Wednesday, 30 November 2011

RACING POST WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30th 2011 PRICEWISE, TOM '.Punters Champion' SEGAL BETTING SPECIAL

RACING POST WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011


TODAY'S CARDS: Catterick, Hereford, Uttoxeter and Kempton Park. Dam of Guineas favourite goes for 2.4million gns at Tatts ...page 16



PRICEWISE "CAN KAUTO STAR MAKE A CHRISTMAS FAIRYTALE  COME TRUE?


LEE MOTTERSHEAD "Henderson I can't see past my LONG RUN - although KAUTO'S the one we fear."
"Henderson made clear his huge respect for four-time King George hero KAUTO STAR while talking up the prospect of his own champion landing back-to-back victories in the Boxing Day classic, for which the sponsors and Coral make him 13-8 favourite."

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

RACING POST TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29th 2011 BHA CHAIRMAN PAUL ROY'S BLOODHORSE ILLITERCY TAKING ITS TOLE ON BRITISH HORSERACING. ONLINE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

THE RACING POST TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th to SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011

GRAHAM GREEN "DEFIANT CHAIRMAN ROY insists he will complete term at BHA.
"BHA chairman Paul Roy said yesterday that he intends to continue in the job for the remaining 15 months of his second term of office, dismissing speculation that he is preparing to throw in the towl.

"Roy remains a controversial (Bloodhorse Illiterate) figure, with the untimely introduction of the new (Bloodhorse Illiterate) whip rules five days before Champions Day the latest miscalculations on his watch, but while suspecting that a campaign is being conducted against him, he is adamant that quitting has not crossed his mind.

"There's absolutely no truth in any rumour that I'm standing down as chairman," he said. "I've got another 15 months to serve and it is certainly my intention to see it through to the end. I believe my board and racing's stakeholders also want me to serve out my term, and I've heard absolutely nothing to the contrary."

"The idea that Roy was planning to stand down after incoming BHA chief executive Paul Bittar takes up his duties in January has gathered momentum in recent weeks, with several recent critical press articles providing further grist for the rumour mill.

"Since Roy took on the chairman's role in 2007, racing twice backed the wrong runner in the Tote sale process, while it suffered defeat over the issue of whether the heaviest exchange users should be made to pay levy.

"The fixture list has been dogged by delays for the past two years, much to the chagrin of racing charities who depend on diary and calendar sales.
"Also, the departure of BHA head of communications Paul Struthers this month was widely interpreted as the BHA finding a scapegoat for the PR disaster surrounding its handling of the whip issue.

"Roy added: "I don't know, there is some kind of orchestrated stuff going on out there, but whatever the rumours are this is the first I have heard of them."




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Monday, 28 November 2011

RACING POST MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th 2011 LEGEND OAKSEY'S CARRUTHERS HENNESSY DELIGHT

RACING POST MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011

TODAY'S CARDS  Ffos Las, Wolverhampton, Folkestone.
Star miler EXCELEBRATION to join O'Brien. Page 11.



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Packed with all the key horses from more than 20 stables in Britain and Ireland Pullout centre pages.
DON'T MISS THIS, ONE TO EXPLORE FOR YOUR RACING FILE.  

ANDREW SCUTTS "Legend Oaksey's Hennessy delight as CARRUTHERS lands the Hennessy last Saturday partnered by MATTIE BATCHELOR. The Newbury

Saturday, 26 November 2011

RACING POST SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th 2011 DAY THREE OF NEWBURY'S HENNESSY MEETING

RACING POST SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st TO SUNDAY 27th

Please use this link for today's racing info
http://turfcallmorningline.blogspot.com
ANOTHER GREAT SATURDAY IN THE RACING POST
Just look at the stars competing today for the top races …

TODAY'S CARDS Newbury, Newcastle, Bangor, Towcester, Wolverhampton, Gowran Park and Japan Cup.

ALASTAIR DOWN brings us ‘Why Roy’s time is up’.



