 at last September's Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sales and she comfortably landed the EUR19,500 first prize for English owners Howard and Elaine Wilson.
Moore was represented at Fairyhouse by his wife Sarah who said, "He will be back at Fairyhouse for this year's Tattersalls yearling sales and will be bringing plenty of owners with him. When Stan brought Oh So Rosie back home last year I could not believe he bought her for so little money. She is so tough and is a lovely filly."
CROWLEY WINS GOFFS BONUS AGAIN
Trainer Frances Crowley won the EUR40,000 Goffs Autumn Bonus for the second year running when sending out Blue Corrig to land the spoils at Cork. This was the second success of the season for a colt who has yet to finish out of the first 2 in five races.
Successful with Paris Express last year, Blue Corrig, a recent winner at Galway, is a son of Ballyhane stallion Darnay who stands at Bluegate Stud.
He collected EUR26,000 for owner/breeder Dick Forristal with this success.
DAYLAMI HALF-BROTHER REMAINS UNBEATEN
The Irish-bred Dalakhani, a half-brother to the great Daylami, added to his impressive debut success at Deauville when taking the Group 3 Prix des Chenes in fine style at Longchamp.
By Darshaan out of Daltawa, Dalakhani is owned and bred by the Aga Khan who said, "He did all we asked. Dalakhani has a lot of speed and we know he canstay further. He is also a very elegant colt".
The winner already holds an entry for next year's Budweiser Irish Derby.
LADY DOMINATRIX WINS GROUP 3
Lady Dominatrix (Danehill Dancer) gained a measure of compensation for her narrow defeat in the Group 2 Big Shuffle Flying Five at the Curragh earlier this month when winning the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury.
This was her third success of the season and Lady Dominatrix scored her first Group victory by a short head from Smokin Beau, with Irish-raider Agnetha third for trainer Dermot Weld.
The Joe Fogarty-bred filly could now head to Longchamp for the Prix de l'Abbaye. That would be her 12th race of the season, quiet an impressive haul for a filly who was sold for Ir£1,400 at the Goffs November Foal Sales and Ir£2,000 at the Goffs Autumn Bonus Sale.
BELLA TUSA COMPLETES HAT-TRICK
Bella Tusa, absent since winning at Sandown in early July, made a winning return to action in the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr.
The daughter of Sri Pekan caught the eye earlier in the season and looks set to hold her own when stepped up to Group class in the not too distant future.
Now the winner of two Listed events, Bella Tusa could next run in either the Cheveley Park Stakes or the Cornwallis Stakes. Bella Tusa was bred by PJB O'Callaghan and is trained in Newmarket by Chris Wall.
JOHN O'GROATS TAKES SILVER CUP
Purchased by Tim Easterby for Ir£11,000 at the Goffs Orby Sales, John O'Groats was the game winner of the Tote Ayr Silver Cup. This was the 5th win of his career for the son of Distinctly North and he is improving with every race.
TAGULA ENJOYS FURTHER STAKES SUCCESS
Rathbarry Stud sire Tagula, well represented at this week's Tattersalls September Sales, enjoyed further success over the weekend when Bakewell Tart won the Listed Premio Coolmore at San Siro.
Running on soft ground for the first time, Bakewell Tart went clear over a furlong from home and was ridden out to beat the locally trained Inboden by two and a half lengths. This was the forth success of the season for this progressive colt who was bred by Mrs Sheila O'Riordan.
CASTOR TROY TAKES LISTED EVENT
Castor Troy was the winner of the Listed Prix Zeddaan at Saint Cloud on Friday. The son of Ali-Royal was bred by J A Gallaher and won by a length.
This was his third success of the season and he showed a good turn of foot to catch Avening in the final furlong.
LISTOWEL ATTRACTS FOREIGN RAIDERS
The annual Listowel Races are being held this week and for the firsttime the Festival will be run over seven days.
A total prize fund of EUR1.6m is on offer and the EUR140,000 Guinness Kerry National is the richest race of the week.
Three British entries have been made for the race this year with Philip Hobbs, James Adam and Paul Nicholls sending horses to take on a very strong home team. Mac's Supreme (2000) was the last British-trained horse to win the Guinness Kerry National.
DEATH OF DENIS MAHONY R.I.P.
Denis Mahony, a former chairman of Tattersalls (Ireland) and one of the sales company's senior auctioneers, has died at the age of 65.
One of the great architects of the modern Irish thoroughbred sales, Denis Mahony was at the helm when Tattersalls(Ire) moved from Ballsbridge to Fairyhouse. His friendly manner and his passion for the thoroughbred will be missed.
"He was ready to sell at our September Yearling Sale and I know he was looking forward to it. He was immensely proud of Tattersalls (Ireland) and of how the company has grown. He was also an active and proactive member of the board and we will all miss him" said Simon Kearns.
MICHAEL O'HAGAN NEW ITM GENERAL MANAGER
Michael O'Hagan has been appointed to succeed Dick O'Sullivan as General Manager of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.
A graduate of the Irish National Stud management course, Michael O'Hagan has held managerial positions at both Kildangan and Coolmore Studs. He has also gained experience at Haras d'Etreham in Normandy and in Kentucky.
More recently, he was manager of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and joined Irish Thoroughbred Marketing as Senior Marketing Executive last year.
Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh said, "Michael brings a wide range of skills to this position and he will be responsible for seeking new markets in an ever more competitive environment".
Michael O'Hagan said of his appointment, "It gives me great pleasure to be appointed as general manager of the team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing."
"ITM is the international face of the Irish thoroughbred and I will do everything in my power to ensure that the world is made aware of the advantages of buying and racing in Ireland."
FRENCH BLOODSTOCK NEWS
PESLIER BACK FOR ARC
Olivier Peslier will soon be back in the saddle after breaking his collar bone on Sep 4th. He will ride work this week and is expected to be "race fit" by Oct 2nd.
SEASON OVER FOR PEARLY SHELLS
On Friday it was announced that Pearly Shells will not run again this season. She was expected to be supplemented for the Arc after her impressive win in the Arc trial. Her owners quick and sporting decision means that Christophe Soumillon is now available for Anabaa Blue in the big race.
BANKS HILL FINISHED IN EUROPE?
French champion Banks Hill has run her last race in Europe and will now re-appear in the Gr.1 Flower Bowl International in New York on Sep 28th. She will then remain in the USA for another Breeders' Cup attempt. Godolphin's Kazzia is also expected to contest the Belmont Park race. Another possibility is François Rohaut's Turtle Bow, trained like Pearly Shells at Pau in the South West of France.
GOFFS FRANCE "ARC" SALE
Catalogues for the Goffs France Arc Sale (5th October), are now available both online and in hard copy. This year's sale has 68 lots from the top French racing yards and also some from Italy and Germany.
"ARC" WEEKEND PRIZE MONEY
Prize money for the nine Group races during the Arc de Triomphe weekend has been increased this year. The prize money of three of the four Gr.2 races (Prix Dollar, de Royallieu and Hubert de Chaudenay) have been increased by 15%, each now worth 95,000. The Prix Daniel Wildenstein (formerly Prix du Rond Point) now offers 10,000, an increase of 3%. The five Gr.1 events on Sunday's card show a rise of 25%. Although the Arc purse remains unchanged at 1,600,000, the biggest day in French racing now boasts prize money of 2.94 million.
GIBSON GOES JAPANESE
Japanese Arc raider Manhattan Café (three times a Gr.1 winner), worked at Longchamp recently in a race-course gallop. Stabled at Richard Gibson's yard in Chantilly, he has not raced since winning the Gr.1 Tenno Sho Spring in April and arrived in France too late to contest the Prix Foy.
El Condor Pasa finished second to the mighty Montjeu in 1999, but Manhattan Café boasts stronger credentials, having already claimed the scalps of Jungle Pocket and Golan on home soil.
Longhamp 23rd Sep (good 3.0)
Gr.3 PRIX DES CHENES 1m 2yo c&g 33,000 13,200 9,900
1. DALAKHANI (Ire) 2c Darshaan - Daltawa (Miswaki)
2. MISTER CHARM (Fr) 2c Linamix - Miss Sacha (Last Tycoon)
3. GRAIKOS (GB) 2c Rainbow Quest - Grecian Slipper (Sadler's Wells)
O/B: H H Aga Khan T: A de Royer-Dupre J: C Soumillon
Distances: 2½ ¾ Time. 1'41"70
Gr.3 PRIX DU PRINCE D'ORANGE 1m2f 3yo 33,000 13,200 9,900
1. TAU CETI (GB) 3c Hernando - Napoli (Baillamont)
2. SHAANMER (Ire) 3c Darshaan - Fee des Mers (Alzao)
3. WITHOUT CONNEXION (Ire) 3c Rainbow Quest - Flabbergasted (Sadler's Wells)
O/B: Niarchos Family T: J E Hammond J: T Jarnet
Distances: ½ 1½ Time: 2'13"''
Maisons-Laffitte (good 3.0)
Gr.3 LA COUPE DE MAISONS-LAFFITTE 1m2f 3yo+ 33,000 13,200 9,900
1. FAIR MIX (Fr) 4c Linamix - Fairlee Wild (Wild Again)
2. JIM AND TONIC (Fr) 8g Double Bed - Jimka (Jim French)
3. CHERBON (Fr) 5g Kaldounevees - Star System (Northern Treat)
O: Ecurie Week-End B: snc Lagardere ElevageT: M Rolland J: S Pasquier
Distances: 2 ½ Time: 2'03"30
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