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Wednesday, September 3, 2003


Tote Market Movers On 3rd September

St Leger (Doncaster September 13th)
Wavertree Boy 33 (from 50)

Tote Ayr Gold Cup (Ayr September 20th)
Seel Of Approval 12 (from 16)

Tote Cambridgeshire
Trust Rule 20 (from 25)
Shot to Fame 20 (from 33)

Tote Betting On 3rd September

St Leger (Doncaster September 13th)
9/4 Brian Boru, 11/2 Phoenix Reach, 13/2 Maharib, 8 Hawk Flyer, 9 High Accolade, Moments of Joy, 10 Westmoreland Road, 12 Salsalino, 14 Summttville, 16 L'Ancresse, 25 Let Me Try Again, 33 Cruzspiel, Wavertree Boy, 40 Arundel, Forest Magic, 50 Gold Medallist, Singleton, 66 Santando, Sayadaw, 100 Hilbre Island, Titurel

Tote Ayr Gold Cup (Ayr September 20th)
7 Patavellian, 9 Hit's Only Money, 10 Fire Up The Band, Frizzante, 12 New Seeker, Seel Of Approval, 14 Move It, Ratio, 20 Dazzling Bay, Fantasy Believer, Fayr Jag, Forever Times, Mutawaqed, The Tatling, 25 Anna Frid, Camp Commander, Colonel Cotton, Dark Charm, Final Exam, Funfair Wane, Halmahera, Hidden Dragon, Highland Shot, Marsad, Millybaa, Only Time Will Tell, Orientor, Royal Beacon, Royal Millenium, Smart Predator, Smokin Beau, Vanderlin, 33 Bar

Arc De Triomphe (Longchamp October 5th)
9/4 Dalakhani, 4 High Chapparal, 8 Kris Kin, 10 Ange Gabriel, 14 Falbrav, 16 Bright Sky, Super Celebre, Vintage Tipple, Islington, Mubtaker, Daijin, 25 Nayef, Bollin Eric, Nebraska Tornado, Doyen, 33 Look Honey, Polish Summer, Policy Maker

Tote Cesarewitch
10 Inglis Drever, 12 Direct Bearing, No Refuge, Sindapour, 14 Saint Alebe, 16 Big Moment, Distant Prospect, Landing Light, One Off, Romany Prince, Shabernak, Tees Components, Ten Carat, Unleash, 20 Archduke Ferdinand, Fourth Dimension, Lowlander, Mac, Numitas, 25 Contact Dancer, Don Fernando, Flownaway, Fortune Island, Gralmano, Gulf, Heir to Be, High Point, Knavesmire Omen, Mana D'Argent, Miss Fara, Nadeszhda, Nobratinetta, Persian Waters, Random Quest, Red Wine, Tom Paddington, 33 Bar

Tote Cambridgeshire

10 Akshar, 12 Beneventa, 14 Spuradich, 16 Bonecrusher, Grand Passion, Howle Hill, Jazz Messenger, Macadamia, Pablo, 20 Chivalry, Far Lane, Trust Rule, Shot to Fame, 25 Able Baker Charlie, Anani, Blue Spinnaker, Checkit, Coat of Honour, Famous Grouse, Heretic, Island Light, Lady Bear, Lago D'Orta, Millafonic, Nadour Al Bahr, Ocean Victory, Persian Lightning, Tug of Love, Unshakable, 33 Bar

Sagitta 2000 Guineas (Newmarket May 2004)
9/2 One Cool Cat, 10 Three Valleys, 12 Grey Swallow, 14 Haafhd, 16 Balmont, Lucky Story, Akimbo, Pearl of Love, 20 Kheleyf, Russian Valour, Antonius Pius, Mukafeh, 25 Fokine, Magritte, Grand Reward, Imperial Stride, 33 Matloob, Fort Dignity, Iqte Saab, Old Deutronomy, Whipper, Carrizo Creek (Others on request)

Sagitta 1000 Guineas (Newmarket May 2004)
12 Attraction, 16 Carry On Katie, Necklace, Park Accord, 25 Marching West, Much Faster, 33 Bay Tree, Catstar, Gracefully, Ithaca, Silca's Gift, Tarot Card, 40 Bar, (Others on Request)

Vodafone Derby (Epsom June 2004)
16 One Cool Cat, Magritte, 25 Akimbo, Grey Swallow, Mukafeh, Three Valleys, 33 Antonius Pius, Moscow Ballet, Pearl of Love, 40 Sussex


Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Saturn, who ran well in two classics when fifth in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas and fourth in the Entenmann's Irish 2,000 Guineas, has been sold to race in Hong Kong.

