Friday, September 6, 2002
LADBROKES EARLY PRICES FOR TOMORROW
4-00 Leopardstown - Irish Champion Stakes, 1m 2f
20/1 BEST OF THE BESTS
20/1 NO EXCUSE NEEDED
40/1 COMMON WORLD
4/9 HAWK WING
Doubtful HIGH CHAPARRAL
Each Way: 1/5 Odds 1-2-3
3-00 Haydock Park - Stanley Old Borough Cup, 1m 6f
25/1 ROYAL CAVALIER
40/1 ELA AGORI MOU
20/1 JACK DAWSON
20/1 DANCE IN THE DAY
16/1 QUITTE LA FRANCE
18/1 TREASURE TRAIL
16/1 TYPHOON TILLY
16/1 POSITIVE PROFILE
16/1 KNAVESMIRE OMEN
Each Way: 1/4 Odds 1-2-3-4
3-30 Haydock Park - Stanley Haydock Sprint Cup, 6f
10/1 BAHAMIAN PIRATE
25/1 FRENCHMANS BAY
22/1 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT
12/1 MOUNT ABU
12/1 THREE POINTS
33/1 TWILIGHT BLUES
10/1 AIR THULE
14/1 MAY BALL
Each Way: 1/5 Odds 1-2-3
SCOOP6 ROLLOVERS TOP £250,000 ON LUCKIEST SCOOP6 SATURDAY
Over £250,000 lines the Scoop6 pools, going into this weekend, on what has proved to be the luckiest Scoop6 Saturday in the history of the bet.
Since the bet began in July 1999, the Win fund spoils have been landed on the three previous occasions the bet has fallen on the first Saturday of September, a record no other Scoop6 Saturday can boast.
When the pools open tomorrow, £144,678 will line the Win fund with £114,889 in rollover money sitting in the Bonus Prize fund pool.
"A Win fund rollover has never seen the light of day the other side of this particular Saturday, so if you're going to have one Scoop6 bet this year, this has to be the Saturday on which to have it." said Tote spokesman Jeremy Scott. "It's the one Saturday of the year that punters really get to grips with the bet and end up lining their wallets."
"Two years ago in one of the most publicised Scoop6 wins ever, 'the Stag party'-a group of 27 lads racing at Haydock-landed £132,000 on this Saturday. The lads went on to take their winnings to £227,000 by picking the winner of the Bonus race at Doncaster the following week."
"With the Scoop6 Place dividend averaging £1,050 since May 4th when the allocation of into the Place pool was actually reduced, there is more reason than ever for punters to have a pop at the cash this Saturday."
Saturday's Scoop6 races are:
leg 1 1.30 Thirsk Tote Scoop6 Hambleton Cup
leg 2 2.15 Kempton Milcars Chertsey Lock Conditions Stakes
leg 3 2.50 Kempton Milcars Ruislip Handicap
leg 4 3.20 Kempton Milcars September Stakes
leg 5 3.45 Thirsk Black Cat Fireworks Fillies' Stakes
leg 6 3.55 Kempton Milcars Stanmore Handicap
STORM CAT'S FEE TO STAY AT $500,000 IN 2003
Storm Cat, the world's most expensive Thoroughbred stallion, will stand for the same price in 2003 as he did in 2002: $500,000.
His book was his biggest ever at that fee last year, and the demand is just as strong for 2003 at the same fee that he had for the 2002 season," said Ric Waldman, a consultant to W. T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, where Storm Cat stands.
This is the first time that Storm Cat's fee has not been raised since it stayed at $150,000 in 1997 and 1998. It was increased to $200,000 in 1999. For the 2000 season, Waldman announced the fee would be raised to $250,000, then upped it later to $300,000. The cost to breed to Storm Cat soared to $400,000 in 2001.
A 19-year-old son of Storm Bird, Storm Cat was North America's leading sire by progeny earnings in 1999 and 2000.
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink