Thursday, 31 May 2012

RACING POST FRIDAY JUNE 1 2012. HEARTS WILL BE RACING THIS AFTERNOON AT THE INVESTIC OAKS EPSOM DOWNS


RACING POST FRIDAY JUNE 1st 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 28th TO SUNDAY JUNE 3rd 2012

INVESTIC OAKS DAY EPSOM DOWNS

PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd 


REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/results/home.sd?r_date=2012-05-31


TODAY'S EPSOM OAKS CARD SHOWING ALL RACES
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/meeting_of_cards.sd?crs_id=17&r_date=2012-06-01


EPSOM OAKS RUNNERS AND RIDERS OFF AS 4.05pm



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Hearts will be racing at Epsom today

INVESTIC OAKS

WHO'LL BE EPSOM QUEEN?




BBC 2 SHOW THESE FIVE RACES LIVE
1.40. 2.15. 2.50. 3.25. 4.05

EPSOM DOWNS Flat Turf
4.05 Investec Oaks (Group 1)  (Fillies) (Class 1) for three year old fillies) over 1m4f winner £207,842.25
WIN:

ALASTAIR DOWN talks to Lady Lloyd-Webber, who is hoping for Classic glory  with
THE FUGUE as well as having a family interest with VOW.
(Racing Post Thursday May 31st 2012)

"RIGHT at the beginning of the 1990's Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber put much thought and plenty of action into founding a couple of parallel dynasties.


"In the space of a few years they had three foundation children and found four foundation mares for their hugely successful Watership Down Stud , which has a major chance of taking the Investic Oaks with THE FUGUE.


Madeleine says "Having a filly like THE FUGUE in the Oaks is a bit like having an Oscar nomination. We are hugely excited and,  if we weren't, then we might as well pack up and go home. In racing terms, Friday's race is a lot of what the last 20 years has been about."
"My one big worry is I bought my mum a Highclere share in VOW for her birthday and I am not entirely sure about celebrating with her if VOW beats us!"



THE FUGUE is trained by the JOHN GOSDEN TEAM in Newmarket

William Buick

THE FUGUE


17 May 2012 | Racingpost.com Report: York, Wednesday

Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (Group 2) 1m2½f, 3yo fillies


Fugue Maybe able to turn the tables

Thu, 31 May 2012
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The Fugue bids to reverse the 1000 Guineas form with Maybe when she lines up in the Investetc Oaks at Epsom today.




THE WATERSHIP DOWN JOIN UP CONNECTION
TEAM LLOYD - WEBBER
Simon Marsh
Charlie Gordon-Watson

Malcolm Bastard
Madeleine  "Our youngsters are tutored and ridden away by Malcolm Bastards, and I remember he said  THE FUGUE moved well and 'never seems to touch the ground'.

John Gosden


THE FUGUE

br f  Dansili (by Danehill)   - Twyla Tharp (by Sadler's Wells)


Dansili (GB)--Twyla Tharp (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

Dansili (GB) fee  £75,000.00
16-y-o  b horse by Danehill (USA) dam Hasili (IRE) (Kahyasi (GB)




Wednesday, 30 May 2012

RACING POST THURSDAY MAY 31st 2012. THE INVESTIC OAKS AND DERBY MEETING 2012 STARTS AT EPSOM TOMORROW DON'T MISS IT.


REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS

PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd 


PREVIEW EPSOM OAKS CARD FOR TOMORROW
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd?r_date=2012-06-01



IN THE POST TODAY

"DREAMING OF CLASSIC GLORY
Alastair Down meets up with Madeleine Lloyd - Webber at home, owner of Oaks favourite THE FUGUE

"IT'S A SCORCHER There's a midweek treat at Sandown tonight when  the Queen's colt CARLTON HOUSE tops the bill.

SANDOWN PARK Turf Flat
7.55 Betfair Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) for 4yo's+ over 1m2f
Winner £31,190.50
WIN:


What value bets has PRICEWISE managed to find for the next few days?
HOW TO READ THE CARD page 30 KEY TO THE CARD
HOW TO READ Postdate page 30
HOW TO READ THE FORM page 46

FRANKIE DETTORI "I've been a good soldier for 18 years, I'm not ready to quit yet, I'll ride for another five years." .
Riding at the very top of his profession, Frankie has achieved true professional bloodhorse literacy at the highest level on the world's horseracing stage in his own right. He has put up with all the bloodhorse illiterate abuse burdened upon him. eg Partnering THREAT a two year old colt having his debut run at Goodwood for John Gosden. Finding himself and THREAT in a life threatening situation in a faulty starting stall. They could both have been killed. Frankie was blamed by the bloodhorse illiterate regulators for the faulty starting stall and fined £400.00. A dangerous unjust punishment if ever there was one. Defies all belief. How on earth have these regulators been allowed to got away with stuff like this, for such a long time?



Taking a closer look at The Derby
to be run at 4.00 on Saturday June 2nd

THE FIELD  gets smaller and smaller as each day goes by. With CAMELOT, BONFIRE and THOUGHT WORTHY of particular interest.


 The interest in  THOUGHT WORTHY  is highlighted by his win at Newmarket on May 19th when he only just managed to hold on from NOBLE MISSION (full brother to Frankel) in a very close finish, partner William Buick has this to say about THOUGHT WORTHY'S chances in the Derby on Saturday.


 "It will all be very new to him, but it will be the same for the others, and I'm confident he'll run a good race. It's all about CAMELOT and BONFIRE but he deserves his chance and it's the Derby so anything can happen. He's still relatively inexperienced and he's never run at a mile and a half. The extra distance will benefit him, but the track is a worry with an inexperienced horse. He's got a similar profile to his brother LUCARNO, who was only just beaten for fourth and went on to win the St Leger." 


MINDING THE HORSES


 EPSOM THE INVESTIC OAKS and DERBY MEETING AN ENVIRONMENT
 LIKE NO OTHER


The Oaks will be run at 4.05pm  on Friday June 1st
The Derby will be run at 4.00pm on Saturday June 2nd 2012


THE KINGSCLERE CONNECTION

TEAM ANDREW BALDING
The back up support behind each runner in this case BONFIRE, his best mate handler rider
 Leanne Masterson,  (a professional bloodhorse literate handler rider both in and out of the saddle, both in theory and in practice in her own right)  LEANNE describes the buzz:
" I''ve ridden BONFIRE since he came in as a yearling and we've been together ever since. I've come off him a few times when he has whipped around quick. He is only a little horse, he is highly intelligent with a playful nature.  I will be at Epsom on Saturday to help saddle him. It is simply amazing to be associated with a Derby runner."

Andrew's  minding team who will be travelling to Epsom with BONFIRE,  firstly  the horse ISPHAHAN, BONFIRE'S regular work companion, Leanne and Michael Cheshire. The travelling racing hamper will be packed with all the gear that BONFIRE will need whilst he is away.



THOUGHT WORTHY'S LAST RUN
NEWMARKET FLAT TURF SATURDAY MAY 19th 2012
2.15. poptelecom.co.uk Fairway Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) for 3yo over 1m2f winner £18,714.30
WIN: THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) 3-9-0 partner WILLIAM BUICK handler presenter? trainer John Gosden for George Strawbridge 15-8jf  from NOBLE MISSION 3 9-5 partner EDDIE AHERN minder handler presenter? trainer Sir Henry Cecil for K Abdulla 15-8f. Distance nk.
Trainer of THOUGHT WORTHY John Gosden "He is crying out for 1m4f, Whether he goes for the Derby is up to the owner." (George Strawbridge)



RACING POST WEDNESDAY MAY 30th 2012.. OLYMPIC FLAME MAGUIRE AND OVERTURN LIGHT THE WAY AT CHESTER YESTERDAY IN FRONT OF 25,000 -STRONG CHEERING CROWDS AS THE GREAT TORCH RELAY AROUND BRITAIN CONTINUES




REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S RESULTS


PREVIEW OF TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd


HEARTS WILL BE RACING AT EPSOM THIS
FRIDAY (OAKS) AND SATURDAY (DERBY)
http://derby.racingpost.com/horses/cards/


Watership Down Perspective

The Flags will be out in Kingsclere

Can owner breeder Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber win the Oaks on Friday with

The Fugue  partner William Buick? 
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/card.sd?race_id=549011&r_date=2012-06-01#raceTabs=sc_


Can Team Balding win the Derby on Saturday with
 Bonfire  partner Jimmy Fortune?
http://derby.racingpost.com/horses/cards/card.sd?race_id=518983&r_date=2012-06-02#racingCard=standard&infoTabs=statistics


QUITE EXTRAORDINARY

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Epsom turf remains unchanged after a dry day.

A DRY day at Epsom left the going unchanged on Tuesday with clerk of the course Andrew Cooper waiting to see if forecast showers hit the track before deciding whether further watering is required.


http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/epsom-derby-camelot-thought-worthy-epsom-ground-remains-on-firm-side-but-showers-forecast/1042418/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews 



Monday, 28 May 2012

RACING POST TUESDAY MAY 29th 2012. JASON MAGUIRE AND OVERTURN TO CARRY OLYMPIC FLAME TO CHESTER TODAY



RACING POST TUESDAY MAY 29th 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 28th TO SUNDAY JUNE 3rd

REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd




JASON MAGUIRE AND OVERTURN  TO CARRY OLYMPIC FLAME

TO CHESTER RACECOURSE TODAY.  A CROWD OF 25,000 ARE EXPECTED
Jason and Overturn the first jockey to carry the Olympic flame in the saddle.



COUNTDOWN TO THE EPSOM DERBY  2012

BONFIRE  partner  JIMMY FORTUNE
Taking a closer look at the chance BONFIRE and JIMMY FORTUNE have in Saturday's Derby at Epsom.

STEVE DENNIS interview with JIMMY FORTUNE


TEAM BALDING KINGSCLERE 2012
Historic join up Kingsclere



ORMOND 1883 - 1904
Team Porter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Porter_(horseman)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormonde_(horse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsom_Derby


HISTORIC KINGSCLERE THE OLDEST YET THE LATEST RACEHORSES



TEAM BALDING
http://www.kingsclere.com/andrew-balding/

ANDREW "BONFIRE "He gave a buck on the gallops yesterday which is a good sign - he is a naturally fit horse. It is very exciting."



http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/epsom-derby-andrew-balding-hopeful-bonfire-will-set-derby-alight/1039351/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews

"Actions invariably are more powerful than words and Andrew Balding's instinctive flinching paints a vivid picture."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2151300/Epsom-Derby-2012-Andrew-Balding-confidence-Bonfire.html#ixzz1wF9Yqav0


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2151300/Epsom-Derby-2012-Andrew-Balding-confidence-Bonfire.html

RACING POST MONDAY MAY 28th 2012. COUNTDOWN TO THE EPSOM DERBY MEETING 2012



RACING POST MONDAY MAY 28th 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 28th TO SUNDAY  JUNE 3rd 2012

REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS

PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd


COUNT DOWN TO THE EPSOM DERBY MEETING 2012
FRIDAY JUNE 1st and SATURDAY JUNE 2nd

http://www.epsomdowns.co.uk/racing/investec-derby-festival 

OAKS CARD  FRIDAY JUNE 1st
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/card.sd?race_id=549011&r_date=2012-06-01#raceTabs=sc_


DERBY CARD  SATURDAY JUNE 2nd
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/card.sd?race_id=518983&r_date=2012-06-02&big_race=Y&raceTabs=#raceTabs=lc_



RACING POST TODAY
THE RACING PAPER YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS ALL THIS WEEK



JOSEPH O'BRIEN Interview with CAMELOT 'S  jockey.



HAYLEY TURNER our columnist looks forward to her Epsom ride, her first in the Derby.



JIM BOLGER Leading trainer joins the Monday Jury



CHANNON JOINS CLASSIC CLUB  SAMITAR
gives popular trainer his biggest success yet in Irish 1,000 Guineas



BIG STORIES FROM THE CURRAGH  YESTERDAY



TONY MORRIS'S BREEDING GREATS



IT'S DERBY WEEK IN THE POST
THE RACING PAPER YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS



TOMORROW FORTUNE HUNTER
"BONFIRE is not a worrier, he's just a bit playful, I'm the one who does all the worrying' Jockey JIMMY FORTUNE tells Steve Dennis how teaming up with Andrew Balding has rekindled his career and provides insight on the Derby second-favourite."



WEDNESDAY
THE QUEEN'S CLASSIC MISS
 Brough Scott recounts how AUREOLE almost provided a royal triumph
 in the Derby of 1953.



THURSDAY
WINNING THEME
Lady Lloyd- Webber talks to Alastair Down about her love of racing
 and her Oaks hope for
THE FUGUE.



FRIDAY OAKS DAY
All you need to find the Classic winner


PLUS

TED DURCAN talks to Julian Muscat about his Derby mount
MAIN SEQUENCE




Sunday, 27 May 2012

RACING POST SUNDAY MAY 27th 2012.

 RACING POST SACRED SUNDAY MAY 27th 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 21st TO SUNDAY MAY 27th


Homecoming Queen partner Joseph O'Brien
 out to give Aiden O'Brien a fourth Classic of the season in the Irish 1,000 Guineas after Power's success yesterday in the Irish 2000, Guineas
Join Up Review 


Thursday, 24 May 2012

RACING POST FRIDAY MAY 25th 2012.


RACING POST FRIDAY MAY 25th 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 21st  to  SUNDAY MAY 27th 2012

REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS

SIR HENRY CECIL has outlined his preference to keep the world's best horse FRANKEL at a mile for his next run at Royal Ascot.

RELATED LINKS


The superstar colt took his unbeaten record to ten with an imperious display in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/royal-ascot-ascot-sir-henry-cecil-cecil-reiterates-queen-anne-preference-for-frankel/1037452/royalascot/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews






YESTERDAY'S RACING POST REPORTS AS FOLLOWS 

GRAHAM GREEN "FITZSIMONS GIVES UP PURSUIT OF

LEGAL COSTS .....
"PAUL FITZSIMONS, who last December emerged from the biggest corruption investigation in the history of British racing without a stain on his character, has been forced to admit defeat in his bid to recover a proportion of the legal costs of close to £90,000 he incurred in clearing his name.



The BHA slammed the door to any further discussion of the issue when informing the jockey-turned-trainer he will not receive a penny after the disciplinary panel decided he was not unfairly treated. There is no appeal against the ruling.



"Fitzsimons, who was acquitted of being part of a conspiracy, of supplying inside information and of deliberately riding to lose on IT'S A MANS WORLD at Lingfield at Lingfield in February 2009, exhausted his life savings to fight the case and is angry at being refused ant recompense from the governing body that brought the charges against him.



"KIRSTY MILCZAREK, who was involved in the same inquiry and had her two- year ban overturned last month, is also understood to be planning to seek  compensation for her legal expenses, but is likely to channel her claim through the BHA's appeal board, which can sanction payments up to £20,000, a route denied Fitzsimons, as he was found not guilty on all counts.



"His plight not only highlights an apparent contradiction in how racing's disciplinary process operates, but also looks certain to produce renewed calls for the creation of a central fund to help meet defence costs in the most serious cases heard by the BHA, a move advocated by the Professional Jockeys Association.