Bloodstock agent Andrew Sime has acquired Saturn for a Hong Kong client who hopes to target the Marju colt at next year's Hong Kong Derby. The purchase price is confidential but far exceeds the 100,000 Irish guineas (about £80,000) that he cost as a yearling.

Saturn, trained by Michael Bell in Newmarket, was bought by Highclere director John Warren as a yearling for the North Library Syndicate of HTR.

Harry Herbert, managing director of HTR, commented today: "Saturn has been a wonderful performer for us and ran very well in two Guineas, as well as showing that he stayed 10 furlongs when just beaten in a recent French Group Two event.

"It is always disappointing to see such a talented colt leave our team but this was a very significant offer and we have to be realistic, thus allowing the members of the North Library Syndicate to make a return on their investment.

"The North Library Syndicate has two other promising horses, Rossellini, who won last month and runs again on Saturday, and the French-trained Result. Our thanks go to Michael Bell for his excellent handling of Saturn."

Saturn 3-y-o b c Marju - Delphinus (Soviet Star) - Property of the North Library Syndicate of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing

Saturn gained both of his career victories as a two-year-old, although he has shown great improvement in his classic season this year.

The Marju colt was successful at the second time of asking as a juvenile, winning a Newmarket maiden by one and a quarter lengths from Flying Wanda in August, 2002.

The following month he went on to capture a conditions event at Newbury, denying Cat Ona High by one and a half lengths.

Saturn was stepped up to the highest level for his final outing of the 2002 campaign when running well to be three lengths fifth to Tout Seul in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on October 19.

Returning to the same venue for his initial start of 2003 in April, Saturn came a promising fourth in the Group Three Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes.

This effort was followed by one of Saturn's best performances when only beaten two lengths in fifth behind Refuse To Bend in the Group One Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3.

Three weeks later the three-year-old again put up another great performance to finish fourth to Indian Haven in the Group One Entenmann's Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Saturn next appeared at Royal Ascot in June, when he was seventh in the Group Three Jersey Stakes over an inadequate seven furlongs.

The Michael Bell-trained colt was just denied on his latest start, going down fighting by a short-head to Kalabar in the 10-furlong Group Two Prix Guillaume D'Ornano at Deauville on August 15 after attempting to make all.

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Background

HTR acts at the top end of the market and puts together small groups of individuals to share potential top quality racehorses, with the aim of targeting the best races and giving the owners a greater chance of success, plus providing tremendous service and communication as though each shareowner owned their horses outright.

The shareowners (normally between 10 and 20 - with one 30-share group a year) in each syndicate (eight have been launched for 2004 and they last for three years each) put up a one-off payment which covers the purchase price of the horses involved (usually two though sometimes three costing around 100,000 guineas each) and all the costs in the first year.

There are currently 14 live syndicates, including an Irish one, and approximately 200 individual shareowners.

HTR has been consistently successful since it launched in 1992, producing champion racehorses like Lake Coniston, Tamarisk, Delilah and Petrushka.

Some 27 per cent of HTR's runners have won or been placed in Group or Listed company, making HTR the most successful multiple ownership company in the UK.


British Racing will still experience record levels of prize money in 2003, despite the disappointment of the £6m of Levy Board cuts imposed from 1st September until the rest of the year.

The revised forecast for 2003 stands at £96.8m, down from the initial estimate for the year of £101m, but still up 15% on the 2002 figure of £84.2m.

The actual prize money paid out in each of the years from 1999 to 2002 in British Racing is as follows:


% Increase since 1999





2003 Forecast

The adjusted estimate has not reduced by the full £6m of lost Levy Board funding, due in large part to the beneficial impact of the BHB Prize Money Incentive Scheme, introduced at the beginning of 2003.

The 2003 BHB Incentive Scheme - the first of its kind - was established to inject £5m into prize money on a matched basis with racecourses. The scheme worked by providing additional prize money funding to racecourses, at the rate of £1:£1 or £3:£4, once their own contribution had reached defined levels.

More than 40 racecourses joined the scheme, which has proved a success by:
i) encouraging racecourses to increase their contribution levels to prize money and

ii) assisting racecourses in making up some of the funding gap created by the Levy Board prize money shortfall

Without the scheme, there is little doubt that 2003 prize money levels would be significantly below the revised forecast of £96.8m.

BHB Finance Director James Halley said: "I am delighted with the success of the BHB Incentive Scheme. Whilst the significant reduction in Levy Board prize money funding has caused understandable disappointment within the industry, the very significant progress that has been made in prize money levels over the past 2 years is often overlooked. I hope and expect to see continuing progress during 2004."


