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Thursday, September 5, 2002



Tote Ayr Gold Cup
Curfew 14-1 (from 25-1)

Tote Trifecta Handicap
Curfew 8-1f (from 12-1)

Rothmans Royals St Leger
Sholokov 7-1 (from 10-1)
Highest 7-1 (from 13-2)
Sorcerous 20-1 (from 16-1)
Ladys Secret 33-1 (from 25-1)


4 Continent, 9-2 Malhub, 13-2 Landseer, 8 Nayyir, Three Points, 10 Danehurst, Invincible Spirit, 12 Air Thule, 14 May Ball, Bahamian Pirate, 16 Mount Abu, 25 Frenchmans Bay, 28 Orientor, 33 Twilight Blues

ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER (Doncaster 14 September)
5-2 Bandari, 5 Kazzia, 11-2 Balakheri, 7 Highest, Sholokov, 8 Bollin Eric, 10 Ballingarry, Mr Dinos, 16 First Charter, Gamut, Mamool, 20 Sorcerous, 25 Black Sam Bellamy, Nysean, Spanish John, 33 Ladys Secret, 40 Starbourne

TOTE AYR GOLD CUP (Ayr 21 September)
10 Torosay Spring, 14 Bond Boy, Cubism, Curfew, Impressive Flight, Polar Way, 16 Artie, Croeso Croeso, Indian Spark, Injaaz, 20 Banjo Bay, Budelli, Capricho, Funfair Wayne, Green Line, Halmahera, Judicious, Little Edward, Marsad, Mr Mahoose, Mr Toad, Scotty's Future, The Tatling, Tayif, 25 Abbajabba, Antonio Canova, Compton Banker, Cotton House, Deceitful, Doctor Spin, Eyecatcher, Flying Millie, Forever Times, Hand Chime, Hurricane Floyd, Seven No Trumps, Tom Tun, Trace Clip, 28 Bar

8 Curfew, 10 Binary File, 14 Demonstrate, 16 Beauchamp Pilot, Capricho, Eljohar, Kool, Pablo, Royal Millennium, Scotty's Future, Serieux, True Night, Wixoe Express, 20 Certain Justice, Colisay, Green Line, Just James, Lunar Leo, Mr Mahoose, Polar Ben, Ratio, Vicious Knight, 25 Bar

TOTE CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Newmarket 5 October)
8 Binary File, 12 Beauchamp Pilot, Chorist, 16 Bourganville, Champion Lodge, Eljohar, Funfair, Heretic, Jabaar, Lingo, Unshakable, 20 Bestam, Bishr, Contract, Divine Task, Father Thames, I Cried For You, Imbibing, Judge Davidson, Lahooq, Reseached, Smirk, The Gaikwar, Travelling Band, True Night, Vicious Knight, Wixoe Express, 25 Bar

PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE (Longchamp 6 October)
5-2 High Chaparrel, 10-3 Sulamani, 6 Hawk Wing, 7 Golan, Islington, 8 Nayef, Sakhee, 14 Aquarelliste, Falbrav, Kazzia, Marienbard, Next Desert, 16 Ange Gabriel, Bandari, Banks Hill, Boreal, Dance Routine, Jungle Pocket, Manhattan Cafe, Mubtaker, Wellbeing, 20 Balakheri, Khalkevi, 25 Bar

TOTE CESAREWITCH (Newmarket October 19th)
10 Tees Components, 14 Conquestadora, Distant Prospect, Hugs Dancer, 16 Greenhope, Rahwaan, Ranville, Scott's View, 20 Bangalore, Dancing Bay, Direct Bearing, Fantasy Hill, Mana D'Argent, Mesmeric, Random Quest, Rapid Deployment, Riyadh, 25 Archduke Ferdinand, Bollin Thomas, Bourgeois, Cupboard Lover, Double Honour, Establishment, Eternal Spring, First Ballot, Guard Duty, Hambleden, Hawkwind, Hirapour, Palua, Taffrail, Thewhirlingdervish, Wave of Optimism, Wintertide, Zibeline, 33 Bar

SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (Cheltenham 12 March 2003)
8 Hors La Loi III, 10 Bilboa, 12 Davenport Millenium, Puntal, 14 Ned Kelly, Like-A-Butterfly, Scolardy, 16 Adamant Approach, In Contrast, Galileo, Landing Light, Marble Arch, 25 Quazar, Scottish Memories, 33 Ice Dnacer, Vol Solitaire, 40 Rooster Booster

TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (Cheltenham 14 March 2003)
4 Best Mate, 12 Commanche Court, 16 First Gold, Kotki Jet, Looks Like Trouble, Truckers Tavern, 20 Barton, What's Up Boys, 25 Bacchanal, Baracouda, Florida Pearl, 33 Bar

MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL (Aintree 5 April 2003)
20 Ad Hoc, Bindaree, Davids Lad, 25 Beau, Blowing Wind, Commanche Court, Frenchmans Creek, Kingsmark, Paris Pike, Whats Up Boys, 33 Alexander Banquet, Its Time For A Win, Marlborough, Montys Pass, Moor Lane, Smarty, The Bunny Boiler, This Is Serious, 40 Bar

SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS (Newmarket 3 May 2003)
12 Statue of Liberty, Van Nistelrooy, 16 Elusive City, 20 Muqbil, Spartacus, Tomahawk, 25 Almushahar, Catcher In The Rye, Dublin, Helms Bank, Hold That Tiger, Marino Marini, Mister Links, Western Diplomat, 33 Bar

SAGITTA 1000 GUINEAS (Newmarket 4 May 2003)
5-2 Russian Rhythm, 16 Geminiani, Luvah Girl, Six Perfections, 20 Reach For The Moon, 25 Duty Paid, Khulood, Nayzak, Soviet Song, Spinola, 33 Cassis, Coquetry, Ego, Londonnet.com, 40 Nasij



Panel: Andrew Merriam (Chairman), Alastair Macdonald-Buchanan and Lord Halifax

Kieren Fallon

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 5th September 2002, held an enquiry to establish whether or not Kieren Fallon, the rider of GOLDEN NUN, placed second, had committed a breach of Rule 153 of the Rules of Racing concerning his riding in the National Stud Nursery Handicap Stakes at Newmarket on 17th August 2002. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Newmarket Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because Fallon had been suspended from riding for 16 days for interference within the previous twelve months.

The Committee considered evidence from Fallon. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

The Committee accepted an admission from Fallon that GOLDEN NUN had interfered with STAGNITE, ridden by Claire Stretton, which in turn had interfered with MALAPROPISM, ridden by Frankie Dettori, which in turn had interfered with MAN EATER, ridden by Jimmy Fortune, all unplaced. It found that the interference was caused by irresponsible riding of a minor nature on the part of Fallon, in that in the final furlong he had manoeuvred to his left inside the leaders when it should have been obvious to him that interference would result.

It was satisfied that the interference had not improved GOLDEN NUN's placing and therefore ordered the placings to remain unaltered.

Taking into account that Fallon had been suspended for 16 days for interference since 6th October 2001, it suspended him from riding for 17 days, of which 4 will be deferred until Thursday 5th December.

The suspension will commence on Friday 13th September to Thursday 26th September on days on which flat racing is scheduled to take place.

Other Enquiries

John Best / Ricky Lake

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 5th September 2002, considered an appeal lodged by Ricky Lake, the rider and John Best, the trainer of RECOUNT (FR), against the decision of the Lingfield Stewards on 29th August to find Lake in breach of Rule 157 and suspend him from riding for ten days, and to find Best in breach of Rule 155 (ii) and fine him £1600 and to suspend RECOUNT (FR) from running for 40 days.

The Committee heard evidence from Lake who was legally represented and Best and considered statements from various witnesses including Best's Veterinary Surgeon and a Jockey Club Veterinary Officer. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

Having considered the evidence, the Committee found Lake not to be in breach of Rule 157 but found him in breach of Rule 158 in that he failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that the gelding was given a full opportunity of obtaining the best possible placing.

Lake stated that his instructions were to jump out and do his best. Lake explained that he knew the horse well and was not happy with the way he was moving. He therefore saw no point on being hard on him and just wanted to look after him. In spite of this the Committee felt that there was no clear evidence that there was a serious problem during the race and he should have made some effort in the closing stages of the race.

It therefore upheld Lake's appeal in part but suspended him from riding for 7 days, from Friday 13th September to Thursday 19th September inclusive.

It found Best not to be in breach of Rule 155(ii) in that he had given adequate instructions and Lake had failed to carry them out. It therefore upheld Best's appeal, and quashed the fine imposed on him and the suspension imposed on RECOUNT (FR).

Alec Stewart

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 5th September 2002, held an enquiry to consider whether or not Alec Stewart, a licensed trainer, had committed a breach of Rule 221 B (i) of the Rules of Racing, in the light of Instruction C8, headed "Records Of A Treatment", in that his records failed to account for a number of ACP tablets dispensed to him by his veterinary surgeon, and used in the yard, between 1st January and 6th May 2002.