Post columnist DAVID PIPE hitting form big time. Out for more Saturday success  in the Hennessy with Paddy Power hero GREAT ENDEVOUR ----- 

Friday, 25 November 2011

RACING POST NOVEMBER 25th 2011 DAY TWO OF NEWBURY'S HENNESSY MEETING

RACING POST FRIDAY NOVEMBER  25th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st to SUNDAY 27th 2011

TODAY'S CARDS:  Newbury, Musselburgh, Doncaster, Wolverhampton and Dundalk

RP (Thursday November 24th 2011)
 "DOWNWARD SPIRAL, what can be done to tackle the dwindling number of runners in novice chases?"BHA considers radical cure for novice chasers' problem.
"BRUCE JACKSON  looks at the high number of small fields in novice chases'
and investigates what plans are afoot to tackle the issues.
"EVERYBODY from the BHA to bookmakers are agreed that something
needs to be done to overcome levy-damaging small fields in novice-chases
and it could soon be time for something radical."

J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
Dangerous indeed for BHA bloodhorse illiterate people to attempt a 'radical cure'
on what they see to be 'novice chaser' shortage.

BHA need to seek the guidance of Group 1 status licensed jumps trainers' to name just a few here eg:

What stepping stones did Henrietta Knight choose in the early days with BEST MATE? And at present with SOTHERBY? Did she find it difficult to find suitable novice chase races?

What stepping stones did Paul Nicholls choose in the early days for KEATO STAR?

What stepping stones did Nicky Henderson choose in the early days for LONG RUN?

What stepping stones does Jonjo O'Neill choose in the early days for his novice chasers ?

What stepping stones does Ferdy Murphy choose in the early days for his novice chasers?

What novice chase races are available at present for all licensed jumps trainers of Group 1 status?'

What novice chases' do BHA provide at present for novice chasers' to ensure that these young horses have the chance to start out safely, and to gain the right kind of race experience .... 

"There will no longer be top chasers' if bloodhorse illiterate BHA authority are bent on taking what they term as 'radical cure' over novice chases.....

It wasn't long ago that Jonjo O'Neill and Paul Nicholls requested that the BHA remove a fence on a racecourse that was causing falls. How did the BHA respond to their request?  BHA ignored their plea. 


NEWBURY RESULT GPG Novices' Chase (RP 24.11.2011)
GRANDS CRUS (FR) 6 11-9 partner TOM SCUDAMORE handler presenter EMMA CARROW trainer David Pipe for Roger Stanley and Yvonne Reynolds. Breeder Jean-Marie Prost. 2-7f from SONOFVIC 6-1.
GRANDS CRUS tackled the 18 big fences over the 3m, up with the pace throughout. Tracked VIKING BLOND to take it up 4 fences out, SONOFVIC in close attendance his jumping erratic,
finished 2 lengths off winner. These two drew 13 lengths clear of VIKING BLOND and ALFIE SPINNER . 4 ran.  

Thursday, 24 November 2011

RACING POST THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th 2011 DAY ONE NEWBURY THREE DAY HENNESSY MEETING


RACING POST THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY 21st TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th 2011

TODAY'S CARDS: Newbury, Taunton, Uttoxeter, Kempton Park and Thurles.


DAY ONE OF THE THREE DAY HENNESSY MEETING AT NEWBURY

Today's Horse Racing Cards
GRAND CRUS TOPS BILL ON DAY ONE
Second outing over the big fences, following winning debut at Cheltenham
two weeks ago. Learning curve second run, what will he make of the big Newbury fences, and how will he manage them at racing pace? 

GRAND CRUS (FR) 6 11-9  partner  TOM SCUDAMORE

GRAHAM DENCH "PIPE ACE out to make it two out of two over fences as Newbury's Hennessy meeting gets underway .... As Pipe sets sights on RSA Chase challenge 2.10 Novices' Chase over 3m Winner £13,668  (Live RUK)


USE THIS RACING POST LINK TO HELP YOU PICK THE HORSES THAT YOU BELIEVE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING AT NEWBURY OVER THESE NEXT THREE DAYS http://www.racingpost.com/


HENNESSY ENTRIES GOLD CUP CHASE 3.10 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th

NEWBURY RACECOURSE
http://www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk/ 



JON LEES  "Struthers leaves BHA media void until 2012.
"The BHA will be without a head of communications until well into

2012 because of the need for incoming chief executive Paul Bittar

to be included in the process to decide who will replace Paul Struthers

who's sudden departure was announced last Friday.