Panel: Andrew Merriam (Chairman), John Wallinger and Nicholas Wrigley

David Nolan

The Disciplinary Panel of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 3rd September 2003 to consider whether or not David Nolan, an Apprentice Jockey, had committed breaches of Rule 60(iii) of the Rules of Racing, in respect of his riding in seven races between 8th May 2003 and 12th May 2003 when not holding the requisite Apprentice Jockey's Licence.

Having considered the evidence, including a statement from Nolan, who was legally represented, the Panel found Nolan to be in breach of Rule 60(iii) in that when he left Ian Wood's employment on 6th May his Apprentice Jockey's Licence was terminated until such time as his licence with Paul Blockley was granted.

It imposed a fine of £125 upon him.

Stratford Racecourse Limited

The Disciplinary Panel of the Jockey Club held an enquiry on 3rd September 2003 to consider whether or not Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Company Ltd, the Managing Executive of Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse, had committed breaches of Rule 220(iii) of the Rules of Racing, in respect of the incorrect descriptions of the going given out by the Clerk of the Course:

Count 1: To the media at 6.40am on the morning of racing on 30th May - "both courses: good (good to firm in places)"; and

Count 2: Having subsequently walked the course, when recording the 'Official Going on Day of Racing' on state of the Going Report Form - "hurdle: good (good to firm in places), chase: good".

Having considered the evidence, including that submitted by Mr Stephen Lambert, the Company Secretary and Clerk of the Course, representing the Managing Executive, the Panel found Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Company Ltd to be in breach of Rule 220(iii) on Count 2, but not Count 1, in that the official going at 11.00am on the day of racing did not accurately reflect the going at that time, bearing in mind that there had been overwatering that morning and that the official going was changed that evening during racing.

The Panel was therefore of the opinion that the inaccuracy of the going report was prejudicial to the good reputation of horseracing and imposed a fine of £1500 upon Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Company Ltd.


At its meeting today the BHB Board was fully briefed by the Senior Steward of the Jockey Club on the background and current position in respect of the restrictions on jockeys' use of mobile telephones on racecourses. The Board also received a full report from Rhydian Morgan-Jones, Chairman of the Industry Committee, which had discussed the matter at its meeting on Monday.

Following the Board meeting, BHB Chief Executive Greg Nichols said: "The Board fully supports the Jockey Club in their continuing determined efforts to safeguard the integrity of Racing. In this the Club has recently had the benefit of expert advice from its Integrity Review Committee and its independently chaired Security Review Group, who, as part of a package of integrity initiatives, respectively proposed and endorsed measures to restrict jockey's use of mobile phones on the racecourse. In the light of this, and recognising that integrity measures need to be regularly reviewed to take account of technological and other changes to the Racing and Betting environments, the Board fully supported the Jockey Club's stance.

"The Board further noted that the Club had already agreed to introduce interim concessions and was pleased to hear the Senior Steward's confirmation that further discussions with Jockey's representatives are in the process of being arranged".









SPRINT - Flaxman Holdings' ALDEBARAN improved his rating by three points to 123 following a dominating victory in Sunday's grade I Forego Handicap at Saratoga. The Bobby-Frankel trained five-year-old won his fifth stakes race of the year.

FILLY & MARE TURF - DIMITROVA, winner of the American Oaks this summer, moves back into the Top 10, tied for ninth place with L'ANCRESSE (IRE), CASUAL LOOK and BIEN NICOLE.

BESSEMER TRUST JUVENILE - Susan Magnier's ONE COOL CAT, trained by Aidan O'Brien, tops the first edition of the Bessemer Trust Juvenile Division rankings this year. One Cool Cat, a two-year-old son of Storm Cat, won last month's Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh in Ireland. The Robert Collet-trained WHIPPER, winner Sunday's Prix Morny at Deauville in France, is second in the division, followed by SILVER WAGON, who captured Saturday's grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.

JUVENILE FILLIES - Jean Louis Bouchard's MUCH FASTER (IRE) leads the first rankings of the Juvenile Fillies Division. Trained by Pascal Bary, Much Faster won four races in France before finishing second to Whipper in the Prix Morny. HALFBRIDLED, winner of Saturday's Del Mar Debutante, is rated second, followed by Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes-winner ASHADO and CARRY ON KATIE, who won the group 2 Lowther Stakes at York on August 21.


through Sept. 1, 2003


Rank* Name of Horse** Based
Trainer Rating

1 Candy Ride (ARG) USA
Ronald McAnally 126

2 Medaglia d'Oro USA
Robert Frankel 124

2T Mineshaft USA
Neil J. Howard 124

2T Moon Ballad (IRE) GB
Saeed bin Suroor 124

5 Empire Maker USA
Robert Frankel 123

5T Funny Cide USA
Barclay Tagg 123

5T Congaree USA
Bob Baffert 123

8 Ten Most Wanted USA
Wallace Dollase 122

9 Peace Rules USA
Robert Frankel 121

10 Volponi USA
Philip G. Johnson 119



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Alamshar (IRE) IRE
John M. Oxx 131

2 Sulamani (IRE) GB
Saeed bin Suroor 126

2T Falbrav (IRE) GB
Luca Cumani 126

4 Dalakhani (IRE) FR
Alain Royer Dupre 125

5 Nayef GB
Marcus Tregoning 123

5T Ange Gabriel (FR) FR
Eric Libaud 123

5T High Chaparral (IRE) IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 123

5T Storming Home USA
Neil D. Drysdale 123

9 Kris Kin GB
Sir Michael Stoute 122

10 Bollin Eric (GB) GB
Tim D. Easterby 121

10T Paolini (GER) GER
Andreas Wohler 121

10T Kaieteur GB
Brian Meeham 121



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Azeri USA
Laura De Seroux 124

2 Sightseek USA
Robert Frankel 120

3 Wild Spirit (CHI) USA
Robert Frankel 118

4 Bird Town USA
Nicholas P. Zito 117

4T Take Charge Lady USA
Kenneth G. McPeek 117

6 Elloluv USA
Craig Dollase 116

7 Got Koko USA
Bruce Headley 115

7T Spoken Fur USA
Robert Frankel 115

7T Island Fashion USA
Barclay Tagg 115

7T Lady Tak USA
Steven M. Asmussen 115



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Dubai Destination GB
Saeed bin Suroor 125

2 Zafeen (FR) GB
Mick Channon 124

2T Oasis Dream (GB) GB
John Gosden 124

4 Kalaman (IRE) GB
Sir Michael Stoute 122

5 Indian Haven (GB) GB
Paul D'Arcy 121

6 Special Ring USA
Julio C. Canani 120

7 Refuse to Bend (IRE) IRE
Dermot K. Weld 119

7T Domedriver (IRE) FR
Pascal Bary 119

9 Redattore (BRZ) USA
Richard E. Mandella 118

10 Six Perfections (FR) FR
Pascal Bary 117

10T Telegnosis (JPN) JPN
H. Sugiura 117



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Aldebaran USA
Robert Frankel 123

2 Shake You Down USA
Scott A. Lake 118

3 Beau's Town USA
Cole Norman 116

4 Valid Video USA
Dennis J. Manning 115

5 Posse USA
Steven M. Asmussen 114

5T Joey Franco USA
Darrell Vienna 114

5T Zavata USA
Patrick l. Biancone 114

5T Disturbingthepeace USA
Darrell Vienna 114

9 Midas Eyes USA
Robert Frankel 113

9T House Party USA
H. Allen Jerkens 113

9T Shine Again USA
H. Allen Jerkens 113



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Tates Creek USA
Robert Frankel 119

2 Vintage Tipple (IRE) IRE
Patrick Mullins 118

3 Dublino USA
Laura De Seroux 117

3T Voodoo Dancer USA
Christophe Clement 117

3T Bright Sky (IRE) FR
Elie Lellouche 117

3T Heat Haze (GB) USA
Robert J. Frankel 117

3T Islington (IRE) GB
Sir Michael Stoute 117

8 Ana Marie (FR) FR
Phillippe Demercastel 116

9 L'Ancresse (IRE) IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 115

9T Casual Look GB
Andrew M. Balding 115

9T Dimitrova IRE
Dermot K. Weld 115

9T Bien Nicole USA
Donnie K. VonHemel 115



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 One Cool Cat IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 119

2 Whipper FR
Robert Collet 117

3 Silver Wagon USA
Ralph Ziadie 116

3T Old Deuteronomy IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 116

5 Chapel Royal USA
Todd A. Pletcher 112

5T The Mighty Tiger IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 112

7 Balmont GB
Jeremy Noseda 111

8 Cuvee USA
Steven M. Asmusen 110

8T Perfect Moon USA
Melvin F. Stute 110

10 Limehouse USA
Todd A. Pletcher 108



Rank Name of Horse Based
Trainer Rating

1 Much Faster (IRE) FR
Pascal Bary 114

2 Halfbridled USA
Richard Mandella 113

3 Ashado USA
Todd A. Pletcher 112

3T Carry On Katie GB
Jeremy Noseda 112

5 Tizdubai USA
Eoin G. Harty 110

6 Be Gentle USA
D. Wayne Lukas 109

7 Whoopi Cat USA
Patrick L. Biancone 108

7T Feline Story USA
Stanley M. Hough 108

9 Necklace (GB) IRE
Aidan P. O'Brien 106

10 Unbridled Beauty USA
D. Wayne Lukas 105

*(T) next to a ranking indicates a tie.

**A country code follows a horse's name if that horse was born outside of the United States or Canada.

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