Having considered the evidence, including a statement from Stewart, the Committee accepted an admission from him that he was in breach of Rule 221 B (i), and imposed a fine of £250 upon him.


3.30pm Hayock, Saturday, September 7, 2002
Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (Class A) (Group 1) (3yo+), 6f

1) (5) 9228Bahamian Pirate (Lucayan Stud) David Nicholls 7-9-00
2) (8) 2514 Continent (Lucayan Stud) David Nicholls t5-9-00 Keith Dalgleish
3) (3) 1199 Frenchmans Bay (Michael Pescod) Roger Charlton 4-9-00 Steve Drowne
4) (10) 4156 Invincible Spirit (Prince A A Faisal)John Dunlop 5-9-00 John Carroll
5) (7) 1172 Malhub (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden t4-9-00 Richard Hills
6) (2) 610- Mount Abu (Gary Seidler & Andy Smith) John Gosden 5-9-00 Jimmy Fortune
7) (12) 1413 Nayyir (Abdulla Al Khalifa) Gerard Butler 49-00 Eddie Ahern
8) (4) 3640 Orientor (S Bruce) Jim Goldie 49-00 Tony Culhane
9) (11) -361 Three Points (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t5-9-00 Kevin Darley
10) (6) 13 3124 Landseer (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon
11) (13) 5094 Twilight Blues (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 3-8-12
12) 17 4032 Air Thule (Lucky Field Co Ltd) Hideyuki Mori JPN 5-8-11Yutaka Take
13) (1) 2301 Danehurst (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott b4-8-11 George Duffield
14) (9) 19 7421 May Ball (Lord Hartington) John Gosden 5-8-11


There are full or half brothers and sisters to 37 Group/Grade 1 winners catalogued including ALBORADA, ALI – ROYAL, CATCHASCATCHCAN, GOLDEN APPLES, KAYF TARA, MEDICEAN, REGAL ROSE, ROYAL REBEL, SAGAMIX, and WANNABE GRAND.

There are full or half brothers and sisters to 14 Classic winners catalogued including BARATHEA, CLASSIC PARK, GOSSAMER, LANDSEER, MILAN, PETRUSHKA and SLEEPYTIME.

There are full or half-brothers and sisters to 143 Group/Listed winners catalogued including BECKETT, BLACK HAWK, CENTRAL PARK, CERULEAN SKY, COMPTON ADMIRAL, DANEHURST, MOON BALLAD, OPERA HOUSE, SAGACITY, TARASCON, TASHAWAK, and VICTORY NOTE.

There are full or half sisters to 17 Classic and Group 1 winners and to 69 Group/Listed winners including the half sisters to 1000 Guineas winner SLEEPYTIME, Arc winner SAGAMIX, Multiple USA Grade 1 winner GOLDEN APPLES, and Irish 1000 Guineas winner CLASSIC PARK, as well as daughters of 33 Group/Listed winners catalogued.


In both 2001 and 2002 the only sale in the world to produce British Classic winners has been the Houghton, with dual Derby winner HIGH CHAPARRAL (270,000 guineas) in 2002 and St Leger winner MILAN (650,000 guineas) in 2001.

The most recent winners sold at public auction of the Derby, Irish Derby, 1000 Guineas, St Leger, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Poule d'Essai des Poulains, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Champion Stakes, Dewhurst Stakes, King's Stand Stakes, Prix du Moulin, Irish Champion Stakes, Fillies Mile and Racing Post Trophy were all sold at the Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale.

Since 1990 Houghton graduates have won more than 330 Group races and Tattersalls sold horses have won more than 2,000 Group/Listed races.

As well as HIGH CHAPARRAL and MILAN the Houghton Yearling Sale has produced the winners of a further eight European Classics in the last two years including DUPONT (German and Italian 2000 Guineas) and LANDSEER (French 2000 Guineas) in 2002. Houghton Classic winners in the 1990s included BOSRA SHAM (Sale topper), DR DEVIOUS, ENTREPRENEUR (Sale topper), LADY CARLA, and SALSABIL.

Since 1990 no less than 100 Houghton graduates costing less than 80,000 guineas have won more than 150 Group races including 2002 Dual Classic winner DUPONT (30,000 guineas), Group 1 winners INDIAN LODGE (40,000 guineas) and SAN SEBASTIAN (32,000 guineas), Classic winner VALENTINE WALTZ (75,000 guineas), multiple Group 1 winner and Classic winner, CENTRAL PARK (42,000) guineas, and Derby winner DR DEVIOUS (56,000 guineas).