"Struthers, who took on his latest role after the retirement of PR director

 Jon Ryan, appeared to have been made the scapegoat for the PR disaster

surrounding the BHA's handling of the new whip rules. His departure was

announced shortly after it is understood he had been informed that he no

longer enjoyed the confidence of BHA executive directors Jamie Stier,

Tim Morris, Paul Scotney and Ruth Quinn.

" It is vitally important the BHA has somebody who can help the organisation

speak to the media."



J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
BITTAR he'll be 1-100 on then to be bloodhorse illiterate, the same as Nic Coward.

That is acceptable then is it to the powers that be at 75 High Holborn London?

Bittar to pick up the reins from where Nic Coward left off. But still no sign of

a bloodhorse literate whip review? How much longer is it going to take the BHA

to get around to consider that their  licensed riders' do have rights as well as

everyone else. Human rights, as do the horses. Looks like there is a need for the BHA to have

more than just one such person for this job - if it is to be done properly.
A bloodhorse literate PR and a bloodhorse illiterate PR


 
IN TOMORROW'S RACING POST    GREAT NEWBURY GUIDE
"Cheltenham festival winner BOBS WORTH is the star name on a cracking card - we've
 got the best bets.


JULIAN MUSCAT "TIM VAUGHAN INTERVIEW
"The trainer who is chasing Hennessy glory with BESHABAR ....


"MUD MUD GLORIOUS MUD
"JAMES PYMAN names 25 horses to keep an eye on when the rain comes and the ground
softens."

TOM (Pricewise) SEGAL  The punters champion.  What has Tom got up his sleeve for Newbury over the next three day's?

WATCH C4 MORNING LINE ON SATURDAY ( 8am to 9am) TO GET KEY NEWS ON THE FEATURE RACE THE HENNESSY GOLD CUP.

C4 TANYA (The punters champion) STEVENSON what has Tanya got up her sleeve for Newbury on Saturday?


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HORSERACING A UNIQUE AND REMARKABLE SPORT



Wednesday, 23 November 2011

RACING POST WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd 2011. £90m PROMISED FROM TOTE SALE PROBLEM

THE RACING POST WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th 2011

TODAY'S CARDS Wetherby, Lingfield Park, Fontwell, Kempton Park and Cork.

JON LEES  "And the wait goes on .... Racing has yet to see any of the £90m it was promised 

from tote sale. It could be as late as 2020 before the last instalment is finally delivered.
State-aid rules mean charities will be ones to benefit rather than prize-money."

"ROY STILL IN THE DARK OVER HOW RACING CAN USE TOTE PROCEEDS"

NEWS
TOTE SALE TIMELINE SINCE 2000
"Feb 2000 Labour government announces intention to sell Tote to racing.

"Late 2004 Bill passed to allow sale of Tote to racing.

"Sep 2006 Racing consortium's initial offer of £400 million is rejected.

"Mar 2008 Government commitment 'to make available to racing half the
net proceeds of any open market sale of the Tote."

"Oct 2009 Surprise announcement by prime minister Gordon Brown that Tote would figure in sale of government assets, forecast to raise £16 billion over next two years. Government sets March 2011 as completion date for sale.

"Sep 2010  Minister for gambling John Penrose  says government now preparing to launch 'an open market process' to resolve future of Tote in late autumn and will update House of Commons "early in the new year."

"Jan 31, 2011 Government  says 18 indicative proposals  received, and 'selected number of parties' invited to advance to next stage.

"Mar 1, 2011  Penrose (below) tells Commons. "Given the current state of the national finances, I am afraid it will be extremely hard, or completely impossible , in my view, to argue that we should do more than a 50-50 split (of net proceeds between government and racing)."

"April 11, 2011 Race whittled down to two runners Betfred and Sports Investment Partners.

"June 3, 2011 Betfred win bid; £265m headline value, £180m net to be split 50-59 between Treasury and racing.

"Mar 2012 First instalment of the proceeds from the sale of the Tote promised to racing  expected to have been paid

"2020 Final instalment of racing's  £90m to be paid."

GRAHAM GREEN "MYSTERY AS BHA DELAYS CORRUPTION RESULTS
"JOCKEYS Paul Doe, Greg Fairley, Kirsty Milczarek, Jimmy Quinn and rider-turned-trainer Paul Fitzsimons along with eight others-will have to wait another three weeks before discovering their fate after plans to announce the outcome of racing's latest corruption inquiry were aborted by the BHA's disciplinary  panel yesterday.


