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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


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$500,000 yearling SUNDAY PRINCE finally won his maiden. The Sunday Break chestnut, previously owned by Jess Jackson (Curlin) won his maiden for $10K at Fort Erie yesterday by 7 lengths for Dan Defreitas and trainer Willie Armata...

8-YEAR-OLD gelding CHOREOGRAPHY won for Ted Knight for $4,750 claiming...

TWO wins for TYLER PIZARRO including one on maiden allowance fellow CHEERS MATE, a Langfuhr guy who went from Woodbine for Gus Schickedanz yesterday.

$33 AND $14 were the winning payoffs for the two winners for OWNER-TRAINER SUE STEPHENSON


Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

Bright N Golden 6 5 0 1 $50,578
Bad Boy Will 4 4 0 0 $32,868
Way to Run 8 3 3 1 $26,884
Disbelief 6 3 1 2 $31,680
Spirit to Run 10 3 1 1 $27,548
African Rainbow 5 3 1 0 $35,800
Krz n' Flashy 5 3 1 0 $29,328
Expect No Regret 6 3 1 0 $23,520
Explosive Greek 6 3 1 0 $20,598
High Thoughts Slew 3 3 0 0 $23,640
Asclipianoulla 4 3 0 0 $19,810


Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

Nicholas Gonzalez 79 16 19 9 $213,944
Donald C. MacRae 50 15 11 5 $142,809
Michael Newell 99 14 11 13 $135,976
John Simms 76 12 17 15 $139,818
Ashlee Brnjas 31 12 4 3 $84,673
Kevin Buttigieg 82 10 9 14 $108,089
Daniel Wills 45 9 5 8 $91,206
Lyle Morden 33 9 4 6 $76,814


Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

Chad Beckon 288 54 57 42 $656,327
Rui M. Pimentel 161 30 27 26 $338,052
Christopher Griffith 184 30 21 29 $347,040
Cory Clark 225 29 32 31 $356,703
David Garcia 125 28 20 12 $276,677
Kristopher Robinson 171 22 21 24 $261,247
Eddie Robinson 187 16 15 16 $194,014
Eldridge K. Lindsay 160 16 14 21 $206,257
Daniel J. David 65 14 9 9 $148,605



Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

Mark E. Casse 217 28 34 29 $2,405,327
Scott H. Fairlie 123 25 23 15 $963,460
Sid C. Attard 156 24 24 21 $1,338,386
Reade Baker 161 24 18 21 $1,382,287
Steven M. Asmussen 135 23 17 14 $1,386,454
Roger L. Attfield 121 21 13 24 $2,027,020
Michael J. Doyle 145 20 12 15 $863,711
Nicholas Gonzalez 98 20 12 12 $1,424,775
Robert P. Tiller 141 17 21 20 $1,027,054
Brian A. Lynch 51 17 8 6 $1,440,710
Terry Jordan 44 17 8 2 $676,364


Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

James McAleney 387 77 52 51 $4,000,555
Patrick Husbands 333 61 54 42 $3,810,473
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 415 58 47 51 $3,044,264
Emile Ramsammy 443 53 61 57 $2,880,191
Chantal Sutherland 386 53 47 57 $2,890,799
Emma-Jayne Wilson 439 52 54 67 $3,164,916
Tyler Pizarro 344 47 43 37 $2,175,867
David Clark 284 36 35 31 $2,321,905
Justin Stein 308 32 42 27 $1,532,757
Jono C. Jones 280 32 33 35 $2,721,021
Robert C. Landry 187 28 26 32 $1,892,510


ELEGANT CAS by Chapel Royal - Power Gem, Mutakddim won on the all weather at Wolverhampton ysterday for D. Gorton. The colt was making his 4th start and he was bred by Ron Clarkson in Ontario.

($80,000 2007 OBSAUG; $82,000 2006 KEENOV)



ACAI IEAH Stables Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. dk b/.c.3
ALAAZO Zayat Stables, LLC William I. Mott dk b/.c.3
AMPED Robert V. LaPenta Nicholas P. Zito b.c.3
ANAK NAKAL Four Roses Thoroughbreds Nicholas P. Zito dk b/.c.3
COAL PLAY Robert V. LaPenta Nicholas P. Zito b.c.3
COLONEL JOHN WinStar Farm Eoin G. Harty b.c.3
COOL COAL MAN Robert V. LaPenta Nicholas P. Zito b.c.3
COURT VISION IEAH Stables William I. Mott dk b/.c.3
DA' TARA Robert V. LaPenta Nicholas P. Zito dk b/.c.3
HARLEM ROCKER Stronach Stables Todd A. Pletcher gr/ro.c.3
MACHO AGAIN West Point Thoroughbreds Dallas Stewart gr/ro.c.3
MAMBO IN SEATTLE Mrs. William S. Kilroy Neil J. Howard b.c.3
MUSIC NOTE Godolphin Stable Saeed bin Suroor b.f.3
PYRO Ron Winchell Steven M. Asmussen dk b/.c.3
SOLITAIRE William L. Clifton, Jr. H. James Bond ch.g.3
TALE OF EKATI Charles E. Fipke Barclay Tagg b.c.3
TIZ NOW TIZ THEN Zabeel Racing International Eoin G. Harty dk b/.c.3
TIZBIG Long Bay Stable LLC H. Allen Jerkens b.c.3
TRES BORRACHOS C. Beau Greely C. Beau Greely b.g.3
YOU AND I FOREVER Edmund A. Gann William I. Mott b.c.3


Russell Baze gets whip fine again

A few months after his stunning whipping incident when a horse broke down in California, RUSSELL BAZE has a 4 day ban after he hit a horse 17 times in the SHERGAR CUP DASH at Ascot.