The Houghton Yearling Sale has the highest percentage of Group/Listed winners of any European Sale and has produced a phenomenal 113 individual Group/Listed winners since 1997.

24 of the sires represented in the 2002 Houghton Yearling Sale have already sired Classic winners including DANEHILL (10 Yearlings), DARSHAAN (2), GREEN DESERT (7), MACHIAVELLIAN (13), RAINBOW QUEST (12), and SADLER'S WELLS (34).

14 USA based sires have yearlings catalogued including DANZIG (1), DIESIS (4), KINGMAMBO (4), KRIS S (1), RAHY (1), SEEKING THE GOLD (3), and STORM CAT (1).

First crop sires include Group 1 winning miler CAPE CROSS (2), multiple Group 1 winner CROCO ROUGE (1), Champion DAYLAMI (9), Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes winner DR FONG (1), Champion INTIKHAB (2), Group 1 winning two year old ORPEN (1) and Champion Sprinter STRAVINSKY (8).

Highest priced colt ever at the Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale: 3,400,000 guineas in 2000 for the SADLER'S WELLS x DARARA, purchased by Demi O'Byrne from Watership Down Stud – the highest price ever paid for a thoroughbred at a European public auction.

Highest priced filly ever at the Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale: 1,000,000 guineas in 1984 for the GREAT NEPHEW x FAIR SALINIA, purchased by Universal Stables from Oldtown Stud.

Highest ever sale average at the Tattersalls Houghton Sale: 233,886 guineas in 2000 - a European record.

The average at last year's Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale was the second highest ever at 219,715 guineas, with a top price of 2,300,000 guineas for the DESERT PRINCE colt out of PARK EXPRESS purchased by Gainsborough Stud Management from Lodge Park Stud.

The median price of 160,000 guineas at last year's Houghton Sale was a European record.

Ten years ago the average and median prices at the Houghton were 44,708 guineas and 27,000 guineas respectively.

52 yearlings sold for 200,000 guineas or more and 88 yearlings sold for 100,000 guineas or more at last year's Houghton Sale.

The largest consignment at this year's Houghton Sale comes from Ted Voute and comprises 25 yearlings. Voute topped the 1994 Houghton with BOSRA SHAM who was sold for 530,000 guineas, and also sold MOZART for 340,000 guineas and MILAN for 650,000 guineas at the 1999 Houghton.

The stallion with the most yearlings catalogued in the 2001 Houghton is Champion sire SADLER'S WELLS with 34. In 2001 SADLER'S WELLS' Houghton yearlings averaged 299,773 guineas and his leading performers of 2002 include dual Derby winner HIGH CHAPARRAL, himself a 270,000 guineas Houghton Yearling, and Irish 1000 Guineas winner GOSSAMER who has a half brother in this year's Houghton Yearling Sale.

All Tattersalls Sales can be viewed live at www.tattersalls.com and all catalogues are also available online.


The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale is the largest in Europe with 927 Yearlings catalogued.

The format for the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has been changed with the stronger lots being offered on the first two days of the Sale, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October.

There are full or half brothers and sisters to more than 211 Group/Listed winners catalogued including 2002 Group/Listed winning two year olds RUSSIAN RHYTHM, MAIL THE DESERT, BARON'S PIT, DUTY PAID, HELM BANK, and BELLA TUSA as well as Classic/Group 1 winners BOLD EDGE, CARMINE LAKE, COUNT DUBOIS, LABEEB, LAVIRCO, QUEEN'S LOGIC, PENTIRE, and TIMBOROA,

Tattersalls October Yearlings won more races at this year's Royal Ascot than graduates of all other sales combined including Group 1 Gold Cup winner ROYAL REBEL, Group 3 Jersey Stakes winner JUST JAMES, Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes winner ROMANTIC LIASON, Listed Fern Hill Stakes winner TASHAWAK, Windsor Castle Stakes winner REVENUE and Balmoral Handicap winner ZARGUS.

The October Yearling Sale has produced the winners of more than 60 Group/Listed races to date in 2002, including Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup winner ROYAL REBEL (145,000 guineas), Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks winner GOLDEN APPLES (19,000 guineas), Group 1 Hong Kong Derby winner OLYMPIC EXPRESS (18,000 guineas), Group 1 Centenary Sprint Cup winner FIREBOLT (37,000 guineas), Group 2 Dante Stakes winner MOON BALLAD (350,000 guineas) and Group 2 Falmouth Stakes winner TASHAWAK (200,000 guineas).