"The 13 individuals facing charges, together with the legal teams, had been invited to the BHA's London headquarters in the expectation of getting the verdicts before the hearing was called off without any explanation being proffered.


"Instead the panel met in private and, while the nature of their discussions is not known, it was later revealed the inquiry results would not be made available until December 14.


"Mystery surrounds the cause of the delay, not least as the BHA on Monday was anticipating that the written reasons for the panel's decision, along with penalties, would be released yesterday after those that are found guilty had the opportunity of mitigation.


"Although the charges were filed in May, the inquiry did not commence until October 19 and ended on November 3."

J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
Sad to read this,  young ones careers blighted by cruel bloodhorse illiterate authority. Not given the chance to learn properly in the first place. An outdated authority who prefer to condemn, rather than guide.


 

Monday, 21 November 2011

RACING POST TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2011 HOWARD WRIGHT CONTINUED

RACING POST TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY 21st TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th 2011


RACING POST  HOWARD WRIGHT
(Racing Post Friday November 18th 2011)

"TRUST IS  KEY TO FRUITFUL UNION OF RACING'S PARTNERS

HOWARD WRIGHT
"RIGHT, the next levy scheme deal has been done, the whip furore is on simmer and the 2012 fixture list out. What now?


"While the jump season takes over from where the last glitter Flat term left off, there are a number of items of unfinished business on the administrative side.


"Of primary importance is the need to sort out British racing's structure for the foreseeable future.
"Since Nic Coward quit the BHA to return to what seemed for him the more comfortable world of football at the back end of March, the topic has generated as much noise as a Trappist monk's latest single and as little light as a condemned man's cell.

 HW "Only the framework of a tripartite arrangement that Coward left behind has been exposed publically. The BHA will be responsible for regulation and integrity and eliments of quality control.

J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
NOTED over the last five decades the powers that be (JC) (BHB) and now the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have all been weighted heavily against bloodhorse literacy by the bloodhorse illiterate. The grim shadows within these corridor's of power, their draconian attitude has spelled out loud and clear bloodhorse literacy is not to be recognised within British horseracing. Any and all who show signs of having achieved bloodhorse literacy to be severely punished.  


HW "The Racecourses Group will pick up commercial matters, including negotiation of the levy or its replacement.

JMC Racecourse Group need to start to pick up the pieces over their bloodhorse illiterate neglect. But will they deal with the safety issues on raceday's? Where within this racecourse group are there any top proven horsemen to handle things on raceday's? To ensure that the horses, their minders and their riders are safe, and have facilities in tune with their needs whilst on a racecourse?   


HW "The Horsemen's Group will look after horsemen's matters. If the devil is in the detail, a bag full of invisible horned creatures must be putting flesh on these bare bones.

JMC NOTED as stated there are eight people named on the Horseman's Group Board six of these are Bloodhorse Illiterate. There is only KEVIN DARLEY  of these eight who have achieved Bloodhorse Literacy at the highest level (Group 1) (World Wide)

Kevin Darley "Bloodhorse Literate"
Rating (Group 1) (Worldwide)
Representing the Professional Jockeys Association

Paul Dixon - Chairman "Bloodhorse Illiterate"

Bob Scott Non-Executive Director 'Bloodhorse Illiterate'

Rupert Arnold " Bloodhorse Literate"  Rating?
Representing the National Trainers Federation

Louise Kemble  "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Breeders Association

Jim Cornelius "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Association of Stable Staff

Michael Harris "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Racehorse Owners Association

Alan Morcombe - Chief Executive " Bloodhorse Illiterate"
http://www.horsemensgroup.co.uk/board.html 
J M C The imbalance here is obvious seven against one. Seven bloodhorse illiterate to one bloodhorse literate. How can this present Group said to be acting for the supposed Horsemen's Group ever carry out any work needed in this regard at all, if all bar one are bloodhorse illiterate?

What is the intended relationship between BHA regulation, licensing and disciplinary to the Horsemen's Group? Bloodhorse Literate? or Bloodhorse Illiterate? At present the BHA is being run by mainly bloodhorse illiterate people, as is the same within the Horsemen Group.
HW "Racecourse Association chief executive Stephen Atkin has been manfully juggling this ball, I'm told, while keeping two other spherical objects - the levy and the fixture list-in the air.

JMC  Stephen Atkin is another holding a key position for racecourses whilst being  bloodhorse illiterate himself. No minding as to key issues relating to racehorse safety issues and the general public. So scant chance of any understanding relating to their key ingredient the horses, their minders and their riders needs on raceday's here ......


HW "I'm reliably informed that elements of the HG have also been engaged in some head- scratching, while putting rather more effort into prize-money and tariffs.

JMC Head-scratching? Hardly surprising, how can seven bloodhorse illiterate men tackle any bloodhorse literate issues at all?



HW "It's time for racecourses and horsemen to apply some extra elbow grease and start polishing up their ideas, both individually and collectively, since constitutions have to be agreed for both parties.

JMC  Surely The Horseman's Group needs to be able to interact fully with the BHA regulation, licensing and disciplinary, and the racecourses on all bloodhorse literate issues. Of course this is impossible at present due to the fact that the Horseman's Group all bar Kevin Darley are bloodhorse illiterate.

HW "The RCA has the makings of an appropriate structure, but given  fair clout in a commercial environment to members who have previously acted within a trade association will not be easy.


HW "The HG has no such equivalent; its structure is probably written on one sheet of paper, with little provision for representation over such matters as electing officers. In theory the horsemen start with virtually a blank canvas, but who can command overall respect to persuade the collective to paint a proper picture?

JMC  The Horseman's Group make up as it stand at present can never function in any way over bloodhorse literate horsemanship issues. Who has been responsible for gathering together such an unsuitable number of bloodhorse illiterate people?



HW  "In theory the horsemen start with virtually a blank canvas, but who can command overall respect to persuade the collective to paint a proper picture?

JMC  KEVIN DARLEY needs to choose his own team of eight or more to properly secure a sound and an accurate bloodhorse literate horseman's group. For the direct purpose to enable, to interact fully between any and all other authorities, BHA RCA .....on all British horsemenship issues.


HW "Yet this is only half the story. The big test will emerge when the racecourses and the horsemen come to set down the relationship by which they will co-exist for the good of racing in general.

JMC  The Horsemen's Group need to be a Horseman's Group, a Bloodhorse Literate Horsemen's Group, of Group 1 status.


HW "Trusting is not a word that immediately comes to mind when seeking to describe relations so far, although evidence of a better spirit has been noted, as the horsemen steer away from the 'bully in the playground' style of the early days.

JMC  It can be seen in all walks of life when people or animals are abused and misunderstood the effect a downward spiral can kick in as a result.


HW "But trust will be needed if a sensible and successful negotiating balance is to be achieved between the partners."

JMC ( Group 1) Bloodhorse literacy has to be allowed to play its true part.


END

RACING POST MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st 2011 HOWARD WRIGHT WHAT NOW?

RACING POST MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st 2011
WEEK MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th 2011
TODAY'S CARDS Kempton Park, Ludlow and Ffos Las
RACING POST  HOWARD WRIGHT
(Racing Post Friday November 18th 2011)
"TRUST IS  KEY TO FRUITFUL UNION OF RACING'S PARTNERS
 HOWARD WRIGHT
"RIGHT, the next levy scheme deal has been done, the whip furore is on simmer and the 2012 fixture list out. What now?

"While the jump season takes over from where the last glitter Flat term left off, there are a number of items of unfinished business on the administrative side.

"Of primary importance is the need to sort out British racing's structure
 for the foreseeable future .....

"Since Nic Coward quit the BHA to return to what seemed for him the more comfortable world of football at the back end of March, the topic has generated as much noise as a Trappist monk's latest single and as little light as a condemned man's cell.

"The Horsemen's Group will look after horsemen's matters. If the devil is in the detail, a bag full of invisible horned creatures must be putting flesh on these bare bones.