The 50-year-old was riding in a jockey all-star contest. His horse finished 6th in the race.

Stipendiary steward Colin Vickers explained the reasons for the ban.

"I went through all the rules with the jockeys before racing,” he said. “They all had time to ask me questions. This was too serious to ignore, and it wasn't just the frequency with which he hit the horse. He did not give the horse time to respond to the whip."

This is hot on the heels of JEREMY ROSE'S 3 month ban for his bizarre whipping of a horse in the face.

Also, Canadian jockey CHANTAL SUTHERLAND has been getting some press for her winning rides of late but she also has had 4 whip infractions this year alone and will have a 3-day suspension this week thanks to that 4th one, in the Breeders' Stakes.


Company removes racing videos from YOUTUBE, "COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT"

Just as horse racing needs new viewers and fans - it continues to b harder to do so.

In North America in recent weeks there have been numerous examples of groups of people trying to restrict the use, the availability etc. of people wanting to capture the beauty of the sport.

(see the Breeders' Cup recent contract for photographers who are not allowed to do anything with photos of the horse racing events after their one visit to the event)

Now Racing UK is following suit...

YouTube clampdown shows sport at its worst

RUK has forced YouTube to banish its horse racing content, and with it many shared memories
Greg Wood

As anyone who has used it will testify, the YouTube video-sharing website could almost have been designed with horse racing in mind. The average race is a self-contained, three-minute nugget, allowing users to flit from one to the next, as they wallow in nostalgia or catch up with the sport around the world.

Although it was founded less than four years ago, YouTube has already become an important resource for many racing fans. Until last week, anyway. Visit the site this morning and you will find that many of the most popular videos have been removed.

If you want to relieve the Cheltenham Gold Cup victories of Desert Orchid, Kauto Star or Denman, New Approach's Derby or even Lester Piggott winning at Epsom on Never Say Die in 1954, expect instead to discover a message saying: "This video has been removed due to terms of use violation."

All that racing heritage, which includes so many shared memories and moments that encapsulate why we all love the sport, has been snuffed out and the major culprit appears to be Racing UK, the satellite channel that covers around half of Britain's racecourses.

Claiming that its copyright has been infringed, RUK has apparently forced YouTube to banish much of its British-based racing content, possibly never to return.

In strict legal terms, RUK is within its rights. In every other sense, though, their action stinks of the kind of narrow-minded factionalism that many had hoped was slowly becoming a thing of the past. Its executives don't seem to give a stuff about the wider interests of the sport or its followers, so long as they defend their own little patch of turf.

It is not as if there is any great intrinsic value in videos of past races. It is live coverage that has a real worth, since it drives betting revenue. Even as a tool for form study, its value decreases rapidly, though RUK's main rival, At The Races, has the common sense to appreciate that a free archive of all their action is a useful way to keep people interested, and therefore watching and betting.

RUK, on the other hand, prefers to sell past races for 20p a time via the Racing Post's (otherwise excellent) website, another example of a greedy, short-term attitude.

A similar sort of reasoning led the British Horseracing Board (as it then was) into its disastrous and humiliating attempt to charge newspapers for racecards a few years ago. The lesson of that debacle, surely, was that the information punters need to keep them interested should be as widely and freely available as possible.

The internet disseminates information powerfully and efficiently, yet the knee-jerk reaction from some senior executives is to opt for censorship instead and the whole sport suffers as a result.

Maybe they will finally get it 20 years after everyone else. Perhaps some of them will never get it at all. But since the British Horseracing Authority - the new administrator for the modern age - is currently in the process of overhauling its website, there may be at least a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

There is very little on the BHA's site at the moment to convey the excitement of the sport, but those in charge of the redesign seem hopeful that footage of major races at least will be released for use on the new site, in the wider interests of the sport. A "Top 100" archive of some of the greatest moments in British racing history would also be a popular feature.

For the moment, though, YouTube racing junkies may have to look abroad for their fix, and thankfully races like Secretariat's Belmont Stakes, Cigar's Breeder's Cup Classic and the Triple Crown series between Affirmed and Alysheba stand plenty of viewing.

National association to review Saskatoon chuckwagon accident

Kevin Mitchell, Saskatchewan News Network

SASKATOON -- A review is planned after a weekend of chuckwagon carnage left several horses dead at Saskatoon's Marquis Downs.

The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association said Monday that a joint review of their ill-fated stop in Saskatoon will be conducted with Prairieland Park.

Driver Ray Mitsuing claimed Sunday that one pull horse and seven outriding horses perished in a series of mishaps during the four-day Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association event. A source confirmed Mitsuing's eight-count Monday, though champion Gary Gorst said he heard there were four deaths. The CPCA says it has no idea how many were killed, as drivers and teams went their separate ways Sunday and Monday after racing ended.

No matter how you cut it, the weekend death-toll is freakishly huge, even in a sport that regularly draws the ire of animals-rights activists who want it banished.



  • At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Cangamble said…

    I wasn't aware they were taking racing videos off youtube. CDI still has their racing channel up there with thousands of races. Party Manners has the classics, over 700 videos. Great races.


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