The October Yearling Sale has the highest number of European Group/Listed two year old winners of any European Sale to date in 2002 including Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes winner SPINOLA (50,000 guineas), and Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes winner ROMANTIC LIASON (70,000 guineas).

The October Yearling Sale has produced more two year old winners than any other European Yearling Sale to date this year with the winners of more than 150 two year old races and the winners of more than 1000 two year old races since 1998.

All of the current top twenty British and Irish based sires have yearlings catalogued including DANEHILL (6 yearlings), GRAND LODGE (29), GREEN DESERT (10), MACHIAVELLIAN (6), RAINBOW QUEST (4) and SADLER'S WELLS (5).

91 of the stallions represented have already sired Classic or Group 1 winners including ACATENANGO (5), CADEAUX GENEREUX (22), DARSHAAN (1), DESERT PRINCE (9), HALLING (17), INDIAN RIDGE (15), IN THE WINGS (7), LINAMIX (8), MARK OF ESTEEM (19), NIGHT SHIFT (25), PIVOTAL (9), POLAR FALCON (9), ROYAL APPLAUSE (24), SELKIRK (10), SPECTRUM (12), UNFUWAIN (14), WOODMAN (4) and ZAFONIC (3).

38 USA based sires have yearlings catalogued including BAHRI (3), DANZIG (1), DIESIS (8), DISTANT VIEW (3), EL PRADO (1), ELUSIVE QUALITY (1), FRENCH DEPUTY (1), IRISH RIVER (3), KINGMAMBO (2), KING OF KINGS (5), LEAR FAN (1), RAHY (1), RED RANSOM (1), ROYAL ACADEMY (4), SMART STRIKE (1), SWAIN (2), THEATRICAL (1), and UNBRIDLED'S SONG (1).

21 first crop sires have yearlings catalogued including Champions and Group 1 winners CAPE CROSS (21), DAYLAMI (10), DR FONG (31), FASLIYEV (25), HORSE CHESTNUT (1), INTIKHAB (16), ORPEN (11), and STRAVINSKY (9),

Since 1990 October purchases have won more than 360 Group races and more than 60 Classic/Group 1 races including, CLASSIC PARK, COMPTON ADMIRAL, DESERT PRINCE, DILSHAAN, GOLDEN APPLES, LAKE CONISTON, MISTER BAILEYS, OLYMPIC EXPRESS, PIPALONG, ROYAL REBEL, VICTORY NOTE and ZANZIBAR.

Highest price ever at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale: 475,000 guineas for the DANEHILL colt out of MYTHICAL CREEK purchased by Charlie Gordon – Watson from Ballygallon Stud at the 2001 Sale.

Highest ever sale average at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale: 41,567 guineas at the 2000 Sale

Average price at the 2001 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was 34,787 guineas

Highest ever sale aggregate at the Tattersalls October Sale: 32,256,200 guineas at the 2000 Sale.

56 yearlings sold for 100,000 guineas or more at the 2001 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

11 lots at the 2000 October Yearling Sale sold for 200,000 guineas or more.

The largest British based consignor at this year's October Yearling Sale is Jamie Railton with 37 yearlings and the largest Irish based consignor is Yeomanstown Stud with 28 yearlings.

All Tattersalls 2002 yearling purchases are eligible for Tattersalls Racehorse Sponsorship which qualifies owners for VAT registration.

All Tattersalls Sales can be viewed live at www.tattersalls.com and all catalogues are also available online


Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion will be the guest of honour at the Northern Racing College's Open Day on Sunday, 15 September 2002.

Bob, who overcame cancer to record a remarkable Grand National victory on Aldaniti in 1981, is retained by the NRC to recruit youngsters into racing via the College. He spends much of his time talking to young people in Schools and to Careers Officers about the rapidly improving training, career and pay structures in racing.

The Open Day, organised by the 'Friends of the NRC', is from 10.00am to 3.00pm and will involve a parade of horses, a stallion parade (Daawe) and a riding demonstration by College students. There will be a variety of other entertainment for adults and children including pony rides and horse and carriage rides. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is £3 per car (including programme). The public will also have the opportunity to ask Colin Wedd (Chairman), Jim Gale (Director), Kevin Frost (Training Manager) and Bob Champion questions about the NRC, its training programmes and about Bob's career and his present work.

As well as providing a chance for people to see the outstanding College facilities, set in spectacular landscaped grounds, there will be an opportunity for prospective students and their families, to talk individually to staff about NRC courses, which provide nationally recognised vocational qualifications including modern apprenticeships, leading to permanent jobs in racing.

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