JMC TURFCALL
NOTED as stated there are eight people named on the Horseman's Group Board six of these are Bloodhorse Illiterate. There is only KEVIN DARLEY of these eight who have achieved Bloodhorse Literacy at the highest level.
(Group 1)  (Worldwide)

Paul Dixon - Chairman "Bloodhorse Illiterate"


Bob Scott 'Bloodhorse Illiterate'
Non-Executive Director

Rupert Arnold " Bloodhorse Literate"  Rating?
Representing the National Trainers Federation

Louise Kemble  "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Breeders Association

Kevin Darley "Bloodhorse Literate"
Rating (Group 1)(Worldwide)
Representing the Professional Jockeys Association

Jim Cornelius "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Association of Stable Staff

Michael Harris "Bloodhorse Illiterate"
Representing the Racehorse Owners Association

Alan Morcombe - Chief Executive " Bloodhorse Illiterate"
http://www.horsemensgroup.co.uk/board.html  

JMC The imbalance here is obvious seven against one. How can this present Group said to be acting for the supposed Horsemen ever carry out any work needed in this regard at all, if all bar one are Bloodhorse Illiterate?


HW   The Racecourses Group will pick up commercial matters, including negotiation of the levy or its replacement.
JMC  But will they deal with the safety issues on racedays? Where within this racecourse group are there any top proven horsemen to handle things on race days? To ensure that the horses, their minders and their riders are safe, and have facilities intune with their needs whilst on a racecourse?

HW  "Racecourse Association chief executive Stephen Atkin has been manfully juggling this ball, I'm told, while keeping two other spherical objects - the levy and the fixture list-in -the -air."
JMC Stephen Atkin is 'Bloodhorse Illiterate' so scant chance of any understanding relating to  their key ingredient the horses and their minders and riders needs on raceday's here ....

*
HW "I'm reliably informed that elements of the HG have also been engaged in some head- scratching, while putting rather more effort into prize-money and tariffs.
JMC Head scratching? Hardly surprising how can seven bloodhorse illiterate men tackle any bloodhorse literate issues at all?  


HW "It's time for racecourses and horsemen to apply some extra elbow grease and start polishing up their ideas, both individually and collectively, since constitutions have to be agreed for both parties.


HOWARD WRIGHT RACING POST

"The RCA has the makings of an appropriate structure, but given  fair clout in a commercial environment to members who have previously acted within a trade association will not be easy.


"The HG has no such equivalent; its structure is probably written on one sheet of paper, with little provision for representation over such matters as electing officers. In theory the horsemen start with virtually a blank canvas, but who can command overall respect to persuade the collective to paint a proper picture?

"Yet this is only half the story. The big test will emerge when the racecourses and the horsemen come to set down the relationship by which they will co-exist for the good of racing in general.


"Trusting is not a word that immediately comes to mind when seeking to describe relations so far, although evidence of a better spirit has been noted, as the horsemen steer away from the 'bully in the playground' style of the early days.

"But trust will be needed if a sensible and successful negotiating balance is to be achieved between the partners."

END



BRITISH RACECOURSE ASSOCIATION



J MARGARET CLARKE  TURFCALL
"Of primary importance is the need to sort out British racing's structure for the foreseeable future






Sunday, 20 November 2011

SUNDAY RACING POST NOVEMBER 20th 2011 HAYDOCK PARK ERUPTS AS KAUTU STAR TAKES THE BETFAIR CHASE IN GLORIOUS STYLE

RACING POST SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY 14th TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2011


TODAY'S CARDS Punchestown, Exeter and Towcester

STAR STRUCK "Ecstatic scenes at Haydock as legend KAUTO STAR bounces back to his sensational best.
TOM O'RYAN reports on a Betfair Chase that will long be remembered.
"Haydock erupted just after 3.12pm yesterday. In scenes of jubilation and undiluted celebration among racegoers seldom witnessed outside of Cheltenham and Aintree, one of the greatest heavyweight chasers of this or any other generation was treated to the sort of emotional reception which stirs the heart, quickens the pulse and provides a sharp reminder of why battle-hardened stars of the jumping game command so much affection and admiration.

"KAUTO STAR may be in the autumn of his career, but he shone like a primetime performer when winning his fourth Betfair Chase, comprehensively turning the tables on LONG RUN, who had beaten him into third in last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup.  Cheered in the parade ring, cheered going down and cheered coming back, the ultra-popular 11-year- old jumped like a stag  for RUBY WALSH .... it was stirring stuff."