" Fitzsimons, who retired from the saddle to concentrate on training at Saxton Gate Stables in Lambourn following the death of his partner Julia Tooth in December 2010, has been advised by his legal team that pursuing a case through the civil courts would offer little prospect of success and that he could be ordered to pay the BHA's costs if unsuccessful.



"I've no money left so there is nothing I can do but accept it, although I'm very unhappy," said Fitzsimons, "I would have been hung, drawn and quartered had I not fought the charges and my legal team were brilliant, so in that respect the money was well spent, but I believe I am entitled to at least some of it back as I hadn't done anything wrong."



"Fitzsimons, who had to remortgage  his home, has been forced to stop work on the new boxes being built in his yard as he was anticipating  a cheque from the BHA to finish the project.



"He added: I'm delighted Kirsty won her appeal and good luck to her if she gets compensation, but I don't even get a sniff at the door and that can't be right. I would bite the BHA's hand off if they offered me £20,000, but from the email I got from them I won't be getting anything."



"In a statement, the BHA said: "The disciplinary panel received an application for costs from Paul Fitzsimons . In his  own application Mr Fitzsimons does not contend  that there is any provision in the rules which empowers the panel to make any award of costs against the BHA.



"However, it is also true that Mr Fitzsimons was not treated unfairly in being proceeded against by the BHA, and if the panel did have the power to award costs to people treated unfairly, it would not exercise it in this case."



"The statement added:  Fitzsimons relies essentially on the fact that he always gave a clear and consistent account of his ride of' IT'S A MANS WORLD and that the evidence against him did not change from the outset of the investigation.  But it falls way short of establishing unfair treatment. The panel felt he had a serious case to answer on the basis of the material put before it by the BHA. Although the panel came to a different conclusion  about Fitzsimons' ride than the BHA advocate, the BHA's contentions were neither improper nor based on flimsy grounds."


J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL COMMENT

CALLING INTO QUESTION THIS  BHA QUOTE:
"The BHA's contentions were neither improper nor based on flimsy grounds ......
THIS IS  actually a case of improper BHA justice/judgement based upon flimsy grounds, due to the fact that the BHA disciplinary panel are all Bloodhorse Illiterate so this immediately places all the issues in contention out of context.
The BHA are punishing people for achieving True Professional Bloodhorse Literacy in their own right, both In the Saddle and Out of the Saddle, both in Theory and in Practice. For this reason the BHA's working practices are redundant, estranged, not fit for purpose.
How much damage money do the BHA owe Paul Fitzsimons? And all the others who have been prosecuted unjustly same?

TURFCALL -  JOIN UP -  KEEPING WATCH OVER OVER
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

RACING POST THURSDAY MAY 24th 2012. OLYMPIC FLAME CARRIED TO CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE YESTERDAY BY TOYTOWN WITH ZARA PHILLIPS IN THE SADDLE ..



RACING POST THURSDAY MAY 24th 2012
REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS


PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd





ZARA and TOYTOWN  LIGHT UP CHELTENHAM

"Olympic torchbearer ZARA PHILLIPS and her horse TOYTOWN  were greeted by a crowd estimated at 25,000 at Cheltenham racecourse yesterday. The flame arrived in Britain last Friday and yesterday was day five of a 70 - day relay involving 8,000 miles. OVERTURN and JASON MAGUIRE are due to carry the torch into Chester racecourse on Tuesday and the flame is scheduled to arrive at York  on Tuesday June 19th.



NEWS SPECIAL

JON LEES  "Johnston hits out over 'false' going reports.
"LEADING trainer Mark Johnston wants retrospective action taken to tackle what he claims are widespread incidents of inacurate going descriptions ..... We should be pulling up courses when going is wrong."
JMC TURFCALL
How many racecourses employing bloodhorse illiterate management, (no true balance
between the bloodhorse literate and the bloodhorse illiterate) are responsible for causing the breakdown of millions of racehorses back over decades?


SHEIKH MOHAMMED WEEK
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE ONCE UNTOUCHABLE
GODOLPHIN