RICHARD HANNON "Every time you have a good year you don't want to stop-especially if the two-year -olds are nice."
"The champion trainer, enjoying another golden autumn in his 41-year career, talks to JULIAN MUSCAT.


RPSUNDAY "THE BEST READ IN RACING STARTS PAGE 17."


WILLIE MULLINS "The champion Irish trainer gives his exclusive views on his runners for today's big meeting at Punchestown, including former festival hero THOUSAND STARS in the 2.10 featured Morgiana Hurdle."


Friday, 18 November 2011

C4 THE MORNING LINE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th 2011 7.55am to 8.55am

RACING POST SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY 14th TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2011
Please use this link for Today's Morning Line

http://turfcallmorningline.blogspot.com/2011/11/c4-morning-line-saturday-november-19th.html

“IT’S BEEN TOO LONG  but the wait is over as last season’s sensational Gold Cup and King George hero LONG RUN makes his comeback in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, live on C4
“AND KAUTO’S BACK TOO  taking on the new champ is the old king KAUTO STAR , bidding for more big-race glory in the twilight of a astounding  career, plus brilliant stablemate MASTER MINDED tops the bill on a great card at Ascot.
PRICEWISE Saturdays king TOM SEGAL in action as the worlds leading tipping service picks out the value TV bets with six top races live on C4 from Ascot and Haydock .”
DAVID PIPE  “After  flagging up last Saturday’s big-race winner, the top trainer guides you through his hopes today in this brilliant ne column, plus words of wisdom from ALASTAIR DOWN .”
“BRILLIANT MOBILE APP BET OFFER money back if your horse finishes second to LONG RUN.


TODAY’S BIG TALKING POINT
“RODNEY MASTERS welcomes the reappearance of LONG RUN in a race to savour.
“THE YOUNG KING RETURNS WITH THE JUMPING WORLD
 AT HIS FEET ....
“BEFORE we had a chance to clear our throats to voice a view, one talking point theorising about Cheltenham Gold Cup winner LONG RUN’S level of match fitness for his return in today’s £200,000 Betfair Chase was emphatically thrown back in our faces by a posse of his stablemates.

“Of Nicky Henderson’s five winners spread across Ascot and Haydock yesterday, four were making their first appearance of the season. Up until recently, Henderson’s horses had been needing their initial run. Then, little more than three weeks ago, rain arrived in sufficient quantity across west Berkshire for his team to work for the first time this winter on his privately owned superb grass gallops alongside the Faringdon Road. That was instrumental in honing race fitness.
“Three of LONG RUN’S rivals in today’s showcase race have had the benefit of a lung-opener, with WEIRD AL and TIME FOR RUPERT  finishing first and second  in the Charlie Hall Chase last month, with PURE FAITH  - who can be backed at 100-1 – was second to ALBERTAS RUN  at Aintree four weeks ago ....


COMING UP IN THE RACING POST

TOMORROW

“Best guides to a big day’s racing at Punchestown

“I don’t know what all the fuss is about. When the day comes, all that will change is the name on the license – and that will still say R Hannon.”



“The champion trainer talks to Julian Muscat about his career, his health and his future in a facinating  RPSUNDAY interview. “ Don’t miss it, be sure to get your Racing Post on Sunday morning.



MONDAY

“SAM TWISTON- DAVIES

“Our great new columnist on a week of ups and downs in the saddle and out of it.”

“PLUS  Nicky Henderson’s Stable Tour Special.”



TUESDAY BRILLIANT BULA

“ As BIG BUCKS  bids to break the duel champion hurdler’s record on consecutive wins  we take a close look back at the great BULA’S career.”


WEDNESDAY “Our writers select their favourite  Hennessy moments.

“THURSDAY Brilliant interview with David Johnson.”

"FRIDAY  Tim Vaughan talks about BESHABAR and much more in another great interview.”


SATURDAY “Pricewise and David Pipe head our team of writers, experts and tipsters in a Hennessy Day Special.”


PACING POST – BE IN THE KNOW
“Perhaps oddly, however, the two horses who follow LONG RUN in the market are also without a race run – DIAMOND HARRY who missed Wetherby due to lameness and so has not run since winning the Hennessy last year, and the living legend that is KAUTO STAR ….